Greg Myre

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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.


To free 2 Americans in Russia, the U.S. may have to trade a notorious arms smuggler

Thursday, July 28, 2022

The U.S. is trying to win the release of two Americans held in Russia. It appears it would involve a trade for a Russian imprisoned in the U.S., Viktor Bout, the world's most notorious arms smuggler.


At 75, the CIA is back where it started - countering the Kremlin

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

As the CIA's marks its 75th anniversary, Russia's war in Ukraine is giving the spy agency a new direction after dark periods during the U.S. conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.


U.S. defense officials pledge to keep weapons supply flowing to Ukraine

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Nearly five months into Russia's war in Ukraine, it increasingly looks like a war of attrition. At the Pentagon, the top leaders spoke about how the U.S. is adapting to this reality.


How Russia's current war in Ukraine echoes its Crimean War of the 1850s

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Russia had a more powerful army. It didn't think the West would intervene. The invasion was poorly planned. We're not talking about Russia's current war, but about Russia's Crimean War in the 1850s.


Russia bombs Kyiv in a weekend missile barrage across Ukraine

Sunday, June 26, 2022

A Russian missile slammed into the top floor of an apartment building in the capital, killing at least one person and injuring several others.


4 months since Russia invaded, Ukraine faces a stark contrast

Friday, June 24, 2022

European leaders officially made Ukraine a candidate to join the EU. Yet, Ukraine is desperately trying to hold two cities under Russian assault.


Russian forces have captured nearly all off Severodonetsk

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Russia appears on the cusp of capturing Severodonetsk — a key Ukrainian city in the eastern part of the country. It's a city that's been at the center of the fighting for weeks.


U.S. ambassador to Ukraine: 'It's going to be a long, grinding, tough war'

Friday, June 17, 2022

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has been through a lot in recent years. It's just reopened and Ambassador Bridget Brink is overseeing a massive U.S. assistance operation with a limited staff.


European leaders meet with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy to show unity and support

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Four European leaders are meeting Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in talks intended as a show of European unity. Also, the U.S. ambassador tells NPR she expects "a long, grinding, tough war."