9/11 and Terrorist Travel: A Staff Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

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Finally, the answer to the question people have asked since 9/11: How DID the terrorists enter the United States?" Before 19 hijackers could commit the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, they passed through U.S. border security 68 times. In all, they had 25 contacts with consular officers and 43 contacts with immigration and customs authorities — none of whom suspected they were al Qaeda operatives. This book includes the complete staff report Time.com called "tantalizing and important" and represents ...

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Overview

Finally, the answer to the question people have asked since 9/11: How DID the terrorists enter the United States?" Before 19 hijackers could commit the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, they passed through U.S. border security 68 times. In all, they had 25 contacts with consular officers and 43 contacts with immigration and customs authorities — none of whom suspected they were al Qaeda operatives. This book includes the complete staff report Time.com called "tantalizing and important" and represents important investigative work by the staff, providing substantial information and analysis not fully represented in The 9/11 Commission Report. Now for the first time in book form, this report includes o full color digital images of the travel documents used by the 9/11 hijackers o A chronology of the 9/11 terrorist travel operation and the hijackers' contacts with U.S. border officials oComplete, highly descriptive endnotes oDetailedappendices"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577363415
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 804,730
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Note from the Executive Director vii
Preface ix
1 Introduction: a Factual Overview of the September 11 Border Story 3
2 The September 11 Travel Operation: a Chronology 11
3 Terrorist Entry and Embedding Tactics: 1993-2001 47
3.1 The Redbook 47
3.2 Terrorist Travel Tactics by Plot 48
3.3 Al Qaeda's Organizational Structure for Travel and Travel Tactics 58
4 Immigration and Border Security Evolve: 1993 to 2001 69
4.1 The Intelligence Community 69
4.2 The State Department 70
4.3 The Immigration and Naturalization Service 89
5 Planning and Executing Entry for the 9/11 Plot 111
5.1 The State Department 111
5.2 The Immigration and Naturalization Service 130
5.3 Finding Fair Verdicts 140
6 Crisis Management and Response: Post-September 11 147
6.1 The Intelligence Community 147
6.2 The Department of State 148
6.3 The Department of Justice 150
6.4 Response at the Borders, September 11-20, 2001 160
6.5 The Department of Homeland Security 163
Appendix A Travel and Identification Documents Digital Images 169
Appendix B The Saudi Flights 171
Appendix C Immigration Histories of Certain Individuals with Terrorist Connections 187
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