FBI cancels leaves for Y2K
July 8, 1999: While some scoffed and others fretted over the possible chaos that might occur when the calendar rolled over to a new millennium, FBI agents across the country got hit with the bad news they wouldn't be able to take time off over the coming Christmas holiday.
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Commenting on the infrequency of such a move by the FBI, WND's source said, "To my knowledge, even during the Iranian crisis in 1980 and the war with Iraq, I don't think the entire FBI had been on alert and all annual leave canceled."
"It's a mess," he concluded, concerning the FBI's Y2K preparation. "They're very much behind. If it was a 72 hour 'snowstorm,' you wouldn't bring out 12,000 FBI agents on stand-by and, for the first time maybe in FBI history, cancel everybody's annual leave for a 20-30 day time frame. That's very significant. In my line of work, that's called a clue."
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