The Situation Room was created in 1961 on the order of President John F. Kennedy after the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion was attributed to a lack of real-time information. The room has secure communications systems built into it and the walls contain wood panels that hide different audio, video and other systems.The Situation Room staff is organized around five Watch Teams that monitor domestic and international events. Each Watch Team includes three Duty Officers, a communications assistant, and an intelligence analyst, though the number and composition of the teams may vary, depending on shift requirements and workload. Delegates in the WHSR will have to handle the fast pace of events and crises thrown at them, while at the same time trying to ensure that America doesn’t remain polarized. The American public believed in Donald Trump and elected him to the highest office of the land. This is when he earns his stripes. Are you up to the task?
Introducing the Executive Board for the White House Situation Room!
Agenda: Continuous Crisis Committee
Ayush R is a student of KCG College of Technology, pursuing his Bachelors in Information Technology. With an unfathomable and profound interest in military affairs, specifically towards indigenous weapons systems, he is known to a lot of people both within and outside the Chennai MUN fraternity as an aggressive delegate with an erudite understanding of military affairs and because of this, he loves to participate in any discussion that even remotely involves this field. Ayush is also an International Relations enthusiast with a deep respect for Machiavellian principles. He believes that every move made by a country is a part of an elaborate jigsaw puzzle of strategic gain. A debating and oratorical enthusiast, he graduated to MUNs from debates and recently won an all expenses paid trip to Japan. He is a voracious reader, an avid gamer, a fitness enthusiast, a basketball player and an entrepreneur who has coincidentally never been spotted in the same room as the Batman.
Spending half my life in the US and half in India, the person I am today is definitely a product of the two nations. MUN has been the single most important aspect in my life that has helped me connect the two distinct countries as it was a common language spoken across the seas. The 2016 US Presidential Election was another language everyone has tried to make sense of and it is something that I have followed to the T. From Trump protests to Bernie rallies I have seen them, been there and signed every possible petition related to the campaigns, emails, tax returns, superpacs and countless other issues regarding who knows what. It would be interesting to see how delegates interpret their roles and how they wish to direct the committee given the same. I am looking for solid research, quick thinking and intensive depth, knowledge and detail because this committee will not be easy.
My MUN journey began in 2014 with Chirec MUN and have been to conferences nationally and internationally but this conference is special to me as it feels like I've come full circle. It's an extremely humbling experience and I'm more than excited to be a part of this committee because I myself have binged watched enough House of Cards, Designated Survivor, Stephen Colbert's political commentary and John Oliver to know exactly how the WHSR works. You guys are definitely in safe hands.
Looking forward to watching Ayush R suffering as he will be Donald J. Trump for this committee.