Six years ago at the age of 32, Ben Rhodes went from US President Barack Obama's speechwriter to one of his most trusted advisors.

Rhodes is seen as Obama's right-hand man on foreign affairs and has helped formulate US policy on the Middle East, Pakistan and Cuba. 

In this week's Headliner, Mehdi Hasan presses Rhodes on the US government's use of drones, its policy on Syria and the bombing of ISIL. 

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Source: Al Jazeera