New report shows FAA had warnings before 9/11
| 02.10.2005 | 09:30:44 | Views: 2584 | ID:
February 10 '05: A previously undisclosed government report, now declassified, has revealed there were 52 detailed warnings made to the Federal Aviation Administration before the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The warnings, the Associated Press reported Thursday, "said five security warnings mentioned al-Qaeda's training for hijackings and two reports concerned suicide operations not connected to aviation."
The New York Times reported first on the unclassified version of the report which had been privy to the 9/11 commission. None of the warnings pinpointed to what would happen on 9/11, and the government had not completed "a review of the 120-page report ... until recently," AP reported.
The Times quoted the report which said aviation officials had been "lulled into a false sense of security" and "intelligence that indicated a real and growing threat leading up to 9/11 did not stimulate significant increases in security procedures."
The Times also said that the Bush administration is blocking the full release of the report which also illustrated the measures taken by FAA officials who were "more concerned with reducing airline congestion, lessening delays, and easing airlines' financial woes than deterring a terrorist attack."
AP reported among other findings in the report -
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