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Joint Chiefs chairman praises 10 years of war as America’s ‘vengeance’

By Dan De Luce WASHINGTON — US military and political leaders on Sunday paid solemn tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and to troops who have waged a war of “vengeance” in the decade since. “Lives ended in this place. Dreams were shattered. Futures were…

Newly released tapes reveal full 9/11 air horror

NEW YORK — “Did you just say somethin’ hit the World Trade Center?” an incredulous military official asked shortly after the beginning of America’s terrorism nightmare on September 11, 2001. Minutes later, with air traffic authorities warning that another commercial jet was off course and just six miles (10 kilometers)…

Military officials ignored Cheney’s 9/11 shoot-down order

Newly published audio this week reveals that Vice President Dick Cheney’s infamous Sept. 11, 2001 order to shoot down rogue civilian aircraft was ignored by military officials, who instead ordered pilots to only identify suspect aircraft. That revelation is one of many in newly released audio recordings compiled by investigators…

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