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How Europe Left Itself Open to Terrorism
The ISIS attacks on France and Belgium exposed weaknesses in Europe's approach to borders and information sharing that counterterror officials had warned about for years. The vulnerabilities remain largely unaddressed.
October 18, 2016
The 9/11 Trial: Three Takeaways from This Week in Court
The war court at Guantanamo Bay reconvened this week, with attorneys arguing a full docket of pre-trial motions in the case against the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks.
October 14, 2016
Ash Carter: No Confusion About U.S. Interests In Fight Against ISIS
In the fight against ISIS, the Obama administration has been forced to work with partners who often have strikingly different agendas than the United States. "The Middle East is a confusing place," Defense Secretary Ash Carter says of the situation, "but we're not confused about what American interests are."
October 11, 2016
Chuck Hagel: U.S. "Credibility" Was Hurt By Policy in Syria
The Obama administration's early policy in Syria damaged U.S. "credibility everywhere in the world," says former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
October 11, 2016
Brett McGurk: U.S. Has Not "Turned a Corner" Against ISIS
"I would be the last one to say that we've turned a corner," says Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. "This remains a lethal terrorist organization."
October 11, 2016
Who's Who in the Fight Against ISIS?
While the U.S. has maintained a narrow focus on degrading and ultimately defeating ISIS, competing agendas among a group of eight key players involved in the fight have served to complicate that effort.
October 11, 2016
Q&A: Inside the Making of "Confronting ISIS"
Martin Smith has been covering terrorism and the Middle East for more than 15 years. But telling the story of who's "Confronting ISIS" was a process like no other.
October 11, 2016
Why Beating ISIS in Mosul Won't End the Threat of Attack
American and Iraqi forces are gearing up for another big fight against ISIS, but victory may not matter much in the overall battle to eradicate the terrorist group.
October 11, 2016
WATCH: Inside the Awkward U.S.-Saudi Alliance Against ISIS
Tonight, "Confronting ISIS" explores how U.S. priorities have clashed with those of our regional allies in the Middle East -- including Saudi Arabia, which the U.S. has long depended on for oil, but which is also the birthplace of Wahhabism.
October 11, 2016
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Terror in Europe
FRONTLINE and ProPublica go inside Europe's fight against the rise of Islamic terrorism.
October 18, 2016
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Confronting ISIS
FRONTLINE investigates the U.S.-led efforts to degrade and destroy ISIS.
October 11, 2016
ISIS via WhatsApp: 'Blow Yourself Up, O Lion'
A trove of communications from ISIS plots and activity in Europe reveals a mix of direct control and improvisation and shows the crucial importance of encrypted messaging tools. “Detonate your belt in the crowds,” one message declared.
July 11, 2016