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The Day After
September 11, 2001

These front-page headlines were captured on the day after Al Qaeda's cowardly attack
on the World Trade Center in New York City,
and on the U.S. Defense Department Pentagon Building in Washington, DC.
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U.S. State Department official Basic Facts page about September 11


Los Angeles TIMES   [ see front page image ]

TERRORISTS ATTACK NEW YORK, PENTAGON
Thousands Dead, Injured as Hijacked U.S. Airliners
Ram Targets; World Trade Towers Brought Down


Washington POST   [ see front page image ]

Terrorists Hijack 4 Airliners,
Destroy World Trade Center,
Hit Pentagon; Hundreds Dead


Chicago TRIBUNE   [ see front page image ]

OUR NATION SAW EVIL
Hijacked jets destroy World Trade Center, hit Pentagon
Thousands feared dead in nation's worst terrorist attack


New York TIMES   [ see front page image ]

U.S. ATTACKED
HIJACKED JETS DESTROY TWIN TOWERS
AND HIT PENTAGON IN DAY OF TERROR


San Francisco CHRONICLE

A MORNING OF TERROR
World Trade Center destroyed; Pentagon severely damaged


Toronto [Ontario Canada] GLOBE & MAIL   [ see front page image ]

A DAY OF INFAMY


USA Today   [ see front page image ]

U.S. UNDER ATTACK


Kansas City STAR   [ see front page image ]

ATTACK ON AMERICA


San Diego UNION-TRIBUNE   [ see front page image ]

NATION IN ANGUISH
Thousands feared dead after terrorists crash
hijacked jets into World Trade Center, Pentagon


 

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What the C.I.A. Knew in February
Los Angeles Times
Thursday 8 February 2001
Main News Section [page A-20]
   [abridged]

Tenet Puts Bin Laden First Among a World of Threats
       by Paul Richter
[Times Staff Writer]

       C.I.A. Chief George J. Tenet, presenting the agency's annual assessment of global dangers, [told Congress yesterday] that Osama bin Laden and his worldwide terrorist network pose "the most immediate and serious threat" to the United States.
       Addressing other national security risks, Tenet warned that Russia, China, and North Korea are accelerating the spread of missiles, and chemical, biological, and nuclear weaponry thru distribution of their technologies. He put particular emphasis on the way [that] Russia has contributed to weapon proliferation in its search for new sources of revenue.
       China, meanwhile, has developed the ability to launch intercontinental missiles, and the same is "probably" true of Iran and "possibly" of Iraq, Tenet said.
       Tenet said [that] China increased its exports of missile technology to Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, and Libya in recent years and should be watched carefully to see if its leaders will abide by the terms of a non-proliferation pledge [that] they made in November [2000].
       He was generally gloomy about prospects in the Middle East, saying [that] Iraqi President Saddam Hussein "has grown more confident in his ability to hold on to his power".

Los Angeles Times
Sunday 22 October 2000
Main News Section
[abridged]

       A prime suspect [in the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole] is Osama bin Laden, a wealthy Saudi militant born to a Yemeni father. His family has business links inside Yemen, and he has been indicted in the United States in connection with the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Bin Laden also has openly criticized the Yemeni government for allowing U.S. Navy ships to refuel in Aden.
       Western intelligence agencies believe that Bin Laden spends most of his time in Afghanistan. But he has strong contacts within Yemen's tribal region of Hadramawt, a wild and rugged slice of land. Many Saudis come from Hadramawt, and Yemeni news reports say documents found in the car that apparently dropped the boat into the harbor came from that region.

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