... appears to be in the same family as the kind that took out the northern barracks. We had to evacuate the entire eastern wing of the base when Aarons shot one and turned everything around it into more of the same thing.
It's hard not to see them as deliberate weapons. The propagation of these things is so effective, I can't imagine a scenario where they're all killed, aside from carpet bombing the entire seaboard.
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