Friday, September 16, 2005

Pentagon Employee: Able Danger Documents Were Destroyed Under Orders

A Pentagon employee will testify next week that the documents, which named Mohamed Atta as a potential terrorist in 1999, were ordered destroyed, all 2.5 terabytes of them.

WASHINGTON - A Pentagon employee was ordered to destroy documents that identified Mohamed Atta as a terrorist two years before the 2001 attacks, a congressman said Thursday.

The employee is prepared to testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee and was expected to identify the person who ordered him to destroy the large volume of documents, said Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa.
It's difficult to imagine an innocent reason for the destruction. The story doesn't mention when the documents were destroyed.