Tagged: 9/11

Learning From the Past: FBI Releases Final Report of the 9/11 Review Commission

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released today the final report and recommendations of the 9/11 Review Commission. The comprehensive document is a historical overview and projection for the future – as noted in the title, “The FBI: Protecting the Homeland in the 21st Century.” This was a congressionally mandated review...

11 September 2001: With the President

The Central Intelligence Agency‘s (CIA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Electronic Reading Room recently released a declassified document that describes President George W. Bush’s day preceding and following the September 11, 2001, attacks. The account of President Bush’s day is detailed by former intelligence adviser Michael Morell and includes information...

September 11, 2001: In Remembrance

Do you remember where you were on 9/11? This question has become a permanent fixture within our national dialogue. Nearly every American old enough to recall this infamous day in our nation’s history can recount their own personal memories of September 11, 2001. From the first responders who witnessed the...

Ten Years After The 9/11 Commission Report: How Has the Terrorist Threat Evolved?

Ten years ago today the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States published the official account of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, The 9/11 Commission Report. A decade later, the Commission has reconvened as private citizens to “reflect on the changes of the past ten years and...

RAND Report Argues that al Qaeda is Still a “Persistent Threat” to U.S. Security

Since concerted and comprehensive counterterrorism efforts were launched by the United States following the 9/11 attacks, many military officials and policymakers have asserted that terrorism, specifically Salafi Jihadism exhibited by al Qaeda and like groups, has been on the decline. Some have gone on as far as stating that “al...

NPS Professor Challenges Conventional Wisdom About Successful Terror Attacks

  A professor of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has published a new book, titled “Intelligence and Surprise Attack: Failure and Success from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond”. Dr. Erik Dahl’s book discusses the idea that the lack of receptive decision making, and not missed warning signs, can leave...