Jun 10, 2014|
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Correspondent Nancy Cortes -- you've been reading the book its -- the hard choices. Let's start with Hillary Clinton writing about being secretary of state talking. Pressure certainly in one section about secret State Department talks with the Taliban back in 2010 and she writes quote. The Taliban's top concerns seem to be the fate of its fighters being held at Guantanamo Bay. And in every discussion about prisoners we demanded the release of army sergeant Boe bird doll. We know now of course that that prisoner swap did eventually take place about four years later. And in the book Clinton correctly predicts that quote opening the door to negotiations with the Taliban would be hard to swallow for many Americans. After so many years of war that title is hard choices that can think of any examples in the book. As what she really wants to highlight has to her choices -- others a Jamaican government yes she talks extensively. About the serious civil war which she calls. A quote wicked problem. She says she considers wicked problems to be problems with their are no easy answers and so in some cases. No good answers at all she writes extensively about her attempts to convince the president. To vet train and equip moderate opposition fighters she talks about meeting at her house one Saturday with David Petraeus who at the time. Was the head of the CIA. They came up with a plan to vet these opposition fighters they presented it to the president but in the end he rejected it. She writes quote he worried that arming the rebels was not likely to be enough. To drive aside from power unquote and she goes on to say he asked them for examples. Where the US armed rebels and other conflicts. And ended up being successful. So at the end of the day the president did not take for advice. She said that no one likes to be on the losing end of an argument but that she respected his decision. New information there on how the US has handled the Syrian civil war also in that region more specifically in North Africa. Ben Ghazi Libya where four Americans including the US ambassador were killed. In September of 2012 does she defend her actions. Having to do with Ben -- She does and she acknowledges. That there is a reason why they're still debate today. Over exactly what happened over her role in it over the state department's role she writes quote there will never be perfect clarity on everything that happened. It is unlikely that there will ever be anything close to full agreement on exactly what happened that night how it happened or why it happened. But she writes that should not be confused with the lack of effort to discover the truth or to share it with the American people. CBS news correspondent Nancy court as she and the team -- CBS this morning obtained in advance. Hillary Rodham Clinton's memoir hard choices. Not provided by the publisher. Though that happens to be a division of CBS Simon and Schuster more coverage on the CBS evening news CBS this morning. And hear on the radio then repeat CBS news.