The 9/11 Commission Report - Chapter 3 "Counterterrorism Evolves" Summary & Analysis

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On February 26, 1993, a truck bomb exploded in the parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000. The blast ripped through six levels of the garage. The low number of fatalities was regarded by many as a miracle. Ramzi Yousef, who planted the bomb, stated later that he had hoped to kill 250,000. The FBI and Justice Department investigations produced rapid results. Suspects were arrested and investigators honed in on Brooklyn's Farouq mosque, where the "Blind Sheik," Omar Abdel Rahman, was an important figure. The FBI uncovered and disrupted a plot to blow up major landmarks including the two tunnels connecting New York with the mainland. Several people, including Rahman, were prosecuted and convicted.

The main legacy of this investigation and prosecution and the disruption of further terror plots was the creation...

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