9/11, Iraq and the Global War on Terror
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All over the country, Americans are mourning those who died in the attacks of September 11, 2001. We talk with the top counter-terrorism official who was in the White House that day, hear what he and others have to say about subsequent progress in what's come to be called the "Global War on Terror." Also, General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker take their messages to the Senate.
Aerial photo of WTC/Ground Zero, taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Cessna Citation Jet on September 23, 2001 from an altitude of 3,300 feet
Petraeus and Crocker Hearings on Iraq Move to the Senate ()
General Patraeus and Ambassador Crocker have taken their messages from the House to the Senate, where Democrats—and Republicans—are giving them a harder time. Fred Kaplan writes the 'War Stories' column for the online magazine Slate.com.
- Fred Kaplan: Columnist for Slate.com
9/11, Iraq and the Global War on Terror ()
Six years ago, almost 3000 Americans died in attacks orchestrated by al Qaeda's Osama bin Laden. Today, Washington is preoccupied by the war in Iraq. General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker are getting tougher questions from Senators than they did from members of Congress. We update the action on Capitol Hill, including criticism from Republicans as well as Democrats, and look at the "Global War on Terror" so tragically dramatized six years ago. Is it really "global?" Is it a "war?" What does Iraq have to do with it?
- Michael Hirsh: Senior Editor for Newsweek magazine, @michaelphirsh
- Richard Clarke: former Counterterrorism advisor on the National Security Council
- Clifford May: President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
- Mark Perry: former political advisor to Palestinian President Yasser Arafat
- Rami Khouri: editor-at-large of the Daily Star, @RamiKhouri
- Judith Yaphe: Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies
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