Four Years Ago in TIME

When the U.S. retaliated after two embassy bombings, Americans wondered what else we were doing to fight terrorism. In an issue with President Clinton on the cover, TIME's story on OSAMA BIN LADEN warned of attacks at home.

The exercise was code-named Poised Response. Attorney General Janet Reno had invited 200 plan how they'd react to a terrorist attack. They consider[ed] four scenarios: a car-bomb attack, a chemical-weapons strike on a Washington Redskins football game, the planting of an explosive device in a federal building and an assassination attempt on Madeleine Albright, the Secretary of State. But the war game...

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