The 9/11 Commission report The attack from planning to aftermath : authorized text

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States

Book - 2011

Provides the final report of the 9/11 Commission detailing their findings on the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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Published
New York : W.W. Norton & Co ©2011.
Language
English
Physical Description
xii, 640 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780393340136
0393340139
Corporate Author
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (author)
  • List of Illustrations and Tables
  • Member List
  • Staff List
  • 1.
  • "We have some Planes"
  • 1.1.
  • Inside the Four Flights
  • 1.2.
  • Improvising a Homeland Defense
  • 1.3.
  • National Crisis Management
  • 2.
  • The Foundation of the New Terrorism
  • 2.1.
  • A Declaration of War
  • 2.2.
  • Bin Ladin's Appeal in the Islamic World
  • 2.3.
  • The Rise of Bin Ladin and al Qaeda (1988-1992)
  • 2.4.
  • Building an Organization, Declaring War on the United States (1992-1996)
  • 2.5.
  • Al Qaeda's Renewal in Afghanistan (1996-1998)
  • 3.
  • Counterterrorism Evolves
  • 3.1.
  • From the Old Terrorism to the New: The First World Trade Center Bombing
  • 3.2.
  • Adaptation-and Nonadaptation-... in the Law Enforcement Community
  • 3.3.
  • ... and in the Federal Aviation Administration
  • 3.4.
  • ... and in the Intelligence Community
  • 3.5.
  • ... and in the State Department and the Defense Department
  • 3.6.
  • ... and in the White House
  • 3.7.
  • ... and in the Congress
  • 4.
  • Responses to Al Qaeda's Initial Assaults
  • 4.1.
  • Before the Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania
  • 4.2.
  • Crisis: August 1998
  • 4.3.
  • Diplomacy
  • 4.4.
  • Covert Action
  • 4.5.
  • Searching for Fresh Options
  • 5.
  • Al Qaeda Aims at the American Homeland
  • 5.1.
  • Terrorist Entrepreneurs
  • 5.2.
  • The "Planes Operation"
  • 5.3.
  • The Hamburg Contingent
  • 5.4.
  • A Money Trail?
  • 6.
  • From Threat to Threat
  • 6.1.
  • The Millennium Crisis
  • 6.2.
  • Post-Crisis Reflection: Agenda for 2000
  • 6.3.
  • The Attack on the USS Cole
  • 6.4.
  • Change and Continuity
  • 6.5.
  • The New Administration's Approach
  • 7.
  • The Attack Looms
  • 7.1.
  • First Arrivals in California
  • 7.2.
  • The 9/11 Pilots in the United States
  • 7.3.
  • Assembling the Teams
  • 7.4.
  • Final Strategies and Tactics
  • 8.
  • "The System was Blinking Red"
  • 8.1.
  • The Summer of Threat
  • 8.2.
  • Late Leads-Mihdhar, Moussaoui, and KSM
  • 9.
  • Heroism and Horror
  • 9.1.
  • Preparedness as of September 11
  • 9.2.
  • September 11, 2001
  • 9.3.
  • Emergency Response at the Pentagon
  • 9.4.
  • Analysis
  • 10.
  • Wartime
  • 10.1.
  • Immediate Responses at Home
  • 10.2.
  • Planning for War
  • 10.3.
  • "Phase Two" and the Question of Iraq
  • 11.
  • Foresight-and Hindsight
  • 11.1.
  • Imagination
  • 11.2.
  • Policy
  • 11.3.
  • Capabilities
  • 11.4.
  • Management
  • Afterword: The Twilight War /
  • Philip Zelikow
  • Appendix A.
  • Common Abbreviations
  • Appendix B.
  • Table of Names
  • Notes
  • Index.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Provides the final report of the 9/11 Commission detailing their findings on the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Provides the final report of the 9/11 Commission detailing their findings on the September 11 terrorist attacks. Reissue.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

This is the authorized account of the events leading up to and including the 9/11/2001 terror attacks in New York and Washington DC. Prepared by the 9/11 Commission, this book tracks the individuals who planned and executed the attacks, the security weaknesses which allowed the attacks to be successful, government responses, and the aftermath in exhaustive detail. This new edition, which was a National Book Award finalist, includes an afterword by 9/11 Commission Executive Director Zelikow. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Review by Publisher Summary 4

“A document of historic sweep and almost unprecedented detail.”—Washington Post

Review by Publisher Summary 5

Published for the tenth anniversary of 9/11, this new edition of the authorized report is limited to the Commission’s riveting account—which was a finalist for the National Book Award—of the attack and its background, examining both the attackers and the U.S. government, the emergency response, and the immediate aftermath. It includes new material from Philip Zelikow, the Commission’s executive director, on the Commission’s work, the fate of its recommendations, and the way this struggle has evolved right up to the present day.