Michael O'Hanlon

Brookings Institution

Guest

Director of Research and senior fellow for the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and co-author of Toughing It Out in Afghanistan and The Science of War: Defense Budgeting, Military Technology, Logistics, and Combat Outcomes; former member of the Secretary of State's International Security Advisory Board (2008-2009) and former analyst at the Congressional Budget Office

Michael O'Hanlon on KCRW

Today, the White House called the beheading of journalist James Foley ‘a terrorist attack’ by the Islamic militant group ISIS.

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Today, the White House called the beheading of journalist James Foley ‘a terrorist attack’ by the Islamic militant group ISIS.

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In a remote corner of Afghanistan yesterday, US Special Forces and Afghan soldiers were ambushed by the Taliban.

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