Airs Tuesday, September 10 at 8 p.m. President Obama will address the nation Tuesday night at 8 p.m. CT on the situation in Syria. He will present to the nation his case for military action against Syria. Red River Radio & NPR news will provide full coverage and analysis of the President's address. Audie Cornish will host our coverage and will be joined by NPR Correspondent Mara Liasson, Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman, Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving, and Congressional Correspondent Tamara Keith will join from Capitol Hill.
Airs Sunday, September 1 at 7 p.m. There are no good options and many reasons not to intervene in Syria: Assad's powerful allies, the public's aversion to another war, and wariness over an opposition army that includes Islamic extremists. Holding back means ignoring a growing humanitarian crisis, where the number dead have topped 100,000. Discovery of Assad’s use of chemical weapons prompted President Obama to approve the delivery of small arms and ammunition to rebel forces. But does this call for more assertive policy from the administration, or would direct intervention hurt our strategic interests?
Airs Sunday, September 1 at 6 p.m. This episode of America Abroad explores how the US and the international community have responded to humanitarian crises around the globe since after the Cold War, from Rwanda and Bosnia to Libya and Syria. At the heart of the program is this fundamental question: what does it take – and what should it take – for world powers to intervene to save lives?