The Statue of Liberty Is About to Be Invaded

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For anyone downtown looking out their windows right about now, you may observe a team of military paratroopers descending upon Liberty Island. But before you frantically pack up survival gear and head for the mountains to carry out a surprisingly successful guerrilla war against our country's invaders (we're describing Red Dawn), know that this is a long-planned, pre-approved, highly publicized exercise of the Golden Knights parachuting team. [City Room/NYT]