Campus News

Calm before the storm

Loch Johnson, a UGA political scientist who studies terrorism, is quoted in a New York Times article ­saying that eight years passed between the first World Trade Center attack in 1993 and the toppling of the towers in 2001. The quiet was an illusion; the Sept. 11 attacks were being systematically ­plotted. “Al Qaeda seems to like major events against the U.S. and has demonstrated a capacity for patience in the planning of such events,” Johnson said.