Ron Suskind: And Then What Happened?

The time frame in Ron Suskind's book is 2001-04. Where did things go from there? In an interview last week with TIME's deputy Washington bureau chief, Mark Thompson, the author answered that and other questions:

After the cyanide plot was discovered, what measures were taken to find the Saudi terrorist cell?

By the time U.S. officials were alerted to what had happened, they also knew that the team had been called off. Some months before that, al-Qaeda had cased the subways. Folks from various law-enforcement agencies in and around New York fanned out in a targeted search for anything suspicious. But...

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