Vice President Cheney watches television
Reports of the attack on the World Trade Center's twin towers played on television in Vice President Cheney's office on Sept. 11, 2001.David Bohrer
Vice President Cheney watches television
Vice President Dick Cheney with senior staff inside the President's Emergency Operations Center
Vice President Cheney with Laura Bush, Lynne Cheney and Senior Staff in the President's Emergency Operations Center
Vice President Dick Cheney with senior staff inside the President's Emergency Operations Center
Mary Matalin talks with Karen Hughes and Lynne Cheney in the President's Emergency Operations Center
Vice President Dick Cheney inside the President's Emergency Operations Center
Vice President Dick Cheney with senior staff inside the President's Emergency Operations Center
National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Colin Powell inside the President's Emergency Operations Center
CIA Director George Tenet listens to President Bush's address in the President's Emergency Operations Center
Vice President Dick Cheney with President George W. Bush inside the President's Emergency Operations Center
Vice President Cheney and Lynne Cheney depart the White House on Marine Two
Vice President Cheney and Lynne Cheney aboard Marine Two
Reports of the attack on the World Trade Center's twin towers played on television in Vice President Cheney's office on
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See How the Bush Administration Responded to 9/11 in Newly Released Photos

Jul 25, 2015

Americans have seen the photo of the chief of staff whispering the news of 9/11 into George W. Bush's ear the morning of the attack in an elementary school classroom, and they know the iconic images of the former president speaking into a bullhorn amid the rubble at Ground Zero three days later. But now new photos have been released that shed light on what was going on behind the scenes in the wake of the attack.

A Freedom of Information Act request from a Frontline producer has turned up a collection of images from the National Archives taken by former Vice President Dick Cheney's staff photographer in the aftermath of the attack, as Cheney and others gathered in the President’s Emergency Operations Center underneath the White House. Then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Colin Powell, First Lady Laura Bush, Second Lady Lynne Cheney and other prominent officials feature in the photos. See the full gallery of photos here.

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