John Hilary, the executive director of War on Want, speaks with Becker about the irony in the decision of Cameron to host the event that comes in the aftermath of the Panama Papers revelations that he was implicated in.
A U.S. missile defence system in Romania becomes becomes operational today. NATO and the United States say it is to protect from Europe from the threat of long-range missiles, but how does Russia view the existence of such systems right on its doorstep? With Poland getting ready to host missile defence systems as well, what are the limits to NATO growth and expansion? Journalist Mark Sleboda joins Becker to discuss these issues.
A Pentagon report reveals confusion among U.S. special forces in Afghanistan over the rules of engagement. The report shows that troops received no answers from their commanders last year over how far they were allowed to go to retake the city of Kunduz. Brian Terrell, the co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, joins Becker to discuss what the U.S. role in Afghanistan is 15 years after the invasion.