Navy to Shroud Layout of San Diego Barracks

When it was built in the 1960's, the U.S. Navy didn't expect a barracks in San Diego could cause offense. At the time, no one could tell that the four L-shaped buildings were arranged in the shape of a swastika. Then came Google Earth. And from on high the swastika is really obvious. Naturally, this got picked up by bloggers and a talk show host. The Navy will spend more than a half million dollars on trees and shrubs to obscure the layout.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

When it was built in the 1960s, the U.S. Navy didn't expect a barracks in San Diego to cause offense. At the time, no one could tell that the four L-shaped buildings were arranged in the shape of a swastika. Then came Google Earth. And from on high the swastika is really obvious. Naturally, this got picked up by bloggers and a talk show host. Now the Navy will spend half a million dollars on trees and shrubs to obscure the layout.

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