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Viewpoint: Was CIA ‘too white’ to spot 9/11 clues?

by Matthew Syed, BBC News

When the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) failed to prevent the September 11, 2001 attacks, many asked whether more could have been done. But the true reason why the agency was blind to the signs may be a diversity problem, writes Matthew Syed.

The failure of the CIA to spot the warning signs of the 9/11 plot has become one of the most hotly contested issues in the history of intelligence. There have been commissions, reviews, internal investigations and more.

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UFOs, Psychics, and Spies: The CIA Just Put 12M Pages of Files Online

by Lily Hay Newman, WIRED

This week, the Central Intelligence Agency posted its CIA Records Search Tool database online, making roughly 930,000 declassified documents—over 12 million pages in all—widely accessible for the first time. Since no one has time to sift through that many digital files, we did it for you. Here’s the last five decades of CIA papers, greatest hits edition. Continue reading UFOs, Psychics, and Spies: The CIA Just Put 12M Pages of Files Online