Snippets #55, Wednesday, 24.Dec.2003 (ISSN 1530-9622)
_____S N I P P e T S
_______________from James S. Huggins' Refrigerator Door
__________1. NORAD TRACKS SANTA
NORAD is the binational military organization of Canada and the United States responsible for the aerospace defense of the two countries. NORAD was created by a 1958 agreement between Canada and the United States. The agreement has been renewed nine times - most recently in 2000.
NORAD provides warning of missile and air attack against both of its member nations, safeguards the air sovereignty of North America, and provides air defense forces for defense against an air attack. NORAD's mission has evolved over the years to meet the aerospace defense needs of Canada and the United States. The most recent "evolution" in NORAD's mission came as a result of Sept. 11, 2001. Because of that day, NORAD now monitors the airspace within Canada and the United States, too. There are men and women in NORAD constantly watching the skies to keep the United States and Canada safe.
each year, NORAD tracks Santa. Check it out.