Larry Provost

Source: Bill Doyle

President Obama has refused to fulfill a twice made promise to declassify findings related to September 11, 2001. The findings, known as “the missing 28 pages,” contain possible explosive allegations that could pinpoint foreign association with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The refusal to follow through with his promise is leading to increasing calls for Mr. Obama to fulfill his word to the families of the September 11 victims.

In 2002, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees released their Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. The Joint Inquiry was held before, and was separate from, the more famous 9/11 Commission that was held in 2003-2004. The Joint Inquiry released an 838 page volume of findings, with normal redactions and blackouts such as those that pinpoint sensitive intelligence collection methods. Troubling for many 9/11 families and government officials are not these standardized classifications but rather the 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry which are almost completely redacted.

The 28 pages are located beginning on page 395, near the end of the main portion of the report, and are prefaced by the statement:

“The Joint Inquiry reviewed information in FBI and CIA documents suggesting specific potential sources of foreign support for the September 11 hijackers. While the Joint Inquiry uncovered this material during the course of its review of FBI and CIA documents, it did not attempt to investigate and assess the accuracy and significance of this information independently, recognizing that such a task would be beyond the scope of the Joint Inquiry. Instead, the Joint Inquiry referred a detailed compilation of information it had uncovered in documents and interviews to the FBI and CIA for further investigation by the Intelligence Community and, if appropriate, law enforcement agencies. A detailed summary of the available information pertaining to this issue is included in the classified version of the Joint Inquiry final report]…it is possible that these kinds of connections could suggest, as indicated in a CIA memorandum, “incontrovertible evidence that there is support for these terrorists [---------------]”

Republican Congressman Walter Jones read the 28 pages in 2013 and in December of that year told The International Business Times:


Larry Provost

Larry Provost currently works at The American Legion in the National Security and Foreign Relations Division.