Transcript for NORAD Gives Santa Security Detail For This Year's Christmas Trek
This just in -- we are tracking santa. The big man, well on his way in his gift-filled sled. Over japan. You see norad's interactive site. Keeping tabs on his flight from the north pole. There's a twist to st. Nick's trip not everybody likes. Neal karlinsky explains. Reporter: This morning, millions of anxious, pajama-clad kids are logging on to their parents' computers, to zero in on santa's latest position. Big red is moving over the arctic ocean with no problems. Reporter: The same agency tasked with keeping america's skies safe. Good, harmless fun, right? Not so fast. Santa is getting a security detail this year. And it really is sparking a christmas eve controversy. Reporter: Norad's fun, little teaser video this year, included this clip. A pair of military fighter jets, escorting santa. A boston child advocacy group pounced, calling it troubling. And said that the military might leave kids frightened that santa might be attacked. The reaction to that is swift. And perhaps predictable. People on their high horses these days. Reporter: 'Tis the season for controversy. I feel like we're getting upset for the sake of getting upset. There's nothing violent about this video. I don't see a mixed message at all. What I see is a situation that they're trying to set up that is fun. Reporter: Norad this morning put out nothing short of a full general to calm any concerns over the militarization of santa. America, good morning. This is major general charles luckey, from norad. There's been discussion or concern about the latest website that norad has and the way we track santa. Norad's doing what norad's been doing for almost 60 years now, making sure that santa's travels are safe and secure. Reporter: Fighter escort or not. The controversy can't last long. Christmas is officially just hours away. For "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle.
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