The Reality of the “Ft. Dix Six”

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs

9 May 2007: As a civilian contractor employee based at the US Army PEO C3T Northeast Regional Response Center, Ft. Dix, New Jersey, I want to make clear the specifics I have determined to be true concerning the radical Islamist cell now exposed by the diligent work of federal law enforcement.

1. The now infamous “Ft. Dix Six” was actually a cell of at least 10 al Qaeda jihadists-in-training.

2. The members of this cell were specifically inspired by Osama bin Laden and swore an oath to the al Qaeda vision of jihad against the United States of America…period. The cell members were in possession of numerous al Qaeda media and jihad training products obtained from Internet (and other) sources.

3. Their specific intent was to mimic al Qaeda ambush tactics executed against US troops in Iraq and apply those tactics here in my home state of New Jersey, ultimately resolving their long-term planning to a target environment in which I work in on a daily basis - the cantonment area of Ft. Dix.

Note: These statements are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, positions, policies, or sentiments of the United States Army, the Department of Defense, or any branch or variations thereof.

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