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911 Commission Report Outline (Spring 2007)
Use this page as the basis for your notes on the 911 Commission Report by either of two methods:
The 911 Commision Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2006), 567pp. ISBN 0-393-32671-3.
pix Illustrations and Tables pxi Member List pxiii-xiv Staff list pxv Preface p1 1. "WE HAVE SOME PLANES" p1 1.1 Inside the Four Flights p14 1.2 Improvising a Homeland Defense p35 1.3 National Crisis Management p47 2. THE FOUNDATION OF THE NEW TERRORISM p47 2.1 A Declaration of War p48 2.2 Bin Ladin's Appeal in the Islamic World p55 2.3 The Rise of Bin Ladin and al Qaeda (1988-1992) p59 2.4 Building an Organization, Declaring War on the United States (1992-1996) p63 2.5 Al Qaeda's Renewal in Afghanistan (1996-1998) p71 3. COUNTERTERRORISM EVOLVES p71 3.1 From the Old Terrorism to the New: The First World Trade Center Bombing p73 3.2 Adaptation and Nonadaptation in the Law Enforcement Community p82 3.3 ... and in the Federal Aviation Administration p86 3.4 ... and in the Intelligence Community p93 3.5 ... and in the State Department and the Defense Department p98 3.6 ... and in the White House p102 3.7 ... and in the Congress p108 4. RESPONSES TO AL QAEDA'S INITIAL ASSAULTS p108 4.1 Before the Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania p115 4.2 Crisis: August 1998 p121 4.3 Diplomacy p126 4.4 Covert Action p134 4.5 Searching for Fresh Options p145 5. AL QAEDA AIMS AT THE AMERICAN HOMELAND p145 5.1 Terrorist Entrepreneurs p153 5.2 The "Planes Operation" p160 5.3 The Hamburg Contingent p169 5.4 A Money Trail? p174 6. FROM THREAT TO THREAT p174 6.1 The Millennium Crisis p182 6.2 Post-Crisis Reflection: Agenda for 2000 p190 6.3 The Attack on the USS Cole p198 6.4 Change and Continuity p203 6.5 The New Administration's Approach p215 7. THE ATTACK LOOMS p215 7.1 First Arrivals in California p223 7.2 The 9/11 Pilots in the United States p231 7.3 Assembling the Teams p241 7.4 Final Strategies and Tactics p254 8. "THE SYSTEM WAS BLINKING RED" p254 8.1 The Summer of Threat p266 8.2 Late Leads -- Mihdhar, Moussaoui, and KSM p278 9. HEROISM AND HORROR p278 9.1 Preparedness as of September 11 p285 9.2 September 11, 2001 p311 9.3 Emergency Response at the Pentagon p315 9.4 Analysis p325 10. WARTIME p326 10.1 Immediate Responses at Home p330 10.2 Planning for War p334 10.3 "Phase Two" and the Question of Iraq p339 11. FORESIGHT AND HINDSIGHT p339 11.1 Imagination p348 11.2 Policy p350 11.3 Capabilities p353 11.4 Management p361 12. WHAT TO DO? A GLOBAL STRATEGY p361 12.1 Reflecting on a Generational Challenge p365 12.2 Attack Terrorists and Their Organizations p374 12.3 Prevent the Continued Growth of Islamist Terrorism p383 12.4 Protect against and Prepare for Terrorist Attacks p399 13. HOW TO DO IT? A DIFFERENT WAY OF ORGANIZING THE GOVERNMENT p400 13.1 Unity of Effort across the Foreign-Domestic Divide p407 13.2 Unity of Effort in the Intelligence Community p416 13.3 Unity of Effort in Sharing Information p419 13.4 Unity of Effort in the Congress p423 13.5 Organizing America's Defenses in the United States p429 Appendix A: Common Abbreviations p431 Appendix B: Table of Names p439 Appendix C: Commission Hearings p449 Notes LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND TABLES p15 FAA Air Traffic Control Centers p15 Reporting structure, Northeast Air Defense Sector pp32-33 Flight paths and timelines p49 Usama Bin Ladin p64 Map of Afghanistan p148 Khalid Sheikh Mohammed pp238-239 The 9/11 hijackers p279 The World Trade Center Complex as of 9/11 p284 The World Trade Center radio repeater system p288 The World Trade Center North Tower stairwell with deviations p312 The Twin Towers following the impact of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 p313 The Pentagon after being struck by American Airlines Flight 77 p313 American Airlines Flight 93 crash site, Shanksville, Pennsylvania p413 Unity of effort in managing intelligence