Military Structure

April 22, 2002

Defense Secretary Rumsfeld recently announced the creation of a new "Northern Command" that will oversee homeland security-related issues. Diane and her guests talk about the new command and about other areas of military structure...

Middle East Update

April 15, 2002

Secretary of State Colin Powell is in the Middle East, trying to help curb the violence raging between Palestinians and Israelis. Journalists bring us up to date on Powell's efforts.

Sen. Bill Frist: "When Every Moment Counts" (Rowman & Littlefield)

April 12, 2002

Tennessee's Bill Frist is the only U.S. Senator who is also a physician. He's now an expert on bioterrorism preparedness and coping measures for other public health crises. Sen. Frist tells Diane what all Americans need to know about these...

International Journalists' Roundtable

April 3, 2002

Journalists working for non-U.S. news media offer their perspectives on the crisis in the Middle East.

Samantha Power: "A Problem From Hell" (Basic)

March 27, 2002

Throughout the 20th century, genocide -- from the Holocaust to the Khmer Rouge regime to the Rwandan massacres -- has prompted American leaders to vow "never again." But in many cases, the U.S. has been accused of intervening too...

Violence in India

March 6, 2002

A discussion about the violence that has claimed more than 500 lives in India so far, sparked when Muslim attackers set fire to a train carrying Hindu pilgrims.

Saudi Arabia

February 27, 2002

A panel talks about the latest news from and opinions on this oil-rich Arab nation: its military cooperation with the U.S. and its place in the fight against terrorism, its role in the Middle East peace process, and Western concerns over...

Hostage Intervention

February 20, 2002

Experts discuss a new Bush administration policy requiring that all hostage cases involving Americans overseas be reviewed for possible government intervention, with a look at the history of such hostage-taking, achieving the release of...

Caleb Carr: "The Lessons of Terror" (Random House)

February 12, 2002

In his new book, novelist and military historian Caleb Carr points out that terrorism is as old as warfare itself, explains why these tactics have failed in the past, and predicts they will continue to fail in the modern age.


February 11, 2002

A panel talks about U.S. policy toward Iraq and how it is shifting under the Bush administration, partly as a result of the U.S. war on terrorism.

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