The author of the bestselling book "The Plantagenets" picks up the story of the English crown where his last book left off. It describes how the longest-reigning British royal family tore itself apart and was replaced by the Tudors.
The Pentagon’s proposed military base closings are expected to save close to $50 billion dollars over the next 20 years and create larger multipurpose facilities. Diane’s guests talk about the potential impact of the closings on military operations, strategy, and organization, and on military communities across the country.
- Andrea Stillman Democratic state senator representing Connecticut's 20th district
- Phillip Carter military affairs writer for Slate magazine, attorney and former Army officer
- David Berteau former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, now working as a consultant for the state of California in the current round of closings
- Thomas Donnelly resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute and author of "The Military We Need: The Defense Requirements of the Bush Doctrine" (AEI Press)
- Ed Rendell governor of Pennsylvania
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