Terrorism

  • terrorinsurance
    December 17, 2014  

    Since 9/11, businesses have been able to insure themselves against terrorist attacks through the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. But for the first time in 13 years, Congress ended a session without renewing its funding, due to opposition from Sen. Tom Coburn. Judy Woodruff sits down with Leigh Ann Pusey of the American Insurance Association for how the move will affect businesses nationwide. Continue reading

  • pakistanattack
    December 16, 2014  

    Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing scores of young students. The Pakistani Taliban claimed it was in retaliation for a new government military offensive. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the events and Judy Woodruff turns to The Washington Post’s Tim Craig in Islamabad for more on how the nation is responding. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    December 16, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the citizens of Sydney paid tribute to the two victims who were killed in a hostage standoff. Also, two suicide car bombings killed at least 26 people in Yemen. Continue reading

  • HOSTAGE STAND OFF TERROR DOWN UNDER monitor
    December 15, 2014  

    Australian police stormed a cafe in Sydney where a lone gunman had held several hostages for hours, ending the siege with heavy gunfire. Two hostages were killed, in addition to the suspect. Judy Woodruff learns more from Sydney-based journalist Stuart Cohen, and chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner offers a read on how U.S. intelligence officials are interpreting the attack. Continue reading

  • President George W. Bush, Central Intelligence Agency Director George Tenet and others stand on the seal of the Agency March 20, 2001 at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Photo by David Burnett/Newsmakers
    December 7, 2014   BY Ken Dilanian, Associated Press 

    U.S. officials who have read it say it includes disturbing new details about the CIA’s use of such techniques as sleep deprivation, confinement in small spaces, humiliation and the simulated drowning process known as waterboarding. Continue reading

  • A U.S. postal worker loads up his truck with mail for delivery from the postal station in Carlsbad, California on Feb. 6, 2013. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters
    October 28, 2014  

    An internal audit of the U.S. Postal Service found that it approved nearly 50,000 requests from law enforcement to monitor personal mail. Gwen Ifill sits down with Ron Nixon of The New York Times, who has been investigating this story for more than a year. Continue reading

  • LoneWolfAttacks
    October 26, 2014  

    Last Monday in Quebec, a man purposely crashed his car into two soldiers, killing one of them. On Thursday in Queens, New York, a man who had posted comments sympathetic to jihadists used a hatchet to attack four rookie police officers. What’s behind these so-called “lone wolf” attacks and what threat do they pose? For more, Jytte Klausen, founder of the Western Jihadism Project, which tracks the activity of Islamic extremists in the West, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Boston. Continue reading

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    October 24, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, a hatchet attack on four rookie police officers in New York is being labeled a “terrorist act.” The suspect, who was killed, was a recent convert to Islam but had no ties to international terrorism. Also, a student opened fire in a high school cafeteria in Marysville, Washington, killing one before turning the gun on himself. Three more students are in critical condition. Continue reading

  • A man adds a rosary to a memorial at the John Weir Foote V.C. Armouries in Hamilton, Ontario, Oct. 22, 2014 after a soldier believed to be from the base was killed in the attack in Ottawa.  A gunman whose name was on a terror watch list killed a soldier and attempted to storm Canada's parliament before being gunned down in turn by the assembly's sergeant-at-arms. Photo by Geoff Robins/Getty Images
    October 23, 2014   BY newsdesk 

    A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, according to witnesses and police. More shots were fired inside the parliament building. Continue reading

  • kobani_airdrop
    October 20, 2014  

    The U.S. stepped up efforts to save the border town of Kobani from the Islamic State with an airdrop of weapons, ammunition and supplies from the Kurdish authorities. In a change, Turkey said it would help Iraqi Kurdish fighters travel to join the fight, but it also stressed that more aid should go to rebel factions trying to oust Syria’s president. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

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