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CIA Director John Brennan says Friday's attacks in Paris were planned in advance and that others are sure to be "in the pipeline." How should the US and its allies retaliate against ISIS — and strategize for the future?

Later on the program, the impact of the atrocities in Paris on America's presidential campaign. 

The Eiffel Tower is lit with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag in Paris, France, November 16, 2015, to pay tribute to the victims of a series of deadly attacks on Friday in the French capital. (Benoit Tessier/Reuters)

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Charlotte Duren
Gideon Brower

Obama Press Conference at G20 Summit 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Since Friday, French President François Hollande has said repeatedly that "France is at war." Today at the G20 Summit in Turkey, President Obama took questions from an auditorium full of reporters from around the world. Rather than a change, the President proposed an intensification of strategies against ISIS. Asked about the wisdom of taking in refugees, many of whom are fleeing terrorism, the President again defended American policy."Our nations can welcome refugees who are desperately seeking safety and ensure our own security, we can and must do both."

Michael Crowley, senior foreign policy reporter for Politico, has more on the President's speech.

Guests:
Michael Crowley, Politico (@MichaelCrowley)

After Paris: Seeking a Strategy 34 MIN, 12 SEC

Almost 200 raids without search warrants have been conducted amid reports that there were advance warnings of Friday’s attacks — and more are predicted. There’s new urgency to the debate about the fight against ISIS. President François Hollande says, "France is at War." Airstrikes have increased, and there are calls for "boots on the ground" — as well as warnings that military escalation by western countries is just what ISIS is hoping for.

Guests:
Janine di Giovanni, Newsweek (@janinedigi)
Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica (@ProPublica)
Stephen M. Walt, Harvard University (@stephenWalt)
Shadi Hamid, Brookings Institution (@shadihamid)
Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University (@hoffman_bruce)

More:
Newsweek on authorities' search for Paris suspect, accomplices in France, Belgium
Newsweek on world's security services focus on Brussels suburb of Molenbeek
Rotella on attacks in Europe
Hamid's 'Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East'

The Convert's Song

Sebastian Rotella

How Paris Attacks Are Playing in US Politics 8 MIN, 56 SEC

Hillary Clinton is not just a former First Lady and former Senator. She was also President Obama's first Secretary of State.  Now, she faces a difficult task in running to be his successor — since he is following a policy of containment. She is one of presidential candidates of both political parties who are holding forth about America's fight against ISIS. Shane Goldmacher, who reports for Politico, considers their contrasting views.

Guests:
Shane Goldmacher, Politico (@ShaneGoldmacher)

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