Breaking: Report Reveals CIA Failures Before 9/11

| Tue Aug. 21, 2007 7:32 PM EDT

From the Los Angeles Times:

The CIA never developed an overall strategy for confronting Al Qaeda and let precious expertise and resources go unused in the years leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks, according to an internal investigation...

Some key findings:

  • The CIA failed to spend all its funding for counter-terrorism, even while agency officials expressed concern about the growing threat of terrorism and asked for increased funding.
  • The CIA let its battles with other agencies get in the way of its efforts.
  • The report points to overall incompetence rather than any smoking gun.

The CIA has tried to suppress its own report for more than two years.

Read more on the CIA's role in 9/11 here.

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