This morning, Vanity Fair Online posted some compelling audio to complement its story about about NORAD's response on the morning of September 11. Andrew Hearst, Vanity Fair's online editor, says: "The writer, Michael Bronner, based the piece on 30 hours of recordings from
the NORAD control room that day — recordings that have never been made
public. For the online version of the piece, we've put up about 35 audio
clips from the 9/11 NORAD tapes; the clips can be listened to one by one as
you read through the piece. The audio functionality is pretty rudimentary,
but it works. And it's an excellent and important story."
How did the U.S. Air Force respond on 9/11? Could it have shot down United 93, as conspiracy theorists claim? Obtaining 30 hours of never-before-released tapes from the control room of NORAD's Northeast headquarters, the author reconstructs the chaotic military history of that day—and the Pentagon's apparent attempt to cover it up.