Mitchell Silber

Director of Intelligence Analysis for the New York Police Department

Mitchell Silber appears in the following:

NYPD Intel

Monday, January 30, 2012

Mitchell Silber, director of Intelligence Analysis for the New York Police Department and author of The Al Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West, looks at the role of Al Qaeda in past U.S. attacks and what that implies for preventing future plots.

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Tracking Homegrown Terrorists

Thursday, July 30, 2009

As federal agents sift through the case against the suspected jihadists in Willow Spring, North Carolina, it became clear that one man was missing from the conspiracy. Now federal authorities are scouring Pakistan for an 8th suspect in the alleged terrorist group. It is believed that the man (and, yes, it is most likely a man) has gone to Pakistan to gather intelligence. The story is startling as a reminder that terrorism can grow on American soil. Yesterday Attorney General Eric Holder warned that some Americans are becoming radicalized and turning to terrorism. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano then asked Americans to be alert for homegrown terrorists. But how do you recognize a radicalizing terrorist? Mitch Silber, Director of Intelligence Analysis for the New York Police Department, joins the conversation with his tips.

"You're looking at a cluster of behaviors, a series of behaviors, that in and of themselves are benign, but really when you start to map these together — the rejecting the moderate message, the going out doing military training on the countryside, and then the travel overseas — now you've got a pattern."
—Mitch Silber on detecting terror suspects

Here is Attorney General Eric Holder's interview with ABC News: