President Obama said there would be “costs” to a Russian military invasion of Ukraine. What options does the U.S. have in this situation? Anderson asked CNN Military Analyst Major General James "Spider" Marks and CNN National Security Analyst Fran Townsend.
The Department of Homeland Security is warning airlines to pay particular attention to passengers' shoes. It is reportedly the result of new intelligence suggesting terror groups have been working on new shoe-bomb designs. What goes into the decision to warn passengers now? Anderson spoke with Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto and former White House Homeland security advisor Fran Townsend.
A pair of deadly bomb attacks in the Russian city of Volgograd killed at least 31 people, injured dozens more and sent a violent message just six weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. So far there are no claims of responsibility for the attacks. There are serious questions about whether this is the work of a known Chechen separatist group that vowed to unleash maximum force to disrupt the Sochi Games. Diana Magnay has the latest from Moscow.
What does this mean for security at the Sochi Games? Anderson discussed all of this with former CIA officer Robert Baer and National Security Analyst Fran Townsend.
National Intelligence Director James Clapper told a Senate panel that the shutdown is extremely damaging to intelligence operations, and seriously harms our ability to protect the safety of the nation. National Security Analyst Fran Townsend joins the AC360 Later panel.
Anderson talked about the latest developments in Syria with Fouad Ajami, Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, National Security Analyst Fran Townsend, who currently sits on the Homeland Security and CIA external advisory boards, Christopher Dickey, Middle East Editor for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, as well as retired Army Major General James “Spider” Marks. The panel discussed how a U.S. response may impact Assad and the future of Syria.
Anderson talked with Fouad Ajami, Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, National Security Analyst Fran Townsend, who currently sits on the Homeland Security and CIA external advisory boards, Christopher Dickey, Middle
East Editor for Newsweek and The Daily Beast and CNN's chief national correspondent John King after new developments about a U.S. intelligence assessment on Syria. Our panel of experts discussed the possibility of U.S. military action in Syria.
President Obama is trying build support for a strike on Syria. He's raising the possibility of the Assad regime's chemical weapons changing hands and being used against the United States. Chief NationalCorrespondent John King compares this to the Bush Doctrine. General Michael Hayden warns there is narrow space for the Obama administration to punish Assad for the chemical attacks, without regime change. It was all part of Anderson's discussion with a panel that also included Chief International Correspondent Christianne Amanpour, and National Security Analyst Fran Townsend.
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