chasing the sleeper cellphotos of the lackawanna 7

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inside a sleeper cell

An interview with Sahim Alwan, a member of the Lackawanna, N.Y. "cell," profiles of the alleged terrorist group and their recruiters, and a chronology of the investigation.

the tools of counterterrorism

How the government prosecutes suspected terrorists, the debate over the Patriot Act, and a Web-exclusive interview with civil liberties expert David Cole.

defending the homeland

Charts of the new intelligence networks and agencies set up after Sept. 11, and analysis on whether we're winning the war on terror at home.

fixing the fbi

The views of Robert Mueller, Tom Ridge and others on whether a separate domestic intelligence agency is needed, and a Muslim FBI agent's controversial story.

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