New York City's sudden beefed-up security measures, just ahead of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 has some questioning the heightened terror threat. Officials say it is meant to foil a plot and ward-off would-be criminals. Investigators also say that specific and credible information about a supposed plan apparently involves three veteran terrorists - one, or two possibly holding US passports.
The US war on terrorism has surpassed the costs the Korean and Vietnam wars combined, some estimates place it over one trillion dollars. We have not been told much about these latest developments, but counter-terrorism forces will continue their heightened alert status.
What we do know and we can never forget is that a total of 2,977 human beings were killed as a result of the despicable attacks and the lives which were lost at three separate US sites on September 11, 2001.