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    After Multiple Invasions, the U.S. Army Is Getting Tired of Liberating Atropia

    An interesting story about one of the Army's war-gaming sites. This one in North Carolina. Locals play good guys who need to be protected, and other bad guys who need to be made "dead."

    After Multiple Invasions, the U.S. Army Is Getting Tired of Liberating Atropia

    The U.S. Army’s training command in 2012 developed a rich back story for various ersatz countries in its war games. The fictional country of Atropia, according to the playbook, is a pro-western dictatorship. The Army ordered its training centers adopt the scenario.

    Soldiers, like Col. Buccino, soon tired of rerunning the same old script. Bigger problems with Atropia arose when some European U.S. allies balked at the idea of propping up faux dictators—even if the blood on their hands was only stage paint.
    In North Carolina, where war games often involve the People’s Republic of Pineland, locals who live near Fort Bragg sometimes serve as amateur actors in military drills. Some play good guys to be protected. Others play bad guys.

    “I mock-assassinated the mayor of this bad-guy-held town,” says an Army Green Beret who was struck by how war games can intersect with local life. “It was actually the real mayor.”

    Because the role playing can disrupt North Carolina communities, after the military exercise is complete, Army Special Forces sweep through the countryside, doing community service, repainting firehouses, rebuilding fences and tending to animals.
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    Cutting more cost is the main excuse, huh?
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    The Robin Sage exercises are run by SF Schools and are pretty in depth... to the point of having Republic of Pineland money that students can use to make purchases from local merchants.
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