Eighth public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States held its eighth public hearing on March 23-24, 2004, in Washington, DC. The two-day hearing investigated the formulation and conduct of U.S. counterterrorism policy, with particular emphasis on the period from the August 1998 embassy bombings to September 11, 2001.
The Commission heard from current and former top-level administration officials. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet, and Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage testified, as did former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of Defense William Cohen, former National Security Adviser Samuel “Sandy” Berger, and former National Counterterrorism Coordinator Richard Clarke. More information is available here.