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WNYC News

Officials Say There is No Credible Threat Against New York Subways

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Iraq's Prime Minister said Thursday that ISIS is plotting to launch attacks against subways in the United States, but New York officials said there is no credible threat.

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The Takeaway

Drones in Yemen: A Scene from Ground Level

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

On Tuesday, the State Department advised all Americans in Yemen to leave the country because of "the continued potential for terrorist attacks." Yalda Hakim, a BBC World News correspondent, has done extensive reporting in Yemen for BBC World News. Gregory Johnsen is author of “The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia.” Johnsen and Hakim join The Takeaway to provide an update on combating the war on terror in Yemen.

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The Takeaway

Eric Holder: US Can Target Citizens Overseas

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder outlined the United States’ legal defense of using lethal force against U.S. citizens overseas if that citizen is posing a terrorist threat. Holder’s speech, delivered Monday afternoon at Northwestern University, argued in part that the U.S. Constitution’s definition of due process defends the use of lethal force, even without the written consent of the president.

Until now, no legal defense was given for the U.S. mission in Yemen which killed al-Qaeda’s leading figure Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki, who was born in the US, was the radical cleric who successfully took al-Qaeda’s message to YouTube.

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WNYC News

NYPD Dials Down City Security After 9/11 Anniversary

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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The NYPD is reducing heightened security measures in the city put in place for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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NYPD on Alert as New Yorkers Appear Undaunted by Terror Threat

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Yorkers remained largely unfazed by the news that a credible, but uncorroborated terrorism threat had been made against the city to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks — prompting heightened security around the five boroughs.

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WNYC News

NYPD on Alert as New Yorkers Appear Undaunted by Terror Threat

Friday, September 09, 2011

New Yorkers remained largely unfazed by the news that a credible but uncorroborated terrorism threat had been made against the city to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks — prompting heightened security around the five boroughs.

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