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Director of White House Military Office Resigns Over NYC Flyover Scare

Full disclosure: We brightened up this photograph because the White House is bad at Photoshop, and if New York is going to have to be looked at from such an unfortunate angle, the least we can ask for is a little retouching.

Louis Caldera was the director of the White House Military Office, the wing of the executive office that authorized the Air Force One flyover near lower Manhattan that left many New Yorkers in a state of terror and panic. Shortly after the incident he publicly apologized, but that was apparently not enough. President Obama ordered an internal investigation into the affair, and this afternoon Caldera resigned. He had previously served as secretary of the Army under Bill Clinton. Oh, and the photos that resulted from the flyover, the ones the administration said wouldn't be released? Yeah, you're looking at one of them, which was sent out today by the White House.

After Air Force One Flyover, Military Office Director Resigns [Caucus/NYT]
Earlier: Everybody’s Furious Over the White House’s Plane Debacle

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