North American Aerospace Defense Command
Fighter jets intercepted two aircraft that wandered into the restricted zone during President Obama’s Los Angeles visit.
Authorities say two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a small civilian plane in restricted airspace around the nation’s capital over the weekend and that the pilot reported he didn’t realize he had entered an area that was off limits.
A handful of kids calling to pinpoint Santa’s progress on his Christmas Eve journey may have been surprised to hear Michelle Obama’s voice on the other end of the line.
Some child advocates are upset that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is providing Santa Claus with a fighter jet escort around the globe in this year’s tracking program.
The exercises on Tuesday and Wednesday were the first since U.S.-Russian relations became strained because of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, Syria, human rights and other issues.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command is conducting a training exercise over the Washington area.