Scorched Earth (Resident Evil 6)

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Scorched Earth

Operation: Bacillus Terminate was the name for the missile strike ordered by the U.S. government to halt the spread of the virus in Raccoon City in 1998. The decision to raze the city of 100,000, killing infected and survivors alike, came from Derek C. Simmons, a high-ranking government official. Raccoon City was a case study for his future plans as he believed the world would stop using traditional weapons and switch over to bioweapons. The data provided by Raccoon City allowed him to assess the efficacy of such weapons, but he made certain that the truth of Umbrella's involvement, and their bioweapons program, would never be known. Eager to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, he urged the more hawkish members of the president's administration to eradicate Raccoon City for the sake of the country.

The attack on Tall Oaks was devised by Simmons to show the world, and dubious officials in government, the threat bioweapons pose in the hands of terrorists, as well as to prevent President Benford from revealing the truth behind Raccoon City.