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Classified: Protecting the Most Famous Residence in the World

Classified OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN In Theaters March 22 Protecting the Most Famous Residence in the world #OlympusHasFallen The White House is referred to as "Olympus" by the Secret Service." White House 1 Security By the Numbers: RESIDENCE EAST WING - П П WEST WING 45 seconds 147 to walk from the Oval bulletproof Office to the Residence windows Oval Office security guards Tmanthe West Wing at any given time 6. Ground Floor stories under the East Wing you will find the Presidential Emergency Anentire SWAT team assembles on the Operations Center roof whenever the president enters or leaves the building. Purpose: To allow the President and staff to Situation Room escape a crisis with appropriate intelligence to facilitate important decision making square feet make up 5,000 the Situation Room 6-panel audiovisual display offering national and international What else COULD BE down there? JFK decided to build the intelligence Situation Room after the Bay of Pigs Incident Knownas the White House Nerve Center Receives information 24hrs a day. 7 days a week Civil War Steam Manned by approximately 30 personnel bunkers tunnels 1.300 The Secret Service Uniformed Division, responsible for security at the White House. 1974 A 20-year-old private in Maryland stole a helicopter from the base where he was stationed and landed it on the South Aman drove his Chevy Impala through the gate and threatened to deto- Target: Lawn. He took off with two police heli- copters in pursuit, returning to the White House lawn under gunfire. He was ulti- mately sentenced to 1 year in prison. nate the bombs he was The White wearing- they turned out to only be flares. House 1983 Inplace since 1983, the White House fence was Others have threatened the White 1994 D expanded in 1990 to prevent detonated car bombs from House from outside its gates with both samurai swords and sawed-off reaching the residence. shotguns; a man who managed to penetrate a White House window with a bullet in 1994 is still serving jail time. Aman was killed on impact when he flew a stolen Cessna airplane into the residence. He had been hoping to assassinate the president and his family while they slept. The Clintons THE HUFFINGTON POST were not in the residence when the aircraft crashed into the south wall of the White House.

Classified: Protecting the Most Famous Residence in the World

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White House security by the numbers. The White House is referred to as "Olympus" by the Secret Service.


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