Failures of Intelligence

A joint House-Senate committee investigating intelligence failures before Sept.11 released a scathing staff report last week accusing the CIA of not devoting enough resources to uncovering Osama bin Laden's plots against the U.S. One FBI agent testified that he warned headquarters just 13 days before the attacks that because he was denied permission to pursue Khalid Almihdhar, above, who later turned out to be one of the 19 hijackers, "someday, someone will die." President Bush announced he would now support a blue-ribbon commission to investigate what went wrong. The CIA denies it was aslei*Aep, but since last Sept. 11, its Counter-Terrorism...

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