Washington D.C. is the United States' seat of power, housing both the "Sovereign" Sanders and the secret laboratories where research continues on the captured Prophet.
Those who came to challenge the Sovereign, those seeking to free the Prophet and the initial phase of the Vikarara "Human Domestication Project", converged in what is known today as the "Washington Incident".
As the capital of the United States, Washington D.C. was well equipped to handle the ensuing chaos thanks to its preparations for emergencies. However, incident after incident has left the United States vulnerable. Some will attempt to usurp her position as the leading world power. When questions are asked of President Sanders and the country he leads, will they have an answer? Perhaps this is but one of The Prophet's goals.