This program is about 1 hour long
(Baghdad: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Jim Sciutto) The phone calls from Vice President Joe Biden to Iraqi leaders with the message about potential assistance with a political component, the US aid options, including reconnaissance flights over ISIS positions, discussed. [Retired Gen. James "Spider" Marks - comments on the US advisory element, on the role of US special operations forces.]
(Baghdad: Anderson Cooper, Nic Robertson: Erbil: Arwa Damon) The level of Iraqi support for Maliki, the question of whether he will give up power, the view of the terrified Christian community, ISIS restrictions on journalists discussed.
(Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The capture Delta Force commandos of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the mastermind of the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, reviewed; details given about why it took so long to find Khattala. [Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Martin DEMPSEY- says it took months to take down Khattala.] [CNN's Arwa DAMON - talks about her interview with Khattala.] [Former Air Force intelligence officer Lt. Col. Rick FRANCONA- talks about the problems of tracking Khattala.]
(Baghdad: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Fran Townsend and Soufan Group vice president Robert McFadden about the Khattala capture and what happens next. [FRANCONA - talks about the interrogation process after medical clearance.] [TOWNSEND - talks about interrogation options in dealing with Khattala.]
(New York: Randi Kaye) What happens to a nation after a dictator falls examined; details given about the situations in Libya, Egypt and Iraq; scenes shown of the captures of Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. [National security analyst Robert BAER- says order does not follow as in Libya: civil war followed.]
(Baghdad: Anderson Cooper; studio: Fareed Zakaria) The failed attempts at democracy after a dictator falls in the Middle East with Islamist groups falling into the vacuum, how the US reinforced sectarian identities, what Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki did to reveal he is a sectarian thug, the influence of Iran, how this is the moment of maximum American leverage discussed.
(Ft. Hood, Texas: Gary Tuchman) The view of US military veterans at Ft. Hood of what is happening in Iraq presented; scenes shown from the base. [Iraq war veterans GILBREATH, Richard PHILLIPS, Marshall BURTON- comment on the mission in Iraq and what may happen next.]
(Studio: Susan Hendricks) The House hearings on Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl; the first interview with a teenager who stowed away in the wheel well of a jet; how Chilean fans tried to crash into the World Cup soccer matches reported.