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Saturday, March 22, 2003

Air Defense Update

Mayor Daley got his no-fly zone. Make no mistake, this is all about Richard M. Daley showing how much clout he has to get things for Chicago from the Feds. It affects the terrorist threats against Chicago almost not at all. I'm not sure that even with the combat air patrols that the governor mentions in the linked story that a pilot with criminal intent could be intercepted before smacking a building. Then there's the UAV scenario. That wouldn't all that hard to put together, either. The people who keep voting for the machine will feel good for a little while, and that's about the extent of the effects this new restriction will have, apart from inconveniencing pilots.


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