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Russian Hacking, Spies, Wikileaks: "Breaking Cover" Has A Lot In Common With The Week In Politics

Former M15 boss Dame Stella Rimington talks with Scott Simon about her new book, and her previous career in espionage.
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Clinton And Trump: The World, In Their Own Words

Foreign policy is usually a campaign afterthought. But the next president will inherent a raft of global challenges, from ISIS to trade deals to a pivot to Asia.
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Have We Learned The Wrong Lessons From The Iraq War?

Nussaibah Younis, Atlantic Council senior fellow, says the idea of intervening in Syria has been affected by memories of U.S. intervention in Iraq — and not necessarily for the better.
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Failed Assassins: Would-be Presidential Shooters In History

John Hinckley is being released from prison 35 years after he attempted to kill Ronald Reagan. He is one of several who aimed at a president and missed.
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Examining Russia's Role In Leaked Democratic Party Emails

What evidence ties Russia's intelligence services to the theft and release of the internal emails of Democratic Party officials? And how would the public release those messages serve Moscow?
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Veterans In Baton Rouge Reflect On Military Background Of Victim, Shooter

A group of veterans at a VFW hall near Baton Rouge discuss the recent killing of three police officers. One of the fallen officers and the shooter were both veterans of the war in Iraq.
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A Summer Of Terrorism Points To The Limits Of Counterterrorism

The recent series of major terror attacks — from Orlando to Istanbul to Nice — have exposed some uncomfortable truths about the limits of counterterrorism.
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U.S. Considers Turkey's Role In Fighting ISIS After Coup Attempt

The U.S. has to decide what course to set with Turkey — now another country that's critically important to U.S. interests but with an increasingly repressive leader.
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European Leaders Urge NATO Solidarity; Trump Sets Conditions, Should He Be Elected

The NATO secretary-general and others maintain alliance members should always defend one another. Trump says U.S. participation depends on members paying their share of the cost.
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Defense Secretary: Turkey's Turmoil Shouldn't Harm Battle Against ISIS

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. was surprised by the attempted coup in Turkey, but he does not expect it to affect the campaign against the Islamic State.

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