Seventh Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: Staff Statement No. 1: Entry of the 9/11 Hijackers into the United States, January 26, 2004 [open pdf - 57KB]
Alternate Title: 9/11 Commisssion, Seventh Public Hearing: Staff Statement No. 1: Entry of the 9/11 Hijackers into the United States, January 26, 2004
The seventh public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was held January 26-27, 2004 in Washington, DC. The two-day investigative hearing developed facts and circumstances relating to border and aviation security, two central aspects of the Commission's mandate. The focus of this Staff Statement is on "Entry of the 9/11 Hijackers into the United States." The following is an excerpt from the introduction: "As we know from the sizable illegal traffic across our land borders, a terrorist could attempt to bypass legal procedures and enter the United States surreptitiously. None of the 9/11 attackers entered or tried to enter our country this way. So today we will focus on the hijackers' exploitation of legal entry systems. We have handed out a list of the names of 9/11 attackers to help you follow our discussion."
Staff Statement No. 1
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