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Discuss how the history of airliner hijackings before 9/11 left the government unprepared for the 9/11 plot.

Discuss the roots of Osama bin Laden's appeal in the Muslim world.

Discuss how bureaucratic inertia played a role in the failure to detect and stop the 9/11 plot.

How did the government's failure to keep the public informed about what al-Qaeda is and the threat that it posed ultimately hamper U.S. options in neutralizing al-Qaeda?

What is "the wall" and how did it hinder detection of the 9/11 plot?

Discuss whether the 9/11 plot was imaginable or reasonably foreseeable before 9/11.

What aspects of the 9/11 plot were unique as compared with the history of hijackings before 9/11?

What influence did the 2000 presidential election have on operations and planning against al-Qaeda?

Do you believe that Iraq and Saddam Hussein were involved with al-Qaeda in any way or in the 9/11 plot?

Discuss the role of hindsight in...

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