Gaps in terrorist information and what it will take to close them
President Obama says the gaps in intelligence that allowed a Nigerian man on board a Northwest Airlines flight with explosive components were inexcusable. He also says the government is collecting the correct information but not connecting the dots. Three experts on national security successes and failures talk about what needs to be done to better prevent the near disaster on Christmas day.
- Michael Hurley: Security consultant and former Special Advisor on counterterrorism to the U.S. Department of State. He also worked on public education for the 9-11 Commission.
- Richard Clarke: Former national security advisor for Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush. He's the author most recently of "Your Government Failed You." (2008) He's now chairman of Good Harbor Consulting.
- Jeffrey Smith: Former General Counsel at the CIA. He recently served on a task force on intelligence sharing and national security. Smith is an attorney at the Washington, DC firm Arnold & Porter.