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Top Clinton officials defend 1998 attack on Sudanese factory

Two top officials under former president Bill Clinton defended their decision to launch cruise missiles against a Sudanese factory suspected of producing material for use in chemical or biological weapons. Clinton’s secretary of state Madeleine Albright and former defense secretary William Cohen gave their account of the event at a public hearing of an independent inquiry ordered by Congress to examine US intelligence ahead of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. “On actionable intelligence, I believed, and continue to believe, that the plant in Sudan was connected to this network that Osama bin Laden had had in Sudan and that it was an appropriate strike,” Albright told the commission. Full Story

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