Dina Temple-Raston http://wvxu.org en For Islamic State, Hitting The U.S. May Not Be A Top Priority http://wvxu.org/post/despite-isiss-resources-attacking-us-might-be-stretch Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently talked about the militants associated with the Islamic State, the group also known as ISIL or ISIS. He made them sound 10 feet tall.<p>"ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group we have seen," he said. "They are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology [and] a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess; they are tremendously well-funded. This is beyond anything we've seen."<p>Audrey Kurth Cronin, a professor at George Mason University and an expert on terrorism, is more sanguine. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:29:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 30978 at http://wvxu.org For Islamic State, Hitting The U.S. May Not Be A Top Priority Brooklyn Man Fights In Syria. Is He A Threat To The U.S.? http://wvxu.org/post/brooklyn-man-fights-syria-officials-unsure-threat Mocha Hookah is a little Middle Eastern restaurant and cafe on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn where you can pick up a shawarma gyro sandwich and a falafel platter and still get change back from your $20 bill. Walk inside and there's Arabic music, soccer games on flat screen televisions, and a hookah, or water pipe, set up at every table.<p>If you narrow your eyes, the cafe looks like it has been transplanted from Yemen. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:42:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 30933 at http://wvxu.org Brooklyn Man Fights In Syria. Is He A Threat To The U.S.? U.S. Officials Try To Gauge Threat From American Fighters In Syria http://wvxu.org/post/us-officials-try-gauge-threat-american-fighters-syria <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9CfIXEVqw8</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:39:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 30883 at http://wvxu.org U.S. Officials Try To Gauge Threat From American Fighters In Syria Failed Foley Rescue Reveals Challenges Faced By U.S. Intelligence http://wvxu.org/post/failed-foley-rescue-reveals-challenges-faced-us-intelligence <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Failed+Foley+Rescue+Reveals+Challenges+Faced+By+U.S.+Intelligence&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 30704 at http://wvxu.org Militants Behead American Journalist, Leveling New Threats At U.S. http://wvxu.org/post/militants-behead-american-journalist-leveling-new-threats-us <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Militants+Behead+American+Journalist%2C+Leveling+New+Threats+At+U.S.&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Today, American foreign policy intersected with personal tragedy. The parents of James Foley spoke about their son. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 30661 at http://wvxu.org