This has to be one of the dumbest photo ops in the history of photo ops. Flying a 747 low over Manhattan chased by two F16s, just to snap some PR pics. The people in New York were brought right back to that bright September day in 2001 when their lives changed.
This would be like the Denver SWAT team holding an 'active shooter' drill at Columbine High School without notifying the school or the students.
Someone, or several someones, should be fired over this, not just offer an apology, or have a letter put in their permanent government file, they should be putting their personal items in a cardboard box and being escorted out of the building.