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Tenth Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: Statement of John Ashcroft , April 13, 2004   [open pdf - 19KB]

Alternate Title: 9/11 Commisssion, Tenth Public Hearing: Statement of John Ashcroft, April 13, 2004

The tenth public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was held April 13-14, in Washington, DC. The two-day hearing examined the performance of law enforcement and the Intelligence Community prior to September 11 and evaluated post-9/11 reforms in these areas. This testimony was part of a panel on "Summer 2001." In this testimony, Attorney General John Ashcroft addresses four central issues: 1) the nature of the covert action authorities directed at Usama Bin Laden prior to 2001; 2) guidelines and procedures which imposed barriers to communications between the law enforcement and intelligence communities; 3) lack of support for information technology at the FBI; and 4) the National Security Council plan to disrupt the al Qaeda network in the U.S. that our government failed to implement fully seventeen months before September 11.

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2004-04-13
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National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: http://www.9-11commission.gov
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