Greg Myre

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CIA Nominee Gina Haspel To Face Tough Questioning At Confirmation Hearing

Monday, May 07, 2018

The first woman nominated to be CIA director faces tough questioning at her confirmation hearing Wednesday. She met with Democratic members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Monday.

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CIA Nominee Gina Haspel Faces A Senate Showdown

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Haspel is the first woman nominated for the CIA's top job. Her covert career and links to waterboarding will likely make for an unusual Senate confirmation hearing with an uncertain outcome.

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In Retirement, America's Spies Are Getting Downright Chatty

Monday, April 30, 2018

Spies used to retire and fade away as quietly as when they were on duty. Now they go on cable TV. They write op-eds. They take to Twitter and criticize the president.

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The Military Doesn't Advertise It, But U.S. Troops Are All Over Africa

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The U.S. military has some 20 missions across the continent. Most are for training African armies not combat. But there are risks as U.S. troops venture into the field.

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Pentagon Acknowledges Mistakes As It Briefs Families Of Troops Killed In Niger

Friday, April 27, 2018

The military has completed an investigation into the ambush that killed four U.S. soldiers last October. The report has not been released, but the military is briefing families of those killed.

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Free To Speak, Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan Takes On Trump

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Since retiring last year, the former spymaster has been a relentless critic of the president. He says pulling back from existing international agreements is particularly risky.

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Pentagon Cites Multiple Missteps That Led To Ambush Of U.S. Troops In Niger

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The report says U.S. troops wound up on a more dangerous mission than planned and were exposed and vulnerable when attacked by Islamist extremists in a remote corner of the African nation.

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The CIA Introduces Gina Haspel After Her Long Career Undercover

Friday, April 20, 2018

Most stories about Haspel, the nominee to lead the agency, focus on her controversial role in the CIA's waterboarding program. The CIA is attempting to counter that with a biography and testimonials.

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As Trump Advisers Come And Go, Mike Pompeo's Star Keeps Rising

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

While the president has dismissed several national security advisers, Pompeo's role keeps growing. His secret trip to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is just the latest and most dramatic example.

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Why No World Power Really Wants To Topple Syria's Assad

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Syrian leader has few friends. Yet after seven years of devastating war in his country, he's in a position of relative strength and there's no realistic alternative to his continued rule.

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U.S., Allies Hit 3 Syrian Sites Linked To Chemical Weapons Program

Friday, April 13, 2018

President Trump ordered the strikes in response to the suspected chemical weapons attack on April 7 by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Britain and France also took part.

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News Brief: Comey's Book, Trump Talks TPP Again, Syria And Pompeo

Friday, April 13, 2018

James Comey's new book is making waves as it details some of the president's interactions with the former FBI director. Also, President Trump suggested re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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President Trump Signs Proclamation To Send National Guard Troops To Mexican Border

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

The move has many precedents. Every president since Ronald Reagan has called on the National Guard for limited, temporary missions along the frontier.

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies At 81

Monday, April 02, 2018

The South African icon, who married Nelson Mandela before his imprisonment, long symbolized the struggle against apartheid. But repeated scandals tarnished her reputation.

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U.S. Soldier Killed In Syria Roadside Bombing

Friday, March 30, 2018

Two people were killed and five wounded by an improvised explosive device in Syria, the U.S.-led coalition said Friday.

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How The Pentagon Plans To Spend That Extra $61 Billion

Monday, March 26, 2018

With the increase, Congress boosted the overall military budget to $700 billion this year. The challenge: How to spend all that extra money before the fiscal year ends in September?

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CIA Recruiting: The Rare Topic The Spy Agency Likes To Talk About

Monday, March 26, 2018

The CIA is notoriously publicity shy. But when it comes to recruiting, you can find the agency's outreach all over the place, from social media to college job fairs, with an emphasis on diversity.

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Gina Haspel Faces Questions Over CIA Role In Torture

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

President Trump is nominating Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to take over the agency, but she may face a tough Senate confirmation over her past roles.

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News Brief: Trump's CIA Director Pick, Pennsylvania Election, School Walkouts

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

President Trump intends to tap Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to lead the agency, despite a controversial past. Also, we have the latest on the Pennsylvania congressional election.

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Mike Pompeo: A Soldier, Spy Chief And Tea Party Republican To Become A Diplomat

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

He's been a tank commander, a successful businessman, a congressman and head of the CIA. He's cultivated a tough-guy persona with hawkish views on foreign policy. He's set to be the top U.S. diplomat.

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