White House: System worked in response to attack

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Posted: Oct 29, 2010 5:01 PM
White House: System worked in response to attack

White House Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan says the national security system worked well in response to the discovery of two explosive packages bound for the United States.

Brennan says national security officials here and abroad responded quickly and have defused the packages. He says a series of searches of suspicious packages in U.S. cities was just a precaution.

U.S. officials have said they are increasingly convinced the attack originated with al-Qaida in Yemen, but Brennan stopped short of linking the plot to the group.