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9/11 Panel May Not Reach Unanimity on Final Report

Members of the federal commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks have warned in recent days that the panel may fail to produce a unanimous final report this summer, with disagreements most likely over the panel’s recommendations for a restructuring of the F.B.I., the C.I.A. and other counterterrorism agencies. The threat of a split, with the possibility of separate majority and minority reports, is likely to be welcome news at the F.B.I., the C.I.A. and other intelligence and law-enforcement agencies that have been harshly criticized by the panel at its public hearings and that are almost certain to be targets of its final report. In interviews this week, members of the bipartisan commission said they would strive to agree on a unanimous report before their congressionally mandated deadline of July 26. The commission is scheduled to meet privately throughout June to debate the policy recommendations that will be the centerpiece of the document. Full Story

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