The four men accused of planning a terror attack on two synagogues in the Bronx and on military planes on a nearby air force base were arraigned in Federal Court in upstate New York yesterday. They had been under investigation by the FBI, the joint terrorism task force and by the New York City Police Department. The NYPD has been working hard for several years to sharpen its approach to uncovering home-grown terrorist plots. Joining The Takeaway is Lydia Khalil, she served as a counter terrorism analyst for the NYPD from 2006 to 2008 and is an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
For New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's comments on the work of the NYPD, watch the video below.