After seven days of military action in Libya, the United States seeks to hand over power to NATO, but questions remain over whether the mission has been clearly defined – to the military, the Congress and to the American people. The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Carl Levin, supports the mission; and former director of the CIA, Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.) and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley will weigh in.
The severity of the radiation leaks at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is still not fully understood. A complete meltdown has been averted thus far, but the situation appears to be worsening at the plant’s #3 reactor. Is the worst behind us; or is a full meltdown still possible? Nuclear policy expert, Joe Cirincione joins us.
And finally, the United States’ anemic economic recovery seems under siege by political instability in the Middle East and economic uncertainty in the Japan. Here at home, the housing market still hasn’t found its footing and President Obama sees the approval of his stewardship of the economy slide. To give us the economic view on this week’s news, two former directors of the Congressional Budget Office will join us.
Yawn......The show is becoming a GOP stumping ground where they are not questioned or challenged. There should be a little more push back on the guests (or talking heads) appearing on this show. There should be a little accontability shown to make sure what is said is accurate. Call out the flip-flops, etc.
There is no reason that everybody in the world has to know everything about our mission in Libya. Obama is acting legally, and well.
The whole truth about Japan's reactors is not being told. I think that the complex should have been entombed long before now for the world's safety.
Obama is doing as good a job with the economy as anybody could given our country's advocate-and-union-brainwashed mentality about work, payment for work or for not working, and our demographics.
Regarding the health of our economy, an intelligent writer from Georgia commented here that union members cannot expect more for their work than the market will bear.
The illuminating comment lacked a consideration of the power of physical violence in the long history of unions.