We got ourselves into this, and some researchers have a plan for getting ourselves out.
The airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, was the target of a rocket attack this week. The Taliban has claimed responsibility and the group says that U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis was intended to be in the crosshairs. Mattis had left the airport by the time the rocket hit and no one was injured.
Meanwhile, we’re learning more about how ISIS has devastated the Syrian city of Raqqa and how efforts to reclaim the city from the terror group has resulted in countless fatalities of civilians.
We focus on terror abroad and catch up on international news, including how Chad ended up on the latest version of the Trump administration’s travel ban and women behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia.
- Peter Bergen CNN's national security analyst; vice president and director of the international security program at New America; author of "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists"
- Gillian Turner Fox News contributor; acting director for Legislative Affairs at the National Security Council in the Obama administration
- Clemens Wergin Washington bureau chief, Die Welt, a moderately conservative German daily newspaper
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