Counter-terrorism training to feature zombie attack
War Games Columnist Allison Barrie explains
- Duration 8:57
- Date Nov 1, 2012
War Games Columnist Allison Barrie explains
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We want to turn our attention now to our guest on set Allison -- is here.
A defense specialist with the war games call mr.
House Berry academy thank you for being here well.
Of course -- talking about a very real life situation that we've been covering you are writing on foxnews.com.
A training drill yes that house to do with.
With the kind of terrorist attack at five days long and the -- of the articles zombies.
Attack VIPs to tell us and tell us what this is all that yes -- kill bit off.
It's a little bit lighthearted after such a chilling have a report I'm so excited -- missed about -- -- -- able to get ready for things like that exactly so thank you for that -- -- and it it is it is it actually you know -- -- I had is on the aspect that.
It's interesting you'll be used for a cut to get people interested -- This is CDC actually -- that you can't remember that -- AM for emergency preparedness which is just so relevant and my eye of the hurricane recently.
They were having trouble communicating with the public saying you know this is what you should do you know it there for emergency -- a little bit boring a little bit sleazy.
Tried to convince people that they should be concerned about -- electricity going out.
So they use various testing is on the apocalypse campaign and it was picking -- the -- in around Halloween always are no nothing just I think just watching I guess the zombie motif is his odds and ends -- on the noises style very popular on the so.
You CDC kind of pioneered this idea of using zombies in a lighthearted way to get people interest -- emergency preparedness and and this law enforcement and military exercise which as he said is related to counter terrorism summit.
They're using it as kind of a multi hazard threat because it's the same survey did you can prepare for a zombie apocalypse you kind of prepared for everything I had those guys don't they -- easily they keep getting back up even.
Except the very -- challenge to you law enforcement and gates is that you there's three different scenarios the first one is it downed pilots.
That's taking place San Diego on paradise point islands says slightly less than paradise -- -- has -- this week.
At least in the day here it's a lot of -- -- -- Yet so -- -- very qualities some retired leap frogs at the navy seal team that think Venus yeah famous for being -- top sort of jumpers you -- -- That whole thing.
Skydiving if you look.
There involve the exercise they've -- comprise a quick reaction force to have to rescue -- downed pilot scenario.
And the great thing about this five day exercises that participants get to watch some of the facts the very best that we got sort of demonstrated that they -- -- -- hands on practice it is accounts so.
You know in the seconds -- -- the zombies zombies captured Yankee you know he's corner there's a fire playing -- -- have to extract him is armored vehicles.
Very pulled year old just dead heated for our viewers -- -- in Nicosia absolutely -- zombies happy artists.
And then that there -- -- -- today actually at the drug cartels scenarios so.
They have to use -- so this kind of a very intense triage medical situation.
So it's it's very interesting and they they also have training stations.
Laura where they do you you know sort of closed -- a close quarter combat her -- -- The humor an actress do you reloading corner -- -- All those sorts of skill sets that and very challenging environment where the certain others at the outcomes are certain so.
It's kind of step beyond needed to ordinary things in our hands and you describe this is a halo counterterrorism training event described -- So halos that company at that -- specializes in sort of -- and they do the -- the whole spectrum soltys an emergency preparedness on the more.
At first responders and -- medical triage that sort of thing.
Through to really hard -- It's their special forces -- -- right preparing for scenarios like when guys see that sort of stuff that this sounds really expensive than the pace for you know it's it's a thousand pop.
For the participants.
And it's a DH -- our Homeland Security.
Authorized exercise training exercise so.
As those in LA taxpayers -- -- putting putting the bill to some degree but.
And I you know I look at -- these exercises and I'm actually action impressed with it and it sounds -- with his on these bank.
You know it's incredibly important to keep ourselves skill sets going -- -- getting people in the next we've got local federal state.
It's a great opportunity for them to like learn what other pipelines and do -- -- -- if we do have a real situation -- the bank Gaza situation.
They've been there before you and it might have stressed inoculated they've learned how to get to communicate.
And frank barker has the CAA notes you -- -- a very good points he's thinking Allison.
You telephone tag is something happened that back in an ambulance office everyone school back -- -- stuff happens everywhere.
Our world which is very true and I threw at him he's tough suntech does agree happen is -- it.
-- the consequences -- that monster is you know people can die if you don't get the -- information to the right guy at the right time.
It's not really really tragic consequences of putting -- headaches and very stressful environments.
Haven't worked with different type clients and they get Smart like this is actually -- -- would respond you know we were told in training they would do that has -- that you're seeing it first and think well maybe we could.
Shift our style a little bit to change our tactics of that you know we're not keep -- keep an effort.
You know it's it's in a valuable exercise I think Gosselin just.
-- for everyone to kind of sit around the table to explain this but you're having a drink at the end of the day discussing lessons -- That's of those relationships -- mates that you can't pick up the phone -- you who to call for crisis does -- missing California drinks south.
You know when you're winning and when you're looking at this one of the things I was reading through the article which is going to be on foxnews.com just a little bit later today and we want to look through this -- it's.
A nice breakdown of what took place especially interesting because so many people it may -- experienced this.
In one way shape or form but being hacked.
You know if you get -- yes you got a serious situation on hand when it too personal information but imagine being hacked.
When you're trying to help and you trying to communicate and as we know from 9/11 and all over the place in communications such key.
Tell us about the part where they are they hacking into like.
Getting messages of you need to go here here in here and then somebody comes in actually changes the message.
What's the hacking part that you guys ask us questions and said that he back you know what I think I'm really glad this.
I think you people don't understand how vulnerable their information yeah -- I just very recently had to decide about this condition impossible texting aware of -- -- set your tax to sort of self destruct kind of sense of and attacks and they've got for fifteen minutes to you to read it after they've opened it.
And it's -- disappears depend on this prevent sort of things being -- whether it's a picture you don't want -- reported on her appearing on the Internet.
You know iPad that is cool and fun but it's it was -- -- trying to make that point that.
My sent information out there you know once it's on Internet you know where it's -- game over basically right.
So when I love that they're doing is you're acting like you can get a little bit.
Jaded you go in the -- you know they're they're risking your information viable you know law enforcement and defense you know and -- get a bit lazy about it.
I would love that they're being as a kind of doing them -- squirrel stuff.
Apparently got anyway for the sneaky and that they they kind of -- gave me the example that you say -- -- -- down time to have a coffee in Starbucks and then he noticed that the laptop next to them all their text messages start popping up on someone else's screen and other personal photos -- -- -- And I think that's a great you know that's the sort of thing you go back in time limit laugh out.
Rights you know -- to -- -- thirty seconds and luckily it'll be an instructor right not someone dodge -- it.
You -- -- -- -- classified information on -- I you know I am not a fan of leaks you know I think in this case this is -- will whistle blower thing but.
You it is just no excuse for -- -- information really.
Going in the public domain generally because it puts people at risk and sending -- the law enforcement -- that we can all get a bit sleazy about.
Our movements in reporting her movements and stuff then you know.
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Little later today look for that headline look for the keyword zombies can't attack VIP.
And give very serious detailed account.
Of what this five day long training drill was all about very important to our security and counterterrorism.
A terrific stuff so look for that later today look forward to hearing from you next.