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Thomas H. Kean CHAIR Lee H. Hamilton VICE CHAIR Richard Ben-Veniste Max Cleland Frederick F.

Fielding Jamie S. Gorelick Slade Gorton John F. Lehman Timothy J. Roemer James R. Thompson

August 12, 2003 Dr. Walter Andersen Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036-1983
Dear Dr. Andersen:

Philip D. Zelikow EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States is directed by statute to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including the nation's preparedness for, and immediate response to, those attacks, as well as to evaluate the lessons learned from those attacks and to make recommendations for preventing future attacks. As part of its investigation, the Commission hereby requests to interview you on issues relating to the following general topics: the rise of the Taliban; Pakistan's relationship with the Taliban and al Qaeda; and U.S. policy towards Pakistan. The Commission does anticipate that classified information will be discussed at this interview. Scott Allan, counsel to the Commission, will make the arrangements for your interview. The Commission would like to conduct your interview sometime in the second half of August in Washington, DC, if possible. At least two members of the Commission's staff will attend your interview, and the general policy of the Commission is to tape record interviews. Please call Scott Allan at 202-331-4079 as soon as possible to discuss the time and location of your interview, and to raise any other questions you may have.
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Thank you very much in advance for your time and for your cooperation with the Commission and its staff in this important matter. Sincerely,

Philip Zelikow Executive Director

301 7'h Street SW, Room 5125" Washington, DC 20407 T 202.331.4060 F 202.296.5545 www.9-1 lconunission.gov

Thomas H. Kean CHAIR Lee H. Hamilton VICE CHAIR Richard Ben-Veniste Max Cleland Frederick F. Fielding Jamie S. Gorelick Slade Gorton John F. Lehman Timothy J. Roemer James R. Thompson

August 12,2003 Dr. Marvin Weinbaum Scholar-in-Residence The Middle East Institute 176 I N Street, NW Washington, DC 20036-2882 Dear Dr. Weinbaum: The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States is directed by statute to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including the nation's preparedness for, and immediate response to, those attacks, as well as to evaluate the lessons learned from those attacks and to make recommendations for preventing future attacks. As part of its investigation, the Commission hereby requests to interview you on issues relating to the following general topics: the rise of the Taliban; Pakistan's relationship with the Taliban and al Qaeda; and U.S. policy towards Pakistan. The Commission does anticipate that classified information will be discussed at this interview. Scott Allan, counsel to the Commission, will make the arrangements for your interview. The Commission would like to conduct your interview sometime in the second half of August in Washington, DC, if possible. At least two members of the Commission's staff will attend your interview, and the general policy of the Commission is to tape record interviews. Please call Scott Allan at 202-331-4079 as soon as possible to discuss the time and location of your interview, and to raise any other questions you may have. .^ Thank you very much in advance for your time and for your cooperation with the Commission and its staff in this important matter. Sincerely,

Philip D. Zelikow EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Philip Zelikow Executive Director

301 7'h Street SW, Room 5125 Washington, DC 20407 T 202.331.4060 F 202.296.5545 www.9-1 lcommission.gov

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Thomas H. Kean CHAIR Lee H. Hamilton VICE CHAIR Richard Ben-Veniste Max Cleland Frederick F. Fielding Jamie S. Gorelick Slade Gorton John F. Lehman Timothy J. Roemer James R. Thompson

August 12, 2003 Dr. David Shinn Elliott School of International Affairs George Washington University 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 Dear Dr. Shinn: The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States is directed by statute to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including the nation's preparedness for, and immediate response to, those attacks, as well as to evaluate the lessons learned from those attacks and to make recommendations for preventing future attacks. As part of its investigation, the Commission hereby requests to interview you on issues relating to the following general topics: 1) USG policy towards Sudan in the mid 1990's and, Al-Qaeda's 2) presence in that country. Scott Allan, counsel to the Commission, will make the arrangements for your interview. The Commission would like to conduct your interview sometime in the first half of September in Washington, DC, if possible. At least two members of the Commission's staff will attend your interview, and the general policy of the Commission is to tape record interviews. Please call Scott Allan at 202-331-4079 soon as possible to discuss the time and location of your interview, and to raise any other questions you may have. Thank you very much in advance for your time and for your cooperlTidn with the Commission and its staff in this important matter. Sincerely,

Philip D. Zelikow EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Philip Zelikow Executive Director

301 7'1' Street SW, Room 5125 Washington, DC 20407 T 202.3.31.4060 F 202.296.5545 www.9-1 lcommission.gov

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Thomas H. Kean CHAIR Lee H. Hamilton VICE CHAIR Richard Ben-Veniste Max Cleland Frederick F. Fielding Jamie S. Oorelick Slade Gorton John F. Lehman Timothy]. Roemer James R. Thompson

August 18, 2003 Lt. Gen. Gregory S. Newbold, USMC, (Ret.) Executive Vice President and COO The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies 901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22203 Dear General Newbold: The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States is directed by statute to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including the nation's preparedness for, and immediate response to, those attacks, as well as to evaluate the lessons learned from those attacks and to make recommendations for preventing future attacks. As part of its investigation, the Commission hereby requests to interview you on issues relating to the following general topics: U.S. military preparedness for counterterrorism in the U.S. and the CENTCOM area of responsibility since 1998. Bonnie Jenkins, counsel to the Commission, will make the arrangements for your interview. The Commission would like to conduct your interview sometime in the first half of September in Washington, DC, if possible. At least two members of the Commission's staff will attend your interview, and the general policy of the Commission is to tape record interviews. Please call Bonnie Jenkins at 202-331-4078 as soon as possible to discuss the time and location of your interview, and to raise any other questions you mayjiave. Thank you very much in advance for your time and for your cooperation with the Commission and its staff in this important matter. Sincerely,

Philip D. Zelikow EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Philip Zelikow Executive Director

301 7* Street SW, Room 5125 Washington, DC 20407 T 202.331.4060 F 202.296.5545 www.9-llcommission.gov

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Thomas H. Kean CHAIR Lee H. Hamilton VICE CHAIR Richard Ben-Veniste Max Cleland Frederick F. Fielding Jamie S. Gorelick Slade Gorton John F. Lehman Timothy J. Roemer James R. Thompson

August 18, 2003 Dr. Martin S. Indyk Director Saban Center for Middle East Policy The Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 Dear Dr. Indyk: The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States is directed by statute to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including the nation's preparedness for, and immediate response to, those attacks, as well as to evaluate the lessons learned from those attacks and to make recommendations for preventing future attacks. As part of its investigation, the Commission hereby requests to interview you on issues relating to the following general topics: Clinton administration diplomacy in the Middle East, and U.S. counterterrorism policy since 1998. Dan Byman, consultant to the Commission, will make the arrangements for your interview. The Commission would like to conduct your interview sometime in the first half of September in Washington, DC, if possible. At least two members of the Commission's staff will attend your interview, and the general policy of the Commission is to tape record interviews. Please contact Dan Byman at dlb32@georgetown.edu as soon as possible tohdiscuss the time and location of your interview, and to raise any other questions you may have. Thank you very much in advance for your time and for your cooperation with the Commission and its staff in this important matter. Sincerely,

Philip D. Zeliko* EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Philip Zelikow Executive Director
301 ?h Street SW, Room 5125 Washington, DC 20407 T 202.331.4060 F 202.296.5545 www.9'1 lcommission.gov