Securing the city : inside America's best counterterror force-- the NYPD / Christopher Dickey.
- 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
- New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
xi, 321 p. ; 25 cm.
- New York (N.Y.). Police Department.
Police -- New York (State) -- New York.
Law enforcement -- New York (State) -- New York.
Terrorism -- New York (State) -- New York -- Prevention.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
- The NYPD is the best and most ambitious antiterror operation in the world. Its seat-of-the-pants intelligence is the gold standard for all others. Drawing on unparalleled access to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and other top officials, Dickey explores this metropolitan police department's intelligence operation and its methods, some of which are highly worrisome.
- The scramble for safety
The cop: the rise of Ray Kelly
The spy: the unusual career of David Cohen
The dark side: Cohen among the clandestines
The city: Anatomy of a target
The battleground: Manhattan and Megiddo
The black sites: Ways of making them talk
The second wave: not the best-laid plans
Building the system
Safe streets: cops on dots
Showtime: surges and scuba
Red cells: the Counter terrorism Bureau
Green clouds: Weapons of mass disruption
Narrative: Iranian probes-2003
The warehouse: from sharing to trading
The Feds: against them and with them
Narrative: the Madrid bombings-2004
Neighbors: other cities, other states
Apathy: rising threats and waning patience
Anger: conventions and causes
Narrative: the London bombings-2005
The precarious balance
Bad numbers: the battle for morale
Loners and copycats: the contract on Kelly
Clusters: homegrown terrorism and national resources
The French Connection: confronting chaos
Rings of steel: defending ground zero
Urban legends: of eccentrics and immigrants
New Year's Eve: the countdown.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-307) and index.
- 9781416552406 (hardcover)
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