Education: Pink Is for Learning

The scene at the U.S. Army's Mechanical and Technical training center at Fort Belvoir, Va. looked more like a visit to the fun house than serious military business. In a darkened classroom, a group of G.I.s peered blindly around trying to identify mysterious sounds, then put on infrared glasses and saw a jet plane overhead, a Jeep picking up a wounded man, an enemy infiltrator creeping toward them. In another room a model missile aircompressor system went whoomp, shooting a miniature missile ceilingward. In a third, a miniature carbon-dioxide plant emitted a cloud of gas and strewed bits of Dry Ice...

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