representatives and citizens. DETERMINED PROMISE was listed on the Alaskan Homeland Security calendar with the “location” section listed as “national” since it was happening across the country, but it did not mentionAlaskan involvement.I went on to ask Mr. Koening about the one-day air exercise scheduled in Alaska involving aerosol spraying. Heclaimed to his knowledge that exercise did not occur. Maj. Brenda Campbell, public relations official for theAlaskan NORAD division, confirmed this for me during a brief phone interview. She said that the one-day air exercise “didn’t happen the way it was planned”, and was not included in the Determined Promise ’03 drills.In following up on this, she went on to say that to her knowledge it was originally scheduled to be a simulation andnot an aerosol operation. When asked if they had ever planned to run drills involving aerosol spraying, Maj.Campbell said they run every-&-anything you can imagine. She went on to say, “every time we do an exercise,the scenario is a little different to make sure all of our procedures can be worked through with any type of scenario”. Alaska is the location of
– an acronym for High frequency Active Auroral Research Program.This program has the capacity to focus electromagnetic energy weapons over long distances into localized areas.
What’s the 411?
There was definitely plenty of information acquired from the blackout, such as emergency response in a real worldsituation, hospital capabilities, public reaction, death toll, and testing of complex communication systems. All of this (with the exception of information of an actual likely death toll) was publicly included in the DeterminedPromise drills.The military has denied that the Aug. 14th blackout was part of any scheduled testing, but the official response asquoted by the AP did not rule out the possibility of August 14th being a “surprise” or “secret” start date for DETERMINED PROMISE, or perhaps, August 14th was a drill of some other name.Maj. Brenda Campbell from the Alaskan NORAD region had indicated they constantly run drills. It is possible thatAugust 14th, 2003 was an entirely separate drill, but the fact that DETERMINED PROMISE ’03 was announcedthe very next day strongly suggests August 14th was the kickoff.
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