The Air Force One photo shoot that startled New Yorkers last month was the result of 'structural and organizational ambiguities' at the White House Military Office, according to an internal federal review.
On top of that, the shoot (above) cost taxpayers $328,835.
The Military Office director, Louis Caldera, resigned Friday. The federal report says Caldera had no idea the photo op called for the aircraft to fly at 1,000 feet. The purpose of the flight was to update the official photo of Air Force One.
After the flight, Caldera was in the West Wing when he learned that the flight reminded people of 9/11, the report says.
Click here to read the White House report.
Paper Trail typically sticks to documents behind local stories, but we'll make an exception for this one. It's a rare glimpse into a communication breakdown at the highest level. - Doug Miller