Greg Myre

Greg Myre appears in the following:

U.S. Woman And Family Freed After 5 Years In Captivity In Afghanistan

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband and their three children had been held by an extremist group in Afghanistan. The U.S. and Pakistan say they worked together to secure the release.


What Is — And Isn't — Covered By The Iranian Nuclear Deal

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The 2015 nuclear deal raised hopes that Iran might act in a more moderate fashion. But many of Iran's more provocative moves, including ballistic missile tests, aren't subject to the agreement.


What Is, And Isn't, Considered Domestic Terrorism

Monday, October 02, 2017

The Las Vegas shooting has again raised questions about domestic terrorism. The Patriot Act provides a definition, but because there are no actual criminal charges, some prefer not to use the term.


The 'Man Who Saved The World' From Potential Nuclear Exchange Dies

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NPR's Greg Myre tells the story of Stanislav Petrov, who in 1983 defied the computer information in his Soviet military command center — information that indicated U.S. missiles were headed to the USSR. He had a hunch it was a glitch and ignored it. He was right and avoided nuclear war.


FBI Wiretapped Manafort Before And After Trump Campaign, Reports Say

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Federal officials obtained a wiretap of adviser Paul Manafort, according to reports. There's concern he might have been communicating with Russian operatives who wanted to influence the 2016 election.


How The CIA Found A Soviet Sub — Without The Soviets Knowing

Monday, September 18, 2017

It's a great tale of Cold War intrigue that includes eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, a CIA covert operation and a Soviet sub with nuclear missiles that sank to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.


A Hero's Story From The Scramble To Survive On The USS Fitzgerald

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

On June 17, sailors were jolted awake as seawater surged in after a collision. They had minutes to escape. Seven didn't make it. One of them, Gary Rehm, saved a shipmate before he became trapped.


Navy Releases Identities Of 10 Sailors From USS McCain

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Navy said it has suspended the search and rescue operation for nine missing sailors from the USS John S. McCain.


U.S. Navy Suspends Sea Search For Missing Sailors From USS McCain

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Navy has named all 10 of the sailors but has confirmed only one set of remains. Divers were searching flooded compartments on the destroyer, which is now docked in Singapore.


Trump Fails To Define His Concept Of Victory In Afghanistan

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

President Trump spoke of winning in Afghanistan without defining what victory there would look like. The enemy is a hard-to-define collection of competing extremist groups.


10 U.S. Navy Sailors Missing After Destroyer Collides With Tanker Off Singapore

Monday, August 21, 2017

The destroyer USS John S McCain collided with a merchant vessel near Singapore early Monday local time. Ten U.S. Navy sailors are missing, and five were injured. This is the fourth mishap involving a warship with the U.S. 7th Fleet in the past year.


Why Are Terrorist Groups Using Low-Tech Tactics To Carry Out Attacks?

Friday, August 18, 2017

ISIS terror attacks are increasingly low-tech — rather than firearms and explosives the weapons of choice are knives and vehicles. What could these choices say about the organization?


Walk And Chew Gum: Common U.S. Approach To Russia Not Clearly Followed By Trump

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Managing the U.S.-Russia relationship is one of the most important jobs for any president. Yet for all the talk about Trump and Russia, he's yet to lay out a grand plan for dealing with Moscow.


Why The Government Can't Bring Terrorism Charges In Charlottesville

Monday, August 14, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the car attack as "domestic terrorism." That allows the government to open a broad investigation, but there's no such criminal charge as domestic terrorism.


Despite Trump's Escalating Rhetoric, Little Evidence Of War Preparations

Friday, August 11, 2017

Despite the president's heated rhetoric regarding North Korea, there is little evidence the U.S. is preparing for war. The U.S. military presence in the western Pacific is robust, but is not being significantly boosted and remains a deterrent force.


Florida Killings: Radical Islam And The Far Right, Under One Roof

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

This story begins with four roommates in Florida. It ends with two dead and two in jail. The improbable case brings together security threats that rarely intersect: radical Islam and the far right.


Report: United Arab Emirates Hacked Qatar, Sparking Gulf Crisis

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Washington Post says the United Arab Emirates was responsible for breaches into Qatari websites back in May. The Emirates denies the report, but the crisis does not appear near a resolution.


What Really Irritates Vladimir Putin? The Magnitsky Act

Friday, July 14, 2017

The U.S. law bans Russian human rights abusers from entering the U.S. The Russian president has railed against it since Congress passed it in 2012. The act now features in the Russia investigation.


Qatar-Gulf Conflict Puts U.S. In A Bind

Sunday, July 02, 2017

The dispute has the potential to affect a key U.S. military asset, its 11,000-strong airbase in Qatar. Despite the president's "America First" policy, the U.S. now has stake in its fight against ISIS.


Once Reserved For Spies, Espionage Act Now Used Against Suspected Leakers

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

President Woodrow Wilson signed the Espionage Act to target spies during World War I. The Obama administration used it against suspected leakers, and now the Trump administration is doing the same.