TERROR ATTACK ON THE GLOBAL TRADE CENTER 2
Terror Attack on Global Trade Center
The bombing of the world trade center (WTC) which transpired on February 26, 1993,
resulted in the death of about six persons while over one thousand citizens injured severely. The
attack incidence involved a van fitted with homemade explosive devices. The explosive resulted
in a broad crater and enormous smoke into the atmosphere causing air pollution in the region.
Even though the Americans perceived the attack as the worst terrorist invasion in the American
soil, the airplane crash on the world trade center’s twin towers on September 11, 2011 had a
massive impact comparatively (Gottlieb, 2014). The al Qaeda planned the attack in different
parts of the parts of the US on the same day. The 9/11 attack involved four hijacked airplanes,
two planes struck the twin towers of WTC, one plane hit Pentagon, and the last plane crashed in
the Pennsylvania field. The attack resulted in massive destruction of property and death of
approximately 3,000 American citizens. Therefore, this paper seeks to evaluate interagency
response to the 1993 terror attack on the WTC.
Government response to the attack
The militia group referred to as the al-Qaeda was unpopular in the American lexicon until
the 1993 bombing twin towers at the WTC in the US. The occurrence of the terror attack made
the American government respond using a law enforcement strategy (Martin, 2013). The
response did not encompass complete engagement of the military and intelligence community.
The support of the former US president, George Washington Bush assisted in elevating the battle
against the extremist groups in different parts of the world.
Government Communication during the 1993 Terror Attack on WTC
The occurrence of the terror attack resulted in communication malfunction in various
rescue and security agencies in the US. Inadequate communication among the governmental