In this episode, Mosh looks at the two biggest international stories going into your Tuesday: The US strike on the leader of al Qaeda, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial visit to Taiwan.
First, we dive into the killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri, a key 9/11 plotter and the man who took over al Qaeda after Osama bin Laden. With Zawahiri’s death, all of the top plotters behind the worst terror attack on US soil are now either dead or captured. I discuss what his killing means, the future of the war on terror vs. al Qaeda and ISIS, and the stunning detail that he was living in Kabul, Afghanistan safe house, very close to the Taliban defense ministry.
Next, we look into the implications of Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan this week, now that it has been officially confirmed. China is ratcheting up threats while the White House reiterates that the Chinese shouldn’t turn this visit into a crisis. I answer some of your questions including: Why Pelosi is making the trip, what the Chinese are so worried about, and provide a breakdown of “One China” (the policy that lets us maintain different relations with Taiwan and China).
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Mosheh Oinounou (@mosheh) is an Emmy and Murrow award-winning journalist. He has 20 years of experience at networks including Fox News, Bloomberg Television and CBS News, where he was the executive producer of the CBS Evening News and launched the network's 24 hour news channel. He founded the @mosheh Instagram news account in 2020 and the Mo News podcast and newsletter in 2022.
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