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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-04 09:55 AM
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U.S. commanders were warned on al-Qaeda's escape
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Reporters Barry Schlachter of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Jonathan S. Landay of the Inquirer Washington Bureau, and photographers Carl Juste and Peter Andrew Bosch of the Miami Herald were at Tora Bora during the battle. Photographer David Gilkey of the Detroit Free Press and reporter Drew Brown of the Inquirer Washington Bureau traveled there a year later, interviewed Afghan fighters, retraced al-Qaeda escape routes, and talked to Pakistani intelligence officers who were tracking al-Qaeda.

Their reporting found that Franks and other top officials ignored warnings from their own and allied military and intelligence officers that the combination of precision bombing, special operations forces, and Afghan forces that had driven the Taliban from northern Afghanistan might not work
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