On April 24, NORTHCOM announced Ardent Sentry 2012, billed as a “major exercise focused on Defense Support of Civil Authorities.” It will be held on May 2 – 9, 2012.
Ardent Sentry will consist of command post and field training exercises to be held in North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Alaska, Connecticut and Nova Scotia. These exercises will include both United States and Canadian military units.
Ardent Sentry 2012 “will validate existing plans, policies, and procedures, including the Federal Inter-agency Response Plan, as well as state and regional plans,” according to NORTHCOM.
NORTHCOM describes the exercises as follows:
In North Dakota, the Air Force Global Strike Command will respond to a simulated Nuclear Weapons Incident on Minot Air Force Base.
The Oregon National Guard will work with state and local officials in response to weather-related and security events while in Texas the U.S. Army North will deploy a task force to work through the process of leading a military response to a major hurricane.
Joint Task Force-Alaska will conduct a coordinated response to a major aircraft crash in a remote area.
In Nova Scotia, Canada, U.S. and Canadian forces will cooperate jointly on a security related event.
As is usually the case with internationalist military developments, the plan was virtually ignored by the establishment media, although it was covered briefly by the media in Canada.
Ardent Sentry exercises are designed to further erode Posse Comitatus in the United States under the guise of “emergency preparedness” and establish a functional military infrastructure between the U.S. and Canada that may be used in the event of a declaration of martial law.
Here’s a link to the military press release: