2,143. 7/4/2001

“American counterterrorism analysts eventually concluded that an attack might come around the Fourth of July [2001] holiday, most likely aimed at American interests overseas. …When no July attack occurred, some American officials began to believe that whatever had been in the works had somehow been disrupted or aborted.”

 – James Risen, “In Hindsight, C.I.A. Sees Flaws that Hindered Efforts on Terror,” The New York Times, Oct. 7, 2001

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