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Preparing for Terrorist Weapons of Mass Destruction

Written by  Randy Ridley Monday, 19 November 2007 22:04

Over the past six years, an increased magnitude and severity of the threat of terrorist attacks have occurred worldwide. Recent attacks include: 1993 - The New York City World Trade Center bombing killed six people and injured more than 1,000 others (it has now been revealed that cyanide gas was part of the plan); 1995 - AUM Shinrikyo releases Sarin gas in the Tokyo subway killed ten people and injured more than 5,000 others; 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing was the largest vehicle bomb attack in the United States; 1998 - Anthrax scare in Las Vegas, Nevada; and 1998 - Simultaneous attacks on African embassies reveal vast transnational terrorist network.