Intelligence matters : the CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia, and the failure of America's War on Terror /
Bob Graham with Jeff Nussbaum.
[New ed.].
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2008.
xxix, 334 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0700616268 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780700616268 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2008.
0700616268 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780700616268 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
A meeting in Malaysia -- Arrival in America -- Settled in San Diego -- Beginning training -- A gathering storm -- Hanjour joins al-Hazmi -- Teaming up -- Terrorists on the move -- Final preparations -- Zero hour -- The aftermath -- A meeting at MacDill -- The inquiry begins -- Into the Middle East -- Discoveries in San Diego -- A "slam dunk"? -- "Blood on your hands" -- Stonewall -- Final battles -- Conclusion : the realities of today.
general note
"with a new preface and postscript."
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-314) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Bob Graham, a former two-term governor of Florida, served from 1987 to 2005 in the United States Senate, including ten years on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, which he chaired in 2001-2002. He currently leads the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida and University of Miami Jeff Nussbaum is a partner in the speechwriting and strategy firm West Wing Writers
Bowker Data Service Summary
Shining much-needed light on areas the 9/11 Commission preferred to keep dark, 'Intelligence Matters' chronicles the efforts of a historic joint House-Senate inquiry to get to the bottom of our intelligence failures on that infamous day in 2001.
Main Description
Shining much-needed light on areas the 9/11 Commission preferred to keep dark, Intelligence Matters chronicles the efforts of a historic joint House-Senate inquiry to get to the bottom of our intelligence failures on that infamous day in 2001. Originally published in 2004 amid the media circus surrounding The 9/11 Commission Report, it told more than a riveting tale-it also provided an unflinching expos of failure, incompetence, and deceit at the highest levels of our government. The Joint Inquiry, co-chaired by Senator Bob Graham (D-Florida), was the first and arguably most effective government body to investigate the horrendous 2001 attacks. Indeed, it helped compel a reluctant George W. Bush to establish the 9/11 Commission. But while both investigations sharply criticized the failures of our nations intelligence establishment, only Grahams dared to challenge the Bush administration on a number of troubling points-especially the apparent complicity of Saudi officials in the events of 9/11, the subsequent protection provided by President Bush for a large number of Saudis (including members of the bin Laden family), and the run-up to the Iraq War, which Graham voted against. The original work combined a compelling narrative of 9/11 with an insightful eyewitness chronicle of the Joint Inquirys investigation, conclusions, and recommendations. Sharply critiquing the failures at the CIA, FBI, and the White House and detailing at least twelve occasions when the 9/11 plot could have been stopped, it concluded with a clear plan for overhauling our intelligence and national security establishment. For this paperback edition, Graham has added a substantial new preface and postscript that lucidly examine how effectively the nation has responded-or failed to respond-to the Joint Inquirys recommendations. This edition restores Intelligence Matters to its rightful place as one of the key texts on the subject of 9/11 and provides a grim reminder of the challenges that remain for us in the war on terror.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Paperback Editionp. ix
Introduction: The Realities of Todayp. xxi
A Meeting in Malaysiap. 3
Arrival in Americap. 11
Settled in San Diegop. 18
Beginning Trainingp. 24
A Gathering Stormp. 32
Hanjour Joins al-Hazmip. 40
Teaming Upp. 58
Terrorists on the Movep. 66
Final Preparationsp. 72
Zero Hourp. 91
The Aftermathp. 103
A Meeting at MacDillp. 122
The Inquiry Beginsp. 129
Into the Middle Eastp. 142
Discoveries in San Diegop. 159
A "Slam Dunk"?p. 178
"Blood on Your Hands"p. 190
Stonewallp. 199
Final Battlesp. 211
Conclusion: The Realities of Todayp. 217
Postscriptp. 235
Lessons Learnedp. 269
Recommendations of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001p. 289
Acknowledgmentsp. 303
Notesp. 307
Indexp. 315
About the Authorsp. 333
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