From: Otis Willie
Subject: CIA Touts Successes In Fighting Terrorism
Organization: The American War Library
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 17:46:48 EST
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 22:46:48 GMT
CIA Touts Successes In Fighting Terrorism
(EXCERPT) By Walter Pincus Washington Post Staff Writer Friday,
November 1, 2002; Page A29
CIA Director George J. Tenet and other intelligence officials have
been attempting to counter criticism of their failure to disrupt the
attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon last year by
speaking more openly about successes in thwarting what the government
believes were planned terrorist actions.
Last year, for example, U.S. authorities stymied plots to kidnap
Americans in three countries by using information from a captured
senior associate of Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader. Attacks on
U.S. facilities and personnel in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the Incirlik
air base in Turkey, as well as against U.S. embassies in Rome and
Paris, also were disrupted.
In 2000, the United States was able to break up...
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