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Army project illustrates promise, shortcomings of data mining

In the spring of 2000, a year and a half before the 9/11 attacks, Erik Kleinsmith made a decision that history may judge as a colossal mistake. Then a 35-year-old Army major assigned to a little-known intelligence organization at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, Kleinsmith had compiled an enormous cache of information — most of it electronically stored — about the Al Qaeda terrorist network. It described the group’s presence in countries around the world, including the United States. Full Story

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