Topic: Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment
A Republicans senator is blaming the White House for failing to heed red flags on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. But others call that a rush to judgment.
The federal government is now examining the intelligence it had of Tamerlan Tsarnaev prior to the Boston marathon bombing in order to determine whether it could have acted to prevent the attack. Different spellings of the suspected bomber's name appear to have helped him avoid detection during recent travels to Russia.
Republicans generally approve of Obama’s plan to improve terrorist intelligence after the Christmas Day airliner bombing attempt. But they suggest more should be done, and hearings will give them a chance to say so.
01/08/2010 02:12 pm
In a review of the Christmas Day terrorist attempt, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says that what should have been clear intelligence warnings fell through the cracks.
01/07/2010 07:12 pm
The Christmas Day attack suspect was on a terrorist watchlist but still managed to board a US-bound flight. The reason lies in the three-tier system of US watchlists.
01/07/2010 02:02 pm
Intelligence analysts must go through a sea of data in efforts to prevent another terror attack.
01/05/2010 03:36 pm
Senate confirmation of President Obama's nominee for head of the Transportation Security Administration was delayed by Republican Sen. Jim DeMint over unionization concerns. Experts say confirmation is urgent, but any blame for the attack on the agency is misplaced.
12/29/2009 06:38 pm
Airport security measures change in response to every plot, and the Christmas Day terrorist attack is no different. But use of screening technologies hasn't kept up with new terrorist methods.
12/29/2009 05:29 pm