Former US Ambassador Ryan Crocker, the man who says he's been called "a crisis junkie" shares some of his personal thoughts with anchor Marco Werman on why American diplomats need to serve in conflict zones.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jim Lewis, director of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington about the ever-changing ways the US is dealing with cybersecurity.
More than 20,000 women have served in Iraq of Afghanistan, but they haven't received the same recognition or opportunities for advancement as their male counterparts. But now that the ban has been lifted, hundreds of thousands of front-line jobs will now be open to women.
The Central Intelligence Agency for a few years has operated a group focused on examining how climate change could affect U.S. National Security. But, recently, the desk has been shutdown, which some environmentalists say is because of opposition from Republicans in Congress.
Even before the Petraeus scandal widened, General John Allen's time as top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan was winding down. Last month, President Obama nominated General Joseph Dunford to replace Allen.
U.S. officials are trying to come to terms with the rise in so-called green-on-blue, Afghan on NATO, attacks lately. Some experts suspect a rise in PTSD among Afghan soldiers may be a cause of the violence.
China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping held his first talks with a foreign official since vanishing from the public eye nearly two weeks ago. He met with US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.
President-elect Obama has named Leon Panetta, a former congressman and Chief of Staff to President Clinton, to run the CIA. It's a controversial choice because Panetta is not an intelligence professional.
Yesterday President Obama visited the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia and delivered a message of reassurance and renewal. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the CIA's reaction the speech is Art Keller, former CIA case officer.
The Republicans' claims that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was briefed about the CIA's 'enhanced interrogation techniques' placed her and other California politicians under a microscope. How will these rivalries affect the national debate over torture?
C.I.A. director Leon Panetta told Congress about a counter-terrorism program that former Vice President Dick Cheney had been keeping secret from them. Joining The Takeaway is The New York Times National Security Reporter Scott Shane.
Dr. Nora Bensahel is a Deputy Director of Studies and a Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. She weighs in on whether the United States will have a permanent presence in Iraq, even after the withdrawal.