9/11: The Day
In observance of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, TeachingAmericanHistory interviewed Michael Hurley, former CIA officer and member of the 9/11 Commission, to talk about the causes of the attacks, September 11th itself, and the fallout of that day.
Today’s episode focuses on the day itself: how it happened, how Americans and American leaders and governmental agencies responded, and how the stage was set for what would follow.
Learn more about our podcast here. Be sure to listen to next week’s episode, about the fallout of the September 11th attacks.
Suggested Additional Readings:
- When Government Writes History, Ernest May, 2005
- 9/11 Commission Report
- Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, Steve Coll