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In 2011, John Brennan was one of the few people in the White House situation room who watched the US military's elite SEAL Team 6 take out Osama Bin Laden at his compound in Abottabad, Pakistan. Brennan was the director of the CIA until this past January. Show More Summary
One evening in 1970, a young Navy lieutenant found himself outside the White House Situation Room with a parcel of sensitive Pentagon documents, waiting for someone to sign for them. He sat down beside a man in late middle age, who wore a dark suit and an unsmiling expression. Show More Summary
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Hillary Clinton had just finished detailing the dangers of terrorism, recalling tough calls in the White House situation room as secretary of state and lashing out at her Republican rivals for threatening the safety of Americans. But...Show More Summary
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton had just finished detailing the dangers of terrorism, recalling tough calls in the White House situation room as secretary of state and lashing out at her Republican rivals for threatening the safety of Americans. [...]Show More Summary
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This morning, in the White House Situation Room, the President -- along with several governors and members of his Cabinet -- received a briefing on drought and wildfire preparedness. We wanted to make sure you saw what he saw, too. Take...Show More Summary
SHOCKINGLY, NOT A REPORT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE SITUATION ROOM: This Is Your Brain On Magic Mushrooms.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Lyndon Johnson is alive and well and living in the White House situation room; “The U.S. military campaign against Islamic militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Obama to exert a high degree of personal control over the campaign, going so far as to require that the […]
"You want to know the real reason why I wasn't in the White House Situation Room on September 11, 2012? Because Michelle would have kicked me in my mom jeans if she caught me in that room in a bad situation with Beyoncé." Don't expect President Obama to tell that joke tonight at the White House Correspondents Dinner tonight for two reasons. Show More Summary
Where in the world is John Kerry today? Do you think the White House situation room has an app that tracks his whereabouts? One day the secretary of state is brokering a deal with Russia over Syrian chemical weapons; the next day discussing sanctions against Iran with the Europeans, then on to Jerusalem to revive talks on the […]
On August 27, President Obama met in the White House Situation Room with the five members of his newly appointed Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. The members were Richard Clarke, a former member of the National...Show More Summary
The White House just released a photo of President Barack Obama meeting with his top national security advisors in the White House Situation Room Friday morning for a briefing on the manhunt for 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Show More Summary
Shortly after 9:45 a.m., the preesident, joined by Vice President Biden, convened a briefing in the White House Situation Room with his national security team on developments in the investigation as well as the events in Boston and Watertown, Massachusetts.
President Obama met with senior aids in the White House Situation Room Friday morning, including not just his domestic security officials but those charged with international affairs. Participating in the briefing are Attorney General...Show More Summary
Among those who have long known Gen. David Petraeus, those who served under his command in wartime, sat with him in the White House Situation Room, or helped him rewrite Army doctrine at Fort Leavenworth, the most gnawing question about...Show More Summary
This morning, President Obama convened a video-teleconference in the White House Situation Room with his team to receive the latest update on Hurricane Sandy, and federal efforts underway to support response activities in several states. Overnight, at the requests of the governors, the president approved major disaster declarations for the states of New Jersey and [...]
Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said on television Saturday he has sources claiming President Barack Obama was in White House situation room watching the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya in real time. Despite three urgent requests from the CIA annex, no military backup was sent for the besieged personnel of [...]Show More Summary