Monday, January 11, 2010

White House Responds to Attempted 12/25 Terror Attack

The White House has released a summary of its review of the 12-25-09 attempted terrorist attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (see this article for the Washington Post's account of the review). The summary repeatedly mentions a failure by counterterrorism agencies, namely the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Counterrorism Center, to "connect the dots" of the information that they had collected. President Obama's directive in response to the review can be found in this pdf.

In response to the White House review, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has issued this release announcing five recommendations her department is making to enhance aviation security.

Need more suggestions for government resources on this topic? Take a look at our guides to Homeland Security, Intelligence, and Terrorism.

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