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January 7th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Amb. Negroponte: Christmas Day attack part of larger plot?

Today the president will give the public an idea of how suspected terrorist Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab slipped past post-9/11 airline security and nearly pulled off an attack on a Christmas Day Northwest Airlines flight.

The White House plans to release an unclassified report on what went wrong and reveal new steps intended to thwart terrorist attacks in the future.

On Thursday's American Morning we discussed what the report may show with the former director of national intelligence, Ambassador John Negroponte.

Read more: Initial plane attack report coming out Thursday

Filed under: Airline safety • Terrorism
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Marie Shaw

    Airlines should have one or two seats with restraints in case a person poses a threat of a suspected terrorist attack.There are news stories where in the passengers had to use their headset wires and belts to restrain a person who exhibited a threat while in flight. A small flight dog who is trained in sniffing out explosives can help monitor and pin point suspects during a flight. These are some suggestions. Everyone should brainstorm and find solutions to help make our airline travel safer as this is a reoccurring problem in our modern society.

    January 10, 2010 at 12:37 am |
  2. gary (Mayfield Heights)

    Ms Chetry was interviewing John Negroponte, a well known human rights violater 1981-1985 while ambassador to Honduras. He supported detentions, assasinations, kidnappings, torture, and lying to Congress. Yet Ms. Chetry uses Negroponte as an "expert" on terrorism????? CNN and the Ameriican "news" media need to get their act together on what is real terrorism and its causes.

    January 9, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  3. Richard

    So much of the needed security for international flights could realized through a thourgh VISA system. If we don't give them a right to enter our country and issue a non-conterfietable visa to those people who past the vetting process, it would help the situation. The most important point of this process is that -'WE MUST TRAIN OUR CLERKS TO SPELL THE NAMES CORRECTLY ON VISA APPLICATIONS.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:00 am |
  4. Fred Robinson

    Hi Kiran:

    A comprehensive security plan must be drawn up. Body scanners and other devices are not out of the question if the public is to be protected. No one wants a repeat of 9/11.

    Have a good day.


    January 7, 2010 at 11:06 am |
  5. Michael Casey

    It's so cold that perhaps they will take back Al Gore's Nobel prize and his Oscar!

    January 7, 2010 at 10:42 am |