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Matt Apuzzo & Adam Goldman "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America"

Matt Apuzzo & Adam Goldman "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America"

September 10, 2013 6:30 PM

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Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, will discuss and sign copies of their new book "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America."

For Americans who wonder, "How safe are we?" Associated Press reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman pull back the curtain to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of our counterterrorism measures. Apuzzo and Goldman examine one of the most sensitive post–9/11 national security investigations—a breathtaking race to prevent an al-Qaeda bomber from launching Osama bin Laden’s final attack on American soil.

Six months after the 9/11 attacks, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly initiated a straightforward, yet audacious, anti-terrorist plan to be implemented in the Big Apple. The NYPD would dispatch a vast network of undercover officers and informants — known as "mosque crawlers" and "rakers" — into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations in mosques and community centers. Police amassed data on innocent people, often for their religious and political beliefs. But when it mattered most, these strategies failed to identify the most imminent threats.

“Enemies Within” tackles the tough questions about the measures that we take to protect ourselves from real and perceived threats. Apuzzo and Goldman take readers inside America’s sprawling counterterrorism machine while it operates at full throttle. They reveal what works, what doesn’t, and what Americans have unknowingly given up.

Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman are investigative reporters for the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. They shared in the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for a series on the New York Police Department's clandestine spying program targeting American Muslims. Together, Apuzzo and Goldman have uncovered the location of a CIA prison, revealed widespread cheating on FBI exams, and showed how the CIA's haphazard disciplinary system resulted in promotions for officers who kidnapped and killed the wrong people. They have shared the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, a George Polk Award, the Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award, and the Edgar A. Poe Award from the White House Correspondents’ Association. Apuzzo has covered organized crime, corruption, and law enforcement in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Washington. Goldman has covered crime and government for newspapers in Virginia and Alabama. He reported from Las Vegas and New York for the AP.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. All attendees must have a ticket. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final; no refunds will be issued.

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Nicole Hoffman

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