Does the white house have anti air capabilities and were they prepared when flight 93 was still in the air?
- USAFisnumber1Lv 79 months ago
Yes, now it does. No it did not then. On 911 all that was available was two unarmed fighters on a training mission. The pilots knew they might have to ram an airliner to stop it.
- GEORGE BLv 710 months ago
As a matter of fact it does.
Major, Squadron Commander, 42nd Bomb Wing, 2nd Air Force, Strategic Air Command (SAC), US Air Force, 1960-74
- 10 months ago
No it would look too tacky.
- Weasel McWeaselLv 710 months ago
The White House does not publish it's exact details, and in fact, probably puts out much false info to discourage terrorists.
But as 9-11 proved........if you are determined enough........and have the right idea.........and a little luck on your side........................who knows what you can pull off.
Planes take off from Reagan airport all the time. I remember the plane crash on the 14th Street bridge.
That was just a normal plane crash........but a few more blocks.......that could have easily been the White House or the Captiol building or any major monument. Sh*t happens.
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- daniel gLv 710 months ago
Yes indeed they do have defense, even your toy drone gets shot down.
Since 9/11 they have even upgraded to over a dozen MK-6 auto targeting SAM missiles. A no fly zone perimeter means just that.
Well prepared for ground assault also.
- Anonymous10 months ago
Yup! In 1977, there were at least 16 "Redeye" missiles in the White House. To think they have down scaled their defensive capability does not compute.
- jeeper_peeper321Lv 710 months ago
they have secret service with man portable missile like the stinger
- Spock (rhp)Lv 710 months ago
this whole subject is secret. you'll receive no valid answers
- SusieLv 710 months ago
They rely on the military to intercept any such threats. If threats are known ahead of time, the President and Vice President are moved to a secure location.
- FN - 2187Lv 610 months ago
I believe they do have surface to surface air missiles. I am not very knowledgeable on military tactics and whats not, but I have heard that about the air missiles a lot.