They decided this was as significant a threat as they had seen, in all the information that they've seen, and that's why they went and raised the alert.
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We had a lot of chatter and there were no attacks, ... Now that there's no chatter -- does that mean there will be no attack, or is there something else we should be concerned about I don't think we have enough information to conclude what it means.
There is no way they are going to come up with a different answer.
It is its own universe. But we try to maintain a real normalcy about it.
Northern Command's mission to protect the homeland against foreign threats is separate and distinct from its mission to provide support to civil agencies in the event of a terrorist attack of catastrophic proportions, ... So part of the confusion you're seeing is the natural shaking-out process as the Defense Department stands up a new command and adopts a new mission that most generals assumed with great reluctance in the first place, given that their forces and budgets were already stretched thin. In that sense, Admiral Keating's comments were probably less about someone gunning to take the lead, and more a reflection of how much support Northern Command will likely be asked to provide in the event of a real catastrophe.
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