Countdown to Terror: The Top-Secret Information

Representative Curt Weldon talked about his book Countdown to Terror: The Top-Secret Information that Could Prevent the Next Terrorist Attack on… read more

Representative Curt Weldon talked about his book Countdown to Terror: The Top-Secret Information that Could Prevent the Next Terrorist Attack on America... and How the CIA has Ignored It, published by Regnery Publishing. Rep. Weldon makes the case that intelligence failures pre-9/11 led to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. He also writes that the same communication and information-processing difficulties within the intelligence agencies (CIA, FBI, NSA, and DIA) still exist and leave open the possibility for a major terrorist attack in the United States. Rep. Weldon, Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, relied on a covert source code-named Ali to compile sensitive information about Iran’s nuclear weapons programs, insurgency efforts in Iraq, as well as Al Qaeda’s future planning efforts. In his remarks he talked about intelligence gathering and management, civilian and military intelligence organizations, and assessing future threats. Following his remarks he answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Countdown to Terror: The Top-Secret Information

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Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jul 02, 2005 | 10:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 05, 2005 | 8:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 02, 2005 | 10:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 05, 2005 | 3:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 05, 2005 | 8:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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