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November 22, 2013

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Why Democrats decided to exercise the “nuclear option”; a tentative deal with the Afghan government over U.S. troops in Afghanistan through 2024; the Senate debate over military sexual assaults; and JFK’s accomplishments and legacy. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; James Kitfield, National Journal; Susan Davis, USA Today, and Michael Duffy, Time Magazine.

August 30, 2013

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The Obama administration is making the case for a U.S. military strike against Syria amidst pushback with House Speaker John Boehner insisting that the president actively consult with Congress and the British Parliament vote to not authorize support for a strike. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, The New York Times; Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times.

June 7, 2013

Weekly Show

The Fallout from the NSA collecting phone records and Internet data. Also, Obama announced the appointment of Susan Rice as his new national security adviser and Samantha Power to succeed Rice at the United Nations.  Plus, Congress tackles the growing problem of military sexual assaults. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz of ABC News,  David Sanger of The New York Times; Pete Williams of NBC News.

 

U.S. Turns Up Heat On Costly Commercial Cyber Theft In China

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American companies that do business with China make good money. They also lose a lot of money there to cyberthieves, who routinely hack into the computers of the U.S. firms and steal their trade and technology secrets.

U.S. Directly Blames China’s Military for Cyberattacks

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The Obama administration on Monday explicitly accused China’s military of mounting attacks on American government computer systems and defense contractors, saying one motive could be to map “military capabilities that could be exploited during a crisis.”

Pentagon Assault Officer Charged With Sexual Battery

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The man in charge of Air Force sexual-assault prevention and response was arrested.

Syria Says Alleged Israeli Attack 'Opens Door to All Possibilities'

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Syria's information minister warns of retaliation after air strikes destroyed military targets.

The Military Knows It Has A Morality Problem

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It has not been a good year for America’s armed forces. David Petraeus’s extramarital affair dominated headlines; 25 instructors are under investigation for systematic sexual abuse of cadets at Lackland Air Force Base; and a rash of senior officers—at the rank of colonel or higher—have been reprimanded for serious misconduct. Last month, Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote to all four-star generals and flag officers asking for institutional soul-searching.

Syria moves its chemical weapons, and U.S. and allies cautiously take note

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The Syrian military’s movement of chemical weapons in recent days has prompted the United States and several allies to repeat their warning to President Bashar al-Assad that he would be “held accountable” if his forces used the weapons against the rebels fighting his government.

The Backstory: The Untold Military Stories

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Martha Raddatz, ABC News' Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, discusses the military stories that have been overlooked during her time covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These include the stresses on the generals, the post-deployment crises, like rising suicide and divorce rates, and the waning interest of the American people in the wars.