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As the Bush administration tries to figure out how it was caught unaware on Sept. 11, it has found a culprit within: the lack of human intelligence gathering overseas. Intelligence officials and others say over the past quarter century, the U.S. government has turned away from developing informants abroad. It is now paying a price. NPR's Barbara Bradley reports.