David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, discusses his latest book The Inheritance.
He describes the successes and shortcomings of the Bush administration, and explores the unresolved national security challenges that face President Obama.
David E. Sanger
David E. Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and is one of the newspaper's senior writers. In a 24-year career at the paper, he has reported from New York, Tokyo, and Washington, covering a wide variety of issues surrounding foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation, Asian affairs, and, for the past five years, the arc of the Bush presidency. Twice he has been a member of Times reporting teams that won the Pulitzer Prize.
His most recent book is The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power (Harmony, 2009), a Times best-seller that explores the national security challenges facing President Barack Obama.
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, argues the U.S. invasion of Iraq allowed China to enjoy unprecedented growth and expanded global influence throughout the developing world.
David Sanger says items like granite countertops and kitty litter regularly set off the nuclear scanners set-up by Homeland Security in major American ports, though a recreation of Little Boy, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, did not.
"We have protected ourselves fully against Chinese toilets, but we're still working pretty hard on the nuclear bomb problem," he says.