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U.S. Military Builds ‘Fake’ Washington D.C. For Combat Training

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The U.S. Military has built a 300 acre “fake city” in Virginia, at the cost of $96 million dollars. Why? The city is a training complex for urban warfare. But most disturbing for Americans should be the fact that it is modeled entirely after middle American cities, like those all over the country.

The “fake city” or “Asymmetric Warfare Training Center” is complete with a sports stadium, bank, school, churches, mosques and even and underground subway.

The military explains the purpose is to train for “unspecified future combat scenarios.”

The Telegraph UK reports that “The subway carriages even carry the same logo as the carriages in Washington DC.”

This would seem to suggest that the “unspecified future combat scenarios” are intended to be close to home.

Colonel John P. Petkosek said that, “This is the place where we can be creative, where we can come up with solutions for problems that we don’t even know we have yet.”

He added that “this is where we’ll look at solutions for the future–material solutions and non-material solutions… anything from how you’re going to operate in a subterranean environment to how you dismount a Humvee to avoid an IED strike.”

Watch the video below from Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System, and decide for yourself what the purpose of the Asymmetric Warfare Training Center is.

(Article by M.B. David)

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