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Officials to Testify on Air Defense Woes

Air security officials are making adjustments and lawmakers are questioning whether military jets can adequately intercept hostile aircraft over the nation’s capital after a harrowing incident last month during Ronald Reagan’s funeral. Military aircraft patrolling over Washington were unable to get into position where they could have shot down a suspicious plane, officials said. The plane turned out to be carrying Kentucky’s governor to the funeral, but miscommunication among U.S. defense agencies turned the routine flight into a frantic evacuation of the Capitol. The incident proved what security experts have been saying since Sept. 11, 2001, officials said, that preventing an aerial attack depends on measures taken well before a plane enters the restricted air space over Washington. Full Story

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