Originally Posted by mhgaffney
You are confused.
A scramble is a scramble. It matters not whether the target is a military or civilian aircraft. The scramble protocol is the same.
The official claim in the 9/11 Commission Report is that the FAA failed to notify NORAD about the hijacked planes -- until AFTER the crashes. There is no mention and no discussion about military versus civilian scrambles.
You are the one that is confused. I posted a reference to Popular mechanics that stated only one intercept of a civilian aircraft over the US had been accomplished in the ten years prior to Sept 11. LA posted a rebuttal which claimed this was a lie because the Air Force had 67 scrambles prior to 911. I posted that the 67 scrambles did not make the comment a lie because they were not scrambled against civilian aircraft over the US. I spent 20 years in the USAF and my father retired from the Air Force after 27 years of service. I am well aware of the terms and what they mean. The article he posted was using misleading information to persuade the reader that the original article was wrong.