16 Years Ago In TIME

It had been a week of TERRORISM: in Beirut, 37 American men were taken off a hijacked TWA jet by Shi'ite Amal militiamen and hidden in the city. In the Frankfurt airport, a suitcase bomb killed three and injured 42. In San Salvador, gunmen killed 13, including six Americans. A bomb was suspected in an Air India crash that killed 329. Two Tokyo airport workers were killed by a bomb in luggage just arrived from Vancouver.

A war in which almost anyone could be a target any time, anywhere, while carrying out the most innocent activities: waiting for a flight in...

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