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Sept. 11 Panel: CIA Ignored Al Qaeda for Years

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Sept. 11 Panel: CIA Ignored Al Qaeda for Years

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Sept. 11 Panel: CIA Ignored Al Qaeda for Years

Sept. 11 Panel: CIA Ignored Al Qaeda for Years

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The CIA and other intelligence agencies were too slow to recognize and describe the threat posed by al Qaeda, and failed to warn other government agencies properly, according to findings by the Sept. 11 commission. But CIA Director George Tenet and FBI Director Robert Mueller warn some of the panel's proposed reforms might make things worse. Hear NPR's Larry Abramson.