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January 7, 2010

White House Review of the December 25, 2009 Attempted Terrorist Attack

Filed under: Aviation Security,Intelligence and Info-Sharing — by Christopher Bellavita on January 7, 2010

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The White house has released its summary of the review on the December 25, 2009 Attempted Terrorist Attack

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/summary_of_wh_review_12-25-09.pdf

and the related directive

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/potus_directive_corrective_actions_1-7-10.pdf

The press release says:

“The review of our security and intelligence systems following the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day has been completed.  The President spoke two days ago about “the urgency of getting this right,” and the identification of failures in this review, along with the immediate ordering of reforms and corrective steps both today and in the days since this incident, are a recognition of that urgency.  This review is also a recognition that while there is no place for partisanship and the old Washington blame game in dealing with Al Qaeda and the threat they represent, keeping American safe depends on honest and direct accountability.”

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/01/07/release-security-review-conducted-after-failed-christmas-terrorist-attack-0

And here is a link to the president’s remarks about “strengthening intelligence and aviation security.”

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1 Comment »

Comment by William R. Cumming

January 8, 2010 @ 3:33 am

The word “Hortatory” comes to mind. It will not be enough to engage in speech or written directives. President Ike found that official issuance of directive seldom resuled in the same result as in military chain of command.

How about just erecting a few mock gallows on the mall for nonperforming sectors of our government and political elite?

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