Paris Attacks

Bill Owens: A Rational Approach To ISIS

Dec 8, 2015

In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, Beirut (receiving virtually no media coverage), and now San Bernardino, California terrorism is in our consciousness. The immediate reaction from almost all of us is one of revulsion and anger.

  The Paris attacks horrified the world.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. strategy against ISIS must be sharpened. 

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It has been a scary few weeks in international news. A panel discussion tonight at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will cover recent terrorist attacks in France and Lebanon — including the American and international responses.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is sticking to the message he delivered Monday: he wants more information from the federal government on Syrian refugees potentially resettling in the commonwealth.

Professor Rick Mathews, director of the University at Albany’s National Center for Security and Preparedness, joins us to discuss the Paris terror attacks and Homeland Security. 

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In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris and Lebanon and massive street protests in South Korea over the past few days, area colleges are making sure students studying abroad are safe.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he's opposed to allowing more Syrian refugees into Massachusetts in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

The terrorist attacks in Paris Friday evening have many wondering about what's next. Will there be another attack? How are officials in the U.S. responding to the attacks overseas?

To help answer some of those questions WAMC's Lucas Willard spoke with Rick Mathews, Director of the National Center for Security & Preparedness at the University at Albany. Mathews offered his assessment of the attacks.

Area public officials Friday evening expressed their sympathy and support for the people of France following the terror attacks there.

Libby Post, Political Consultant and regular panelist on WAMC's "The Roundtable", is traveling in Europe and was in Paris last night during the attacks. Libby checked in Saturday morning to say that she's okay. She called in while exiting the country on a tour bus and described the scene leaving the city.