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Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

October 24, 2014

Canadian officials search for motives in the attack on Parliament. A U.S. jury convicts former Blackwater guards of murdering Iraqis. And Mexico's attorney general accuses a town mayor in the mass disappearance of students. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

The Role Of Turkey In The Fight Against ISIS

The Role Of Turkey In The Fight Against ISIS

October 23, 2014

Many say Turkey's direct involvement is critical to the coalition's fight against ISIS, but Turkey is asking for more protection from coalitions forces near its border with Syria. Understanding Turkey's role in the region and the militant group's growing reach.

Rebecca Frankel: "War Dogs"

Rebecca Frankel: "War Dogs"

October 20, 2014

Canines have been serving in the military for generations, but one journalist says they are undervalued. Why dogs are still our best defense against improvised explosive devices, and provide vital support to our troops.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

October 17, 2014

The U.N. says the world is failing to contain Ebola in West Africa, stepped-up coalition airstrikes in the battle against ISIS on a Syrian border town and new concerns about sagging global economic growth: Please join us to discuss the week's top international news stories.

Leon Panetta: "Worthy Fights: A Memoir Of Leadership In War And Peace"

Leon Panetta: "Worthy Fights: A Memoir Of Leadership In War And Peace"

October 14, 2014

Leon Panetta held high-level positions under three presidents. His views on President Barack Obama's leadership, U.S. policy in the Middle East and what's needed to meet the national security challenges of today.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

October 10, 2014

Turkey rejects unilateral ground operations against ISIS. Protests reignite in Hong Kong. And North Korea's leader has been out sight for five weeks. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Yochi Dreazen: "The Invisible Front"

Yochi Dreazen: "The Invisible Front"

October 9, 2014

The military’s suicide rate jumped more than 80 percent between 2002 and 2009. One military family who lost a son to suicide and another to combat in Iraq is trying to change that. A new book about one family’s fight to transform the military’s approach to mental illness.

A Conversation With Gen. Wesley Clark

A Conversation With Gen. Wesley Clark

October 9, 2014

A conversation with Gen. Wesley Clark on his vision for a new direction in American leadership, and what it will take to move the U.S. away from its focus on war.

Using Psychedelic Drugs To Treat Mental Disorders

Using Psychedelic Drugs To Treat Mental Disorders

October 2, 2014

Psychedelic drugs like LSD and ecstasy have been considered dangerous and illicit for decades. But new medical research indicates these substances can help treat post-traumatic-stress disorder, addiction and depression. A discussion about the benefits and risks of psychedelic drug therapy.

 Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

October 1, 2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced tough questions Tuesday from Congress about how an armed intruder managed to get so far into the White House. Diane and her guests discuss Secret Service failures and the safety of our president.

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