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U.S., France Agree To Streamline Intelligence Gathering

U.S. President Barack Obama gestures during a press conference following the G20 summit in Antalya on November 16, 2015. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama gestures during a press conference following the G20 summit in Antalya on November 16, 2015. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama has announced a new agreement with France to streamline the process by which the two countries share military intelligence and operational information. The agreement follows Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, for which ISIS has claimed credit.

Speaking at the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, President Obama said the agreement will allow U.S. personnel to “pass threat information,” from terrorist groups including ISIS, “to our French partners even more quickly and more often.”

Meanwhile, French authorities are working to uncover more information about the attackers and how the attack was orchestrated. Here & Now’s Indira Lakshmanan speaks with NPR national security editor Phil Ewing for the latest.

Guest

  • Phil Ewing, national security editor for NPR. He tweets @philewing.

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