American uniforms, weapons and vehicles?
I just realized... where in the wide world did the Soviets get all the American gear and weapons and vehicles they're using at the beginning? I'd love to know the backstory explaining how they got their hands on so much authentic US military stuff.
It wasn't outdated, either, because it successfully fooled four MP's who would've found it strange if "Colonel Truman" and his men were wearing outdated stuff. It therefore had to have been very recent.