Saturday, August 27, 2005

Third Source Backs 'Able Danger' Claims About Atta

The Pentagon is still low-keying this story, hoping it will go away, but the story has legs. - Politics - Third Source Backs 'Able Danger' Claims About Atta: "J.D. Smith, a defense contractor who claims he worked on the technical side of the unit, code-named 'Able Danger' (search), told reporters Friday that he helped gather open-source information (search), reported on government spending and helped generate charts associated with the unit's work. Able Danger was set up in the 1990s to track Al Qaeda activity worldwide.
'I am absolutely positive that he [Atta] was on our chart among other pictures and ties that we were doing mainly based upon [terror] cells in New York City,' Smith said."

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