Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Presidential debate: A foreign policy study guide

60 Minutes Overtime Staff |
October 22, 2012

I wish I had found this be4  last debate.  But I did not, but I have added it.  I thought  it was worth the listen too. It is a good intro into foreign policy. Especially for us Dummies!


Sneaking across the border, Clarissa Ward reports from Syria's most dangerous city, Aleppo, where a battle rages between rebel groups and Syria's military.
["Aleppo," reported by Clarissa Ward and produced by Ben Plesser aired on 60 Minutes on October 14th.]


A powerful Chinese telecom company named Huawei is trying to build the next generation of U.S. digital networks, prompting an outcry in Washington over espionage risk.
["Huawei," reported by Steve Kroft and produced by Graham Messick, aired on 60 Minutes on October 7th.]


An update on the war in Afghanistan from Lara Logan: A deadly phenomenon-- known as "insider attacks"-- is killing more and more U.S. troops, while al Qaeda fighters make a comeback. Logan interviews Hamid Karzai and Gen. John Allen.
["The Longest War" reported by Lara Logan and produced by Max McClellan, aired on 60 Minutes on Sept. 30th.]

Compare the candidates

In separate interviews, President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, discuss the election year's hot button issues.
["Campaign 2012" aired on 60 Minutes on September 23rd.]


In a rare interview, Meir Dagan, ex-chief of Israel's national intelligence agency, speaks out against a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.
["Spymaster," reported by Lesley Stahl and produced by Shachar Bar-On, aired on 60 Minutes on Sept 16th.]


A mysterious computer virus is unleashed, attacking a nuclear facility in Iran. Is the infrastructure of the U.S. vulnerable to a Stuxnet-style attack?
["Stuxnet," reported by Steve Kroft and produced by Graham Messick, aired on 60 Minutes on July 1st.]

European Union

There are only a few things that could derail the U.S. economic recovery, and one of them is the debt crisis in Europe.
["An Imperfect Union," reported by Steve Kroft and produced by Graham Messick and Coleman Cowan, aired on 60 Minutes on April 8th.]

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