There has been yammering about this directive in other threads, so it's time to present a few facts to those who will pay attention.
DOD as well as all of the military services periodically update documents as is also a common occurrence within Corporations, as well...
This directive was revised on June 1, 2001. In fact, there were only very minor changes. It did not change anything significant at all.. It simply
establishes the chain of command and clarifies NORAD responses for non-emergency and clarifies IMMEDIATE RESPONSES. Part of the minor changes were
related to some of the Drug related activity that NORAD had been asked and did support (some of it).
What it DID NOT
do was require that Rumsfield or any other Official at the Pentagon approve all NORAD scrambles. It did not require that in
any shape form or fashion at all. The empirical evidence for that is that NORAD did not seek either Rumsfield's or Cheney's or anyone elses approval
that "truthers" imply in order to scramble aircraft on 9/11.
In typical "truther" fashion only some parts of the document are typically quoted. Guess what? It's those parts that some "truthers" think supports
their agenda. In order to understand it all of the document must be read along with references and attachments.
Here's a link to the full document:
While some non-emergency responses do require the approval of the SecDef there are specific provisions to allow Commanders to act on their own
regarding Immediate Responses to include hijacked aircraft.
Clause 4. c reads:
...With the exception of immediate responses as authorized by reference d*, the NMCC will forward all requests for such assistance to the
Secretary of Defense for approval....
That's in reference d. = www.dtic.mil...
Clause 4.4 of that document reads:
The Secretary of Defense retains approval authority for support to civil authorities involving: use of Commander in Chief (CINC)-assigned forces
(personnel, units, and equipment) when required under paragraph 4.5., below; DoD support to civil disturbances; DoD responses to acts of terrorism;
and DoD support that will result in a planned event with the potential for confrontation with specifically identified individuals and/or groups or
will result in the use of lethal force. Nothing in this Directive prevents a commander from exercising his or her immediate emergency response
authority as outlined in DoD Directive 3025.1
Enclosure 2, E2.1.7 reads
Immediate Response. Any form of immediate action taken by a DoD Component or military commander, under the authorities outlined in DoD
Directive 3025.12 (reference (e)), to assist civil authorities or the public to save lives, prevent human suffering, or mitigate great property damage
under imminently serious conditions occurring where there has not been any declaration of major disaster or emergency by the President or
DOD Directive 3025.1, clause 4.5 reads
4.5.1. Imminently serious conditions resulting from any civil emergency or attack may require immediate action by military commanders, or by
responsible officials of other DoD Agencies, to save lives, prevent human suffering, or mitigate great property damage. When such conditions exist
and time does not permit prior approval from higher headquarters, local military commanders and responsible officials of other DoD Components are
authorized by this Directive, subject to any supplemental direction that may be provided by their DoD Component, to take necessary action to
respond to requests of civil authorities. All such necessary action is referred to in this Directive as "Immediate Response."....
This may appear to be complicated to laymen, but it was/is obviously understand by those in responsible positions with the authority to make decisions
as outlined in the document.
Charlatan who sell DVD's and t-shirts have LIED
to you again.
[/The end of another "truther" myth]
edit on 25-6-2012 by Reheat because: (no reason given)