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The Backstory: Obama's Wars

June 12, 2012
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...
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The Backstory: America Post-9/11

April 30, 2012
America post-9/11 has seen an unprecedented claim of presidential power. Military and intelligence elements have taken greater steps to strike potential national security threats. But are counterterrorism excesses eroding our civil liberties? Award-winning national security...
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The Backstory: Martha Raddatz on General John Allen

March 19, 2012
U.S. Commander in Afghanistan General John Allen will testify before Congress this week about the progress of the war. ABC News Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz traveled with Allen in Afghanistan recently. What did she hear from the General? How are...
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U.S. Intervention in Bosnia

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April 23, 1993
As debate rages about U.S. involvement in Libya this week, we step back to 1993 when many of the same concerns were being expressed about intervening in Bosnia. Distress over charges of ethnic cleansing on the one hand coupled with whether the U.S. could get involved in an...
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