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Tests Show D.C. Still Vulnerable From Air

U.S. and Canadian military aircraft have scrambled nearly 1,700 times to intercept or divert suspicious aircraft since Sept. 11, but routine drills illustrate how terrorists could penetrate the airspace around the nation’s capital. “We do these tests to push the system, find holes, and when we find holes we correct them,” said Canadian Army Maj. Douglas Martin of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). “Every time we do a test, or an evaluation or exercise, we’re getting better at defending the national capital region,” he said. Full Story

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