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Should Obama Continue Covert Operations In Iran? - David Sanger

Complete video at: David Sanger, New York Times White House correspondent, examines several covert operations initiated against Iran by the Bush administration, and discusses the likelihood that President Obama will continue them. ----- President Obama steps into office immediately confronted by multiple pressing foreign policy puzzles. Iran's march to nuclear power, ongoing volatility in Gaza, Russia's increasingly fraught relations with Europe and the struggle to stabilize Afghanistan almost make it possible to forget that Iraq remains America's largest overseas commitment. How will each of these challenges be met and what should take priority? David Sanger and Barbara Slavin discuss. -- Council on Foreign Relations David E. Sanger is the White House Correspondent for the New York Times. A graduate of Harvard College in 1982, Sanger has been writing for the New York Times for over 24 years covering New York, Tokyo and, most recently, Washington. He has reported on such issues as foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation, Asian affairs, and the revitalization of Boston's Parker House hotel. He currently covers the Bush presidency. Before coming to the White House, Sanger was a correspondent and then bureau chief of the New York Times bureau in Tokyo. There he developed a specialization in writing on the influence of economics on foreign policy and the relationships between the United States and its major allies, a beat which he continues to pursue in Washington. He left Asia in 1994 to become the chief Washington economic correspondent, later being named senior writer. In 1999 Sanger joined the ranks of Elisabeth Bumiller as White House correspondent. Sanger has received numerous journalistic awards, including being named twice among New York Times reporting teams honored with the Pulitzer Prize. First, in 1987, his reporting team won the Pulitzer for national reporting on its investigation of the space agency following the Challenger disaster. Later, he was among another Pulitzer-winning team to write about the Clinton Administration's struggle to control exports to China.
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