Robert Gerace, who teaches a course in counter-terrorism at Rochester Institute of Technology is available to comment on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Gerace is a retired captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve Intelligence Program.
Gerace believes that terrorism affects U.S. citizens as much today as when the country was attacked six years ago:
“This week marks the sixth anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the unknown target of United Flight 93. Six years later, the war on terrorism has morphed into a regional war or, at worst, the foundation for World War III. The Middle East is inflamed. Terrorism appears to be dividing Republicans and Democrats, draining our natural resources, and causing the deaths of over 3,000 soldiers, Marines and civilians—in addition to those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.”