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Russia Draws Down in Syria

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Vladimir Putin's surprise withdrawal of military forces from Syria appears to less than he promised. We hear what's happening — and not happening — on the ground and how Putin's intentions are being interpreted from Washington to Moscow.

Later on the program, presidential debates appear to be over for the Republicans this year, although Democratic candidates will talk their way through two more. Beyond boosting the ratings for cable TV, what is the real purpose of these confrontations?  Do they achieve it?

Photos: Russia's President Putin holds a briefing session with permanent members of the Security Council, March 17, 2016