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A bus enters a tunnel for a half-mile trip to a command center located deep within the Cheyenne Mountain at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near Colorado Springs. Built in the 1960s to withstand a direct nuclear strike, the station sits atop springs and behind a pair of giant blast doors that can seal out contamination. Critics say a decision to move the operations center of the North American Aerospace Defense Command to the basement of an office building on Peterson Air Force Base and to disperse other missions at the mountain could undermine U.S. national security.

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  • "At the same time, we have continued to monitor long-range aviation in our NORAD mission, as well as support security efforts at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions," he said. "These multiple and near-simultaneous operations, which in the past would have caused impediments in our unity of effort and time-sensitive decision making, were improved because of the new consolidated command center."

    Dangerous move for NORAD? →

  • "We've just got a long, tough, hard season," said Peterson, who improved to 50-4 at Boise State, "and the bull's-eye will continue to grow.

    Big stage: No. 3 Boise St tops No. 10 VaTech 33-30 →

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