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The exercise involved a Coast Guard vessel on the Potomac River apparently trying to stop a boat from getting past it. It took place near the Memorial Bridge, where the president's motorcade was crossing after a 9/11 commemoration event at the Pentagon.
Later, Coast Guard officials said they were looking into the possibility that it may have been a training exercise. Watch as Currier describes a "normal training exercise" »
When the Coast Guard came out with information that it had been a training exercise, officials said a training frequency was used for communication. Currier said the transmissions generally begin with an announcement that it is a training mission but said he did not know if that was done in this case.
Originally posted by RRconservative
Routine training exercise blown out of proportion by CNN.
Note to CNN: Someone saying Bang Bang is NOT real gunfire.
Originally posted by john124
Eh??? Nothing happened. Is any training exercise anywhere now considered dodge by truthers?
Originally posted by habu71
1> since 9-11, mil and civ LE organizations have been limited in their ability to do training missions on 9-11, specifically because of the civilain impact
2> Current protocols and procedures require that radio communications that initiate training "incidents" begin with "this is a drill".
3> The original response from CNN (now hard to find) to criticism from the 6th grade "spokesman" Gibbs, verified that they called the CG for verification adn were told that the CG could not verify any info.
It is only through mistakes, like this CNN report, that the truth is revealed.....
EDIT: to clarify, I am NOT a CNN fan...
[edit on 11-9-2009 by habu71]