News and Document archive source
copyrighted material disclaimer at bottom of page

NewsMinewar-on-terrorunited-states — Viewing Item

Missile launchers dc

Original Source Link: (May no longer be active)

Missile Launchers Positioned in D.C.
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003 - 12:11 AM EST.

Chas Henry, WTOP

WASHINGTON - An increased level of protection for the region means you'll see missile launchers around the District to guard against the possibility of an air attack.

Shortly after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government surveyed the sorts of air defense systems available from a variety of agencies - for use here, or elsewhere in the country. The government then conducted experiments to determine how they could best work in concert with one another.

The missile launchers that can be seen from the South Capitol Street bridge are the result of the government's planning efforts.

The protection measures would include Customs Service aircraft flying high, keeping track of air traffic over the metro area, Air National Guard fighter jets patrolling above and Army radar systems positioned alongside Avenger air defense missile systems mounted on HumVees.

The government put these measures in place during President Bush's January State of the Union message, then pulled them back. They went back into place when officials determined there was an increased likelihood for terrorist attacks and increased the nation's Homeland Security alert status to orange from yellow.

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said the latest terrorism alert represented "the most significant" such warning since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

On the five-color alert scale, red is the highest, but no such terrorist warning level has yet been issued.

(Copyright 2003 by WTOP. All rights reserved.)

10 percent of mexicans work in america { May 21 2006 }
Agency initiates steps for selective draft { March 13 2004 }
Army officers and troops nabbed in drug sting
Army shows first uniform redesign since 1981
Army_new_uniform [jpg]
Bush asking for 401b defense budget exluding iraq afghanistan
Bush closes military bases across country { March 20 2005 }
Bush considers moving cia ops to pentagon
Bush puts asian organizations on terror list
Bush seeks big jump in defense spending
Bush state of union
Bush withdraws 70 thousand troops from overseas { August 15 2004 }
Caughts biowpeaons labs
Christian cowboy { October 23 2002 }
Clinton billions foil terrorism { September 10 2000 }
Closes peace keeping institute { May 8 2003 }
Dems want draft { January 7 2003 }
General says its fun to shoot some people
Guns flow easily into mexico from united states { January 8 2006 }
Land mind ban moral { October 21 2002 }
Marines outraged under brit command { March 16 2003 }
Military has growing drinking problem
Missile launchers dc
No absolute proof ap
Pentagon finance manager rabbi resigns { March 10 2004 }
Pentagon plans draft medics
Pentagon plans to close 33 major bases
Polls americans may 03 { May 13 2003 }
Polls show americans becoming isolationists
President to control special ops { August 13 2003 }
Reporter involved in soldiers question to rumsfeld
Rumsfeld angers france germany
Rumsfeld setup by reporter { December 8 2004 }
Soft economy helps recruiting effort { September 22 2003 }
State department told to retract report on global peace
Threatened war
United States biggest arms dealer as conflicts decrease { June 10 2004 }
United states skips landmine conference { November 28 2004 }
Us dispersed uranium 43 countries { March 7 2004 }
Us keeps intelligence from british
US overrules puetro rico on election { December 3 2004 }
Us plans to cut troops in europe by third { February 3 2004 }
US updated plans to draft medical workers { October 19 2004 }
War record lies { September 12 2002 }
Warcollege professor report compares waronterror to hitler { January 12 2004 }

Files Listed: 45


CIA FOIA Archive

National Security
Support one-state solution for Israel and Palestine Tea Party bumper stickers JFK for Dummies, The Assassination made simple