Today, we reflect back on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, 19 years ago. Nearly 3000 people died when hijacked passenger jets slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Another would crash into a field in Pennsylvania.
We hear about the health impacts first responders continue to face and the long fight to secure funding for their medical treatments.
Later, we look at the legacy of 9/11 on American foreign policy. Almost two decades after the attacks, how does that day shape our country’s foreign policy today? We talk to two international relations experts.
We want to hear from you, too. How were you impacted by the attacks on the World Trade Center?
- Terry Sheridan - News Director of WSHU
- Caroleen Sayej - Associate Professor of Government and International Relations and acting director of the Global Islamic Studies program at Connecticut College
- Ilan Goldenberg - Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security
Cat Pastor contributed to this show.