NORAD and NORTHCOM Exercises

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NORAD and NORTHCOM are taking part in a training exercise that began last Monday and will last through December 14th.

Army Major General William G. Webster, NORTHCOM director of operations, said by today the units involved in the exercise had dealt with a nuclear weapons-accident, terrorists attacking a U.S. military installation, the crash of a civilian plane in Canada and two U.S. airlines reporting distress situations.

Still to come: a possible ballistic missile attack and naval threat.

Webster said the National Guard, Department of Homeland Security, FBI, and a host of local and state organizations are taking part in the exercise.