May 27th, 2014
09:31 PM ET

President Obama's plan to bring the Afghanistan war to a "respectable end"

U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan are set to end at the end of the year. Now, President Obama is laying out his plan to leave nearly 10,000 troops there through 2015. That is contingent on the new Afghan government signing off on a security agreement. Even if this plan does win approval, President Obama admits Afghanistan "will not be a perfect place." National security analyst Peter Bergen has the latest.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Peter Bergen • President Barack Obama
January 8th, 2014
12:55 AM ET

Digging deeper on Fmr. Defense Secy. Robert Gates’s new memoir

The AC360 Later panel digs into Fmr. Defense Secy. Robert Gates' new memoir, which heaps scathing criticism on the Obama administration. The Dish founder, Andrew Sullivan, says "it’s not what I would expect from Bob Gates. I would expect it from other people. But this man?...the fact that he was enraged the entire time, I find it hard to understand."

January 7th, 2014
11:48 PM ET

Raw Politics: Duty and Distrust in new memoir about Afghanistan

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates blasts his former boss, President Obama, in a new tell-all book. He also takes aim at Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and even former General Petraeus in a memoir riddled with stories of suspicion and distrust. CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent fills us in on the details.

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Filed under: Jim Sciutto • President Barack Obama • Raw Politics • Robert Gates
September 27th, 2013
11:29 PM ET

Next steps after U.S. call with Iran

David Gergen, Candy Crowley and Mike Doran discuss the Iranian president's phone call with President Obama.

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Filed under: Candy Crowley • David Gergen • Iran • President Barack Obama • Wolf Blitzer
September 27th, 2013
11:27 PM ET

Historic U.S. phone call with Iran

Wolf Blitzer and Jim Sciutto detail Pres. Obama's conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

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Filed under: Hassan Rouhani • Iran • Jim Sciutto • President Barack Obama • Wolf Blitzer
September 4th, 2013
12:47 AM ET

King: Syria will define Pres. Obama

On a special edition of AC360, Fouad Ajami, Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Anne-Marie Slaughter of the New America Foundation, Charles Blow of The New York Times and Chief National Correspondent John King discussed President Obama's case for use of U.S. military force in Syria.

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Filed under: AC360 Later • Anderson Cooper • Fouad Ajami • John King • President Barack Obama • Syria
September 3rd, 2013
11:21 PM ET

Doran: America's credibility on the line

John King, Fran Townsend and Fmr. U.S. Amb. Ryan Crocker discuss the case presented on Capitol Hill for action in Syria.

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Filed under: Fran Townsend • John King • President Barack Obama • Syria
September 2nd, 2013
11:26 PM ET

U.S. intervention in Syria: Why now?

President Obama and U.S. administration officials stepped up their efforts to win congressional approval for a possible military strike in Syria. Christopher Dickey, Middle East Editor for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Fouad Ajami, Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institute, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard, Christopher Preble of the Cato Institute, Retired U.S. Marine General Anthony Zinni and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour discussed the latest developments and why now is the moment for U.S. action in Syria.

September 2nd, 2013
11:04 PM ET

Rep. Cole: This to me is a civil war

Congressman Tom Cole tells Anderson Cooper the president's case against Syria is compelling, but he isn't yet convinced.

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Filed under: President Barack Obama • Syria
August 30th, 2013
11:55 PM ET

Next steps if the U.S. acts in Syria

Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr describes the next steps if President Obama orders a U.S. strike in Syria.

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