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September 21, 2006

DOD IG report on Able Danger

Filed under: Intelligence and Info-Sharing — by Christian Beckner on September 21, 2006

The Department of Defense Inspector General has released a report responding to the numerous allegations regarding the Able Danger program and its relation to the 9/11 attacks. Among the findings:

  • The program did not identify Mohammed Atta prior to 9/11, stating that witness recollections to this effect were not accurate.
  • DOD officials did not explicitly prohibit the sharing of Able Danger information with the FBI.
  • Several terabytes of data related to the program were destroyed.
  • The revocation of Lt. Tony Shaffer’s security clearance was appropriate given the full scope of circumstances beyond those publicly known.

Here’s an AP story on the report. And here’s the reaction on the Able Danger Blog.

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