Tag: terrorist attacks

(In)Security

September 11, 2001 fell on a Tuesday and I heard the news about the first plane hitting the World Trade Center tower on the radio at home. While The Lioness and I were getting ready for work I turned on the television set

This Day in History

September 11 1970 — In Laos the US Operation Tailwind began with the objectives of reconnaissance, intelligence collection, and a diversion for a larger operation to the north. In 1998 it was reported that the secret raid called Operation Tailwind by a Special Forces unit called the Studies and Observations Group (SOG) used the nerve…

March 13, 1962 — Lyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks upon Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and blaming it on the Cuban government in order to justify a war against Cuba. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position.

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