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With trove of data, U.S. is pressing 9/11 suspect

The intense interrogation of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged architect of the Sept. 11 attacks on America who is now in U.S. custody, is likely to stop just short of torture, U.S. intelligence experts said yesterday. And the man who boasted about dispatching suicide bombers and hijackers on missions of mass murder might cave in without much pressure, they added. “Sometimes the ones at the top are the ones that break the easiest,” said Sean McWeeney, former head of the FBI’s office for International Affairs. “Guys at the top are rarely the tough guys,” observed one congressional intelligence analyst. Working against the clock and driven by fear of an imminent threat, the FBI and CIA labored feverishly yesterday to question Mohammed and analyze a treasure trove of information seized as he was captured Saturday in Pakistan. Full Story

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