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Washington Journal for Tuesday, January 8

Washington, DC
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

On the Phone: Josh Rogin, Foreign Policy, Senior Staff Writer @joshrogin

Topic:  Guest talked about the foreign policy challenges of 2013, and also addressed the recent nominations to head the CIA and Defense Department, as well as last month’s nomination for Secretary of State, and reflected on what they say about foreign policy directions for the second Obama Administration term. 

Jane Harman, Wilson Center, Director, President & CEO @thewilsoncenter

Topic: President Obama on Monday nominated John Brennan, his current counterterrorism senior adviser and career CIA officer, to head the agency.

Frank Oliveri, Congressional Quarterly, Defense & Foreign Policy Writer @faoliveri

Topic: Pres. Obama’s recent announcement that he is nominating former  Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to be Secretary of Defense, succeeding Leon Panetta.  He also discussed the $633B 2013 defense authorization bill which Pres. Obama signed into law with cuts to the Pentagon budget.

Lt. Col. John Nagl (Ret.), Center for a New American Security

Topic: Afghan President Hamid Karzai's upcoming visit to Washington to discuss U.S.-Afghan relations, specifically troop levels in Afghanistan; aid to the country and corruption charges.

Updated: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10:42am (ET)

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