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Friday News Roundup - International

U.S-led airstrikes target an ISIS offensive in Iraq. Saudi Arabia forms an alliance against terrorism. And the UN’s human rights chief says Burundi is on the cusp of civil war. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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LISTEN: Sen. Tim Kaine On Authorizing Use Of Military Force Against ISIS

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) has several military bases in his state and his constituents include many servicemembers — and he's been a leading advocate for putting Congress on the record on American use of force. He spoke with WAMU 88.5's Matt McCleskey about it.

WAMU 88.5

Friday News Roundup - International

French authorities identify the third assailant in the Paris attacks. Negotiators work against a deadline on a global climate agreement. And in Venezuela the opposition wins control of Congress. A panel of journalists joins guest host Melissa Ross for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Looking At The Future Of Women In Combat

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced last week that all U.S. military combat positions are now open to women. We discuss the events that led to this decision and how the change will be implemented with two veterans.

WAMU 88.5

Friday News Roundup - International

Britain hits ISIS in Syria after its parliament authorizes strikes. NATO reveals plans to expand, angering Russia. And the UN says Iran worked on weapons design longer than previously thought. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Simon Mawer: "Tightrope"

The heroine of the World War II novel "Trapeze" returns in a new historical thriller about divided loyalties in postwar London. A former special operations officer searches for her identity as the Cold War reshuffles old alliances.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Gunmen seize hostages at a hotel in Mali. France and Belgium push new security measures following the Paris terrorist attacks. And Russia confirms a bomb brought down a civilian airliner over Egypt. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Saying Goodbye To Building 18 — Symbol Of Neglect For Military's Medical System

At the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Walter Reed's neglected Building 18 became a brick-and-mortar symbol of the troubles wounded soldiers encountered. With the building slated for demolition this month, we explore the history contained within its walls.

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Building A Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS

The hunt continues for those behind the Paris attacks, as a growing number of regional and world powers agree on the need to unite against ISIS. Diane and guests discuss the prospects for an international coalition and the strategies on the table.

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