160th SOAR (Airborne) Night Stalkers: Who Are They, What Do They Do, and More
The 160th SOAR Night Stalkers Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) of the United States Army. They are a specialized team that is used for nighttime operations and are considered to be some of the best soldiers in the world. In this blog post, we will discuss who they are, what they do, where they train, how they train, what they are training for, and more!
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The Night Stalkers were formed in 1981, and are based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky with units in several states across the country. The Night Stalkers’ mission is to provide “global access, precision strike, and special operations air support.” In other words, they are responsible for getting special forces troops in and out of hostile territory safely and undetected.
The Night Stalkers motto is “Death waits in the dark,” and they live up to this motto by training extensively for night operations. In fact, almost all their training is done at night, so that they are ready for any mission that may come their way.
The 160th SOAR Night Stalkers are constantly training for new missions and adapting to new technologies. They are always looking for ways to improve their skills, so that they can be the best soldiers possible. Their training is some of the most intense in the military, as they must be prepared for any situation they may encounter while on a mission.
Recently, they have been training to fight in urban environments, as well as to operate in mountainous terrain. They are also preparing for the possibility of a future conflict with a nation that has access to advanced technology, such as drones and night-vision equipment.
As good as they may be, they are not without controversy regarding their realistic urban terrain (RUT) training in American cities. Some people believe that this training is too realistic and could lead to the soldiers becoming “trigger happy.”
They have run drills in major American cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. In these drills, they use live ammunition and explosives, which has led to some criticism from local residents.
There is also a concern that these units could be turned against American targets in the event of a domestic uprising or civil war. However, the Night Stalkers insist that they are only training to protect American citizens from threats both foreign and domestic.
But what does domestic enemy really mean, could you be targeted?
The term “domestic enemy” is defined as a person who is a threat to the safety or security of the United States. This could be anyone from a terrorist group to an individual who is planning to harm American citizens or American interests.
Would the Posse Comitatus Act protect American citizens if elite military units such as the Night Stalkers were ordered to support Marial Law?
The Posse Comitatus Act is a federal law that prohibits the use of the military for law enforcement purposes. This means that the military cannot be used to arrest American citizens or to quell civil unrest.
However, there are exceptions to this law, and it has been used in the past to justify the use of military force against American citizens.
For example, in 1992, the Posse Comitatus Act was used to justify the use of military force against a religious group in Waco, Texas. In this instance, the military was used to provide support to law enforcement, and there was no direct confrontation between the military and American citizens.
The Posse Comitatus Act has also been used to justify the use of military force in other instances, such as the occupation of American Indian reservations and the suppression of civil rights protests.
So, while the Posse Comitatus Act may protect American citizens from the military in some instances, it is not a guarantee.
In conclusion, the Night Stalkers are a highly trained and controversial military unit. They are constantly training for new missions and adapting to new technologies. While they may be called upon to use their skills in a domestic setting, they insist that their only goal is to protect American citizens from threats both foreign and domestic. Only time will tell if they will be used to quell civil unrest or if they will become the enemy of the American people.
What are your thoughts? Do you think the Night Stalkers are necessary or an unnecessary threat?
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