1,393. 12/3/1998

[CIA Director George] Tenet’s ‘declaration of war’ [on Osama bin Laden, on December 3, 1998] was so low-key that not even the assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division had even heard of it. Neither had senior officials in the Pentagon or the U.S. military. And despite his order that ‘I want no resources or people spared in this effort,’ Tenet never even bothered to increase the personnel strength of the Counterterrorism Center (CTC) following his ‘declaration of war.’ ”

 – James Bamford, A Pretext for War, Page 212

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