Several weeks after we started this site, we realized that there is a lot of background information out there that is either hard to find or that many of us have just forgotten about.
For example, did you know that the Center for Disease Control published a "Smallpox Scenario" on their site in 1999? This article outlined how a terrorist might carry smallpox into a public place and start an epidemic which officials are ill-equipped to handle.
Prophetic? Yes. Heeded? Apparently not.
For that reason, we have amassed much of the pertinent background here.
We are working on amassing background information, so please check back often, as these pages are bound to grow.
For the record, by no means do we mean to insinuate that all of the items we background here are related to the events that took place on September 11, 2001. But they certainly become relevant in light of those attacks.
We intend to background many of the people, places, and things that become issues in the War on Terror in the long term.