It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


its begun everyone....sigh.

page: 1

log in


posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 08:16 AM
link watch all of the video this is like Omg. news guy filmed this last night so like watch it

posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 09:28 AM
You can find a description of NLE 2009 here Or you can call the FEMA news desk 202-646-4600. I'm still not quite sure what the NLE encompasses. Can anyone explain further?

posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 09:42 AM

National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09)

National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) is scheduled for July 27 through July 31, 2009. NLE 09 will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection, as opposed to incident response and recovery.

NLE 09 is designated as a Tier I National Level Exercise. Tier I exercises (formerly known as the Top Officials exercise series or TOPOFF) are conducted annually in accordance with the National Exercise Program (NEP), which serves as the nation's overarching exercise program for planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating national level exercises. The NEP was established to provide the U.S. government, at all levels, exercise opportunities to prepare for catastrophic crises ranging from terrorism to natural disasters.

NLE 09 is a White House directed, Congressionally- mandated exercise that includes the participation of all appropriate federal department and agency senior officials, their deputies, staff and key operational elements. In addition, broad regional participation of state, tribal, local, and private sector is anticipated. This year the United States welcomes the participation of Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom in NLE 09.


NLE 09 will focus on intelligence and information sharing among intelligence and law enforcement communities, and between international, federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector participants.

The NLE 09 scenario will begin in the aftermath of a notional terrorist event outside of the United States, and exercise play will center on preventing subsequent efforts by the terrorists to enter the United States and carry out additional attacks. This scenario enables participating senior officials to focus on issues related to preventing terrorist events domestically and protecting U.S. critical infrastructure.

NLE 09 will allow terrorism prevention efforts to proceed to a logical end (successful or not), with no requirement for response or recovery activities.

NLE 09 will be an operations-based exercise to include: activities taking place at command posts, emergency operation centers, intelligence centers and potential field locations to include federal headquarters facilities in the Washington D.C. area, and in federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector facilities in FEMA Region VI, which includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.


Through a comprehensive evaluation process, the exercise will assess prevention and protection capabilities both nationally and regionally. Although NLE 09 is still in the planning stages, the exercise is currently designed to validate the following capabilities:

Intelligence/Information Sharing and Dissemination
Counter-Terrorism Investigation and Law Enforcement
Air, Border and Maritime Security
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Public and Private Sector Alert/Notification and Security Advisories


Added 'ex' tags and the link

[edit on 11/7/09 by masqua]

posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 09:43 AM

Exercises such as NLE 09 are an important component of national preparedness, helping to build an integrated federal, state, tribal, local and private sector capability to prevent terrorist attacks, and rapidly and effectively respond to, and recover from, any terrorist attack or major disaster that occurs.

The full-scale exercise offers agencies and jurisdictions a way to test their plans and skills in a real-time, realistic environment and to gain the in-depth knowledge that only experience can provide. Participants will exercise prevention and information sharing functions that are critical to preventing terrorist attacks. Lessons learned from the exercise will provide valuable insights to guide future planning for securing the nation against terrorist attacks, disasters, and other emergencies.

For more information about NLE 09, contact the FEMA News Desk: 202-646-4600.

FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation, to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other man-made disasters.

posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 10:08 AM
In regard to this exercise that will occur involving terrorism, we have all aquired quit an amount of knowledge about "terrorism" and it's true nature from past occurrences and our discussions.

I hope we've all realised that there seems to be other things at play when speaking about such a subject, therefore all I can say is that this does require a more indepth look, fore the last time these type of exercise scenarios were ran events did not turn out to look like much of an exercise but much rather like a real life event which impacted us all and took many lives ( 9-11, 7-7 bombings, Virus outbreak exercise H1N1 ).

As research clearly points out, these exercises seem to have been ran with almost perfect accuracy with the real event it'self... on the same day.... involving the same scenario...(you get the point). I do hope things do not lead up to what they appear to be but nonetheless what they do appear to be is where our focus should currently reside... Let us not forget the words that a not so wise man once spoke: "There's an old saying in Tennessee I know it's in Texas probably in Tennessee that says ""Fool me once.... shame on... shame on you.."" ... If fool me.. you can't get fooled again..."

[edit on 11-7-2009 by f3rm1N]

posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 10:36 AM
reply to post by f3rm1N

yea i kno :/
why cant people just stand up for once and march on Washington to stop this garbage

posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 03:09 PM
reply to post by cronotrigger30

it's funny

On 9/11 & 7/7 there were training exercises

something in the wind for NLE ? No idea
but keep your eyes and ears to the ground


log in