Others Who Shaped 1998: Osama bin Laden

"What Clinton is saying is there are two superpowers again: the U.S. and Osama bin Laden."

The day began with no hint of the horror in store. It was Aug. 7, a Friday morning, and staffs at two U.S. embassies in East Africa were looking forward to the weekend. People came and went as usual, but then the routine was punctuated by gruesome double booms. Car bombs parked near the American compounds in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, the capitals of Kenya and Tanzania, exploded with immense power, killing 224 people and wounding 4,500. For days afterward, investigators...

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