AirTalk for January 4, 2010

Feds missed the pants bomber out of human error? Or systemic intelligence failure?

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The National Counterterrorism Center in Tysons Corner, Virginia

Could better communication between federal intelligence agencies have prevented Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from boarding a flight to the United States? John Brennan says, not a chance. The deputy national security adviser to President Obama denies a "smoking gun" in inter-agency communications. How well are agencies cooperating to prevent terrorism?

Guests:

Evan Perez, Justice Department Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal

Loch Johnson, Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia


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