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Decoy Copters Escort the President

Reuters

The White House used decoy helicopters to confuse potential terrorists Sunday in a clear signal that it is taking seriously extremist anti-American threats triggered by the Gulf War.

When President Bush returned to the capital Sunday from a weekend stay at the presidential retreat of Camp David, three decoy helicopters accompanied the helicopter carrying Bush.

All three decoys flew to the very boundary of the White House compound before veering off at the last minute from the tiny helipad on the south lawn.

The President was in a fourth helicopter that landed moments later.

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