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NSA & Sept. 11

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NSA & Sept. 11

NSA & Sept. 11

NSA & Sept. 11

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Host Bob Edwards speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about the two Arabic language messages intercepted by the National Security Agency on Sept. 10 that hinted at the next day's terrorist attacks. They were not translated until Sept. 12. The messages were discussed at Tuesday's Senate-House closed door intelligence hearing. Intelligence officials say the messages, even if decoded, would not have provided enough information to prevent the attacks.