Situation Room

Conference room and intelligence center in the West Wing of the White House / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Situation Room, officially known as the John F. Kennedy Conference Room,[1] is a 5,525-square-foot (513.3 m2)[2] conference room and intelligence management center in the basement of the West Wing of the White House. It is run by the National Security Council staff for the use of the President of the United States and his advisors (including the National Security Advisor, the Homeland Security Advisor and the White House Chief of Staff) to monitor and deal with crises at home and abroad and to conduct secure communications with outside (often overseas) persons. The Situation Room is equipped with secure, advanced communications equipment for the president to maintain command and control of U.S. forces around the world.

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White House Situation Room
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Situation Room on May 18, 2007
BuildingWest Wing basement, the White House
LocationWashington, D.C.
CountryUnited States of America
PurposeConference room and intelligence management center