The United States invading Texas fears have been sparked by the Jade Helm 15 military exercises. Albert Ellison, Bastrop County Republican Party chairman, shared a list of reasons why he feels Texas distrust President Barack Obama and his administration in advance of the hotly debated realistic military exercises. Operation Jade Helm 15 involves 1,200 special forces team members being dropped into seven southwestern states as a part of realistic military training exercises. The special operations soldiers, some of the most elite fighting men in the world, will be ordered to “operate undetected” among the American civilian population. Beginning in July and lasting for eight weeks, Operation Jade Helm will take place in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. For the purpose of training, residents in the entire states of Utah and Texas will be deemed “hostiles.