The first in a series about the evolving nature of al-Qaida, Margaret Warner speaks with a former CIA staffer about the terror group's influence.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top stories of the past week, including President Obama's review of U.S. intelligence systems, and the retirements of two prominent Senate Democrats.
The November attack on Fort Hood and the failed plot to blow up a passenger jet on Christmas have renewed questions on how U.S. intelligence is analyzed and tracked. Judy Woodruff talks to a panel for more.
President Obama took responsibility for the systemic failures that allowed a terror suspect to board a plane with an explosive, saying in a statement "the buck stops with me." Jim Lehrer talks to counter-terrorism experts and lawmakers for reaction.
President Obama on Thursday outlined the intelligence missteps that failed to prevent an attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day, saying that while the incident was a systemic failure, "ultimately the buck stops with me."…
By Quinn Bowman
As President Obama talks to advisers about the lapses that allowed an attempted airline bombing on Christmas Day, the PBS NewsHour asked intelligence experts to weigh in on what reforms they would recommend and to reflect on changes since 2001.
President Obama told U.S. security chiefs Tuesday that an attempted airliner bomb attack was the result of a "screw up" by intelligence agencies and that he won't tolerate it. Jim Lehrer gets reaction on the president's remarks and U.S. efforts…
President Obama said Tuesday the U.S. had sufficient information to disrupt the Christmas Day plot to blow up a U.S. airliner, but "failed to connect the dots." Ray Suarez interviews Chief of Staff for the National Security Council Denis McDonough…
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the stories of the week, including the political fallout from the failed attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day and the prospects for politics in 2010.
The discussion over failed security measures that led to the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound flight continues with three veterans of the intelligence community. Jeffrey Brown moderates the debate.
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