The first successful major international terrorist attack on United States soil was the bombing of the World Trade Center in February 1993. However, five years earlier, on April 12, 1988, New Jersey State Trooper Robert A. Cieplensky foiled what would have been a deadly attack on United States Recruiting Center in Manhattan by a terrorist from Japan.
"This is the story of the road stop that resulted in an investigation that led to the prevention of what would have been the first major international terrorist attack on American soil."
-Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes,
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