In New York City, a a handful of veteran FBI agents, police officers and investigative journalists had known for years that a terrorist event on the scale of 9/11 was likely. Ironically, one of the men who had been most aware of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden had recently left the FBI, where he had been following the movements of bin Laden and al Qaeda, to become Chief of Security at the World Trade Center. John O'Neill died on that awful day. The FBI's O'Neill, along with Neil Herman, reporter John Miller and very few others, had been on bin Laden's trail for years. To them, he had long been considered the most dangerous man on the planet.
In The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It, John Miller, an award-winning journalist and co-anchor of ABC's 20/20, along with veteran reporters Michael Stone and Chris Mitchell, takes us back more than ten years to the birth of the terrorist cell that later metastasized into Qaeda's New York operation.
This remarkable audiobook offers a firsthand account of what it is to be a police officer, an FBI agent or a reporter obsessed with a case few people will take seriously. The Cell contains a first-person account of Miller's face-to-face meeting with bin Laden and provides the first complete treatment to piece together what led to the events of 9/11, ultimately delivering the disturbing answer to the question: why, with all the information the intelligence community had, was no one able to stop the September 11 attacks?
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John Miller is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and co-host of ABC's 20/20 with Barbara Walters, and one of the few Western reporters ever to have interviewed Osama bin Laden. He lives in New York City. This is his first book.From AudioFile:
ABC Reporter John Miller is one of the few journalists who has interviewed Osama bin Laden, and one of the few who reported on terrorism long before bin Laden became a household word. Miller's knowledge of the Islamic terrorist movement is encyclopedic. In THE CELL, Miller, with reporters Michael Stone and Chris Mitchell, details the birth of bin Laden's movement, how it grew, and why bin Laden and his followers focus their hatred on America. Miller reads the book with the authoritative voice of a news reporter who knows the story and wants to learn more. While acknowledging that the 9/11 attack may have been unpreventable, the authors explain why bureaucratic and political shortcomings led to the FBI and CIA's failure to uncover the plot, and raise concern as to why so many warnings went unheeded. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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