Second Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: Statement of Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta, May 23, 2003 [open pdf - 445KB]
Alternate Title: 9/11 Commission, Second Public Hearing: Statement of Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta, May 23, 2003
The second public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was held on May 22-23, 2003 in Washington, DC. The Commission heard testimony on Congressional oversight as well as the state of the aviation security before and after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This testimony was part of a panel entitled "September 11, 2001: The Attacks and the Response". In this statement before the Commission, Mineta gives a brief account of what happened on September 11th, providing information in which he had personal knowledge, as well as observations from his perspective as Secretary of Transportation and as someone who has spent a lifetime involved in transportation policy including aviation and security issues.
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States: http://www.9-11commission.gov