Terrorism

Federal Agencies ‘Pause and Remember’ 9/11 on 20th Anniversary of Attacks

The attacks transformed the federal government, resulting in the creation of the Homeland Security Department and changing agencies’ missions and the presidential transition process.

American Spies Are Fighting the Last War, Again

When the Cold War ended, the intelligence community failed to adapt. Today it faces a similar challenge.

GovExec Daily: Reflections on the Sept. 11 Attacks

Twenty years after the terrorist attacks, the podcast recalls what the events meant for people in Washington, New York and government itself.

‘Get Out Now’ – Inside the White House on 9/11, According to the Staffers Who Were There

A top White House aide to President George W. Bush recounts what 9/11 was like for White House staffers.

How Memories of Japanese American Imprisonment during WWII Guided the U.S. Response to 9/11

In the wake of 9/11, some called for rounding up whole groups of people viewed as potential threats to the nation. But Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta knew the U.S. had done that before.

Not For the First Time, COVID Takes Back Seat to a More Pressing Crisis

The evacuation of refugees from Afghanistan depends on cramming people into closed spaces—during a global pandemic.

Kabul Evacuee With Potential ISIS Ties Detained at Qatar Base

Up to 100 evacuees have been flagged for further scrutiny during the more comprehensive screening they received at their first stop after Afghanistan.

US Will End Combat Mission In Iraq, Biden Says

US needs to "divert more of our body on threats in China and Russia," says Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Gen. Hyten

Afghanistan is ‘Not a Winnable War,’ White House Says as Taliban Storms Country

President Ghani leaves Washington empty handed, as Biden rejects Republican calls to reverse U.S. troop withdrawal.

Agencies to Boost Hiring, Tighten Internal Screening to Root Out Domestic Terrorism

Biden administration launches new strategy to tackle domestic extremism, including by looking in house.

GovExec Daily: The Pentagon's Domestic Extremism Review

Defense One's Ben Watson joins the podcast to discuss how the Pentagon is looking to eradicate the services of extremism.

'I Felt Hate More Than Anything': How an Active Duty Airman Tried to Start a Civil War

Steven Carrillo’s path to the Boogaloo Bois shows the hate group is far more organized and dangerous than previously known.

Exclusive: US Drops Death Penalty for ISIS ‘Beatles’

Atty. Gen. Barr's letter to the UK brings two ISIS fighters accused of beheading American journalists and aid workers closer to a U.S. trial.

9/11 First Responder Brains Are 10 Years ‘Older’ Than Normal

First responders who were at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 are at risk of developing dementia, two new studies show.

A ‘Mass Breakout’ of ISIS from Syrian Prisons Remains a Risk, Pentagon Watchdog Says

The coalition has had “little or no direct access” to the facilities since Turkey’s October invasion.