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CIA Tipped on Sept. 11 Hijacker in 1999

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CIA Tipped on Sept. 11 Hijacker in 1999

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CIA Tipped on Sept. 11 Hijacker in 1999

CIA Tipped on Sept. 11 Hijacker in 1999

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German officials say that in March 1999, they gave CIA officials the first name and phone number of a man who turned out to be a Sept. 11 hijacker. The panel investigating the Sept. 11 attacks is questioning why U.S. officials failed to pursue the lead aggressively. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and Philip Zelikow, executive director of the Sept. 11 commission.