NEW YORK -- The FBI has released never-before-seen photos showing the devastation at the Pentagon following the 9/11 attacks. The new photos were uploaded on March 23 to the FBI’s “Vault,” the bureau’s online hub of archival materials. On Sept. 11, 2001, five terrorists hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 and flew the 90-ton plane into the Pentagon, killing all passengers and crew on board as well as 125 civilians and military personnel on the ground. The plane was traveling 530 mph at the time of impact. Heartbreaking photo of son kissing casket a reminder of 9/11 cancer victims The newly released FBI photos show the immediate aftermath of the attack on the Pentagon as smoke and flames engulf the building: Aerial photos show the site of the attack after the smoke and dust had settled: Following the attack, FBI investigators combed over the wreckage near the point of impact: Inside the building, the flames from the crash melted office equipment and … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo New FBI photos show devastation at the Pentagon after 9/11 attacks
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned that the next 9/11 attack could emanate from Iraq and Syria if the U.S. does not take steps to immediately halt the advance of the Islamic militants sweeping toward the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. "We need air power immediately to stop the advance toward Baghdad," Graham said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - the jihadists who are an offshoot of al Qaeda - could control the entire northern half of the country and use it to march on Jordan and Lebanon while Iran moves in to control the south. The South Carolina senator added that the director of national intelligence and the head of the FBI have both warned that ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, has promised to carry out the next 9/11 attacks. "I think it's inevitable. The seeds of 9/11 are being planted all over Iraq and Syria. You don't have to believe me, this is what they're telling you they're gonna do. … [Read more...] about Graham: Next 9/11 attack could come from Iraq, Syria
At a rally in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Tuesday, Donald Trump said his list of accomplishments includes the fact that he predicted the 9/11 terror attacks. He was alerted to this fact by a friend who called him and said his 2000 book, "The America We Deserve," proved, 'you're the first guy that really predicted terrorism." Here's a look at some of Trump's claims from the rally and how they stacked up against his book - and what actually happened. Claim: "In my book, The America We Deserve - I said Osama Bin Laden, better watch him, bad guy...In my book, before the World Trade Center . I said Osama bin Laden, I said you better take him out." The record: Trump did mention bin Laden by name in Chapter 4, called, "The Foreign Policy We Deserve." However he merely pointed bin Laden as an illustration of haphazard foreign policy -- not to predict that bin Laden would be responsible for the next attack against the U.S. "Instead of one looming crisis hanging over us, we face a bewildering … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Fact check: Did Donald Trump predict the 9/11 attacks?
On September 10, 2001, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft rejected an FBI request to increase the anti-terror budget. Also on that day, FBI officials testified in Congress that the biggest terrorism threat in the nation was from animal rights activists. But what happened just one day later changed the nation. Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States has spent an estimated $1 trillion on security and defenses against terrorism. But has that made America any safer? Top secret "28 pages" may hold clues about Saudi support for 9/11 hijackers As we approach the 15th anniversary of the attacks next month, author Steven Brill looked at how the U.S. has confronted the threat of terrorism in a new article for the September issue of The Atlantic magazine entitled, "Is America Any Safer?" After a year of investigating, Brill concludes in his cover story that "we are not safer." "We've done a lot of things to make us safer. There are tens of thousands of men and women who wake up every … [Read more...] about Fifteen years after 9/11 attacks, is America any safer?
In the public report of Congress' investigation of the 9/11 attacks, something strange happens after page 395. The words disappear, replaced by blank lines that go on for most of 28 pages. It's the part of the report that discusses evidence of foreign support for the terrorists, specifically Saudi Arabia. For more than 12 years, those pages have remained sealed by order of President George W. Bush and then President Obama. The administrations stood their ground, despite pleas from Congress members of both parties, families of 9/11 victims and many others to declassify the report. The mystery of the 28 pages has become one of the hottest secrecy battles in Washington. The debate was inflamed earlier this year when the man known as the "20th hijacker" claimed that members of the Saudi royal family bankrolled Al-Qaida. Zacarias Moussaoui is serving a life sentence in federal prison after his arrest in Minnesota in August 2001. A living reminder of the government's intelligence failures … [Read more...] about Years after 9/11 attacks, 28 pages are still blank