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Queens Imam Says He Knew of Zazi's Plans

Friday, March 05, 2010

A Queens imam has pleaded guilty to charges that he lied to FBI agents investigating a foiled suicide bomb plot against New York City.

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Blasts in Baghdad Target Early Voters in Iraq

Thursday, March 04, 2010

More than a dozen people died in Baghdad today after a series of explosions went off across the capital.

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Bombings in Baqouba, Ahead of Iraqi Elections

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Three attacks killed at least 30 people today in Baqouba, Iraq in Diyala province.

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Foreign Workers Targeted in Kabul

Friday, February 26, 2010

Another car bomb has gone off today in Kabul, Afghanistan. Insurgents targeted an area of residential hotels rented by Indian embassy workers in the heart of the nation's capital. At least 17 people are reported dead.

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Zazi's Associates Make First Court Appearance

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Two associates of foiled New York City subway bomb plotter Najibullah Zazi are scheduled to make their first court appearances since he pleaded guilty.

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McChrystal Apologizes For Civilian Deaths

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, apologized on national television Tuesday for an airstrike that killed almost two dozen people on Sunday.

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Zazi Pleads Guilty to Terror Charges

Monday, February 22, 2010

Najibullah Zazi has admitted that he planned to carry out a "martyrdom" attack on the New York City subways.

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Marines Helicoptered into Marja, Afghanistan

Friday, February 19, 2010

On the seventh day of fighting in Marja, two dozen Marines were dropped into an area Taliban marksmen reportedly operate in.

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Pakistan Bomb Blast Kills Dozens

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Around 30 people were killed in a bomb blast outside a mosque near the Afghan-Pakistan border today.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Discovering How King Tut Really Died, New Airport Screening Measures

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

  • KING TUT: For years it was thought that King Tut had died from foul play, but new research reveals that he most likely was killed by a severe bout of malaria combined with a degenerative bone condition. He even used crutches! Egypt's top archaeologist and Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawass solved the mystery behind King Tut's death and discovered clues in the young pharoah's DNA that give us new insight into his ancestry.
  • AIRPORT SECURITY: In a few weeks, airport screeners will begin walking through terminals taking chemical swabs from randomly selected passengers and their luggage to check for explosives like those used in the attempted Christmas Day bombing. Joining us is Col. Randall Larsen, the founding director of the Institute for Homeland Security at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

 

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Top Taliban Commander Arrested in Pakistan

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, reportedly an associate of Osama bin Laden, is being held in Karachi.

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U.S. Scales Back Military Presence in Haiti

Monday, February 15, 2010

The U.S. is scaling back its military presence in Haiti to 13,000 troops, from 20,000, according to The Associated Press.

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Gunbattles Erupt in Marja, Afghanistan

Monday, February 15, 2010

Today is Day 3 of a major Afghan-NATO offensive to reclaim the Helmand city from the Taliban.

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Bloomberg: D.C. Fails Cities on Terror

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg is taking Washington to task for failing to fund a counter-terrorism program for cities.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Moving the KSM Trial, The Australian Open, Your Responses

Monday, February 01, 2010

  • TRIAL TAKEOUT: The civilian trial of 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Muhammad was supposed to be held in lower Manhattan, in the shadow of the Twin Towers. WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly tells us why the trial is moving and where it might go.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Our own Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recaps this weekend's Australian Open final matches, and the NFL's Pro Bowl.
  • LISTENER TAKEOUT: Listeners continue to weigh in on the stir caused by Chris Matthews's comment that he "forgot" President Obama was black on the night of the State of the Union address.

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The Takeaway

Homeland Security Sec. Napolitano on Haiti, State of the Union

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The last few weeks have been busy for U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. Besides dealing with international and domestic security concerns following the foiled bomb plot on Christmas Day, Napolitano is also addressing the devastation in Haiti and how to best help those who made need to seek refuge in the United States.

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Gates Calls for Ramping Up Internal Security

Friday, January 15, 2010

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that an investigation into the Fort Hood shootings found the military isn't sufficiently prepared to prevent similar attacks in the future.

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The Takeaway

The War Over Terror in the Obama Administration

Thursday, January 14, 2010

After the failed attempt to explode a bomb on an American plane on Christmas Day, how and when President Obama responded became the focus in the avalanche of media coverage that followed. 

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Newt Gingrich on President's Use of 'War'

Friday, January 08, 2010

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich returns to talk with us, this time on President Obama's Thursday speech on recent security failures and the significance he sees in the use of the word "war."

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The Takeaway

Intelligence Report on Christmas Day Plot Released

Friday, January 08, 2010

According to an unclassified intelligence report released by the White House on Thursday, several security agencies failed to act on available information that could have prevented the Christmas Day bomber from boarding the plane. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich and Emile Nakhleh, former senior intelligence officer and director of the Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program at the CIA, discuss what went wrong and the recommendations for improvements announced by the administration.

 

Read the White House Unclassified Review at The New York Times

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