The United Nations has recently come under attack for its handling of both the Ebola outbreak and the war in Syria. It has prompted some to question what the role of the U.N. should be on the international stage. We look at the relevance of the U.N., 70 years after its creation.
Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge asked the nation’s governors to deploy the National Guard while U.S. troops prepare for a likely invasion of Iraq. A panel talks about this and other components of "Operation Liberty Shield," the decision to reinstate the code orange terrorism threat level, and the relationship between hostilities in Iraq and the threat of a terrorist attack here in the U.S.
- John Parachini policy analyst specializing in terrorism and weapons proliferation at RAND
- Skip Brandon former deputy assistant director for international terrorism at the FBI
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