This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Joint Base Myers in Arlington, Virginia: Athena Jones) What Trump will say about the Asian region, including Pakistan as well as Afghanistan, the Camp David meeting about Afghanistan strategy, discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The headlines from Steve Bannon's Breitbart about Afghanistan outlined on screen.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jessica Schneider) Bannon's quick mark at Breitbart after he left the White House with his promise to crush the opposition with criticism of the Afghanistan plan, his targeting of Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump, Gary Cohn, & others in the administration discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Tara Setmayer, Alice Stewart, Ryan Lizza & Kirsten Powers about Trump & Bannon. [POWERS, LIZZA, STEWART, SETMAYER - offer views on how Bannon is most dangerous on the outside with Breitbart, how Bannon viewed himself as surrounded by enemies in the White House, how Bannon's agenda got lost, including Afghanistan, how Bannon will try to influence Trump from the outside: the populist nationalist agenda, how Bannon was never a real Trump acolyte, how Bannon changed the Republican Party on immigration & the Paris climate deal, Trump's prior policy view of Afghanistan.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with "USA Today" reporter Kevin Johnson about this story. [JOHNSON - says 18 Trump family members are covered by the Secret Service, the rental of Trump golf carts, family business travel trips, how this administration is different for the Secret Service with adult children traveling for business, how Congress would have to approve overtime pay for agents.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Phoenix: Gary Tuchman) The reaction in Phoenix to Trump's visit to the convention center with large-scale protests planned & the issue of a pardon for Arapaio discussed. [Protest organizer Mike ROBERTS- says we expect ten thousand protesters; criticizes Trump.] [Trump SUPPORTER - backs a pardon.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jim Sciutto) The preliminary possible cause of the collision of the Navy ship approaching the Strait of Malacca with loss of steering discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Michelle Kosinski) The Navy's response with an operational pause after having four ship mishaps this year, one theory of over-reliance on technology leading to complacency, discussed; map of accidents, including the USS Fitzgerald in Asia, shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's retired Adm. John Kirby about the Navy accidents. [KIRBY - offer views on how the McCain's steering may have had problems, the issue of four naval ship-handling events in the Western Pacific theater; outlines the questions to be asked about he Navy.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's retired Army Gen. Mark Hertling, Nick Paton Walsh, Peter Bergen, Jen Psaki, Jim Sciutto & former RNC chief of staff Mike Shields† about Afghanistan & the president's speech. [HERTLING, BERGEN, SCIUTTO, PSAKI, WALSH, SHIELDS - offer views on how this is a different time in Afghanistan, what the president has to explain about his Afghanistan & southeast Asia strategy, the past issues of surges & withdrawal dates under President Obama, past & additional troop numbers, the concern about a comprehensive strategy, the role of Pakistan in the region, the problems with Afghani security forces, how Trump inherited this situation & will lay out a plan for success....] Other material: [On CNN, Oct. 6, 2015, voice of Donald TRUMP - says we made a terrible mistake getting involved in the first place & it's a mess.]