U.S. Terror Threats, Mexico's Missing, Trotsky in New York

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Coming up on today's show:

  • Authorities are investigating a number of possible terrorist attacks on American soil, from New York City to St. Cloud, Minnesota. Fred Burton, chief security officer for Stratfor, a global intelligence company, explains what we know so far.
  • U.S. airstrikes mistakenly hit Syrian forces while targeting ISIS over the weekend. The U.S. was quick to come out and admit it was an accident, but Russian leaders seized on the opportunity to suggest that the U.S. was working in the interest of ISIS. Kimberly Marten, a Russia expert and a professor of political science at Barnard College, weighs in. 
  • This election season has been dominated by rhetoric about undocumented immigrants and border control. Something that is less talked about is the U.S.-Mexico drug war, which continues unabated. According to official numbers, some 27,000 people have "disappeared" in Mexico since 2007 because of the drug war. It’s those victims and their families that are front and center in a new documentary airing on PBS. Bernardo Ruiz, director of "Kingdom of Shadows," joins The Takeaway to discuss his new film.
  • Last week, U.S. officials said that Bolivia is among three nations that have "failed demonstrably" to combat the drug trade. But others say the country’s strategy, which includes eradicating unauthorized crops, is working. Kathryn Ledebur, director of the Andean Information Network, has the details. 
  • The U.N. Summit for Refugees and Migrants begins in New York City today as part of the ongoing U.N. General Assembly meetings. Alex Aleinikoff, former U.N. deputy high commissioner for refugees from 2010 to 2015, and Tefere Gebre, a former political refugee from Ethiopia and AFL-CIO's current executive vice president, discuss the continued plight of migrants and refugees.