Sept. 11, 2001: The Impact on America Two Years Later
Sept. 7, 2003
by Michael Saffran
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Two years after the worst-ever terrorist attacks against the United States, Professor Robert Gerace of Rochester Institute of Technology, a counter-terrorism expert, looks at the cost of and impact from the attacks on America.
Aside from funding living expenses and flying lessons for 19 airline hijackers, the Sept. 11 attacks were relatively low cost for al Qaeda, the terrorist group suspected of plotting the attacks. In contrast, the cost to and impact on American lives, the U.S. economy and property was massive:
Robert Gerace is an adjunct professor at of environmental management and safety at Rochester Institute of Technology. He instructs a counter-terrorism course that identifies potential targets within communities, assesses the threat of chemical, nuclear and biological agents, identifies known international and domestic terrorist organizations, and studies the history of terrorism and its political use as a form of asymmetric warfare.
Gerace is a retired captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve Intelligence Program with over 27 years in the collection, analysis and production of intelligence information. He completed the U.S. Naval War College’s Graduate School program in National Defense and Strategic Decision Making.
To speak with Professor Gerace, contact Michael Saffran at 585-475-5697 or email@example.com.