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AirTalk for January 3, 2002

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Pakistan and India

Are they on the brink of war? Larry Mantle discusses the escalating tensions between Pakistan and India, and how history has shaped the pending crisis between these two nations with UCLA professor Stanley Wolpert.

Orange County Edition

Host Larry Mantle talks with Chris Reed of the Orange County Register about the latest news in Orange County. Topics include: 2001 as the Year of El Toro, Huntington Beach City Councilman Dave Garofalo Quits, D.A. Tony Rakaukas Subject of Grand Jury Investigation, New Interpretation of Proposition 13, and UCI Sex Crime Case.

Update on War in Afghanistan and What's Next

At the beginning of our military involvement in Afghanistan, critics of the policy warned that we may be facing a protracted conflict with no exit strategy like Vietnam. Why was it so easy for American armed forces to succeed in overtaking the Taliban and al Qaeda when so many thought this would be an impossible task? What will the next phase bring not only in Afghanistan but also in the War on Terrorism? Larry Mantle speaks with senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Stanford law professor, Abraham Sofaer.

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