Includes the complete staff report Time.com called "tantalizing and important"
Before 19 hijackers could commit the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2004, they passed through U.S. border security 68 43 contacts with immigration and customs authoritiesnone of whom suspected they were al Qaeda operatives.
In the words of the 9/11 Commission's Executive Director, this staff report "offered substantial information or analysis not well represented in the Commission's report." Now for the first time in book form, 9/11 and Terrorist Travel also includes full color digital images of the travel documents used by the 9/11 hijackers.
This report includes the complete 9/11 and Terrorist Travel monograph produced by the staff, including:
o A chronology of the 9/11 terrorist travel operation and the hijackers' contacts with U.S. border officials;
o Color reproductions of travel and identification documents used by the hijackers;
o Detailed descriptions of Al Qaeda travel tactics;
o Counterterrorism policies of the border security community prior to 9/11;
o Complete, highly descriptive endnotes; and
o Comprehensive appendices which include a detailed account of the Saudi flightsincluding the Bin Ladin flightout of the United States after 9/11.
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was established by law in November 2002. Congress and President George W. Bush gave this independent, bipartisan Commission the mandate to study, evaluate, and report on "immigration, nonimmigrant visas and border security" as these areas relate to 9/11....Continua