Tornado drill? No, terrorism drill – Politico

President Barack Obama and other top administration officials conducted a terrorism training exercise in the White House Situation Room on Thursday that was designed to test communications and the response to a potential attack on the United States, administration officials said.

The scenario involved “preventing a terrorist from entering the United States to carry out additional attacks in the aftermath of a terrorist event outside the country, prioritizing intelligence and law enforcement activities that detect, disrupt and deter preventable terrorist incidents,” according to a release by the Department of Homeland Security.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the exercise “allows us to test our capabilities in real time to refine and strengthen our strategies for preventing terrorist attacks.”