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U.S. Intelligence Agencies

Thursday, July 10, 2008U.S. Intelligence Agencies

In the days following September 11, 2001, many people wondered how such an elaborate, well-orchestrated attack could have been planned, prepared for, and carried out, without our intelligence agencies knowing about it. Speculation about what they knew, when they knew it, and whether there was a communication failure between the FBI and CIA has been everywhere from casual conversation to op-eds to Congressional hearings involving some of Washington's most powerful people. Our guest wrote a book on the subject, in which she takes a scholarly look at the U.S. Intelligence agencies in the years between the Cold War and the War on Terror. Join us for a conversation with author Amy Zegart.

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