The Pentagon has announced that US troops will start an immediate withdrawal from the state of Georgia after conditions there deteriorated overnight and inner city violence and gun crime reached 'unacceptable' levels.
With the army predicting a high level of casualties if soldiers remained stationed at bases throughout the 'peach' state a tactical evacuation of bases including Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield near Savannah began at midnight.
"Basically it is too dangerous for our boys down there" said Colonel Brian Jacks of the 434th Airborne Ranger Squadron "We simply can't match the firepower that is rife on the streets of Savannah, Atlanta and other cities. It is merciless out there and we are out gunned. We can't risk it. A lot of the guys are just fresh back from Afghanistan so are not used to the levels of violence they are encountering here in the USA."
It is believed that other states will follow suit, with rumors that Fort Hood in Texas is on lock down and a mass evacuation of troops is underway; where the troops will be headed to once they abandon the killing fields of the South United States is not known but many are hoping for some well earned R and R in either Mali, Iraq or Libya.