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The NSA on 9/11: “We Had Missed the Entire Event”

Clip: Season 32 Episode 11 | 1m 39s

“It was an enormous shock that you have this huge agency set up to prevent a surprise attack and they learned about it on a $300 television set tuned to CNN in the director’s office,” journalist and author James Bamford tells FRONTLINE in this excerpt from “United States of Secrets” (Part 1), premiering May 13 on PBS and at pbs.org/frontline.

Aired: 07/11/08

Rating: NR

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