Operation Gotham Shield 2017 — a major nuclear detonation drill in the New York-New Jersey area, along with the U.S.-Canadian border. During this exercise, 4 nuclear devices, 2 of which are rendered “safe” during the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Vital Archer Exercise, and one successful 10kt detonation in the NYC/NJ area, along with one smaller detonation on the U.S./Canadian border are to take place.
KOPSTEIN : FEMA exercises in 2017?
TUTTLE : Gotham Shield 2017 will take place in the spring of 2017 . It’s going to simulate a 10 – K il o ton IND explosion in New York City and Northern New Jersey, look at sheltering, evacuation, communications and infrastructure impacts and things of that nature as part of the Department of Defense Start – of – the – Century exercise series. So there’s also g oing to be an exercise tying into that somehow…
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