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Panel faults US intelligence as poorly organized, leaderless

A diffusely organised intelligence community, with functions spread among several agencies but overseen by none, hampered the flow of information that might have uncovered the September 11 terrorist plot, an independent inquiry determined. “The community lacked a common information architecture that would help ensure the integration of counterterrorism data,” read the report by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. The report also faulted the CIA and other intelligence agencies for having vastly underestimated the threat posed by Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terror network in the months leading up to the attacks. The document was released on the second of two days of hearings into whether intelligence officials did everything possible to prevent al-Qaeda’s attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in 2001 that left about 3,000 dead. Full Story

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