The Invasion of Virginia was part of the invasion of the United States by Ultranationalist Russia, starting 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 system into reporting roughly 70 aircraft invading the West Coast when the invasion force was actually intending to invade the East Coast.
Russian paratroopers swiftly invaded Virginia and Maryland, managing to push all the way to Interstate 95 (I-95). Hunter 2-1, commanded by Sergeant Foley, were 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 moved 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 an 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 in an adjacent room. The 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 Camp David, the CIA headquarters in Langely, and the Pentagon.
Northeastern Viriginia was reclaimed by the United States. Foley's group moved to Washington D.C. to await their next assignment. However, the Russians leaving Northern Virginia joined the other Russian forces in Maryland to coordinate a strike on the US capital, beginning the Battle of Washington D.C..
- Arcadia is an actual county in Virginia; however, it is not located in Northeastern Virginia.