Live from Washington DC, Real News Senior Editor Paul Jay sat down with columnist Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report, investigative journalist Gareth Porter, and Nina Hachigian of the Center for American Progress. In part two of that discussion, the panel discusses Obama’s
relationship to the industrial-military complex.

Glen Ford, Nina Hachigian, and Gareth Porter

Glen Ford is a distinguished radio-show host and commentator. In 1977, Ford co-launched, produced and hosted America's Black Forum, the first nationally syndicated Black news interview program on commercial television. In 1987, Ford launched Rap It Up, the first nationally syndicated Hip Hop music show, broadcast on 65 radio stations. Ford co-founded the Black Commentator in 2002 and in 2006 he launched the Black Agenda Report. Ford is also the author of The Big Lie: An Analysis of U.S. Media Coverage of the Grenada Invasion.

Nina Hachigian is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Previously, Hachigian served as a Senior Political Scientist at RAND Corporation. She has been a guest on "Real Time with Bill Maher," Fox News, CNN International, the "Tavis Smiley Show," and "All Things Considered." She authored The Information Revolution in Asia (RAND, 2003) and co-authored The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise.

Gareth Porter is an historian and investigative journalist on US foreign and military policy analyst. He writes regularly for Inter Press Service on US policy towards Iraq and Iran. Author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam.

Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter is a historian and investigative journalist on US foreign and military policy analyst. He writes regularly for Inter Press Service on US policy towards Iraq and Iran. Author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam.