David Sanger appears in the following:
Friday, August 07, 2009
Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud has been killed in a U.S. drone attack. While it's not the first time reports of his death have surfaced, the Taliban has confirmed his death. Mehsud is known as Pakistan's most wanted man and has been suspected in the killing of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Does his death mean that the U.S. is closer to success in its mission to rout the Taliban out of Afghanistan and Pakistan? As the American military comes to full strength in the Afghan surge, the Obama administration’s national security team is struggling to come up with specific measurements of progress. David Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, and he's writing about the administration attempt to set benchmarks for success in Afghanistan.
Also joining the conversation is Andrew Exum, a fellow with the Center for a New American Security. He served two tours as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. He is just back from Afghanistan where he was part of a team of independent analysts whose report is expected to help define the U.S. mission in Afghanistan going forward.
We also speak with retired Colonel Paul Hughes, who is senior program officer at the U.S. Institute of Peace. In 2003 he served as the director of the Strategic Policy Office for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. He believes that the fates of the missions in Afghanistan and Pakistan are completely intertwined and must be closely coordinated.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Yesterday former President Bill Clinton embarked on a surprise mission to North Korea to negotiate the release of two American journalists imprisoned there. Less than 24 hours later he is returning victorious, with the two women safely aboard his plane. How did he do it? Was the deal pre-cooked? Why did Robert Gibbs, the White House spokesman, specifically state that Clinton did not carry a private message to Kim il Jong from President Obama? To help us unravel the mystery, The Takeaway talks to New York Times reporter David Sanger.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
For more on the conflict with North Korea, watch the video below.
Friday, May 29, 2009
For more of The Takeaway's coverage of North Korea, click here. For a look at Kim Jung Il, click here.
—New York Times correspondent David Sanger on North Korea
Monday, May 04, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
For more, read his article with Mark Landler, Global Leaders Meeting to Resolve Rift on Economic Plan in today's New York Times.
Friday, February 13, 2009
For more of the New York Times' coverage of this issue, read Mark Mazzetti's article, Global Economy Top Threat to U.S., Spy Chief Says, in today's paper.
— David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, on the global spread of the economic crisis
Monday, February 02, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
For a deeper analysis, read David Sanger's article, Nationalization Gets a New, Serious Look, in today's New York Times.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
For more, read David Sanger's new book The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power.
For The Takeaway's idea of what President Obama needs to know on his first day in office, check out our Briefing Book series.
Friday, December 19, 2008
— New York Times’ Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger on the potential White House loan to the auto industry
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
— David Sanger on the auto industry
Monday, December 01, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama is expected to introduce his national security team today. The team is expected to include the current Defense Secretary Robert Gates and former rival Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state.
Joining us to talk about what these choices mean and what they signal for Obama's national security prioirties is New York Times reporter David Sanger, who wrote the front page article in today's Times, "A Handpicked Team for a Foreign Policy Shift".