Probing 9/11: Show Us the Money

The panel charged with figuring out why the FBI, the CIA and other federal agencies were unable to stop the Sept. 11 terrorist plot is about to seek a huge budget boost. Sources tell TIME that commission chairman Thomas Kean has concluded that the $3 million allotted in legislation passed late last year is not nearly enough. He is expected to ask Congress for $12 million to $15 million. That's a fivefold increase, but still far less than the $50 million allotted for the probe of last month's space-shuttle catastrophe.

The panel got off to a slow start last year...

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