Commonwealth National Podcast

David Sanger: Obama Encounters the World (2/25/2009)


David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times; Author, The Inheritance
In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club

Sanger presents new directions for U.S. national security. As our new president inherits a country that has drastically changed its appearance both domestically and abroad, he faces huge challenges. Sanger delivers an intelligence briefing on the complexities of Obama’s transition. Citing previous changes of power and a number of issues, he explains why this transition may be the toughest yet.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on February 25, 2009.