US Army training exercise prompts calls to police
BERLIN (AP) - November 10, 2010 -- Enough with the calls: the U.S. Army is telling troops at its barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany, to stop badgering authorities about people wandering around in "Arab attire armed with AK-47s." They're role-players in a training exercise.
In an e-mail sent around Tuesday morning and published online by Stars and Stripes, troops at the Kleber Kaserne were told thanks for the vigilance, but no thanks.
The e-mail tells troops to "please stop calling the German police, military police, and hiding in your buildings."
U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern spokesman Mark Heeter confirms the validity of the e-mail, saying the role players are part of a force protection exercise.
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