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    Obama in Germany: "Please, Please Let's Not Break Up!"

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by international affairs and security analyst Mark Sleboda to discuss President Obama's final trip abroad.

    President Obama is meeting European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel today and will meet with the leaders of Italy, France and Britain on Friday. Coming as it does following the election of Donald Trump what is the main agenda of Obama in Europe?

    Russia and the Syrian Army have launched a major offensive to retake all of Aleppo from Islamist forces while Russian airstrikes in Idlib may represent a new phase in the Syria war. Becker speaks with Syrian journalist Kevork Almassian about what's next in Syria's war.

    When Donald Trump takes office on January 20th, he will oversee and control the largest surveillance machine in history. How did this police state get constructed and what kind of powers will Trump have? Joining Becker is former CIA analyst and case officer John Kiriakou.

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