US Army Plans ‘Guerrilla Freedom Fighters’ Exercise in Rural North Carolina Towns


North Carolina residents could soon find themselves embroiled in a fictional liberation war as US Special Forces troops from nearby Fort Bragg storm the countryside as part of their final exams.

It’s not “Red Dawn,” it’s “Robin Sage” – that’s the name of the fictional liberation war the Green Berets will practice waging across rural North Carolina in the coming weeks as their graduation exercise at the US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg.

“Controls are in place to ensure there is no risk to persons or property. Residents with concerns should contact local law enforcement officials, who will immediately contact exercise control officials,” the Special Warfare Center told the Charlotte Observer in a statement.

Few details have been given about precisely where the exercises will be held, but they will run from March 6 through March 19 and could involve any of 21 possible North Carolina counties, according to US Army officials.

Participants will wear “a distinctive brown armband,” and all the active training areas will be “clearly labeled,” officials said.

“Military service members from units across Fort Bragg will also support the exercise. These military members act as realistic opposing forces and guerrilla freedom fighters,” the warfare center said. “Candidates are placed in an environment of political instability characterized by armed conflict, forcing Soldiers to analyze and…

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