The Invasion of Virginia was the invasion of Virginia and bordering Maryland, United States, by Ultranationalist Russia, starting of World War III. The invasion began following the terrorist attack on Zakhaev International Airport, for which the United States was incriminated.
Before Task Force 141 could recover the ACS module in the mission "Cliffhanger", the Russians had already copied it. During the terrorist attack at Zakhaev International Airport, undercover CIA agent Joseph Allen was killed by Vladimir Makarov to make it look like the attack was supported by the Americans. The next day, on August 13th, Russia tricked the United States' NORAD systemn into reporting roughly 70 bogies invading the West Coast when the invasion force was actually intending to invade the East Coast.
Russians Jets swiftly invaded Virginia and Maryland, managing to push all the way to Interstate 95 (I-95). 75th U.S. Army Rangers, Hunter 2-1 with Sgt. Foley as commanding officer was ordered to rescue the VIP codenamed Raptor, taking control of enemy Predator drones and using them to repel Russian forces. After the VIP was rescued, the US Armed Forces mvoed to protect and evacuate civilians in Arcadia County, Virginia. At this point, Shepherd took command of the defending forces and ordered Foley's unit to find VIP HVI at his safehouse. As Foley's group fought through Russian checkpoints and destroyed AA batteries, HVI was killed by Russians commanded by Viktor. Viktor himself died in the attack. When Foley's unit reached HVI's panic room, they found his corpse, with Viktor nearby. HVI's information was recovered by James Ramirez as Russia conducted a tactical retreat from Virginia into Maryland.
According to reports during the invasion, Russia was successful in destroying the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Camp David, and the Pentagon.
Viriginia was reclaimed by the United States. Foley's group moved to Washington D.C. to await their next assignment. However, the Russians leaving Virginia joined the other Russian forces in Maryland to coordinate a strike on the US capital, beginning the Battle of Washington D.C..