Candidates Focus on National Security After Bomb Blasts in New York and New Jersey

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FBI agents review the crime scene of remnants of bomb debris on 23rd St. in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on September 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Bomb attacks over the weekend in New York and New Jersey have renewed focus on the national security positions of presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. On Monday, Clinton slammed Trump's campaign rhetoric and said Trump is being used as a "recruiting sergeant" for terrorists and called for a surge in intelligence. Meanwhile Trump called for a radical departure from the current administration's anti-terror policies but not offer any specifics. We'll talk to NPR's national security correspondent David Welna about where the candidates stand on the issue of national security.


David Welna, national security correspondent, NPR