Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. It was the first opportunity for senators to inquire about the Secret Service scandal that happened during President Obama's trip to Colombia.
The recent scandals surrounding the behavior of U.S. forces in Afghanistan is prompting some soul-searching within the military. After a decade of war, leaders are seeking ways to ensure that troops uphold proper standards of conduct.
The focus of the trial is Adis Medunjanin and the role he allegedly played in a 2009 plot to bomb New York City subways. But the trial itself is a milestone: It's the first time the people dispatched to carry out al-Qaida plots are being heard in open court. One terrorism expert called it a "convention of terrorism suspects."
Reports that members of the secret service brought prostitutes to their Colombian hotel room have caused a firestorm. The incident has many asking if it's reflective of the agency's culture. Host Michel Martin speaks with former secret service agent Dan Emmett about the latest allegations and his new memoir Within Arm's Reach.
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