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Why America slept : the failure to prevent 9/11

Author: Gerald L Posner
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2003.
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Examines the terrorist attacks of September 11th and why the disaster was not prevented, discussing how breakdowns in intelligence and political infighting allowed terrorists to carry out an unprecedented attack on American soil.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Posner, Gerald L.
Why America slept.
New York : Random House, c2003
(OCoLC)652342409
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald L Posner
ISBN: 0375508791 9780375508790
OCLC Number: 52334728
Description: xii, 241 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. The takeover --
Chapter 2. The intelligence war --
Chapter 3. Birth of a terrorist --
Chapter 4. The first shot --
Chapter 5. The secret deal --
Chapter 6. Allies at war --
Chapter 7. Shelter in Sudan --
Chapter 8. "Who the hell is seeing him?" --
Chapter 9. Jihad in America --
Chapter 10. Rush to judgment --
Chapter 11. Safe haven in Afghanistan --
Chapter 12. The money trail --
Chapter 13. Campaign of terror --
Chapter 14. "We got it covered" --
Chapter 15. Enter the hijackers --
Chapter 16. "None of this is ever going to happen" --
Chapter 17. The German connection --
Chapter 18. "We could have gotten lucky" --
Chapter 19. The interrogation.
Responsibility: Gerald Posner.
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Examines the terrorist attacks of September 11th and why the disaster was not prevented, discussing how breakdowns in intelligence and political infighting allowed terrorists to carry out an unprecedented attack on American soil.

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