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(Studio: Jeff Glor) Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Orr) The role of US-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in the plot by Umar Abdulmutallab to blow up Flight 253 on Christmas day reviewed; details given of his ties to the 9/11 hijackers, Ft. Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan & Abdulmutallab & about what Abdulmutallab has said. [In 2001, AWLAKI - comments on the association of Islam & terrorism.] Why Abdulmutallab was expansive about his deeds early on discussed.
(Studio: Jeff Glor) A copy of Abdulmutallab's passport shown.
(Honolulu: Chip Reid) The work being done by the vacationing President Obama to figure out what went wrong with intelligence & this plot examined; details given about what Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is doing, the enhancing of security checks, the terrorist lists & security breakdowns about "the Nigerian." Statements to the intelligence community from national security director Dennis Blair & from former Vice President Dick Cheney critical of Obama quoted. The likelihood someone will be fired over this discussed.
(Studio: Jeff Glor) The security changes for the watch lists noted.
- Glor, Jeff;
- Orr, Bob;
- Reid, Chip
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