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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


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