Her Turn To Talk

What will Condoleezza Rice face when she appears this week, publicly and under oath, before the commission investigating 9/11? Sources close to the inquiry tell TIME that panelists will probably grill Rice not only on questions raised by critics like former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke but also on issues raised by Administration officials like John McLaughlin, a career CIA officer and deputy to director George Tenet. According to a staff report, McLaughlin told the commission in private that amid a major spike in terrorist-threat intelligence in the summer of 2001, he "felt a great tension--especially in June and July 2001--between the...

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