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Adm. Tim Keating, who commands both NORAD and the U.S. Northern Command, said the government’s best intelligence “leads us to believe a missile attack from China or Russia is very unlikely.”
That, along with the emergence of varied terrorist threats such as suicide bombers, “is what recommends to us that we don’t need to maintain Cheyenne Mountain in a 24/7 status. We can put it on ‘warm standby,”’ Keating told the newspaper.
The Denver Post reported late Thursday that the North American Aerospace Defense Command operations center will be moved to nearby Peterson Air Force Base, which is home to the U.S. Northern Command created after the Sept. 11 attacks.
well it didnt do american any good on sep 11th did it? also, some americans wouldnt fall for the old 'we thought it was just a drill' routine again should the u.s. be attacked from the air.
so what better way to defend your country from air-type attacks from china and russia than to remove its defense against them AND all the rest of the world, (and once done, what better time for the chinese & russians to attack america from the air!).