Politics

Cheney Task Force Documents

January 31, 2002

The General Accounting Office is suing the White House for documents related to conversations between Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force and top executives from energy companies, including the failed Enron Corp. A panel talks...

State of the Union

January 30, 2002

A panel of political watchers discusses President Bush's first annual State of the Union address.

U.S. in the Philippines

January 28, 2002

U.S. military advisors are in the Philippines to help that country quell instability caused by Muslim separatist groups, including a terrorist organization called Abu Sayyaf that has been linked to al Qaeda. A panel talks about how these...

Robert Kaplan: "Warrior Politics" (Random House)

January 24, 2002

Journalist and foreign affairs expert Robert Kaplan looks to the past to identify the leadership qualities called for in the 21st Century. His new book examines the ideas and actions of Sun-Tzu, Machiavelli, Churchill and many others who...

Robert Baer: "See No Evil" (Crown)

January 22, 2002

Robert Baer spent two decades in the Middle East as a CIA counterterrorism operative. In his new book, he expresses his frustration with recent changes in the agency that he believes have reduced its intelligence-gathering capabilities.

David Vise: "The Bureau and the Mole" (Atlantic Monthly Press)

January 11, 2002

Journalist David Vise discusses the case of Robert Hanssen, the former FBI agent who was a spy for the Russians for more than two decades. In his new book, he traces Hanssen's life of espionage, how he managed to avoid detection for so...

Intelligence Gathering

January 7, 2002

Congress hasn't decided whether to hold hearings on whether U.S. intelligence should have been able to prevent the terrorist attacks of September 11. A panel talks about how the U.S. gathers its information and how that could change in...

2002 Outlook

January 2, 2002

A panel of political and military experts joins Diane for a discussion of what's ahead in the new year -- from the next stages of the war on terrorism, to the Congressional elections coming up in the fall.

Admiral Dennis Blair

December 19, 2001

Adm. Dennis Blair, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, is just back from a three-week tour of India and Southeast Asia. He joins Diane to talk about security issues and efforts to forge new alignments in the wake of the September 11th...

Afghanistan Update

December 11, 2001

A panel discussion on the new interim government in Afghanistan: how it was formed, its top priorities, the most significant problems it faces, and what kind of support it will receive from the international community.

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