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'Able Danger' and Coordinating Pre-Sept. 11 Intelligence

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'Able Danger' and Coordinating Pre-Sept. 11 Intelligence

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'Able Danger' and Coordinating Pre-Sept. 11 Intelligence

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An Army intelligence officer, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, says his unit, known as "Able Danger," identified four future Sept. 11 hijackers as al Qaeda members in the United States — well before the 2001 attacks. He says the 9/11 Commission did not thoroughly investigate this data.

Guests:

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, oversaw the Army's "Able Danger" intelligence unit

Thomas Kean, chairman of the 9/11 Commission; former Republican governor of New Jersey

Harry "Skip" Brandon, former deputy assistant director in charge of counterterrorism and national security at the FBI; retired in 1993 after 23 years with the FBI; founding partner of Smith Brandon International, a defense and security consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch

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