National Security

  • 2:46pm Apr 17, 2013
    National National

    Adding Security Along Marathons Would Be Herculean Task

    Marathons are among the most open sporting events. Crowds can press right up against the route as runners wind there way through city streets. But two explosions at the Boston Marathon have raised questions about whether that openness can last.
  • 2:46pm Apr 17, 2013
    National National

    FBI Encourages Public To Turn Over What They May Know

    The Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston office Rick DesLauriers hopes someone, somewhere heard something that will point to a suspect in the Boston Marathon attack. Three people were killed Monday in the attack.
  • 2:20pm Apr 17, 2013
    National National

    Public Safety: The Measures Taken To Keep Crowds Safe

    The bombings at the Boston Marathon have lead to heightened security across the world. Organizers of the London Marathon contacted local police to discuss increased security measures. Officials in California monitored its emergency system after the blast.
  • 2:34pm Apr 16, 2013
    National National

    What We Know About 'The Act Of Terrorism' In Boston

    Less than 24 hours after two explosions rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon and there are still more questions than answers about what happened. Three people were killed and more than 170 were injured. The FBI is investigating the event as an act of terrorism.
  • 2:04pm Apr 16, 2013
    National National

    Investigating The Boston Marathon Bombings

    Morning Edition co-hosts Steve Inskeep and David Greene discuss the investigation of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions with Roger Cressey, a former counterterrorism investigator and member of the National Security Council, and NPR's Dina Temple-Raston.
  • 2:04pm Apr 16, 2013
    National National

    Update On The Boston Marathon Bombings

    President Obama makes a statement about Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon. Morning Edition co-hosts David Greene and Steve Inskeep speak to NPR reporters covering the story in Washington and Boston.
  • 2:04pm Apr 16, 2013
    National National

    Obama Calls Boston Bombings 'An Act Of Terrorism'

    President Obama said the FBI is investigating Monday's twin bombings at the Boston Marathon "as an act of terrorism." Meanwhile, law enforcement officials are asking the public to submit photos and videos from the scene. And Boston Mayor Tom Menino said that as the city grieves the victims it is also proud of those who helped in the explosions' aftermath.
  • 2:03pm Apr 16, 2013
    National National

    Deadly Blasts Punctuate Boston Marathon's Finish Line

    Two explosions took place in short order at the finish line of Monday's race as runners were still coming through. Many serious injuries and at least three deaths have been confirmed. The FBI is leading the investigation through the joint terror task force.
  • 2:10pm Apr 10, 2013
    World News World News National

    'The Way Of The Knife': Soldiers, Spies And Shadow Wars

    The CIA has morphed from a traditional espionage service concerned with stealing the secrets of foreign governments into an organization consumed with hunting down its enemies. New York Times journalist Mark Mazzetti chronicles this transformation in a new book, The Way of the Knife.
  • 4:05pm Apr 08, 2013
    World News World News National

    North Korea's Threats: Predicable Pattern Or Provocation?

    The North Korean government officially suspended operations at the Kaesong industrial complex, withdrawing all of its more than 50,000 workers. Many see the complex as the last remaining symbol of North and South Korean unity and fear that tensions may be nearing a dangerous tipping point.
  • 5:46pm Apr 04, 2013
    National National

    The Least Bad Options For Guantanamo Bay

    At the Guantanamo Bay detention center, 166 prisoners remain detained. U.S. officials say nearly a fourth of the captives are on hunger strike, though lawyers for the prisoners say the strike is more widespread. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has re-declared his desire to close the facility.