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After 40 Years Of Service, Gen. John Kelly To Retire Next Month

U.S. Marine General and head of Southern Command John Kelly looks back with NPR's Renee Montagne on his time in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, and what it means to serve the country.
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Behind The Fight To Get The Marines To Update Their Grooming Standards

Staff Sgt. Cherie Wright talks about her role in helping convince the Marines to ease restrictions on hair styles, allowing locs and twists.
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Homeland Security Office Uses Community Outreach To Fight Violent Extremism

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to George Selim, director of the Office for Community Partnerships at DHS, about strategies to stop ISIS recruitment and preventing attacks by "lone wolves" on American soil.
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Friend Of San Bernardino Shooter Charged For Conspiring To Support Plot

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Brian Bennett, national security correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. He's been covering the investigation into the San Bernardino terrorism attack and tells us the latest known about the attackers.
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'Washington Post' Columnist Ignatius On Obama's Choices To Thwart ISIS

Ahead of the holidays, President Obama has been trying to calm fears about ISIS. David Ignatius of The Washington Post tells David Greene that Obama doesn't consider ISIS to be an existential threat.
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Friend Of San Bernardino Shooters Faces Criminal Charges

Federal authorities have charged Enrique Marquez Jr. with conspiring to commit crimes of terrorism. He is also charged with committing immigration fraud by entering into a sham marriage.
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U.N. Security Council Takes Aim At Islamic State's Funding Sources

It's hoped the plan will disrupt the financing of ISIS. Renee Montagne talks to Matthew Levitt, a former senior official in the Treasury Department's terrorism and financial intelligence branch.
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Friend Of San Bernardino Shooter Charged With Aiding Terror Plot

Enrique Marquez, a friend of San Bernardino, Calif., shooter Syed Farook, was charged Thursday with conspiring to provide support for terrorism. He also purchased two of the rifles used in the attack.
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Privacy Advocates Sound Alarm On Cybersecurity Provision In Spending Bill

One of the provisions attached to the $1.1 trillion spending bill allows companies to share their customers' data with other companies and the government. Backers of the measure say it will help fight cyber attacks. But privacy advocates argue it will give the government easy access to Americans' personal information and does little to stop cyber crimes.
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At Counterterrorism Center, Obama Reassures Americans About Security Threat

President Obama visited the National Counterterrorism Center Thursday for a pre-holiday briefing on security precautions. It was another high-profile opportunity for the president to try to reassure Americans after attacks in Paris and San Bernardino that his administration is taking the threat of terrorism seriously.

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