The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
W. W. Norton & Company, 2004 - Political Science - 567 pages
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
I am intrigued with this article. The author clearly states the "action and reaction" component to 9-11. I can not imagine any religious belief that would condone terrorism, whether it be domestic or foreign. The radicalism of the young Muslims that took the very life from our civilians is appalling and that day will never be forgotten.
In the 1980s, I was in college in NC; I met several people of the Muslim faith, and actually had a relationship with one in particular. I had long conversations with them in regards to their faith and was quickly reassured that their intent was not to harm the US or any Christian. They wanted me to realize that Islam, as a whole is a faith which promotes peace. While I know there is turbulence globally in regards to radical ideas of some of that particular faith, I also believe there are many other religions that are proponents of hate and destruction; moreover, some exist on our American soil and implement hatred as a method of attacking others due to having opposing ideas regarding religion/politics.
There is no Religion or Government that should promote hatred or destruction to others due to religious affiliation. That said, the individuals that promoted and/or engaged in 9/11 changed our Nation forever. They took lives that did not belong to them and they altered the lives of the deceased's survivors; the God I, I worship, would never condone such a horrific crime.
The global leaders have an enormous task in ensuring all citizens, of all nations, have religious freedom and are guarded from this innate evil.
WE HAVE SOME PLANES
12 IMPROVISING A HOMELAND DEFENSE
13 NATIONAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT
THE FOUNDATION OF THE NEW TERRORISM
22 BIN LADINS APPEAL IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD
23 THE RISE OF BIN LADIN AND AL QAEDA 19881992
24 BUILDING AN ORGANIZATION DECLARING WAR ON THE UNITED STATES 19921996
25 AL QAEDAS RENEWAL IN AFGHANISTAN 19961998
74 FINAL STRATEGIES AND TACTICS
THE SYSTEM WAS BLINKING RED
82 LATE LEADSMIHDHAR MOUSSAOUI AND KSM
HEROISM AND HORROR
92 SEPTEMBER 112001
93 EMERGENCY RESPONSE AT THE PENTAGON
32 ADAPTATIONAND NONADAPTATIONIN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY
33 AND IN THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
34 AND IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
35 AND IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT
36 AND IN THE WHITE HOUSE
37 AND IN THE CONGRESS
RESPONSES TO AL QAEDAS INITIAL ASSAULTS
44 COVERT ACTION
45 SEARCHING FOR FRESH OPTIONS
AL QAEDA AIMS AT THE AMERICAN HOMELAND
52 THE PLANES OPERATION
53 THE HAMBURG CONTINGENT
54 A MONEY TRAIL?
FROM THREAT TO THREAT
AGENDA FOR 2000
63 THE ATTACK ON THE USS COLE
64 CHANGE AND CONTINUITY
65 THE NEW ADMINISTRATIONS APPROACH
THE ATTACK LOOMS
72 THE 911 PILOTS IN THE UNITED STATES
73 ASSEMBLING THE TEAMS
101 IMMEDIATE RESPONSES AT HOME
102 PLANNING FOR WAR
103 PHASE TWO AND THE QUESTION OF IRAQ
WHAT TO DO? A GLOBAL STRATEGY
122 ATTACK TERRORISTS AND THEIR ORGANIZATIONS
123 PREVENT THE CONTINUED GROWTH OF ISLAMIST TERRORISM
124 PROTECT AGAINST AND PREPARE FOR TERRORIST ATTACKS
HOW TO DO IT? A DIFFERENT WAY OF ORGANIZING THE GOVERNMENT
131 UNITY OF EFFORT ACROSS THE FOREIGNDOMESTIC DIVIDE
132 UNITY OF EFFORT IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
133 UNITY OF EFFORT IN SHARING INFORMATION
134 UNITY OF EFFORT IN THE CONGRESS
135 ORGANIZING AMERICAS DEFENSES IN THE UNITED STATES
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