FROM James Foley
What's the End Game for the Attack on Libya? The massive attack on Libya began after the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Friday authorizing "all necessary measures" to protect Libyan civilians, short of putting western boots on the ground. American support came suddenly after weeks of apparent indecision.
What's the End Game for the Attack on Libya? After weeks of backing away from military action, the Obama Administration suddenly signed on to the United Nations effort in Libya. The massive attack on Libya began after the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Friday authorizing "all necessary measures" to protect Libyan civilians, short of putting western boots on the ground. Today, the US Commanding General, Carter Ham, says that's still the mission, and that the coalition is not supporting forces opposed to Moammar Gadhafi. But what is the ultimate goal? Is it to topple Gadhafi? Can the rebels do that alone? What if he's able to hold on to power? What's the role of the Arab League, Britain and France? Is the Administration itself divided?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.