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Rice: Bush Team Knew of Al Qaeda Threat

National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice tells the Sept. 11 panel that most of the warnings the White House received prior to the Sept. 11 attacks were "frustratingly vague." She says the Bush team was aware of al Qaeda and took the threat of terrorism seriously, but admits it had other priorities. Hear NPR's Larry Abramson.

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Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.