Mock Iraqi Villages in Mojave Prepare Troops for Battle

From the archive, originally posted by: [ spaceandsound ]

In a 1,000-square-mile region on the edge of Death Valley, Arab-Americans, many of them from the Iraqi expatriate community in San Diego, populate a group of mock villages resembling their counterparts in Iraq. American soldiers at forward operating bases nearby face insurgent uprisings, suicide bombings and even staged beheadings in underground tunnels.

White Americans wouldn’t do for the role. They had rto use “Arab expatriates”. I wonder what their compensation is. The promise of a detention free existence?

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