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NO PRANK: On Halloween, US Military Forces Train For Zombie Apocalypse

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YAHOO.COM - Why is the US military preparing for a zombie apocalypse?

That's the latest training exercise that US Marines and Navy special-operations forces will be taking part in on an island off the coast of San Diego – starting on Wednesday, aka Halloween.

"This is a very real exercise. This is not some type of big costume party," Brad Barker, president of the Halo Corp. security company, told the Associated Press.

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This scenario is dire, modeled in part on a public-service campaign that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched last year, warning that US citizens should be prepared in the event of a zombie invasion.

It will play out Wednesday and Thursday at Halo's annual Counter-Terrorism Summit security conference, which will be attended by, among other people, former Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Hayden. click here to read more

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