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9/11 Timeline contributor Kevin Fenton has recently published an investigation into the intelligence failures before 9/11. Disconnecting the Dots is the most detailed examination of actions taken by the CIA, FBI and NSA in the run-up to the attacks yet published.
The book shows that a small group of people centered on the CIA’s bin Laden unit, Alec Station, withheld key information about two of the hijackers, Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi, from the FBI for over a year and a half. At the same time, the NSA was also failing to pass on similar information. Had the information been passed, it is highly likely that the FBI would have been able to stop the plot and prevent the attacks.
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