Military

Drones And Their Use In Counterterrorism

February 7, 2013

U.S. drone strikes have killed several high-level al-Qaida operatives, but critics argue the civilian toll is too high and there is too little transparency. The changing way we fight war.

Friday News Roundup - International

February 1, 2013

Syria claims Israel bombs military targets near Damascus. Egypt declares emergency rule in three cities. And French forces take a key airport in Mali. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

February 1, 2013

The U.S. economy shrinks slightly in the fourth quarter. A bipartisan group of senators and the White House propose immigration reform. And a Senate committee holds hearings on gun violence. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Looming Battles Over Pentagon Spending Cuts

January 31, 2013

Confirmation hearings for former Sen. Chuck Hagel begin today. If approved as Secretary of Defense, he'll take office in the middle of a possible sequester fight. A panel joins Diane to discuss what possible spending cuts could mean for national security.

Secretary Clinton's Benghazi Testimony And Terrorism In North And West Africa

January 24, 2013

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's testimony on Benghazi, Libya, and understanding security risks in North and West Africa.

David Von Drehle: "Rise to Greatness"

David Von Drehle: "Rise to Greatness"

January 21, 2013

The story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness in 1862, America's most perilous year.

General Stanley McChrystal: "My Share of the Task"

January 16, 2013

General Stanley McChrystal commanded U.S. and NATO troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. In a new memoir, McChrystal writes about his life in the Army and tells his side of the Rolling Stone profile that led to his resignation.

The Human Face Of Syria's Civil War

January 14, 2013

As snowstorms hit the Middle East, life for 600,000 Syrian refugees grows more precarious. The human face of Syria's civil war.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 11, 2013

Afghan President Karzai is in Washington for talks on the future U.S. role. Syria agrees to a major prisoner swap. And Venezuela postpones the inauguration of ailing President Chavez. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

January 11, 2013

President Obama announces his choices for key second-term positions. Vice President Biden meets with gun control advocates and the NRA. And new mortgage rules target risky lending. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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