CIA Inspector-General’s Report on the CTC

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT ON CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ACCOUNTABILITY REGARDING FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE REPORT OF THE JOINT INQUIRIY INTO INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES BEFORE AND AFTER THE TERRORIST ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

The just-released CIA Inspector-General’s Report with this promising title should have been at least as interesting as the I-G Report of 1967 on CIA Plots to Assassinate Fidel Castro. It should have addressed why in 2000 the Counterterrorist Center (CTC) withheld from the FBI important information about the arrival in the US of two of the future alleged 9/11 hijackers. But my quick read suggests that in fact it contains little of interest beyond this extraordinarily complacent central finding:

“The DCI Counterterrorist Center (CTC) is a well-managed component that successfully carries out the Agency’s counterterrorist responsibilities to collect and analyze intelligence on international terrorism and to undermine the capabilities of terrorist groups.”

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Well-managed to what end?–Peter Dale Scott

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Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and English Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of Drugs Oil and War, The Road to 9/11, and The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War. His most recent book is American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection and the Road to Afghanistan.