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David Sanger

David Sanger appears in the following:

Debate Over National Debt Limit: Is a "Balanced Approach" Possible?

Monday, July 04, 2011

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, joins Yasmeen Khan to discuss U.S. lawmakers' continuing efforts to reach an agreement on the debt limit. Senators are off today, but they're forgoing the rest of their July 4th recess to get back to work tomorrow.

Gates to Hand Defense Post Over to Panetta

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tomorrow, the Obama administration will shuffle its top civilian military position when Leon Panetta, 73, replaces Robert Gates as the secretary of defense. For a nation stretched thin by three ongoing military engagements, the new Secretary of Defense is going to have little time for on-the-job training. Instead, he can hope to learn from the example left behind by his out-going colleague.

 

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A Closer Look at President Obama's Drawdown in Afghanistan

Monday, June 27, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on President Obama's plans in Afghanistan and on Congressional lawmakers' decision to condemn the administration's role in the conflict in Libya.

President Obama Weighs Options for Afghan Pullout

Monday, June 20, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs President Obama's gameplan in Afghanistan and a former ambassador's decision to enter the race for the White House.

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U.S. Said to Have Stopped North Korean Missile Shipment to Myanmar

Monday, June 13, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on arms shipments from North Korea to Myanmar, the Chinese and American economies, and President Obama on the campaign trail.

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Obama Administration Considers Faster Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Monday, June 06, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on a potential troop reduction in Afghanistan, American interests in Yemen, and the latest unemployment figures.

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Can Troops Really Leave Afghanistan in July?

Monday, June 06, 2011

The troop drawdown in Afghanistan is scheduled to begin in July, but we don't yet know how many will be taken out of the country. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that a slower drawdown is needed when he spoke from Afghanistan on his farewell visit to troops before his retirement. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times analyzes the situation. He says we haven't yet heard from the new Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta. It is likely, says Sanger, that President Obama do what he did in Iraq, essentially setting a date for the ultimate drawdown and leave the pace of the withdrawal up to the commanders. 

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President Obama Subtly Shifts NATO Aims in Libya

Friday, May 27, 2011

President Obama made a subtle, rhetorical shift in his Libya policy on Wednesday in London. After nearly three months of stating that U.S. priorities were to protect civilians from massacres, The President now says the goal is to make sure that the Libyan people will be "finally free of 40 years of tyranny,” at the hands of Col. Moammar Gadhafi. The President spoke to British Parliament at Westminster Hall, and in a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron. For more on what this means for transatlantic relations, we turn to David Sanger, Chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times.

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President Obama's Strategy for Arab World

Friday, May 20, 2011

In his speech on the Arab world on Thursday, President Obama evoked images of the American Revolution, the Civil Rights Movement and the Fall of the Iron Curtain to parallel American values and the Arab uprisings. The speech comes nearly six months after the uprisings began in Tunis, and the state of democracy in Tunisia and Egypt is precarious at best. But what concrete steps is Obama promising — and can he come through?

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Sen. Kerry in Pakistan, IMF Head in NYPD Custody

Monday, May 16, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on Sen. Kerry's trip to Pakistan and the allegations against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Back in News at Panetta Confirmation Hearing

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Since the shooting death of Osama bin Laden, the news has been dominated by stories of the former al-Qaida leader; but, the country’s foreign policy priorities do not end with the discover of his Abbottabad compound. By the time that Leon Panetta takes the stand for his Senate confirmation hearing, politicians on the Left and the Right will be clamoring for their chance have their foreign policy issues back in the limelight. To preview some of the issues we that will make their way back into the news we speak with David Sanger, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times.

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U.S. Steps Up Pressure on Pakistan After Bin Laden's Death

Monday, May 09, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on the increased pressure on Pakistan by the United States following the death of Osama bin Laden.

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Osama Bin Laden Killed By American Forces

Monday, May 02, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on the implications of Osama bin Laden's death.

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David E. Sanger on the Death of Osama bin Laden and the Arab World

Monday, May 02, 2011

David E. Sanger, the Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times, discusses what kind of impact the death of Osama bin Laden will have on the Arab World, a region where protests continue.

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Bin Laden Death a Significant US Milestone

Monday, May 02, 2011

The day after Sept. 11, 2001, journalists from around the world flocked to the Middle East to cover what would be become the defining story of the decade. Osama bin Laden instantly became a household name and Al Qaeda was America's new enemy. Now, nearly ten years later, the U.S. has achieved its original mission in Afghanistan — to find and kill bin Laden. To mark this historic moment, we talk with two veteran reporters who've been covering the story from day one: David Sanger and Rod Nordland, reporters with our partner The New York Times.

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Obama to Name CIA Director Panetta as Defense Secretary

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Associated Press reports this morning that President Obama will name current CIA director Leon Panetta as the replacement for Defense Secretary Robert Gates. He'd also make General David Patreaeus Panetta's replacement at the CIA. The changes are expected to take effect this summer, after a Senate confirmation. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times speaks with us about this news.

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Washington Report: Wikileaks Documents on Guantanamo Bay

Monday, April 25, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in a recently released trove of Wikileaks documents.

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Two Visions for a Federal Budget and Gadhafi's Future

Monday, April 18, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on two budget plans and the future for Moammar Gadhafi.

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US and Allies Seek Safe Haven for Gadhafi

Monday, April 18, 2011

The meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin last week solidified the main objective to end Colonel Moammar Gadhafi's regime. But big questions remain — including where Gadhafi could seek refuge if he left Libya. It turns out that the U.S. and its allies have been hard at work to find a country that will accept Gadhafi — and where he might willingly go.

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President Obama and "Gang of Six" Take on Federal Deficit

Monday, April 11, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on two plans to reduce the federal deficit, which now stands at more than $14 trillion.

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