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Aug 21

Consider This: Syria, military sexual assault, paying college athletes

A young survivor of what activists say is a Wednesday gas attack in Damascus, Syria.
Mohamed Abdullah/Reuters

SHOULD THE US HAVE A ROLE IN SYRIA?

Tonight on Consider This: Antonio Mora will look at U.S. policy in relation to Syria, in the wake of an alleged chemical attack near Damascus by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, and a year and a day after President Barack Obama warned that the U.S. would see such an attack as a “red line.” P.J. Crowley, a former assistant secretary of state for public affairs, and Janine Zacharia, a journalist and visiting lecturer at Stanford University, will look at what might be next for the U.S. and Syria.

MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT

How are cases of sexual assault being handled by the military? Guests who will discuss this issue are former Air Force Staff Sergeant Colleen Bushnell, who was sexually assaulted by two superior officers during her years in active service, Christopher Kilmartin, a professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of Mary Washington, and Tim Bilecki, a defense attorney in military court. 

SHOULD COLLEGE ATHLETES BE PAID?

College athletes often get scholarships, but should they also receive payment? Dave Zirin, the sports editor of The Nation, and Zach Dirlam, a featured columnist for Bleacher Report, will discuss.  



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