Amanpour: Mark Esper, Massoumeh Ebtekar, Elissa Slotkin and Turki Al-Faisal


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Mark Esper, U.S. Defense Secretary, joins Christiane Amanpour to defend the decision to carry out a targeted killing of Iran's top military commander, Qasem Soleimani. He explains why he doesn't regret the decision as well as the "imminent threat" that justified such an extreme course of action. Massoumeh Ebtekar, the Iranian Vice President on Women and Family Affairs, gives her counter-viewpoint, arguing that the White House made a serious miscalculation. Elissa Slotkin, U.S. House Democrat for Michigan, weighs in on the debate by giving her expert analysis as a former CIA analyst who served 3 tours in Iraq. She explains the war power resolution that she has been tasked with drawing up, to block the president's path to war in the region. Turki Al-Faisal, former Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., discusses concern coming out of the Kingdom and the effort launched to deescalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran. via Knit

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