Scott Shane

New York Times reporter

Scott Shane appears in the following:

How Democrats Used Dirty Tricks in the 2017 Alabama Senate Race

Friday, January 11, 2019

On deceptive social media practices in the face-off between Roy Moore and now–Senator Doug Jones.

Suspect Emerges in Largest Leak in CIA History

Monday, May 21, 2018

For months, the public didn't know who was behind the largest leak in C.I.A. history. Last week, The New York Times uncovered his name. 


Facebook and Russia's Influence in the Presidential Elections

Thursday, October 05, 2017

How Facebook helped Russia influence the 2016 presidential elections.


The Power Behind Trump

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Steve Bannon, President Trump's chief strategist who now has a seat on the National Security Council, has reportedly described Trump as an "imperfect vessel" whom he could work with. 

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The Great Election Hack of 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

What we know about Russian interference in the US election and what is left to find out.

Another NSA Intelligence Breach

Thursday, October 06, 2016

An NSA contractor has been arrested for stealing and leaking classified secrets. Sound familiar? Though the name Edward Snowden may ring a bell, this breach is somewhat different.


Friday, September 23, 2016

How do you fight a terrorist who died five years ago? A look at Al Qaeda propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki's posthumous existence inspiring jihadists on the internet.

For Clinton, Faded Hopes and Failures in Libya

Monday, February 29, 2016

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton helped persuade the Obama Administration to intervene in Libya. Today the country has become a training ground for the Islamic State.

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Obama Seeks to Calm a Nervous Nation in Prime-Time Address

Monday, December 07, 2015

The president stressed that the security of the nation remains strong, despite the threat of terrorism. 

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Why President Obama Had a U.S. Citizen Killed by Drone

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane discusses the American jihadi terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, whose upbringing was eerily similar to that of President Obama's.

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The Semantics of Terrorism

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bob talks with Scott Shane of the New York Times about the criticism of President Obama's language when describing acts of violent extremism.

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The Torture Report Reveals Big Paychecks for Two Psychologists

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane traces the money trails in the CIA's $300 million dollar torture report.

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Snowden Strikes Again With New Leaks

Friday, September 06, 2013

According to our partner The New York Times, the N.S.A. has bypassed or simply cracked much of the digital encryption used by businesses and regular Americans by building powerful sup...

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New Leak: U.S. and Britain Eavesdropped on World Leaders in 2009

Monday, June 17, 2013

Another revelation has come to light surrounding the nature of U.S. spying programs as the G8 summit kicks off in Ireland. A document disclosed by Edward Snowden, the leaker of the N....

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Boston: The Russian Connection

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Scott Shane, New York Times intelligence reporter based in Washington, discusses ongoing questions about the investigation of the Boston bombings, and the effectiveness of the intelligence community in preventing and prosecuting domestic terrorism.


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Obama Administration Codifying Drone Policy

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Scott Shane, reporter for The New York Times, discusses his report that the Obama Administration has been working on writing a rule book for U.S. drone use.

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Secrets That Aren't Secret

Friday, June 08, 2012

The White House announced this week that they’d killed Al Qaeda’s number 2 operative, but, following standard operating procedure, would not tell reporters how they'd killed him. Why? Because they killed him by targeted drone strike, a program which is widely known about but still technically classified. The New York Times reporter Scott Shane tells Bob that the administration's coy attitude towards classified secrets is stifling public debate.

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Double-Agent Thwarted Al Qaeda Suicide Bombing Plot

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

There’s a new twist in the developing story of a thwarted terrorist plot orchestrated by Al Qaeda in Yemen. The would-be suicide bomber tasked with blowing up a United States-bound ai...

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Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed

Friday, January 13, 2012

New York Times national security correspondent, Scott Shane, and senior staff writer for The Wall Street Journal covering the Middle East, Farnaz Fassihi, discuss the fallout from the killing of the Iranian nuclear scientist - and the global security implications. 

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The Quiet War Against Iran's Nuclear Program

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Stuxnet, the mysterious computer virus which only targets Siemens industrial software and equipment, devastated Iran's uranium enrichment facility at Natanz and nuclear reactor at Bushehr. These setbacks didn't incur any loss of life; however, they weren't the only actions taken against Iran's nuclear program. Many experts believe that a covert campaign of assassinations, bombings, and sabotage has been anonymously carried out over the past three years by Israel and the Bush and Obama administrations.