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Cheyenne Mountain closing down

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posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 12:59 PM
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COLORADO SPRINGS, July 28 -- Facing new enemies in a different kind of war, the Pentagon said Friday that it plans to move out of the famous war room that was built beneath a mountain here in the 1960s with enough concrete to survive a Soviet missile strike.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will transfer surveillance operations from Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center, an iconic Cold War venue depicted in such movies as "War Games" and "The Sum of All Fears," to an office building a dozen miles away at Peterson Air Force Base.

The Cheyenne Mountain war room, nesting more than 1,000 feet under the mountain and protected by iron blast doors weighing 30 tons apiece, is to be placed in a status the military calls "warm standby," which means it could be reopened in hours if a need arose.


Seems like it would be a good idea since theres not really anything to be worried about sovietwise anymore. Theres no huge threats that NORAD needs to take care of as much, however isn't that where they track all the missile launches and track all air traffic over north america. This could also be a bad idea in the sense that what if china becomes hot. Then we have to reopen it and if theyve already launched it takes a couple hours to reactivate everything. Idk mixed feelings.

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[edit on 1-8-2006 by truttseeker]




posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 01:09 PM
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actually scratch that. Mods delete this thread, continue discussion stuffs here



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