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January 10 2014

16:29

The Rise of al Qaeda in the Middle East and the US Response

Guest host Judy Muller looks at al Qaeda's resurgence in the Middle East and what it means to the United States. http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/tp/tp140109the_rise_of_al_qaeda

October 03 2013

23:37

Day of the Drones - Books and Authors - Browse - Big Ideas - ABC TV

This panel examines the moral legitimacy of using drones as killing machines as well as for the surveillance of private citizens. http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2013/09/30/3856807.htm

September 08 2013

20:10

Podcast: What We Know (And Don’t Know) About the Drone War

For this week’s podcast, Cora Currier and Steve Engelberg discuss the Obama administration’s controversial use of drones and how much of the program remains shrouded in secrecy.

June 25 2013

23:25

National Security Letters and Gag Orders

The most serious kind of subpoena - called a 'National Security Letter' - used to have a lifetime gag-order automatically attached. That is until Nicholas Merrill appealed his and won the right to talk about it. Despite 50,000 national security letters a year, there are only three organizations that have ever won the right to say they got one. In a segment that originally aired in January of 2011, Nick Merrill tells Bob why he's the exception and the rule.
23:22

April 26 2011

08:45

The Pentagon’s “Mr. Y” And National Security

Two senior members of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff say it's time, strategically, to spend more on education and less on guns. We'll hear them out.

October 01 2010

23:47

Rare Earth Minerals and Global Power

Rare earth minerals are essential to everything from cell phones to hybrid cars. And China’s got them. Almost all. We’ll look at the power in rare earth.

August 10 2010

23:35

Andrew Bacevich: America’s Militarism

Retired Army colonel and big thinker Andrew Bacevich on why it’s time to throw out the playbook on American military policy.

June 15 2010

14:00

Obama’s Crackdown on Press Leaks

President Obama is coming down hard on leaks to the press – prosecuting even more aggressively than predecessor George W. Bush. We look at the leaks and the crackdown.
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