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Sept. 11: George W. Bush's moment

The attacks on that September morning startled him, perhaps even shook him for a time and history may never know the truth. But very quickly George W. Bush, an inexperienced president, just finishing the eighth month of what the media had already decided
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Brent Scowcroft
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 30: (L-R) Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft and former Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole attend funeral services for former U.S. President Gerald Ford in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol December 30, 2006 in Washington, DC. Ford's body will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol until Tuesday. Ford, the 38th President of the United States, died at the age of 93 on December 26. (Photo by Mark Wilson-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alan Greenspan;Henry Kissinger;Brent Scowcroft;Bob Dole

Brent Scowcroft, KBE (born March 19, 1925) was the United States National Security Advisor under Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush and a Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force. He also served as Military Assistant to President Richard Nixon and as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in the Nixon and Ford administrations. He served as Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. He also assisted President Barack Obama in choosing his national security team.

Brent Scowcroft was born in Ogden, Utah to Lucile Scowcroft (formerly Ballantyne) and James Scowcroft, a grocer and business owner. He is a descendant of early 19th century immigrants from England, Scotland, Denmark, and Norway.

He received his undergraduate degree and commission into the Army Air Forces from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1947. Scowcroft also earned an M.A. in 1953 and Ph.D. in 1967 from Columbia University.

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