David E. Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, where he writes about national affairs, U.S. foreign policy, nuclear proliferation and globalization. Based in Washington since 1994, Sanger has also reported from New York and Tokyo in his 26-year career at the Times. He has twice been on Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial teams and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group.
Kerry Nolan talks with The New York Times' David Sanger about what, aside from security, the U-S hopes to take away from the Olympics; how President Obama will try to further his agenda without Congressional help and how there may actually be some cooperation on Capitol Hill with respect to immigration.
Robert Gates is talking about his new book everywhere. But on yesterday's show, he said a few surprising things that deserve follow-up. David Sanger, New York Times national security correspondent and author of Confront and Conceal, discusses some of Gates's comments - on everything from Hillary Clinton to the war in Iraq, deals in Iran, criticizing a sitting president, and the NSA.
On Today's Show: Congress finally revealed the new spending deal. This deal comes in at just over $1 trillion dollars...The National Security Agency has access to almost 100,000 computers around the globe. And it's able to spy on these computers and attack them even when they're not hooked up to the internet...Author and journalist David Satter was expelled from Russia this week after attempting to renew his visa. Satter is the first journalist to be banned from Russia since the Cold War over two decades ago.
David Sanger, National Security correspondent for the New York Times, discusses the limits on the NSA proposed by The Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.
Yesterday, a panel of presidential advisers released its recommendations on the NSA's mass data collection program. The panel urged President Barack Obama to end the government's systematic collection of logs of all Americans' phone calls and refrain from tapping into any commercial or private efforts to collect data. David Sanger, National Security Correspondent for our partner The New York Times, helps unpack the report.
Kerry Nolan speaks with the New York Times' David Sanger about how the late Nelson Mandela was viewed by the West during the Cold War years; Germany hasn't let the furor over the NSA's alleged wiretapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel die down and the US unemployment rate has finally dropped to 7 percent.
This week, John Kerry announced that a security pact between the US and Afghanistan had been agreed upon. But in a surprise announcement just a day later, Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced the pact would not be signed until after Afghanistan’s presidential elections in April 2014, leaving the US military’s future presence in the country unclear. NPR’s international correspondent Sean Carberry in Kabul, and David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power discuss the possible deal, which allowed troops to stay in Afghanistan until 2024 -- although the President has long promised 2014 would be the deadline.
Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the difficulty in finding a place to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile; DC's local insurance commissioner was sacked after he made a negative remark about the ACA website and remembering JFK, 50 years after his assassination.
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway, 2013) discusses the effort to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program.