• March 31, 2017  

    On the campaign stump, Donald Trump promised to give the U.S. military more freedom to strike terrorist targets around the world. Now the president has approved the Pentagon’s plan to intensify its targeting of al-Shabab strongholds in Somalia. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with former State Department official Sarah Sewall about the new changes for military operations. Continue reading

  • March 17, 2017  

    In our news wrap Friday, President Trump defended White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s handling of the claim that Trump Tower was wiretapped by President Obama, connecting his own claim to allegations that the Obama administration monitored the German Chancellor Merkel’s phone. Also, the Secret Service confirmed that someone stole a laptop from an agent’s car in New York. Continue reading

  • March 4, 2017  

    The American military is ramping up operations in the war-torn country of Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition of mostly Sunni countries supports Yemen’s president. Since Thursday, the U.S. has carried out more than 30 airstrikes in Yemen, targeting the Islamic militant group al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Wall Street Journal reporter Gordon Lubold joins Hari Sreenivasan with analysis. Continue reading

  • March 2, 2017  

    In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump carried his call for a major military build up aboard a newly built aircraft carrier, where he spoke to a U.S. Navy audience. Also, the U.S. struck hard at al-Qaida militants in Yemen with more than 20 airstrikes, targeting fighters, weapons and equipment in a remote region. Continue reading

  • March 1, 2017  

    More than a month after a controversial U.S. Special Operations raid in Yemen — during which Navy SEAL Ryan Owens was killed — there are still questions about how the mission was authorized, what it accomplished and more. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner looks at competing claims and Judy Woodruff gets the perspective of Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Trump. Continue reading

  • March 1, 2017  

    What level of planning did the Obama administration take on ahead of a deadly U.S. military raid in Yemen carried out under President Trump? Hari Sreenivasan talks to former Defense Department official Andrew Exum and Colin Kahl, former national security advisor to the vice president, two men with intimate knowledge of the Obama administration’s process for authorizing the use of military force. Continue reading

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    A Yemeni child receives polio vaccination during an immunization campaign at a health center in the capital of Sanaa. Continue reading

  • February 10, 2017   BY  

    Now halted by a temporary court-ordered stay, President Donald Trump’s executive order banning Syrian refugees and blocking travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations created chaos at airports and left thousands of travelers in limbo. But beyond the immediate headlines, the order has revealed a deep divide in how many Americans view the delicate balance between personal security and civil liberty. Continue reading

  • February 10, 2017   BY  

    SANAA, Yemen — The United Nations refugee agency said Friday that tens of thousands of people have been displaced amid the latest escalation of fighting along Yemen’s western coastline. Continue reading

  • February 9, 2017  

    Questions linger over the deadly raid by U.S. Navy SEALS targeting al-Qaida in Yemen in late January. Now the success or failure of the military operation has become a political debate. Audie Cornish speaks with Nancy Youssef, national security correspondent at BuzzFeed, about the logistics of how the Yemen raid was greenlighted, as well as the continued fallout. Continue reading

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