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Australian officials say an "object of interest" in the search for the Flight 370 has been found, but Malaysian authorities said it was too early to tell if it is a real lead. Erin Burnett has the latest.
January 23rd, 2013
08:46 PM ET

Clinton, Johnson in testy exchange over Benghazi: "I was surprised by the secretary's reaction"

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified in front of both chambers of Congress Wednesday - facing questions  over the September 11th terror attack in Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had a heated exchange with Clinton during the hearing and is OutFront exclusively with Erin Burnettt. FULL POST


Filed under: Congress • Libya • News • OutFront Exclusive • Politics
December 13th, 2012
01:08 PM ET

Panetta: The mission of defeating and deterring al Qaeda is well on the way

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about whether the mission to defeat al Qaeda is accomplished.

Panetta: al Qaeda still No. 1 threat

"The mission of defeating and deterring al Qaeda I think is well on the way towards achieving the mission with regards to Afghanistan." Panetta added, "We have had remarkable success going after special operations against al Qaeda here and we're continuing to do that."

Programming Note: Erin Burnett reports from Kabul with an exclusive interview with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on the future of Afghanistan and the ongoing fight against al Qaeda.

December 12th, 2012
08:17 PM ET

Exclusive: Panetta says Syria's chemical weapons represent a real danger

Our fifth story OutFront: a desperate situation.

Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad fired at least four short-range scud missiles at rebel fighters today, according to U.S. officials.

The White House says this escalation in fighting is just the latest example of the Assad regime's desperate attempts to defeat the opposition in a civil war that has killed almost 40,000 people over twenty months.

The United States is monitoring the situation closely. Earlier today, Erin sat down with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in Afghanistan in an exclusive interview and asked him if he is concerned about Syria using chemical weapons.


Filed under: Military • OutFront Exclusive • Syria
Panetta works on post-2014 Afghan troop plan, and comes OutFront with Erin Burnett
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - DECEMBER 12: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, second from right speaks before a dinner with commander at International Security Assistance Force headquarters on December 12, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Defense Secretary is expected to meet with troops to thank them for their service. (Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images)
December 12th, 2012
05:13 PM ET

Panetta works on post-2014 Afghan troop plan, and comes OutFront with Erin Burnett

More than 20,000 American troops are set to leave Afghanistan by 2014. The Afghan war has left more than 2,000 Americans dead and 18,000 wounded. Was the mission accomplished? Was the sacrifice worth it?

CNN's Erin Burnett reports from LIVE from Kabul on the future of Afghanistan on Thursday, December 13th. Burnett sat down with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who is in Afghanistan meeting with American commanders on the U.S. troop presence in the country after 2014.

Pentagon, White House planning on post-2014 U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan

Panetta told reporters Wednesday that President Barack Obama will make a decision on how many troops will remain in Afghanistan after the American combat mission ends in the region.

Burnett talks Secretary Panetta about troop withdrawal in Afghanistan and whether the Afghans can protect themselves and what were the gains from the mission.

Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7pm and 11pm ET on CNN, Thursday, December 13, 2012 for the interview with Secretary Leon Panetta.


Filed under: Afghanistan • International • OutFront Exclusive
Erin Burnett OutFront in Afghanistan
December 10th, 2012
07:46 PM ET

Erin Burnett OutFront in Afghanistan

More than 20,000 American troops are set to leave Afghanistan by 2013. The Afghan war has left more than 2,000 Americans dead and 18,000 wounded. Was the mission accomplished? Was the sacrifice worth it?

McKeon: It's tough to work with Karzai

CNN's Erin Burnett reports from Afghanistan on the future of the war-torn country. Burnett will be talking to American leaders, soldiers, Afghan civilians and leadership.

Erin Burnett will be LIVE from Afghanistan on Thursday, December 13th.

Programming Note: U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sits down with Erin Burnett for an exclusive interview on the future of Afghanistan.

Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p and 11p ET on CNN.


Filed under: Afghanistan • OutFront Exclusive
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