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Sept. 11th, 2001
Last Updated: Sep 19th, 2011 - 19:28:10


The September 11th Sourcebooks
By The National Security Archive
Jul 19, 2011, 6:43pm

The September 11th Sourcebooks
Volume I: Terrorism and U.S. Policy

The first volume in a series called The September 11th Sourcebooks.The first volume contains documents that were selected as the most important available primary sources on U.S. terrorism policy.

These materials include CIA biographic sketches of Osama Bin Laden and Taliban leader Mohammad Omar, reports from the Pentagon and the Senate Intelligence Committee on previous terrorist attacks on the USS Cole and the Khobar Towers, the State Department’s overview of global terrorism and the FBI’s review of terrorism in the U.S. Also included are several of the most relevant Congressional Research Service briefs, six of the General Accounting Office’s most recent reports on combating terrorism, plus the key policy directives on terrorism from the Pentagon and from Presidents Reagan and Clinton.
Source: The National Security Archive - September 21, 2001

The September 11th Sourcebooks
Volume II: Afghanistan: Lessons from the Last War
In Volume II, Archive experts John Prados and Svetlana Savranskaya draw on declassified records and the memoirs of former Soviet officials to examine Soviet policymaking, military operations, and lessons learned from the last war in Afghanistan, a bloody, ten-year conflict that pitted Soviet military forces against CIA-backed Afghan rebels.  The collection also includes excerpts from an essay written by analyst Steve Galster as an introduction to the Archive's microfiche collection, Afghanistan: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1973-1990, published in 1990.
Source: The National Security Archive - October 9, 2001

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