Supporting Syrian opposition forces against President Bashar al-Assad was a tactic the U.S. took to end the country's civil strife – without getting involved on the ground. But with opposition forces including the Islamic State, that approach is becoming much more complicated.
New pressures on the Obama administration and Europe to rethink strategies in the fight against ISIS: Join us to discuss how the deadly attacks in Paris ratchet up the debate over security, electronic surveillance and coordinated military action in Syria.
French President Hollande says the deadly coordinated attacks in Paris were an act of war by the Islamic State. Diane and guests discuss the latest in the investigation into the Paris attacks and options to combat terrorism worldwide.
Kurdish fighters make gains in retaking ISIS-controlled territory in Iraq. ISIS claims responsibility for a deadly bombing in Beirut. And Myanmar's opposition party wins control of the government. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
The United States Marine Band — a.k.a. "The President's Own" — has played at every presidential inauguration since Thomas Jefferson was elected. These days it performs at the White House as many as 200 times a year. Now, the band is holding a national high school competition to select a soloist for an upcoming concert.
In his new book "Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home", Joe Klein tells the story of two decorated combat veterans who returned from the battlefield and put their military skills to use in new ways. Now thousands have followed in their wake.
The Friday News Roundup: President Obama says a bomb may have brought down the Russian passenger plane. Turkey's president calls for a new constitution that would expand his powers. And in Europe the influx of migrants shows no sign of slowing. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
The White House plans to send a contingent of special forces to Syria — the first sustained American ground presence there. We examine what the new deployment means for U.S. involvement in the region and the fight against ISIS.
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