An Inside Look At How The U.S. Is Facing An Evolving Anti- Terror Mission

The operations room at the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Va., near Washington. The center was created in 2003 to synthesize all the incoming information about potential threats. The CIA, FBI, National Security Agency and even local police departments all have officers at the center. Every 12 hours it puts out a situation report that is shared across the national security community. Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Greg Myre, NPR: 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.

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WNU Editor: The names of these terror groups may change but there is one constant that has always remained the same .... the dangers that radical and violent Islam hold for those who do not accept their dogma.

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