527. 7/15/1992

“The number of fighter jets [kept on alert] under NORAD command was gradually phased down, from 750 in 1959, to 325 in 1976, to 200 in 1990, to 175 in 1997, to 14 in 2001. When the Cold War ended, Pentagon analysts recommended in [a report in July] 1992 that NORAD’s mission be phased out entirely.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – John Farmer, The Ground Truth, Pages 84-85

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