posted on Nov, 4 2010 @ 05:03 AM
Originally posted by unityemissions
Originally posted by zaper
The car also has the US nuke launch codes and the nuclear switch for the president. It can also withstand a chemical or germ warfare or even a
very strange i think
why he need it in a 2 days trip? Edit: the codes and the switch i mean.
Oh wtf, man Seriously ??
Is this standard procedure?!
well, what i found is... just a quick source content:
"At any given time, five people hold the title of White House military aide, a not particularly revealing description for the men and women who take
turns carrying "the football," the leather briefcase stocked with the classified nuclear war plan."
The football is more properly known as the president's emergency satchel. It got its nickname because an early version of the nuclear war plan — the
SIOP, or Single Integrated Operational Plan — was code-named "dropkick."
The small black bag first appeared, without public announcement, during the Kennedy administration in the aftermath of the Cuban missile crisis,
when the government saw a need for the president to have nuclear decision-making tools at the ready, even when away from the White House. Now, long
after the end of the Cold War, the lethal luggage still shadows the president. The war plans still are updated regularly. Those who carry the satchel
still are trained to help the president prepare for a nuclear attack in mere minutes.
There is speculation the briefcase was opened during the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, because it contains information about maintaining the continuity
of government and about communication and evacuation procedures during a national emergency.
wow, this its interesting info... i didnt know it
EDIT. Content of the football
"There are four things in the Football. The Black Book containing the retaliatory options, a book listing classified site locations, a manila folder
with eight or ten pages stapled together giving a description of procedures for the Emergency Broadcast System, and a three-by-five inch card with
edit on 4-11-2010 by zaper because: adding