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."
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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.