I remember when i was in the Military we were not allowed to go downtown in military uniforms unless class A for important stuff.. Now you see police and military in combat dress everywhere..The reason I brought this up is cause i think its their way of normalizing the show of force within the community and that the Santa escort just another flexing of the government..
What am I missing about the jet escort? Back in the 60's and 70"s we all watched Santa via the SAC radar. I even remember the annoucer saying stuff like this is not a test, Santa is on the way, no bombers will be scrambled to intercept. They had video of Air Command radar with the blip they said was Santa.