United States Strategic Command
March 18, 2004
Admiral Richard W. Mies, former Commander in Chief, United States Strategic Command
“The United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) is located at Offutt Air Force Base,
Nebraska. “USSTRATCOM is the command and control center for U.S. strategic forces and controls
military space operations, computer network operations, information operations, strategic warning
and intelligence assessments as well as global strategic planning. The command is responsible for
both early warning of and defense against missile attack and long-range conventional attacks…”
On September 11th:
1. Was USSTRATCOM notified of the any of the four hijackings? If so, by whom and at what time?
2. Did USSTRATCOM at any time track the four hijacked planes?
3. Does USSTRATCOM have a response protocol for attacks initiated within the continental
United States? If so, was this protocol followed?
4. Did USSTRATCOM have any communication with NORAD prior to, or during, the terrorist attacks?
5. Prior to, or on, September 11th was anyone at USSTRATCOM advised, formally or informally,
of the possibility of a terrorist attack within the United States?