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“FBI officials have now prepared a detailed chart showing how agents could have uncovered the [9/11] terrorist plot if they had learned about [hijackers Khalid] Almihdhar and [Nawaf] Alhazmi sooner, given their frequent contact with at least five of the other hijackers. ‘There’s no question we could have tied all 19 hijackers together,’ the [unidentified] official said.”

 – Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, “The Hijackers We Let Escape,” Newsweek, June 9, 2002

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