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.
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.
A new report released Tuesday provides the clearest evidence yet that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons. In Israel, that has many speculating the country may act militarily, and unilaterally, to push back the Iranian program.
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.
In a recent speech, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged the Israelis to restart the stalled Palestinian peace process and engage proactively with its neighbors. The country has become increasingly isolated, diplomatically, in its region.