The White House Situation room is built around our CINC, the position the general is seated at is his chair. Curious how Obama so naturally assumes the position of onlooker so naturally … All The Screens on the wall, out of camera are designed to face the CINC, who just naturally assumes his seat in the corner, not as the CINC.
The point of the situation room is to allow the CINC to make any command decisions that need to be executed at real time while the event is progressing. I assume they hope you don’t know the significance of Obamna taking the corner seat, not the Commander seat. But it is real. The President cannot designate command decisions which are to be made by only him.
He was upstairs playing cards with Reggie.
That is your CINC.