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by Paul Kerstein

Pre-9/11 Missteps by FBI Detailed

Jun 10, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

The inability to detect the Sept. 11, 2001, hijacking plot amounts to a”significant failure” by the FBI and was caused in large part by”widespread and longstanding deficiencies” in the way the agencyhandled terrorism and intelligence cases, according to a reportreleased yesterday. The Washington Postreports that in one particularly notable finding, the report by JusticeDepartment Inspector General Glenn A. Fine concluded that the FBImissed at least five chances to detect the presence of two of thesuicide hijackers — Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid Almihdhar — after theyfirst entered the United States in early 2000. Read more.