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Did the System Really Work Like ‘Clockwork?’


DHS Chief Janet Napolitano from this morning:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told me this morning on “This Week” that “everything went according to clockwork” in how passengers, crew and the government reacted to the attempted bombing of Flight 253. 

But she wasn’t so sure about how well the government performed before the incident. 

It took almost two-and-a-half hours before President Obama was informed of the terrorist attack. Is that the presidential-notification-response time the DHS expects for future terrorist attacks?


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