Russia denies the U.S. claim that cruise missiles aimed at Syria hit Iran. Doctors Without Borders demands an independent inquiry on the Afghanistan hospital bombing. And a group of four Tunisian organizations wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
The recent submarine disaster that killed more than 100 Russian sailors is just the latest sign of a deteriorating military infrastructure in post-Cold War Russia. A panel talks about Russia’s ability to maintain its defense capability — where the money and manpower are coming from, Russia’s top security priorities, and the implications for Russia’s nuclear program.
- Pavel Felgenhauer independent defense analyst
- Bruce Blair director of the Center for Defense Information
- Lt. Gen. William Odom (Ret.) U.S. Army-Ret., former director of the National Security Agency and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
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