American officials say they believe Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails. The U.N. expresses caution about a Russian plan to allow civilians and unarmed rebels to leave Aleppo, Syria. And Turkey ramps up a crackdown on the media and military. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
The recent submarine disaster that killed more than 100 Russian sailors is just the latest sign of a deteriorating military infrastructure in post-Cold War Russia. A panel talks about Russia’s ability to maintain its defense capability — where the money and manpower are coming from, Russia’s top security priorities, and the implications for Russia’s nuclear program.
- Pavel Felgenhauer independent defense analyst
- Bruce Blair director of the Center for Defense Information
- Lt. Gen. William Odom (Ret.) U.S. Army-Ret., former director of the National Security Agency and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
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