Four steps that the Obama administration should take immediately to help improve American security in the wake of a terrorist attack

Lawmakers release plan to strengthen U.S. security

By Jim Kouri Monday, January 11, 2010

As President Barack Obama struggles with the national security and political failures of his administration—especially the failures of a security team that includes Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, and Obama’s homeland security advisor John Brennan—members of the U.S. Congress are voicing their skepticism of the president’s future plans.

The top Republicans on the House Intelligence, Armed Services and Homeland Security committees outlined four steps that the Obama administration should take immediately to help improve American security in the wake of a terrorist attack on a Detroit-bound aircraft, the multiple killings at a US military installation in Texas, and the continued push to adjudicate terrorism cases in civilian courts.

“I am concerned that we did not act quickly enough after the Fort Hood incident to fix problems in our national security systems,