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Sept. 11 Panel Rips Lack of Cooperation

Short on time and patience, leaders of the independent commission studying the Sept. 11 attacks released a status report Tuesday that singled out government departments, including Defense and Justice, that they said were not cooperating fully. Republican Thomas H. Kean and Democrat Lee Hamilton, chairman and vice chairman of the 10-member National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, said they took the unusual step because the Bush administration’s level of cooperation during the next few weeks will determine whether the panel can write a thorough report by its May 2004 deadline. “The task in front of us is monumental, and time is slipping by,” said Kean, a former governor of New Jersey. “Every day lost complicates our work.” Full Story

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