POLITICS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Newsweek: White House Advisor Briefed in October On Underwear Bomb Technique

White House counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan was briefed last October on an Al Qaeda assassination attempt that investigators now believe used the same underwear bombing technique as the Nigerian suspect who tried to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, U.S. intelligence and administration officials tell Newsweek.

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