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By Richard Esposito, Ted Gerstein

An extraordinary behind-the-scenes examine the boys who defend us from the main scary prospect of existence within the age of terrorism.

"In my brain it's all company; I don't fear approximately my family members, I don't fear a few functionality that I'm doing after paintings, I simply fear approximately what's to hand. And what's to hand is that package." --Detective First Grade Joe Putkowski, NYPD Bomb Squad

The manhattan urban Police division Bomb Squad is the oldest such squad within the kingdom, based in 1903. every year its thirty-three contributors make greater than 200 stress-filled "bomb runs," during which they cost suspicious briefcases, defuse hand grenades, or even reply to "art" initiatives developed with actual explosives. the general public infrequently sees those males -- and once they do, it's often from a distance, telephoto images of helmeted figures in ninety-pound fits of Kevlar armor.
Starting on December 31, 2003, within the middle of the hot Year's Eve motion in instances sq., newshounds Richard Esposito and Ted Gerstein had specific entry to the nation's so much elite police unit for a complete yr. Their frequently chilling, never-before-told stories from front line supply a unprecedented view of the household battle on terrorism.

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Even if an organization espousing the ideology fades away, another group is likely to adopt this world25 Frank Schimmelfennig, “Strategic Calculation and International Socialization: Membership Incentives, Party Constellations, and Sustained Compliance in Central and Eastern Europe,” International Organization, Vol. 59, No. 4, Fall 2005, p. 831; Jeffrey T. Checkel, “International Institutions and Socialization in Europe: Introduction and Framework,” International Organization, Vol. 59, No. 4, Fall 2005, p.

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41. 58 Goodstein, 2010. 59 Karl Wasmund, “The Political Socialization of West German Terrorists,” in Peter H. : University of California Press, 1986, p. 221. 60 Dennis A. Pluchinsky, “Global Jihadist Recidivism: A Red Flag,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Vol. 31, No. 3, March 2008, p. 187. 61 Bjørgo, 2008, pp. 40–41. 18 Deradicalizing Islamist Extremists from membership in a gang typically include protection, for example. 62 Members of right-wing groups often gain status and prestige within their circle by belonging to a racist organization.

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