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Release No: 832-03
November 07, 2003

DoD Support to the 911 Commission Announced

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States today voted to subpoena documents relating to the North American Air Defense Command and certain Air Force material.

According to Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Stephen A. Cambone, who is coordinating the department’s cooperation with the commission, "The secretary’s guidance is clear. He expects that the department will comply with established schedules for document submissions. If there are any indications that a scheduled document delivery might not be met, the secretary expects that relevant department officials will inform me or him of that fact, and advise as to whatever resources may be needed to meet the schedule."

"The commission has a statutory deadline it must meet," Cambone continued, "and the secretary has directed that the department be responsive to help ensure the commission can meet its deadlines."

To date, the department has provided more than 38,000 pages of documents to the commission. Some 130 people are involved in locating requested documents, coordinating them, cataloging them, and preparing them for transport.

Further information on DoD support to the commission is available at http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2003/tr20031031-0834.html.