One of the reasons that was blamed for the terrorist attacks on Sept 11, 2011 was that we were NOT on top of every single military intelligence that was available. According to what the news said, there had been information available that was just taken for granted. Military intelligence officials, and national security officials, presumably failed to connect the dots and unveil the patterns of behavior of those who had already tried to conduct similar attacks on previous years.
Therefore, the President needs to get all the intelligence personnel of this country in consistent alert. He cannot afford to have another Sept 11 happen again. We are vulnerable. He should know this. At least, I hope he does.