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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “How far should the U.S. go to fight ISIS?” Jeff Mason, White House reporter for Reuters, spoke by phone about…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf briefed reporters and answered questions on a variety of international issues, including an ISIL* video showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley. Deputy…

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    ISIS Beheading of U.S. Journalist

    President Obama made a statement about the death of U.S. photojournalist James Foley, a foreign correspondent who went missing in Syria in 2012. ISIS militants released a video that day…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on “Are You Safer?” on the 10th anniversary of the issuance of The 9/11 Commission Report. Video clips were shown of former 9/11…

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    Anti-Missile Defense Systems on Commercial Flights

    Tim Starks talked about the debate over requiring anti-missile defense systems on the belly of U.S. commercial airplanes in light of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the…

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    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Report

    Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton shared their reflections on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks and its report, and why the commission’s recommendations were implemented. They…

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    Security Threats in Syria

    Speaking to diplomats at the U.S. embassy in Oslo, Norway, Attorney General Eric Holder said the “Syrian conflict has turned that region into a cradle of violent extremism” and…

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    In Depth with Reza Aslan

    Reza Aslan responded to viewer questions and comments on topics such as Islamic fundamentalism, the war on terror, and instability in the Middle East. He is the author of No god but God:…

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    Book Discussion on The Missing Martyrs

    Charles Kurzman talked about his book, The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists, in which he questions why, in light of continued anger over U.S. foreign policy on the…

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    U.S. Policy Options in Iraq

    Michael Rubin talked about U.S. policy options in response to escalating violence in Iraq. In June 2014, the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as…

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    Eli Lake on Violence in Iraq

    Eli Lake, senior national security correspondent for The Daily Beast, talked by telephone about his article about the use of airstrikes and how quickly they could begin. The Iraqi…

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    Radiological Material Security

    Witnesses testified about the security of radiological materials that can be used by terrorists to construct what are commonly known as “dirty bombs.” Witnesses included…

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    U.S.-Taliban Prisoner Exchange

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Defense Department General Counsel Stephen Preston testified on the release of five Taliban detainees in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe…

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    Counterterrorism Bureau Budget

    Tina Kaidanow testified at a hearing assessing the budget and policies of the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism. The main responsibilities of the Counterterrorism…

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    U.S. Response to the Growth of Terrorist Groups

    Seth Jones talked about his report, A Persistent Threat: The Evolution of al Qa’ida and Other Salafi-Jihadists, in which he argues that the number of al Qaida and other jihadist…

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    Combating Al-Qaeda

    Foreign policy experts talked about the strength of al-Qaida and other terrorist groups resurfacing as the Obama administration continued to wind down the war in Afghanistan. Topics…

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    Obama Administration Deal with Taliban Leaders

    Charles Stimson talked about the legality and precedent of the Obama administration’s agreement with Taliban leaders to return captured Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for five Guantanamo…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines are open for viewer comments on Congress' criticism of the the Obama administration’s decision to return five detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the Taliban in exchange…

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    Private Sector Role in National Security

    Neil Wolin and Reubin Jeffrey talked about the private sector’s role in combating terrorism. Topics included the ability of the Treasury Department and the private sector to work…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to a question on the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban in Afghanistan: “A terrorist deal with dangerous…

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