1,717. 9/15/2000

“In a data run in the late summer [September] of 2000, a new configuration of the Able Danger unit finds an al Qaeda ‘hot spot’ in Aden, Yemen. [Lt. Col. Anthony] Shaffer alerts SOCOM [Special Operations Command], which reportedly alerts the U.S. Central Command. But the threat intelligence reportedly doesn’t get to the skipper of the U.S.S. Cole, who docks his ship for refueling in Aden harbor.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, (Timeline) Page 29

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