UPDATED 4:00 PM EDT (See Bottom) A Joint Operation, code named Gotham Shield is scheduled for Apr. 24 & 25. The premise of this simulated crisis will be the detonation of a 10,000-ton nuclear device in the air over New Jersey.
The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) caused by the detonation of this device will cause the disabling of most telephone, internet, and other electronic devices in a 20 kilometer radius around the detonation site.
Operation Gotham Shield is a joint exercise with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS), Department of Defense (Dod), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Red Cross in NY & NJ. MARS is headquartered at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and assigned to the Headquarters, United States Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM).
A military document obtained by SuperStation95 shows the role of Amateur Radio (HAM Radio) operators will be to report — on a county-by-county basis — the status of:
- Electrical Power
- Municipal Water Service
- Sanitation Services
- Medical Facility
The information about whether such services are “fully operational, rolling outages, partial availability or completely destroyed” will be transmitted to NORAD and to the National Command Authority.
The problem with this “exercise” is that, many times in the past, federal “exercises” have become actual events! A scanned image of the document appears below, click image to enlarge:
Two Days Before 9/11, Military Exercise Simulated Suicide Hijack Targeting New York
The US military conducted a training exercise in the five days before the September 11 attacks that included simulated aircraft hijackings by terrorists, according to a 9/11 Commission document recently found in the US National Archives. In one of the scenarios, implemented on September 9, terrorists hijacked a London to New York flight, planning to blow it up with explosives over New York.
The undated document, entitled “NORAD EXERCISES Hijack Summary,” was part of a series of 9/11 Commission records moved to the National Archives at the start of the year. It was found there, and posted to the 9/11 Document Archive at Scribd, by History Commons contributor paxvector, in the files of the commission’s Team 8, which focused on the failed emergency response on the day of the attacks. The summary appears to have been drafted by one of the commission’s staffers, possibly Miles Kara, based on documents submitted by NORAD……more here