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By Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press
On a Tuesday morning in September 2001, the American experience with terrorism was fundamentally altered. Two thousand, nine hundred and ninety-six people were murdered in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Thousands more, including many first responders, lost their lives to…
By William Parkin, University of Maryland, Brent Klein, Steven Chermak, Michigan State University, Jeff Gruenewald, Indiana University-Purdue University, Joshua D. Freilich, John Jay College
Five years ago, U.S. special operations forces launched a daring mission to kill al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin, who visited the scene shortly after the battle, describes what he observed, then former Secretary of Defense and…
By PBS NewsHour
Five years after the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, former CIA Director Leon Panetta -- the man responsible for the operation -- said part of its purpose was to send a message to the world that “nobody attacks…
By Larisa Epatko
European nations are boosting their national security efforts in the wake of the recent terrorist bombings in Brussels. How great a threat is the Islamic State group to Europe? Gwen Ifill sits down with former State Department official Daniel Benjamin…
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and San Bernardino mass shooting, homegrown Islamic extremism has become one of the country’s most pressing national security concerns. Author Peter Bergen set out to document how and why Americans become enemies…
In the U.S., FBI director James Comey says he is not aware of any credible threats of what he calls “Paris-type” attacks or of any U.S. connections among the Paris attackers. At the same time, Comey said the FBI currently…
Denmark, like other European nations, is struggling to stop its citizens from joining the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations in Syria. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Copenhagen on the story of a young man who left his…
In a violent rampage through a museum in Mosul, Islamic State militants knocked statues to the floor, using sledgehammers and even a jackhammer to reduce ancient artifacts and some replicas -- representing idols that past cultures worshipped -- to rubble.
A day after the U.S. arrest of three men attempting to join the Islamic State, officials identified the man known as “Jihadi John,” an IS militant who has been seen in brutal videos executing hostages. What motivated Mohammed Emwazi, a…
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