With guest host Jane Clayson.
The latest on the terror attacks. We’ll have on the ground reports and big picture analysis.
Some 50 hours after the first explosion in a weekend of bombings, a suspect was apprehended after a shootout with police. Ahmad Khan Rahami has already been charged with five counts of attempted murder. But questions remain – about whether he acted alone. About his motivation and training. And, with another attack in Minnesota this weekend – about American national security today. This hour On Point, this weekend’s attacks, and what we know now. — Jane Clayson
J.M. Berger, fellow at the Program on Extremism at the George Washington University. Associate fellow at the International Centre for Counter Terrorism. Author of “Jihad Joe.” Co-author, with Jessica Stern, of “ISIS: The State of Terror.” (@intelwire)
From The Reading List
New York Times: Ahmad Khan Rahami Is Arrested in Manhattan and New Jersey Bombings -- "The man believed to be responsible for the explosion in Manhattan on Saturday night and an earlier bombing in New Jersey, Ahmad Khan Rahami, was taken into custody on Monday after he was wounded in a gunfight with the police, according to law enforcement officials."
The Wall Street Journal: Explosion Near New Jersey Train Station After Police Discover Five Devices -- "An explosive device recovered by authorities near a trash can at a Elizabeth, N.J train station detonated Monday morning as investigators were attempting to disarm it with a robot, authorities said."
POLITICO: Clinton scolds Trump for grandstanding on terror fears — "Donald Trump says the latest domestic terror attacks prove the need to remove the stigma around profiling. Hillary Clinton says Trump’s 'demagogic' popping off borders on treason and shows why he’s unfit to be commander in chief. The dueling arguments, played out on Twitter and cable news, sharply politicized the latest outbreak of domestic terror — a series of planted bombs throughout New York and New Jersey, as well as a stabbing spree at a Minnesota mall."
This program aired on September 20, 2016.