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

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2004 - Political Science - 604 pages
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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 volume is the authorized edition of the Commission's final report.
 

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When this book came out I bought multiple copies and gave them to all my friends and family. This reads like a Tom Clancy novel but the horrific truth is that the bumbling of the various Federal ... Read full review

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This book has many facts that I sited in my report. The events of this day changed the way many Americans did their daily tasks. After reading most of this book, I understood more of what happened.

Contents

WE HAVE SOME PLANES
1
12 IMPROVISING A HOMELAND DEFENSE
14
13 NATIONAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT
35
THE FOUNDATION OF THE NEW TERRORISM
47
22 BIN LADINS APPEAL IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD
48
23 THE RISE OF BIN LADIN AND AL QAEDA 19881992
55
24 BUILDING AN ORGANIZATION DECLARING WAR ON THE UNITED STATES 19921996
59
25 AL QAEDAS RENEWAL IN AFGHANISTAN 19961998
63
74 FINAL STRATEGIES AND TACTICS
241
THE SYSTEM WAS BLINKING RED
254
82 LATE LEADSMIHDHAR MOUSSAOUI AND KSM
266
HEROISM AND HORROR
278
92 SEPTEMBER 112001
285
93 EMERGENCY RESPONSE AT THE PENTAGON
311
94 ANALYSIS
315
WARTIME
325

COUNTERTERRORISM EVOLVES
71
32 ADAPTATIONAND NONADAPTATIONIN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY
73
33 AND IN THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
82
34 AND IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
86
35 AND IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT
93
36 AND IN THE WHITE HOUSE
98
37 AND IN THE CONGRESS
102
RESPONSES TO AL QAEDAS INITIAL ASSAULTS
108
AUGUST 1998
115
43 DIPLOMACY
121
44 COVERT ACTION
126
45 SEARCHING FOR FRESH OPTIONS
134
AL QAEDA AIMS AT THE AMERICAN HOMELAND
145
52 THE PLANES OPERATION
153
53 THE HAMBURG CONTINGENT
160
54 A MONEY TRAIL?
169
FROM THREAT TO THREAT
174
AGENDA FOR 2000
182
63 THE ATTACK ON THE USS COLE
190
64 CHANGE AND CONTINUITY
198
65 THE NEW ADMINISTRATIONS APPROACH
203
THE ATTACK LOOMS
215
72 THE 911 PILOTS IN THE UNITED STATES
223
73 ASSEMBLING THE TEAMS
231
101 IMMEDIATE RESPONSES AT HOME
326
102 PLANNING FOR WAR
330
103 PHASE TWO AND THE QUESTION OF IRAQ
334
FORESIGHTAND HINDSIGHT
339
112 POLICY
348
113 CAPABILITIES
350
114 MANAGEMENT
353
WHAT TO DO? A GLOBAL STRATEGY
361
122 ATTACK TERRORISTS AND THEIR ORGANIZATIONS
365
123 PREVENT THE CONTINUED GROWTH OF ISLAMIST TERRORISM
374
124 PROTECT AGAINST AND PREPARE FOR TERRORIST ATTACKS
383
HOW TO DO IT? A DIFFERENT WAY OF ORGANIZING THE GOVERNMENT
399
131 UNITY OF EFFORT ACROSS THE FOREIGNDOMESTIC DIVIDE
400
132 UNITY OF EFFORT IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
407
133 UNITY OF EFFORT IN SHARING INFORMATION
416
134 UNITY OF EFFORT IN THE CONGRESS
419
135 ORGANIZING AMERICAS DEFENSES IN THE UNITED STATES
423
COMMON ABBREVIATIONS
429
TABLE OF NAMES
431
COMMISSION HEARINGS
439
NOTES
449
INDEX
569
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The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was an independent, bipartisan panel chaired by Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton.

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