Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US

(2001)

In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, government authorities, Congress, and the public wanted to know whether the U.S. intelligence community and President George W. Bush had had any warning of the attacks and whether steps could have been taken to prevent them. Those who later concluded that the attacks were the result of intelligence failures and a lack of a sense of urgency on the president's part point to the record of an intelligence briefing the president received on August 6, 2001, a little more than a month before the attacks. This...

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Collage of images of Osama bin Laden and terrorist attacks (Library of Congress)

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