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When queried, Obama’s spokesman did not dispute the numbers, but said they were “not particularly interesting or useful.” According to this White House, it’s enough for Obama to read his briefing book.
But former officials who have detailed knowledge of the briefing process disagree. THEY say it is enormously important both for the president and those who prepare the material to meet IN PERSON.
For the president, the meeting is an opportunity to ask questions of the briefers, probe assumptions and request additional information.
For those preparing the brief, meeting with the president on a daily basis gives them vital, direct feedback from the commander in chief about what is on his mind, how they can be more responsive to his needs, and what information he may have to feed back into the intelligence process.
This process cannot be replicated on paper.
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