Interview with Judith Miller:
A correspondent for The New York Times since 1977, she has covered
Osama bin Laden since 1993. In this interview, conducted September
12, 2001, Miller discusses what was learned about bin Laden's
network from the trials of the 1998 U.S. embassy terrorists and from
the failed series of terrorist attacks planned to coincide with the
millennium celebrations. She also discusses the warnings prior to
the September 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon and destruction of
the World Trade Center.
Risen is a New York Times
reporter who covers U.S. intelligence. In this interview, conducted
September 12, 2001, he discusses what's been learned about bin
Laden's organization, the strategy it used in attacking the USS Cole
in October 2000, and what has been learned from the September 11,
2001, terrorist attack on the U.S.
Embassy Bombing Trials - A Summary
This trial, which began
in January 2001 and concluded in May 2001, offers a revealing
glimpse into bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist network and how it
operated in planning the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings. Included here
are excerpts from the testimony of key U.S. government witnesses who
provided crucial information about the workings of bin Laden's
Declassified Summary On The 1998 Embassy Bombings
This outlines the FBI's
early theories about the bombings and who was responsible.
Intelligence sources say the theories have changed somewhat since
this document was written in November 1998, but the key facts remain
the same. The document clearly outlines the basis for the U.S.
government's case against bin Laden and the other suspects in the
Notes On The
Interrogation Of One Suspect
On the day the U.S.
embassies were bombed (August 7, 1998), Mohammed Saddiq Odeh was
arrested trying to enter Pakistan with a fake Yemeni passport.
Interrogated by Pakistani officials, he eventually admitted being
part of the bomb plot. These Pakistani authorities' notes on Odeh's
interrogation were used by the FBI to develop their early theories
on the bombings. Odeh clearly makes the connection to Osama bin
Laden and admits being a member of a bin Laden group in East Africa.
Warnings To The
FBI: Could The Bombings Have Been Prevented?
The FRONTLINE and New
York Times investigation into Osama bin Laden uncovered a series
of warnings about bin Laden's network in Africa. These warnings were
received by U.S. officials in the year prior to the embassy
Omar Hassan Ahmed
He is President
of the Republic of the Sudan and led an Islamic fundamentalist
revolution in the Sudan which created an Islamic state. Bashir knew
and respected bin Laden when he lived in the Sudan, but eventually
asked bin Laden to leave because of US and Saudi pressure. Bashir
has called for an international investigation into the US strike
against the Sudan pharmaceutical plant