CIA releases declassified Sept. 11 documents
The CIA released hundreds of pages of declassified documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that detail the agency's budgetary woes leading up to the deadly strikes and its attempts to track al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
The National Security Archive has obtained the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request. The archive is a private group seeking transparency in government.
Many of the documents are cited in the Sept. 11 Commission report, published in 2004. The documents are heavily redacted and offer little new information about what the U.S. knew about the al-Qaeda plot before 2001.