Greg Myre

Greg Myre appears in the following:

Marking 75 years, the CIA opens a new museum and launches a podcast

Monday, September 26, 2022

The CIA rarely seeks publicity, but has opened up a bit as it marks its anniversary. Director William Burns told the inaugural podcast that he wanted to "demystify" some of the agency's work.


Facing setbacks, Vladimir Putin makes his biggest gamble yet in Ukraine

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Russian leader has already lost several big bets in Ukraine. He may be taking his largest risk yet by mobilizing more troops and pushing ahead with plans to annex Ukrainian territory.


Putin says Russia will mobilize up to 300,000 additional troops to fight in Ukraine

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia will mobilize up to 300,000 additional troops to fight in Ukraine. Moscow appears poised to annex the Ukrainian territory it currently controls.


Top Zelenskyy adviser discusses Ukraine's latest military moves

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

A top adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to NPR about the latest Ukrainian military advances and Russia's plan to hold a referendum in territory it occupies.


A war with recurring themes: Russian blunders, Ukrainian ingenuity

Monday, September 19, 2022

In Ukraine's successful military offensive, the country again made the most of its lesser resources and also capitalized on Russian miscalculations. This scenario has played out multiple times.


Ukraine played a game of misdirection and caught Russian forces off guard

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Behind Ukraine's dramatic battlefield push and Russia's rapid retreat is a surprise tactic. With public attention focused on movements in Ukraine's south, Ukrainian forces struck in the east.


How Ukraine broke the stalemate with Russia

Monday, September 12, 2022

In a counteroffensive, Ukrainian forces have claimed swaths in the east of the country, dealing a heavy blow to Russian forces as the war marks 200 days.


Ukrainian attacks suggest offensive may be underway in the south

Monday, August 29, 2022

Ukraine has been talking for weeks about a counteroffensive against Russian forces in the southern city of Kherson. Without saying so explicitly, Ukrainian attacks suggested an operation is underway.


Massive military aid package to Ukraine signals U.S. is in war for the long-haul

Saturday, August 27, 2022

To mark six months of the war in Ukraine, President Biden announced the largest single military aid package for Ukraine yet: $3 billion.


Once a heavyweight champion, Kyiv's mayor now fights the Russians

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Mayor Vitali Klitschko was known as Dr. Ironfist when he dominated the boxing ranks. Now he leads Ukraine's capital city with an equally fierce determination in the battle against Russia.


Over months, the U.S. and allies delivered weapons and other support to Ukraine

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The U.S. and NATO are supplying Ukraine with increasingly powerful and sophisticated weapons. Will the West sustain this level of military support as the war grinds on?


Chinese ambassador says U.S. is provoking China with congressional visits to Taiwan

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

China's ambassador to Washington says the U.S. is provoking China on the Taiwan question with congressional visits. The U.S. military says it's worried about Chinese military exercises around Taiwan.


Watergate changed the rules surrounding presidential records

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Until 1974, presidents could take documents with them when they left office. Now every presidential document, from notebook doodles to top-secret security plans, belongs to the National Archives.


The reason why presidents can't keep their White House records dates back to Nixon

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Congress changed the law in the 1970s when President Nixon prepared to leave with his documents — and infamous tape recordings.


Here's how Nixon's downfall forever changed the rules around presidential documents

Friday, August 12, 2022

For the first two centuries of U.S. history, presidents pretty much decided what documents they wanted to take with them when they left the White House. But that changed with President Richard Nixon.


The Cold War to Brittney Griner: a new twist in U.S.-Russia prisoner swaps

Thursday, August 11, 2022

The U.S. and Russia are trying to work out a prisoner exchange that involves basketball star Brittney Griner. While they've done deals for decades, the trading usually involves spies for spies.


3 things the strike on al-Zawahiri tell us about the U.S. counterterrorism strategy

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

The U.S. targeted the top al-Qaida leader, showing it could track down and strike against a hard-to-find extremist figure even in a country where the U.S. has no military or diplomatic presence.


How the U.S. took out an al-Qaida mastermind despite having no boots on the ground

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

A drone strike that killed al-Qaida's top leader marks the first major U.S. operation in Afghanistan in a year, and comes at a time when national security interests seemed to be focused elsewhere.


U.S. killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike, officials say

Monday, August 01, 2022

U.S. officials have announced that a drone strike over the weekend killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, a top Al Qaeda leader and key plotter for the 9/11 attacks.


Who is Viktor Bout, the prisoner the U.S. may trade for Brittney Griner?

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Bout is a Russian who was the world's most notorious arms dealer in the 1990s and early 2000s. He's serving a 25-year prison sentence in Illinois, but could be freed as part of a U.S.-Russia swap.