A Brief History of the Greenbrier Resort

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A Last Resort
In 1992, journalist Ted Gup exposed the facility in a 6,000-word piece published by the Washington Post. Immediately afterward, several Congressional leaders, including Bob Dole, issued a joint statement condemning the article for compromising the facility's security and usefulness. But House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt dissented, telling the press: "This is a relic of the Cold War which probably ought to be mothballed." Three years later the government decommissioned the bunker. Today, Greenbrier guests can take tours of the once secret space for $30 a pop.

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