An attack in Afghanistan today claimed the life of U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene. He was shot and killed in a shooting that left more than a dozen other coalition forces wounded. Maj. Gen. Greene is now the highest ranking American killed in wartime since Vietnam. This is just the latest case of a member of the Afghan security forces opening fire on Americans working with them. Randi Kaye looks at the history of these 'green–on–blue' attacks.
Afghan soldiers often need to work side by side with American forces. Who is responsible for vetting them and is enough being done to protect the Americans? Anderson discussed this with CIA and FBI counterterrorism veteran Philip Mudd, along with Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francona, who was a target of a ‘green–on–blue’ attack.
There are growing concerns over Americans who traveled to fight in Syria planning to return home to launch attacks here. The FBI and the U.S. Intelligence community are working to track these individuals. Barbara Starr has new details on why this investigation is so complicated.
Anderson discussed the dangers of fighters who carry U.S. passports with National Security Analyst Fran Townsend, CIA and FBI counterterrorism official Philip Mudd and counterterrorism veteran Robert McFadden.
Anderson spoke with an American contractor whose air base in the Iraqi city of Balad came under attack by ISIS. He only wants to be identified by his first name Tony, and he says he only made it to safety because local villagers stood up to the militants.
Anderson discussed U.S. options in Iraq with former CIA and FBI senior official Philip Mudd and retired Major General James 'Spider' Marks.
Over the last few days, the militant group ISIS has taken control of Iraqi cities, including Mosul .There are fears Baghdad could also fall into their hands. ISIS is fighting to establish an Islamic state across the region where they can impose Sharia law. Anderson takes a look at how ISIS quickly became such a dangerous organization.
Anderson discusses the ISIS threat with Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent and Philip Mudd, who is a former CIA and FBI senior official.
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