WMG: Resident Evil 2

Why did the U.S. government attack Umbrella's factory on October 1st?
Did they want to destroy the T-Virus, or did they want it for themselves? As a corollary, how did they manage to get the rail cannon into the factory's power room?
  • According to RE:ORC, it was a base of operations that needed to be shut down. They were after the G-virus, though, but apparently they just wanted it for "evidence" (or so they say). As far as the rail cannon goes, it was dropped in by helicopter.

Sherry gets adopted by a senator...
... With her name changed to Ashley and her memories of the disaster erased, her adoptive father gets elected president. She is kidnapped by a Spanish Cult and eventually rescued by the exact same person. She subconsciously realizes that Leon has saved her before, and that is why she is so quick to hit on him at the end of the game.
  • Doesn't explain how they were born in different years. (Sherry is two years younger; Just checked.)
    • President Graham manipulated all information about Ashley, you only *think* they were born in different years.
      • Jossed: Sherry appears as a trained combat agent in the trailers for RE6, different voice actress and all.

Whatever happened to the BOW in the hidden room in the laboratory?
We saw in the N64 port that there was a dead Hunter inside, but also a large container in the corner of the room, which appeared to house a large creature, smashing it's way out of it. There's also an empty attache case near it, that has some compound missing from it. An Experimental Tyrant? G Creature? Or some other unknown BOW?