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The 9/11 Commission Report with Related Documents by Ernest R. May
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Jun 04, 08

really liked it
bookshelves: political
Read in January, 2006

Well-written. Concise and to the point. First half is a historical narrative leading up to the attacks, second half a "what to do now" solution proposals. The clarity will really help anyone understand the context of the attacks of September 11th much better. However I have to disagree with some of the recommendations. I think that the problem with studies like these is they carry a very strong emotional charge with them that makes people a little blind to whether or not a solution is a good one. An example is the creation of the Department of National Intelligence which was formerly the job of the Director of Central Intelligence. All this did was re-invent the wheel and create one more bureaucratic hurdle for information to get through thus increasing not decreasing the likelihood of a another intelligence failure.
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