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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.C., May 11, 2010. (AP)

With Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, a top U.S. defense analyst says the current U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is doomed to fail. We hear the debate.

 
Monday, May 10, 2010 | 11:00 AM
The New York Police Department's Emergency Service Unit patrols the financial district in New York on Friday, May 7, 2010. (AP)

Car bombs in the USA. Top national security experts weigh whether “one man, one bomb” is the new face of terrorism.

 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Is Yemen the next Al Qaeda central, the next failed state? We’ll ask what’s going on in Yemen, and whether it becomes another American war zone.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
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Our show today with military robotics expert P.W. Singer took a hard look at the implications of the U.S. military’s increasingly wide push to use cutting-edge technology to defend troops, survey areas, and kill enemies.

 
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Terrorism threats, full body scans, and who may soon be baring what in the name of national security.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Five young American Muslims are arrested in Pakistan. We’ll look at security and tension in the Islamic American community.

 
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM

President Obama lays out his war strategy. We’ll look at the road ahead.

 
Monday, November 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will face trial in a federal courtroom in New York City. We’ll look at the case — and the choice to bring the trial to New York.

 
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM

CIA vs. Justice Department. We’ll talk with partisans on both sides, and debate the merits of Attorney General Holder’s decision to name a special prosecutor.

 
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Award-winning journalist Paul McGeough on how the failed assassination of one Hamas leader changed the course of Mideast politics.

 
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Jul 31, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  (AP)

The US and Europe face off against Russia. Are we looking at Cold War II? Something hotter?

Jul 31, 2014
A comical sign suggest the modern workplace is anything but collegial . (KW Reinsch / Flickr)

When the boss is a bad apple. How some pretty dark traits can push some to the top.

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Jul 30, 2014
Janitta Swain, Writer/Exec. Producer/Co-Director Dinesh D'Souza, John Koopman, Caroline Granger and Don Taylor seen at the World Premiere of 'America: Imagine The World Without Her' at Regal Cinemas LA Live on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. (AP)

Conservative firebrand Dinesh D’Souza says he wants an America without apologies. He’s also facing jail time. We’ll hear him out.

 
Jul 30, 2014
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. (AP)

Social media is changing how the world sees and talks about Israel and Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians. We’ll look at the impact.

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Criticism, Conservatism And Dinesh D’Souza
Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

Best-selling conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza and On Point host Tom Ashbrook disagree about what makes America great…or do they?

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This 15-Year-Old Caller Is Really Disappointed With Congress
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

In which a 15-year-old caller from Nashville expertly and elegantly analyzes our bickering, mostly ineffective 113th Congress.

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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