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(The New York Times)   Obama gets smart, travels with a portable tent of silence   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, American Securities, Air Warfare, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, privacy, San Salvador  
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2013-11-11 02:30:00 AM  
Mobile SCIF, that must be all sorts of fun to set up.
2013-11-11 07:57:15 AM  
Can we put Biden in one of those... forever? :)
2013-11-11 09:51:04 AM  

whidbey: HairBolus: That's better than Dick Cheney who rather than flying on Air Force 2 would instead spend his time in a secure trailer known as the "silver bullet" which was flown in a C-17 cargo plane.

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I picture him watching old reruns of "Mama's Family."

It's been 10 - 15 years ago now, but I recall a minor scandal involving a secure trailer (or "comfort pallet" as the Air Force calls it). It seems that CINC EUR was flying in an AF cargo jet from Europe to the USA with his 'stunningly attractive' executive officer. Shortly after takeoff they disappeared into the trailer, 'used the bed' while crossing the pond, and emerged shortly before landing. He was eventually relieved of command, or suffered some other indignity, and there was yet another round of 'no joining the mile high club' reminders sent around. Good times!
2013-11-11 10:42:22 AM  

4tehsnowflakes: No tinfoil hat required to conclude that the Grey Lady is carrying water with this story. Remember, folks, our heroic top officials must take constant precautions -- tin foil is involved -- because they are targets.

I took it to be a defensive position against the NSA scandals. "Hey, Everyone spies on everyone else, We KNOW this. That's why we have these special tents! Didn't we tell you about these special tents we have to use because Everyone spies on us, even allies? It's expected that allies spy on each other, it's just part of doing business, we have to do all kinds of stuff to keep our allies from spying on us, because allies spy on each other, it's normal. That's why we have these tents - because everyone spies."
2013-11-11 06:25:53 PM  

finaboy: Can we put Biden in one of those... forever? :)

Didn't that already happen?
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