I'm guessing you've heard that a group of civilians are apparently planning to raid Area 51. The event started on Facebook and grew very quickly. At this point there are over 1 Million people attending. It started out as a joke, but now it seems people are really planning to storm the top secret area. The social media campaign has made national headlines and has caught the attention of the U.S. Military.
"[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces. ... The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets," spokeswoman Laura McAndrews told The Washington Post.
Responding Monday on "Fox & Friends," Annie Jacobsen – author of "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base – dismissed the idea that civilians could get close to thefacility. She explained that the classified military facility is housed inside a classified testing and training range which is the size of Connecticut.
"That base is so jealously guarded, both in terms of media and in terms of actual physicality. I don't think the Air Force or any of the other military partners or intelligence community partners that are all working out there at Area 51 are gonna let anybody anywhere near the entrance to Area 51," said Jacobsen.
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