THE 2001 DARK WINTER TABLETOP EXERCISE A REHEARSAL FOR EVENT 201 and COVID-19 Pseudo-Pandemic

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THE 2001 DARK WINTER TABLETOP EXERCISE A REHEARSAL FOR EVENT 201 and COVID-19 PSEUDO-PANDEMIC

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Three months Prior to 9/11 (2001), the "Dark Winter" TABLETOP EXERCISE was launched depicting a "Smallpox" bio-terrorism attack on the US.  This simulation is now regarded as a prequel to "Event 201", Covid-19 simulation that went "live" in 2020.

In Dark Winter:

  • Airline traffic was limited and quarantine plans were implied.
  • Riots and social conflicts were reported
  • Trading on NY Stock Exchange was halted due to a breakdown in Interstate Commerce ie: Supply chain interruptions
  • CDC Reported Smallpox Vaccines were exhausted, increasing public anxiety.
  • At least 25 US States and 25 Countries around the world were reporting Smallpox infections
  • The United Nation temporarily moved their meetings to Geneva.
  • China has authored a resolution to censure America for re-introducing SMALL POX to the world. 
  • China demands the US supply the world with vaccine.
  • Since the initial Smallpox outbreak in Oklahoma,  hundreds have died and thousands have become infected with 15,000 new cases in the past week'
  • Officials question whether a single attack could be responsible for this outbreak pattern developing in the US.
  • Experts project that within a 2 to 3 week period there could be a minimum ten-fold increase in new cases.



Johns-Hopkins - Bloomberg School of Public Health

Center For Health Security

https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/exercises/2001_dark-winter/

Dark Winter

This training tabletop exercise is based on a fictional scenario. The inputs experts used for modeling the potential impact were fictional. It is a teaching and training resource for public health and government officials.

Overview

The Dark Winter exercise, held at Andrews AFB, Washington, DC, June 22-23, 2001, portrayed a fictional scenario depicting a covert smallpox attack on US citizens. The scenario is set in 3 successive National Security Council (NSC) meetings (Segments 1, 2 and 3) that take place over a period of 14 days. Former senior government officials played the roles of NSC members responding to the evolving epidemic; representatives from the media were among the observers of these mock NSC meetings and played journalists during the scenario's press conferences.

Key Players

  • President: The Hon. Sam Nunn
  • National Security Advisor: The Hon. David Gergen
  • Director of Central Intelligence: The Hon. R. James Woolsey
  • Secretary of Defense: The Hon. John White
  • Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff: General John Tilelli (USA, Ret.)
  • Secretary of Health & Human Services: The Hon. Margaret Hamburg
  • Secretary of State: The Hon. Frank Wisner
  • Attorney General: The Hon. George Terwilliger
  • Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency: Mr. Jerome Hauer
  • Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation: The Hon. William Sessions
  • Governor of Oklahoma: The Hon. Frank Keating
  • Press Secretary of Gov. Frank Keating (OK): Mr. Dan Mahoney
  • Correspondent, NBC News: Mr. Jim Miklaszewski
  • Pentagon Producer, CBS News: Ms. Mary Walsh
  • Reporter, British Broadcasting Corporation: Ms. Sian Edwards
  • Reporter, The New York Times: Ms. Judith Miller
  • Reporter, Freelance: Mr. Lester Reingold

The Dark Winter exercise was the collaborative effort of 4 organizations. John Hamre of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) initiated and conceived of an exercise wherein senior former officials would respond to a bioterrorist induced national security crisis. Tara O'Toole and Tom Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies and Randy Larsen and Mark DeMier of Analytic Services, Inc., (ANSER) were the principal designers, authors, and controllers of Dark Winter. Sue Reingold of CSIS managed administrative and logistical arrangements. General Dennis Reimer of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) provided funding for Dark Winter.

I was honored to play the part of the President in the exercise Dark Winter . . You often don't know what you don't know until you've been tested. And it's a lucky thing for the United States that, as the emergency broadcast network used to say, 'this is just a test, this is not a real emergency.' But Mr. Chairman, our lack of preparation is a real emergency. The Honorable Sam Nunn, House Hearing on Combating Terrorism: Federal Response to a Biological Weapons Attack, July 23, 2001 

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