August 10th, 2005 | researchmaterial
But the unit’s request for the FBI to be informed was turned down, according to Representative Curt Weldon.
One of the men identified was said to be 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta.
Mr Weldon has a reputation for bold statements, but his comments are being taken seriously after claims from an unnamed former intelligence official. The New York Times quotes the official as saying the programme – named Able Danger – was set up in secret by the US military’s Special Operations Command. “Ultimately, Able Danger was going to give decision makers options for taking out Al-Qaeda targets,” the former official said…