From: Otis Willie
Subject: Officials Question FBI Terror Readiness
Organization: The American War Library
NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 21:33:45 EST
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 02:33:45 GMT
Officials Question FBI Terror Readiness
(EXCERPT) By Dana Priest and Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, November 12, 2002; Page A01
With intelligence agencies predicting that Iraq and sympathetic
Islamic extremists will attempt to launch terrorist attacks against
the United States in the event of war, many government officials are
growing concerned that the FBI is dangerously unprepared to detect or
thwart strikes on U.S. soil.
Fourteen months after the terror attacks on New York and Washington,
the FBI does not have a detailed understanding of domestic terrorist
networks that could fund, prepare and launch revenge attacks, said
administration and congressional officials and outside experts.
The FBI's assessment of the domestic threat includes a much more
narrow cast of...
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