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May 12, 2018

NORAD: 60 Years of Keeping North America Safe, Vice Chairman Says

NORAD: 60 Years of Keeping North America Safe, Vice Chairman Says
By Terri Moon Cronk

The legacy of the North American Aerospace Defense Command began 60 years ago when the threat of nuclear attack was real, said the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at NORAD’s 60th anniversary at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
A Ballistic Missile Early Warning System at Thule Air Base, Greenland, provides North American Aerospace Defense Command with tactical/attack assessment on all intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles penetrating the site’s coverage. Its secondary mission is to provide NORAD with launch and impact predictions for attack assessment by NORAD. Courtesy photo


Published May 12, 2018 at 10:30AM
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