A set of over 300 never-before-released photos taken on September 11, 2001 has just been posted on the U.S. National Archives' Flickr page. These images take us right into the middle of meetings between President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Colin Powell, and more. They offer us a powerful look at the reactions of our nation's leaders as they are faced with the largest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil.
The photos were part of a set of 2,664 images released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by Colette Neirouz Hanna, Coordinating Producer at the Kirk Documentary Group. The photos were shot by Vice President Cheney's personal photographer David Bohrer. The album shows Cheney watching footage of the attacks in his office, as well as his meetings with President Bush and other senior staff members in the President’s Emergency Operations Center.
Check out some images from the gallery below, or view the entire set on Flickr.