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The Takeaway

Al Qaeda Goes Silent & Worries the U.S.

Monday, September 30, 2013

U.S. intelligence officials are less concerned with the leaks of Edward Snowden and more with a mysterious loss of signal in the monitoring of Al Qaeda. The terrorist group is now suddenly harder to track and a major communications channel has gone silent. But that's no reason to believe that the organization is any less active in planning and recruiting. Joining The Takeaway to discuss this is Michael Schmidt, reporter for our partner The New York Times.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What You Need To Know About Al-Qaeda Today

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

With this week's terror alerts bringing al-Qaeda back into the spotlight, Dina Temple-Raston, NPR Counterterrorism and National Security correspondent, discusses the state of the organization, and why Yemen continues to be a hotspot.

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The Washington Report

Shuttered Embassies, Snowden's Asylum and Congress' Summer Break

Monday, August 05, 2013

Kerry Nolan speaks with New York Times' chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about the story behind the closure of 19 Embassies and missions in the Middle East and elsewhere in Africa; also, what happens to US/Russia relations now that Edward Snowden has been given temporary asylum in Russia; and Congress starts its' summer break without resolving key budget issues. What happens when they get back?