Using airplanes as flying missiles, twenty Arab terrorists hijack US planes and fly them into buildings in New York and Washington, DC, as well as other failed efforts, killing nearly 3,000 civilians, and first-responders. US led international coalition retaliates against the al-Qaeda terrorist organization and its hosts, the Taliban in Afghanistan. For the next decade the US and other countries will remain consumed with preventing additional attacks on their homeland and against their institutions and installations abroad.