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NORTHCOM Gives Pentagon Key Domestic Role

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NORTHCOM Gives Pentagon Key Domestic Role

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NORTHCOM Gives Pentagon Key Domestic Role

NORTHCOM Gives Pentagon Key Domestic Role

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The Department of Defense Northern Command Center at Colorado Springs, Colo. — NORTHCOM, for short — is designed to work with state and local authorities to coordinate intelligence gathering in the domestic war on terrorism. It gives the Pentagon its most aggressive domestic role since the end of the Civil War. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and Jim McGee of Congressional Quarterly.