This document contains testimony of various eyewitnesses to the September 11, terrorist attack at the Pentagon in Washington, D.
We have come together with a unity of purpose because our nation demands it. September 11,was a day of unprecedented shock and suffering in the history of the United States. The nation was unprepared. An airliner traveling at hundreds of miles per hour and carrying some 10, gallons of jet fuel plowed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
Fire and smoke billowed upward.
Steel, glass, ash, and bodies fell below. The Twin Towers, where up to 50, people worked each day, both collapsed less than 90 minutes later.
It had been aimed at the United States Capitol or the White House, and was forced down by heroic passengers armed with the knowledge that America was under attack. More than 2, people died at the World Trade Center; died at the Pentagon; died on the four planes.
The death toll surpassed that at Pearl Harbor in December This immeasurable pain was inflicted by 19 young Arabs acting at the behest of Islamist extremists headquartered in distant Afghanistan. Some had been in the United States for more than a year, mixing with the rest of the population.
Though four had training as pilots, most were not well-educated. Most spoke English poorly, some hardly at all. In groups of four or five, carrying with them only small knives, box cutters, and cans of Mace or pepper spray, they had hijacked the four planes and turned them into deadly guided missiles.
Why did they do this? How was the attack planned and conceived? How did the U.
What can we do in the future to prevent similar acts of terrorism? Islamist extremists had given plenty of warning that they meant to kill Americans indiscriminately and in large numbers. Although Usama Bin Ladin himself would not emerge as a signal threat until the late s, the threat of Islamist terrorism grew over the decade.
They killed six and wounded a thousand. Plans by Omar Abdel Rahman and others to blow up the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and other New York City landmarks were frustrated when the plotters were arrested.
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"This memorandum sets out information and analysis concerning presidential references in official notifications and records to the Authorization for Use of Military Force ( AUMF; Public Law ; 50 U.S.C. § note), enacted in response to the September 11, terrorist attacks on the United States, to justify and undertake military and other action.
The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of . "September Attacks in from United States of America,Flight 11 and Flight both crashed into the World Trade Centre in New York,Flight 77 crashed into the entrance of the Pentagon in Washington D.
C and Flight 93 crashed into Pennsylvania". At on the morning of September 11, , the United States became a nation transformed. An airliner traveling at hundreds of miles per hour and carrying some 10, gallons of jet fuel plowed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in .
September 11 attacks: September 11 attacks, series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed in by 19 militants associated with Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda against targets in the United States, the deadliest terrorist attacks on U.S.
soil in U.S. history. Over 3, people died in the attacks and rescue efforts.