Great Seal of the United States National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Staff monographs, providing detailed treatments of subjects covered by the Commission's mandate, and staff statements, presented during the Commission's public hearings, are available below in PDF format.

Staff Monographs

Title Section Size
Monograph on Terrorist Financing
Full Monograph 526 KB
  1. Introduction and Executive Summary 69 KB
  2. Al Qaeda's Means and Methods to Raise, Move, and Use Money 69 KB
  3. Government Efforts Before and After the September 11 Attacks 97 KB
  4. Combating Terrorist Financing in the United States: The Role of Financial Institutions 77 KB
  5. Al-Barakaat Case Study 89 KB
  6. The Illinois Charities Case Study 115 KB
  7. Al Haramain Case Study 75 KB
  Appendices 97 KB
Monograph on 9/11 and Terrorist Travel
Full Monograph 4.2 MB
  Contents, List of Illustrations, and Staff 88 KB
  Preface 21 KB
  1. Introduction 39 KB
  2. Chronology 174 KB
  3. Terrorist Entry and Embedding Tactics, 1993 to 2001 113 KB
  4. Immigration and Border Security Evolve, 1993 to 2001 218 KB
  5. Planning and Executing Entry for the 9/11 Plot 137 KB
  6. Crisis Management and Response Post-September 11 104 KB
  Appendices 3.6 MB

Staff Statements

Presented Title Size
Seventh Public Hearing
Entry of the 9/11 Hijackers into the United States 55 KB
Three 9/11 Hijackers: Identification, Watchlisting, and Tracking 51 KB
The Aviation Security System and the 9/11 Attacks 51 KB
The Four Flights 40 KB
Eighth Public Hearing
Diplomacy 81 KB
The Military 58 KB
Intelligence Policy 75 KB
National Policy Coordination 81 KB
Tenth Public Hearing
Law Enforcement, Counterterrorism, and Intelligence Collection in the United States Prior to 9/11 70 KB
Threats and Responses in 2001 165 KB
The Performance of the Intelligence Community 157 KB
Reforming Law Enforcement, Counterterrorism, and Intelligence Collection in the United States 60 KB
Eleventh Public Hearing
Emergency Preparedness and Response 200 KB
Crisis Management 127 KB
Twelfth Public Hearing
Overview of the Enemy 81 KB
Outline of the 9/11 Plot 100 KB
Improvising a Homeland Defense 125 KB

Current News

The Commission has released its final report. [more]

The Chair and Vice Chair have released a statement regarding the Commission's closing. [more]

The Commission closed August 21, 2004. [more]

Commission Members

Thomas H. Kean

Lee H. Hamilton
Vice Chair

Richard Ben-Veniste
Fred F. Fielding
Jamie S. Gorelick
Slade Gorton
Bob Kerrey
John F. Lehman
Timothy J. Roemer
James R. Thompson

Commission Staff

Philip D. Zelikow
Executive Director

Chris Kojm
Deputy Executive Director

Daniel Marcus
General Counsel