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Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission

by Thomas H. Kean

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This work is a very well written and well developed account of the amount of work, effort, and heart went into investigating one of the darkest days in the history of this nation. Although this book does fill in some questions that those who have read their official report may have asked it has failed to do what is impossible and that is answer the still remaining questions about what happened that. This task is and will continue to be impossible since the questions we all want answered were doomed to be unanswered the second the attacks began and those performing them died, keeping their secrets forever. Despite this I truly enjoyed this book and have great respect for the work done both in the commission and on presenting the information about 9/11 to Americans by these two great public servants. ( )
  cutiger80 | Aug 30, 2006 |
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In the words of the commission’s co-chairmen, this is the compelling inside story of how the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States—more commonly known as the 9/11 Commission—managed to succeed against all odds in producing a report that made clear what went wrong and why.

The mandate of the 9/11 Commission was daunting and all-encompassing. In its investigation of the events leading up to and including September 11, 2001, the commission had to examine U.S. diplomacy, military policy, intelligence agencies, law enforcement, border and aviation security, and congressional oversight, as well as the immediate response to the terrorist attacks, while also investigating the lethal enemy al Qaeda.

The creation of the 9/11 Commission was blocked for months by the Bush administration, and after its inception in December 2002 the commission spent months mired in a series of controversies—the resignation of its first chairman, Henry Kissinger, and vice-chairman, George Mitchell; an inadequate budget; an extraordinarily polarized atmosphere leading up to the 2004 presidential election; the conflicting demands of various interest groups; the distrust of the victims’ families; difficulties in obtaining access to highly classified documents and to al Qaeda detainees; and a media eager to record stumbles and gaffes. The obstacles were great, and the expectations for a blue-ribbon panel are never high—yet somehow the 9/11 Commission overcame everything that might have thwarted it and succeeded beyond anyone’s greatest expectation, holding a series of hearings that riveted the nation, producing a unanimous and widely heralded report that became a national best seller, and issuing recommendations that led to the most significant reform of America’s national security agencies in decades.

The 9/11 Commission report slaked the national thirst for accountability. Here for the first time is the story of how the commission came together to produce its landmark document.

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The chairman and vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission describe the committee's work in investigating the events leading up to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

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