US terror intelligence improved

The September 11 terrorist attacks would not have happened had US intelligence agencies been organised in 2001 the way they are now, the top US intelligence official has said.

“Had we been in business back then we would have stopped it,” National Intelligence director Dennis Blair said at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

He said the US government’s 16 intelligence agencies are foiling planned terror attacks now with less information than they had at their disposal before 9/11. The difference is the offices now cooperate and share information more readily, he said.

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