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Who Oversees the Drone Program?

Friday, May 01, 2015

News that a US drone strike killed two innocent Americans raised new questions about who really runs the program, and who oversees it. 

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The Takeaway

Time to Rethink The U.S. Drone Program?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Americans have been victims of drone strikes since President Bush implemented the program in 2002. Is it time to rethink the U.S. drone program? 

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The Takeaway

NSA's Secret Court Faces Challenge

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The FISA Court issues classified warrants for domestic intelligence information—a key underpinning of the warrantless wiretapping program that was being used by the Bush Administration.

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On The Media

Stephen Kim's Leak

Friday, March 20, 2015

Stephen Kim is in prison for speaking about a classified document with a reporter, but according to journalist Peter Maass the government threw the book at the wrong leaker. 

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Radiolab

A New 60 Words?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Last week President Obama put a draft of a new AUMF authorizing force against ISIL in front of Congress. 
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The Takeaway

In the Shadow Of ISIS, The Taliban Moves Into 2015

Monday, December 22, 2014

After operating in the shadow of ISIS for much of 2014, the Taliban is leaving a haunting reminder that it's presence is still strong.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Torture Report Reveals Big Paychecks for Two Psychologists

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane traces the money trails in the CIA's $300 million dollar torture report.

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The Takeaway

Kerry Asks for Unfettered War Against ISIS

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

While everyone was focused on the torture report, Sec. of State John Kerry testified before Congress and said that the president wants virtually no restrictions to fight against ISIS.

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The Takeaway

The Hostage Question: Time to Talk to the Enemy?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In the aftermath of the execution of an American hostage by the Islamic State, President Obama will reportedly review the country's policy on negotiating with terrorists. 

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The Takeaway

Secretive Talks Free Two Americans in North Korea

Monday, November 10, 2014

The New York Times' David Sanger has new details about the secretive talks that led to the release of two American prisoners, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, held in North Korea.

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The Takeaway

It's Time to Rethink Counterterrorism

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Thousands of veterans have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the Middle East has grown only more chaotic with the rising tide of the Islamic State.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Norman Lear, Killer Heels & James Risen!

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The 'Spy' Who Scammed Us

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jamie Smith claimed to be many things: ex-CIA, Harvard educated, a cofounder of Blackwater, and a hired gun. The only problem is that none of it is true.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Living in the National Security State

Thursday, October 16, 2014

James Risen outlines the hidden costs of the war on terror. Jane Smiley discusses Some Luck. Kristen Stewart and director Peter Sattler talk about "Camp X-Ray."

The Leonard Lopate Show

James Risen on the Freedom, Privacy, and Abuses of Power in Post-9/11 America

Thursday, October 16, 2014

New York Times investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner outlines what he sees as government overreach in the name of security and why he won't name his sources.

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The Takeaway

ISIS Makes Swift Advance on Turkish Border Town

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Turkey has said their forces will not get more deeply involved in the conflict—a position that's frustrating many in Washington.

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The Takeaway

Sen. Schumer: Ebola Screenings Needed Now at U.S. Airports

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Ebola remains a top national security priority, especially for lawmakers like Sen. Chuck Schumer. He's calling for increased measures to fight the disease both at home and abroad.

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The Takeaway

America's Game of Risk

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's been 13 years since the September 11th attacks, but terrorism remains one of the foremost threats facing the United States. How should the U.S. balance privacy and civil liberties?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An Inside Account of 13 Hours in Benghazi

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mitchell Zuckoff tells what happened during the September 11, 2012, terrorists attack the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.

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The Takeaway

Declassifying the Future

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Since he joined the CIA 25 years ago, Mathew Burrows has witnessed dramatic changes in world affairs. His new book predicts the trends over the next 25 years.

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