Feds threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI & Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out.
"In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration's James Johnston said the agency was aware of
"the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes"
in an around New York City.
But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor's office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out."Web Link
Never loose the opportunity of a crisis seems to be the policy now, this one backfired.