It’s the day after the bloodiest act of terrorism in history. America is going back to work. But the conditions are far from normal.
Rescue teams continue to comb the smoldering rubble of the Twin Towers for survivors. In hospitals and makeshift morgues in New York and New Jersey, the grim task of saving the wounded and counting the dead goes on. The military remains on the highest state of alert. As we go to air commercial flights are still suspended. Wall Street is shut down, as is all of lower Manhattan. Along with the smoke still rising from the pentagon and the ruins of the World Trade Center are the questions: How? Who? Why? Some of these are beginning to be answered. Events are still unfolding.
Robert Pfaltzgraff, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
Juliette Kayyem, Executive Director, Executive Sessions on Democratic Preparedness at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
and Ashton Carter, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.