Susan Rice as National Security Advisor, Syria and Turkey

Jun 5, 2013

U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice
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President Obama has chosen U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice to replace Tom Donilon as National Security Advisor.  Rice withdrew her name from consideration as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's replacement after drawing criticism from Republicans for statements made about the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.  Host Ben Kieffer talks with political analysts Lindsay Cohn, University of Northern Iowa and Jim McCormick, Iowa State University about the politics of this appointment and what we might expect from Rice.  They also discuss the widening conflict in Syria and ongoing protests in Turkey.