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Preparing for Terrorist Weapons of Mass Destruction

Written by  Randy Ridley

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.