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Bush To Shutdown GPS Network Temporarily (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 09:50 AM
In the event of a National Crisis President Bush has ordered plans for the temporary shutdown of the GPS network of satellites inside America except for military access. According to President Bush and other officials this is not
something that would be done without much forethought and extreme circumstances.
WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) has ordered plans for temporarily disabling the U.S. network of global positioning satellites during a national crisis to prevent terrorists from using the navigational technology, the White House said Wednesday.

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The shutdown of the GPS network would severly effect the Maritime and Commercial Aviation industries as it is a vital part of these industries. The DHS has also been asked to check into limiting access to Land Navigation Satellites and other up and coming Navigational Aids such as the European Unions Galileo.

[edit on 12/16/2004 by geocom]

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