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I will first say that I'm entirely undereducated on this matter; however, I'd like to comment and bring this debate back to the surface because I think it's an important conversation to have. My initial reaction to this is that I disagree with Katz assessment that now "is the perfect time for this move" to recognize the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights. First and foremost, there are too many nations which do not recognize this as an appropriate appropriation. It bears further discussion as to why and why not. The US probably should let the conversation unfold further and provide more diplomatic channels to enable discourse without a predetermination that a position will be taken so quickly.
There's a lot of open space west of Manassas. Culpeper, Warrenton, and Winchester already have ground ready spaces and zoning for these operations. The people are already there but must commute to the "Manassas on in" spaces; they could be living and working right where they already are. Since you mention water, and because I think it's an exciting opportunity, Warrenton is starting to lead the way in rainwater catchment for houses and businesses alike, starting with the addition to its airport. These may seem too far west to be an economic boost to the region, but these are high paying jobs and the revenues provide lift beyond the immediate locales.
You bring up an important point about the cop in Florida's Stoneman Douglas shooting. The fact that a highly trained officer couldn't muster the courage to protect those kids makes it very difficult for me to accept that arming teachers is smart. Some could handle it, but how many would freeze or run simply because the moment overwhelmed them?
The roads and commutes are a nightmare, but does Northern Virginia ONLY mean "inside the beltway"? There are regions west of NOVA along the I66 corridor that could easily house these operations and handle the traffic, possibly creating a reverse commute scenario. These are jobs that would create tax revenues and economic viability for hundreds of thousands of people once you look at the jobs created by the build outs and service industries.