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Probe Reveals al-Qaida's Fluid Planning

The interrogations of Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed portray an al-Qaida terror network that is fluid in its planning, willing to go slowly to achieve spectacular results and determined to carry out plots even when initially thwarted. Along the way, terrorist volunteers are shifted between different attack plots based on opportunity, according to interrogation reports reviewed by The Associated Press. For instance, Mohammed told his captors that when two of the four original operatives assigned by Osama bin Laden to the Sept. 11 plot failed to get U.S. visas because they were Yemenis, bin Laden simply changed course and asked the two to study the possibility of hijacking planes in Asia. Full Story

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