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Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive To Retake Ramadi From ISIS

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with photojournalist Ayman Oghanna about the Iraqi army's operation to recapture Ramadi from ISIS. He filmed a documentary about Ramadi for Vice News called Retaking Ramadi from the Islamic State: The Battle for Iraq.
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In Wake Of Attacks, U.S. Cities Step Up Terrorism Simulations

Local police and emergency services in the U.S. have been preparing for a new reality: a strategic attack by terrorists who use diversionary tactics to maximize chaos and death.
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Counterterrorism Cops Try To Build Bridges With Muslim Communities

To combat homegrown terrorism, community engagement officers in some cities are building relationships with Muslims. The hope is to increase trust — and the likelihood that threats will be reported.
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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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