Military

Meeting The Needs Of America's Veterans

November 12, 2012

Diane and her guests discuss how our nation is meeting the needs of today’s veterans and their families. The challenges and opportunities facing those who have served in America’s military.

Morning-After Analysis Of The Final Presidential Debate

October 23, 2012

Morning-after analysis of the final debate in the presidential race. President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney on foreign policy.

President Obama, The UN And The US Role In The World

September 26, 2012

President Barack Obama speaks at the U.N. General Assembly following a wave of anti-American protests in the Muslim world. Governor Mitt Romney argues the U.S. should do more to shape events abroad. Please join us to discuss different perspectives on the U.S. role in the world.

Kevin Powers: "The Yellow Birds"

September 25, 2012

Iraq War veteran Kevin Powers' new novel "The Yellow Birds" takes us into the minds and lives of two young soldiers. He describes their complex emotions on the battlefield and at home.

Israeli Perspectives On Iran

September 10, 2012

Some in Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have been speaking out about the need to act aggressively against Iran, with or without the support of the U.S. But many Israelis, including some in the military, do not share this view. Please join us to talk about the range of public opinion within Israel over how to respond to Iran's nuclear program.

The Deepening Conflict In Syria

August 30, 2012

The conflict in Syria is in its 18th month. Why international efforts to halt the bloodshed have failed and how the crush of refugees is overwhelming border nations.

Friday News Roundup - International

August 24, 2012

President Barack Obama warned Syria on Monday that it could face American military intervention if there were signs it was moving chemical weapons for use. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon announced plans to attend the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran next week. And German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with French President Francois Hollande in Berlin about how to solve the eurozone financial crisis. David Sanger of The New York Times, Michele Kelemen of NPR and Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

August 17, 2012

A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan killed seven American troops and four Afghans. The U.S. accused Iran of building and training a Syrian militia. The euro zone economy contracted in the second quarter despite German growth. And Ecuador granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum. Yochi Dreazen of National Journal, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and Thom Shanker of The New York Times join guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

August 3, 2012

The European Central Bank left its main interest rate unchanged, but ECB head Mario Draghi signaled the bank could purchase bonds and lower borrowing costs in the future. The battle for Aleppo raged on as Syrian rebels' handling of pro-government militiamen drew criticism. President Barack Obama announced new sanctions on Iran's energy sector. And India suffered the worst blackout in history, which left 670 million people without power. James Kitfield of National Journal, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine and David Ignatius of The Washington Post join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Debate Over Automatic Spending Cuts

Debate Over Automatic Spending Cuts

August 2, 2012

The White House says it's preparing federal agencies for possible year-end mandated spending cuts. Debate over how sequestration could affect the government, military and economy.

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