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The 9/11 Commission Report : Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States - National Commission on Terrorist Attacks

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Paperback Published: 17th July 2004
ISBN: 9780393326710
Number Of Pages: 561

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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 Potomoc, 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 volume is the authorized edition of the Commission's final report.

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"A document of historic sweep and almost unprecedented detail." -- Washington Post
"Meticulous in its reconstruction and unflinching in its conclusions." -- Time

List of Illustrations and Tablesp. ix
Member Listp. xi
Staff Listp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
"We have some Planes"p. 1
Inside the Four Flightsp. 1
Improvising a Homeland Defensep. 14
National Crisis Managementp. 35
The Foundation of the New Terrorismp. 47
A Declaration of Warp. 47
Bin Ladin's Appeal in the Islamic Worldp. 48
The Rise of Bin Ladin and al Qaeda (1988-1992)p. 55
Building an Organization, Declaring War on the United States (1992-1996)p. 59
Al Qaeda's Renewal in Afghanistan (1996-1998)p. 63
Counterterrorism Evolvesp. 71
From the Old Terrorism to the New: The First World Trade Center Bombingp. 71
Adaptation--and Nonadaptation--in the Law Enforcement Communityp. 73
... and in the Federal Aviation Administrationp. 82
... and in the Intelligence Communityp. 86
... and in the State Department and the Defense Departmentp. 93
... and in the White Housep. 98
... and in the Congressp. 102
Responses to al Qaeda's Initial Assaultsp. 108
Before the Bombings in Kenya and Tanzaniap. 108
Crisis: August 1998p. 115
Diplomacyp. 121
Covert Actionp. 126
Searching for Fresh Optionsp. 134
Al Qaeda Aims at the American Homelandp. 145
Terrorist Entrepreneursp. 145
The "Planes Operation"p. 153
The Hamburg Contingentp. 160
A Money Trail?p. 169
From Threat to Threatp. 174
The Millennium Crisisp. 174
Post-Crisis Reflection: Agenda for 2000p. 182
The Attack on the USS Colep. 190
Change and Continuityp. 198
The New Administration's Approachp. 203
The Attack Loomsp. 215
First Arrivals in Californiap. 215
The 9/11 Pilots in the United Statesp. 223
Assembling the Teamsp. 231
Final Strategies and Tacticsp. 241
"The System was Blinking Red"p. 254
The Summer of Threatp. 254
Late Leads--Mihdhar, Moussaoui, and KSMp. 266
Heroism and Horrorp. 278
Preparedness as of September 11p. 278
September 11, 2001p. 285
Emergency Response at the Pentagonp. 311
Analysisp. 315
Wartimep. 325
Immediate Responses at Homep. 326
Planning for Warp. 330
"Phase Two" and the Question of Iraqp. 334
Foresight--and Hindsightp. 339
Imaginationp. 339
Policyp. 348
Capabilitiesp. 350
Managementp. 353
What to Do? A Global Strategyp. 361
Reflecting on a Generational Challengep. 361
Attack Terrorists and Their Organizationsp. 365
Prevent the Continued Growth of Islamist Terrorismp. 374
Protect against and Prepare for Terrorist Attacksp. 383
How to Do it? A Different Way of Organizing the Governmentp. 399
Unity of Effort across the Foreign-Domestic Dividep. 400
Unity of Effort in the Intelligence Communityp. 407
Unity of Effort in Sharing Informationp. 416
Unity of Effort in the Congressp. 419
Organizing America's Defenses in the United Statesp. 423
Common Abbreviationsp. 429
Table of Namesp. 431
Commission Hearingsp. 439
Notesp. 449
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ISBN: 9780393326710
ISBN-10: 0393326713
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 561
Published: 17th July 2004
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.7  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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