President Obama says there is no specific national security threat for the holiday weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama briefed the public on the nation's homeland security posture heading into the holiday season.

"What I want the American people to know is that we’re taking every step possible to keep our homeland safe," the president said. "As of today, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland. In the event of a specific, credible threat, the public will be informed."



Obama spoke from the White House after meeting with his national security team in the Situation Room.


The White House has said there is no credible and specific intelligence indicating a plot in the U.S. similar to the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. However, the White House says Obama wanted to review efforts to monitor threats and evaluate security procedures heading into the busy holiday travel season.

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