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Greg Myre

National Security Correspondent

Greg Myre is a national security correspondent with a focus on the intelligence community, a position that follows his many years as a foreign correspondent covering conflicts around the globe.

He was previously the international editor for NPR.org, working closely with NPR correspondents abroad 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 as Russia's leader.

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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Robert O'Brien, Trump's New National Security Adviser

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What Robert O'Brien May Mean For National Security Policy And Foreign Relations

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Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, on a video link in Moscow, speaks to the crowd on a giant screen at festival in Roskilde, Denmark, in 2016. "You are being watched all the time and you have no privacy," Snowden said. Melissa Kuhn Hjerrild/AP hide caption

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CIA Informant Extracted From Russia Over Growing Security Concerns

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Chinese military delegates arrive for the National People's Congress in Beijing last March. The growing friction between the U.S. and China, combined with the rapid rise of China's economy and its military, has stirred a debate about whether the U.S. and China are headed toward a Cold War. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Are The U.S. And China Headed For A Cold War?

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James Mattis spent four decades in the Marines. He served as a commander in Afghanistan shortly after the al-Qaida attacks in 2001. Celeste Sloman for NPR hide caption

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Jim Mattis: 'Nations With Allies Thrive, Nations Without Allies Wither'

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The director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Paul Nakasone, often speaks about "persistent engagement" as a way to keep up pressure on adversaries in cyberspace. Since he took over last year, the spy agency has been pursuing a more assertive approach. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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'Persistent Engagement': The Phrase Driving A More Assertive U.S. Spy Agency

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Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's top political leader (second from left), has been involved in the group's negotiations with U.S. officials. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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U.S. And The Taliban May Be Near A Deal. What Does That Mean For Afghanistan?

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Justice Department Raises Questions About Jail Where Epstein Died

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Trump Says He Will Not Nominate John Ratcliffe For Director Of National Intelligence

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Trump Expected To Nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe As Director Of National Intelligence

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Director Of National Intelligence Dan Coats Resigns

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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in January. Coats often operated behind the scenes, but when he spoke publicly, his assessments were often at odds with President Trump Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Dan Coats, Who Challenged President Trump, Is Ousted From Top Intelligence Job

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U.K. Says It Won't Join The U.S. In Maximum Pressure Campaign Against Iran

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