Presidential Emergency Operations Center

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The Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) is a bunker beneath the White House. A page on the Federation of American Scientists site described it as follows.

The PEOC is frequently mentioned in 9/11 theories in relation to Dick Cheney's activities during the attacks. Read more in our pages on "Dick Cheney at the PEOC" and Norman Mineta.


Dick Cheney and various officials were pictured in the PEOC on 9/11.


U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, right, speaks to President Bush by phone inside the operations center at The White House as staff members, including Presidential Counselor Karen Hughes, left, and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, center, look on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. Others in photo are unidentified. (AP Photo/The White House, David Bohrer) [911myths note: I believe the bearded man standing is David Addington, with Mary Matalin to the right]


Immediately after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney and senior staff gathered in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center. White House staff collected and discussed information as the day unfolded, and they kept in contact with the President. Photographed are Counselor Karen Hughes (seated left), National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice (seated right), Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Bolten (far left), Director of Media Affairs Tucker Eskew, Assistant to the President Nick Calio, Counselor to the Vice President Mary Matalin, Chief of Staff for the Vice President Lewis Libby, and Director of the National Economic Council Larry Lindsey (right).