Colonel marr refused aircraft on 911
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9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes
By MICHAEL BRONNER
Colonel Bob Marr, Battle Commander
He tells the Battle Cab he wants Fox to launch two more fighters from Langley Air Force Base, in Virginia, to establish a greater presence over New York, but the request is refused. The order from the Battle Cab is to put the Langley jets on battle stations only—to be ready, but not to launch.
"The problem there would have been I'd have all my fighters in the air at the same time, which means they'd all run out of gas at the same time," Marr later explained.