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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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Tuesday

President Biden meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Paris on June 7. Biden announced another $225 million in weapons for Ukraine, part of the recently approved package of $60 billion in military assistance. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Biden's Two Wars

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Wednesday

Rafah Fighting

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Tuesday

Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike on buildings near the separating wall between Egypt and Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, May 7, 2024. Ramez Habboub/AP hide caption

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Saturday

The U.S. is used to drawing red lines for adversaries. How does it work for allies?

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Friday

State Department report criticizes Israel, but doesn't make conclusions on law of war

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Thursday

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his "Investing in America agenda" at Gateway Technical College, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, in Sturtevant, Wis. Morry Gash/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

What's next for Rafah

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Thursday

Two horses on the loose bolt through the streets of London near Aldwych. Picture date: Wednesday April 24, 2024. Jordan Pettitt/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

What Congress' $60 billion of military aid for Ukraine could mean for the battlefield

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President Biden on Wednesday announces the signing of a $95 billion military assistance package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. Ukraine says the aid is critical as it seeks to regain momentum on the battlefield from Russia. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Friday

What's next with Israel and Iran

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Thursday

Israel is engaged in conflicts on 3 separate fronts: Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran

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Wednesday

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., talks with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., in the House chamber, Thursday, April 11, 2024, at the Capitol in Washington. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Monday

Iran strikes Israel in retaliation for an attack that killed top Iranian officers

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Thursday

Palestinians visit the graves of relatives killed in the war between Israel and Hamas. The cemetery is in the central Gaza town of Deir al-Balah. Wednesday marked the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, but it was a somber day throughout Gaza. Abdel Kareem Hana/AP hide caption

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With little fanfare, Gaza war enters a new stage, from high to low intensity

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Wednesday

How the Gaza war is evolving: Fighting has gone down

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Saturday

A young Palestinian sits on the rubble of a destroyed home following an Israeli military strike on the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern of Gaza Strip, on Oct. 15. Sunday marks six months since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas. Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How 6 months of Israel's war in Gaza have upended the Middle East

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Thursday

A closer look at U.S. military support for Israel

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Tuesday

Israeli troops round up Egyptian soldiers captured during fighting in 1956 in the Rafah area of the Gaza Strip, which was controlled by Egypt at the time. Israel, Britain and France invaded Egyptian territory after Egypt moved to nationalize the Suez Canal. But U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower intervened, leading to the withdrawal of foreign troops, including the Israeli forces in Gaza. AP hide caption

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This isn't the first time the U.S. and Israel have disagreed over Gaza

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Workers with World Central Kitchen are reported killed in airstrike in Gaza

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