Dina Temple-Raston http://kccu.org en Obama: U.S. Confident That Missile Came From Rebel-Held Region http://kccu.org/post/obama-us-confident-missile-came-rebel-held-region The U.S. says that evidence suggests the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was fired from separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports what is now known about the crash. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 60047 at http://kccu.org Against 'Islamic State' Militants, Treasury May Need To Try New Tools http://kccu.org/post/against-islamic-state-militants-treasury-may-need-try-new-tools In the fight against terrorist organizations, one weapon has been effective in the past: cutting off their funding.<p>Terrorist groups tend to get their money from outside donors or charities. But the Islamic State, the group that now controls huge areas of Syria and Iraq, doesn't get its money that way. So the methods the U.S. Treasury has used to fight terrorist groups in the past won't work as well.<p>Right after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration created an intelligence unit within the Treasury Department. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 59393 at http://kccu.org For Militants, Founding Of Caliphate Is Win In Rhetoric, Not Reality http://kccu.org/post/militants-founding-caliphate-win-rhetoric-not-reality Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. The head of a terrorist group controlling large parts of Syria and Iraq has declared himself the leader of a new caliphate, or Muslim state. But does saying it make it so? Counterterrorism officials say they haven't seen much happening on the ground that suggests major political changes. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 59135 at http://kccu.org Militant Group In Iraq Proves It's Learned From Al Qaida's Mistakes http://kccu.org/post/militant-group-iraq-proves-its-learned-al-qaidas-mistakes Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning. The terrorist group now controlling parts of Syria and Iraq changed its name over the weekend. Now it wants to be called simply the Islamic State. The aim is to be seen as the custodian of some sort of Islamic homeland. This is one thing that makes this group different from its predecessor, al-Qaida in Iraq. Beyond that, analysts and officials say the way the group is managing its battles shows it learned from mistakes of the past. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:28:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 59087 at http://kccu.org Western Fighters Answer Mideast Extremists' Clarion Call http://kccu.org/post/western-fighters-answer-mideast-extremists-clarion-call This week a young man in Texas became the first American to plead guilty to terrorism charges related to the recent fighting in Iraq.<p>Michael Wolfe, 23, was arrested just before he boarded a plane. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:43:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 58827 at http://kccu.org Western Fighters Answer Mideast Extremists' Clarion Call