Manage episode 268784541 series 2666859
In September of 2001 America experienced a series of calculated attacks meant to devastate and scare the American people. Nineteen Islamic extremists, associated with a group known as Al Qaeda, hijacked 4 planes and carried out suicide attacks, killing nearly 3000 people that day. A week later a second wave of attacks had started but this time the murder weapon was a deadly infectious disease...inhalation anthrax, we were facing a new threat, one that had been biologically engineered.
In just a few short months 5 people would be dead and 17 others would have their lives changed forever.
What was even scarier is, that as the investigation continued, all signs pointed to this attack being executed by one of our own.
David Willman, Author of The Mirage Man
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/anthrax-files/ aired Oct. 11,2011