9/11 Personal views

The aftermath of the Pentagon on Sept 11th

Olivier Douliery

Was it a day that would live in infamy, like Pearl Harbor? It is likely that future historians will decide that. But on that day, Sept. 11, 2001, it certainly seemed like it.

'I immediately recognized it as a singular, historic event,' said former congressman Lee Hamilton, vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission.

'I made the analogy to Pearl Harbor; I was a little boy when that happened. I knew it would have a profound effect on America.

In Washington, with thick, black smoke rising from the wreckage at the Pentagon,
rumors'false, as it turned out'spreading about attacks on other government buildings, and thousands of office workers struggling to make their way out of the city, it seemed like Armageddon.

In the following pages, Hamilton and other government leaders reflect on 9/11 and the changes wrought by that fateful day five years ago.


  • Russia prying into state, local networks

    A Russian state-sponsored advanced persistent threat actor targeting state, local, territorial and tribal government networks exfiltrated data from at least two victims.

  • Marines on patrol (US Marines)

    Using AVs to tell friend from foe

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for ways autonomous vehicles can make it easier for commanders to detect and track threats among civilians in complex urban environments without escalating tensions.

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