- Inside the U.S. military
A new survey of active duty and retired military officers shows an increasing concern over the ability of the U.S. military to handle conflicts beyond Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a lack of faith in civilian leadership.9:06 a.m.
William Dobson: Managing editor of Foreign Policy Magazine.
William Nash: Retired Army general with experience in Iraq, Bosnia, and Kosovo. He's currently a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
- Holding fast on Wall Street
Bear Stearns agreed to be sold to competitor J.P. Morgan for what's being called a fire-sale price. The move was recommended by the Fed to shore up investor confidence that Wall Street has enough capital to weather the credit crisis.9:45 a.m.
Peter Morici: Professor at University of Maryland's school of business.
- Birth mothers, adoptees debate open access to birth certificates
People who were adopted may gain access to their original birth certificates if a bill before the state Legislature passes. But is the bill putting the interests of the adoptee before the rights of their birth parents?10:06 a.m.
Sandy Sperazza: Birth parent of Beth Meyer.
Beth Meyer: The daughter Sandy gave up for adoption. They were later reunited.
Madonna King: President of Children's Home Society and Family Services, an adoption agency in Minnesota.
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