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watch floor

watch floor  n.— «The main working area of the TSCC is the watch floor. The 10,000-square-foot room is equipped with an elaborate briefing and display system. Large plasma screens fill one side of the room, which is known as the...

gaggle

gaggle  n.— «White House press secretary Scott McClellan holds what is commonly referred to as the “Gaggle,” a near-daily briefing given to the chief White House correspondents of their “respected” news outlets.» —“White House Press...

AIF

AIF  n.— «The 2- 7’s own briefing package for dignitaries and reporters describes Shalon al Boyisa as being “likely linked to AIF,” the military’s acronym for “anti-Iraqi forces,” or insurgents.» —“A delicate...

horse blanket

horse blanket  n.— «FDD prepares an executive-level briefing chart that condenses each of the issues into a single briefing slide for presentation to the Dir RI. The briefing chart, also known as the horse blanket is forwarded to the Dir...

lily pad

lily pad  n.— «Mr. Secretary, can you tell us, do you envision the force of Marines as the vanguard in the battle against terrorism in Afghanistan? Do you see them being used to seek out and destroy al Qaeda networks, or are they setting...

put in blue

put in blue  v.— «Question: “Is there any indication that if the discussions within the whole Security Council now won’t bear fruit, that the United States might be willing to force a vote to sort of change that text of the...

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