The Defense Department even drew up a contingency plan for a U.S.-Egyptian attack on Libya, Gates remembers in the book.
Instead, it appears to be part of a contingency plan in case Abbas feels he has exhausted his political options.
When the first aircraft went down, Nixon said, they had a contingency plan, and they started putting it into place.
“We have contingency plan after contingency plan,” says Buckhorn.
Does the administration have a contingency plan if those aren't ready, either?
a program of action designed for handling possible future circumstances or events