Secy. Defense Leon Panetta & Gen. Martin Dempsey on the military's readiness to looming sequestration cuts.
Defense Secy. Leon Panetta on Benghazi and how the aftermath was handled by the Obama administration.
Secy. Defense Leon Panetta & Gen. Martin Dempsey on the growing al Qaeda threat in North Africa.
Defense Secy. Leon Panetta & Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey weigh in on the ongoing situation in Syria.
ON STATE OF THE UNION
Candy Crowley sat down with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey to discuss Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearings, the U.S. troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, and the threat of al Qaeda in North Africa and lingering questions about the Benghazi attack. Panetta says his biggest concern is "if the sequester is allowed to go into effect, I think it could seriously impact on the readiness in the United States. And that's a serious issue." Dempsey echoed him "I couldn't agree more. We face a true readiness crisis."
Then our panel – The Hill's Associate Editor A.B. Stoddard, Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Former Obama Adviser Melody Barnes and Time Magazine's Executive Editor Mike Duffy – talked immigration, guns, and the economy's mixed signals.
Plus, 2006 Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward shares his take on the growing focus on head injuries in the NFL "I mean, as players, we know what we sign up for. The NFL is not for everybody."
And finally, on Super Bowl Sunday what can Washington learn from football? Fmr. VA Sen. George Allen tells us they aren't so different.
Former VA governor George Allen shares his experiences moving from the gridiron to the government.
Former NFL MVP Hines Ward gives his perspective on the safety of NFL players as well as his Super Bowl prediction.
Passage of gun and immigration legislation faces skepticism as backers' priorities - on right and left - questioned.
State of the Union panel debates President Obama's domestic priorities including immigration, gun control and economic recovery.