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Obama briefed on preliminary reports on airline attack

Obama briefed on prelimi

US President Barack Obama was briefed on early reports on the botched Christmas Day airline terror attack and said he that he would "meet personally" next week with officials involved in a review of what went wrong.Obama on Thursday said he spoke with his homeland security and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to hear an update on a preliminary assessment about what allowed a 23-year-old Nigerian with suspected terrorist links to board a Detroit-bound airplane. Officials say the suspect attempted to destroy the plane as it landed in the United States.Obama ordered a review of intelligence and travel policies after the events. Obama said he also spoke with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to hear about her agency's review.
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