TODD: "Right. But there was a comment that said, look N the previous administration, we wouldn’t have dropped this without at least alerting the White House. In this one we don’t have to alert the White House. That that is the essentially — that’s essentially changed. Are you comfortable with that change?"
REED: "I think there has to be communication obviously between the White House and their field commanders on the constant basis. That’s generally routed through the Security Council. I think in this case, general Nicholson decided the weapon was appropriate for the tunnel complex. In fact, there are no reports of civilian casualties so the operation I think he deemed as something that was appropriate, well within his authority. He might have informed someone, but I don’t think he went out of the way to do it."