In a leaked CIA document it is revealed that the CIA thought Chechnya was a good place to run a covert operation to destabilize the USSR.
15 May 1987
Coup attempt in Moscow.
24 April 1993
22 May 1995
Dzhokhar Dudayev phone goes dead. The Russians have figured out how to jam satellite phone communications. This ability would come into play with great effect on 911. When the president's plane has it's communications jammed.
15 June 1996
Anniversary of the Budyonnovsk hospital
This is a sign that the nuclear codes that were "lost" were in the hands of people other than Yeltsin. Coming a month after the Russians were embarrassingly defeated in Chechnya the timing indicates that the CIA was expecting blowback from the Battle of Grozny.
Lebed said at a private briefing to a delegation of U.S. congressmen that he believed 84 of the one-kiloton bombs were unaccounted for. In the interview with 60 Minutes, conducted in late August, Lebed said he now believed the figure to be more than 100.
06 August 1997
06 November 1998
A Grand Jury Indicts Usama Bin Laden in the United States District Court
Southern District of New York
09 July 2001
Plot to assassinate Bush - reports
19 October 2002