national security
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, CIA Director John Brennan speaks during a news conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.  (AP)

A big, new restructuring at the CIA. We’ll look at the future of the US intelligence agency.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, listens as President Barack Obama, right, talks about Hagel's resignation during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP)

Chuck Hagel’s out. Critics say he’s just a sacrificial lamb for a White House adrift on foreign policy. Time for a reset on national security?

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 10:00 AM

Two senior members of the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff say it’s time, strategically, to spend more on education and less on guns. We’ll hear them out.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | 10:00 AM
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As Congress readies controversial hearings on Muslims in America, we hear the Muslim-American view.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | 11:00 AM

Retired Army colonel and big thinker Andrew Bacevich on why it’s time to throw out the playbook on American military policy.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM

After the biggest document leak in history — on the Afghan War — all eyes are on WikiLeaks. We’re looking at secrecy and transparency in the Wikileaks age.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 27, 2010. (AP)

President Obama is coming down hard on leaks to the press – prosecuting even more aggressively than predecessor George W. Bush. We look at the leaks and the crackdown.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | 10:00 AM
South Korean activists burn a North Korean flag with a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during a rally in South Korea, May 25, 2010. (AP)

The temperature is rising on the Korean peninsula. There’s hard diplomacy all over the map, but could this one go all the way to armed conflict?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM

A big allied offensive in southern Afghanistan. A new U.S. strategy on the line. And the top Afghan Taliban commander captured in Pakistan.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM

Google and the National Security Agency are teaming up to fight cyber attacks. It’s gotten that bad. We’ll ask what’s going on.

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Oct 13, 2015
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, Syrian armored vehicles get ready to move near the village of Morek in Syria. The Syrian army has launched an offensive this week in central and northwestern Syria aided by Russian airstrikes. (AP)

Russia’s big power play in Syria, the US response, and where this could go.

Oct 13, 2015
The bare landscape of Crimea, Ukraine, offers little protection in warfare, and German infantrymen hug the ground to escape enemy fire, Jan. 7, 1942.  (AP)

We’ll talk with historian Tim Snyder, who sees resource wars behind past genocides and says climate change now raises the danger again.

Oct 12, 2015
A portion of the cover of Larissa MacFarquhar's new book, "Strangers Drowning." (Penguin Press / Courtesy The Publishers)

An extreme commitment to others. Larissa MacFarquhar joins us with stories of those who sacrifice almost everything to do good.

Oct 12, 2015
Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman talks on his phone outside the newly constructed jail as prisoners are transferred into the facility in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP)

Step one in sentencing reform: 6,000 federal prisoners will go free at the end of this month. We’ll dig in.

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Friday, Oct 9, 2015

Meet our Fall 2015 interns! (Better late than never, right?)

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Rep. Daniel Webster: ‘I’m Gonna Sell This Message’
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

When House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced his retirement and resignation from his position last month, it surprised both his Party and the Washington political establishment.

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