The government’s broad programs to collect U.S. phone records and Internet traffic helped disrupt a 2009 plot to bomb the New York City subways, a senior U.S. intelligence official said.
A top-secret arm of the controversial Stellar Wind program set up in the wake of 9/11 is allowing the National Security Agency and the FBI to tap directly into the central servers of nine major Internet companies to extract audio, video, photos, emails and documents that let analysts track an individual’s communication, CBS News has learned.
It’s now known what kind of bombs were used at the Boston Marathon. But who made them and why are the questions the FBI and other law enforcement agencies are trying to answer.
A former head of the FBI field office that helped disrupt a plot to bomb New York City subways disputed a report that said a Colorado terror center did little in the investigation of Najibullah Zazi.
A New York man was convicted Tuesday of plotting an aborted suicide mission against New York City subways in 2009.
He wanted to set off bombs on the New York Subway, now Najibullah Zazi has taken the witness stand to tell his story.
An admitted al-Qaida recruit testified Wednesday that he and two friends were determined to “weaken America” by strapping on suicide bombs and attacking New York City subways.
The admitted mastermind of one of the most serious terror threats since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks — a foiled plot to attack New York City subways — testified Wednesday that al-Qaida trainers taught him a “very simple” formula for making suicide bombs.
The admitted mastermind of a foiled plot to bomb New York City subways testified Tuesday that he wanted to fight jihad in Afghanistan after coming to believe that the U.S. government was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The father of an admitted terrorist was sentenced to four and a half years in prison on Friday.