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Army Lets Slip That It's Conducting Secret Operation Around D.C.

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posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 11:02 AM
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This caught my eye last night- I live in Washington State, not Washington D.C., so I'm not sure if seeing Black Hawk helicopters over the Natiion's Capitol is a common sight or not. One would think that if this was supposed to be a REALLY secret mission better precautions would be taken to ensure that the beans weren't spilled. Was this really a slip or is this propaganda? The part I find most interesting is the inclusion of the statement regarding the, “Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility” - in other words, Special Access Programs that we here on ATS find fascinating.

TheDrive has a more in depth article you can read: HERE

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The Pentagon has revealed a few details about a secret Army mission that has Black Hawk helicopters flying missions over the Washington, D.C., area backed by active-duty and reserve soldiers. The mysterious classified operation was disclosed when the Army asked Congress for approval to shift funds to provide an extra $1.55 million for aircraft maintenance, air crews and travel in support of an “emerging classified flight mission.”



It’s part of a $2.5 billion request this month to “reprogram” funds in the current fiscal year’s budget to programs considered high priorities. “Without additional funding, the Army will not be able to perform this classified mission,” the Defense Department said. “Soldiers from assault helicopter company and aviation maintenance units will be supporting the mission with 10 UH-60s and maintenance capabilities for four months,” according to the document, referring to the Black Hawks. The money will also pay for a specialized “Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility” at Davison Army Airfield at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, just outside Washington. Army spokesman Wayne Hall declined in an email to comment on some possibilities -- including whether the mission involved protecting the White House or other federal buildings and whether it’s making use of specialized commando units of the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command, which includes the Army’s Delta unit and Navy’s Seal Team Six.

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posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: seattlerat

So this is how they are going to take out Trump.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 11:42 AM
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When ever I watch the news or see film of buildings like the Pentagon, the cia building in Langley, Virginia...or the NSA building in Meade, Maryland I look for contraptions on the roof. Somekind of disquised rocket launchers or anything that is installed to defend and protect the building and its occupants. I mean these are important buidings and it can not other be than there must be something to keep unwanted customers away....right?

But I can not spot them..





posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 11:54 AM
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Sounds like they are there to protect some sensitive information and materials, and will be using some allocated money to set up a facility and protect it.


While the gov is not allowed to use the military to police the populace, i’ve never seen anything prohibiting them from using the military to protect sensitive information.

Let the speculation begin.

I’m going with Epstein’s testimony and evidence of him blackmailing many rich, powerful, and connected, businessmen, celebrities, politicians, and government workers.

This information will be the totality of all of the evidence that puts pretty much the entire elite echelon on the chopping block. All of the blackmail information off of the Wiener laptop, The Clinton emails, Epstien, Podesta, NVIUM, Wienstein, Nader,

And everything i’m leaving out. Time to start prosecuting.
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posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: seattlerat

These and other helicopters are seen flying around here all the time, at all hours of the day and night. Nothing unusual.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 01:01 PM
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Because they aren't there. The major threat to the Pentagon has always been nuclear. A Surface to Air Missile on the roof isn't going to stop an incoming ICBM warhead.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 01:17 PM
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I worked with a guy that helped build the new Pentagon camera system after 911. He said it was real interesting wandering around with an assistant and a guide. The guide never talked much but stopped them or said they couldn't go over there. Can we put a post here ,no over there 20 feet. Can we put something here? Yes but not over there. Every post had to be precise and that was OK but it couldn't be on paper to start, only after the position was approved by walking to it. Paper was for rough areas and it made it hard to plot out the cameras when everything was vague till it was personally physically approved.

The government and the need to know basis and the contract designers didn't need to know.







posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: zatara

Because they aren't there. The major threat to the Pentagon has always been nuclear. A Surface to Air Missile on the roof isn't going to stop an incoming ICBM warhead.

Genetic / biological attack might work, too. People at the Pentagon get colds, ride the subway, buy Cokes from McDonald's. It would be relatively easy to sneak something in on the bottom of somebody's shoe. I guess it would all depend on whether you wanted to destroy it (probably not the best option) or take it over.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: zatara

Because they aren't there. The major threat to the Pentagon has always been nuclear. A Surface to Air Missile on the roof isn't going to stop an incoming ICBM warhead.


They didn't stop a passenger plane though. Seems like they'd be concerned about a repeat performance of that one.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 04:07 PM
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originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
They didn't stop a passenger plane though. Seems like they'd be concerned about a repeat performance of that one.

This is America. We generally don't like to arm our public buildings to the teeth with anti-aircraft guns and missiles. This is a country of freedom, and hopefully most of us understand that the buildings (and even the people) in Washington, DC, can be completely destroyed but that will in no way damage or diminish our Constitution and cherished freedoms. Better to have it all blow up than force the population to live under the shadow of arms pointed at them.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

The Pentagon sits almost directly under the approach path of Reagan National. Any kind of mistake, be it an automated or manual system and 300 people die. It's a cost benefit situation. The odds of a repeat performance are low. The biggest step to take was already taken by increasing the Alert Force presence, and standing up units closer to potential high value targets.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 11:31 PM
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Speaking as someone that was in The Business for more than 30 years, SCIFs are a dime a dozen in and around the DC area. The vast majority of sensitive compartmented info is so mundane that it would never break squelch on a newsroom floor.

Information is compartmented in order to keep it disconnected from other bits of info that in aggregate may point bad guys to the real 'meat and potatos' information that details US capabilities, intentions, etc. Only a fool tells their opponent in a game of chess what their next moves will be.

And just so you know, it is quite common for congress to carve money from the budget or add some to it for unfunded requirements due to new/emerging threats. It happens a lot more frequently than the news makes plain.

The reason this one is raising eyebrows is the helicopters. Wooo! Black Helicopters!

When crap hits the fan in any large metropolitan area, a motorcade with a police escort and/or emergency vehicles is not much faster than walking. Helicopters are the fastest way to go in a straight line from point A to point B in any large city.




posted on Jul, 24 2019 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: seattlerat
This caught my eye last night- I live in Washington State, not Washington D.C., so I'm not sure if seeing Black Hawk helicopters over the Natiion's Capitol is a common sight or not. One would think that if this was supposed to be a REALLY secret mission better precautions would be taken to ensure that the beans weren't spilled. Was this really a slip or is this propaganda? The part I find most interesting is the inclusion of the statement regarding the, “Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility” - in other words, Special Access Programs that we here on ATS find fascinating.

TheDrive has a more in depth article you can read: HERE

BLOOMBERG SOURCE

The Pentagon has revealed a few details about a secret Army mission that has Black Hawk helicopters flying missions over the Washington, D.C., area backed by active-duty and reserve soldiers. The mysterious classified operation was disclosed when the Army asked Congress for approval to shift funds to provide an extra $1.55 million for aircraft maintenance, air crews and travel in support of an “emerging classified flight mission.”



It’s part of a $2.5 billion request this month to “reprogram” funds in the current fiscal year’s budget to programs considered high priorities. “Without additional funding, the Army will not be able to perform this classified mission,” the Defense Department said. “Soldiers from assault helicopter company and aviation maintenance units will be supporting the mission with 10 UH-60s and maintenance capabilities for four months,” according to the document, referring to the Black Hawks. The money will also pay for a specialized “Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility” at Davison Army Airfield at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, just outside Washington. Army spokesman Wayne Hall declined in an email to comment on some possibilities -- including whether the mission involved protecting the White House or other federal buildings and whether it’s making use of specialized commando units of the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command, which includes the Army’s Delta unit and Navy’s Seal Team Six.


Aren't there quite a few bases nearby anyway?

Lots of folks living in and around DC always report seeing aircraft flying around day and night. Several bases nearby...



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