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  • May 28, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, the founder of the online currency transfer business Liberty Reserve was accused of laundering $6 billion worldwide. Federal prosecutors say it was "the bank of choice for the criminal underworld." Also, Syrian rebels asked the European Union to send them weapons now that an E.U. arms embargo has ended. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2013  

    Simmering tensions between the Koreas raises concerns of what will come next. Margaret Warner talks with Patrick Cronin of Center for a New American Security and retired Marine Lt. Gen. Chip Gregson Jr., a former assistant secretary of defense, about past conflicts with North Korea and how the U.S. might respond in the future. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the first-ever global arms trade treaty. Nations that ratify the pact will have to regulate the transfers of arms. Also, President Obama asked Congress to invest $100 million to map the human brain to help find cures for serious brain disorders. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2013  

    With North Korea announcing it is reviving certain nuclear activities in order to enhance its nuclear weapon capabilities, Margaret Warner talks with Joseph DeTrani of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance about how close that country is to being able to build a weapon to hit the United States or neighbor South Korea. Continue reading

  • December 5, 2012  

    Though the White House and State Department made statements about the possibility of Syria deploying chemical weapons against rebels, much remains unknown about when, how and what combination of chemicals might be used by Assad’s forces. Jeffrey Brown talks to Leonard Spector of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Continue reading

  • October 15, 2012  

    As airstrikes and battles continue to rage in Syria, more arms are getting into that country even as Turkey tightens its shared border. The New York Times reported that Saudi and Qatari weapons are in the hands of opposition fighters, and more so of hard-line Islamist groups than secular rebels. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • October 15, 2012  

    Weapons crossing the Turkish border into Syria are primarily aiding Islamist fighters, a condition that has made the U.S. wary of giving military support to rebels. Ray Suarez talks to former CIA analysts Philip Mudd and Paul Pillar on whether the U.S. should aid extremist rebels to accelerate the removal of President Assad. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2012  

    While the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is on the horizon, the death toll for foreign troops rises. Taliban fighters launched attacks on a U.S. military base and some Afghan troops turned their weapons on U.S. and NATO allies. Judy Woodruff talks to Ret. Lt. Col. John Nagl and Johns Hopkins University’s Vali Nasr for more. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2012  

    Ahead of the nuclear summit Monday in Seoul, President Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and discussed prospects for further nuclear reductions for both nations. Judy Woodruff discusses nuclear issues with Ploughshares Fund President Joseph Cirincione and nuclear proliferation expert Stephen Rademaker. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2012  

    Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that plans for talks about its nuclear program were progressing at a meeting in Vienna — a sign of confidence prompted after the U.S., France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China agreed to Iran’s offer of a diplomatic initiative. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

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