The United States and Britain are withdrawing all non-essential government personnel from Yemen due to threats by al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen. Officials told NBC News Monday they had intercepted an electronic communication between al Qaeda’s leaders in Pakistan and Yemen, in which the leaders discussed carrying out an attack timed to the end of Ramadan. msnbc contributors Evan Kohlmann and General Barry McCaffrey discuss the continued threat posed by al Qaeda nearly 12 years after 9/11, today on Jansing & Co.
Later Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., joins Jansing & Co. to discuss these latest threats… and what he thinks about New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Wiener’s effort to win his endorsement.
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was suspended Monday for 211 games by Major League Baseball. The league alleges he used performance enhancing drugs and then covered it up. But Rodriguez can play while he appeals his suspension, and he made his season debut with the Yankees that the same day. Sports Illustrated’s Ben Reiter will discuss A-Rod’s surreal return and how long he’ll be able to stay in the lineup.
A new Air Force sexual assault prevention poster is drawing sharp criticism; it states: “preventing sexual assault is everyone’s duty” and goes on to list tips on how to avoid becoming a victim. Former Marine Caption Anu Bhagwati, now Executive Director of the Service Women’s Action Network, will talk about her reaction to the poster.
And when he was 15 years old, James St. James killed his mother, father and sister. Now, 46 years later, he’s a psychology professor at Downstate Millikin University in Illinois. NBC’s Kevin Tibbles outlines St. James’ bizarre journey from killer to educator.