Wednesday, August 02, 2006

9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes


From Vanity Fair:



How did the U.S. Air Force respond on 9/11? Could it have shot down United 93, as conspiracy theorists claim? Obtaining 30 hours of never-before-released tapes from the control room of NORAD's Northeast headquarters, the author reconstructs the chaotic military history of that day—and the Pentagon's apparent attempt to cover it up. VF.com exclusive: Hear excerpts from the September 11 NORAD tapes. Click PLAY after each transcript to listen.



Read and listen here.

1 comment:

RWA said...

Wow, that is a lot of new information, and those are emotional recordings from folks who were trying to do their jobs but simply couldn't.

In addition to everyone else that has been reprimanded and punished in these investigations, I hope somebody put the screws to American Airlines and the FAA.

What a tragic day that was...but without an order to shoot the planes down, one has to wonder if the fighter jets could have done anything with the flight that hit the Pentagon - or United 93.