FBI Launches New Site to Show Agency Changes Since Sept. 11 Attacks

By Allan Lengel

The FBI has changed dramatically since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with a heavy emphasis on counterterrorism.

Not all the agents have liked the change, but it’s a reality that was brought about by the attacks and pressure from the public and Capitol Hill.

To chronicle that change, the FBI has developed a new website “Ten Years After: The FBI Since 9/11.”

The top of the new FBI page begins:

“By all accounts, the morning of September 11, 2001 was a pivotal point in American history—and for the FBI.

“The ensuing investigation was the most massive in the history of the Bureau. The attacks led to far-reaching changes in the organization, which quickly made prevention of terrorist strikes its overriding priority and deliberately set out to be more predictive and intelligence-driven in addressing all major national security and criminal threats.

“Here you can find a range of materials on both the 9/11 investigation and how the FBI has changed in the past decade. We will be adding more information in the weeks to come.

To see the site click here.

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