December 24, 2001 This weekend's arrest of a man who boarded a commercial airliner with plastic explosives hidden in his sneakers highlights the difficulty of screening passengers for bomb-making materials. Officials have been aware of the threat since the mid-1990s, when Ramsi Youssef, organizer of the first bombing of the World Trade Center, carried a bomb-making kit onto a Japanese airliner.
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December 24, 1994 Tom Chapman was in the trenches with the 101st Airborne Division, in the midst of the Battle of the Bulge. He says the Germans had captured the U.S. supply trucks, so he and his fellow soldiers had no coats, no gloves, no blankets, just their regular uniforms.
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