Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama is expected to receive a CIA update Monday on the botched Christmas Day terrorist attack, according to White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton.
The president will also meet with his deputy national security adviser, John Brennan.
Obama returned to Washington on Monday at the conclusion of the first family's Hawaii holiday vacation.
Authorities have said a Nigerian man tried Christmas Day to detonate explosives hidden in his underwear as a flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, made its final approach to Detroit, Michigan. The device failed to fully detonate, instead setting off a fire at the man's seat.
On Saturday, Obama tied the attack to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula - an affiliate of the extremist organization based in Yemen.
The group said the attempted December 25 attack was in retaliation for airstrikes against it on December 17 and 24. One of those attacks targeted four al Qaeda operatives believed to have been planning an imminent attack against either the U.S. or Saudi Arabian embassy in Yemen, or both, a senior U.S. military official told CNN Sunday.
On Saturday, Gen. David Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command, met with Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Yemen, a senior U.S. government official told CNN. During his meeting with Petraeus, Saleh expressed his appreciation for U.S. help in combating extremists, offered more support for U.S. counterterrorism strikes and said he would continue providing assistance for the U.S. investigation into the attempted bombing.
In his remarks Saturday, Obama pledged that everyone involved in the attack would be held accountable, and highlighted his administration's attempts to crack down on extremist enclaves in Yemen. The president also reiterated his long-standing promise to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat" al Qaeda.