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Seventh Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: Statement of Carol Ashley, January 26, 2004   [open pdf - 78KB]

Alternate Title: 9/11 Commisssion, Seventh Public Hearing: Statement of Carol Ashley, January 26, 2004

The seventh public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was held January 26-27, 2004 in Washington, DC. The two-day investigative hearing developed facts and circumstances relating to border and aviation security, two central aspects of the Commission's mandate. In this statement submitted for the record, Carol Ashley states: "In order to eliminate the systemic failure that allowed the terrorists to succeed, we must first understand what went wrong on September 11th. To gain that understanding, there are three basis questions which must be answered by all who were responsible for national security, including intelligence agencies, defense agencies, the FAA and immigration service, and the executive branch. Private sector entities responsible for security, including the airports, airlines and security firms, must also answer these questions: What did they know? When did they know it? What did they do with the information? With nearly 3,000 dead, no one should be exempt from scrutiny or accountability."

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2004-01-26
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National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
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National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: http://www.nationalcommission.gov
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