Sep. 28, 2005

A Pentagon Whitewash

By Rory O'Connor, AlterNet. Posted September 28, 2005. Amid feeble excuses, the Pentagon refuses to allow key witnesses to testify in the investigation of destroyed counter-terrorism intelligence. Those on-again, off-again Senate Judiciary Committee hearings concerning a once-secret military intelligence unit called 'Able Danger' are off, again. Citing national security concerns, top Defense Department officials refused to allow key witnesses to testify last week, setting off a firestorm of criticism from both the right and the left. Those same unnamed officials abruptly reversed course this week -- their previous concern over our (their?) security presumably vaporized -- and decided the witnesses could appear before the Committee, at new hearings set for October 5." cont.....

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