First Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: Statement of Magnus Ranstorp, March 31, 2003 [open pdf - 75KB]
Alternate Title: 9/11 Commission, First Public Hearing: Statement of Magnus Ranstorp, March 31, 2003
The first public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was held on March 31-April 1, 2003 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City, NY. The purpose of this public hearing was to engage those whose lives were forever changed by the events of September 11 in a public dialogue about the Commission's goals and priorities. The Commission also sought to learn about work already completed and the state of current knowledge, in order to identify the most important issues and questions requiring further investigation. This testimony was part of a panel entitled "The Attackers, Intelligence, and Counter-Terrorism Policy". Dr. Ranstorp is a lecturer in international relations at the University of St Andrews. In his testimony, Ranstorp outlines what he "[perceives] to be the future of the global terrorist threat, as well as prescriptive initiatives which should form the bedrock of a comprehensive response to the international scourge of terrorism."
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States: www.9-11commission.gov