Government Data Mining Detailed Info on 9/11 Hijackers Back in 2000

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 9, 2005

According to an August 9, 2005 article in the New York Times, “More than a year before the Sept. 11 attacks, a small, highly classified military intelligence unit identified Mohammed Atta and three other future hijackers as likely members of a cell of Al Qaeda operating in the United States, according to a former defense intelligence official and a Republican member of Congress.” This article references information on the investigation into what government agencies and personnel had relevant resources related to the attacks prior to 9/11, published in an article from the August 2005 issue of Government Security News, Did DoD lawyers blow the chance to nab Atta?.

  • Related reference: CRS report, Data Mining: An Overview, updated June 7, 2005.
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