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Shaun WatermanFor anyone who has followed the various inquiries into Sept. 11, the intelligence and law enforcement failures that preceded the attacks have become an easily recalled and deeply depressing litany. But Farah gives us a whole new raft of missed leads, bungled opportunities and bypassed chances to have disrupted al Qaeda's diamond trade. As he says, this would by no means have stopped the attacks, "but it would have left the nation less unprepared for the war it now faces."
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