National Security Adviser Susan Rice returns to State of the Union for a wide ranging interview about Obama’s foreign policy blueprint and of course, Benghazi.
Plus, the last American soldier held captive in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held for nearly five years, is released in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees. House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers, General Jim Jones, and diplomat Nick Burns are live in our studio with their reaction.
Also joining us, former Senator Jim Webb, combat veteran and author of "I Heard My Country Calling.” What is his country saying to him following Eric Shinseki’s high-profile exit from the Department of Veterans Affairs?
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By CNN's Deena Zaru
President Obama reaffirmed Wednesday in his commencement speech at West Point that the United States will not intervene militarily in Syria, stating that there is “no military solution that can eliminate the terrible suffering anytime soon.”
Taking boots on the ground off the table, the President supports a collaborative and political approach. He pledged to work with Congress to “ramp up” support for elements of the Syrian opposition who "offer the best alternative to terrorists and a brutal dictator."
By CNN's Tracey Webb
Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, May 30, 2014
1. Shinseki resigns. President Obama announced that he accepted VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation "with considerable regret." He offered praise for Shinseki, calling his commitment to veterans "unquestioned," but added Shinseki did not want to be a distraction. "His priority is to fix the problem and make sure our vets are getting the care they need," Obama said. "That was Rick's judgment on behalf of his fellow veterans, and I agree." Shinseki had been under increasing fire since CNN first reported delayed medical appointments and phony bookkeeping at a VA hospital in Phoenix. By Thursday, more than 100 members of Congress had called for Shinseki's resignation.