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Thursday, January 7, 2010

NCTC Director Michael Leiter Remained on Ski Slopes after Christmas Day Airline Bombing Attempt

From The New York Daily News
By James Gordon Meek

The top official in charge of analyzing terror threats did not cut short his ski vacation after the underwear bomber nearly blew up an airliner on Christmas Day, the Daily News has learned.

Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center since 2007, decided not to return to his agency's "bat cave" nerve center in McLean, Va., until several days after Christmas, two U.S. officials said.

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