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TOPOFF 4 exercise [ Dirty Bomb on US soil ]

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posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 03:06 PM

The TOPOFF 4 Full-Scale Exercise

The TOPOFF 4 Full-Scale Exercise was based on National Planning Scenario 11 (NPS-11). The scenario began as terrorists, who have been planning attacks in Oregon, Arizona, and the U.S. Territory of Guam, successfully bring radioactive material into the United States. The first of three coordinated attacks occured in Guam, with the simulated detonation of a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” causing casualties and wide-spread contamination in a populous area near a power plant. Similar attacks occured in the hours that follow in Portland and Phoenix.

An RDD is not the same as a nuclear attack. It is a conventional explosive that, upon detonation, releases radioactive material into the surrounding area. Although it does not cause the type of catastrophic damage associated with a nuclear detonation, there are severe rescue, health, and long-term decontamination concerns associated with an RDD. Real weapons were not be used in the scenario, but the response will be mounted as if they had been.


[edit on 7-8-2009 by phi1618]

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 03:08 PM
Considering that similar drills where run prior to 9/11 simulating the events that took place there, would it be logical to assume that this type of even could occur?

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 03:28 PM
reply to post by phi1618

if nothing else, it's good to have these things known in case of some strange coincidence happens that seems like a false flag event. Though I am sure that kind of thing wouldn't ever happen.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 04:09 PM
The article you linked said the excersizes were done in October of 2007. That was nearly 2 years ago.

I would think an event would have had to happen closer to the time the excersizes were done.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 06:32 PM
reply to post by network dude

No way a false flag could ever happen

Come on now the government loves us, why would they ever do such a thing.

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