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Is Iran Next?36:17
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photoPulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports in this week's New Yorker that the Pentagon is conducting covert operations in Iran. Publicly, President Bush has been urging diplomacy, but privately, Hersh writes, the administration has been looking at more aggressive paths to target and take out Iran's nuclear facilities.

The Pentagon has called Hersh's report "riddled with errors." But Hersh has been right before — on My Lai and Abu Ghraib. And by all accounts, the course that the U.S. will take to handle the nuclear ambitions of Tehran remains unclear, but the implications for the Pentagon and its war on terror loom.

Tune in to hear about Iran, its nuclear ambitions, and changing the shape of the American military's role in response and beyond.

Guests:

Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, The New Yorker.;
Patrick Clawson, deputy director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.;
Peter Spiegel, defense correspondent, The Financial Times.;
Ali Ansari, professor of history, University of St. Andrews and author of "Modern Iran Since 1921" and "Iran, Islam and Democracy."

This program aired on January 19, 2005.

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