On September 11, 2001, Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen was a colonel assigned to the Pentagon. Today he’s the superintendent of the US Military Academy, and for this episode of The Spear, he sat down to share his firsthand experience of the the attacks that day—a day that has influenced the operational trajectory of the US military ever since.

The Spear is MWI’s platform to explore the combat experience. Each episode includes a single, one-on-one interview with a guest who walks us through a particular event and their role in it—a battle, a firefight, a mission—it’s a first-person account of combat.

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Image credit: Tech. Sgt. Cedric H. Rudisill, US Navy