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PRI's The World

Britain could strip citizenship from those who join Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria

Monday, September 01, 2014

The debate between security and civil liberties continues to heat up in the UK. More than 500 British citizens have reportedly gone to fight in Syria and Iraq, and the government wants to increase measures to make sure they don't bring violence with them when they return home.

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PRI's The World

The number of British Islamist fighters rises, and so does the UK's threat level

Friday, August 29, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron says "the threat is growing" from groups like ISIS and the British subjects they've attracted to the fight in the Middle East. That's why the British government raised its terror alert level on Friday, but few other details are coming out about the threat.

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PRI's The World

ISIS is moving to the 'top of the list' of counterterrorism worries

Monday, August 11, 2014

Move over, al-Qaeda: The militants of ISIS are becoming a huge concern for counterterrorism officials as they gain battlefield experience and recruit new jihadis from as far away as Europe and the United States.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYPD Counterterrorism Efforts; Lhota's Next Move; Asian Identity on TV; School 911 Calls

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The AP's Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo discuss their Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting and new book on the NYPD's counterterrorism unit and its domestic spying practices post-9/11. Plus: How Joe Lhota might capture enough votes to win the general election; Jeff Yang on perceptions of Asian American women on television, including Julie Chen and the first South Asian Miss America; WNYC's Beth Fertig on public schools using 911 calls to manage disruptive students; and how NYC's art and real estate markets interact.

Transportation Nation

NYPD, Researchers to Release Tracer Gas in Subways Again Friday

Thursday, July 18, 2013

WNYC

Day two of air flow testing in the NYC subway and around the city is happening Friday, the NYPD announced. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Inside Counterterrorism

Monday, June 24, 2013

Philip Mudd, former deputy director of the Counterterrorism Center at the CIA and of the national security branch of the FBI, current research fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda, talks about how the White House, the State Department and the national security agencies worked together.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Politics Roundup; Library Resources; Inside Counterterrorism

Monday, June 24, 2013

Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic, rounds up the political news from Washington, including immigration reform and the Farm Bill. Plus: your local library may have more resources than you thought for both job hunters and entrepreneurs; Philip Mudd, formerly of the CIA and FBI and now research fellow at the New America Foundation, talks about how federal agencies worked together on counterterrorism over the last decade; and the Supreme Court is nearing its deadline to decide major cases – we’ll open the phones to get your analysis and reaction.  

The Takeaway

What Can the N.S.A. do With Cell Phone and Internet Data?

Friday, June 07, 2013

There is growing outrage at the revelation this week that the Obama administration required Verizon to provide call data on their customers. The news yesterday that the NSA is also mining internet data via sites like Google, Facebook, and Apple only heightened public anger. What can the government do with our cell phone and internet data, anyway?

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Steve Coll and Dexter Filkins on Obama's national-security speech.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Steve Coll and Dexter Filkins on Obama's national-security speech.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

David Remnick and Jane Mayer on counterterrorism after Boston.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

David Remnick and Jane Mayer on counterterrorism after Boston.

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WNYC News

How Vulnerable is Times Square to Attack?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Officials say Times Square was a possible target for the brothers allegedly responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. This revelation comes almost three years after an attempt to detonate a car bomb in the tourist hub. A security expert discusses the risk to the city landmark, as well as how the NYPD has sought to protect it.

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The Takeaway

How Security Video Helped Authorities Identify Possible Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

Thursday, April 18, 2013

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, social media networks lit up with cell phone pictures and videos. Investigators requested that anyone with footage of the attacks share them with authorities. While that information may have been helpful, the key technology used to identify the bombing suspect was Closed Circuit Television footage. 

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The Takeaway

Security in the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Explosions

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The tragic bombing of Boston's marathons leaves many unanswered questions. Who orchestrated it, and for what purposes? 
Marathons are always equipped with security forces, but in this case, they were unable to stop this horrific attack.
Here to talk about the security measures marathon organizers should pursue in the aftermath of this attack, and counterrorism around large events more generally is Nick Casale, New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority's first Deputy Director of Security for Counter Terrorism.

The tragic bombing at the Boston marathon leaves many unanswered questions. Who orchestrated it, and for what purposes? New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority's first Deputy Director of Security for Counter Terrorism, Nick Casale, discusses counterterrorism and security measures at mass gatherings.

 

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On The Media

The FBI's "Hatching and Financing" of Terrorist Plots

Friday, February 01, 2013

Since 9/11, the FBI has stepped up its reliance on sting operations to catch potential terrorists before they strike. But in the process, says journalist Trevor Aaronson, the agency has ended up "hatching and financing more terrorist plots in the United States than any other group." Bob talks with Aaronson about his new book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism

 

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On The Media

The NCTC: Obama's "Pre-Crime Squad"?

Friday, January 04, 2013

Last March, the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) was granted unprecedented power to collect data on ordinary U.S. citizens, data like flight records or lists of casino employees. Critics have likened the NCTC to the "Pre-Crime Squad" in the movie "Minority Report." Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin talks with Bob about this dramatic shift in the intelligence community's power over US citizens.

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The Takeaway

NYPD Surveillance Program Monitored Muslim Students at 13 Colleges

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Associated Press has obtained a new report from the New York Police Department which provides a surprising portrait of just how far the NYPD's intelligence division went in a surveillance program targeting Muslims. The NYPD tracked closely the activities of Muslim student groups at 13 colleges in the northeast, monitoring their e-mails and taking notes on their activities. 

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WNYC News

Muslim Groups Protest NYPD Practices

Friday, February 03, 2012

Several Muslim and interfaith groups demonstrated at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan Friday to call for more police oversight and protest against what they say are discriminatory practices in the department.

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The Takeaway

NYPD Speaks About Use of Anti-Muslim Video

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

An 80-minute movie called "The Third Jihad," produced by the Clarion Fund, asserts that a vast number of radical Islamic forces exist in the U.S. and are preparing a violent jihad against America. Last January, the NYPD revealed that this direct-to-DVD movie had been shown once during anti-terrorism officer training. But this week, following a freedom of information request, the Brennan Center for Justice revealed that the video may have been viewed by nearly 1,500 officers during training breaks as well.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anwar al-Awlaki Killed

Friday, September 30, 2011

Dina Temple-Raston, who covers counterterrorism and national security for NPR, discusses today's news that Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed.

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The Takeaway

Suspected Terror Plot Uncovered in UK

Monday, September 19, 2011

Six men and one women have been arrested by British police on suspicions of planning a terror attack in Birmingham. While the details are not yet known, police say the threat appears to involve Islamist radicals. The suspects are between the ages of 22 and 32, and are all British citizens. Bob Walker, correspondent for the BBC, reports on the latest.

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