60 Minutes Season 48 Episode 5 - Vice President Biden | The New Burma | Inside the Air War

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Watch 60 Minutes season 48 episode 5 online for free at WatchSeriesLite. Vice President Biden- Joe Biden will discuss his decision not to run for president on 60 Minutes. The vice president will appear, with his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, on television for the first time since announcing Wednesday that he will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination.The New Burma – 60 Minutes goes to Burma before the country’s historic elections to report on its democratic movement and speak to the Nobel Prize-winning woman most responsible for it. Bill Whitaker reports from the former military dictatorship and speaks to the iconic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.Inside the Air War – On the combat operations floor of the nerve center for the air war against ISIS, David Martin and 60 Minutes cameras watch as a B-1 bomber zeroes in on its target. On one wall they can see a map tracking all the planes — including Russian — over Iraq and Syria. On another wall, they watch a live-video feed from an unmanned drone orbiting the target — a cluster of buildings which U.S. intelligence believes is hiding an ISIS car bomb factory. Lt. Gen. Charles Brown, the commander of the air war, joins them on the operations floor and describes the strike as it unfolds in real time. This is the first-ever look inside the command center — located in a bunker-like building in the Persian Gulf country of Qatar — for the 14-month-old air campaign against ISIS. The air war costs the U.S. $10 million-a-day and Lt. Gen. Brown describes for Martin the amount of work that single B-1 strike entailed. “Scheduling-wise [its] about a three-day process and some of those targets we’ve looked at for…days, weeks and sometimes months,” he tells Martin. The mission 60 Minutes follows results in the destruction of the buildings with secondary explosions indicating that explosives were stored inside. It is one of 47 such facilities the U.S. and allied planes have hit over the past six weeks. Brown acknowledges that ISIS will probably set up another factory elsewhere, but that, he says, is the nature of this war, which pits a superpower against an enemy intent on dragging the Middle East back to the Middle Ages. This popular news magazine provides both hard hitting investigations, interviews and features, along with people in the news and current events. 60 Minutes has …

Air Date: October 25, 2015

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