• November 27, 2013  

    A Malaysian businessman, known as "Fat Leonard," was arrested this fall for recruiting moles in the U.S Navy in order to inflate lucrative naval contracts. Allegations claim top commanders received bribes in exchange for contracts worth up to $200 million. Jeffrey Brown talks to Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock for the latest. Continue reading

  • February 12, 2013  

    Ray Suarez talks with journalist Phil Bronstein who wrote an Esquire profile of the Navy SEAL credited with killing Osama bin Laden. Since the SEAL — known as "the shooter" — retired from service, but he’s been met with significant challenges, or as Bronstein writes, "no landing pad in civilian life." Continue reading

  • October 23, 2012  

    In the latest installment in our Battleground Dispatches series, Cathy Lewis of WHRO in Hampton Roads, Va., looks at how concern over sequestration is playing out as a local voting issue. Gwen Ifill talks to Roll Call’s Steve Dennis and Josh Rogin of Foreign Policy about how congress is working on facing its budget negotiations. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2011  

    For all the planning that went into the Abbottabad raid that killed Osama bin Laden, there were moments when everything could have gone wrong. Ray Suarez discusses the Navy SEAL operation with journalist Nicholas Schmidle, who uncovered new details about the May raid for an article in the latest issue of The New Yorker. Continue reading

  • May 11, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, a federal jury in New York has convicted Raj Rajaratnam, founder of The Galleon Group, in the largest insider trading case ever involving hedge funds. Continue reading

  • May 6, 2011  

    President Obama praised troops Friday at Fort Campbell, Ky., after a big victory in the long war against al-Qaida. Ray Suarez discusses the special military units that brought down Osama bin Laden with retired Navy Cmdr. Ryan Zinke, a former SEAL Team Six member, and retired Army Col. Kalev Sepp, a former Special Forces officer. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011    

    Returning from tours in Iraq or Afghanistan (and sometimes both), American veterans struggle to adjust to civilian life: many are still grappling with what they experienced in combat and, as we recently reported, 11 percent were unemployed in March.

  • February 22, 2011  

    Somali pirates killed four Americans who had been taken hostage aboard their yacht as U.S. forces followed the vessel. Gwen Ifill examines the problem of piracy off the Horn of Africa with Martin Murphy, a visiting fellow at the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies at King’s College in London. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2011  

    Following in the footsteps of Tunisia and Egypt, several nations in the Arab world have erupted in anti-government protests. Demonstrators took to the streets in Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Iran and Bahrain. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the protests in Libya. Continue reading

  • January 4, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, the U.S. Navy relieved Capt. Owen Honors from commanding the USS Enterprise, citing him for “extremely poor judgment” after he attracted scrutiny for lewd videos made and shown aboard aircraft carrier while he was second in charge. Also, the governor of Pakistan’s most populous state was assassinated. Continue reading

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