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daily 07/16/2016

    • But the Chinese company that acquired it in October 2014 has announced plans to overhaul the entire building, even selling off more than 1,000 rooms as condominiums. The renovation will put the hotel out of commission for three years. In the meantime, leaders of state and other dignitaries will have to find another home away from home in New York City – and their protective details will have to adjust.
    • A key and yet frightening lesson from the New York City plots was the degree of pre-operational surveillance that the terrorists had conducted, despite the numbers of cops and agents at the Waldorf-Astoria. We never saw them. We never caught wind of their plans or their presence. And if they had opted to go through with their attack on Mubarak or another VIP, we may well have been caught unprepared.

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