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FBI official devotes life to preventing another attack

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack approaches, al-Qaida has made it clear another attack is on its agenda.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 07:54am EDT

Al-Awlaki spreads hate as 'digital jihadist'

Whether you live in Springfield, Ill., Seattle, New York City, Fort Hood, Texas or the D.C. region, a disturbing trend has taken shape.

Wednesday - 07/27/2011, 03:23pm EDT
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Target Washington: D.C. under 'constant threat

Nearly 10 years apart, a common thread unites the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the attack last week in Norway. The "Lone Wolf" attacker is a growing concern among law enforcement agencies.

Monday - 07/25/2011, 03:33pm EDT
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Part 1: A race against time

At noon on Oct. 25, the door to the Transportation Security Operations Center swung open. A loudspeaker blasted.

Monday - 11/01/2010, 05:33pm EDT

Part 2: Why the bombs didn't detonate

Two bombs concealed in printer toner cartridges and addressed to synagogues in Chicago were dismantled before they exploded at their destinations. But neither house of worship nor Chicago may have been the real targets.

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 05:39pm EDT

Part 3: Band of brothers

The political relationship between the U.S. and Saudi governments often appears rocky and dysfunctional, but when it comes to intelligence matters, it's a completely different story.

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 03:54pm EDT

Part 4: One year later: 'We had him'

Staring out a window in his downtown Detroit office, FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Andrew G. Arena scanned the skyline of his boyhood home and pondered this question: Why Detroit?

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 06:29pm EDT

Part 5: One year later: The decision

Within hours after the capture and arrest of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab at Detroit Metro Airport, FBI officials had to make a decision: Should he be read his Miranda Rights or continue to interrogate him until he clammed up?

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 04:53pm EDT

Part 6: One year later: The Hezbollah threat

The bomb that fizzled on Christmas Day last year aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 over Detroit exposed the inexperience and potential of al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 04:52pm EDT