Greg Myre

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Post Court Ruling, Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

For the first time, openly transgender people will be able to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. The Trump administration opposes this, but a federal court ruled against the White House.


Pentagon Officials Say Transgender People Can Enlist In Military Next Year

Monday, December 11, 2017

Pentagon officials say starting on Jan. 1, 2018, transgender people can enlist in the U.S. military. President Trump has opposed allowing transgender people to serve, but the Pentagon decision comes as courts are ruling against efforts to bar transgender enlistment.


5 Key Points On Jerusalem

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Jerusalem has been contested for millennia and its status remains unresolved to this day. Here are some key things to understand about the disputed city.


Trump's Diplomacy Dramas

Saturday, December 02, 2017

At a time when there are rumors of a shake-up at the State Department, the White House faces a number of diplomatic challenges from North Korea's latest missile test to a Twitter dust-up between President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May.


Under Trump, U.S. Troops In War Zones Are On The Rise

Friday, December 01, 2017

The U.S. military had around 18,000 troops in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan at the end of last year. The official numbers have gone up in all three countries and now total about 26,000.


North Korea Fires What Appears To Be Third ICBM Test Of 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

North Korea fired what the Pentagon says was an intercontinental ballistic missile, the third this year. The missile flew about 1,000 km, passing over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and landing in the Pacific Ocean.


Trumps Puts North Korea On List Of Countries Identified As State Sponsors Of Terror

Monday, November 20, 2017

President Trump has added North Korea to the list of nations designated by the U.S. government as state sponsors of terror — joining Sudan, Syria and Iran. North Korea was previously on the list, but taken off in 2008 by the Bush administration during an attempted denuclearization deal.


A.G. Sessions Considering Another Special Counsel To Look Into Clinton Foundation

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he's considering appointing a second special counsel. This one would look into the 2010 sale of a Canadian mining company to a Russian mining company and the potential connections between that deal and former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.


How Can We Combat Domestic Terrorism When Vehicles Are The Weapons?

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Police say the suspect in Tuesday's terror attack in New York followed a recent trend: A new, low-tech, sole actor model, similar to vehicle attacks in Europe.


At Bowe Bergdahl's Sentencing, Navy SEAL Describes Being Shot During Search

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A military judge is allowing the testimony of service members who were injured as a direct result of the searches for Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban and held for five years.


Bergdahl Defense Says Case Should Be Dismissed Because Of Trump's Comments

Monday, October 23, 2017

A sentencing hearing began today for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who pleaded guilty to desertion and dereliction of duty for leaving his unit in Afghanistan. But instead of beginning testimony today as planned, the judge heard an argument from the defense — that the case should be dismissed because of remarks made by President Trump.


Bergdahl Sentencing Hearing Begins Monday In Fort Bragg, N.C.

Monday, October 23, 2017

In 2009, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his combat post in Afghanistan. He has pleaded guilty to two serious charges. The judge could let Bergdahl walk free or sentence him to life in prison.


U.S. Woman And Family Freed After 5 Years In Captivity In Afghanistan

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband and their three children had been held by an extremist group in Afghanistan. The U.S. and Pakistan say they worked together to secure the release.


What Is — And Isn't — Covered By The Iranian Nuclear Deal

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The 2015 nuclear deal raised hopes that Iran might act in a more moderate fashion. But many of Iran's more provocative moves, including ballistic missile tests, aren't subject to the agreement.


What Is, And Isn't, Considered Domestic Terrorism

Monday, October 02, 2017

The Las Vegas shooting has again raised questions about domestic terrorism. The Patriot Act provides a definition, but because there are no actual criminal charges, some prefer not to use the term.


The 'Man Who Saved The World' From Potential Nuclear Exchange Dies

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NPR's Greg Myre tells the story of Stanislav Petrov, who in 1983 defied the computer information in his Soviet military command center — information that indicated U.S. missiles were headed to the USSR. He had a hunch it was a glitch and ignored it. He was right and avoided nuclear war.


FBI Wiretapped Manafort Before And After Trump Campaign, Reports Say

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Federal officials obtained a wiretap of adviser Paul Manafort, according to reports. There's concern he might have been communicating with Russian operatives who wanted to influence the 2016 election.


How The CIA Found A Soviet Sub — Without The Soviets Knowing

Monday, September 18, 2017

It's a great tale of Cold War intrigue that includes eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, a CIA covert operation and a Soviet sub with nuclear missiles that sank to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.


A Hero's Story From The Scramble To Survive On The USS Fitzgerald

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

On June 17, sailors were jolted awake as seawater surged in after a collision. They had minutes to escape. Seven didn't make it. One of them, Gary Rehm, saved a shipmate before he became trapped.


Navy Releases Identities Of 10 Sailors From USS McCain

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Navy said it has suspended the search and rescue operation for nine missing sailors from the USS John S. McCain.