It has been reported that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the Texas Guard to keep an eye on planned US military exercise in the state this summer.
The action came as an apparent response to Internet rumors that the exercises are actually an introduction to a military takeover.
The new exercises are called Jade Helm 15 and include elite teams, such as the SEALs and Green Berets, from four military branches, reports the Dallas Morning News. The new exercise will be implemented in seven states from July 15 to September 15.
The Associated Press (AP) reports that the internet rumors circulated by conservation websites and social media, got intensified after a map was shown labeling Texas, Utah and parts of California as 'hostile' for purposes of the training exercise