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The Sept. 11 Hearings

The second hijacked plane is seen moments before striking the second tower of the World Trade Center, Sept. 11, 2001. Credit: Corbis © Corbis

The Sept. 11 commission finds the Pentagon's air-defense command missed a chance to intercept at least one of the hijacked planes used in the 2001 attacks. The panel wrapped up its final public hearings on June 17, 2004.

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The 9-11 Commission



JUNE 17, 2004 HEARING

Panel on Sept. 11 Crisis Management
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JUNE 16, 2004 HEARING

FBI Special Agent Mary Deborah Doran; U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, and CIA Official "Dr. K"
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Staff Statement 16, Outline of the al Qaeda Plot
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Panel on the Plot, with FBI Special Agent Jacqueline Maguire, FBI Special Agent James N. Fitzgerald, and Supervisory FBI Special Agent Adam B. Drucker
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MAY 18, 2004 HEARING

Panel on Emergency Preparedness and Response
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MAY 19, 2004 HEARING

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Panel on Crisis Management, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge
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APRIL 14, 2004 HEARING

CIA Director George Tenet
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Panel on Preventing Future Attacks
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FBI Director Robert Mueller, with
FBI Exec. Asst. Director for Intelligence Maureen Baginski

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APRIL 13, 2004 HEARING

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh
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Former Attorney General Janet Reno
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Former Acting FBI Director Thomas J. Pickard, with
Former CIA Counter-Terrorism Director J. Cofer Black

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Attorney General John Ashcroft
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APRIL 8, 2004 HEARING

Bush NSA Advisor Condoleezza Rice
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MARCH 24, 2004 HEARING

CIA Director George Tenet
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Clinton NSA Advisor Samuel R. Berger
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Former Counterterrorism Chief Richard Clarke
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MARCH 23, 2004 HEARING

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
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Secretary of State Colin Powell
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Former Defense Secretary William Cohen
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Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
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Commentary

JAMES PONIEWOZIK
Apologizing for Sept. 11

DANIEL SCHORR
Rice Testimony

CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL
Blaming Bush for
9-11