A day after three countries unveiled plans to send military advisers to aid Libyan rebels, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the U.S. will deploy armed drones into the conflict. Jim Lehrer discusses the coalition’s options with the International Council for Life Science’s Terence Taylor and Harvard University’s Nicholas Burns. Continue reading
The Obama administration announced plans to use armed Predator drones to target Moammar Gadhafi’s forces in Libya. Jim Lehrer reports on the U.S. move to step up assistance to the rebels as at least 600 people have been reported killed in the besieged city of Misrata. Continue reading
The outgoing head of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer, speaks with Judy Woodruff on her last day at the White House about the administration’s efforts to revive the economy, why she said the stimulus was a good idea and why the government could have done more earlier in the economic crisis. Continue reading
Bill and Melinda Gates, whose foundation seeks to address worldwide needs in areas including health and education, describe their initiatives and decision-making process.
The Iraq Study Group proposed a major shift in U.S. military forces, calling for substantially increasing troops embedded with Iraqi Security Forces while reducing combat brigades by early 2008. A former colonel and army captain discuss the possibilities. Continue reading