Detroit was chosen at random

Abdulmutallab and al-Qaida apparently chose to attack Detroit at random, a White House intelligence briefing revealed last week. “There is no evidence that Detroit was systematically targeted. It was just one of several options the bomber suspect had,” says Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Brighton).

Congressional hearings on the Abdulmutallab Christmas Day plot will begin next week, with a focus on preventing the next attack.