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The Takeaway

U.S. May Lift Ban on Paying Ransoms

Monday, April 27, 2015

Senior officials say a White House-ordered advisory board will recommend lifting the ban on paying ransoms for U.S. hostages held overseas.

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The Takeaway

Al Shabab Terror Group Targets Students in Kenya

Thursday, April 02, 2015

At least a dozen were killed at Garissa University College. Al Shabab is the same group that killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, back in 2013.

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The Takeaway

9/11 Attorney Moves to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In 2002, the families of 9/11 victims filed suit against Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in aiding Al Qaeda. And now new testimony may raise the stakes on accountability.

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The Takeaway

Understanding The Origins of Terrorism

Monday, January 26, 2015

What draws people to terrorism? One anthropologist, Scott Atran, went into the field to try to find out. 

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The Takeaway

French Terrorists Armed and Trained In Syria

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Muslims account for ten percent of France's population but politicians refuse to have a debate about Islam's role. Will that change after Wednesday's attack? 

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The Takeaway

South Africa 'Devastated' by Hostage Death

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A look at how a failed rescue mission in Yemen left a South African teacher, who was set to be released, dead hours before gaining his freedom.

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The Takeaway

What Went Wrong in the Failed Hostage Rescue

Monday, December 08, 2014

This weekend, the U.S. military attempted to save photojournalist Luke Somers from an Al Qaeda terrorist group. The attempt failed, resulting in the death of Somers and eight others.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

From al Qaeda Insider to CIA Informant

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A man who attended a militant madrasah in Yemen and spent a decade as a Jihadi not only repudiated extremism but became a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence. 

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The Takeaway

Examining The Inner Workings of ISIS

Friday, August 29, 2014

Newly seized documents reveal the organizational structure of ISIS—where its leaders come from, and how they became involved with the insurgent group. 

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The Takeaway

ISIS: America's Next War?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

After years at war, the United States is ramping up military involvement in Syria and Iraq, and the risk of another long, drawn-out conflict looms large.

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The Takeaway

Confronting the Ghosts of a War Not Past

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

America's fingerprints are everywhere, and the U.S. is again facing questions about its responsibility to a country it invaded in 2003. But does the blame game help? What role, if any, should America take now?

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The Takeaway

Christiane Amanpour: 'The End of Iraq'

Monday, June 16, 2014

The world is facing a nightmare scenario in Iraq and across the Middle East, according to veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent for CNN, and Kenneth Pollack, a former former CIA intelligence analyst.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Iraq Falls Apart

Thursday, June 12, 2014

As Islamic militants take over parts of northern Iraq, the Iraqi government is asking the US for air strikes to help stem the chaos and keep the country from falling into civil war.

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The Takeaway

Is Iraq Still America's Problem?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Just hours after militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took control of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul—Iraq's second largest city—members of the Al Qaeda offshoot advanced to Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein.

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The Takeaway

Al Qaeda Offshoot Captures Iraqi City

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Iraqi military was seen abandoning their weapons and fleeing the city of 1 million while the militants took control of government buildings and military bases, and freed hundreds of prisoners.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The GOP's Bruised Ego, Teacher Tenure on Shaky Ground, and Tips to Be a Real World Cup Fan

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

1. Eric Cantor's Loss Strikes Nerve in GOP Leadership | 2. The Beginning of the End of Teacher Tenure? CA Judge Rules Against Teachers Unions | 3. How to Act Like a Real Soccer Fan for The World Cup | 4. The Takeaway Book Club Discussion Number 1: 'To Rise ...

The Brian Lehrer Show

Jury Convicts Osama bin Laden's Son-In-Law

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Manhattan jury has convicted Sulaiman Abu Ghaith of aiding al Qaeda in the wake of 9/11. Speaking on the Brian Lehrer Show this morning (before a verdict), Karen Greenberg of Fordham discussed how this trial has set a precedent for trying accused terrorists in civilian courts.

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The Takeaway

Al-Qaeda Aims to Inflame Sectarian Tensions

Monday, January 06, 2014

Al-Qaeda is remaking the map of the Middle East, or at least they want to. Anbar province has long been a center of Sunni Muslim insurgents, and is now becoming a base for Al-Qaeda's wider ambitions to inflame sectarian tensions. Patrick Cockburn, Middle East Correspondent for The Independent, weighs in on what's ahead for Iraq.

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The Takeaway

Extremists Capture Parts of Key Iraqi Cities

Friday, January 03, 2014

Sunni militants in Iraq have captured parts of two key cities in Anbar Province, one of the bloodiest battlegrounds in the Iraq War. Nearly a third of all the Americans killed in Iraq died fighting in Anbar. Tim Arango, Baghdad Bureau Chief for Takeaway partner The New York Times, discusses the conflict, and whether this week's bloodshed might escalate sectarian violence throughout the country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What You Need to Know About This Week's Terror Warnings

Monday, August 05, 2013

After an initial worldwide terror alert issued Friday, the State Department has now closed diplomatic posts in 19 North African and Middle Eastern countries. Karen Greenberg of Fordham's Center on National Security discusses the warnings, what they say about the state of al Qaeda, and how they fit into our ongoing conversation about the role of NSA surveillance.

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