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But the explanation on how the alert was sent came only after concern over the mistaken missile warning had spread to U.S. military command posts and been brought to the attention of Trump, who is spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
The false alert prompted U.S. military officials to scan systems that monitor missile launches; they determined almost instantly that there was no threat. But officials described confusion over whether or how the military should correct a state-issued alert.
At the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which tracks the skies for threats to the United States, U.S. troops manning the watch floor confirmed within minutes that there were no missiles bearing down on Hawaii. That information was quickly relayed to state officials, said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joe Nawrocki, a spokesman for the command.
But Hawaii struggled to issue a comprehensive correction.
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