The Pentagon bought and destroyed nearly 10 thousand copies of a spy memoir that allegedly revealed intelligence secrets and was a threat to national security.
The book, "Operation Dark Heart" by Anthony Shaffer, a former Defense Intelligence Agency officer, recounts his five month tour in Afghanistan.
The Pentagon had to pay the publisher of the book 47 thousand dollars in tax payer's money to acquire the books and destroy them.
The book reveals that the United States, in an intelligence operation code named Able Danger had identified Mohammad Atta, the alleged ringleader of the September 11 attacks, as a terrorist threat one year before the attacks took place.
In an interview with Press TV, Shaffer said he informed the 9/11 commission about Atta, but it never appeared in the final report of the commission.