New York City: The Terror Within

The low-rent, loosely organized plot to bomb New York City demonstrates a deadly new threat to America's public safety

The visions were apocalyptic: bomb blasts spreading fire and smoke through United Nations headquarters and a lower Manhattan skyscraper that houses, of all things, the New York offices of the FBI. Other explosions the same day in the Holland and Lincoln tunnels under the Hudson River, crushing motorists inside cars turned to twisted junk, killing many more by spreading intense heat, smoke and noxious fumes throughout the enclosed space of the tubes. Thousands dead, thousands more injured, the nation's biggest city in a wild panic.

It was supposed to happen this week, stunning America with a new and ghoulish kind of...

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