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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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The Senate and House intelligence committees say the director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, has agreed to resume face-to-face briefings on threats to the November election. Ratcliffe said last month he was canceling the briefings because the information was leaked to the media. He's shown here at his confirmation hearing in May. Gabriella Demczuk/AP hide caption

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Former FBI Agent Ali Soufan, shown here in New York in 2018, interrogated many al-Qaida suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Soufan's 2011 book on that topic, The Black Banners, included many redactions. A new version was released this week without the redactions. Hector Retamal /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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For Ex-FBI Interrogator Ali Soufan, Sept. 11 Still Frames His Life

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The whistleblower says Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, twice told him to withhold reporting on Russian threats to the election. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Whistleblower Alleges DHS Told Him To Stop Reporting On Russia Threat

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U.S. troops in the Vietnam War read the Stars and Stripes newspaper in 1969. The Pentagon plans to shut down the paper, for generations aimed at U.S. military personnel, at the end of this month. Godfrey/AP hide caption

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Intelligence Chief Ends In-Person Briefings On Foreign Interference In 2020 Election

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The former director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Mike Rogers, tells NPR that in the run-up to the 2016 election he wishes "we had taken more direct, more public action (against Russia) sooner as opposed to doing so after the election." He's shown here in 2014. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Ex-Intel Chief: 'I Wish We Had Taken More Action' Against Russian Meddling

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A satellite image from Planet Labs, a private satellite company, shows the exhaust from a North Korean missile test on May 4, 2019. Planet Labs Inc. hide caption

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From Desert Battlefields To Coral Reefs, Private Satellites Revolutionize The View

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How The Role Of The Department Of Homeland Security Has Evolved

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Russell Travers, who was the acting director of National Counterterrorism Center, is shown in an appearance before a Senate committee in 2018. Travers, who was ousted from his position in March of this year, says in an interview with NPR that the center is not being given the resources needed to perform its mission of monitoring and analyzing terrorist threats worldwide. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Ex-Counterterrorism Chief: Cutbacks Raise Risk Of New Attacks

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U.S., Canada, Britain Say Russian Hackers Are After COVID-19 Vaccine Data

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Intelligence Agencies Warn Russian Hackers Are Targeting Coronavirus Vaccine Research

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A volunteer receives a shot in a clinical trial for a potential coronavirus vaccine. U.S. intelligence officials say Russian hackers are attempting to break into U.S. health care organizations working on a vaccine. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (second from left) meets military officials, including Igor Kostyukov (far right), the deputy chief of military intelligence for the GRU. The 2018 event in Moscow marked the centenary of the GRU, which has been involved in many major operations in recent years. U.S. intelligence suspects the GRU of involvement in a reported bounty program in Afghanistan. Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin pool photo via AP hide caption

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Cited In Many Operations, Russia's GRU Is Suspected In Afghan Bounty Case

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Key Figure In The Impeachment Inquiry Retires From The Military

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The President's Daily Briefing is the top-secret intelligence report the CIA presents to the president every weekday. The book shown here is for a briefing delivered to President George W. Bush in 2002. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Experts Say Intel Should Have Reached Trump On Russian Bounty Program

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