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Top of the Hour: North Korea Ups the Nuclear Ante, Morning Headlines

Monday, November 22, 2010

Just as the START treaty's approval seems to look dubious, North Korea is upping the nuclear ante by showing off its sparkling new enrichment facility. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New TSA Body Scans

Thursday, November 18, 2010

James Fallows, national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, on the planned "opt-out" day to decline to be screened by the new full body scans at airports.

Are you comfortable with body scans at airports? How do you balance security and privacy when travelling? Let us know!

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Listen to Lucy

The thief, his victim and the company laptop

Sunday, October 31, 2010

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WNYC News

Police Now Monitoring 500 Subway Cameras Round the Clock

Monday, September 20, 2010

For the first time, the city police department now has instant access to almost 500 video cameras installed in New York's busiest subway stations. Cameras located above turnstiles, platforms and entrances at Times Square, Penn Station and Grand Central are now feeding into a police database being monitored 24 hours a day at a location near Wall Street.

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WNYC News

Police Department Providing Millions of Dollars Worth of Security Detail for UN General Assembly

Monday, September 20, 2010

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the city spends between five to seven million dollars each year protecting dignitaries who attend the United Nations General Assembly.

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Obama's Oval Office Speech on Iraq; Morning Headlines

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Last night, President Obama gave a speech from the Oval Office to commemorate the end of the combat missioin in Iraq. That and this morning's top headlines.

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The Takeaway

Is Obama Cracking Down on Whistle Blowers? The Pentagon Seeks Wikileaks Founder

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Pentagon is searching for Julian Assange, founder of the website Wikileaks, amidst concerns that the site could publish thousands of international cables from the State Department. The cables are allegedly part of a larger package of material given to Wikileaks by 22-year-old Army Specialist Bradley Manning. In late May police arrested Manning, an intelligence analyst in Iraq, accusing him of downloading confidential material from computers on his base and posting it to WikiLeaks.

We speak with Scott Shane, the National Security reporter for The New York Times. He says that while President Obama's administration was elected on a campaign of government transparency, it is actually following a doctrine of extreme media secrecy. Shane says Obama has, in two years, prosecuted more information-leakers than any other president in history.

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The Takeaway

The Obama Doctrine: The White House Releases a New National Security Strategy

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Obama administration is set to release its National Security Strategy today. It is expected to take a sharp turn away from the doctrines President George W. Bush, which focused security on fighting terrorism, even if that meant acting unilaterality. According to The New York Times, the strategy says that "preserving American leadership in the world hinges on learning to accept and manage the rise of many competitors." 

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: New National Security Team, Headlines

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, David Sanger, on President Obama's National Security Strategy; headlines.

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The Takeaway

Faisal Shahzad Linked to Pakistani Major

Friday, May 21, 2010

There's a new lead in the case of Faisal Shahzad, the man allegedly behind the Times Square bomb attempt. It is being reported that a Pakistani major was aware of Shahzad's plans to attack a U.S. target and that the Pakistani military major may have helped finance the bomb attempt.

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WQXR News

NYPD Says Truck on RFK Bridge Not a Threat

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The bridge reopened for traffic around midnight after being closed for several hours.

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WQXR News

UN Says Bhutto's Death A Security Lapse

Friday, April 16, 2010

The report found the government of then-President Pervez Musharraf, as well as state and district governments, didn't take adequate measures to respond to security risks Bhutto faced.

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The Takeaway

Obama Pushes Leaders to Secure Nuclear Materials in Four Years

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

President Obama's nuclear summit in Washington has brought together leaders of 47 nations in pursuit of an elusive goal: to lock down unsecured nuclear material within the next four years and prevent it from getting into the hands of terrorists. That agenda would be difficult enough if nuclear material weren't already circulating on the black market, but it is. 

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WQXR News

New Security Checks for U.S.-bound Travelers

Friday, April 02, 2010

The system will replace automatic extra screening for mostly Muslim passengers from 14 countries.

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The Takeaway

New Airport Security Measures Include Information Sharing

Friday, April 02, 2010

The Obama administration will announce a new approach to airport security today, which aims to allow U.S. agencies to share information on dangerous passengers before they board. New York Times White House reporter, Jeff Zeleny explains.

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    WQXR News

    Pakistani Court Charges Americans

    Wednesday, March 17, 2010

    A court in Pakistan has charged five Muslim Americans from Virginia with planning terrorist attacks in Pakistan and conspiring to wage war against nations allied with Pakistan.

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    WQXR News

    Missile Attack in North Waziristan, Pakistan

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010

    A missile attack thought to be from the US has been reported in northwest Pakistan today.

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    The Takeaway

    Analyzing Ahmadinejad's Afghan Diplomacy

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Afghanistan today. His visit has strategists around the world scratching their heads as they try to discern his agenda.

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    WQXR News

    Gates Visits Former Taliban Outpost

    Tuesday, March 09, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates is visiting troops in southern Afghanistan today. One stop he made was a remote outpost near Kandahar, Afghanistan.

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    The Takeaway

    Where Should Sex Offenders Live After Prison?

    Monday, March 08, 2010

    Chelsea King, a 17-year-old girl from San Diego, was raped and killed last month by John Gardner, a man with a history of sex crimes. Gardner was previously incarcerated for molesting a 13-year-old girl in 2000, but was let out of prison early in 2005. The case has sparked a heated national dialogue about the strength of laws intended to protect children from sex offenders. And the question of where sex offenders should live has come up in Florida, as offenders there struggle to adjust to society after prison sentences.

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