New Audio Reveals 9/11 Response

    This combo image shows two documentations of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack in New York City and the current day location. (Top) Smoke rises into the sky following the collapse of World Trade Center Towers Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 in New York.  (Below) The skyscraper known as One World Trade Center, right, rises in lower Manhattan, Aug. 10, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/ Suzanne Plunkett (Top), Mark Lennihan (Bottom))

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    Newly released audiotapes show civil and military aviation controllers racing to figure out what was happening on 9/11. The tapes, tracked down by a former investigator in the 9/11 Commission and published for the first time by the Rutgers Law Review, further debunk claims made by senior officials that military jets were ready to shoot down the hijacked planes. In one tape, a military official calls the Washington center of the FAA and learns that American Airlines Flight 77 had disappeared more than 30 minutes earlier; no one had told the military. Three minutes later it crashed into the Pentagon. At the same time, another military commander learned that fighters had been sent over the ocean east of Washington in search of American Flight 11, which had crashed into the World Trade Center an hour earlier.

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