Tell me, if the US military is going to train in a realistic urban environment, are they going to:
- Build a completely realistic duplicate city. (No, I don't mean one of those fake training camp cities.)
- Use a foreign city. (And boy, won't the city fathers of Sydney be surprised!)
- Use a handy, dandy pre-built city right here.
The redcoats in Boston drilled every day, had guard mounts, helped little old ladies across the cart path, did soldier stuff... for decades.
If every time they had stepped outside the barracks door, Paul Revere saddled up and rode around yelling "The Regulars are coming!" how many people would have just ignored him come April 18th? "Oh, it's just that Revere guy again, always goin' on about the government..." All I'm saying is that desensitization cuts both ways.
*And, having done this for a number of years, I will note that it is a dead cert that I will get a commenter saying "Gooo to sleeep, citizen! Nothing to see here! Gooo tooo sleeep!", or some variant thereof.