The Attacks of 9/11: Five Ways September 11 Changed America – History Magazine

The attacks of 9/11 shocked the nation—and led to changes that altered U.S. government, travel and culture.

September 11, 2001 is an inflection point—there was life before the terrorist attacks and there is life after them. Nearly 3,000 Americans were killed on that clear, sunny morning when two hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, another plowed into the Pentagon and a fourth was brought down in a crash on a Pennsylvania field by heroic passengers who fought back against terrorists.

“This was an attack unprecedented in the annals of terrorism in terms of its scale,” says Brian Michael Jenkins, a senior advisor to the president of the RAND Corporation and author of numerous reports and books on terrorism, including Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?. “It was the largest attack by any foreign entity on U.S. soil.”


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  • William  On 09/12/2020 at 12:32 pm

    I’m currently reading a book entitled “Dead Heat”. I’ve always been a big fan of Tom Clancy but this novel was written by Joel C. Rosenberg whose plots are quite similar to Clancy. It will give you food for thought, especially after reading this article.

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