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  • US Deputy Secretary of Defence Robert Work attends a press conference in Helsinki, Finland October 7, 2016. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. FINLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN FINLAND. - RTSR955
    December 6, 2016  

    Leaders at the Department of Defense periodically conduct efficiency reviews, looking for ways to cut costs. One such report, ordered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work in 2014, was scrapped after it identified wasteful spending and suggested measures to save $125 billion over five years. For background and analysis, Judy Woodruff speaks with The Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock. Continue reading

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    December 6, 2016  

    President-elect Donald Trump is almost a month into his transition, preparing to take over the Oval Office. Judy Woodruff sits down with the Partnership for Public Service’s Max Stier, an expert on presidential transitions, to discuss why this phase is so poorly understood, how much private-sector experience helps incoming officials and the vulnerability inherent in the transfer of power. Continue reading

  • Former British Prime Minister, Tony  Blair, delivers a speech following the publication of The Iraq Inquiry Report by John Chilcot, in London, Britain July 6, 2016.     REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY   - RTX2JZB4
    December 5, 2016  

    Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, believes the populist wave coursing across the globe is dangerous — and likely to exacerbate, rather than ease, tensions and instability. He sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss Brexit, the effect of social media on polarization, President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks and Blair’s conviction that the best policies lie in the center. Continue reading

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    December 5, 2016  

    On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump placed a controversial call to the president of Taiwan. On Monday, he joined Ivanka Trump in her meeting with former Vice President Al Gore on climate change. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times join Judy Woodruff to discuss Mr. Trump’s Cabinet and “unpredictable” foreign policy. Continue reading

  • U.S. Marine Corps four-star general James Mattis arrives to address at the pre-trial hearing of Marine Corps Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich at Camp Pendleton, California U.S in a March 22, 2010 file photo.  REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files - RTSUDP4
    December 2, 2016  

    Who is James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the president-elect’s choice for secretary of defense? Judy Woodruff sits down with two who know the retired general well: Michael Gordon of The New York Times and Steve Simon, a former national security council staffer in the Obama administration. They discuss why Mattis is an ‘unconventional’ option, the challenges he may face and his monk-like temperament. Continue reading

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    December 2, 2016  

    A clearer picture of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration took shape this week, and syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss. Topics include their reactions to Mr. Trump’s highest-profile nomination yet, whether the Carrier deal represents corrupt cronyism or a ‘political masterstroke’ and Democratic strategy in Congress. Continue reading

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    November 30, 2016  

    As chairs of the Middle East Strategy Task Force, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley are leading a bipartisan effort to stabilize one of the world’s most volatile regions. Albright and Hadley join Judy Woodruff to discuss the task force’s report and recommendations, American ‘humility’ and their expectations of President-elect Trump. Continue reading

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    November 25, 2016  

    In the past week, President-elect Donald Trump has announced several White House appointments and policy ideas. Judy Woodruff speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks about Trump’s choice to oversee the Department of Education, his interview with the New York Times, possible conflicts of interest and the top contenders for secretary of state. Continue reading

  • U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), an advisor to U.S. President Elect Donald Trump, speaks to members of the Media in the lobby of Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York November 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2U9ZH
    November 18, 2016  

    For attorney general, President-elect Donald Trump selected an early supporter: the junior senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions. Sessions has served as a U.S. attorney and Alabama’s attorney general, but he was denied a federal judgeship in 1986 based on controversial race-related remarks. John Yang reports and Judy Woodruff speaks with NPR’s Carrie Johnson for more on the polemical pick. Continue reading

  • Defense Intelligence Agency director U.S. Army Lt. General Michael Flynn testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on "Worldwide Threats" in Washington February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2U9YI
    November 18, 2016  

    President-elect Donald Trump made two more major appointments this week: retired Army lieutenant general Michael Flynn as national security adviser and Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. Michael Ledeen of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, join Judy Woodruff to discuss. Continue reading

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