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The NORAD Papers

Testifying before the 9/11 Commission General Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the commission in response to NORAD’s mission, "I can't answer the hypothetical. It's more - it's the way that we were directed to posture, looking outward."(1) This is utterly false. As we will see below NORAD, since its inception, was tasked to monitor and intercept aircraft flying over American and Canadian air space seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Members of the 9/11 Truth Movement found General Myers’ testimony on the capabilities of NORAD on 9/11 to be surprising, since it was long assumed that NORAD’s mission was more than "looking outward". However, except for the notable exception of David Ray Griffin(2), the 9/11 Truth Movement has been negligent in producing any documents that would confirm their suspicion that NORAD was tasked with watching over and intercepting errant aircraft in American skies before 9/11; that NORAD’s mission was more robust than "looking outwards". The following pre-9/11 citations conclusively documents the true capabilities of NORAD on the morning of 9/11.


From The Author of The NORAD Papers

I'll be on Michael Rivero's GCN radio show 'What Really Happened' on Tuesday at 9 PM EDT, and David Von Kleist's 'Power Hour' program June 30th at 9 AM EDT discussing The NORAD Papers.

Dean M. Jackson
Washington, DC

Payne Stewart's learjet was intercepted by NORAD

The author said..

"...the 9/11 Truth Movement has been negligent in producing any documents that would confirm their suspicion that NORAD was tasked with watching over and intercepting errant aircraft in American skies before 9/11..."

The author is in error. Almost every "truther" I know reflexively responds "Payne Stewart's learjet" to the word "NORAD."

The author needn't sort through the stacks of research libraries tracking down US Air Force Air Defense Doctrine to find proof NORAD wasn't "looking outward." Just look up the video files of the various cable news channels coverage of the PGA golfer Payne Stewart's tragic death.

"...A runaway Learjet crashes near Mina, South Dakota, after flying on autopilot for several hours. On board is champion golfer Payne Stewart, along with five others. It is believed the accident is due to a loss of cabin pressure at high altitude, which would have caused all on board to go unconscious from lack of oxygen. [ABC News, 10/25/1999; Washington Post, 10/26/1999; National Transportation Safety Board, 11/28/2000] After air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane, it was tracked by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), assisted by several Air Force and Air National Guard fighters and an AWACS radar control plane, up until when it crashed. It was also tracked on radar screens inside the National Military Command Center in the Pentagon. [CNN, 10/26/1999] The Learjet had departed Orlando, Florida at 9:19 a.m., bound for Texas. The FAA says controllers lost contact with it at 9:44 a.m. [Washington Post, 10/26/1999] , but according to a later report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) the plane first failed to respond to air traffic control at 9:33 a.m., after which the controller repeatedly tried to make contact for the next 4 1/2 minutes, without success. [National Transportation Safety Board, 11/28/2000] NORAD’s Southeast Air Defense Sector was notified of the emergency at 9:55 a.m. [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 459] At 10:08 a.m., two F-16 fighters from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida that were on a routine training mission had been asked by the FAA to intercept the Learjet, but never reached it. At about 10:52 a.m., a fighter from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, was directed to within 9 miles of it, and at around 11:00 a.m. began a visual inspection of the plane. It accompanied the Learjet from 11:09 to 11:44 a.m. At 11:59 a.m., according to early accounts, four Air National Guard fighters and a refueling tanker from Tulsa, Oklahoma were told to chase the Learjet, but got no closer than 100 miles from it. However, the NTSB later claims that two Tulsa fighters were with it between 12:25 and 12:39 p.m., and were able to visually inspect it. At 12:54 p.m., two Air National Guard fighters from Fargo, North Dakota intercepted the Learjet. Soon after 1:14 p.m., it crashed in swampland, after spiraling to the ground...."

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One thing "truthers" have not publicized adequately though is the capability of US Navy AEGIS equipped cruisers and destroyers to shoot down any airborne target approaching the Pentagon anchored at their piers in Norfolk, VA, or slightly off-shore.

Is The Author in Error?

The Payne Stewart incident is an example of NORAD reacting to a FAA request for assistance in tracking Stewart's Learjet. My article concentrates on what NORAD's mission was on 9/11 without any prompting from the FAA. My article confirms that NORAD "monitored and controlled" American and Canadian airspace on 9/11 without any FAA prompting.

The National Military Command Center at the Pentagon was watching Payne Stewart's Learjet on monitors as it flew across the country, but this was after the FAA had sent out the alert. Again, my article concentrates on what NORAD was statutorily tasked to perform regardless of any prompting from the FAA. This is the crucial difference between my research and previous research on NORAD.

The only person who has come closest to my research is David Ray Griffin. However Professor Griffin has not yet provided any documentation showing that NORAD "monitored and controlled" American and Canadian airspace on 9/11.

By the way I have also finished an article on the Payne Stewart incident and it will be coming out soon.


Dean M. Jackson
Washington, DC

Some info about NORAD here..

Robin Hordon...former air traffic controller...a few words.

Meyers, his subordinates and the Pentagon are flat out LYING about NORAD's responsibilities and readiness on 9/11/2001.

NORAD was broken down into four, and then three HUGE regions of reponsibility in monitoring and actively guarding North Amercan Airspcae EXACTLY as outlined in he NORAD Papers. Its been this way from the beginning decades ago, if not, why woud they even establish NORAD in the first place?

Within each of these HUGE sectors covering North America, there were, and still are, smaller sections or adjacent sectors of aviation monitoring responsibility covering the HUGE regions of responsibility.

Bronner and others TRIED to make people think that each single NORAD Radar Tech monitored THOUSANDS of aircraft activities all by her or himself. Not so, each NORAD radar tech monitored a much smaller section of airspace covering aviation activity THAT A SINGLE HUMAN BEING CAN HANDLE...and nothing more.

Why would NORAD create a "monitoring area" that contained so much aviation traffic that ONE radar tech could not possibly handle it? Would this not be totally counterintuitive? The entire idea is to be able to monitor ALL aviation activity in Noth America from the get-go...why overload a single human being... wouldn't that establish a lack of foresight for those in charge of deciding the best alignments of such responsibilities? If ONE NORAD radar tech had to handle a radar observation "sector" that was routinely TOO BUSY for him or her to monitor accurately, would that not be an inherent "flaw" or "crack" in the air defense system? If so, who would have designed that?...or better yet, who would ACCEPT such a plan?

Well, the NORAD officials responsible for designing the varios SMALLER sectors of airspace that individual radar techs were responsible to cover WERE NOT irresponsible in such designs and indeed, created airspace coverages that matched the capacity of an average NORAD radar tech. If you look into some testimony by NORAD types, you will find out that indeed, there were EXTRA sectors opened up just to handle the War Game activities happening on 9/11. This establishs that there ARE smaller sectors, and that they can be managed to handle whatever aviation loads were going to happen during that War Game time period.

The NEADS radar techs who were in place to operate the REAL or actual NORAD air defense system in the northeast sector were doing exacty that...but their "state of mind" was still to be prepared for "hijackings"...

I do not know how many separate sectors there were, or are, within each of the larger regions of responsibility...NEADS...SEADS and the "southwestern-northwestern" facilities...which ever configuration that was in place at whatever time period we might want to discuss, BUT, there were and are many, many smaller sectors that served much like a mosaic tile setting would cover a floor...everything is contiguous, everything is working together, everything provides FULL coverage of the floor...or the skies.

NORAD radar techs are NOT air traffic controllers...they are responsible to monitor ALL aviation activity EVERYWHERE...and when they see aircraft take to the skies, they have been trained to establish whether or not the aircraft are "friendly", or a "foe". There are standard protocols taught to these radar techs to allow them to pick out suspect aircraft from the "usual" flows of aircraft that they may see every day.

An example: AA11 departed Boston about 8:00AM every day of the year, and this airliner would be squawking an assigned FAA transponder code that NEADS could easily access, if indeed they didn't know it ahead of time...and around 8:00AM they would see a high speed target squawking an FAA transponder code depart from East Boston and climb out on basically the same westbound route of flight and THUS, it would NOT be a suspicious aircraft...and if it were, they would take time to investgate by looking into the transponder code within the FAA ATC system, or, if still in doubt, they would actually call the particular ATC sector working that target and ask the FAA controller if they were working that target. This is a simple example and it gets a lot more complex when dealing with VFR or primarty target types of aircraft, and admittedly, it beomes the MOST complex surrounding P56 in WDC where many more air defense eyes are watching far more diligently. There ar ehieghtened and extra steps that are used to establish "friend or foe".

So, anyone who thinks that NEADS was not monitoring AA11, UA175, AA77 and UA93 along most of the flights' paths starting from departure all the way to crash are absolutely wrong...unless after the transponders were shut off the NEADS primary radar data had been hacked, or there was a radar return "dead spot" like out in eastern Ohio.

There is damning evidence suporting both of these happening on 9/11/2001 with AA11 and AA77 respectively.

BTW...if NORAD's job was only to look outward, how was it that they coud follow Payne Stewart's jet as it flew across the interior of the country?

They could, and did, follow the aircraft as it traveled from one of the smaller NORAD sectors into the next.

ONLY the American public, who have been trained to trust what the government says without questioning it first, believes that NORAD is only monitoring North America's external boundaries. Just another successful psy-op...

Soon, I hope to write some more stuff about NORAD, ALTRVS, War Games, and War Games inside War Games, and War Games inside War Games that are Inside War Games, and War Games "monitors" that observe ALL the various and aforementioned War Games to see how well all sectors and levels of NORAD were functioning at protecting North America.

If you can follow what I just wrote, it will be much easier for me to explain that at ANY point within ANY of the multi-layered War Games, or within ANY of the Monitoring Positions observing the War Games, a mischievous group of folks can put in, or take out, or modify, ANYTHING that they want...without anyone above, below or around them being able to see, or record that action! Adding and subtracting military aviation assets without anyone but the HI PERPS knowing about it is not only easy, but it is common. The higher ups like to try to trick everyone around them with surprise gimmiks and trickery...its part of the process.

So you see, they can hack their own War Games...and nobody can tell!

Robin Hordon