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Complete 9/11 Commission Report


The Commission has released a media advisory regarding the release of the final report today, July 22, 2004.

9/11 Commission Members


Complete 9/11 Commission Report

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002, is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. The Commission is also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

The Commission has released its final report, available below in PDF format. The report is also available in bookstores nationwide and from the Government Printing Office.

Complete 9/11 Commission Report
7.4 MB
Executive Summary

5.9 MB
  Contents, List of Illustrations and Tables, Members, and Staff 233 KB
  Preface 67 KB
  Chapter 1: "We Have Some Planes" 952 KB
  Chapter 2: The Foundation of the New Terrorism 1.44 MB
  Chapter 3: Counterterrorism Evolves 188 KB
  Chapter 4: Responses to al Qaeda's Initial Assaults 185 KB
  Chapter 5: Al Qaeda Aims at the American Homeland 312 KB
  Chapter 6: From Threat to Threat 209 KB
  Chapter 7: The Attack Looms 949 KB
  Chapter 8: "The System Was Blinking Red" 146 KB
  Chapter 9: Heroism and Horror 2.3 MB
  Chapter 10: Wartime 109 KB
  Chapter 11: Foresight--and Hindsight 133 KB
  Chapter 12: What to do? A Global Strategy 184 KB
  Chapter 13: How to do it? A Different Way of Organizing the Government 158 KB
  Appendices 109 KB
  Notes 669 KB

9-11 Interim Reports

09-23-2003 Second Interim Report

07-08-2003 First Interim Report


9-11 Staff statements

These statements, presented during the Commission's public hearings, are available below in PDF format.

Presented at the Commission's seventh public hearing:

Presented at the Commission's eighth public hearing:

Presented at the Commission's tenth public hearing:

Presented at the Commission's eleventh public hearing:

Presented at the Commission's twelfth public hearing: