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The 9/11 Commission Report
National Commission on
Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
 
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Public Statement by the Chair and Vice Chair Regarding the Report (PDF 36 KB)

Executive Summary (PDF 372 KB)

9/11 Commission Full Report (PDF 7.4 MB)

Report by Section

Contents, List of Illustrations and Tables, Members, and Staff (PDF 372 KB)

Preface (PDF 67KB)

1. "We Have Some Planes" (PDF 952 KB)

  • 1.1 Inside the Four Flights
  • 1.2 Improvising a Homeland Defense
  • 1.3 National Crisis Management
  • 2. The Foundation of the New Terrorism (PDF 1.4 MB)

  • 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 (PDF 188 KB)

  • 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 (PDF 185 KB)

  • 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 (PDF 312 KB)

  • 5.1 Terrorist Entrepreneurs
  • 5.2 The "Planes Operation"
  • 5.3 The Hamburg Contingent
  • 5.4 A Money Trail?
  • 6. From Threat To Threat (PDF 209 KB)

  • 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 (PDF 949 KB)

  • 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" (PDF 146 KB)

  • 8.1 The Summer of Threat
  • 8.2 Late Leads--Mihdhar, Moussaoui, and KSM
  • 9. Heroism and Horror (PDF 2.3 MB)

  • 9.1 Preparedness as of September 11
  • 9.2 September 11, 2001
  • 9.3 Emergency Response at the Pentagon
  • 9.4 Analysis
  • 10. Wartime (PDF 109 KB)

  • 10.1 Immediate Responses at Home
  • 10.2 Planning for War
  • 10.3 "Phase Two" and the Question of Iraq
  • 11. Foresight--and Hindsight (PDF 133 KB)

  • 11.1 Imagination
  • 11.2 Policy
  • 11.3 Capabilities
  • 11.4 Management
  • 12. What To Do? A Global Strategy (PDF 184 KB)

  • 12.1 Reflecting on a Generational Challenge
  • 12.2 Attack Terrorists and Their Organizations
  • 12.3 Prevent the Continued Growth of Islamist Terrorism
  • 12.4 Protect against and Prepare for Terrorist Attacks
  • 13. How To Do It? A Different Way of Organizing the Government (PDF 158 KB)

  • 13.1 Unity of Effort across the Foreign-Domestic Divide
  • 13.2 Unity of Effort in the Intelligence Community
  • 13.3 Unity of Effort in Sharing Information
  • 13.4 Unity of Effort in the Congress
  • 13.5 Organizing America's Defenses in the United States
  • Appendices (PDF 109 KB)

    Notes (PDF 669 KB)

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