A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

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But the creation of replicas are engaged not only in China but also in the United States. So, Afghanistan can be found just 200 km north-east of Los Angeles, California. Well, almost Afghanistan. In the Mojave Desert, the National Training Center of the U.S. Army built a mock city-states in the Middle East in order to create a realistic environment for training their troops. Local simulators include the detonation of improvised explosive devices, rocket attacks, suicide bombings, as well as the practice of crowd control.

Street vendors in the Afghan countryside. Of course, it copies. August 20, 2011. (Photo by US Army | Spc. Hanson Mendiola):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

“Hotel” and “Iraqi” village. A total of 13 such copies of California campuses. (Photo by Jarek Tuszynski):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

Imitation rocket propelled grenade on a rope, Calif., Aug. 10, 2010. (Photo by US Army | Spc. Justin Snyder):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

There are psychological (and not only) the preparation of the troops leaving for Afghanistan, Iraq. According to the descriptions of some soldiers, they parachuted into the desert with no explanation of where they are, put a problem. They come to this city and started a real hell.

Here is simulated improvised explosive device. (Photo by US Army | Sgt. Giancarlo Casem):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

In the town there are Arab Americans. Their main task – an imitation of a hostile population: the attack on the soldiers, shooting blanks, swearing, running down the street in a suicide bomber’s belt or wounded children in their arms, suicide, and other topics stay at the military base. They are allowed to speak only in Arabic. City created by Hollywood companies. (Photo by US Army | Kenneth Drylie):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

Realism has happened almost 100%. Idle fire, explosions, smoke, cries, running, machine guns on the buildings. (Photo by US Army | SSgt Austin Pritchard):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

According to the city of mutilated mannequins scattered bombings of U.S. soldiers, plastic severed limbs, and some of the actors in military uniforms depict soldiers injured. (Photo by US Army | SSgt Austin Pritchard):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

Now, however, the information about these towns hit the media, and the military had much to soften the program and in training camps carry tourists and make movies. (Photo by US Department of Defense | EJ Hersom):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

View of the “American” Afghanistan from the satellite. (Photo © Google, Inc.):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

Working with the “locals.” On the forums you can read messages of the Arabs. They are madly in love their job and write that “laid out on the full” when simulating anti-American actions. “This is the best job in my life” – they wrote. (Photo by US Department of Defense):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

The road leading to the National Training Center in California. (Photo by Jarek Tuszynski):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

And this “Mosque” in Medina Wasl – mock Iraqi village in California. (Photo by Jarek Tuszynski):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

Sunset at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, where there are copies of some of the towns of Afghanistan and Iraq. (Photo by US Army | Spc. Grant Larson):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

This layout of the town was damaged by the recent flooding. (Photo by US Army | Brooks O. Hubbard IV):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

Teachings of August 14, 2011. Ahead – a replica of the village of Afghanistan. (Photo by USAF | Tech. Sgt. Michael Holzworth):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

(Photo by Army National Guard | Spc. Grant Larson):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

“Suicide” something blew up, February 23, 2013. (Photo by US Department of Defense | EJ Hersom):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

“Wounded”. (Photo by Illinois National Guard | Sgt. Daniel Stinson):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

This is a copy of Iraqi towns. “Iraqi police” protect citizens from mock attacks “militants”. (Photo by USMC | Cpl. R. Logan Kyle):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

Evacuation of wounded in the “Iraqi village.” (Photo by US Army | Sgt. Rodney Foliente):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

It was a small tour of Afghanistan and Iraq, copies of which are in the U.S. Mojave Desert. (Photo by US Army | Timothy L. Hale):

A Copy of Afghanistan in Los Angeles

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