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CFR's Steven Simon on Flight 253 and Intel Reform

Today, on’s front page, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies Steven Simon comments on early White House analyses of intel related to the Christmas Day bombing attempt. Simon indicates that Obama counterterror adviser John Brennan is “on firm ground” in his observation that the Flight 253 intel failures were not similar to failures that occurred in conjunction with the September 11 attacks.

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