November 11 - Carson's Foreign Policy Adviser a Zealous "Christian" Prosthelytizer ; After Signing the $607 Billion Defense Bill, Will Obama Act to Close Guantanamo?; Labeling Vets With "Personality Disorder" to Deny Them Medical Care and Pay

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Part 1

We begin with the latest Republican presidential debate that pundits are declaring was a victory for Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, an improvement for Jeb Bush, no change for Carly Fiorina and John Kasich, and something of a loss for the two outsiders leading in the polls Donald Trump and Ben Carson. Since Rubio with Bush, Fiorina and Carson offering extremely hawkish foreign policy prescriptions, we will examine the man behind Ben Carson’s dangerously ignorant and recklessly aggressive foreign policy, retired Army General Robert Dees, who headed Military Ministry which is dedicated to converting members of the U.S. military to Christian evangelicalism and then have them “indoctrinate” the nation then the world to launch a global crusade against Muslims. Investigative journalist James Bamford joins us to discuss his article in Foreign Policy Magazine “Who is the Man Behind Ben Carson’s Foreign Policy?”

Part 2

Then we look into the $607 billion defense bill that President Obama has decided not to veto for a second time despite its provision to keep Guantanamo open. RoxanaTiron, who covers defense and national security for Bloomberg, joins us to discuss whether the president will go around Congress to fulfill his pledge to close Guantanamo and the $11 billion added into the bill that appears to be wasteful and excessive spending by the Pentagon.

Part 3

Then finally, on this Veteran’s Day we speak with Joshua Kors, an investigative reporter with The Nation where he covers military and veteran’s issues. We discuss his recent three-part series for The Nation that reveals how military doctors are deliberately misdiagnosing as many as 31,000 wounded Iraq and Afghanistan vets, labeling them mentally ill with personality disorders in order to deny them medical care and disability pay.