September 11th

  September 11th marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks when four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists - charged with the mission of flying them into buildings on U.S. soil.

In his new book, Base Nation, author David Vine examines how the existence of U.S. bases abroad, particularly in Saudi Arabia, were part of Osama bin Laden’s professed motivation for the 9/11 attacks.

Furthermore, Vine looks to demonstrate that America’s sprawling network of overseas bases imposes costs— not only financial but also political, environmental, and moral— that far exceed what the Pentagon is prepared to acknowledge. David Vine is an associate professor of anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C.

  Joshua Cohen’s new novel, Book of Numbers, is narrated by a fictional Joshua Cohen – also a writer, whose misfortune is to have written a book with the publication date of September 11, 2001.

Ceremonies around the country today marked the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks and the memories of that day remain vivid for the nation’s leaders.

HV Counties Honor Lives Lost 9/11

Sep 11, 2014
The National September 11 Memorial Museum

Orange County is hosting its September 11th remembrance ceremony this evening.

Westchester To Hold Twilight 9/11 Ceremony

Sep 11, 2014

Westchester County is one of several municipalities holding ceremonies in memory of local residents who died September 11, 2011.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley is calling on the governor to sign legislation concerning the children of 9/11 firefighters.  

Republican state Senator Greg Ball is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill into law that he says would help children of firefighters who died as a result of illnesses from response to and recovery efforts from the September 11th terrorist attacks.

    In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. rounded up hundreds of suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and around the world. Many ended up at a special military detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

No TV broadcast of Guantanamo 9/11 trial

Jan 3, 2013
The National Guard

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A military judge has denied a request to allow television broadcast coverage of the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Defense lawyers requested TV coverage of proceedings at the U.S. base in Cuba. But the Defense Department had authorized only closed-circuit broadcast to several military bases in the northeast U.S.

9/11: Eleven Years Later

Sep 11, 2012
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The nation is marking the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks - WAMC's regional coverage begins with Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas in Albany...

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A solemn ceremony at the New York State Museum in downtown Albany started with a moment of silence at 8:46 am, marking the moment that the first hijacked jetliner crashed into the World Trade Center in 2001.

The State University of New York at New Paltz will host the ninth annual conference of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health tomorrow. The conference is focused on maintaining resilience among trauma and disaster workers.

Among the keynote speakers are Dr. Richard Tedeschi, a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and Dr. Charles Figley, professor of social work at Tulane University. WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with both men about how those who work around disaster maintain mental fitness.