Power Shifts in Plan for Capital Calamity

A shift in authority has given military officials at the White House a bigger operational role in creating a backup government if the nation’s capital were “decapitated” by a terrorist attack or other calamity, according to current and former officials involved in the decision.

Under the revamped structure, the White House Military Office, which reports to the office of the White House chief of staff, has assumed a more central role in setting up a temporary “shadow government” in a crisis.

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One has to wonder precisely just what kind of "crisis" the white house is expecting to have made - and let stand - this operational change.

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