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9/11 commission finds flaws in FBI strategy

The US national commission investigating the terror attacks of September 11 2001 on Tuesday highlighted shortcomings in the counter-terror strategy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as it started hearing public testimony from past and present US law-enforcemnet chiefs. With testimony from John Ashcroft, attorney-general, and Robert Mueller, FBI director, on Wednesday, the heads of US law enforcement will face questions over communication failures and underfunding of counter-terrorism efforts. In a preliminary report on its findings so far, the commission said that when the attacks took place the FBI’s efforts had been “limited in several areas critical to an effective, preventive counterterrorism strategy”. Full Story

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