Counter-Terrorism Security Group (C.S.G.) Questions

Counter-Terrorism Security Group (C.S.G.)

Richard Clarke, Director of the C.S.G.

“It all came together in the third week in June,” [Richard] Clarke said. “The C.I.A.’s view was that a major terrorist attack was coming in the next several weeks.” On July 5th, Clarke summoned all the domestic security agencies —the Federal Aviation Administration, the Coast Guard, Customs, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the F.B.I.—and told them to increase their security in light of an impending attack. ”

  1. What information did you have that led you to believe an attack was imminent?
  2. Please describe all information which was conveyed in that meeting?
  3. Who attended the meeting?
  4. Were plans made to implement immediate counter-measures to deflect an attack?
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  5. Since the intelligence community was extremely concerned about the possiblity of an attack, why didn’t all the agencies work together and share information in a coordinated, collaborative effort, in order to locate the terrorists and prevent the attack?
  6. Did you seek information about the terrorists from the FBI counter-terrorism unit in New York?
  7. Why weren’t the American people warned?