Release of the Security Review Conducted After the Failed Christmas Terrorist Attack

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.

UPDATE: 

Read the President's remarks.

Read the Transcript  |  Download Video: mp4 (254MB) | mp3 (12MB)

Read the transcript of the press briefing with Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano, Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Brennan, and Press Secretary Gibbs.

Read the Transcript  |  Download Video: mp4 (508MB) | mp3 (37MB)

 

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