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they will only cause loss of human life. they have to stop and get -- everybody has to encourage dialogue and national reconciliation in yemen. >> and out of the ring former boxer harry reid the senate democratic leader sets off a scramble to succeed him after he announces he's hanging up his gloves at the end of this term. >> my friend senator mcconnell, don't be too elated i'm going to be here for 22 months and i'm going to be doing the same thing i've done since i first came to the senate. >> good day, everyone i'm andrea mitchell in washington. we're continuing to cover breaking news from germany where we learn today new information, the co-pilot andrea lubitz was hiding a secret illness. investigators who searched his
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apartment and family home recovered two torn up sick notes from doctors including one from the day of the crash which was never submitted to germanwings. this as recovery efforts continue of course in france with families of the victims have gathered. they were asked to give dna samples to help identify remains remains, joining me by phone is katy tur and nbc's claudio joins us from the french alps. >> reporter: we don't know exactly much about what the illness is only to say they found evidence of an illness. now, german media is reporting a mental illness, nbc news not able to confirm that. we also know the prosecutor's office during the search of the family home and apartment in
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dusseldorf found doctor's notes that come with a carbon copy and original copy. they found both of those copies which means the carbon copy was never submitted to the employer. you get these two copies and one goes to the employer and you keep one. it's evidence you are not well enough to be at work. neither one went to the employer germanwings. they were for the past few days this week and including the day that he crashed the plane officials say into the side of the mountain which leads the prosecutors to believe he was hiding some sort of mental illness, or some sort of illness from his employer. that would coincide with what lufthansa and germanwings has told us they had no evidence there was anything wrong, that the co-workers never came forward to say he seemed odd or unwell, to coincide what we heard from neighbors, that he was a normal person and he was
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nice and polite and seemed like a fun person. same thing from the people who flew with him that we spoke with at the flying club, they said he enjoyed flying seemed normal. they didn't see evidence this was something he might be capable of. the prosecutor's office wanted to add they did not find any evidence of the suicide note within those searches and also no note claiming responsibility for this. they found no evidence for religious or political affiliation, they are going to continue their investigation to try and find out if they think this was a premeditated crash or if this was something that maybe he just decided to do spur of the moment during the fight. we're also learning that deuce dusseldorf hospital did treat him for something in february and march, most preently on march 10th. they wouldn't specify what they treated him for. but reportedly they did not treat him for depression. a lot of moving parts here
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andrea. and still a lot of unanswered questions. >> what a terrible mystery but new bits of evidence turning up every day. katy tur in germany, thank you so much. claudio lavanga at the crash side. the families are grieving and being asked for dna and can see how difficult this recovery is. >> reporter: it is very difficult, andrea today the helicopters are still taking the recovery workers to the crash site. it is very windy here. we know there are four helicopters deployed to take 15 security emergency and recovery workers on the crash site. the way to do it they drop two at a time 80 meters drop to the crash site while ten of them are dna specialists who will take as much as they can dna samples from the remains and it will then try to match them with a
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dna which was left taken from the families and other five are recovery experts. we'll try to get pieces of debris and of course bodies back. but the families keep coming and we saw 200 relatives of the victims who visited a makeshift memorial about two miles from here. the original officer told us in the next 15 days there will be more to come to up to 1,000 family members will gather here and come and go. we have japanese relatives we've been told will be coming tomorrow and others from other nationality in the next few days and weeks. don't know if you can hear the helicopter is coming along, bringing emergency workers back here. and this is what we're going to see for the next 15 days. we've been told that's how long it will take to recover the
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bodies and the debris. >> and as you -- as we can of course hear the helicopters around them and see them this trip up the mountain to the ravine where the crash took place is very difficult. they can only lower a few recovery experts at a time and so weather permitting this is going to take a while. thanks so much from the crash site. >> after pushing back yesterday, lufthansa, the parent company announced new regulations requiring two people at all times in their cockpits. now questions are being raised about how airlines around the world are monitoring their pilots' physical and emotional well being. joining me now is former ntsb investigator and safety analyst greg feith. you are very familiar with this situation and you were one of the investigators on the silk air flight, one of the previous
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instances where there was a pilot committing suicide with by murder. how complicated is it to find motive and find the bits of evidence especially if they have not found the second black box. >> it is very difficult, andrea because unlike the technical aspects where you have a piece of hardware that fails or something to that effect trying to get into the psyche of one or both pilots is difficult especially if you don't have those people to ask questions of, as in this case. when we did silk air, one of the things we found from the mechanical and technical aspects, the airplane under a variety of mechanical scenarios wouldn't be able to come out of the sky on the radar points that we had had. we had to try and find a way for the airplane to fly those airline points. we found it was manually capable. and that's what led us to
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looking into the background of both pilots and looking into the pilot with financial issues and life changing issues and conglomeration of all of these circumstantial facts with hard fact that we were able to put a story line together that this was an intentional act and not some sort of accident. >> let's talk about this rule. how important is this decision by lufthansa and norwegian yesterday to have two people in the cockpit at all times? on long hauls this takes place, if there is a two person crew or three person crew, but this would be on short yeerp europeans. >> it will be interesting because the whole purpose of having the person in the cockpit was a response to the 9/11 tragedies and so it was a level of security. it was a level of intervention where there would never be a
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solo person in the cockpit for fear that if somebody commandeered the cockpit they could do nepharious things. what we didn't really look at when we put the rules together was of course the pilot being one of the bad guys. and in this case that fortified door and those protocols prevented us from basically salvaging a very bad situation. i think the protocol should be adopted because that is a line of defense, whether the person has a medical issue, a security issue or in this case has a solo act type mentality they want to do some harm to either themselves and or the people on the airplane. >> thank you so much greg feith. big political news today that
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will bring the most dramatic change to the democratic leadership in a decade. democratic leader harry reid announcing by video he's not going to seek re-election in 2016. this ends what would be -- will be a 30-year career that saw the nevada senator reach the highest levels of senator leadership being the majority leader until this past midterm election. a freak accident exercising just a few weeks after losing the majority in the 2014 midterms left reid with broken ribs and serious eye injury. he says health is not the reason he's retired. it announced it on a video. >> this accident has caused us for the first time to have a little down time. i had time to ponder and think, we've got to be more concerned about the country, the senate the state of nevada and then us. and as a result of that i'm not going to run for re-election. >> nbc capitol hill correspondent kelly o'connell,
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he still shows signs of that accident but says it was not his health. kelly, there's a lot of news now on who would be succeeding him in the caucus if the vote goes as reid would like it. >> barely a breath has gone by since the announcement and the question is always who might succeed him. the sort of inside track goes to chuck schumer, in part because harry reid himself has said while it is a decision to be left to the democratic caucus the democratic senators to decide that he believes that chuck schumer earned the job. that's particularly interesting because chuck schumer is not next in line. dick durbin of illinois is the number two in the senate. the minority now whip and this is a bit of a power struggle between dick durbin and chuck schumer. there are many who believe that schumer has the fire and message discipline and the ability to be the face of the party which the senate needs especially in the minority role over the next term of course democrats want to retake the minority at the
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next election. but we've been seeing this brewing about who might succeed reid for some time. the question really was would reid try to run again. i think his spirit tells him he would love to continue. as you heard, these are complex decisions after 30 years in office. and we have seen harry reid slow down for the first time. he has been the public may not realize it a master tack tigs of the senate and workings of government. much of the work happens behind the scenes not the on camera face of the party where his strengths have been most notable but what he has done behind the scenes. it has been an opportunity for him and his wife to pause and think about it. you're talking about a six-year term and larger concerns about trying to regain the majority instead of his own personal race. andrea? >> nevada is always a tough race in recent years. this is going to be a big change. kelly o'donnell. coming up new clues and more
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questions as we continue to learn more about how and why germanwings co-pilot andreas lubitz crashed the airliner. the deadline is fast approaching, you're watching "andrea mitchell reports," only on msnbc. to be honest, i thought a lot of toothpastes were pretty much the same. but then my husband started getting better dental checkups than me so i did what he did i went pro with crest pro-health advanced. my mouth is getting healthier. my teeth are getting stronger. crest pro-health advanced gives you a healthier mouth, and is superior in these key 5 areas. this is going to go well. i know it.
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saudi jets are bombing key targets in yemen the second day in a row attempting to stop the advance of the iranian backed houthi rebels who seized the capital and several provinces in yemen. saudis and other sunni led allies see the rebel takeover as a move by iran to gain control of the government.
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iran's foreign minister in switzerland for nuclear talks with john kerry was asked about the crisis and whether he and secretary kerry had discussed it. >> we have condemned them and believe that they will only cause loss of human life. they have to stop and everybody has to encourage dialogue and national rereconciliation in yemen, rather than making it more difficult for the yemenis to come together. please please -- >> diplomats, we'll discuss that issues, doesn't mean we negotiated about. our negotiations are confined to the nuclear issue. >> i'm joined by chuck todd, nbc news political director and richard engel, in istanbul. egypt says they are joining and others in the region are joining and now you have the iranian foreign minister in switzerland
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saying this is terrible but the saudis are attacking with u.s. intelligence help. what's wrong with this picture? >> the saudis have put -- the saudis have put together a very sizable coalition and coalition that continues to grow with more countries saying that they are not just going to contribute with their planes but they'll send men on the ground to fight along with saudi arabia and invade yemen if necessary. and while this is happening, you have the u.s. supporting the what is really a pan arab pan sunni muslim force confronting the iranian backed rebels and while this is happening, you have the u.s. negotiating with iran. so a lot of people in the middle east see the u.s. as trying to put butter on both sides of the bread frankly and left people quite confused as to what the u.s. strategy is are we trying to placate iran or standing with
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saudi arabia trying to push their proxy out of yemen? >> and chuck todd this is a really frout political issue, the iran nuclear agreement is going to be a hard sell politically for this white house if it comes together as anticipated and now they have the iranians on the move in yemen and also -- i'll talk to richard about that taking more and more control of the ongoing war against isis in iraq. and you've got a tailer made issue for republican critics saying until you stop iran's moves throughout the region why are we doing a deal with iran? >> why make iran stronger? ultimately any deal with iran is going to make iran stronger in the region. and that is going to make if iran is causing us problems in yemen an important -- it was an
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important arab spring victory, if you want to call it that, that the president touted for a long time and now strengthening iran is a good thing here. i think it already was a tough sell. now there's evidence that iran -- that iran is strong without this deal giving them a deal will make this stronger. how do you then sell that politically? i understand the rationale that the administration is saying hey, a deal with iran is still better. you have more access to them and that's what this is about, trying to get in -- keep them in the tent not out of the tent. boy, if it was politically tough before with iran on the march and our allies in saudi arabia finding them here rationalizing a deal with iran that makes them stronger makes the president's job that much harder. >> richard, as though this weren't complicated enough take
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a look at iraq and the fighting in tech rittikrit. so high profile, the shiite iranian backed militia is taking a big role supposedly not koording with u.s. but we're on the same battle with the fight against isis. >> reporter: when you look at the map, iran is spreading its wings and feeling very comfortable, encouraging its proxy to take over more territory in yemen, now it's getting pushed back. but the place where it is having its most success is clearly in iraq. the iraqi government collapsed. the iraqi government wasn't able to fight against isis and now iran has moved in. iran has moved in with its own military advisers with sulejmanny leading the charge against tikrit and other places
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an offensive that the united states has now joined. in one country, yemen, you have the u.s. sort of siding with other countries, there's not a lot of trust there frankly, in supporting this push against iran. in iraq you have the u.s. fighting on the same side with iran. in syria, you have the u.s. fighting both for and against iran and while these negotiations are taking place to give iran potentially a deal in switzerland. so it is a very confusing and frankly frustrated a lot of people. one of the most significant things andrea and you know how close the u.s. saudi relationship has been and how close the u.s. relationship has been with the uae, to hear the centcom commander say he didn't know this was coming and saudis hadn't told them this was coming. it seems to be an indication that the saudis don't feel the u.s. can be trusted on this
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issue, can really be trufltsted to stick with any clear position on iran. >> that's a really telling moment indeed. then there's israel chuck. today we learned prime minister netanyahu what can be interpreted as an olive branch is releasing three months world of held up tax revenues to palestinians in the west bank. this has been a thorn in the side for palestinians and u.s. i should point out that while the u.s. has been really tough this white house has been very tough in its response post election, i misspoke when i said denis mcdonough's speech was the first time we heard a u.s. official use the term occupation. the president used it back in his cairo speech and jerusalem in 2013 but it was the way he phrased it that was so telling because he said -- >> 50 years of occupation painted a much bleaker picture. >> but the world occupation has been used for. i want to correct the record on
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that. now what -- what does israel do as they see these moves? there's some indications that netanyahu may not be as o vert against the nuclear agreement as it emerges, depending on how. >> it depends what it is. the official position is they are going to be against any deal that doesn't bring them down to zero. and that's -- you talk to israeli officials and they say we get that zero is as spirational not probable. >> but he is beginning to say some amount -- >> there is some amount and they accept that. i think what you see here is netanyahu trying to start the basic negotiations with the u.n. the way the u.n. thing is going to shape out. there's going to be some sort of u.n. resolution. i think they are going to realize it's going to be there. we need it to be written in the best possible way in israel's terms, perhaps doing the olive branches will reign in a france
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and even the united states a little bit to make sure they fight for certain priorities in that resolution that now seems somewhat inevitable, to bring it back to iran here let's not forget also by the way, we also need sort of iran's help when dealing with afghanistan too. this is -- every part of this gets more complicated all the time. there isn't a -- 40 years ago henry kissinger could get away with having one relationship over here and triangulate and it's much harder to have these -- to be on different sides of an issue, different sides of an alliance in this day in age when we expect -- when globally there's an expectation of diplomacy by principle. >> that's why we need "meet the press." >> we have a lot on sunday to talk about. you're be live from the iran -- >> heading to the airport. >> we have a lot going on here.
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>> thanks so much, chuck. >> coming up the final days disturbing new clues about the co-pilot's health before he flew the germanwings plane into the french alps that's next here only on msnbc. next. ♪♪ expected wait time: 55 minutes. your call is important to us. thank you for your patience. waiter! vo: in the nation, we know how it feels when you aren't treated like a priority. we do things differently. we'll take care of it. vo: we put members first... join the nation. thank you. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ curling up in bed with a ... ...favorite book is nice. but i think women would rather curl up with their favorite man. but here's the thing: about half of men over 40 have some degree of erectile dysfunction. well, viagra helps guys with ed
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normally apparent on a quick annual checkup? >> no it's not. i just read research last week about the possibility of using tests to determine suicidality and the research says it just doesn't work. i don't think we're going to get anywhere with screening. secondly pilots know that if you go into treatment for depression and the faa or your employee finds out about it you're going to be out of a job or at least grounded. it goes underground. >> and while we thing of a pilot and co-pilot a team a flight crew, they often meet in the cockpit. it's not as though the pilot and co-pilot would necessarily know each other or know each other's families or relationships. >> that's right. but pilots can do that because their training is so home genous, you can work with any other pilot trained at the same airline. >> but you wouldn't know if someone had a personal problem, drinking problem, any kind of --
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>> that's right. >> chemical addictions. >> that's something that people are going to keep closed because they -- similar situation with alcohol, many years ago. when pilots were found drinking the airlines fired them. and so basically, other pilots covered for them for quite a while. it went underground. finally pitney bowes said this is an illness let's work with it. if a person has a problem with alcohol, let's treat it. the airlines did that and the problem went away because then instead of covering for pilots that had a problem, when we saw there was problem -- it can happen with depression too, we could say look we need to see someone and the airline will work with you. if they knew the airlines would work with them this problem could come out of hiding. >> we obviously have a lot of
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work to do. they do with an industry we do with a society to do it in a more enlightened way. thanks for your insight. >> coming up follow the leader. what harry reid's big announcement means for democrats and campaign to replace him. you're watching "andrea mitchell reports," only on msnbc. everybody knows that parker. well... did you know auctioneers make bad grocery store clerks? that'll be $23.50. now .75, 23.75, hold 'em. hey now do i hear 23.75? 24! hey 24 dollar, 24 and a quarter, quarter now half, 24 and a half and .75! 25! now a quarter, hey 26 and a quarter, do you wanna pay now, you wanna do it, 25 and a quarter- -sold to the man in the khaki jacket! geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. stay still, like a statue! just like a statue. look here! when your day goes on and on you need 48 hour odor protection that goes on clear for no white marks. new secret outlast clear gel.
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fix blog and ruth marcus here in person. >> together again, yeah. >> it's nice. >> chuck schumer, harry reid endorses chuck schumer and the democratic senator from new york who put up with a lot of slings and arrows with hillary clinton's election and having to defer to the junior senator and all of the other things chuck schumer has gone through over the years, suddenly if the caucus goes along and it is a secret ballot he'll become the democratic leader. >> you do think about all of the deferring does not come naturally to chuck schumer and all of the years he has had to defer and be asked about hillary clinton's presidential ambitions and take a back seat to harry reid, he must be like chomping at the bit, 22 months can't come soon enough. i expect it will though that he won't have a lot of obstacles on his way to the leadership.
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>> i remember standing on the camera platform and interviewing him in 2000 that hillary clinton's election victory celebration in new york when she was elected as the junior senator from new york and it was clear she was not going to be junior to anybody. he was biting his lip and trying to be gracious about it which he was of course. >> one thing about schumer that people forget. he's come to the national spotlight as we've expected that when reid went i don't know everyone thought reid was going to go in this election but when reid retired, schumer positioned himself. this is a guy who spent nine terms in the u.s. house before he ran for the senate. this is someone ha has been -- talk about building a resume been in this life for a very long time. i actually think even when i talk to republicans they say golly, we wish we had a schumer on our side. what that means is not idealogically but this is a guy who comes across a ton of dough and guy who understands this is
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under rated in the senate and in politics, a guy who understands the nexus of policy where they meet -- >> he really does know how to legs late. >> that couldn't be more different operating styles than harry reid. the consume mate inside player when he comes to a press conference you can barely hear him speak. chuck schumer not that he can't do the inside game much more of a public face. >> and chris jansing, our senior white house correspondent tweeted that potus calls into nevada radio calling harry reid tough, unique and crumb muj on charm and i'll miss him. so now what for nevada the senate, mr. fix? >> i think the conventional wisdom is wrong. chuck and i were just talking about this and he agrees which me. i think the sense is harry reid
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could never have won in 2016. as someone who said repeatedly publicly harry reid can't win in 2010 i learned my lesson there. i think he is stronger and would have kept a lot of major republican players out of that race not wanting to run against him and all that that entails. i always think open seats are better opportunities. think this is now a better opportunity for republicans not because of reid but the quality of candidate they might be able to get to run. i don't think that's brian sandoval would be the clear front-runner, but there's more good options for republicans and this is a swing state, both in presidential level in 2016 and will be competitive. >> it's going to be very important swing state but also the hispanic vote it will depend on who's on the tickets. >> if you're republicans, you're much happier running against harry reid's replacement than against harry reid.
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>> i think 2010 changed a lot for republicans and for journalists, myself included. he said in the interview, no one thought i could win. if you looked at the numbers, nothing you would know about politics would suggest he could win. i know i stopped underestimating him at that point. >> and i think he will be fighting right to the end. thank you very much both of you. >> thank you. >> there are new rules at the secret service. agents were told this week they are now prohibited from driving government cars within ten hours of drinking alcohol. a violation could result in removal from the agency. two secret service agents rolled into a plastic barrier on their way back from a colleague's retirement party. they were not given breathalyzer tests to determine their blood alcohol levels. and while we're talking about drinking, don draper goes to washington as madmen prepares to air its final season starting
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elected. the former senior adviser on afghanistan in the obama administration at the state department and now serves as a senior mediation expert at the united nations and joins me from new york. it's very good to see you. how isolated was this horrific incident in kabul last week the mob killing of this woman and people standing around taking pictures and not intervening to save her life. >> the situation for afghan women has certainly been challenging and while the last 12 years has brought about significant progress there are a lot of difficulties that remain, but what we witnessed in the case of the brutal attack is unprecedented and i think it shows the challenges that remain but the response the way that men and women have been using social media to organize and to mobilize, i think also shows how much the country has changed.
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in the last week there have been thousands of afghans going out on a regular basis and demanding justice. and i think that is a sign encouraging sign and sign of hope. the fact that you have a government now that is going to hold the perpetrateors accountable is also quite significant. >> the significance of president ghani making this commitment is that he's also trying to have reconciliation talks with the taliban. and under taliban rule women had no rights. their rights were restored with the new afghan constitution after the american battles but there's a lot of concern, isn't there, if the taliban do take over after an american withdrawal, that they would not remain committed to women's rights? >> yes, i think that's a very valid concern. it's -- it's a concern that i think that the afghan government acknowledges that there is going to have to be a balancing act in bringing in elements that are
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certainly going to be hard line but at the same time keeping the course in terms of gains that have been achieved. the hope and expectation is that the country has changed tremendously in the last 12 years. the gains that women have made is supported by broad swath of the population and that is -- that xmekt expectation is ultimately the taliban is going to have to reconcile with the fact that this is no longer the country that they ruled over to 12 or 13 years ago. >> president ghani's visit was by all -- dinner at the state department i did an interview with him and this is part of what he said to say about the rights of women politically. during his white house meeting with the president. >> hopefully one day we'll see an afghan woman president should
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not be too far because we soon we now have four women in the cabinet. that's 20% of our cabinet are women. i hope that some other countries will match us. >> well you've watched this and studied it for so long do you see a way this government with the economic collapse in afghanistan can come together can build itself and be to the point where american troops can withdraw? >> i think there are a lot of encouraging signs, certainly the challenges are real both economic and security challenges but you have a government one that is representative and way that represents the full ethnic diversity of the country, you have a government that has been committed to reform certainly that was demonstrated by both of the abdullah and president ghani, their campaign very much
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focused on what needed to be done to address challenges and put together a compelling plan of how they are going to move forward in this regard. but they will need support and that's why it's so important that this administration the obama administration revisit the troop withdrawal plans and recognize that this government would need additional support for a longer period than was originally envisioned. >> great seeing you, thanks so much. >> and coming up next pieces of a puzzle how did the tsarnaev brothers build the pipe bombs used in the boston marathon attack. we'll get the latest from pete williams. stay with us.
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pressure cooker bombs were sold three. that's how they determined that the tsarnaevs bought the pressure cookers but can't tell which of the brothers bought it. it does appear the older one bought almost all of the parts used in the bombs. >> they haven't figured out what type of explosive? >> they decided it was in fact the powder taken out of largely out of fireworks. >> pete your work up there has been fascinating and we do expect that the prosecution will rest sometime next week. >> probably monday and defense will take over for a few days so the jury could begin deliberating in the first phase, the guilty phase last next week. >> that does it for us for "andrea mitchell reports," monday i'll be reporting from switzerland on the iran nuclear talks. follow us online and on facebook and twitter at mitchell reports. coming up today at 2:00 on msnbc, joy reid will host a special program, growing hope
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