Skip Navigation

Security & Insecurity

on:

NCPR is supported by:

National Security
Aug 29, 2014 — Experts say the well-funded militant group is focused on gaining power in the Middle East, not attacking America. The bigger risk is of an opportunistic attack, locally or in Europe.
Aug 28, 2014 — Diane Foley tells NPR that her son, slain journalist James Foley, "could have done so many other things. But he, I think, was drawn to some of the drama, some of the rawness of the conflict zones."
Aug 28, 2014 — U.S. surveillance drones have begun to maintain a presence over Syria, preparing for possible airstrikes against the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. A mission to expand airstrikes inside Syria raises new questions, though, and critics on both sides ends of the policy spectrum are weighing in.
Aug 28, 2014 — Beijing rejected U.S. claims that one of its warplanes made a reckless intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 and said if Washington wants good relations with China, it should end "close surveillance" flights.
Aug 28, 2014 — After confirming earlier this week that Douglas McCain was killed fighting with Islamic State militants, U.S. officials say they are probing a report of a second American jihadi killed in Syria.
 

Flying Home

David Sommerstein returned from vacation in New Mexico over the weekend. Instead of the usual hustle and bustle at airports, he found a subdued and alert type of air travel. Crowds were quiet and sold-out flights had empty seats.  Go to full article

People: Jonathan Slater, professor?on a Student Bus to NYC

Martha Foley talks with Jonathan Slater, a Plattsburgh State professor, who accompanied three charter busloads of students heading to New York City last weekend for their first visit home of the year.  Go to full article

Akwesasne Mohawk Community Safe; Other Families Grieve

Union officials from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation say all of their workers have been accounted for. Other families in the North Country are facing a terrible loss in the wake of Tuesday's disaster. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

People: Abul Knondker, North Country Muslim Leader

Martha Foley talks with a leader of the Muslim community in Potsdam. Abul Khondker remains hopeful there will be no retribution in the North Country.  Go to full article

Pataki Addresses Joint Session of Legislature

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders addressed a joint session of the legislature yesterday. They vowed to recover from the terrorist acts of Tuesday. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
More than 100 St. Lawrence University students and faculty gathered Thursday afternoon for a "Peace Circle" on campus.

Students Respond to the Terrorist Attacks

Todd Moe visited St. Lawrence University and SUNY Potsdam to see how student communities were coping with and responding to the terrrorist attacks. St. Lawrence University...  Go to full article

Fort Drum Soldiers and Families: Anxious But Ready

Brian Mann was in Watertown this week, talking with men and women based at Fort Drum. The soldiers and their families say they're anxious but ready.  Go to full article

People: Phil Wagner, St. Lawrence County Red Cross Director

Martha Foley talks with Phil Wagner, Director of the St. Lawrence County chapter of the American Red Cross.  Go to full article

Rep. McHugh: New York Will Rebuild

North Country Congressman John McHugh says the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are "unparalleled in our nation's history". But, McHugh says New...  Go to full article

State Government Tries to Resume Schedule in Albany

The New York State Senate cancelled a planned session at the state capitol Wednesday, but government workers returned to work and tried to resume a normal schedule. Karen...  Go to full article

« first  « previous 10  429-438 of 446  next 8 »  last »