brian on 2006.08.03
at 04:24 am
9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes is a story by Michael Bronner, an associate producer of the film United 93, in which he recaps the events that occured within the The Northeast Air Defense Sector HQ, based on recently declassified tapes of the event. He painstakingly got hold of the tapes that the military didn’t even give willingly to the 9/11 commission. Strangely enough, Bronner’s take is that the tapes show the military in better light than the testimony they gave in person did.
Anyhow, you should read it. I think it’s important to know how hard these people worked to try to do anything to protect our country when it was under attack. Unfortunately, lack of proper communications channels, modern equipment and yes, even armed jets (only a handful of armed jets sit ready to defend the home of the \$400 trillion dollar military? this boggles me) worked against these dedicated officers. Being unable to find a passenger jet on 1960’s radar screens only to look up and see it collide with a skyscraper on CNN must be tough for people who also ironically command stealth aircraft and have spy satellites that can read license plates…
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