Burnett's StruggleA Story by theblitz6794
about a russian invasion, like red dawn. its heavily symbolic of events which recently and are currently happened
The year is 2015 and the world is engulfed in war. The 2nd Russian Empire launched a massive surprise attack into
Initially the United States Navy (USN) kept the Atlantic clear of Russian ships, but the Russians captured many ships and submarines in the process of conquering
This necessitated an alliance with
Seriously weakened in the south, the USN couldn’t stop a task force of 300,000 from landing near
Mistake after mistake was made. 2 brigades lost here. This city falls. 8th division is encircled. His force of 100,000 was reduced to a mere 60,000 by the time they were pushed across the
It was a chance happening really; there was just no way to see it coming. Ever since that night in February, nothing had been the same. He must’ve really put on a show for that general. He had no idea what effects it would have in the long run but it was one of the best nights of his life.
During a lull in the fighting, many senior officers were brought to a meeting normally Lt. Generals (3-star) didn’t come but his superior, General (4-star) Carl Laforge, who commanded all forces from western Tennessee all the way to Louisiana which encompassed army group West, brought him anyways.
It was a cramped room; men crowded around a huge table where an enormous map, in size and detail, was stretched out. On it were little pieces which represented different divisions and task forces. Markings on them denoted their type (ie: armor, infantry, mechanized…).
“Damnit we need reinforcements in the south! Any concentrated push on
“We can’t spare any men! They are only 5 miles from DC!” shot back General James Wayne, commander of Army Group East, “If they take DC moral on the home front will collapse! And they will be in striking distance of the industrial North East!”
“My army barely stopped them on the
“All of you shut up!” General of the Armies (5-star) Kenny Teilman stood up. He was commander of all forces in mainland
“We’re stretched. Thin”, continued Teilman,” but everyday our forces grow. Our factories still outmatch the Russians. Our population is mobilizing and reinforcements from
They argued and argued for 3 hours, who to put where, when to attack or defend, ect. After the meeting, Teilman pulled Burnett aside.
“Damnit that was fine work down in
If only he knew, thought Burnett. I FAILED! That was a disaster. I got lucky that things didn’t totally fall apart. I should’ve immediately pulled back into
“…anyways, I’m reorganizing the command structure. The two army groups will be split in the middle and along with reinforcements from the Pacific, a new army group will be formed. I want you as the commander.”
“You’re good. Really good…”
I can do this! I will be the best commander! I will drive them into the sea!
“The army group is still being assembled. Sometime in early April it will be fully formed. Until then, continue to command the 7th Army.”
“Sir, I would like Charles Owens to command the Army after my promotion. He’s an excellent divisional commander!”
“I’ll see what I can do.”
That was the best night, thus far, of his life. And in early April, he got his promise. He commanded 54 divisions, 700,000 men, spanning from
In the early hours of June 17th, guns roared across the Russian lines. Seconds later, explosions ripped through the lines of army group Center, destroying trees, machines, houses, and anything in the open. The men cowered in their foxholes, waiting for the barrage to lift. And it did. 1,000,000 Russians climbed out of their trenches and foxholes, charging the American line. Russian tanks moved ahead of them, protecting them from withering machine gun and rifle fire. American solders fought back with
m-16 rifles and AT-4 rockets but couldn’t stop the Russian onslaught.
In his HQ, Burnett calmly slept, not hearing the barrage. He took the stalemate and his post as commander of army group Center as a given. There were few reserves deployed that could make any effect.
3 hours after the Russian assault began, he finally awoke-to the sound of a Russian plane flying overhead, dropping napalm on a detachment of men whom had been encamped next to the road. Wondering what was going on, he flew out of the tent to see an Lieutenant sprinting towards him.
“Get to the command center!” yelled Burnett.
Men were pouring into the command center when he finally got there.
“9th army has lost its forward trenches…”
“15th army retreating towards
“Russian tanks moving through western
Reports were coming in from everywhere that disaster of some sort was happening. Men scrambled to adjust the counters on the map which was laid out before him. It encompassed most of the mid-west, unlike the larger one at supreme headquarters.
“General! Most armies are in retreat! I request permission to release the 2nd tank army and cover the retreat in
“Denied! They must be held back for the counterattack!”
“Counterattack? We can’t even hold our lines! How the bloody hell can we counterattack them?”
“Fall back to
The officer relayed the order to the radiomen, who relayed it to army commanders. They were furious. The Russian tanks would easily break through into
The week brought disaster after disaster. The armies pulled back to central
“Not one step back!” he ordered, personally, to every army commander at a planning session.
“If they attack, we will have to retreat across a river! We can’t ford the
“If they cross,
He didn’t listen.
On June 29th, phase two of the Russian assault began. They hurled themselves against the American lines, which, initially, held quite firmly. But as more and more Russians piled into the attack, lines broke. The tanks reached the
Seeing the disaster unfold, Teilman sent another army, 60,000 strong, to aide Burnett. It was positioned near
Burnett again refused to release the 2nd tank army. He was scared they would be beaten off and leave
The 1st assault on
Teilman contacted Burnett, agitated by the string of defeats.
“I want results! We can’t afford to lose
“You’re not taking this seriously Alex! I want results! I WILL relieve you! Teilman out.”
He didn’t hold
Again Teilman contacted Burnett.
“If you are unable to hold
“Ok, ok. They will not take
“You said that about
The Russians pushed on, reaching
Machine gun fire could be heard in the background as Russian tanks and infantry pushed up the highway and through the streets.
“Damnit Burnett, that’s it! You are being relieved of command!” roared Teilman.
“Sir, I am just about to push them back! I can do this! Please, give me one more chance!”
“You had your chance Burnett, you lost…”
Before he could continue, “Give me the last of our reserves! I will push them all the way to
“I can do it! One more chance.”
Several bullets wizzed through the window. Heavy gunfire started outside.
“RUSSIANS!” someone yelled. A grenade rolled inside, exploding behind the counter but still killing 2 men. Men rushed through the door, bayonets fixed. Radiomen and officers drew their pistols and tried to fight off the Russian squad. Down the street an Amercian Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV, which was lightly armored and had a small automatic cannon) and a platoon of infantry moved under the bridge, coming to their rescue. Most of the officers were dead. A man ran through the door, his eyes fixed on Teilman. Burnett aimed his submachine gun at the man but his magazine was empty. He drew his knife and lunged at the mans through, sending him to the ground just feet from the stunned Teilman. The infantry and the IFV killed the remaining Russians.
“A BTR (Russian armored personal carrier) broke though and raced over here it seems. They came up that highway. We need to get to the rear!” explained the IFV commander.
Burnett looked at Teilman, who was still stunned from the encounter. All the other officers were dead. Carver had a bullet hole in his forehead.
“Do you really think you can push them back if I give you 33 divisions?” asked Teilman.
“Yes sir I do. Just give me one more chance. I have an excellent plan to annihilate their spearheads in
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