At one point, shots were heard near a site where Army Chief Benn Gantz was briefing reporters about the attack.
At the briefing, Posner seemed more rested than he did earlier this year, but still stressed.
He seemed a bit ill-at-ease at first but warmed to the task as the briefing went on.
And he made his affection clear at the briefing, calling the boss “a president I love and respect.”
Obama said in his widely-carried speech to the nation that he had received credible intelligence in a briefing last summer.
"'Tis time I quit this job," he shouted at the briefing officer.
The general took Phil's arm and they walked to the briefing room.
Then a five-day resupply and briefing period and back onto another thruway.
The voice of the briefing officer was a dull hum in his ears.
The briefing officer and his second in command gave him his locations and his bombing data, the weather and the wind drift.
"fact or situation of giving preliminary instructions," 1910 (but popularized by World War II pre-flight conferences), verbal noun from brief (v.).
late 13c., from Latin brevis (adj.) "short, low, little, shallow," from PIE *mregh-wi-, from root *mregh-u- "short" (cf. Greek brakhys "short," Old Church Slavonic bruzeja "shallow places, shoals," Gothic gamaurgjan "to shorten").
from Latin breve (genitive brevis), noun derivative of adjective brevis (see brief (adj.)) which came to mean "letter, summary," specifically a letter of the pope (less ample and solemn than a bull), and thus came to mean "letter of authority," which yielded the modern, legal sense of "summary of the facts of a case" (1630s).