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Book Review: Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America

By Barry J. Pollack

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Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America

By Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman
Touchstone (2013)
 

With the assistance of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, journalists have had a treasure trove of data from which to write stories about actions taken by the U.S. government post-9/11. These actions, always characterized as having been taken “to keep Americans safe,” have in many instances been directed at Americans. This reporting has sparked a healthy debate about the scope of the national security state that has arisen in the United States in reaction to the horrific terrorist attack on New York City in 2001.

Without the benefit of having a treasure trove of data dumped in their laps, journalists Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan, and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press published a series of articles reporting on a previously secret massive operation by the Intelligence Division of the New York City Police Departmen

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