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Sept. 11 Panel Hearings: Day One

3/23/04, Hour 1: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

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3/23/04, Hour 2: Albright's Testimony Continues

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3/23/04, Hour 4: Former Defense Secretary William Cohen

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3/23/04, Hour 5: Cohen Answers Questions from Panel

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3/23/04, Hour 3: Secretary of State Colin Powell

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3/23/04, Hour 6: Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is sworn at the 8th National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the U.S., Tuesday, March 23, 2004. Reuters Limited hide caption

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The independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks holds public hearings on the nation's anti-terrorism policies before and after the attacks.

On Wednesday, CIA Director George Tenet, former NSC official Samuel Berger and former NSC coordinator for counter-terrorism Richard Clarke lead testimony.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former Secretary of State William Cohen are among those who testified on Tuesday.

The hearings come on the heels of the publication of Against All Enemies, in which Clarke charges that the Bush administration ignored warnings about the al Qaeda threat and pushed to link the Sept. 11 attacks to Iraq.