Extreme Times Square Security Measures Well Publicized

Why were officials so eager to publicize the security measures taken for the annual Times Square New Year's party? Talk about offering bragging rights, and a recruiting tool, to the bad guys!

The New York Police Department put the finishing touches Thursday on the "ring of steel" it uses to protect revelers: a security screen consisting of 17-plus miles of barricades; entrance point searches; video feeds; and uniformed officers spaced every few yards.

Police said the city wasn’t the target of a New Year’s Eve terror threat, but they had a strict security plan in place, with sealed manhole covers, counter-snipers on rooftops and checkpoints for partygoers.