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Pentagon Attack Questions

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posted on Apr, 15 2004 @ 08:24 PM
Pentagon attack rejected as 2001 war game planned

Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - Page A11

Washington -- At least five months before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. air defence planners proposed a war-game situation in which a terrorist group hijacked an airliner and flew it into the Pentagon, but the military's joint staff rejected the idea, military officials said yesterday.

Pentagon officials played down the significance of the proposal, which they said was made at a planning conference for the training exercise in April, 2001, and was not based on any specific threat. The exercise was designed to test military leaders' ability to function at undisclosed locations outside of Washington in an emergency, and the hijacking did not fit the war game's objectives, the officials said. NYT

Contingency planning Pentagon MASCAL exercise simulates scenarios in preparing for emergencies

Police and fire department personnel contemplate responses during the MASCAL drill.

A plane crash is simulated inside the cardboard courtyard of a surprisingly realistic-looking model Pentagon. This "tabletop" exercise was designed to help emergency relief personnel better prepare for disasters when they occur.

Police and fire department personnel contemplate responses during the MASCAL drill.


Washington, D.C., Nov. 3, 2000 — The fire and smoke from the downed passenger aircraft billows from the Pentagon courtyard. Defense Protective Services Police seal the crash sight. Army medics, nurses and doctors scramble to organize aid. An Arlington Fire Department chief dispatches his equipment to the affected areas.

Don Abbott, of Command Emergency Response Training, walks over to the Pentagon and extinguishes the flames. The Pentagon was a model and the "plane crash" was a simulated one.

The Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise, as the crash was called, was just one of several scenarios that emergency response teams were exposed to Oct. 24-26 in the Office of the Secretaries of Defense conference room.

On Oct. 24, there was a mock terrorist incident at the Pentagon Metro stop and a construction accident to name just some of the scenarios that were practiced to better prepare local agencies for real incidents.

posted on Apr, 15 2004 @ 08:28 PM
MASCAL has been covered and with all respect to you, a new member and a valued member of this community, please direct your comments on this to this specially made thread created just for the purpose of such discussions:

Forum Reference Index AND Thread for Discussing anything related to 9/11, Pentagon, etc.

My humble apologies, but thread is closed


[Edited on 15-4-2004 by Seekerof]


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