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A White House review of the attempted Christmas Day terror attack found that human error and a series of systematic breakdowns allowed a Nigerian man who had been linked to extremists in Yemen to board a plane bound for Detroit allegedly with explosives hidden under his clothes.

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Report: Focus was on al-Qaeda plans overseas
Article | By concentrating on the strategic threat posed by the al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen and its plans for attacking U.S. targets there, U.S. intelligence agencies failed to focus on the group's preparations for a direct strike in this country, a White House review of the Dec. 25 attempted airline bombi...

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