California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is defending President Barack Obama's response to terrorist threats.
The Republican governor says he thinks Obama "is doing everything that he can."
Other GOP leaders have criticized the White House's terrorism-fighting policies.
Schwarzenegger agrees with Obama that the Christmas incident when a would-be bomber tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner showed a communications failure within government intelligence agencies.
The governor also notes that Democrats "a lot of times get the rap" for not being strong on security.
Schwarzenegger appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press."
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