Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief and Middle East regional editor for Newsweek Magazine, discusses the different approaches by the U.S. and French governments to free speech and multiculturalism in the context of recent events.
U.S. intelligence officers call him “The New Bin Laden.” Forty-six year old Pakistan-born Ilyas Kashmiri has long years of experience planning commando terror attacks and a declared goal of attacking the West. Intelligence services believe he hopes to run Mumbai-style bomb attacks in western Europe; coalition drone attacks have reportedly been aimed at finding Kashmiri near the Pakistan/Afghanistan border.
Diplomatic tensions continue to rise over Israel's raid on the flotilla of ships seeking to bypass the blockade of Gaza. New York Times Istanbul bureau chief Sabrina Tavernise and Christopher Dickey, Middle East regional editor for Newsweek and author of Securing the City: Inside America's Best Counterterror Force - The NYPD, report on the aftermath.
At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, top intelligence officials said it is highly likely the United States will see an attempted terrorist attack in the next three to six months. But how worried should Americans be, and what does it mean that a threat is imminent?
The investigation into a possible bomb plot involving three men in New York and Denver is reportedly widening to include at least a half-dozen individuals in the U.S., Pakistan and elsewhere. Meanwhile, federal counterterrorism authorities have alerted local police around the country about terrorists’ efforts to attack entertainment centers, hotels and stadiums. To discuss how best to secure a large American city like New York, and whether local and federal authorities are working together effectively, is Chris Dickey, Middle East regional editor for Newsweek and author of "Securing the City: Inside America’s Best Counterterror Force — The NYPD." We also speak to Lydia Khalil, a former counterterrorism analyst at the NYPD. She’s currently a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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