Dina Temple-Raston http://kgou.org en Yemeni Officials Claim To Have Foiled Al-Qaida Terror Plot http://kgou.org/post/yemeni-officials-claim-have-foiled-al-qaida-terror-plot Days after the U.S. announced it would close its diplomatic missions across the Middle East and Africa, Yemeni security officials said that they had foiled a plot by al-Qaeda to attack fuel pipelines and two of the nation's ports. It is unclear if this plot is the same as the one that was alluded to in al-Qaeda communications U.S. intelligence officials intercepted earlier this month. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 11185 at http://kgou.org Interpol Asks For Help Tracking Escaped Al-Qaida Inmates http://kgou.org/post/interpol-asks-help-tracking-escaped-al-qaida-inmates Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Just after the State Department announced it would close those diplomatic missions came another alert, this one from Interpol, the global police organization. Interpol is asking for help tracking hundreds of terrorism suspects who've escaped from prisons in Iraq, Pakistan and Libya over the past month. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:11:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 11023 at http://kgou.org Iraq Prison Break Worries Counterterrorism Officials http://kgou.org/post/iraq-prison-break-worries-counterterrorism-officials Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And when we think about the future of Iraq, one big concern is al-Qaida's growing strength there. This week, al-Qaida's arm in Iraq launched coordinated attacks on two prisons near Baghdad. One was the notorious Abu Ghraib Prison. To break through the prison walls there, the group used a dozen suicide bombers, and they attacked guards with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. Al-Qaida has staged spectacular prison breaks in the past. It's a tried-and-true method of reinforcing their ranks. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:27:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 10301 at http://kgou.org 'Guardian' Releases More Documents On NSA Surveillance http://kgou.org/post/guardian-releases-more-documents-nsa-surveillance Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. Britain's Guardian newspaper has released documents that reveal more about this country's National Security Agency and its surveillance programs. The documents involve the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court which is supposed to oversee and give approval to surveillance programs. That's the court that meets in secret to assess requests for surveillance against suspected foreign agents. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 08:34:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 8257 at http://kgou.org NSA Leaker Checks Out Of Hong Kong Hotel http://kgou.org/post/nsa-leaker-checks-out-hong-kong-hotel Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. Investigators are trying to learn all they can about the American intelligence contractor who says he leaked sensitive documents to reporters. Edward Snowden is 29 years old, a former tech specialist for the company Booz Allen Hamilton, which does a lot of government intelligence work. Over the weekend, he took responsibility for disclosing details of two U.S. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:12:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 7597 at http://kgou.org Civil Liberties Group Concerned Over NSA Programs http://kgou.org/post/civil-liberties-group-concerned-over-nsa-programs Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. The news that the National Security Agency is collecting reams of telephone data and tracking Internet behavior has alarmed civil liberties groups. President Obama believes U.S. Sat, 08 Jun 2013 11:13:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 7479 at http://kgou.org Obama Tweaks U.S. Vision For Fight Against Terrorism http://kgou.org/post/obama-tweaks-us-vision-fight-against-terrorism Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene.<p>President Obama has outlined a new vision for the fight against terrorism. His speech at the National Defense University in Washington yesterday covered a lot of ground. Obama spoke about limiting drone strikes, working more with allies and closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. Broadly, the president said the terrorist threat against America has changed, and so the time has come to take a hard look at how the U.S. Fri, 24 May 2013 09:34:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 6554 at http://kgou.org Obama Speech Expected To Touch On Drones, Guantanamo http://kgou.org/post/obama-speech-expected-touch-drones-guantanamo Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene.<p>For months now, the Obama administration has promised to reveal more about America's secret drone program, and today could be the day. The president will speak this afternoon at the National Defense University, and he's planning to discuss America's fight against terrorism. Thu, 23 May 2013 08:44:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 6469 at http://kgou.org White House Has Renewed Resolve To Close Guantanamo http://kgou.org/post/white-house-has-renewed-resolve-close-guantanamo For the first time in years, the Obama administration appears to be focused on shuttering the Guantanamo Bay prison and – at a minimum — has redoubled its efforts to reduce the number of people held there.<p>The key, officials familiar with the administration's thinking say, may lie with 56 Yemeni detainees, a group of men who have been at the island facility for more than a decade though U.S. Mon, 20 May 2013 21:28:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 6292 at http://kgou.org Obama Renews Call To Close Guantanamo Amid Hunger Strike http://kgou.org/post/obama-renews-call-close-guantanamo-amid-hunger-strike Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Now to the hunger strike underway in the prison at Guantanamo Bay. It began back in January. At first, a few dozen prisoners refused meals. Now, more than 100 of the 166 men still at the facility have joined the protest, and more than a dozen of those are being force-fed. Well today, their action drew a response from the president. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:43:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 4931 at http://kgou.org