DIA’s Intelligence Information Report on Osama bin Laden’s Failed 2000 Hijacking

Briefing with Christopher J. Farrell
Director of Investigations and Research Judicial Watch
Tuesday, October 8th, 9:00 – 10:00 am
At The Westminster Institute

Eleven years after it submitted a FOIA request, Judicial Watch recently obtained a copy of DIA’s Intelligence Information Report on bin Laden’s failed plan to hijack an aircraft flying out of Frankfurt, Germany, in 2000.  The report discloses critical findings on terrorist strategies for placing operatives in critical positions, on terrorist uses of multi-ethnic/multi-national teams for messaging impact, on the role of Saudi leadership and funding, and on Germany’s use as an operating and support base for the terrorists.  Moreover, the report provides important insights into the activities of Sheikh Dzabir, the Saudi citizen responsible for the operation and who currently resides in Afghanistan as an active member of AQ. The report also raises important questions about conduct of counter-terrorism operations today.

Christopher J. Farrell is the Director of Investigations & Research at Judicial Watch. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate from Fordham University and later served as a Military Intelligence Officer, specializing in Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence. Chris is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Advanced Counterintelligence Training

Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Military Operations Training Course, and the Haus Rissen

Institut für Politik und Wirtschaft in Hamburg, Germany. Following command and staff assignments that included three tours of duty in the Federal Republic of Germany, and one tour at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Chris returned to civilian life as a contractor to the defense and intelligence communities. Chris maintains a busy lecture schedule on both government corruption issues and intelligence matters. He served as a Senior Staff Associate of Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Mailman School of Public Health (2005 – 2008).