NY: Intrepid may be post-attack command center

July 26, 2007 22:51

A legendary World War II ship will return as a floating military museum in New York City next year, but it is also available as an emergency operations center in the event of another terrorist attack. The aircraft carrier, now in the middle of an 18-month makeover, was used by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies for more than a month immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. "Within 20 minutes of the second plane hitting the World Trade Center towers, officials requested that Intrepid be used," Bill White, president of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, said Thursday.

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