As the Obama administration debates how to respond to the chemical weapons attack in Syria last week, we ask why chemical weapons are seen with such abhorrence. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Peter Beinart, senior political writer with the Daily Beast.
As UN inspectors in Syria looked for evidence of the Syrian government's possible use of chemical weapons, President Obama and his administration are pondering a response to Syria's alleged crossing of Obama's famous red line.
Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales has been sentenced to life in military prison without the possibility of parole. Bales had admitted killing 16 unarmed Afghan civilians last year. Afghan journalist Lotfullah Najafizada comments on the case.
A Chilean judge this week closed the book on an inquiry into more than a hundred overseas bank accounts belonging to former dictator Augusto Pinochet. Author Peter Kornbluh explains how the strongman hid his wealth with the help of US-based Riggs Bank.
Sixty years ago, the guns fell silent in one of America's bloodiest wars. Korea. Anchor Carol Hills presents the story of Ben Whitchurch, a British soldier in the Korean War. He tells of his ordeal as a prisoner of war.
The Obama Administration is moving slowly to supply the rebels in Syria with weapons. But for now, the rebels have to make do with weapons from other sources: including the ones they can make themselves.
It's bad to be forced to run for your life. Now imagine not being able to run when an attack comes. That's what happening to many Syrians with disabilities. Wheelchair bound, it's difficult, if not impossible, to flee from attacks during the civil war.
The World's Marco Werman speaks with a leading expert on chemical weapons about the process of determining whether the Assad government has deployed them in its conflict with the rebels. He explains that collecting that evidence is no simple matter.
The war in Kosovo ended ten years ago. But it's still not clear what happened to Kosovo Serbs who disappeared right after the conflict ended in 1999. Reporter Michael Montgomery has been looking into that.
Linda Gradstein reports on new allegations by the group Human Rights Watch regarding the conduct of Israeli soldiers in Gaza. The group has issued a report saying Israeli soldiers unlawfully shot and killed eleven Palestinian civilians in Gaza.
Jeb Sharp speaks with Pulitzer-Prize winning author Tracy Kidder about his newest novel, Strength in What Remains, the true story of a man who survived the ethnic violence between Burundi and Rwanda and managed to find his way to the United States.
If the US broke the law by abusing terrorism suspects under President Bush, should the Obama Administration expand the investigation all the way to the former president? The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Anchor Katy Clark speaks with John Nichols, author of an unofficial biography of former Vice President Dick Cheney, about allegations of Cheney's role in authorizing the CIA interrogation techniques now under investigation.