President Obama is demanding answers after an alleged trail of missed signals in the Christmas Day bomb plot. So how did this happen and what can be done to make sure it doesn't happen again?
Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff discussed the matter with us on Thursday's American Morning.
The attempted bombing of Flight 253 has revived the debate over ethnic profiling. New York State lawmaker Dov Hikind plans to resurrect a bill to let police use ethnicity when deciding who to stop, question and search. He says we should "go with the odds" when so many lives are at stake.
On Thursday's American Morning we discussed ethnic profiling with Rafi Ron, CEO of New Age Security Solutions and former security chief at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, and Mike German, a former FBI special agent and counsel for the ACLU.
The bar was set pretty high right from the start with President Barack Obama's inauguration. But 2009 also reached some scandalous lows in the world of politics. Our Jim Acosta looks back on the year in this American Morning original report.
Tonight's the night – New Year's Eve in Times Square. It's a big job for the New York Police Department, even without an attempted airline bombing fresh in everyone's minds. Our Allan Chernoff has this American Morning original report on how police are handling the massive security challenge.