December 31, 2001
New Chart Data
India's Prime Minister: Atal Bihari Vajpayee
December 25, 1924
5:45 am; Gwalior, India
August 12, 1973 in Sri Lanka
data courtesy of Michael Wolfstar, Newscope, StarIQ, December 31, 2001 edition.
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A Declaration of the Rights of Women in Islamic Societies Courtesy of Institute for the Secularisation of Islamic Society.
Neptune Awards 2002
March 2002 Spin Award
WHERE BUSH CASTS OUR 'SHADOW' GOV'T
By Adam Miller
March 3, 2002 -- Here's your exclusive first look at one of the two top-secret mountainside bunkers outside Washington that now house a "shadow" U.S. government in the event of a catastrophic attack.
A rotating group of about 100 high-ranking officials, covering every executive-branch department, have been living and working in these underground sites 24 hours a day since Sept. 11.
As part of the Continuity of Operations plan, the bunkers ensure that the federal government could survive if terrorists attacked the nation's capital with a nuclear bomb.
The plan keeps at least one Cabinet member out of Washington at all times.
The bunkers, built during the Eisenhower administration, are well-stocked with food, water, computers, phones and televisions - and can also generate their own power.
President Bush has said they've activated the plan for the first time in nearly 50 years because "we're not safe." New York Post.
Shadow Government Is at Work in Secret
Goes to Bush's Secret Govt.
After Attacks, Bush Ordered 100 Officials to Bunkers Away From Capital to Ensure Federal Survival
By Barton Gellman and Susan Schmidt
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, March 1, 2002; Page A01
President Bush has dispatched a shadow government of about 100 senior civilian managers to live and work secretly outside Washington, activating for the first time long-standing plans to ensure survival of federal rule after catastrophic attack on the nation's capital.
Execution of the classified "Continuity of Operations Plan" resulted not from the Cold War threat of intercontinental missiles, the scenario rehearsed for decades, but from heightened fears that the al Qaeda terrorist network might somehow obtain a portable nuclear weapon, according to three officials with firsthand knowledge. U.S. intelligence has no specific knowledge of such a weapon, they said, but the risk is thought great enough to justify the shadow government's disruption and expense.
Deployed "on the fly" in the first hours of turmoil on Sept. 11, one participant said, the shadow government has evolved into an indefinite precaution. For that reason, the high-ranking officials representing their departments have begun rotating in and out of the assignment at one of two fortified locations along the East Coast. Rotation is among several changes made in late October or early November, sources said, to the standing directive Bush inherited from a line of presidents reaching back to Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Officials who are activated for what some of them call "bunker duty" live and work underground 24 hours a day, away from their families. As it settles in for the long haul, the shadow government has sent home most of the first wave of deployed personnel, replacing them most commonly at 90-day intervals.
-- Staff researcher Mary Lou White contributed to this report. (c) 2002 The Washington Post Company
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