9/11 Commission Report: Missed Opportunities

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photoAfter nearly two years of investigation, the 9/11 Commission released its final findings report today. Among its findings, the Commission cited "operational opportunities" missed by the United States's intelligence community. America's institutions and leadership, said the Commission, failed in ways large, small and disastrous.

Emphasizing the gravity of the findings, Commission Chairman Thomas Kean urged the country to respond quickly, saying, "We do not have the luxury of time. We must prepare, and we must act."

Click one the "Listen" links to hear about the 9/11 Commission's final assessment of how America failed to stop the September 11th, 2001 tragedy.


Steve Coll, Washington Post Managing Editor

John Diamond, USA Today intelligence reporter

John MacGaffin, former CIA associate deputy director, former senior advisor to the director of the FBI

James Bamford, investigative reporter and author of "Pretext for War" and "Body of Secrets"

This program aired on July 22, 2004.


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