Origin of 6 August 2001 PDB terrorism item
thomsona at flash.net
Mon Apr 19 18:47:17 EDT 2004
> -- and the NSPD considered at the Deputies Committee of Sept. 4 and the
Principals' Committee meeting six days later, but not actually signed by
the president (according to Rumsfeld) until Oct. 25.
The saga of NSPD 9 (the terrorism one referenced above) is still not totally
clear. My current read of the chronology is the following, but could well
be mistaken. It's different from the above, and further information on just
what happened when would be welcome.
Commissioned -- March 2001
First Deputies meeting -- April 2001
Drafting coordinated by the Deputies at several meetings -- April - August
Principals meeting approved final draft -- 4 September 2001
Draft arrived at White House for President's signature -- 10 September 2001
President signed somewhat redrafted version -- 17 September 2001
Additional modification with preamble signed -- 25 October 2001
Note that Rumsfeld, in countering a Clarke statement, said that that he
wasn't at a Principals meeting on 4 September.
Rewatching "Rashomon" might be a useful exercise.
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