When Drills Go Live

If officials on the base had not come out immediately to talk about the drill, how would we in the general public know that one was taking place?

by James Corbett
The International Forecaster

Pop quiz: What do 9/11, 7/7, the Norway attacks, and last November’s Paris attacks have in common? If you read the title of the IF you’ve probably already guessed that they all took place at the same time as eerily similar drills and exercises. But why is this? Is it important?

[…] Imagine, if you will, this scenario: You’re enjoying your morning toast and coffee when a breaking news headline flashes across the TV screen, capturing your attention. There’s a lockdown at a sensitive military base! There’s an active shooter event taking place! Stay tuned for details!

As I explained in yesterday’s video, this is the exact scenario that actually unfolded on Thursday morning, as Joint Base Andrews (aka the home of Air Force One) went into lockdown. All the major news networks scrambled to start covering the event, complete with dramatic “News Alert” music and graphics and live shots of the base from news choppers. But as the lockdown dragged on, it became apparent there was more confusion than panic happening on the base. “Was there a drill going on at the time?”

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