The Attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001
On September 11, 2001, before Americans could make sense of the attack on the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the unthinkable happened. A hijacked plane had crashed into another of America s great buildings: the Pentagon. This book covers the history of the Pentagon building; the crash of American Airlines Flight 77; Al Qaeda, the terrorist network behind the attack; and the efforts to rebuild the damaged Pentagon.
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The Cleanup and Investigation 43
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