General Hugh Shelton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during 9/11, talks about how decisions are made in the Pentagon. Then, our election series, The Big Picture, takes a look at the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and whether they're having much of an impact on the midterm elections. Also, Nicole Krauss discusses her latest novel, Great House. And, New York Times columnist Gail Collins helps us answer the question, How Did Politics in America Get So Weird? Plus, Elmore Leonard (who turned 85 yesterday) on his latest novel.