History Stories
CATEGORY: Terrorism
Oklahoma City Bombing: What Happened After the Smoke and Dust Cleared
April 18, 2018

Two disgruntled Americans detonated a truck bomb in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, killing 168 people. It was, at the time, the biggest terror attack in U.S. history—and set off the nation’s most massive F.B.I. manhunt. Read More

The Terrorist Attack That Failed to Derail the 1988 Seoul Olympics
February 9, 2018

After North Korea’s bizarre bid to co-host the 1988 Olympics, it tried to disrupt them with a bomb. Read More

A Former CIA Tracker Shares the Fine Art of Ferreting Out Fugitives
December 21, 2017

Whether it's a Nazi war criminal or an al-Qaeda terrorist, everyone leaves some kind of footprint. Read More

The Long, Winding Road to 9/11
September 12, 2017

Peter Bergen and Steve Coll discuss the motives behind the attacks, how U.S. leaders missed so many signals and what it was like to meet Osama bin Laden. Read More

From Terrorist’s Son to Peace Activist
September 11, 2017

How Zak Ebrahim struggled--and succeeded--to break away from a culture of hate. Read More

This Man Helped Thwart the Biggest Terror Attack That Almost Happened
September 11, 2017

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Government Terrorist Trackers Before 9/11: Higher Ups Wouldn’t Listen
August 30, 2017

Before 9/11, only a few dedicated law-enforcement and intelligence agents understood the enormity of the terrorists' ambitions. And they had a hard time convincing their bosses. Read More

Remembering the 1988 Lockerbie Bombing
December 20, 2013

More U.S. civilians died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which took place 25 years ago from Saturday, than in any other terrorist attack except 9/11. Read More

Remembering the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing
February 26, 2013

A bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 proved to be a frightening prelude to future acts of terrorism. Read More