Greg Myre

Greg Myre appears in the following:

This Isn't The First U.S. Rescue Operation In Northern Iraq

Friday, August 08, 2014

The last time was 1991, when the U.S. rushed to the aid of the Kurds. That mission offers several lessons as the U.S. embarks on a new operation to help the besieged Yazidi religious sect.


The Reasons Why Israel's Military Is In Such A Tough Fight

Friday, July 25, 2014

Israel's military has been the dominant Middle East force since the 1967 war. Yet for the third time in a decade, the army is bogged down in a protracted fight with Islamist militants.


What To Watch In Israel's Ground Invasion Of Gaza

Friday, July 18, 2014

Israel has unleashed repeated military offensives in the Gaza Strip but has never permanently suppressed Palestinian rocket fire. We look at what is, and isn't, different this time.


Does Le Return Of LeBron Signal A Comeback For Cleveland?

Friday, July 18, 2014

From LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers to longtime NFL reporter Pam Oliver being sidelined from the sidelines, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the latest news.


A Brief History Of Civilian Planes That Have Been Shot Down

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's rare, but commercial flights do come under fire. In fact, the Ukrainian army accidentally downed a Russian civilian plane with a missile during a military exercise in Crimea in 2001.


What's A Caliphate?

Monday, June 30, 2014

A supreme religious leader led Sunni Muslims for centuries, but the last caliphate ended nearly 100 years ago. Now Islamic radicals in Syria and Iraq claim they have re-created it.


What's Next For Iraq?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Until the past few days, no one was talking about renewed U.S. military action in Iraq. Here's a look at the ways the latest crisis could play out.


In One Map, The Dramatic Rise Of ISIS In Iraq And Syria

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, was created just last year, but it has seized many towns and cities in both countries. Here's an animated map showing its gains since the start of 2013.


How To Survive, And Thrive, After 5 Years As A Hostage

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Joe Cicippio belongs to a very small club of Americans who were held by Islamic radicals for years and lived to tell about it. Here's how he coped as a hostage in Beirut and then rebuilt his life.


More Diplomacy, Fewer Military Missions: 5 Obama Statements Explained

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, the president says U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century should focus on diplomacy and counter-terrorism rather than large-scale military operations.


Popes In The Holy Land: After 2,000 Years, A New Tradition

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Pope Francis becomes one of the few pontiffs who have visited the birthplace of Christianity when he makes a three-day journey to the Holy Land where he will reach out to other faiths as well.


Why Does Thailand Have So Many Coups?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Asian nation has a reputation for being peaceful and prosperous. Yet every so often, the army kicks out civilian leaders and takes power. This week's coup was the 12th since 1932.


'Happiness' Video Prompts Arrests, And A Presidential Tweet, In Iran

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Authorities arrested the men and women after they danced together in a YouTube tribute to Pharrell Williams' ubiquitous song. They were freed, but not until after the president weighed in.


Why The U.S. Shunned The Man Who Will Now Lead India

Friday, May 16, 2014

The U.S. and other Western governments ostracized Narendra Modi for the past decade. Now President Obama has invited him to Washington as the elected leader of the world's largest democracy.


60 Years After Brown V. Board of Education, A Look At Desegregation

Friday, May 16, 2014

Two Southern educators, one white and one black, reflect on their own educations and discuss schools today.


In Tragic Twist To Poignant Tale, Oscar-Winning Director Commits Suicide

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul won an Oscar with his first documentary, a poignant story about an American singer who was famous in South Africa for decades and didn't know it.


20 Years After Apartheid, South Africa Asks, 'How Are We Doing?'

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The African National Congress should cruise to victory in Wednesday's election. But a party that once represented the new South Africa faces growing criticism for corruption and complacency.


Where Are The Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls?

Monday, May 05, 2014

More than 250 schoolgirls were seized by a radical Islamist group three weeks ago. The president is finally speaking publicly, but many Nigerians are outraged over what they see as a tepid response.

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After Bitter Split, Palestinian Factions Pledge To Reconcile

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas say they will attempt to form a unity government and end a seven-year rift. Previous efforts to resolve their feud have failed.


Two Brave Journalists In Afghanistan

Friday, April 04, 2014

The two Associated Press journalists shot in Afghanistan shared a gift for finding the humanity in war zones. Photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed, and reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded.