|Invasion of the United States of America|
Part of World War III
| United States |
| Soviet Union |
| Pres. George H.W. Bush|
Col. Jeremiah Sawyer
Cpt. Mark Bannon (K.I.A)
Maj James Webb
| Gen. Sec. Mikhail Gorbachev|
Col. Vladimir Orlovsky (K.I.A)
Maj Valerie Lebedjev
Cpt. Nikolai Malashenko (K.I.A)
| United States Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces
| Soviet Armed Forces
People's Liberation Army
|Casualties and losses|
|“|| 11-99! 11-99 emergency! They have gunships! I repeat, gunships! Need help immediately! America is under attack!|
Unknown Seattle Police Officer
The Invasion of the United States of America was the American Theater of the Third World War. The conflict began on October 26, 1989 with an attack on New York City by Spetsnaz commandos, and later intensified with the invasion of Seattle and Washington state.
- Main article: Raid on Severomorsk
In October 1989, Task Force Raven, a NATO task force commanded by Colonel Sawyer and Major Johannesen, was tasked with retrieving vital reconnaissance information from a downed American prototype stealth plane near Murmansk in the Russian SFSR. After retrieving the data and rescuing the pilots from the crash site, the task force discovered from the information something very disturbing.
The Russians were planning a naval and amphibious assault on the East Coast of the United States. Their attack was to use some of their Typhoon-class submarines to decimate the American naval yards, and by the time Colonel Sawyer and the rest found this out it was already too late. The Russians had already sent out a few of their submarines sometime earlier, and most were about halfway to the Eastern Seaboard. So, Colonel Sawyer sent out a signal and was able to warn the East Coast about the oncoming attack. It was fortunate, they were able to warn the American naval forces about the incoming submarines, while Task Force Raven was able to destroy most of the Typhoon submarines in the Soviet shipyard, with the exception of one escaped submarine.
Assault on Norfolk and Little CreekEdit
Only two known areas were known to be attacked. One was Little Creek and the other was Norfolk. Only some of the Soviet submarines managed to reach Norfolk and Little Creek and caused some damage, but were ultimately destroyed.
Battle in the Atlantic OceanEdit
Around the same time as when Norfolk and Little Creek were attacked, a large Soviet Navy battle group was intercepted by three US Navy battle groups. The results of the engagement was unknown.
Assault on New YorkEdit
- Main article: Battle of New York City
A little while later in New York, several battalions of Spetsnaz Commandos had managed to sneak into port and into the area. They were able to take over Ellis, Governor and Liberty Islands. They also captured a lot of United States Army equipment and took the residents there as hostages. The Spetsnaz were planning a chemical attack in Manhattan.
Captain Vance and his US Army Ranger were tasked with liberating the Upper Bay islands. Several ranger helicopters began their assault on Governors Island, but many were shot down by the anti-air equipment captured by the Soviets. The assault was called off and the Americans were forced to rethink their strategy.
Fortunately for the rangers, helped arrived from the US forces returning from Europe under the command of Sawyer. Sawyer ordered Parker to assist Vance in the next assault, and Bannon to provide logistical support while remaining on the sidelines. Vance and Sawyer initiated the second assault on the islands, this time with a combined force of amphibious vehicles and attack helicopters. The US forces successfully eliminated the Spetsnaz incursion and reestablished control over the islands.
Invasion of SeattleEdit
|“||We're getting reports about a developing situation at the harbor front. We have a lot of unmarked container ships approaching, and they are refusing to identify themselves. Over||”|
On November 9, 1989, the Soviets launched a surprise, unchecked, full-scale invasion on the West Coast of the United States mainland. Their first target on the West Coast was the city of Seattle. The Russians were able to sneak past the US Pacific Fleet via tankers and freighters. Tanks, armored transports, helicopters, and platoons of infantry came out the cargo ships that the Russians were hiding in, and soon began firing on the city. Soviet troops were now on American soil.
The invading Soviets immediately overwhelm the Seattle police forces and the Washington National Guard stationed there. The police and the National Guard worked to protect the civilians fleeing the warzone. Captain Bannon took command of all US forces in Seattle after his commanding officer was killed. He ordered Parker to rally the scattered Army and National Guard units, and evacuate the remaining civilians in downtown Seattle.