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CIA Accountability With Respect to the 9/11 Attacks

Published June 2005

This CIA document analyzes the agency's activities prior to September 11. The report stated that "the Team found neither a 'single point of failure' nor a 'silver bullet' that would have enabled the Intelligence Community to predict or prevent the 9/11 attacks. The Team did find, however, failures to implement and manage important processes, to follow through with operations, and to properly share and analyze critical data. If IC officers had been able to view and analyze the full range of information available before 11 September 2001, they could have developed a more informed context in which to assess the threat reporting of the spring and summer that year". The report was written in June 2005 and released on August 21, 2007.

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