National Security | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National Security

RSS Feed
NPR

Bradley Manning Offers To Plead Guilty To Lesser Charges

It's the first indication that the Army private will acknowledge that he leaked classified information to the whistle-blowing website Wikieaks. The government could still try him on the 22 counts with which he is charged, including aiding the enemy. He faces life in prison.
NPR

Afghanistan: When Should Longest U.S. War End?

The war in Afghanistan has gone largely unmentioned by both presidential campaigns. With a withdrawal scheduled for 2014, public opinion has turned ever more negative on America's longest war. Amid continued insider attacks, many ask why we continue to risk American lives.
NPR

Despite Hurricane, Justices Hear Surveillance Case

The rest of the government was shut down, but the Supreme Court justices were in court Monday to consider a challenge to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, known as FISA. At issue was whether the case could be brought at all.
NPR

Surveillance Act Criticized, But Can It Be Fought?

The Supreme Court will consider whether to allow a challenge to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Monday. Opponents of the law call it unnecessarily intrusive, but that's not actually what's at stake. Rather, the court will examine whether a challenge can be made in the first place.
NPR

As Jihadists Spread, Connecting The Dots Proves Hard

Over the past decades, officials have been quick to look for an al-Qaida link in terror attacks. But as Islamist groups spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa, their relationships with — and differences from — al-Qaida are growing increasingly complex.
NPR

Energy Independence For U.S.? Try Energy Security

It would be virtually impossible for any country to be energy independent. Energy security is a more realistic goal, however. U.S. oil production is on track to surpass Saudi Arabia's, and imports are falling. Also, increased regional production could mean the U.S. buys more oil from places like Brazil and Canada and less from producers in the Middle East.

Pages