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October 8,  2001

National Security Archive, September 11th Source Books, Vol. 1: Terrorism and U.S. Policy, 

The National Security Archive presents the first in a series of electronic briefing books containing official government papers and studies on terrorism and the U.S. response. The website contains the full text of selected:

  • CIA, Congressional Research Service, FBI, General Accounting Office, National Commission on Terrorism, and State Department reports
  • Department of Defense directives, instructions, reports, and statements (including several on the attack on the USS Cole)
  • National Security Decision Directives and related press releases and fact sheets
  • Presidential directives and executive orders

Some of these documents were obtained as a result of Freedom of Information Act requests. Interested researchers may sign up for email notification when new source books are available.    

This item joins a wealth of website resources dealing with the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon that is found on the Gallagher Law Library website,

2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington