It’s been 16 years since the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil, and for many New Yorkers, the memory of that terrible day remains fresh. New York City continues to face terror threats and has responded to the ongoing crisis with public-awareness campaigns, enhanced intelligence-gathering, and the adoption of new technologies.
The Facts You Need to Know
Weaponized: As large-scale attacks have become more difficult to mount, terrorists have turned to low-tech alternatives, such as using cars or trucks to run down pedestrians. Read more.
Homeland: Experts worry that ISIS, having lost ground in Syria and Iraq, will turn its attention to attacking soft targets in the West. Read more.
Exposed: The New York city council is proposing to force the NYPD to disclose the details of counterterror surveillance technology; taking this step would make it easier for terrorists to plan attacks that cannot be detected. Read more.
“Since 9/11, the NYPD has adapted to the challenge and become not just the nation’s most highly regarded police department but the nation’s most effective counterterrorism force.”
The Past is Present
“Ten years after the terror attacks, the city is safer, thanks to the NYPD—but the threat remains.”
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“Welles Crowther — who rescued at least 10 people at ground zero and became known as the man wearing with the red handkerchief — is the subject of a new documentary.”