United States

This is what it was like inside the White House on 9/11

Members of staff in the White House were urgently evacuated on the day of the 9/11 attack. Image: UNSPLASH/Ray Harrington

Anita McBride

Fellow in Residence, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, Department of Government, American University

Share:

Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how United States is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:

United States

Secret Service agents, weapons drawn, ordered everyone on staff, and visitors, to ‘Get out now.’ Image: George W. Bush Presidential Center

Women staffers were advised to kick off their heels to get out of the White House faster. Here, Anita McBride, left, and Mary Matalin, right, on Pennsylvania Avenue. Image: George W. Bush Presidential Center

Have you read?

White House staffers Bradley Blakeman, JD Estes, Logan Walters and Israel Hernandez working on 9/11 in the DaimlerChrysler building. Image: George W. Bush Presidential Center

Discover

What is the World Economic Forum doing about mental health?

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

United StatesInternational Security

Share:

Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

The one chart you need to understand how income is distributed in the US  
About Us
Events
Media
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum