9-11 Attack/Related Articles
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- Terrorism : An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective.
- Jihadist : One who participates in violent armed jihad
- Al-Qaeda : International islamist terrorist network. Responsible for the 9-11 attack and other terrorist attacks.
- Suicide attack : A means of attack with a weapon guided by a human who will inevitably die in the attempt
- Osama bin Laden : Radical jihadist who, with Ayman al-Zawahiri, founded a group known as al-Qaeda, which is credited with a series of terrorist attacks.
- Khalid Sheikh Mohammed : Described by the U.S. and by his own proud statement, the operational planner, for al-Qaeda, of the 9-11 attack; a U.S. High Value Detainee to be tried in a civilian criminal court in U.S. v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, et al.
- Ramzi Binalshibh : The primary staff assistant to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, communications intermediary with the 9-11 hijackers and involved in other planning; currently a High Value Detainee at Guantanamo Bay detention camp; defendant in U.S. v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, et al.
- Khallad : A Yemeni from a family associated with al-Qaeda, currently a High Value Detainee to be moved from Guantanamo Bay detention Camp to trial in U.S. v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, et al.; associated with the USS Cole bombing
- Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi : An al-Qaeda financial specialist, currently a High Value Detainee of the U.S., who has been charged by a Military Commission with facilitating the funding of the 9-11 attack; defendant in U.S. v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, et al.
- Mohammed Atta : Operational leader of the 9-11 attack hijackers; an al-Qaeda member who was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 11, the first aircraft to hit the World Trade Center; Western-trained urban planner who became radicalized in Germany
- Nawaf al-Hazmi : Probable second-in-command of the actual 9-11 attack terrorists; pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, which hit the Pentagon Building
- Khalid al-Mihdhar : One of the 9-11 Attack hijackers, aboard American Airlines Flight 77 when it crashed into the Pentagon Building.
- Salem al-Hazmi : Add brief definition or description
- Majed Moqed : Add brief definition or description
- George W. Bush : (1946–) 43rd U.S. President (Republican), elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2004.
- Dick Cheney : (1941–) U.S. Vice President in the George W. Bush Administration and advocate of neoconservatism and unitary Presidential authority; currently a political commentator; U.S. Secretary of Defense in the George H. W. Bush Administration; spouse of Lynne Cheney; father of Liz Cheney
- Donald Rumsfeld : U.S. Secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush Administration (2001-2008); was the oldest secretary and earlier the youngest secretary in the Administration (1975-1977); major policymaker after the 9-11 attack; advisor, Project for the New American Century
- Richard Clarke : Career U.S. defense official who served in policy posts in the Ronald Reagan,George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush Administrations, specializing in counterterrorism in the latter two
- John O'Neill : Head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation counterterrorism unit, 1995-2001; he retired and became head of security at the World Trade Center, and died in the 9-11 Attack
- Cofer Black : Central Intelligence Agency officer who headed the Counterterrorism Center before the 9-11 attack, reporting directly to Jim Pavitt under George Tenet
- Jack Cloonan : Retired Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent, an expert on interrogation and terrorism; Liberty and Security Committee, Constitution Project; headed the FBI Osama bin Laden unit
- North American Air Defense Command : The joint Canada-U.S. military organization responsible for aerospace threat warning and defense for North America
- Federal Aviation Administration : The U.S. government agency responsible for the safe operation of civil aviation and air traffic control, but not for security of aircraft
- Incident Command System : An increasingly worldwide set of procedures and doctrines for operational response to emergencies requiring response from different organizations, ranging from multiple units of the same local fire department or police force, to major disasters covering large regions and requiring national or international resources
- Counterterrorism Center : A Central Intelligence Agency organization, unusual for the days before the 9-11 attack in that it mixed personnel from the operations and analytical directorates, as well from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Headed by Cofer Black; replaced by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- World Trade Center : The New York office complex, centered around twin skyscrapers 110 stories high, which was destroyed by a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001
- Pentagon Building : Headquarters office building of the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as a symbol of the U.S. military
- White House : The official residence and offices of the President of the United States; also used to describe Presidential level activity
- U.S. Capitol : Add brief definition or description
- Fire Department of New York : Add brief definition or description
- Arlington, Virginia Fire Department : Add brief definition or description
- U.S. v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, et al. : The criminal trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other defendants accused of planning the 9-11 Attack
- Taliban : Salafist Islamic militia, governing Afghanistan 1996–2001; still fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
- National Counterterrorism Center : Part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the United States intelligence community interagency focal point on counterterrorism intelligence and covert operations