May 26 - An Analysis of Obama's Policy Shift Away From Endless War; An Historical Perspective on Obama's New Policy; How to Make us Safe From Tornados and Collapsing Bridges

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Part 1

We begin with an analysis of the president’s recent speeches on ending the war on terror and giving more transparency to the targeted-killing program while reducing the use of drones. Steve Clemons, the Washington Editor-at-Large for The Atlantic and Editor-in-Chief of Atlantic LIVE joins us to discuss the significance of Obama’s speech to the military and defense community, and reactions to it from the reflexively hostile Republicans. steve clemons


Part 2

Then we get another opinion on the Obama Administration’s shift away from policies inherited from the Bush Administration and get an historical perspective on the changes from a former Senior Staffer on the National Security Council who served in both Republican and Democratic Administrations. Joining us is Roger Morris, whose latest book “Between the Graves”, is about the history of U.S./Afghan relations and American policy in South Asia based on thousands of previously secret documents.

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Part 3

Then finally, with the president visiting Oklahoma today to offer aid to the victims of the recent tornados, we speak with Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston, the president of Investigative Reporters and Editors, about both steps that can be taken to make children safe in their classrooms as well as addressing America’s crumbling infrastructure since one in three American bridges are way past their design life and should be fixed immediately with money now at the lowest interest rate in 700 years. He has new articles at The Daily Beast and Newsweek, “Pay to Fix America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Now, or Pay More Later” and “More Tornado Shelters? Not Necessarily”.

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