I understand a Specialist is most likely not somebody who has spent a career in the military, but I use the title straight from the article and that’s besides the point. The issue is that the Pentagon wasn’t evacuated despite the FAA notifying NEADS of incoming aircraft around 15 minutes before impact. While the Pentagon wasn’t evacuated, the National Reconnaissance Office, the agency which operates surveillance satellites and could have maybe actually seen what hit the Pentagon, was evacuated. In what way did the evacuation of NRO impact our surveillance capabilities that morning?
The Pentagon was struck in the exact and only part (i.e. Wedge One) that had been undergoing renovations which were completed, or neared completion, on the very morning of 9/11.
Curiously, it was the exact opposite side as the side that housed senior leaders. The renovations made that part of the Pentagon the only part with blast resistant windows and a sprinkler system. It was ostensibly the safest part of the Pentagon. If that was the safest part of the Pentagon, why did none of the senior leaders seek shelter in that part of the Pentagon?