briefing briefing  /b ˈri fɪŋ/


  • (n) detailed instructions, as for a military operation


  • The intelligence analyst at the briefing said there was no involvement by the Iraqi government at any level.


  1. Senators Skip NSA Briefing: Only 47 Meet With Top Officials On Surveillance

    Only 47 senators attended a closed-door briefing on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs Thursday. More than half of the 100 United States senators opted out of a meeting with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, NSA Director Keith Alexander and other officials.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

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    on June 15, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 6/13/2013

    James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:21 P.M. EDT   MR. CARNEY:  Thank you all for being here this afternoon.  And let me just say a couple things before we start.  First of all, for the reason aforementioned, I need to make a hard stop of 1:00 p.m.-1:05 p.m.    Secondly, today the President and Vice President will meet with family members of victims of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The White House


  1. Tantalisingly the excerpts provide no detail about what they may have done: "I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior most...
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: Scott McClellan Source: Belfast Telegraph

  2. "Our troops are mired in a civil war with no clear enemy and no clear strategy for success," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said after leaving the briefing room. "This briefing reinforced our view that the solution in Iraq is a...
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Steny Hoyer Source: FOXNews

  3. "No American should need a classified briefing to determine whether waterboarding is torture," Mukasey said. "Waterboarding was used at least as long ago as the Spanish Inquisition. We prosecuted Japanese war criminals for waterboarding after...
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Austin American-Statesman

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propriety propriety
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