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9/11 Commission Report Including the Executive Summary / Edition 1

9/11 Commission Report Including the Executive Summary / Edition 1

by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks


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Nearly Three Thousand People Died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Lower Manhattan, on a field in Pennsylvania, and along the banks of the Potomac, the United States suffered the single largest loss of life from an enemy attack on its soil. In November 2002 the United States Congress and President George W. Bush established by law the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. This independent, bipartisan panel was directed to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks, identify lessons learned, and provide recommendations to safeguard against future acts of terrorism. This is the official government edition of the Commission's final report.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579809676
Publisher: Claitor's Publishing Division
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 567
Sales rank: 314,195
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tablesix
Member Listxi
Staff Listxiii
1."We Have Some Planes"1
1.1Inside the Four Flights1
1.2Improvising a Homeland Defense14
1.3National Crisis Management35
2.The Foundation of the New Terrorism47
2.1A Declaration of War47
2.2Bin Ladin's Appeal in the Islamic World48
2.3The Rise of Bin Ladin and al Qaeda (1988-1992)55
2.4Building an Organization, Declaring War on the United States (1992-1996)59
2.5Al Qaeda's Renewal in Afghanistan (1996-1998)63
3.Counterterrorism Evolves71
3.1From the Old Terrorism to the New: The First World Trade Center Bombing71
3.2Adaptation--and Nonadaptation--in the Law Enforcement Community73
3.3... and in the Federal Aviation Administration82
3.4... and in the Intelligence Community86
3.5... and in the State Department and the Defense Department93
3.6... and in the White House98
3.7... and in the Congress102
4.Responses to al Qaeda's Initial Assaults108
4.1Before the Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania108
4.2Crisis: August 1998115
4.4Covert Action126
4.5Searching for Fresh Options134
5.Al Qaeda Aims at the American Homeland145
5.1Terrorist Entrepreneurs145
5.2The "Planes Operation"153
5.3The Hamburg Contingent160
5.4A Money Trail?169
6.From Threat to Threat174
6.1The Millennium Crisis174
6.2Post-Crisis Reflection: Agenda for 2000182
6.3The Attack on the USS Cole190
6.4Change and Continuity198
6.5The New Administration's Approach203
7.The Attack Looms215
7.1First Arrivals in California215
7.2The 9/11 Pilots in the United States223
7.3Assembling the Teams231
7.4Final Strategies and Tactics241
8."The System was Blinking Red"254
8.1The Summer of Threat254
8.2Late Leads--Mihdhar, Moussaoui, and KSM266
9.Heroism and Horror278
9.1Preparedness as of September 11278
9.2September 11, 2001285
9.3Emergency Response at the Pentagon311
10.1Immediate Responses at Home326
10.2Planning for War330
10.3"Phase Two" and the Question of Iraq334
11.Foresight--and Hindsight339
12.What to do? A Global Strategy361
12.1Reflecting on a Generational Challenge361
12.2Attack Terrorists and Their Organizations365
12.3Prevent the Continued Growth of Islamist Terrorism374
12.4Protect against and Prepare for Terrorist Attacks383
13.How to do it? A Different Way of Organizing the Government399
13.1Unity of Effort across the Foreign-Domestic Divide400
13.2Unity of Effort in the Intelligence Community407
13.3Unity of Effort in Sharing Information416
13.4Unity of Effort in the Congress419
13.5Organizing America's Defenses in the United States423
Appendix ACommon Abbreviations429
Appendix BTable of Names431
Appendix CCommission Hearings439

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