national security

  • Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) campaigns at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., July 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTSKH96
    September 6, 2016  

    Tim Kaine visited Wilmington, North Carolina, on Tuesday, to deliver an address on national security. The Democratic vice presidential nominee joins Gwen Ifill to to draw a sharp contrast between his running mate Hillary Clinton and her opposition, and to discuss Clinton’s lifelong passions, Russian hacking and what he perceives as Trump’s sexism about “presidential” qualities. Continue reading

  • A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a copy of The WikiLeaks Files outside the Ecuadorian embassy in central London, Britain February 5, 2016. Assange should be allowed to go free from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and be awarded compensation for what amounts to a three-and-a-half-year arbitrary detention, a U.N. panel ruled on Friday.     REUTERS/Peter Nicholls   - RTX25L5E
    August 23, 2016  

    WikiLeaks has revealed classified information to the public for over a decade. A new Associated Press report found that the website has also published personal details about private citizens, including the names of two teenage rape victims and a Saudi citizen arrested for being gay. Some of the leaks have the potential to endanger lives. William Brangham speaks with AP’s Raphael Satter for more. Continue reading

  • FILE PHOTO -  The interior of an unoccupied communal cellblock is seen at Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 5, 2013.   REUTERS/Bob Strong/File Photo - RTX2L3FY
    August 16, 2016  

    On Monday, President Obama approved his largest single release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, reducing its population by 15 to a total of 61 — roughly 25% the size when he took office. Closing the facility he called a “recruitment brochure” for American enemies has long been among Obama’s priorities. William Brangham speaks with the New York Times’ Charlie Savage for more. Continue reading

  • A combination photo shows U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) in Los Angeles, California on May 5, 2016 and in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. on May 6, 2016 respectively.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (L) and Jim Urquhart/File Photos - RTX2DUNR
    August 16, 2016  

    How the U.S. should fight the Islamic State is a major 2016 campaign theme. Donald Trump recently proposed “extreme vetting” of immigrants to the U.S. and joint military operations abroad, while Hillary Clinton favors U.S. airstrikes and support for local ground troops. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Trump foreign policy adviser Walid Phares and Clinton campaign adviser Wendy Sherman for details. Continue reading

  • Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTX2L1B2
    August 15, 2016  

    In battleground Ohio on Monday, Donald Trump revealed his foreign policy plan. It envisions the U.S. becoming more aggressive in the fight against ISIS but generally less involved overseas. Hillary Clinton visited another swing state, Pennsylvania, where she screened an ad criticizing Trump’s lack of foreign policy experience — using his own words. Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

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    August 15, 2016  

    On Sunday, a Wall Street Journal editorial urged Donald Trump to change or drop out. The GOP nominee is polling well behind Hillary Clinton in key states and struggling with the millennial vote. Trump delivered a foreign policy speech on Monday, but Clinton raised doubts about his rhetoric in a new campaign ad. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from NPR’s Tamara Keith and USA Today’s Susan Page. Continue reading

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    August 15, 2016  

    As we approach the 15th anniversary of 9/11, we ponder the question: Is America safer now from terrorism than it was on that fateful day? Steven Brill spent the last year evaluating what has changed, including tightened airline security policies, but also how the country returned to “politics as usual.” He speaks with Judy Woodruff about his findings — and his recommendations. Continue reading

  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (L) and FBI Director James Comey listen to opening remarks during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSHXCW
    July 30, 2016   BY  

    An unaccustomed air of foreboding hangs over this week’s Aspen Security Forum, an annual gathering of the nation’s top present and past defense, intelligence, counter-terrorism and diplomatic figures who are focused on protecting the American homeland. Continue reading

  • Well-wishers leave a shirt at a make-shift memorial on Boylston Street a day after two explosions hit the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts in this April 16, 2013 file photo. To match Feature BOSTON BOMBINGS-FILM/    REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files - RTSE5P9
    June 1, 2016  

    With horror stories of extremist violence dominating headlines around the globe, it’s easy to get worked up over the threat, however improbable, of domestic terrorism. National security analyst and mom Juliette Kayyem says there’s no such thing as perfect safety, but there are steps you can take to ensure your family makes it through times of crisis — and it starts with being prepared. Continue reading

  • The EgyptAir plane making the following flight from Paris to Cairo,  after flight MS804 disappeared from radar, takes off from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France, May 19, 2016.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann - RTSF0H5
    May 19, 2016  

    The mysterious disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804 and its 66 passengers somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea has left the international community scrambling for answers. For more on what could have happened to the flight, Hari Sreenivasan talks to former National Transportation Safety Board chair Deborah Hersman and former Deputy National Security Adviser Juan Zarate.
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