‘A Failure to Connect the Dots’ – WSJ.com


The antiterror education of President Obama continued yesterday, with his release of a White House report blaming the “counterterrorism community” as a whole for “a failure to connect the dots of intelligence” that would have prevented Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from boarding a plane to Detroit on Christmas Day. Mr. Obama blamed no one in particular […]

The Terrorists’ Best Weapon: Intelligence Failures – by Ryan Mauro


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Almost a decade after 9/11, information to stop al-Qaeda is still stalled.

Obama cites apparent al-Qaida link in bomb plot – AP


An al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen apparently ordered the Christmas Day plot against a U.S. airliner, training and arming the 23-year-old Nigerian man accused in the failed bombing, President Barack Obama said Saturday. “This is not the first time this group has targeted us,” Obama said, reporting on some of the findings of an administration review […]