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To accomplish these critically important missions, NORAD continually adjusts its structure to meet the demands of a changing world. The commander is appointed by, and is responsible to, both the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Canada. The commander maintains his headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., and a directorate a short distance away at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. The NORAD-U.S. Northern Command Command Center serves as a central collection and coordination facility for a worldwide system of sensors designed to provide the commander and the leadership of Canada and the U.S. with an accurate picture of any aerospace threat. Three subordinate region headquarters at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, Canadian Forces Base, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Tyndall AFB, Florida, receive direction from the commander and control air operations within their respective areas of responsibility.
Originally posted by goose
If norad was so great how could 911 have even happened?
Anyway I have not really heard why they apparently failed so poorly on 911. I believe what didn't happen on that day is very important. How come on any other day they did a great job, but on that one day they failed? Over 3000 people died that day, was anyone at Norad even fired? Anyone know the official reason?