Category - Terrorism

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U.S. Military Deployment in Middle East Creates Targets for Terrorist Attacks

U.S. Military Deployment in Middle East Creates Targets for Terrorist Attacks Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (26 May 2019) — By increasing its military presence in the Middle East the United States represents a tempting target for terrorists constantly looking for opportunities to attack American citizens and assets around the world. The terrorists’ dream is to do harm to U.S. citizens and especially to U.S. military personnel and assets. Terrorist groups are particularly adverse to...

Caribbean Crime & Security Terrorism Trinidad & Tobago U.S.-Caribbean Relations

T&T Don’t Blame Intelligence Services, Thank Them!

T&T Don’t Blame Intelligence Services, Thank Them! Ambassador Curtis A. Ward A recent plot to commit terrorist acts in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) during the country’s Carnival celebrations, according to the country’s Prime Minister, was foiled due to intelligence cooperation with the United States.  It doesn’t matter the source of the intelligence. The government and people of the twin island state should be thankful there were no lives lost to an act of terrorism, this...

Caribbean Crime & Security Crime and Security Terrorism Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago Faces Terrorist Threat

Trinidad & Tobago Faces Terrorist Threat Ambassador Curtis A. Ward It came as no surprise when news broke that U.S. intelligence services had warned the Government of Trinidad & Tobago (Trinidad) of plots to carry out terrorist attacks during Trinidad’s Carnival 2018 celebrations. Trinidad has been vulnerable for years and successive governments have failed to undertake necessary and timely action to ensure that the country has in place appropriate laws, and administrative and...

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9/11 Terrorism World Trade Centre

Terrorists attacks on the United States: My initial response to 9/11

Terrorists attacks on the United States: My initial response to 9/11 Ambassador Curtis A. Ward The following was written by me on the night of September 11, 2001 in my apartment (The Corinthian) at 330 E 38th St. (corner of 1st Avenue and 38th St.) in New York City, some 30+ blocks from the World Trade Centre. The day, 11 September 2001, for me began with attending the Sixteenth Annual International Prayer Breakfast, marking the opening of the Fifty-Sixth Session of the United Nations General...