President Obama demanded answers, Tuesday, on why a suspected terrorists was allowed onboard a flight bound for the U.S., despite previous warning signs that he was planning an attack.
After meeting with his security team, Obama said the intelligence community "failed to connect the dots" leading up to the Christmas day terror plot.
The administration has since increased security, but the president plans to hold those behind the mistakes accountable.
"I will not tolerate it," he said.
As a result, 14 countries --most of them with a Muslim majority-- are getting more scrutiny and the terrorist watch list is expanding daily.
Click play to watch President Obama's speech after the meeting. Also, click here for more analysis on the security talks with CBN News White Correspondent David Brody.
In Tuesday's meeting with leaders of the CIA, Homeland Security, and other security branches, the president received reports on the status of the intelligence system, how the terrorism watch list can be improved, an in depth review of airline screening and a review of terrorism detention techniques as well.
The White House said it has full confidence in National Intelligence Chief Dennis Blair and CIA director Leon Panetta. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs also made it clear that the meeting was not about playing the blame game.
"This is a far more serious game than trying to figure out which agency can blame which other agency. That's not the point," he said. "The point in this is to take every conceivable and knowable action, to ensure that what we collect, is processed. That as it's gathered it's processed and that it's used to prevent something like this from happening."
More meetings, changes and reviews are expected later this week.