War and Conflict


Were the anthrax attacks acts of terrorism?

Yes, as U.S. attorney general John Ashcroft said, “When people send anthrax through the mail to hurt people and invoke terror, it’s a terrorist act.” Investigators believed the attacks, which killed 5 people and sickened 17 others, were acts of domestic terrorism. But whoever was responsible for mailing anthrax spores in the fall of 2001 remained unknown in mid-2005. Some observers believed the attacks were carried out to expose the nation’s vulnerability to bio-terrorist attacks.


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