9/11 and Terrorist Travel: A Staff Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

9/11 and Terrorist Travel: A Staff Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (Created by)


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Finally, the answer to the question people have asked since 9/11: How DID the terrorists enter the United States?" Before 19 hijackers could commit the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, they passed through U.S. border security 68 times. In all, they had 25 contacts with consular officers and 43 contacts with immigration and customs authorities — none of whom suspected they were al Qaeda operatives. This book includes the complete staff report Time.com called "tantalizing and important" and represents important investigative work by the staff, providing substantial information and analysis not fully represented in The 9/11 Commission Report. Now for the first time in book form, this report includes o full color digital images of the travel documents used by the 9/11 hijackers o A chronology of the 9/11 terrorist travel operation and the hijackers' contacts with U.S. border officials oComplete, highly descriptive endnotes oDetailedappendices"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684422067
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.27(w) x 9.46(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Note from the Executive Directorvii
1Introduction: a Factual Overview of the September 11 Border Story3
2The September 11 Travel Operation: a Chronology11
3Terrorist Entry and Embedding Tactics: 1993-200147
3.1The Redbook47
3.2Terrorist Travel Tactics by Plot48
3.3Al Qaeda's Organizational Structure for Travel and Travel Tactics58
4Immigration and Border Security Evolve: 1993 to 200169
4.1The Intelligence Community69
4.2The State Department70
4.3The Immigration and Naturalization Service89
5Planning and Executing Entry for the 9/11 Plot111
5.1The State Department111
5.2The Immigration and Naturalization Service130
5.3Finding Fair Verdicts140
6Crisis Management and Response: Post-September 11147
6.1The Intelligence Community147
6.2The Department of State148
6.3The Department of Justice150
6.4Response at the Borders, September 11-20, 2001160
6.5The Department of Homeland Security163
Appendix ATravel and Identification Documents Digital Images169
Appendix BThe Saudi Flights171
Appendix CImmigration Histories of Certain Individuals with Terrorist Connections187

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