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These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
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Similar to the No Fly list, the US Treasury department's No Buy List has over 7,000 names on it of people who they believe have terrorist or drug ties. The list is intended to keep banks and other businesses from doing business with people who poise a known threat to national security, and there are large fines, even jail time for not checking the list. However, the list is also keeping normal law-abiding citizens from making everyday purchases.
CBS News reported that the No-Fly List, compiled after 9/11 to "prevent an Islamic terrorist who's associated with al-Queda from getting on a plane" is "incomplete, inaccurate, outdated, and a source of aggravation to thousands of innocent Americans." The version available to airport screeners is "sanitized of the most sensitive information", because "intelligence agencies that supply the names don't want them circulated to airport employees in foreign countries for fear that they could end up in the hands of terrorists." Before 9/11 the list had 16 names on it; after 9/11, the list grew to include 44 thousand names, not including an additional 75 thousand names on the additional security screening list. Now there's another list: names of people who have shouldn't be on the first list. You have to apply to get on that list. The list airport screeners see has no birth dates or physical descriptions. For the past three years, the TSA has spent about 144 million dollars to develop a program called Secure Flight-- it hasn't been implemented yet.
Tags: Department of Homeland Security; anti-war activists; Iraq; No-Fly List; wiretaps; FBI; Excel; heads-of-state; Transportation Security Administration; TSA; data dump; National Security News Service; Joe Trento; NSA; Zaccarias Moussaoui; FBI Terrorist's Screening Center; Donna Bucella; Dawud Salahuddin; David Belfield; Kip Hawley; Cathy Berrick; General Accounting Office; Secure Flight
Authors Susan and Joseph Trento assert the failings of the government to protect U.S. citizens from terrorism before and after 9/11. This includes an "inept" Transportation Security Administration which is not receiving a proper no-fly list from federal agencies, relying on information from Saudi Arabia regarding al-Qaeda, and alliances with groups that are now adversaries, that helped lead to 9/11.
Three part investigation into security at airport gates. The authors found that id checks were less than adequate. They traveled domestically with fake ids and sometimes no id at all. The investigation found several shortcomings in the security process raising questions over the ability of the Transportation Security Administration to really know who was flying.