November 8th, 2011
09:04 PM ET

New book challenges details of Osama Bin Laden's death

Erin Burnett interviews former Navy Seal Chuck Pfarrer, whose new book disputes claims made by the Obama Administration on the timeline of the Osama Bin Laden mission in Pakistan. Earlier Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr reported that senior members of the U.S. military have raised question about the book and the author's claims that he had inside knowledge about what happened.


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Air Force admits incidents of 'gross mismanagement' at Dover mortuary
November 8th, 2011
06:47 PM ET

Air Force admits incidents of 'gross mismanagement' at Dover mortuary

By CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr,

Washington (CNN) - U.S. Air Force investigators found "serious misconduct" in the handling of remains of the nation's war dead at the Dover Air Force Base Mortuary, the Office of Special Counsel said Tuesday.

At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz referred to "gross mismanagement" in some aspects of the mortuary's operations. Schwartz said Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has appointed a panel to review operations at the Dover mortuary.

"What I want to talk about is tough stuff. Given the context of this, if I find difficulty in finding the right words, you'll understand," Schwartz said at the news conference.
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November 8th, 2011
04:53 PM ET

"Serious concerns" over new report on Iran's nuclear program

The International Atomic Energy Agency says it has "serious concerns" about Iran's nuclear program, and many questions over the weapons component of the program remain unaswered. Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty takes a look at what is inside the report.


Filed under: Ahmadinejad • IAEA • Iran • Nuclear • Security Clearance on TV • weapons
UN report on Iran a "big deal"
November 8th, 2011
02:15 PM ET

UN report on Iran a "big deal"

The International Atomic Energy Agency issued a critical report Tuesday saying that it has "serious concerns" about Iran's nuclear program and has obtained "credible" information that the Islamic republic may be developing nuclear weapons.

The IAEA report, the most detailed to date on the Iranian program's military scope, found no evidence that Iran has made a strategic decision to actually build a bomb. But its nuclear program is more ambitious and structured, and more progress has been made than previously known.

"The agency has serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program," the report said. "After assessing carefully and critically the extensive information available to it, the agency finds the information to be, overall, credible. The information indicates that Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device."

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the report had just arrived and refrained from commenting on details at an afternoon briefing. But a senior U.S. official called the report "a big deal."

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the report a sham.

"The Americans have fabricated a stack of papers and he keeps speaking about them," he said on state-run Press TV.

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Filed under: Ahmadinejad • Arms Control • IAEA • Intelligence • Iran • Nuclear • United Nations
Israeli Defense Minister discusses Iran's nuclear program
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak
November 8th, 2011
09:14 AM ET

Israeli Defense Minister discusses Iran's nuclear program

With the International Atomic Energy Agency set to release a report this week on the status of Iran's nuclear program, much of the attention has also focused on Israel, and the question of whether Israel is preparing a military strike against Iran's nuclear program. In an interview with Israeli radio on Tuesday, Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak had a wide ranging discussion on the subject of Iran. Here are some of his comments from the interview.

"there is a need for fatal sanction including on the central bank."

"Israel has not decided yet on any operation".

"the debate over Iran is a demagogic intimidation campaign."
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Filed under: IAEA • Iran • Israel • Nuclear