1,686. 4/15/2000

In April 2000, “the 2.5 terabytes of data gathered by the Able Danger operation are ordered destroyed by the Pentagon. …Between April and September 2000, three separate meetings in which [Lt. Col. Anthony] Shaffer seeks to brief the FBI on the Able Danger findings are cancelled by lawyers for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).” It is believed that elements in the data regarding the glaring oversight of al Qaeda operative Ali Mohamed would be an embarrassment to the Department of Defense. [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, (Timeline) Page 28

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