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History Commons New 9/11 Timeline Entries

August 9, 2012 New 9/11 Timeline Entries: Hijacking Exercises, Air Force One's Movements, Laura Bush on Sept. 11, and More HistoryCommons.org History Commons is only halfway towards its summer fundraising goal. Please contribute generously to help the...

Why the Planes Were Not Intercepted on 9/11: The Wall Street Lawyer and the Special Ops Hijack Coordinator

Why were none of the four planes intercepted? Some of the most startling facts about the air defense failures have to do with the utter failure of communications between the agencies responsible for protecting the nation. At the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), two people stood out in this failed chain of communications. One was a lawyer on his first day at the job, and another was a Special Operations Commander who was never held responsible for his critical role, or even questioned about it.

Updates at History Commons

History Commons A large number of new entries have been added to the Complete 9/11 Timeline at History Commons. Most of these describe events from the day of 9/11 itself, although a few entries look...

Was the Langley Jets’ Emergency Response Sabotaged?

Langley Air Force Base was the second military base that launched fighter jets to defend America in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Three of its F-16s were ordered to take...

Rehearsing 9/11: How Training Exercises Foretold the Attacks of September 11

The idea of such an attack was well known had been wargamed as a possibility in exercises before September 11. —Professor John Arquilla of the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California In the aftermath of the...

Summaries of 9/11 Commission Interviews Released

Kevin Fenton January 14, 2009 Posted at History Commons Groups The National Archives today released a set of records the 9/11 Commission gave it. It did so today because the commission told it it had to wait...

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