President-elect Trump chooses a retired Marine general to head the Pentagon. Syrian rebels agree to form a new alliance as the regime bombards Aleppo. And thousands of Cubans turn out to watch Fidel Castro's funeral procession. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
U.S. military advisors are in the Philippines to help that country quell instability caused by Muslim separatist groups, including a terrorist organization called Abu Sayyaf that has been linked to al Qaeda. A panel talks about how these efforts fit in to the larger war on terrorism and the possible consequences for the U.S. and the Philippines.
- David Steinberg director of Asian studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
- Paolo Pasicolan analyst at the Asian Studies Center of the Heritage Foundation
- Amina Rasul senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace
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