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CIA Report Faults Former Agency Officials for 9/11 Security Failures

A U.S. Central Intelligence Agency report sharply criticizes more than a dozen former and current CIA officials for security failures leading up to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.

U.S. media say the report delivered to Congress Tuesday by CIA Director Porter Goss directs some of its strongest criticism at former CIA Director George Tenet, who stepped down last year.

The New York Times and Associated Press say their information on the highly classified report is based on conversations with anonymous sources in Washington.

The CIA report recommends that Mr. Goss convene "accountability boards" to consider possible actions against the officials.

Congress requested the report three years ago as part of an inquiry into the suicide attacks on New York and Washington.

Some information for this story provided by AP and Reuters.