To match Special Report OIL-SPILL/ALLEN

 
To match Special Report OIL-SPILL/ALLEN
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) is briefed on the response to the BP oil spill by National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen in the Oval Office, in this White House handout photograph taken on May 3, 2010. Shortly before midnight of April 20, the admiral, who normally goes to bed by 9 or 10:00 p.m., awoke to a ringing phone. A rig had exploded. Workers were missing. Burned victims required evacuation. Allen kicked into gear, staying up most of the night to direct the search and rescue effort and oversee the Coast Guard response. To match Special Report OIL-SPILL/ALLEN REUTERS/Pete Souza/The White House/Handout/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER BUSINESS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS