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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.

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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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The Politics Of Supporting Opposition Forces In Syria

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.

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New Pressures On The U.S. And Europe To Shift Strategies In The Fight Against ISIS

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.

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The Attacks In Paris and Options To Combat Terrorism

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.

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