The attack on Paris: what it means for France, ISIS, the Middle East, and the US

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Guests: Senator Chris Coons, Murtaza Hussain, and Barak Mendelsohn

France is in a state of national mourning after a horrifying series of terror attacks in Paris on Friday night. More than 100 people were killed, and many more were wounded, some very seriously injured. The terrorists killed themselves and a manhunt continues as officials look for accomplices. French president Francoise Hollande said it was an act of war and promised a merciless response to ISIS that has claimed responsibility for the attacks. We’ll first check in with SENATOR CHRIS COONS of Delaware, member of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, for his perspective on the attacks and what it means for the US, France, and foreign policy in the Middle East. Then we’ll hear from MURTAZA HUSSAIN of The Intercept and BARAK MENDELSOHN of Haverford College on the implications of the attack, how France will respond, and what it means for the region and the world.

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