Our Long War With Jihadist Terrorism Started This Way, Exactly 25 Years Ago

Article/Op-Ed in CNN
Seth Cohen/Bettmann/CORBIS
Feb. 25, 2018

Peter Bergen wrote for CNN about the legacy of the 1993 terror attack on the World Trade Center:

Eight years before the devastating attacks of September 11, 2001, America witnessed an ambitious terror plot that also targeted the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

It was a quarter of a century ago this week, on February 26, 1993, when a group of jihadist terrorists, some of whom had trained in Afghanistan, tried to bring down the towers and to kill the many thousands of Americans working there.

The terrorists drove a van packed with explosives into a basement parking garage at the Trade Center and detonated a bomb. The bomb didn't succeed in bringing down the Twin Towers, but it killed six people, injured many others and alerted Americans to a new kind of terrorism threat.