This program is about 1 hour long
(United Nations: Anderson Cooper; Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The air strikes against Khorasan targets, a second round of air strikes against ISIS in northern Syria, the question of how active the air strikes will be following the initial targeting discussed.
(United Nations: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with Pentagon spokesman R/Adm. John Kirby about air strikes. [KIRBY - promises a long, difficult struggle with ISIS; comments on the timetable for training Syrian rebels, rebuilding the Iraqi military, the Khorasan Group's plans.]
(U.N.: Pamela Brown) The US sir strikes against the Khorasan Group of Al Qaeda reviewed; details given about the group that aims to carry out attacks against western targets against airplanes using explosives. [Pentagon spokesman R/Adm. John KIRBY - talks about the air strikes to eliminate plots against the US/West.] [Terrorism expert Paul CRUICKSHANK@- talks about the Khorasan Group & bombing techniques; states it is unclear who was taken out.] The intelligence of the group's bombmaking tactics discussed.
(United Nations: Anderson Cooper) President Obama's speech today: [OBAMA - says there is bipartisan support for actions being taken.] Live interview held with homeland security & counterterrorism assistant Lisa Monaco about terrorism. [MONACO- outlines what is in the terrorism alerts, the concern with terrorism groups, the problem of foreign fighters & lone wolf threats from those radicalized; explains the Khorasan Group. a subset of Al Qaeda veterans.]
(United Nations: Anderson Cooper, Jim Sciutto, Christiane Amanpour) The coalition effort that includes five Sunni Arab nations, the role of the British in supporting the coalition, what the new Iraqi Prime Minister said about Syria & Iraq, the questions about the Arab nations' involvement in the air strikes campaign, the need for "strategic patience," the questions about Syrian President Bashir al-Assad discussed. [CNN's David GERGEN - says the big story is Obama's pulling off getting 5 Sunni nations to act; predicts a long, uncertain campaign.]
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The use of cruise missiles in the attacks being launched from the Red & Arabian seas & the targeting of Syria using advanced aircraft, including the F-22 Raptor, examined; maps shown.
(United Nations: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with retired Lt. Col. Rick Francona & former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb about the air strikes. [FRANCONA - comments on concerns about Syrian air defenses; explains the targeting last night against fixed targets & the future need for intelligence on the ground.] [WEBB - calls it only a "symbolic" strike against ISIS, which cannot be defeated without countering the ISIS ideology.]