A forgotten place, but now, a forward operating base of sorts and very strategic.
On a related note, Should the US Build a Cruise missile shield Network to Deter Russia?
It appears that they are. Over at Restoring Liberty;
The plan calls for buying radars that would enable National Guard F-16 fighter jets to spot and shoot down fast and low-flying missiles. Top generals want to network those radars with sensor-laden aerostat balloons hovering over U.S. cities and with coastal warships equipped with sensors and interceptor missiles of their own.
Apparently the DC corridor already has an effective and advanced radar network to detect such threats.