Saturday, July 29, 2006
NORAD Begins to Stand Down
Rather than the sleak computer screen room shown in WarGames, (with a young, pre-Ferris Matthew Broderick), the heart of the underground complex always looked like a stacked doublewide trailer to me.
I guess with no impending Soviet nuclear attack, the extra expense of working inside a mountain could no longer be justified.
Passing of a Cold War icon, though, like SAC, the Strategic Air Command, in Omaha, which closed up shop in 1992.
Well, if by "closed up shop" you mean "changed its name to USSTRATCOM, kept the same mission, and under the new name is still at Offutt AFB outside Omaha", then absolutely.
(I think they just wanted to leave the term "SACumcized" behind.)
Yean, that's just what I meant.