Why would anyone want military-issue copy paper? Maybe they need to forge some memos. Maybe they thought something else was in the truck. Maybe they want the truck itself, which, if it has US Army markings, could be extremely useful for obvious reasons. From the Tri-Valley Herald, :
The state’s new terror warning center issued an alert Thursday for a truck and shipping container full of U.S. Army supplies, reportedly stolen off the streets of Berkeley a week ago.
Police and the FBI worried at first about the military cargo.
The warning bulletin listed the intended destination as Herlong, home to Sierra Army Depot, a logistics base in northeast California that also has stored and disposed of conventional munitions and missile fuel.
But Berkeley police think the truck thief escaped with ho-hum goods: some nylon rope, duct tape and reams of copy paper, apparently shipped from a U.S. military base in Germany through Rotterdam to Houston and brought by rail to Oakland.
The FBI confirmed the missing cargo as “general military supplies” and noted there were no weapons or explosives.
As to why anyone would want military-issue copy paper, said Berkeley police officer Shira Warren, “We have no speculatory guesses.”