Mary Louise Kelly

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Trump Is On The Right Track By Toning Down Rhetoric, Dole Says

Friday, June 10, 2016

If there's one man who epitomizes the Republican establishment, it's former Senator Bob Dole. And yet as the GOP struggles with their presumptive nominee, Dole has fully endorsed him.


France Faces Multiple Challenges Of Floods, Strikes And Now Soccer

Saturday, June 04, 2016

France had already been dealing with crippling strikes when the Seine River flooded. Now, as the country prepares to host the UEFA European soccer championship, police say they are overstretched.


U.S. Intelligence Officials Carry On Tradition Of Briefing Presidential Candidates

Monday, May 09, 2016

As the presidential front-runners move closer to the July conventions, they will assume the many trappings of a president, including their very own top-secret briefings. President Truman started the tradition of providing classified briefings to presidential candidates back in 1952. NPR explores how the process will unfold this summer, how much is shared with potential nominees, and the risk of a candidate leaking intelligence secrets.


Will An Ex-CIA Spy Go To Prison In Italy?

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Sabrina De Sousa could become the first U.S. official jailed for the CIA's rendition program. She was convicted of helping seize a radical Muslim cleric from the streets of Milan in 2003.


Is There Evidence Of Saudi Deception In The Sept. 11 Report?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

What do we know concerning Saudi Arabia's alleged involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks, and when may the report's 28 classified pages be made public?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


#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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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...


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...