January 16th, 2013
08:59 PM ET

"Mali is the first victim of Libya," says Rep. Mike Rogers

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) weighs in on the conflict in Mali and says the administration needs an 'overarching' plan for the region.

American hostages are held in Algeria and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is calling it a terrorist attack.

Algeria's interior minister says Islamists angry over Algeria's support for the French offensive in Mali attacked an oil field in southern Algeria today, killing two people and seizing a number of hostages.

The exact number of U.S. hostages is unclear - the U.S. government says perhaps as few as three American are being held.

OutFront tonight: Republican Congressman Mike Rogers of Michigan is the chairman of the House intelligence committee. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and also served as a FBI special agent.

Filed under: International • Libya • Mali
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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Is it possible that you've met the only elected official in town who can help?

    January 17, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Reply

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