April 12, 2015

Duck, Cover, Burrow

The Pentagon has pulled Cheyenne Mountain out of mothballs and has begun moving their command and control systems back into the cold war facility.

Admiral William Gortney, head of NORAD and Northern Command, said that 'because of the very nature of the way that Cheyenne Mountain's built, it's EMP-hardened.' 'And so, there's a lot of movement to put capability into Cheyenne Mountain and to be able to communicate in there,' Gortney told reporters.

'My primary concern was... are we going to have the space inside the mountain for everybody who wants to move in there, and I'm not at liberty to discuss who's moving in there,' he said.

The facility was mothballed back in 2006, because there was a time when a nuclear attack beyond an isolated terrorist device was considered unlikely. 

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1 All-out thermonuclear war still seems very unlikely (thankfully!) but an EMP attack is becoming more plausible as more and crazier countries get their hands on the necessary technology.  Moving C&C back into Cheyenne Mountain makes sense.

After all, that's where they keep the Stargate.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sun Apr 12 07:13:26 2015 (PiXy!)

2 Hmm.  They filmed the last season of Stargate SG-1 in 2006, the same year Cheyenne Mountain was mothballed.  So if Cheyenne Mountain is getting reactivated, does that mean....

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sun Apr 12 07:16:07 2015 (PiXy!)

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