News Display: Attack on America
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 09/04/2012
Uploaded: 09/21/2012
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: 9/11, Afghanistan, al Quaeda, bombings, Osam bin laden, War on Terrorism, World Trade Center

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Description/Abstract: September 11, 2001 marks the eleventh anniversary of the bombings of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, with the final plane crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The series of four suicide attacks by Al-Qaeda, an international terrorist network led by Osama bin Laden, left nearly 3,000 dead, the majority civilians.

In response the United States launched the War on Terrorism, deployed troops to Iraq, invaded Afghanistan, and eventually located Bin Laden, hiding in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Bin Laden's death on May 2, 2011 is the subject of the controversial new book No Easy Day: Autobiography of a Navy Seal by Mark Owen, to be released on September 11.

As major newspapers present the tragedy, we reflect on the attack on America and its national and global consequences.

For additional information please see the September 11 Digital Archive, offering over 150,000 items, including e-mails, electronic communications, first hand stories, and images.