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Rutgers Law Review Publishes New Information Detailing Story of FAA and NORAD Response to September 11, 2001 Attacks

September 08, 2011 – 

Rutgers Law Review, under the leadership and guidance of Dean John J. Farmer, Jr., former senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission, has launched its new website at www.rutgerslawreview.com featuring “A New Type of War,” a compelling recounting of the events of September 11, 2001, as compiled by former members of the 9/11 Commission.

The monograph is an important piece of unfinished Commission work. As the preface explains, the monograph details “when and how the FAA gained situational awareness that each of the four commercial aircraft was hijacked . . . when and how the FAA notified the military about each of the hijacked aircraft, and when and how the military responded.”

“A New Type of War” is an interactive document comprised of primary sources such as logs, tape recordings, transcripts, and radar data. Visitors can read through the online monograph and hear actual audio clips of conversations between key personnel as they took place on September 11, 2001. The Law Review document represents the first time that such a comprehensive, definitive account has been presented to the public in this format.

“It has been an honor working with Dean Farmer and 9/11 Commission staff member, Miles Kara, on this project,” commented editor-in-chief, Andrew Gimigliano. “With this piece, Rutgers Law Review continues a dialogue on the unanswered legal questions and practical challenges that face the United States in combating global terrorism. The dialogue began with a symposium in February 2011, titled “Unsettled Foundations, Uncertain Results: 9/11 and the Law, Ten Years After,” and continues with the publication of this monograph. It will culminate with articles on the topic in Volume 63, Issue 4 of Rutgers Law Review.”

To read “A New Type of War: The Story of the FAA and NORAD Response to the September 11, 2001 Attacks” and listen to audio clips, visit Rutgers Law Review at www.rutgerslawreview.com.

About Rutgers Law Review: Rutgers Law Review is a student-run journal that publishes critical legal opinions authored by legal scholars, practitioners, and law students four times per year, as well as online commentaries discussing the most pressing, contemporary legal questions. Rutgers Law Review is composed of second- and third-year law students from Rutgers School of Law–Newark and supervised by a faculty adviser.