National Security | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

National Security

RSS Feed
NPR

U.S. Scientist Jailed For Trying To Help Venezuela Build Bombs

Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni was sentenced to five years in jail after he told FBI agents, who were posing as Venezuelan officials, that he could design and supervise the building of 40 weapons.
NPR

Court Order May Signal New Approach To Preventing Radicalization

A judge sent a Somali-American man accused of planning to fight in Syria to a halfway house. The decision not to hold him in jail is a first involving someone accused of traveling to join ISIS.
NPR

Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.
NPR

Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."
NPR

The Drone War's Bottleneck: Too Many Targets, Not Enough Pilots

Much of America's military campaign in Iraq and Syria is conducted by drones. NPR's Scott Simon talks with U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh about the shortage of drone pilots.
NPR

Netanyahu Speech To Congress Is High-Risk, High-Reward, Analysts Say

Israelis are watching the latest spat between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the White House — which could worsen his country's global standing, but win him votes in Israel's March elections.
NPR

U.S. Careful Amid Turmoil And Transition In Yemen, Saudi Arabia

The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.
NPR

Paris Attacks Refocus Attention On Homegrown Terrorist Threats

Thousands of European men and women have traveled to Syria to fight, and some have returned home — possibly battle hardened. The concern is that they haven't come back to resume their lives, but instead have been dispatched by al Qaida or the so-called Islamic State to attack the West.
NPR

'Charlie Hebdo' Gunmen Are Textbook Case Of Radicalization

The 2 brothers responsible for the attack on a Paris weekly went from scofflaws to violent jihadists. We trace the younger brother's history. He is thought to be the driving force behind the attack.
NPR

At The Monterey Presidio, City And Army Partner To Reduce Costs

Along California's central coast, the city of Monterey and the Army's Defense Language Institute have formed a partnership, saving about $2 million a year by sharing costs.

Pages