With ISIS And Al-Qaida Weakened, U.S. Faces An Evolving Anti-Terror Mission

The U.S. has delivered powerful blows to al-Qaida and ISIS. So what should the U.S. do now to combat terror? NPR's Greg Myre went inside the National Counterterrorism Center to ask that question.
Russ Travers is the deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center. "On a daily basis, 10,000 reports come across our (operations) center and eyes are put on every one of those," he says. Source: Jennifer Redding

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

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