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Panel: Al Qaeda Scaled Back Sept. 11 Plot

The commission investigating the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, says al Qaeda's plan originally called for using 10 jetliners to attack numerous targets on the East and West coasts. In a blow to one of the Bush administration's rationales for the war in Iraq, the panel finds "no credible evidence" that Iraq was involved in the attacks. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.

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Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.