Obama orders $1B spent on airport body scanners
'We are at war,' President says in revising data, visa policies
| January 8, 2010
WASHINGTON - President Obama yesterday ordered intelligence agencies to streamline how terrorism threats are pursued and analyzed, saying the government has to respond aggressively to the failures that allowed a Nigerian man to ignite an explosive on a jetliner on Christmas Day.Mr. Obama directed the Homeland Security Department to acquire $1 billion in advanced-technology equipment, including body scanners, for screening passengers at airports.
He said intelligence reports involving threats would be distributed more widely among agencies. He instructed the State Department to review its visa policy to make it more difficult for people with connections to terrorism to receive visas, while making it simpler to revoke U.S. visas when questions arise."We are at war," Mr. Obama said, releasing an unclassified version of a report on the attempted attack. He pledged not to "succumb to a siege mentality" sacrificing America's civil liberties for security, but he called for expanding the criteria for adding people to terrorism watch lists.
Declaring the "buck stops with me," the President avoided blaming any particular agency or official for breakdowns that allowedUmar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board the Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit armed with explosives despite a series of warning signs along the way.
"Ultimately, the buck stops with me," Mr. Obama said. "As President, I have a solemn responsibility to protect our nation and our people. When the system fails, it's my responsibility."Nevertheless, the remedies he ordered in a memo to Cabinet officials and security chiefs mostly were modest steps, and intelligence officials defended the existing system as largely functional and superior to the apparatus in place before the Sept. 11 attacks.
Mr. Obama called on U.S. intelligence and security communities to strengthen terrorist watch lists, especially the nation's no-fly list, by expanding criteria for people to be included. The President also demanded reviews that could lead to additional travelers being subjected to time-consuming secondary security checks at airports, as well as visa denials and revocations at consulates.After the release of the report, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled changes her agency is implementing, including plans that were in motion before Christmas to deploy 300 advanced imaging machines to airports around the country.
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