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  • January 24, 2013  

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he will lift a 19-year ban on servicewomen serving in combat. Jeffrey Brown reports that this move may open up more than 200,000 jobs to women. Gwen Ifill looks at the implications of Panetta’s decision with Col. Ellen Haring of the U.S. Army and former Marine Corps officer Wade Zirkle. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2013  

    In the wake of outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony on the Benghazi attack, her presumptive successor Sen. John Kerry begins confirmation hearings. Kwame Holman reports on the proceedings and Jeffrey Brown talks with two former presidential national security advisers, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Stephen Hadley. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2013  

    Will the Chinese economy continue its torrid pace of growth and overtake the U.S.’s top status? Or is it a bubble destined to burst, taking the world economy down with it? Paul Solman interviews a highly-respected China "bull" and a prominent China "bear" as part of his ongoing Making Sen$e project. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013    

    The annual World Economic Forum, nestled in the Swiss Alps town of Davos, runs from Jan. 23-27. Photo by Pascal Lauener/Reuters DAVOS, Switzerland — Forty-four heads of state. Countless cabinet ministers, professors, leaders of industries and NGOs, actors, actresses and … Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013    

    At a Senate hearing Wednesday morning that got testy at times, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took responsibility for the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and said lessons would be learned and steps taken to improve security. She testified again before the House in the afternoon. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013    

    Mechanics prepare an MQ-9 Reaper for a training flight Aug. 8, 2007, at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nev. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images. By Jonathan Masters, online writer/editor for the Council on Foreign Relations Introduction The United … Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013  

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta decided to lift the ban on women in the military serving in combat, opening thousands of front line jobs to women and reversing the 1994 policy that kept them out of those positions. Gwen Ifill talks with James Kitfield of National Journal about the historic change and implications. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013  

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke before Senate and House committees about the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Gwen Ifill reports on Clinton’s taking responsibility for the inadequate security as well as her rejection of claims from Republicans that the Obama administration had deceived the nation. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013  

    As Secretary Clinton offers congressional testimony on the consulate attack in Benghazi, Jeffrey Brown talks with former U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns and Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute about Clinton’s performance and whether the United States is doing enough to combat Islamic militants in North Africa. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013  

    In other news Wednesday, subzero temperatures in parts of the Northeast and Midwest caused 15 states to issue wind chill warnings. Also, the U.S. Air Force vowed to put an end to all sexual misconduct within its ranks. It received some 800 reports of inappropriate behavior in 2012 alone. Continue reading