June 21 - Angela Merkel Is Not The Miracle Worker; The Tailhook Whistleblower Speaks Out; The Film Makers of "The Invisible War"

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Part 1

Following the just-concluded G-20 summit where world leaders ganged up on Angela Merkel to solve the Eurocrisis, we begin with a German perspective on how much the German Chancellor can do to save the Euro, save the British and American economic recoveries, and save President Obama from an election defeat. Thomas Kleine Brockhoff, a senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund joins us to defend Germany against constant attacks that they are part of the problem, not the solution. thomas brockhoff


Part 2

Then we look into one of the most under-reported stories in the media with Paula Couglin, a former anti-submarine helicopter pilot who was the whistleblower who originally spoke out and uncovered the Tailhook scandal back in the early 1990’s. She was punished by the Navy for complaining she was raped by drunken sailors and was forced to resign. She appears in the new film, “The Invisible War”.



Part 3

Then finally, the film makers of “The Invisible WarKirby Dick and Amy Ziering joins us to discuss their groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape in the U.S. Armed Forces that has claimed up to half a million victims. We discuss the institutions that perpetuate and cover up this on-going scandal and the profound personal and social consequences of the military’s failure to address this problem.

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