1,647. 1/15/2000

“In January 2000 he [deputy chief of Alec Station Tom Wilshire] had spiked the message drafted by Doug Miller, one of the FBI agents assigned to the station, alerting his headquarters to [future 9/11 hijacker Khalid al-] Mihdhar’s U.S. visa and New York travel plans. Wilshire also never alerted the State Department, which would have put Mihdhar on a watch list and stopped him at the border.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – James Bamford, The Shadow Factory, Page 65

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