2,052. 6/7/2001

On May 29, 2001, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice asked counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke to draft “a national security presidential directive to combat Al Qaeda. Clarke produced a draft by June 7 [2001] that outlined an ambitious, multiyear plan of covert action, diplomacy, law enforcement, financial squeezing, and, if necessary, military action.”

 – Elisabeth Bumiller, Condoleezza Rice: An American Life, Page 154

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