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Declassify Intelligence On Anwar al Awlaki's "Students"

Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki brags about his “students” – the Fort Hood shooter and Christmas Day bomber.

10:20 AM, May 23, 2010 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
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The Obama administration has rightly decided to target Awlaki inside Yemen, authorizing military and intelligence officials to kill the cleric if given the opportunity. But the administration should also declassify and release Awlaki’s emails with the Fort Hood Shooter, as well as any other threads of evidence that have been missed. Those bits of intelligence that are still highly sensitive because they deal with current operations can be redacted.

But the American people deserve to see the evidence that their counterterrorism officials have repeatedly failed to understand.

Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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