by, 06 Dec 07 at 14:45 (421 Views)
12:30GMT 9 June 1985
WASHINGTON D.C. (Reuters)
General Vessey, JCS Chief & Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger confer before speaking to a closed session of congress on the crisis in Europe.
Unconfirmed reports are circulating that the superpowers are on a collision course for war. The Pentagon has activated several Army & Air National Guard units, mobilized the Ready Reserve Fleet and implemented the Return of Forces to Germany (REFORGER) plan.
Spokesmen for Pan-American Airlines & Braniff Airways have expressed support for the proposed nationalization of the civilian air fleet in support of deploying forces to Europe. Mr. Oakley, President of Braniff was quoted as saying, “well hell yeah, if this means we get to give those red bastards a good throttling, then I am all for using my here planes to get our boys to Germany.”
The latest news is that a MiG-23 pilot has defected to Norway; he is being debriefed now, but rumors around Washington are that he is claiming invasion is imminent.