Obama reviewing US intelligence system

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the recent air travel incident at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Obama is to receive a preliminary report on what allowed a 23-year-old Nigerian with suspected terrorist ties to board a plane he tried to destroy on Christmas Day, along with early recommendations about how to reduce chances for more attacks. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

January 1, 2010 3:47:54 PM PST
President Barack Obama is reviewing reports from homeland security officials as his administration tries to determine what U.S. policy and personnel failures preceded the attempted Detroit jetliner bombing.