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    1. They’ve been training their crisis actors for this event for a year:

      From Military Deception 101, a paper funded by the U.S. Army War College:

      Cover is the use of an apparently nonthreatening activity to disguise preparation for or initiation of a hostile act. A common example is the use of a training exercise to hide preparations for an attack. If the training exercise was the last in a long series of training exercises which had not led to actual hostile action in the past, this could also be an example of conditioningā€•hence the tendency to refer to ā€œconditioning and cover.ā€ The two concepts are linked by their complementary deļ¬nitions. In recent years, both the Yom Kippur War of 1973 and the Falklands War of 1982 were launched under the cover of training exercises similar to exercises which had occurred before.

      More sources:

      http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2016-05-10/dramatic-pictures-of-anti-terror-exercise-at-trafford-centre/

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/10/police-simulate-dramatic-terror-attack-at-manchesters-trafford-c/

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