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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 Getty Images

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?


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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