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We did not know about this story until the book came out NORAD been tracking Santa as you know as he travels around the world.
Delivering Christmas present every Christmas since 1955 but in new children's book shows just how we -- the defense command is to keeping Christmas safe.
Was the night before Christmas at NORAD -- home.
Not an ant man was still each one was in place.
Ready and waiting for the very first site.
Of the good old seeing me.
It is Christmas -- you might.
Scratch so -- -- loves alcohol.
-- Michael -- is the author of the night Santa Claus got lost.
And how NORAD saved Christmas he's here right now to talk about the book chronicled here actually.
Michael -- welcome.
Good to be here bring us back to the time and place in which said it was in trouble and NORAD KJ is a Tibetan.
Well this story is exactly that the senate gets -- -- Christmas season while NORAD is tracking him.
And so the military has to go out and rescue Santa Claus but by the time they -- so much time has elapsed.
That Santa does not enough time not to deliver all -- toys are on the world.
So the generals put together this plan to use their tanks and planes and the ships around the world to deliver.
All -- wasn't -- -- get -- approval to do that and help help well.
So that was the one thing and you broke this story really for the first time in this book that's right those who might resolve -- the Internet so you unclassified historic exactly that -- defense of our approval but we finally got -- -- ambassador rice denied the whole thing happened so gonna look into that so -- of this book is now out I was fascinated to see.
NORAD became a tracking a wait for kids to track Santa.
Almost by accident -- -- by accident and.
Exactly so this goes back to 1955 a kernel than Harry shoe actually.
Pick up the red phone so this was the hot line between really the White House and NORAD command.
The -- launch the missiles of the height of the Cold War and so that phone rings which is kind of startling and of itself he picks up the phone.
And instead of hearing you know the Pentagon on the other end of the phone he -- a little child's voice saying.
I want to speak the Santa -- and -- kind of surprised by the looks around the room thinks someone is playing a practical -- -- very upset.
But the phone featuring ringing over and over and a Sears store local Sears store has had missed -- the number for Sears for children to call Santa Claus.
And you guys just picked up they just keep picked up on that and it's continued ever since it ever since now they got a FaceBook page and and applications on line and everything and that has not -- -- time in my house on Christmas Eve were.
But the kids don't say can we go up and tracks and and see worry is it actually ends the party early because if he's close to North America you'll be stuck to kill -- -- -- a great way to get the kids to go to bed behind -- and presidency -- Michael -- thanks so much also your vision of the the cut your view of our military's been fantastic as well the night Santa got lost graduation -- about and expecting to see it.
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