August 8th, 2014
11:22 PM ET

Major General Harold Greene remembered by his son 

On Tuesday, U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was killed by a gunman at an Afghan military training facility. He became America's highest-ranking casualty in war-time since Vietnam. His son has been following in his footsteps by also joining the Army. Anderson spoke with Lieutenant Matthew Greene who shared his memories of his father.

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Filed under: Afghanistan
August 8th, 2014
11:18 PM ET

What does Iraq mean for President Obama's legacy?

Carl Bernstein is a legendary journalist, author and CNN political commentator. He explains why President Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes in Iraq marks a turning point in his administration's foreign policy.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Carl Bernstein • Iraq
August 8th, 2014
11:14 PM ET

Why is the world failing to properly deal with West Africa's Ebola crisis?

The World Health Organization is declaring the Ebola outbreak a public health emergency. The WHO is calling for a coordinated international response to stop the spread of the disease. But so far, there is little sign of that type of effort in countries like Sierra Leone. Davide McKenzie is there and reports on the challenges that aid workers are facing.

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Filed under: David McKenzie • Ebola
August 8th, 2014
11:07 PM ET

ISIS' brutality caught on video

Warning: this video is violent and may be too difficult for some viewers to watch

It is hard to overstate ISIS' ambition or its thirst for blood. Recently a VICE News filmmaker spent time with ISIS fighters in Syria. He witnesses the grisly end and aftermath of a battle with a Syrian army unit.

What does it take to defeat a force like ISIS, when they are ready to use such brutal tactics? Anderson discussed possible strategies with retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Rick Francona and David Kilcullen, who advised Condoleezza Rice and Gen. Petraeus on counterinsurgency.

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Filed under: Iraq • ISIS • Lt. Col. Rick Francona
August 8th, 2014
04:51 PM ET

5 reasons why it is so hard to turn away from big news stories

Some stories are just too hard to turn away from. What drives the most interesting and captivating news stories? Go behind the scenes with Anderson Cooper and AC360's writers and producers as they breakdown the headlines and examine why certain stories have such a big impact.