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9/11 Commission Criticizes Air Defense Command

HeadlineJun 16, 2004

The New York Times reports the 9/11 commission will issue a report Thursday strongly criticizing the Pentagon’s domestic air-defense command for being disastrously unprepared on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. A draft of the report reads “On the morning of 9/11, the existing protocol was unsuited in every respect for what was about to happen. What ensued was a hurried attempt to create an improvised defense by officials who had never encountered or trained against the situation they faced.”

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