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Intelligence Expert James Lewis: Failed Attack on Flight 253 was Analytical Failure, Not Intelligence Failure

Important signs missed: Father/banker saying ‘Watch out for my son.’ Buying the ticket with cash Coming from Yemen No luggage Inclination to over-react. Not a problem that can be fixed by better sensors. James Lewis: “We need to slow down the rate of recruitment.” (of young Muslims)

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Terror Director Ski Bum? Leitner in Charge of ‘Connecting the Dots’ Stayed on the Slopes after Christmas Airliner Bomb Attempt

Michael Leiter, the top official in charge of analyzing terror threats with the NCTC did not cut short his ski vacation after the underwear bomber nearly blew up an Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, according to a report in the New York Daily News. Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center since […]

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Obama Video: Northwest Airlines Flight 253 Security Breach Shows ‘Systemic Failure … Totally Unacceptable’

President Barack Obama on Tuesday acknowledged “deficiencies” and a “systemic failure” in the nation’s national security and anti-terror system regarding the attempt on Northwest Airlines Flight 253.. Obama said U.S. intelligence officials were warned weeks ago about the Nigerian man alleged to have tried to blow up a U.S.-bound flight on Christmas Day, and the […]

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Intelligence details leading up to Al Qaeda underwear bomb attempt on Flight 253

Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, a Nigerian engineering student at University College London, is said to have admitted to trying to detonate an explosive powder taped to his leg with chemicals aboard the Airbus 330 which was carrying 278 passengers. The explosive powder on his body was undetected before boarding KLM Flight 588 in Lagos, Nigeria […]

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