Related Content: Iraq

August 15, 2014

Weekly Show

The investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed Missouri teen, the fast-changing developments in Iraq and the status of the U.S. humanitarian rescue mission, and the reported rift between Hillary Clinton and President Obama over U.S. foreign policy. Joining Gwen: Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy Magazine; Carrie Johnson, NPR; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News 

June 27, 2014

Weekly Show

Four significant Supreme Court decisions this week including suspects' rights & abortion clinic protests, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi survives a strong tea-party challenge, and a first person account on the worsening situation in Iraq. Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Dan Balz, Washington Post.

June 20, 2014

Weekly Show

President Obama said Thursday the U.S. will provide military assets to support Iraqi security forces fighting ISIS insurgents but no combat troops. Plus, how will Obama's record-low approval ratings affect the midterms? And House Republicans elect new leaders. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times, Nancy Youssef, Michael Crowley, TIME Magazine; Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post. 

June 13, 2014

Weekly Show

President Obama addresses the growing violence in Iraq. House Republicans regroup after the defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor to tea party upstart David Brat. And Defense Sec. Hagel defends the Bergdahl swap as the former Taliban captive returns to the U.S. Joining Gwen: Nancy Youssef, McClatchy; John Harwood, CNBC; Robert Costa, Washington Post; Mark Mazzetti; New York Times.

August 16, 2013

Weekly Show

Obama spoke against the violence in Egypt, and the U.S. cancelled joint military exercises scheduled for next month; Holder is pushing to scale back mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenders; and a look at Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden's 2016 ambitions. Joining Amy Walter of Cook Political Report: Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; Pete Williams, NBC News; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News.

 

Bush's 2nd Inaugural

Vault Show

As the country prepares for President Obama's second term, we look into our vault to January 21, 2005 when President George W. Bush had just been sworn into his second term and and our panelists examined his projected priorities and challenges.

The Backstory: The Untold Military Stories

Web content

Martha Raddatz, ABC News' Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, discusses the military stories that have been overlooked during her time covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These include the stresses on the generals, the post-deployment crises, like rising suicide and divorce rates, and the waning interest of the American people in the wars.

 

The Backstory: Obama's Wars

Web content

What is the Obama doctrine? Coming into office facing two wars, President Obama has embraced covert programs and new technologies that allow his administration to wage secret wars. Get "The Backstory" from David Sanger, The New York Times, on the secret cyber-war the U.S. and Israel are waging against Iran, how the president handled the Arab Spring and how Obama’s foreign policy has changed.

How Things Have Changed At The CIA

Essential Reads

The CIA has faced intense criticism for reporting, incorrectly, that Saddam Hussein's Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten got direct access to CIA analysts to discuss the lessons learned from Iraq, and how they're applying them to a new intelligence target: Iran.

Bin Laden and Ballots

Essential Reads

We're far enough away from it now that we can probably all agree: It was a mistake for George W. Bush to land on that aircraft carrier in a flight suit to proclaim "Mission Accomplished." And not just because the war in Iraq was far from over at that point. Every president crows about his successes in war — assuming he has anything to crow about. But he should try to seem modest and statesmanlike while doing so.