Nerve Center

Nerve Center
Author: Michael K. Bohn
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2014-05-14
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 1597974528

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Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the operation of the White House Situation Room.

Inside the Situation Room

Inside the Situation Room
Author: Dan Elish
Publisher: Capstone
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2018-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 0756558816

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On-point historical photographs combined with strong narration bring the story of the raid that captured bin Laden to life. Kids will feel as though they are in the room with President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the others in the cabinet who called for and monitored the raid. Primary source quotations make the event feel immediate, and photographs by the White House photographer add to the immediacy, and the understanding of the risks and dangers posed by the ultimately successful mission.

The Situation Room

The Situation Room
Author: George Stephanopoulos
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2024-05-14
Genre: History
ISBN: 1538740788

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George Stephanopoulos, the legendary political news host and former advisor to President Clinton, recounts the history-making crises from the place where twelve presidents made their highest-pressure decisions: the White House Situation Room. No room better defines American power and its role in the world than the White House Situation Room. And yet, none is more shrouded in secrecy and mystery. Created under President Kennedy, the Sit Room has been the epicenter of crisis management for presidents for more than six decades. Time and again, the decisions made within the Sit Room complex affect the lives of every person on this planet. Detailing close calls made and disasters narrowly averted, THE SITUATION ROOM will take readers through dramatic turning points in a dozen presidential administrations, including: Incredible minute-by-minute transcripts from the Sit Room after both Presidents Kennedy and Reagan were shot The shocking moment when Henry Kissinger raised the military alert level to DEFCON III while President Nixon was drunk in the White House residence The extraordinary scene when President Carter asked for help from secret government psychics to rescue American hostages in Iran A vivid retelling of the harrowing hours during the 9/11 attack New details from Obama administration officials leading up to the raid on Osama Bin Laden And a first-ever account of January 6th from the staff inside the Sit Room THE SITUATION ROOM is the definitive, past-the-security-clearance look at the room where it happened, and the people—the famous and those you've never heard of—who have made history within its walls.

Situation Room (a Luke Stone Thriller—Book #3)

Situation Room (a Luke Stone Thriller—Book #3)
Author: Jack Mars
Publisher: Jack Mars
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-06-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1632916061

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“One of the best thrillers I have read this year. The plot is intelligent and will keep you hooked from the beginning. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Any Means Necessary) SITUATION ROOM is book #3 in the bestselling Luke Stone thriller series, which begins with ANY MEANS NECESSARY (book #1), a free download with over 60 five star reviews! A cyberattack on an obscure U.S. dam leaves thousands dead and the government wondering who attacked it, and why. When they realize it is just the tip of the iceberg—and that the safety of all of America is at stake—the President has no choice but to call in Luke Stone. Head of an elite, disbanded FBI team, Luke does not want the job. But with new enemies—foreign and domestic—closing in on her from all sides, the President can only trust him. What follows is an action-packed international roller-coaster, as Luke learns that the terrorists are more sophisticated than anyone realizes, that the target is more extensive than anyone could image—and that there is very little time left to save America. A political thriller with non-stop action, dramatic international settings, unexpected twists and heart-pounding suspense, SITUATION ROOM is book #3 in the Luke Stone series, an explosive new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #4 in the Luke Stone series will be available soon.

The Situation Room

The Situation Room
Author: J. G. Brown
Publisher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2019-03-22
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1532071604

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This story is told in metaphor to the White House situation room; the recruitment process, qualifications, past titled held positions, security clearance process, professional, academic, personal, life and career achievements as a prerequisite to be entrusted with sensitive, life-altering events as well as the honorable, noble, and prestigious title of high security clearance, military commission, cabinet member, etc. The book illustrates how God has always recruited people for high noble acts and how he has always required spiritual clearance through means logical persons would find phenomenal. The call to this situation room is through special recruitment to people of unlimited resource of backgrounds—such as enormous success only to be lost without explanation; people whose prayers have had to be made unrehearsed and without breath; enormously successful people, reinvented people; people who were casted out, hated, despised and rejected; and people who live in mansions and those in live in the mountains. Yet the common thread is they have arrived at no place to go but prayer. The story depicts the lives of people who have been served a spiritual warrant and must answer the highest, noblest, most honorable, most important act they will ever do, and that is to pray. But these are no ordinary prayers; these prayers are needed by God to hear. They must be subtle, suttle, quiet, loud, boisterous, fearless, unreversing, hostile, nonnegotiable, relentless, broken, raging. It illustrates the divine providence of God raising up Joseph as a prince of Egypt and the same godly providence casting Moses out to the desert. This story gives understanding through a fresh interpretation of the ancient of days in the most modern of times and lives. It tells a tail of the highest secret and that it rest with the greatest to the least. The interpretation of God in the twenty-first century suggests that God walks with us wherever we are and that he wants more for us, and even that he may even be responsible for some of the dark spots on the canvas in order to blend in some wonderful bright colors full of the miraculous matching all the painful things we experience on life’s journey and that he is always in the state of coming to where we are to be with us in the situation and turn it inside out and upside down. In the situation room, he often shares the elephants in his room and ask for their overopinionated, out of the box but born from prayer responses to what could tie his hands but for the prayer process and those in the situation room.

The Room Where It Happened

The Room Where It Happened
Author: John Bolton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2024-01-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1982148047

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As President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of 453 days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves. The result is a “scathing and revelatory” (The New Yorker) White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level official. With almost daily access to the President, John Bolton has produced a precise rendering of his days in and around the Oval Office. What Bolton saw astonished him: a President for whom getting reelected was the only thing that mattered, even if it meant endangering or weakening the nation. “I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn’t driven by reelection calculations,” he writes. In fact, he argues that the House committed impeachment malpractice by keeping its prosecution focused narrowly on Ukraine when Trump’s Ukraine-like transgressions existed across the full range of his foreign policy—and Bolton documents exactly what those were, and attempts by him and others in the Administration to raise alarms about them. He shows a President addicted to chaos, who embraced our enemies and spurned our friends, and was deeply suspicious of his own government. In Bolton’s telling, all this helped put Trump on the bizarre road to impeachment. “The differences between this presidency and previous ones I had served were stunning,” writes Bolton, who worked for Reagan, Bush 41, and Bush 43. He discovered a President who thought foreign policy is like closing a real estate deal—about personal relationships, made-for-TV showmanship, and advancing his own interests. As a result, the US lost an opportunity to confront its deepening threats, and in cases like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea ended up in a more vulnerable place. Bolton’s “first tell-all memoir by such a high-ranking official” (The New York Times) starts with his long march to the West Wing as Trump and others woo him for the National Security job. The minute he lands, he has to deal with Syria’s chemical attack on the city of Douma, and the crises after that never stop. As he writes in the opening pages, “If you don’t like turmoil, uncertainty, and risk—all the while being constantly overwhelmed with information, decisions to be made, and sheer amount of work—and enlivened by international and domestic personality and ego conflicts beyond description, try something else.” The turmoil, conflicts, and egos are all there—from the upheaval in Venezuela, to the erratic and manipulative moves of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, to the showdowns at the G7 summits, the calculated warmongering by Iran, the crazy plan to bring the Taliban to Camp David, and the placating of an authoritarian China that ultimately exposed the world to its lethal lies. But this seasoned public servant also has a great eye for the Washington inside game, and his story is full of wit and wry humor about how he saw it played.

Presidents in Crisis

Presidents in Crisis
Author: Michael Bohn
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2016-03-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 1628726059

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"Every American president, when faced with a crisis, longs to take bold and decisive action. When American lives or vital interests are at stake, the public--and especially the news media and political opponents--expect aggressive leadership. But, contrary to the dramatizations of Hollywood, rarely does a president have that option. In Presidents in Crisis, a former director of the Situation Room takes the reader inside the White House during seventeen grave international emergencies handled by the presidents from Truman to Obama: from North Korea's invasion of South Korea to the revolutions of the Arab Spring, and from the thirteen days of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the taking of American diplomats hostage in Iran and George W. Bush's response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. In narratives that convey the drama of unfolding events and the stakes of confrontation when a misstep can mean catastrophe, he walks us step by step through each crisis. Laying out the key players and personalities and the moral and political calculations that the leaders have had to make, he provides a fascinating insider's look at modern presidential decision making and the fundamental role in it of human frailty"--

24 Hours Inside the President's Bunker

24 Hours Inside the President's Bunker
Author: Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling USMC
Publisher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2010-08-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1450244254

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After Maj. Robert J. Darling organizes President Bush’s trip to Florida on Sept. 10, 2001, he believes the next couple of days will be quiet. He has no idea that a war is about to begin. The next day, after terrorists crash airliners into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, Maj. Darling rushes to the president’s underground chamber at the White House. There, he takes on the task of liaison between the vice president, national security advisor and the Pentagon. He works directly with the National Command Authority, and he’s in the room when Vice President Cheney orders two fighter jets to get airborne in order to shoot down United Flight 93. Throughout the attacks, Maj. Darling witnesses the unprecedented actions that leaders are taking to defend America. As Vice President Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and others make decisions at a lightning pace with little or no deliberation, he’s there to lend his support. Follow Darling’s story as he becomes a Marine Corps aviator and rises through the ranks to play an incredible role in responding to a crisis that changed the world in 9-11-01: The White House: 24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker.

The Sit Room

The Sit Room
Author: David Scheffer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2018-11-15
Genre: Law
ISBN: 0190860634

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"The Sit Room is a swift-moving narrative set over three years in the world's most important policy-making sanctum-the White House Situation Room. This book exposes the secret deliberations of the Clinton Administration as it grappled with shattered proposals to end the genocidal war in Bosnia. This truly inside story reveals authentic policy-making at the highest levels, with a unique journey into the arena of war and peace where spirited debate guided America's foreign policy"--

All Too Human

All Too Human
Author: George Stephanopoulos
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2008-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0316041920

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All Too Human is a new-generation political memoir, written from the refreshing perspective of one who got his hands on the levers of awesome power at an early age. At thirty, the author was at Bill Clinton's side during the presidential campaign of 1992, & for the next five years he was rarely more than a step away from the president & his other advisers at every important moment of the first term. What Liar's Poker did to Wall Street, this book will do to politics. It is an irreverent & intimate portrait of how the nation's weighty business is conducted by people whose egos & idiosyncrasies are no sturdier than anyone else's. Including sharp portraits of the Clintons, Al Gore, Dick Morris, Colin Powell, & scores of others, as well as candid & revelatory accounts of the famous debacles & triumphs of an administration that constantly went over the top, All Too Human is, like its author, a brilliant combination of pragmatic insight & idealism. It is destined to be the most important & enduring book to come out of the Clinton administration.