Three national security stories: Guantanamo, government watch lists, cyber attacks

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Guests: Carol Rosenberg, Hina Shamsi, Bruce Schneier

This hour we examine three national security stories. First, we look at the recent transfer of 15 detainees from the Guantanamo detention facility to the United Arab Emirates, which leaves just 61 prisoners remaining.  We’ll talk to CAROL ROSENBERG, a Miami Herald reporter, about what this release means for the future of the Guantanamo prison.  Then, we discuss the U.S. government watch lists and their exponential growth in recent years. But how people get placed on them remains unclear. Civil liberties advocates find that worrisome as HINA SHAMSI, director of the ACLU National Security Project, explains. And we end the hour looking at the recent hacks and cyber leaks in voter registration systems, the NSA and the Democratic National Committee.  Many experts say they all appear to have Russian ties.  Cyber security expert BRUCE SCHNEIER weighs in on the attacks and the future of cyber warfare.

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