1,996. 4/30/2001

“In April [30, 2001], the National Security Council deputies’ committee, made up of the No. 2’s in each major department and agency, recommended that President Bush adopt a policy that would include a serious effort to arm the Northern Alliance, the loose confederation of various warlords and tribes in Afghanistan that opposed the Taliban regime that harbored bin Laden.”

 – Bob Woodward, Bush at War, Page 35

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