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War On Terror

The Leonard Lopate Show

The American Psychological Association's Role in CIA Torture Programs

Thursday, May 07, 2015

New York Times reporter James Risen discusses The American Psychological Association’s secret collaboration with the George W. Bush administration on torture.

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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

Reporting For Duty and Claiming Permission to Torture

Monday, April 20, 2015

David Passaro was an Army contractor who believed government officials had essentially given him permission to assault suspected terrorists.

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An Identity Shaped by The 'War on Terror'

Monday, February 23, 2015

In his latest book, author Mohsin Hamid reflects on how his identity as a Pakistani has been changed in the years since 9/11 by the ongoing “War on Terror” forged by the west. 

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Congressman Steve Israel on Satire, Politics & Fighting Terrorism

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How do we keep terror and the American response to terror in line? The answer to both is satire.

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An Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Breaks His Silence

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

When John Kiriakou was imprisoned for leaking classified information, he became the first (and only) CIA officer to be imprisoned for leaks, or for any involvement with torture.

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Understanding The Origins of Terrorism

Monday, January 26, 2015

What draws people to terrorism? One anthropologist, Scott Atran, went into the field to try to find out. 

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On The Media

Guantanamo Diary

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bob speaks with Larry Siems, the editor of Guantanamo Diary, a memoir by a Guantanamo Bay inmate imprisoned for more than 12 years without charge.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Long Island Congressman, Satirical Novelist

Monday, January 05, 2015

Rep. Steve Israel of New York's 3rd District, which includes a sliver of Queens, just published his first novel, a dark satirical take on the Global War on Terror.

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The Takeaway

The U.S. Government Vs. James Risen

Monday, November 10, 2014

New York Times reporter James Risen is being pressed by the DOJ to testify against one of his sources. He's determined not to comply, and his latest book is proof of that.

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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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What's The Best Way to Combat Terrorism?

Monday, September 29, 2014

As the U.S. fights ISIS in Syria, it seems likely that we're helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the process. Is there a better way to combat terrorism?

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World Acts Together to Face Down ISIS

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The United Nations Security Council voted Wednesday to require countries to block the movements of would-be terrorists within their borders. But how will this measure be implemented?

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ISIS Summit Charts Plan Of Attack

Monday, September 15, 2014

A third beheading at the hands of ISIS sparks even greater outrage and coalition support. And many are calling for a lessened legitimacy for the terror organization.

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Saudi Arabia Deepens Involvement in ISIS Fray

Friday, September 12, 2014

Saudi Arabia's ideological track record with ISIS, and terrorism generally, suggests that any meaningful role in the coalition will have to come with concessions.

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Legal Questions Cloud Obama's ISIS Strategy

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Obama Administration says the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, legally justifies for strikes in Syria and Iraq. But last year, the president called for its repeal. 

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Police Seize Billions in Cash Without Warrants

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thousands of drivers have had cash taken by police even though they weren't charged with a crime. According to a new report, police across the country have taken $2.5 billion since 2001.

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The U.S. & ISIS: New Questions Over Doing Deals With Dictators

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Do we know who our friends are? Though the U.S. once considered bombing Syria, some say that aligning with President Bashar Al-Assad, who has been fighting ISIS, is a necessary evil.

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ISIS & America's Need to Step Up

Monday, August 25, 2014

The longest continuously-serving American official in Iraq reflects on the country’s tumultuous future.  

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The Frightening Power of ISIS Propaganda

Thursday, August 21, 2014

This week, ISIS sent a pointed message to the West with a brutal video showing the beheading of an American journalist. It's the latest tactic of a terror group with a robust PR wing.

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