Underscoring the revelation that the suicide bomber who killed seven CIA agents in Afghanistan was a double agent, a new report excoriates American intelligence efforts in Afghanistan, saying local newspapers offer more information to policy makers than intelligence reports. At home, President Obama meets today to discuss intelligence failures that allowed an alleged terrorist to board a U.S.-bound flight over Christmas. We'll have a full roundup with Siobhan Gorman, intelligence reporter for The Wall Street Journal.
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Lessons from Libya
The Libyan government claims it has convinced a group that had close ties to Osama bin Laden to renounce Al Qaeda and its violent methods. Members of the extremist Libyan Islamic Fighting Group trained with bin Laden in Afghanistan and they could provide a windfall of intelligence to the West. Borzou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times met with the group recently in Tripoli and joins us with more.
Musician Dave Rawlings
Musician Dave Rawlings is better known as bluegrass singer-songwriter Gillian's Welch's other half. Now Rawlings has stepped from the background with his first solo CD, under the name, "The Dave Rawlings Machine." It's called "A Friend of a Friend" and he joined us from Nashville to talk about it.
Music from the show
- Kar Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
- Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
- The Funk Brothers, "Keep Me Hangin' On"
- Steve Earle, "America v6.0"
- Fred Hirsch, "Desafinado"
- Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
- Rodrigo and Gabriela, "Logos"
- Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, "Caleb Meyer"
- Dave Rawlings, "I Hear Them All"
- Jesse Fuller, "Monkey And The Engineer," performed by Dave Rawlings
- Neil Young, "Cortez The Killer," performed by Dave Rawlings
- Dave Rawlings, "Bells of Harlem"
This program aired on January 5, 2010.