The year is 2017, the day Jan 28th
"We will open this briefing by saying the end of the Mexican War is close at hand"
"On Jan 24th American forces advanced on and captured the bridge leading to the last mexican base on the mexican mainland, and the last small stretch of mainland not yet occupied on Jan 26"
"The first step of this push would be to clear out the mexican forces in the town of Colon, just NW of the bridge"
"This step is shown here in the full motion mock-up"
"Once we had taken the City of Colon, we occupied it with national gaurd unts who dug-in there to help protect the flank of the units who would move on the bridge itself"
"ON Jan 14th, the move for the bridge was made"
"The following full motion mock-up shows the battle"
"As the mock-up shows, resistance was heavier than expected and American manpower lost was high.In addition although we managed to clear the bridge of Mexican units, we failed to secure it"
"Failures of recon were mostly to blame here"
"M1A2s were moved in to replace the national guard units from Colon, who now needed to be sent for reppairs and replacements.They encountered heavy resistance from Mexican unit who had re-occupied the area accross the river from the town"
'The fighting was heavy, but the objective of clearing the area and setting up in Colon was accomplished"
"The Mexican forces made small forays back into the area trying to re-establish its hold for the next few days, but all were driven off"
"On Jan 23th, US forces were agian ready to move on the bridge"
"This attack when smoothy and the bridge and the lands beyond were captured by american forces on the 26th of jan"
"Losses were light for American forces but heavy for Mexican forces"
"Estimated losses for America stand at circa 26,000 men, and zero units.
While Mexican losses are estimated at 140 units, and over 72,000 men"
"Unfortunately we will be closing this briefing with the bad news that on Jan 27th,the South American armed forces crossed its border into Mexico and attacked our units dug in there"
"We will give you more information on this once its all been fully evaluated"
"Good night, and rest well"