[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 Staff 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---- Somalia 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 exchange.