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CIA blew chances to spot 9/11 threat, says report

Posted by alanmirs on August 22, 2007

George Tenet
George Tenet. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty

CIA blew chances to spot 9/11 threat, says report

· Information on hijackers kept from key personnel
· Former director George Tenet criticised for failings

As many as 60 people within the CIA read a cable referring to two of the 19 hijackers involved in the attacks on America on September 11 2001 before the event, yet the information was not shared with the parts of the organisation able to do anything about it, according to the agency’s own internal investigation


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