I think that Army Special Operations Forces are very fortunate to have this exercise in Texas and surrounding states. The controversy that has erupted has really allowed the exercise to develop even more realistically. First the information operations that are being conducted by opponents of makes the exercise more realistic because the forces have to learn how to operate in a hostile information environment. This could not have been scripted better by the exercise planners. Second the emerging "OPFOR" (opposing force)who are actively trying to find personnel and units conducting the exercise are adding a very important physical dimension to the exercise. The soldiers are going to have to practice very good counter-surveillance techniques against an unpredictable, unscripted "enemy" force. For the exercise planners to develop scenarios along these lines and employed role players to do what the conspiracy theorists and anti-Jade Helm activists are doing would probably have cost millions of dollars to replicate through contract support and it would not be nearly as realistic and effective. I just hope all those who are contributing to the exercise by opposing it do not end up asking for compensation. I hope we can continue do to this exercise because the Texans are saving taxpayers a lot of money by doing what they are doing.