Potomac River, USA
Third World War
In the opening days of Third World War, the city was attacked by the Soviet Union. In a show of defiance, President Dugan and others remained in the besieged city to conduct the defence of the United States. As a result, they came under the control of a Psychic Beacon deployed by the Soviets when they captured the city. A small taskforce comprised of those who were immune to mind control was sent to destroy the Beacon and rescue the President and the joint chiefs from Washington and evacuated them to Canada. The city remained under Soviet occupation except for scattered area of resistance, mainly around the Pentagon.
|The following is based on the Soviet campaign for Red Alert 2 and some details might contradict canon.|
In the alternate timeline of Third World War, in which the Soviets gained the upper hand, Washington D.C. became the headquarter of General Vladimir who oversaw the Soviet occupation of the United States. As the internal power struggle between himself and Yuri intensified, Vladimir fortified the city and gathered an army of troops loyal to himself. When Yuri framed Vladimir for Romanov's assassination and called for his elimination, the disgraced general retreated to his stronghold and directed the defense of the city from the White House. During Operation Desecration, forces loyal to Yuri battled forces loyal to Vladimir for control of the city. Eventually Yuri's forces gained the upper hand and General Vladimir was captured in the White House.