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September 11 attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon
For a timeline of events leading up to the 9/11 bombings, including a minute-by-minute breakdown of the day's events, and a timeline of the events following the bombings, visit this site's 9/11 page.
"The Bush Doctrine"
Bush administration uses attacks to justify invasion of Afghanistan and later Iraq
Defense Secretary Rumsfeld forms secret "Office of Special Plans"
Poor intelligence reports of Iraqi efforts to buy uranium from Niger galvanizes the adminstration to accuse Iraq of working to create nuclear weapons