Sarah Chayes, a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says politicians from both sides of the aisle are not taking seriously enough their duty to ensure they're not turning their government role into an opportunity to make a buck.
The US will put no "boots on the ground" in Libya, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has reaffirmed in Congress, after reports emerged that President Obama has authorized covert CIA aid to rebels. The BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson is in Tripoli.
We continue our conversation with Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In part two of our interview, we talk about Haiti and the role the U.S. military is playing in the relief effort.
We sat down with Adm. Mike Mullen at the Pentagon on Wednesday for a wide-ranging conversation. In part one of our interview, we ask him about the use of Guantanamo Bay in the relief effort, the 'war' with Al Qaeda, and the renewed focus on Yemen.
Admiral Mike Mullen announced that the situation in Afghanistan is ?deteriorating.' For a military analysis of America's loosening grip on stability in Afghanistan, The Takeaway talks with retired U.S. Army Colonel Paul Hughes.
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