Senate panel finds 14 failures in Christmas Day bombing attempt

Senate investigators say 14 different intelligence failures allowed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board a Northwest Airlines jet despite warnings he might pose a security risk. Roughly a half-dozen federal agencies share the blame for failing to stop the alleged underwear bomber, according to a report issued Tuesday. "It's vital that reforms be made quickly to prevent future attacks by al-Qaida, its affiliates and other terrorist groups," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee. But many of the agencies involved say they already have patched holes and increased information sharing, as recommended by the Senate report.

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