Mary Louise Kelly

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ISIS Uses Cyber Capabilities To Attack The U.S. Online

Monday, April 25, 2016

The U.S. and the West aren't the only ones operating on the cyber-battlefield in the war with ISIS. The terror group has cyber-capabilities of its own. NPR takes a look at these capabilities and explores how they play into the larger expansion of cyber-strike and counter-strike throughout the Middle East.

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CIA Veterans Gather To Honor Duane Clarridge, A Sometimes Unsubtle Spy

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Clarridge, who headed up the agency's anti-communist efforts in Central America in the 1980s and was indicted and pardoned in the Iran-Contra scandal, died April 9.

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Rules For Cyberwarfare Still Unclear, Even As U.S. Engages In It

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

President Obama has confirmed the U.S. is conducting cyber operations to disrupt ISIS. The Pentagon officially recognizes cyberspace as the fifth domain of warfare — after land, sea, air and space.

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U.S.-Led Campaign Claws Back Turf From ISIS

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

President Obama convenes his National Security Council at CIA Headquarters on Wednesday. On the agenda: how to defeat ISIS, how to advance peace in Syria and how to achieve those two goals quickly.

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Director John Brennan Says CIA Will Not Torture Terror Suspects Again

Monday, April 11, 2016

CIA Director John Brennan says in a new interview that if he were ordered to torture detainees today — as presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would order if elected — Brennan and the agency would not comply. NPR explores the difficult legacy for Brennan and other intelligence officers of the George W. Bush-era actions by the CIA.

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Supreme Court Upholds 'One Person, One Vote' Standard

Monday, April 04, 2016

The challenge to the longstanding definition argued that only people who are eligible to vote should count in drawing voting district lines and other government purposes. The court was unanimous.

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Parsing A Keystone Phrase In A Controversial Deal: 'Safe Third Country'

Sunday, April 03, 2016

The phrase "safe third country" is part of a European Union deal that will send refugees to Turkey starting Monday. NPR's Peter Kenyon discusses what the phrase means.

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Next Stop, Wisconsin: Front-Runners Face Speed Bumps In Next Primary

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Both Republican and Democratic primaries are being held in Wisconsin on Tuesday. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face different kinds of challenges in the state to maintain their leads.

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#NPRpoetry, Part Deux: Listeners Bare Their Souls In Stanzas

Sunday, April 03, 2016

April is National Poetry Month. And the audience is sending All Things Considered original poems in 140 characters or less on Twitter. Here's an update from the curators who have been reading along.

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NSA: Fallout From Snowden Leaks Isn't Over, But Info Is Getting Old

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The National Security Agency's deputy director tells NPR he expects "other shoes to drop" from ex-contractor Edward Snowden's revelations. But "things have changed a lot" since the leaks, he says.

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Former Vladimir Putin Ally Died From 'Blunt Force Trauma,' Police Say

Friday, March 11, 2016

Police say a one-time ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, found dead in a Washington, D.C., hotel last fall, was killed by "blunt force trauma." Who was Mikhail Lesin, founder of the pro-Kremlin RT network, and what could his death mean in the context of today's muscular conduct by Moscow around the world?

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Spy Vs. Spies: Why Deciphering Putin Is So Hard For U.S. Intelligence

Thursday, March 10, 2016

How do you spy on a country when decision-making is concentrated in the mind of one man? U.S. spooks' traditional tools — from NSA intercepts to satellite imagery to espionage — are coming up short.

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Osama Bin Laden Warned Of Civil War Between Jihadi Groups

Monday, March 07, 2016

The recently released bin Laden papers include letters in which the al-Qaida leader warned against establishing an Islamic state too soon. He also feared conflicts between rival Islamist groups.

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CIA Releases New Documents Seized In 2011 Bin Laden Raid

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The CIA declassified a new tranche of documents seized during the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. At a Tuesday briefing at CIA headquarters, counterterrorism officials releas...

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CIA Director: ISIS Is 'Much Larger Than Al-Qaida Ever Was'

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Terror leaders captured by the U.S. would likely be subject to the laws of the nations in which they were caught, CIA Director John Brennan told NPR in an exclusive interview. Brennan...

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CIA Director Brennan On Apple, Syria And ISIS

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

CIA Director John Brennan sits down with NPR for a wide-ranging interview at the agency's headquarters in Langley, Va. He discusses subjects ranging from Syria to cybersecurity to the state of ISIS.

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U.S. Spy Chief On Apple, ISIS And His Future At The CIA

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

CIA Director John Brennan sits down with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly for a wide-ranging interview at the agency's headquarters in Langley, Va.

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Intelligence Heads Provide Update On Threats Facing U.S.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The heads of America's top intelligence agencies — including the CIA, FBI and NSA — gave their latest update on the nature of threats facing the U.S. on Tuesday, from ISIS to Russia t...

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Iran Nuclear Deal May Open Door For U.S. Spies

Thursday, January 21, 2016

For more than 30 years, Iran has been a black hole for the CIA and other intelligence agencies. U.S. spies are hoping to capitalize on the latest diplomatic contact between Tehran and Washington, D.C.

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When The People In Charge Of U.S. Cybersecurity Get Hacked

Monday, January 18, 2016

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says his home email and phone accounts have been hacked. CIA Director John Brennan's private accounts were targeted in October. What lessons can be learned?

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