Simultaneously, as al Qaeda terrorists were deploying hijacked passenger airliners as weapons against the United States on 11 September 2001—a date that has become known simply and infamously as 9/11—a group of experts, forensic analysts, and historians convened in a building not far from the Pentagon on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. The occasion was to view and react to film footage of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—the same bombs exploding on film, streaming over and over.
'We're Having Another Pearl Harbor Right Now!'
A Reminiscence of 9/11
By Fred Schultz