Still a Target

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The 9/11 attacks, which took place 18 years ago today, don’t register as a memory for many young adults. But New York City hasn’t forgotten what happened on a day when thousands died. Some have grown complacent, but the threat of terrorism remains acute, and law enforcement deserves our gratitude for keeping the public safe.

The Facts You Need to Know

  1. Faster: Attempts to attack New York City have accelerated since 2009. Read more.

  2. Global: Worldwide, jihadi extremism remains the leading motivation behind terror attacks. Read more.

  3. Worship: The NYPD puts enormous resources into protecting houses of worship, which have become prime targets for terrorism. Read more.

“The reason there hasn’t been another 9/11 is not because of luck or for lack of attention.”

John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism

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The Past is Present

The Past is Present By Judith Miller (September 11, 2009)

“Some New Yorkers have never stopped grieving for those who died in the deadliest terrorist strike in American history.”

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