The panel, also known as the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, was charged with studying the circumstances leading up to the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and assessing the government's preparedness for them.
In the report, the bipartisan committee describes numerous intelligence failures, and the executive summary states that the attacks, while shocking, "should not have come as a surprise." The documents also call for a restructuring of the intelligence community, with the establishment of a national intelligence director and a national counterterrorism center.
Additionally, several Web sites are hosting the voluminous document, including
The report is also available for sale in bookstores nationwide and through the Government Printing Office.
Other parties have also recently turned to the Web to distribute materials on the terror attacks. For example, earlier this month, controversial filmmaker Michael Moore Fahrenheit 9/11."from his documentary "