Wednesday, January 13, 2010

News Talk Online January 11, 2010: Failure To Connect The Homeland Security Dots

We took an in-depth look at the government's failure to connect the dots in both the underwear bomber's attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines jet on Christmas Day and the successful terrorist attack on Fort Hood, allegedly by a Muslim U.S. Army major who had become radicalized.

Joining us to shed insight into these intelligence failures was former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman, author of The Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA. Goodman also talked about the CIA's blunder in letting a Palestinian triple agent suicide bomber onto its Afghanistan base where he blew himself and seven CIA operatives, including the base chief, up.

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