This means that one or more of the actors were American citizens, legal permanent residents, or visitors radicalized predominately in the United States. In each of these plots, the number one target was military facilities, followed closely by targets in New York City. A British citizen and self-professed follower of Osama bin Laden who trained in Afghanistan, Richard Reid hid explosives inside his shoes before boarding a flight from Paris to Miami on which he attempted to light the fuse with a match.The third most common target was mass gatherings, like the Boston Marathon, nightclubs and bars, and shopping malls. Reid was caught in the act and apprehended aboard the plane by passengers and flight attendants. officials arrested Jose Padilla in May 2002 at Chicago’s O’Hare airport as he returned to the United States from Pakistan, where he met with 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and received al-Qaeda training and instructions. Upon his arrest, he was initially charged as an enemy combatant, and for planning to use a dirty bomb (an explosive laced with radioactive material) in an attack in the U.
Fifty-three of these plots were thwarted long before the public was ever in danger, due in large part to the concerted efforts of U. The best way to protect the United States from the continued threat of terrorism is to ensure a strong and capable domestic counterterrorism enterprise—and to understand the continuing nature of the terror threat. While there has not been a catastrophe on the scale of 9/11 in the past 12 years, terrorists have succeeded in attacking the homeland four times: (1) the intentional driving of an SUV into a crowd of students at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 2006; (2) the shooting at an army recruitment office in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 2009; (3) the shooting by U. Army Major Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, also in 2009; and (4) the bombings in Boston.
The bombings in Boston are not likely to be the last such attempt to attack the U. Of the 60 plots, 49 could be considered homegrown terror plots.
The Boston Marathon bombing was the 59th publicly known terror plot against the United States since 9/11. The rise of homegrown extremism is the next front in the fight against terrorism, and Congress and the Administration must take it seriously.
In a political environment of sequestration on the one hand, and privacy concerns on the other, there are those on both sides of the aisle who want to cut counterterrorism spending and restrict the scope of U. This Special Report features up-to-date information on all 60 plots, and the authors describe a plan for a comprehensive homeland security strategy. on April 15, 2013, two explosions went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
And, due to only a few, and relatively small, attacks since 9/11, the public was not in a state of awareness. Heritage continuously refines and updates the available information, and in light of the Boston Marathon bombing, is now including not only thwarted plots, but those that have been successful. In 2012, Heritage reported that at least 50 publicly known, Islamist-inspired terrorist plots against the homeland had been thwarted since September 11, 2001.
Yet, the fact remains that there have been at least 60 Islamist-inspired terrorist plots against the homeland since 9/11, illustrating the continued threat of terrorism against the United States. The Heritage Foundation has tracked the foiled terrorist plots against the United States since 9/11 in an effort to study the evolving nature of the threat and garner lessons learned. The reality, of course, is that no matter how good a nation’s security and intelligence agencies are, they cannot prevent 100 percent of planned attacks.The brazen terrorist attack killed three people, injured and maimed hundreds more, and shocked the nation.Despite being long recognized as a potential threat by law enforcement and intelligence, few Americans had considered the use of an improvised explosive device (IED) on American soil. Congress and the Administration should: In 2007, The Heritage Foundation began tracking post-9/11terrorist plots against the United States. They are located in the former location of Pro Green Plus. Read the full story » Mower Parts just announced the opening of their retail store at 7130 Oak Ridge Highway in Knoxville, TN.Swap Your Kawasaki with A New Engine Repower your Scag, Exmark, Gravely, Toro, Lesco, or other commercial walk-behind mower with a BRAND NEW Briggs and Stratton 17.5 horsepower engine. Pro Green Plus can service all brands of ATV’s including John Deere Gators!