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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

 

AP: Rep. congressman says intel IDd 9-11 ringleader & Yemen problem beforehand

By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press Writer -- Tuesday, 17 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Pre-Sept. 11 intelligence conducted by a secret military unit identified terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta 13 different times, a congressman said Tuesday.

Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., speaks during a news conference on  Capitol Hill Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, in Washington. Weldon said that pre-Sept. 11 intelligence conducted by a secret military unit identified terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta 13 different times. Weldon said the unit, code-named 'Able Danger,'  also identified 'a problem' in Yemen two weeks before the attack on the USS Cole. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)During a Capitol Hill news conference, Rep. Curt Weldon (news, bio, voting record), R-Pa., said the unit -- code-named "Able Danger" -- also identified "a problem" in Yemen two weeks before the attack on the USS Cole. It knew the problem was tied into the port of Aden and involved a U.S. platform, but the ship commander was not made aware of it, Weldon said.

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