Both the House and Senate have voted to approve a measure to train and arm Syrian rebels. President Obama thanked lawmakers, saying the bipartisan support showed Americans were united in the fight against Islamic State militants. Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii is also an Iraq war vet and she voted against the measure. She told Anderson that her biggest problem is that "the mission is unclear."
There are serious questions about why the U.S. needs to lead the way in the battle against ISIS. Anderson talked it over with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power, who said regional powers need to put "skin in the game."
You might know Hill Harper as one of the stars of the show 'Covert Affairs.' He just returned from a visit to Ferguson. He described an 'us against them' mentality when it comes to both the police force and young people living there.
Authorities in Gaza say more than 1,300 people have been killed there since the war began. The United Nations estimates 70-80% of the dead were civilians. 56 Israelis have been killed, all but three were troops. That disparity drives a perception in parts of the world, that the war is, if not wrong outright, then at least it is being wrongly fought. In Israel, there is overwhelming public support, with approval between 80-90%. Ron Dermer is Israel's Ambassador to the United States.
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Two Americans who were on the front lines of the Ebola crisis are now fighting for their lives. Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol are both infected with the virus. This is only adding to fear amongst locals after rumors spread that aid workers are spreading the disease. Anderson discussed this with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Adam Nositer, who is the New York Times West and Central Africa Bureau Chief.
Fareed Zakaria speaks to Anderson Cooper about why the international community is moving so slowly in its response to the crash of Flight 17. He describes how this crisis feels like a return to the cold war and why it is so difficult to use sanctions to pressure the Kremlin.
Dr. Jeffrey Moore has studied and worked with POWs for more than 25 years. He spoke to Anderson about what Sgt. Bergdahl is going through. Dr. Moore detailed the difficulties many former prisoners face, but he also discussed the role of optimism in the reintegration process.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is now responding to allegations of U.S. Veterans dying while waiting for care at a Phoenix VA Hospital. It comes less than 24 hours after AC360 aired Drew Griffin's report that showed VA Hospital Director Sharon Helman speeding away from his camera, before finally sitting down to deny allegations made by a retired doctor that her hospital kept a secret waiting list. Drew Griffin has the latest twist in the case.
Families of the South Korean ferry passengers are holding onto hope that their loved ones found air pockets inside the ship and are still alive. Tony Bullimore survived for four days in an air pocket after his yacht overturned between Antarctica and Australia.
There is an intense search for Flight 370 going on right now in the Indian Ocean. If the plane crashed into water, there should have been a distress signal leading to the scene. So far, there is no evidence that ever happened. That signal, in theory, would have come from the plane's emergency locator transmitter. Gary Tuchman took a closer look at how an ELT works in air and under water.
Robin Youngblood is one of the lucky ones. Her house was ripped from its foundation and landed a quarter-mile away, but she survived. Youngblood spoke to Anderson and described how the slide moved her house in 30-seconds and smashed it to "matchsticks." In their full conversation, she goes into detail about what she believes caused the ground to give way, and what she plans to do now.
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