terrorism http://nhpr.org en Boston Marathon Bombings: Granite Staters Reflect http://nhpr.org/post/boston-marathon-bombings-granite-staters-reflect <p>On April fifteenth, two bombs exploded close to the finish line, of one of the world’s most prestigious races. Many from New Hampshire were running, cheering, or working at the event.&nbsp; We’re talking with a roundtable of Granite Staters about their memories and thoughts over the past year, and what’s changed.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:00:03 +0000 The Exchange 46609 at http://nhpr.org Boston Marathon Bombings: Granite Staters Reflect All Eyes On Afghanistan: Elections, The Taliban, And The U.S. Military Drawdown http://nhpr.org/post/all-eyes-afghanistan-elections-taliban-and-us-military-drawdown <p>The results of this weekend’s elections, many say, will have enormous consequences for the country’s future - from the status of ongoing U.S. military support, to whether recent civil rights gains are maintained.&nbsp; But the balloting has been marred by violence, and deep-seated concerns about fraud.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46222 at http://nhpr.org All Eyes On Afghanistan: Elections, The Taliban, And The U.S. Military Drawdown Has Terrorism Research Become Stagnant? http://nhpr.org/post/has-terrorism-research-become-stagnant <p>“Why did they do it?”&nbsp; That’s one of the first questions on the lips of every reporter and pundit after a tragedy like the Boston Marathon bombing, and often there is no satisfying answer.&nbsp; In cases of domestic terrorism, the motives of the perpetrator leave us with other, equally difficult questions:&nbsp; what separates angry young men, most of whom will never commit acts of mass violence, from those who do?</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 14:17:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27807 at http://nhpr.org Has Terrorism Research Become Stagnant? Trying A Terrorist: Emotional Closure Might Be Difficult http://nhpr.org/post/trying-terrorist-emotional-closure-might-be-difficult <p>With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in custody, the relief many Bostonians felt at his capture turns to anger.&nbsp; While prosecutors have only begun to build their case against the 19-year old marathon bombing suspect, the public has strong expectations of how Tsarnaev’s trial should proceed and how he should be punished.</p><p><strong>Leon Neyfakh</strong> writes <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/04/26/what-want-from-marathon-bombing-trial/91Hq5V5zcddBIwoFNTK3IO/story.html" target="_blank">for the ideas section</a> of the Boston Globe, he spoke to criminologists, legal scholars and academics who warn that the trial will likely fall short of the public’s wish for emotional closure, and justice.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 16:04:39 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26716 at http://nhpr.org Trying A Terrorist: Emotional Closure Might Be Difficult Psychology Of A Terrorist http://nhpr.org/post/psychology-terrorist <p>The shock and horror of the Boston marathon explosions one week ago today gave way to an almost incomprehensible sequence of events leading to a dramatic day-long dragnet that shut a major American city and several surrounding neighborhoods down. Now, with one suspect dead and his younger brother in critical condition at a Boston hospital, citizens and media alike are grappling to fill in motivations and create narratives that we can understand.&nbsp; Among the most combed-over questions is whether 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev <a href="http://bangordailynews.com/2013/04/21/news/nation/sibling-bonds-send-suspected-boston-bombers-on-terrorism-path/?ref=latest" target="_blank">somehow radicalized</a> his popular, athletic, seemingly well-adjusted 19-year-old brother Dzhokhar.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:18:22 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25882 at http://nhpr.org Psychology Of A Terrorist NH Residents React To Suspect's Capture http://nhpr.org/post/nh-residents-react-suspects-capture <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire residents have already started to react to the capture of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fireworks could be heard in parts of Manchester on news of the capture of </span>Dzhokhar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Tsarnaev<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tsarnaev was apprehended alive after a standoff with police Friday night in Watertown.</span></p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 25944 at http://nhpr.org Al Qaeda In Africa http://nhpr.org/post/al-qaeda-africa <p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Although the death of Osama bin Laden was a major blow to the terrorist group, al Qaeda, &nbsp;it has found new life in Africa, where groups aligned with its goals and terrorist methods have created what NATO is calling an arc of instability stretching from West African into continent's Horn. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 22691 at http://nhpr.org Al Qaeda In Africa NPR's Dina Temple-Raston http://nhpr.org/post/nprs-dina-temple-raston <p>Dina Temple-Raston joins us today.&nbsp; She covers counter-terrorism for NPR, and is in New Hampshire this week.&nbsp; We’ll talk with her about the many new and emerging terrorism challenges that President Obama will face in his second term from Al Queda affiliates in Africa to handling terrorism suspects still incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Guest</strong></p><p><strong>Dina Temple-Raston - </strong>NPR's Counterterrorism Correspondent</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 20285 at http://nhpr.org NPR's Dina Temple-Raston Alleged Cole Bomber's Testimony Could Be Secret http://nhpr.org/post/alleged-cole-bombers-testimony-could-be-secret In a courtroom at Guantanamo Bay on Wednesday, the man accused of masterminding the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, is expected to testify about the more than four years he spent in secret CIA prisons. Al-Nashiri is one of three terrorism suspects the U.S. government has admitted to waterboarding, so his testimony could be explosive. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 06:52:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 3051 at http://nhpr.org Alleged Cole Bomber's Testimony Could Be Secret The games terrorists play... http://nhpr.org/post/games-terrorists-play <p>Why the government is hacking game consoles that might have been in enemy hands.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:59:03 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2875 at http://nhpr.org The games terrorists play... Cockpit Confidential http://nhpr.org/post/cockpit-confidential <p>The real pilot behind Salon's "Ask the Pilot" column answers some of our burning questions about air travel.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:43:30 +0000 Brady Carlson 2267 at http://nhpr.org Cockpit Confidential