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Thanks from JFK

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Following the crisis, Kennedy commended NPIC Director Arthur Lundahl in a personally-signed letter that acknowledged NPIC's explicit wish to keep their contributions to resolving the crisis anonymous. The letter thanked Lundahl and his team for their tireless efforts during the crisis, and acknowledged the quality of the imagery analysis he considered so vital to his decision making.