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Report: Pentagon Fumbled Sept. 11 Hijacking Response

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Report: Pentagon Fumbled Sept. 11 Hijacking Response

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Report: Pentagon Fumbled Sept. 11 Hijacking Response

Report: Pentagon Fumbled Sept. 11 Hijacking Response

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A staff report from the Sept. 11 commission says the Pentagon's air-defense command wasted precious time and missed a chance to intercept at least one of the hijacked planes used in the 2001 attacks. The report largely blames inadequate emergency procedures that didn't account for a response to suicide hijackings. Hear NPR's Mary Louise Kelly and NPR's Steve Inskeep.