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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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President George W. Bush stands in the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York and speaks to workers involved in the cleanup effort on Sept. 14, 2001. Doug Mills/AP hide caption

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Two Decades After 9/11, Are We Safer?

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These three books provide a detailed accounting of events that have largely defined the U.S. role in the world in the first part of the 21st century. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Afghan families gather after leaving their homeland and reaching the Pakistan side of the border, near the town of Chaman on Tuesday. Pakistan and other countries bordering Afghanistan have mostly closed their borders to Afghan refugees, with some exceptions. AP hide caption

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At-Risk Afghans Urgently Look For A Way Out: 'The Taliban Are Seeking Us'

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After 20 Years, U.S. Troops Are Out Of Afghanistan. What's Next?

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Explosions Reported In Kabul Residential Area

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Two Targets Killed In U.S. Drone Strike On ISIS-K

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A Look At The Timeline Of The War In Afghanistan

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Biden Vows To Strike Back After Attack Kills 13 U.S. Service Members In Kabul

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The U.S. Has 1 Week To Complete Its Evacuation Mission From Kabul

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In An Unexpected Move, The CIA Director Met With Taliban Leader In Kabul

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CIA Director William J. Burns, seen here in his office in Langley, Va., met Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, according to a U.S. official. Ian Morton/NPR hide caption

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CIA Chief And Taliban Leader Meet As Taliban Demand Aug. 31 U.S. Withdrawal

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Evacuation From Afghanistan Is Ramping Up, But The Kabul Airport Is Still Chaos

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