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About those after-action reports from 9/11… by Mark Gaffney

Despite it being a standard procedure, no NORAD ‘after-action reports’ were created after 9/11- after the worst attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor, the worst attack on the mainland since the War of 1812- and the most incredible failure of air defense in all of NORAD’s history. Not a single ‘after-action report’; just reports about ‘lessons learned’.

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The F-16s That Failed to Protect Washington on 9/11: Was the Langley Jets’ Emergency Response Sabotaged? by Shoestring

Shoestring article about the “extraordinary combination of confusion, communications problems, conflicting orders, breaches of protocol, and other difficulties” that took place on 9/11 coincident with attempts to defend the skies.