On January 8, 1998, “the Feds unseal a secret indictment of [senior al Qaeda operative] Khalid Shaikh Mohammed dating back to 1996. For unknown reasons, the Justice Department has kept the hunt for Mohammed quiet for almost two years–in contrast to the well-publicized [World Trade Center bomber Ramzi] Yousef hunt, which helped trigger his capture.”

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, (Timeline) Page 24