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.