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Veterans Group Helps Troops By Helping Locals

To mark Veterans Day, host Rachel Martin talks with Chris Clary, the newest member of Spirit of America, a group of veterans who provide humanitarian aid to locals in foreign countries as a way to help U.S. troops deployed overseas.

Edward Snowden's NSA Revelations Keep Coming

Since June, documents leaked by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have produced revelation upon revelation about the nation's top-secret intelligence gathering operations. The latest information, about U.S. spying on foreign leaders, has angered even some dependable U.S. allies. New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane, and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, discuss the latest Snowden-related leaks.

Two Navy Admirals Put On Leave In Contract Investigation

The head of Naval intelligence and the director of intelligence operations have been placed on leave and their access to classified information suspended after they were swept up in the investigation of a foreign defense contractor. NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman tells guest host Don Gonyea what the allegations mean.

Navy Yanks Admirals' Access To Classified Material

Two of the nation's top naval intelligence officers, Vice Adm. Ted Branch and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, have had their access to classified material suspended in connection with a bribery scandal involving a Singapore-based contractor.

Snowden Reportedly Used Others' Login Info To Get Secret Data

Some of the classified data leaked by Edward Snowden was acquired using the credentials of his NSA colleagues — including people with higher security clearance than the former spy agency contractor, according to Reuters. As many as 25 people may have been duped, the news agency says.

Should TSA Agents Have Broader Law Enforcement Powers?

The shooting at Los Angeles International Airport is renewing debate over whether security at airports is tough enough. Some aviation security experts say the response at LAX went as well as it could have in this era of "random violence" in public areas.

When It Comes To Public Opinion, More News Is Not Good News For NSA

New public opinion polls show distaste for National Security Agency surveillance does not break cleanly across party lines. Despite the administration's attempts otherwise, one new study finds that the more people know about the NSA, the more they dislike it.

CIA Pays AT&T For Data On International Calls, 'Times' Says

Government officials tell The New York Times that the phone company searches its records for international calls that may help identify foreign terrorists. In the process, the Times says, data about some calls made by U.S. citizens may also be collected.

Lunch At The Pentagon: Hagel Meets With Military Personnel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel oversees the U.S. military as it moves women to frontline combat. Every month, Hagel has lunch with rank and file members of the armed services to hear what's on their minds. This month, Steve Inskeep sat in on that lunch at the Pentagon.

Outrage In Pakistan After U.S. Drone Strike Kills Taliban Leader

Melissa Block talks with Gibran Peshimam, political editor for The Express Tribune in Karachi, about reaction in Pakistan to last week's American drone strike that killed the Pakistani Taliban leader.