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Investigations following the Sept. 11 attacks demonstrated that cooperation between national intelligence agencies is vital in battling global terror. Yet French antiterrorism officials complain that they are being shut out by their U.S. counterparts. "We're expected to turn over everything we turn up, but our requests for information fall on deaf ears," says a senior French antiterrorism official.

Case in point: the refusal by the U.S. to relay information provided by French al-Qaeda suspects held at Guantanamo Bay. "First the Americans said they couldn't transfer evidence obtained outside U.S. territory," said the official. "Then they said because Guantanamo is a military...

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