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April 10, 2004
Declassified: Presidential Daily Briefing, Aug. 6, 2001 (text)Presidential Daily Briefing On Bin Laden, August 6, 2001 (4/10/2004 - FindLaw.com)
The full text (as declassified) of the Presidential Daily Briefing of Aug. 6, 2001, titled "Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US." Transcribed from a photographic copy. The text below is formatted similarly to the original. All italics and name spellings are as in the orignal. Redacted (censored) text is indicated with xxxxxx using approximately the same number of characters as deleted.
This is the first Presidential Daily Briefing ever to be released to the public.
(For a photographic and PDF versions, go here.)
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Related article from CNN.com:
White House releases bin Laden memo
Saturday, April 10, 2004
The White House declassified and released Saturday the daily intelligence briefing delivered to President Bush a month before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Portions of the intelligence report dealing with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network and dated August 6, 2001, have been redacted for national security reasons, the White House said.
The memo, titled "Bin Laden determined to attack inside the United States," had been described by the White House as a largely historical document with scant information about domestic al Qaeda threats.
The memo includes intelligence on al Qaeda threats as recent as three months before the attacks.
Much of the intelligence was uncorroborated, and nothing in the memo points directly to the September 11 attacks.
Highlights of the report include:
The two-page document became the highlight of national security adviser Condoleezza Rice's testimony Thursday before the commission investigating the attacks.
The commission asked that the presidential daily briefing be declassified after Rice's testimony.
"This was the commission's hope," spokesman Al Felzenberg said Saturday.
"The White House has now complied. The White House agreed to release the documents. This is what the commission had hoped."
The briefing was delivered to Bush at his ranch in Crawford, Texas.
Rice told the commission Thursday that the briefing included mostly "historical information" and that most of the threat information known in the summer of 2001 referred to overseas targets.
She said she did not recall any reports about al Qaeda using aircraft as weapons before September 11.
Posted Sat 04/10/2004
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