The war on terror is always and everywhere. We tell the story of the attacks that have been thwarted or less fatal than planned. With exclusive access to leading counter-terrorism experts and elite agents, we give insight to the investigation that stopped the terror threats. In each episode a planned terrorist attack is documented, which should claim many lives but was prevented by intelligence surveillance, wiretapping, infiltration, covert investigations and sometimes a little luck.
1. THE NY CITY SUBWAY PLOT
Three homegrown US operatives link up with Al Qaeda and hatch an audacious terror plot to wreak maximum carnage on the New York City Subway system.
2. THE STUDENT BOMB MAKER
A Saudi chemical engineering student plans an attack on America using homemade IED’s.
3. CARGO BOMB PLOT
Al Qaeda in the Arabia Peninsula [AQAP] plot a large-scale attack targeting cargo planes with explosives.
4. THE AMBASSADOR, THE CAR SALESMAN, & THE MEXICAN CARTEL
The FBI conduct a sting operation on an attempted assassination against a Saudi Ambassador in Washington DC, the investigation reveals a bizarre link between an Iranian-American car-salesman, a Mexican drug cartel and the top echelon of the Iranian government.
5. “OPERATION OVERT”: SEVEN PLANES – SEVEN BOMBS
A British terror cell plans a large-scale coordinated attack targeting seven international flights with liquid explosives hidden in sports drinks.
6. MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY PLOT
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force conduct a manhunt for 37-year old Kevin Harpham a domestic terrorist with deep ties to white supremacy – his target: the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Spokane, Washington his goal: to kill as many people as possible.
7. THE SAUERLAND CELL
An extremist Islamic terror cell based in the region of Sauerland targeted the US Ramstein Airbase and popular bars and nightclubs in Germany.
8. THE ISRAELI HONEY TRAP
A suicide attack by a young Palestinian woman launches a sting operation and targeted killing of a top Hamas terror operative and recruiter.
9. AUSTRALIAN ANZAC DAY PLOT
Police in England reveal a link between a 14-year-old boy with over 24,000 twitter followers and a link to a terror plot on the other side of the world.
10. GERMAN JIHAD & THE EURO PLOT
The jihadist group of ten German citizens and residents planned a multi-pronged terror attack in France, the UK and Germany - if successful the Euro Plot would have resulted in hundreds of casualties.
1. The NY City Subway Plot
2. The Student Bomb Maker
3. Cargo Bomb Plot
4. The Ambassador, the Car Salesman & The Mexican Cartel
5. "Operation Overt": Seven Planes - Seven Bombs
6. Martin Luther King Day Plot
7. The Sauerland Cell
8. The Israeli Honey Trap
9. Australian ANZAC Day Plot
10. German Jihad & The Euro Plot