Former Acting CIA Directors John McLaughlin and Michael Morell and former CIA Senior Paramilitary Officer Phil Reilly sit beside each other onstage in this wide angle photo of the Museum Auditorium. McLaughlin is seated between the other two men and gesturing with both hands as he speaks to the audience. Members of the audience are seated in the foreground. Their figures are silhouetted by the bright blue lights behind the stage. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum logo is displayed on a wall above the three partici

Essential Intelligence: The CIA’s Response to 9/11

  • September 26, 2019
  • 7 to 8:30 P.M.
  • Auditorium

Presented in partnership with the Central Intelligence Agency, former Acting Directors John McLaughlin and Michael Morell and former CIA Senior Paramilitary Officer Phil Reilly discuss how the agency was uniquely positioned to support policymakers and military operations in the crucial 15 days immediately following the attacks, as well as how 9/11 ushered in a new era of intelligence work.
 

Photos

  • Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell looks to his left as he sits onstage in a suit and tie at the Museum Auditorium. His hands are resting on his chair and a clipboard is balanced in his lap.
  • This profile photo of former CIA Senior Paramilitary Officer Phil Reilly shows him as he sits onstage in a suit and tie at the Museum Auditorium. A wall bathed in blue light is behind him.
  • Former Acting CIA Director John McLaughlin sits with his chin on his right hand as he takes part in a public program at the Museum Auditorium. He is dressed in a suit and tie and looking towards the floor as he apparently listens to another speaker beside him.
  • Former Acting CIA Directors John McLaughlin and Michael Morell and former CIA Senior Paramilitary Officer Phil Reilly take part in the public program, CIA: Essential Intelligence: The CIA’s Response to 9/11, in the Museum's auditorium.
Photos by Monika Graff

Videos

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FULL PROGRAM
HIGHLIGHT CLIP

Through the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by First Data, public programs in 2019 were made possible by Accenture, ADP, AT&T, BlackRock, Deloitte, GNYHA Ventures, Inc., Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo Foundation, and UL LLC.