Joint Chiefs of Staff hold meetings at Lake Placid then Finland

The October 18 Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports "Powerful generals and admirals from some of the most powerful nations on Earth are reportedly meeting somewhere in the local area this weekend after flying into the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear on Friday."

A subsequent October 20 article in the Lake Placid News adds that the officials met in Whiteface Lodge under tight security (and secrecy)

On October 21, another local paper, The Press Republican quotes Capt. John Kirby, a special assistant to Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirming that the top military leaders from five countries - the fifth being Italy - met in Lake Placid to discuss "mutual security issues, including Afghanistan", the meeting apparently scheduled a month in advance

The Joint Chiefs are in Finland by Tuesday, meeting with the Russians!