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NSA Boss Says Surveillance Has Disrupted Dozens Of Terror Plots | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander, defended his agency's surveillance of millions of Americans' Internet an...

Court Documents Contradict Claim Email Spying Foiled Terror Plot

BuzzFeed | Ben Smith | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

Defenders of the American government's online spying program known as "PRISM" claimed Friday that the suddenly controversial secret effort had saved N...

How The 'Bigger Than The FBI' NYPD Overstated Their Counterterrorism Record

Posted 07.10.2012 | New York

By Justin Elliott, ProPublica The NYPD is regularly held up as one of the most sophisticated and significant counterterrorism operations in the countr...

The NYPD's Najibullah Shuffle

Len Levitt | Posted 07.14.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

Let's get this straight, readers. The NYPD did not -- repeat, did not -- undermine the FBI's investigation of Najibullah Zazi's 2009 plot to blow up the New York subways. At least, that's what Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says.

WATCH: New NYPD Super Dogs Will Hunt For Explosives In Crowds

Posted 08.02.2011 | New York

If this dog jumps on you while you're walking to the train, you're in some serious trouble. NBC New York recently caught up with the NYPD's newest ...

New York City's Topsy-Turvy Terrorism War [Con't]

Len Levitt | Posted 07.23.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

This recent disagreement between the NYPD and the FBI reflects a level of distrust that has only deepened over the past decade. Yet distrust is only part of the problem.

Congressman King: The Yahoo Has a Point

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Maybe only a wild and crazy congressman would hold hearings on this subject, one so sensitive that King has been verbally stoned for daring to raise it.

Kelly vs. the FBI: Round 17,000

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Is Police Commissioner Ray Kelly really going to close the Joint Bank Robbery Task Force, as he has threatened? He appears to be hesitating.

A Timeline Of Recent Terror Attack Attempts In The U.S.

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Saudi engineering student who sought to make a bomb targeting including former President George W. Bush's home is due to appear in federal court tod...

Counterterror NYC Ignores Inconvenient Truths

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Counterterror NYC, a National Geographic special, blindly and uncritically endorsed NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly's high-tech approach to fighting terrorism. It failed to address Kelly's fatal flaw: his ego.

Ray Kelly: Runnin' Scared?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Is NYPD chief Ray Kelly's appointment of three outsiders to investigate alleged police downgrading of crime statistics "the real deal," as he himself might say?

A Tale of Two Terrorists

Ken Gude | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Gude

Government prosecutors had a good day Wednesday, breaking major ground in two terrorism cases -- the Najibullah Zazi subway bombing case, and Osama bin Laden's chef. No seriously, bin Laden's chef!

Bombing on the Analysis of the Times Square Bomb Plot

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Klarevas

The failure of Shahzad's plot serves as a reminder that the capabilities available to terrorists seeking to harm us are drastically limited. This lesson seems to have been lost on the plethora of terrorism "experts" that took to the airwaves this week.

Terrorism: Why They Want to Kill Us

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

There can sometimes be a case for military intervention or use of drones. But the high costs of these tactics must be recognized and weighed. To reduce terrorism, Washington should do less, not more, abroad.

Conservatives Peddle Myths on Obama Administration's National Security Policies

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Barry

The right's strategy, which may have worked in the past, is clear evidence that the conservative movement is out of touch when it comes to today's national security challenges.

A Failure to Communicate

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

There is more cause for concern about the NYPD's Lone Cowboy behavior the more we learn about its dealings with the Queens imam who jeopardized the investigation into the subway bombing plot.

The New Enemies Within

Anthony Amore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

What makes efforts to disrupt homegrown terrorists especially difficult is the absence of important layers in our national security strategy.

Something Less Than Terror

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Those 11 terrorist plots against New York City that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Deputy Commissioner for Pubic Information Paul Browne are forever warning about? Better make that 10.

The FBI: No Margin for Love?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Joe Demarest, the Bureau's Big Apple top gun, is the latest G-man to have his life complicated by matters of the heart.

Was Faisal Suffering From the Pashtun Malaise?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Being an ethnic Pashtun played a far larger role than jihad -- it is what made Shahzad increasingly delusional and angry at the US campaign in Afghanistan and the drone attacks in Pakistan.

Jihad and the American Creed

Khalil Marrar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Khalil Marrar

If anyone is inclined to think that life in America might have driven Faisal Shahzad, Najbullah Zazi and David Coleman Headley to their radical agendas, think again.

Stopping Future Terrorist Attacks

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

In February, Najibullah Zazi, a 25-year-old immigrant to the United States from Afghanistan, pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on the New ...

The Lesson of the Imam

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Missing from news accounts of Imam Afzali's plea was any reference to the NYPD's near-fatal bungling of Najibullah Zazi's subway plot, the most serious terrorism threat to New York since 9/11.

Progressives Should Slam Conservatives with Zazi Case

Jim Arkedis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Arkedis

Najibullah Zazi plead guilty yesterday in what should be a major coup for the administration. Right now, they're not exploiting it for all it's worth.

Terrorists Not Safe From Law's Long Reach

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Barry

Conservatives enjoy drawing a dichotomy that casts military commissions as strong and traditional legal methods as weak. But that view isn't really borne out by reality. The law extends far. Very far.