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Obama discusses plans to thwart terrorist attacks

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the foiled Christmas Day airliner attack exposed "a potentially disastrous" security failure in which the U.S. intelligence community had enough information to connect the dots ahead of time but didn't.

The president spoke after a White House meeting Tuesday with the high-ranking government officials charged with carrying out two reviews.

Obama told reporters the security lapse didn't have to do with the collection of information but with the failure to integrate and analyze what was there. He said, "We have to do better and we will do better and we have to do it quickly."

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