It was 8.27am when computers picked up a “slow-moving blob” entering the no-fly zone over Washington DC, triggering a full-scale crisis.
|Secret missile launchers were uncovered. Fighter jets scrambled into the air. The White House went into lockdown. This was not a drill.||
By Jamie Seidel
Last week, the Battle of Washington DC was just a hair-trigger away.
It was 8.27am on November 26 when air-defence computers picked up something unexpected.
It was an unidentified target. It was a “slow-moving blob” relentlessly flying towards the heart of the US capital.
Whatever it was, it wasn’t supposed to be doing that.