The fallout from the Hawaii missile blunder

A Hawaiian sunset
The Fairmont Orchid Hotel is viewed at sunset along the Kona Kohala Coast, Hawaii. Photo: George Rose / Getty Images

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says the operator who "selected the wrong menu option" has been "temporarily reassigned, but an AP dispatch from Honolulu says residents and tourists "remained rattled."

Why it matters: "The blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile fed skepticism Sunday about the government's ability to keep them informed in a real emergency."