In their new book, Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil, law enforcement expert Tom Diaz and journalist Barbara Newman warn of the presence of Hezbollah militants in the United States. The authors, who say the cells could potentially be more dangerous than al Qaeda, estimate Hezbollah has cells in 14 cities.
Tom Diaz served as the lead Democratic counsel on counterterrorism issues and helped write key antiterrorism legislation. He was also a consultant to the U.S. Department of Jusitce on the use of high technology by terrorists and as law-enforcement investigative tools. Barbara Newman is a senior fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies; she is the author of The Covenant: Love and Death in Beirut.