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The Situation Room at the White House

by Bill Hayes

The White House has released a gallery of pictures showing the national security team monitoring the events in Pakistan from the Situation Room on May 1. The picture below shows the president and vice president and other members of the team. Seated, from left, are: Brigadier General Marshall B. “Brad” Webb, Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command; Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Standing, from left, are: Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; National Security Advisor Tom Donilon; Chief of Staff Bill Daley; Tony Binken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Audrey Tomason Director for Counterterrorism; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. A classified document in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)