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U.S. Plans To Send Special Forces To Syria

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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Friday News Roundup - International

Iran agrees to join talks over ending the war in Syria. More boats carrying migrants sink in Greek waters. And China announces plans to end its one-child policy. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Simon Winchester: "Pacific"

A "biography" of the Pacific Ocean by the best-selling author of "Atlantic." A look at the historical, political and geographical forces that shape this unique body of water where East and West meet.

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Adam Makos: "Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice"

Sixty-five years ago, two U.S. Navy pilots became friends across the racial divide during the Korean War. Their unlikely bond, the battles they fought together and a daring rescue mission that changed their lives forever.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Secretary of State Kerry meets with diplomats from Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia on the Syrian conflict. An American soldier is killed in Iraq in a raid to free prisoners held by ISIS. And Canada elects a new prime minister. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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The Syrian Crisis Hits Home: The U.S. Prepares to Resettle Thousands of Refugees

The ongoing conflict in Syria has created a major humanitarian crisis, resulting in waves of refugees fleeing the country. Last month, President Obama vowed to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next 12 months. We explore both how and where those escaping war will be resettled, as well as efforts to bring justice to those who have committed atrocities during the conflict.

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The Future of U.S. Policy in Afghanistan

President Obama has changed course on Afghanistan, saying he’ll keep thousands of U.S. troops there until 2017. We discuss what's behind the new White House strategy, the growing Taliban insurgency and the presence of ISIS in that country.

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Friday News Roundup - International

President Obama moves to halt the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. Secretary of State Kerry plans a visit to the Mideast after a wave of violence in Israel. And Turkey continues to investigate the weekend bombing of a peace rally. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Global Security Threats Posed By The Increasingly Sophisticated Tools Of Cyberwarfare

The U.S., Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have emerged as major players in the new world of cyberwarfare. With a panel of experts, we discuss global security threats posed by increasingly sophisticated malware and the new digital arms race.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Russia denies the U.S. claim that cruise missiles aimed at Syria hit Iran. Doctors Without Borders demands an independent inquiry on the Afghanistan hospital bombing. And a group of four Tunisian organizations wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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