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Annie Jacobsen is an American journalist who writes about business, finance and terrorism for a variety of national and international magazines and webzines and, in particular the Los Angeles Times Magazine.
In 2004, Jacobsen wrote an article about suspicious-looking passengers she saw on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles that summer. In May 2007, the Department of Homeland Security released a report about the flight, which, according to The Washington Times, concluded that twelve Syrians, traveling as a musical group, and one Lebanese, their promoter, were on the flight. The men were reported to have been traveling on expired visas, and eight had "'positive hits' for past criminal records or suspicious behavior."
Jacobsen's account of the incident was subsequently criticized by blogger and former airline pilot Patrick Smith as being "a story about nothing." Contradicting the governmental report, the website Snopes labeled Jacobsen's account as "false".
Her 2011 book, Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base, about the secret U.S. military base, addresses the Roswell UFO incident.
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