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Greg Myre

National Security Correspondent

Greg Myre is a national security correspondent with a focus on counter-terrorism, a topic he has covered in the U.S., the Middle East, and many other countries for more than two decades.

He was previously the international editor for NPR.org, working closely with NPR correspondents around the world and national security reporters in Washington. He remains a frequent contributor to the NPR website on global affairs. He also worked as a senior editor at Morning Edition from 2008-2011.

Before joining NPR, Myre was a foreign correspondent for 20 years with The New York Times and The Associated Press.

He was first posted to South Africa in 1987, where he witnessed Nelson Mandela's release from prison and reported on the final years of apartheid. He was assigned to Pakistan in 1993 and often traveled to war-torn Afghanistan. He was one of the first reporters to interview members of an obscure new group calling itself the Taliban.

Myre was also posted to Cyprus and worked throughout the Middle East, including extended trips to Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. He went to Moscow from 1996-1999, covering the early days of Vladimir Putin.

He was based in Jerusalem from 2000-2007, reporting on the heaviest fighting ever between Israelis and the Palestinians.

In his years abroad, he traveled to more than 50 countries and reported on a dozen wars. He and his journalist wife Jennifer Griffin co-wrote a 2011 book on their time in Jerusalem, entitled, This Burning Land: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Myre is a scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington and has appeared as an analyst on CNN, PBS, BBC, C-SPAN, Fox, Al Jazeera and other networks. He's a graduate of Yale University, where he played football and basketball.

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Coast Guard Officer Accused Of Stockpiling Illegal Weapons Pleads Not Guilty

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Indian protesters in Mumbai burn posters of Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan during a demonstration against the Feb. 14 attack that killed more than 40 Indian policemen in the Kashmir region. Rajanish Kakade/AP hide caption

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Pakistan's Long Support For Militants Puts The Country In A Bind

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White House Will Keep About 400 Troops In Syria, Reversing Previous Decision

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Arrested Coast Guard Officer Planned To Kill People On Massive Scale

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Coast Guard Officer Accused Of Being A Domestic Terrorist

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Federal prosecutors say Christopher Paul Hasson had acquired a cache of weapons and ammunition in an attempt to launch a domestic terrorist attack. Over the years, Hasson honed a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures. U.S. District Court via AP hide caption

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Trump's National Emergency Faces Legal Challenges On 3 Main Fronts

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2017 graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy. An anonymous Pentagon survey found that 747 students at the Navy, Army and Air Force academies experienced unwanted sexual contact during the past year, a nearly 50 percent increase from a similar survey taken two years earlier. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Rosemary Mariner, The First Female Military Air Commander, Dies At 65

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Yevgeny Prigozhin (left) serves food to Russian leader Vladimir Putin during a 2011 dinner at Prigozhin's restaurant outside Moscow. Misha Japaridze/AP hide caption

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'Putin's Chef' Has His Fingers In Many Pies, Critics Say

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Top Intelligence Officials Give Assessment Of Global Threats Facing The U.S.

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Tony Mendez, the former CIA officer who rescued six American diplomats from revolutionary Iran in 1980, died Saturday. He's shown here in 2012 in Washington, D.C., at the premiere of Argo, a film based on his operation in Iran. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Tony Mendez, The 'Argo' Spy Who Rescued Americans In Iran, Dies At 78

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American-born news anchor Marzieh Hashemi sits in a studio in Tehran where she works for Iran's state television. She was arrested Sunday during a visit to the U.S., her family says. She is testifying behind closed doors to a grand jury in Washington, D.C., in an unspecified case, a U.S. judge said Friday. Press TV/AP hide caption

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