1,397. 12/4/1998

Demonstrating a lack of communication amongst U.S. intelligence agencies, the 9/11 Commission quoted from a December 4, 1998, directive by Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet: ” ‘We are at war [with al Qaeda]. I want no resources or people spared in this effort, either inside the CIA or the [Intelligence] Community.’ …But the [9/11 Commission] staff statement continues, ‘Unfortunately, we found the memorandum had little overall effect on mobilizing the CIA or the Intelligence Community. …Almost all of our interviewees had never seen the memo or only learned of it after 9/11.’ ”

 – Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, Without Precedent, Page 197

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