|·||Three weeks into bombing|
What's been happening in and around Afghanistan since the attacks began. [224K PDF]
|·||First day of bombing|
A map of the targets hit during the first day of bombing in Afghanistan.
|·||An invisible arsenal: Biological and chemical terrorism|
Details on anthrax, smallpox, plague, nerve agents and others, including how you get them and what you can do about it. [61K PDF]
|·||Terrorist attacks against the U.S.|
A world map dating and detailing the worst attacks since 1985.
|·||World and U.S. hijackings since 1970|
The U.S. hadn't had a domestic hijacking since 1991.
THE SEPT. 11 ATTACKS
|·||Anatomy of terrorist attacks|
The flight path of each plane and a minute-by-minute account of the attacks.
|·||Attack on the Pentagon|
The timing, facts about the Pentagon's construction, and a look at the Boeing 757.
|·||Attack on The World Trade Center|
The timing, facts about the towers' construction, a look at the Boeing 767, and a 3-D map of the campus.
|·||The flights that crashed|
Early details on what was happening on each of the four planes.
Mapping where each plane turned, time of takeoff and crash.
Timing of the attacks, evacuations and shutdowns on Sept. 11.
From when Gov. Locke heard to when Starbucks closed on Sept. 11.
NEW YORK BUILDINGS
|·||How the World Trade Center towers collapsed|
A look at the core structure of the building.
|·||Damaged Manhattan buildings|
A 3-D map of the area attacked.
AIRPORTS / AIR SAFETY
|·||New security measures at Sea-Tac|
What to expect when you travel
|·||Sea-Tac's rank for gun violations|
FAA firearm violations at the top 20 U.S. airports, plus failures at Sea-Tac checkpoints
|·||A hijack-resistant plane?|
Ideas that may be studied, from air marshals and fortified cockpit doors to a collision-avoiding navigation system.
|·||U.S. airline security lapses|
These are the top 10 airlines sanctioned by the FAA for security violations. Such violations can include allowing unauthorized access to airplanes, failing to properly identify all passengers, and inadequately screening baggage.
|·||U.S special forces|
Trained in counterterrorism, covert reconnaissance and guerrilla warfare, U.S. Special Operations Forces are the front-line troops in America's war against terrorism.
|·||Washington's military might|
Western Washington is home to one of America's heaviest military concentrations. Tour the state's military installations and find out about their location, mission, equipment, and personnel.
|·||Bin Laden's long reach|
Countries where al Qaeda operates; its funding, strength and cell structure.
|·||Bin Laden's lieutenants|
Bin Laden has surrounded himself with a tight circle of mostly Saudi and Egyptian lieutenants who run a worldwide network. A look at who's in charge of what.
|·||U.S. may be headed for dangerous neighborhood|
Where the countries surrounding Afghanistan fit in politically and historically.
|·||Afghan bases, camps|
This map details Afghan air bases, suspected terrorist training camps, refugee camps, poppy growth, Pakistani bases and Russian bases. [PDF]
|·||A region rich in history, rife with conflict|
While some countries have declared their support to the U.S., others are reluctant, fearing political upheaval and safety risks. From this map, click the underlined countries to learn about their role in the region. Also see where U.S. troops are stationed and other details. [61K PDF]
|·||Types of turbans|
Many have equated turbans with terrorism. But the turban is no more evil than your hat. It is an ancient piece of headgear with a history that stretches back thousands of years, multiplied through dozens of cultures.
|·||Types of veils|
To many Western eyes, the Muslim veil is not an innocent piece of cloth. It is a symbol of women's oppression, a metaphor for Islam's inscrutability, a way of identifying those who don't share "our" values. But its meanings have changed with politics and history.
|·||Watching the borders|
The U.S. Border Patrol devotes many more resources and arrests far more people on the nation's border with Mexico than on the border with Canada.
|·||Then and now|
Some of the similarities and differences between the Gulf War period and 2001.
|·||Dow's historical reaction to disaster|
Percent change one week after, and one year after, selected U.S. attacks.