International outrage has been sparked by the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian girls. Boko Haram, an Al Qaeda affiliated group, has taken credit for the kidnappings. The U.S. this week pledged military and law enforcement personnel to aid in the search for the girls. Host Ben Kieffer talks with Jim McCormick, Professsor of Political Science at Iowa State University about likely U.S. involvement in Nigeria. They also discuss the unraveling situation in Ukraine with William Reisinger, Professor of Political Science at University of Iowa.