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Rice saw Russia, China as the major threats

In the months and days leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, senior White House officials were obsessed not with Islamic terrorism, but with Russia and China, which they believed posed the most serious threats in the world. Documents illustrating this Cold War mindset emerged as U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice announced that she will testify next Thursday before a congressional commission into the administration’s failure to anticipate or prevent the Sept. 11 attacks. Her 2½ hours of televised testimony will likely focus on her dedication to the superpower rivalries of another era, and her belief that the threat of Islamic terrorism was a relic from the previous administration.Full Story

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