[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1993, Book II)]
[August 30, 1993]
[Page 1412]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Exchange With Reporters Prior to a Meeting With the Joint Chiefs of 
August 30, 1993

Defense Review

    Q. Is this a crisis meeting, Mr. President?
    The President. I hope not. [Laughter] The Secretary of Defense and 
the Joint Chiefs say it's a meeting to discuss their review of the 
defense needs of the country and how we're going----


    Q. Was the Somalia raid bungled?
    The President. I don't think I would characterize it in that way.

Note: The exchange began at 4:16 p.m. in the Cabinet Room at the White 
House. A tape was not available for verification of the content of this