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Obama: 'A systemic failure' occured in US skies

Obama: 'A systemic failure' occured in US skies

President Barack Obama says he wants a preliminary accounting of what went wrong in an attempted attack on a U.S. airliner to be completed by Thursday because "it's essential we diagnose the problems quickly."
Obama said on Tuesday said "a systemic failure has occurred" that led a "catastrophic breach of security" and allowed a 23-year-old Nigerian to board a plane to the United States despite warnings from the suspect's father. The suspect is accused of trying to destroy a Detroit-bound plane on Friday.
Obama says deficiencies allowed the suspect to get as far as he did. Obama says he wants to hear what went wrong and how the United States can better protect its skies.
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Associated Press writer Audrey McAvoy in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, contributed to this report.


Updated : 2021-08-04 02:53 GMT+08:00