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Friday, 29 March 2019 10:55

With ISIS And Al-Qaida Weakened, U.S. Faces

An Evolving Anti-Terror Mission


At the main operations room inside the National Counterterrorism Center, the flow of incoming data never stops. Analysts from across the government sit in front of their blinking computers, all facing huge TV screens tuned to news channels.


"On a daily basis, 10,000 reports come across our ops center and eyes are put on every one of those," said Russ Travers, deputy director of the center, who has been here, on and off, since it was established 16 years ago.


"There are in the neighborhood of 16,000 names within those pieces of information. We have to process all of that," he added.


The U.S. fight against terrorism is at a key juncture. More than 17 years after the 2001 attacks by al-Qaida, that group is no longer the force it was. And the Islamic State has lost its core territory.


Read the full article on NPR.