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By Tom Lansford Ph.D.

This e-book analyzes the advanced explanations and results of the September eleven, 2001, terrorist assaults either regionally and across the world, and examines the following wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

• presents insightful prices from modern figures and first files starting from Osama bin Laden's 1998 fatwa opposed to the us to the 2006 Iraq examine crew Report

• comprises 12 biographies starting from Osama bin encumbered to George W. Bush that offer distinctive historical past on vital figures from the era

• offers a chronology of occasions from the Seventies to the current day, together with occurrences resulting in the September eleven, 2001, assaults and the Iraq War

• features a decide on bibliography of significant works at the September eleven, 2001, assaults; the conflict in Iraq; place of birth safeguard; and the conflict on terror

• encompasses a exact thesaurus of keyword phrases resembling "Shiite" and "weapons of mass destruction"

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In January 1995, al Qaeda plotter Ramzi Yousef attempted to launch a terrorism campaign. S. airliners in flight during a 48-hour period. Filipino police uncovered the plot, which prevented most of the strikes, but one bomb exploded on an airplane, killing one. The failed plot was part of al Qaeda’s strategy of undertaking ever more spectacular acts of terrorism. -Pakistani operation. He was extradited to the United States and convicted of his role in both the 1993 WTC bombing and the 1995 plot. Meanwhile, on November 13, seven people were killed when Islamic terrorists linked to al Qaeda detonated a car bomb at a military training facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The plane struck the first floor at ground level, killing all onboard and igniting a massive fire with temperatures of more than 1,000° Fahrenheit. The airplane flew into an area that was undergoing renovations and therefore partially unoccupied. In addition, structural upgrades, including blast-resistant windows and steel reinforcements in the walls, helped minimize casualties. Nonetheless, the plane drove more than 300 feet into the building. The impact caused part of the outer rings of the building to collapse.

Concerns were raised within the Clinton administration that Iraq might sell or distribute chemical or biological weapons to terrorist groups. As a precaution against a potential WMD attack, the United States began to require that military personnel be vaccinated against anthrax as the result of intelligence that Iraq and other countries had programs to use the disease as a biological weapon. 11 12 9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq On December 17, 1999, the United Nations created, through Security Council Resolution 1284, the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC).

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