The Detroit sleeper cell that wasn’t

Six days after 9/11, the FBI's raid on a Detroit sleeper cell signaled America's resolve to fight terrorism at any cost. 

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This week’s Retro Report video tells the story of the “Detroit Sleeper Cell,” the first terrorism trial after 9/11.

Here, a reporter who covers terrorism for the Times recalls the charged atmosphere at the time and the consequences for the Justice Department.

Screengrab via New York Times/YouTube

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*First Published: Nov 19, 2013, 2:28 pm