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Global death toll surpasses 2003 SARS epidemic
"The death toll in China from the corona virus has already exceeded that of the deadly sars outbreak in two thousand two and many of the world's leading infectious disease experts say the outbreak is likely to become a pandemic which is defined as an ongoing epidemic on two or more continents admiral James to read as former commander of NATO in a Bloomberg opinion columnist writes that the military may be best equipped to battle a pandemic and he's here to tell us why what can China do as an authoritarian country society that the U. S. can't do they have complete domination over their citizens and so they can simply mandate complete in the center of the country this will be like putting a quarantine around Chicago St Louis Kansas city the entire upper Midwest and simply saying no one goes in no one goes out I think that would be a very tough sell in the United States of America because we're used to freedoms and the ability to move that are not always available and try so then if China is able to do that does that indicate that they might go pretty far toward containing this certainly we helped out and it's too soon to say that were either at the very dark and of the spectrum which would be like a hundred years ago with Spanish influenza which ultimately infected forty percent of the world's population with a twenty percent mortality rate we are not there yet on the other hand we are seeing the mortality rate rising floating around two percent now and rising and just as a point of comparison normal garden variety and who would kill thirty thousand American beer and some years is up point one percent mortality this is two percent and rising and that's if we even believe the Chinese public relations decorations so too soon to tell but we ought to be concerned and we ought to be preparing in case this does trend toward the dark end of the spectrum tell us about your experience when you are commander of the US Southern Command in overseeing the response to some cholera outbreaks in Haiti in Colorado is they are much more containable disease the causes are extremely well down the remediation as well now but if you turned over a significant cholera outbreak in Haiti which occurred after the massive earthquake there in two thousand nine he turned that over simply to civilian agencies especially in a poor country like Haiti it would just run rampant through a population so we were able to bring in the game against military forces by the way not just you asking back actually very few US it was more resilient Chile and Colombia and the region catchcan sent their military to help contain the cholera outbreak the spring water water generation electricity electrical generation who hospitals mobile hospitals medical care and above all the pre order to what can break into a very chaotic situation that's what we did in Haiti quite cholera do you think that there will be resistance from US medical professionals to having the military deal with this I think that initially billion caregivers and civilian humanitarian workers are always a little concerned about getting the military involved for a variety of reasons but give the outbreak is cruelly thank them again I know they will thank you for that assistance and we know this June because of the a bowl of crisis several years ago in West Africa where eight a group of three west African nations had very significant outbreak tens of thousands were killed many many of selected a US military along with many other militaries around the world stepped up spent mobile hospital sent trained personnel that's what helped contain that outbreak I don't think we're going to go to China but if this outbreak get bigger and more dramatic here in the United States you'll see the military involved many of our listeners will have seen the light Han China just last week with about two hundred fifty American where did they go we went to March Air Force base in California why because the military provides instant quarantine as well as all the support necessary I think you might see more of that so and world is the military prepared for this or do they have to gear up what has to happen now we have to gear up as you would expect in the as I think any US citizen would would want as a general proposition the US military is focused on north Korean missiles and rainy and bad behavior in the Persian Gulf and China's growing military capability and Russia's hypersonic cruise missiles were in military organization designed to defend the country in a military context but here's the good days we do have contingency plans operational plans very formal lay down of how the military hand held in pandemics and the epicenter of that planning is a place called U. S. northern command it is the four star commander who's responsible for domestic responses within the United States earthquakes fires floods and in this case a pandemic so that particular group in the military is fairly well prepared the rest of the military will have been here a ball lands and take this on again if it goes high order and let's pray that it does not if this does speak come a pandemic is the US going to have to join forces with other countries to fight it I believe we should and we probably will have to if it is a true pandemic of definition of pandemic is an epidemic on multiple continents that one so right now we have an epidemic on Asia we have the start of the possibility first use cases in Africa here in North America spectra if we see an epidemic level up in and I would say Africa unfortunately would be the next candidate because the country still have a great deal of response capability if it goes global in that sense I think we're gonna need a NATO to deal with a pandemic and it will be a formal NATO of course yeah but it'll be a coalition of nations with capability to work on this together again this is very much the dark end of the spectrum we are not there yet but it's work planning thinking and talking about it so that if it does get worse we can be ready how much do you think China's under reporting I'd say by about fifty percent the fifth five zero percent I think it is a significant under reporting we are the all putting pressure on China to ensure in this case here giving one hundred percent accurate reports we
"admiral james" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"Good Morning America. This is the cats roundtable try casper. Td's here Sunday morning. Let's go to the world what's happening all over the world witnessed. Today is one of the experts that I know knows more a lot more than I do a lot. More than than a Lotta people. Admiral James. The res He was in charge of NATO four years thirty seven years in the US Navy and Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. That was is exact title. And he's currently with the Carlisle Group. Hopefully making a Lotta money. Good Morning Admiral. How are you and do a great job? It's good to hear Your Voice Admiral. There's so many things going on around the world. I wish we start. Should we started Asia. Hong Kong China North Korea. We've got a lot of stuff just in Asia what what's going on. Let's start with this With China in these riots that are recurring Hong Kong. John Needs are quite important in the sense that potentially they could have an impact on China over time And sometimes you know doors. Big Changes Swing on small injuries. So is a series of disturbances. Riots I is something the. US is supporting as assure you know Eh. Congress has passed Awa- supporting the protesters. The president has signed there which I think is the right thing to do But China John at the end of the day is not going to simply will drift away from it. So we're GONNA see more riots more disturbances. I think we're GONNA see the Chinese roller there with tanks. I don't think we'll have a gentleman square to type of situation and I'll tell you why John it's because because the Chinese are worry about Hong Kong of course but there whealy desirous of getting Taiwan as part of China to do that. They've gotta show that they can manage that situation and China of a one nation two different systems in shown that they're willing to allow Hong Kong some level of Independent activity. That's how they'll be able to Taiwan so watch for that Those disturbances to continue. US will be supportive. China won't roll in there and farce. That one's going to just kind of move along long into the new year I predict now I was a little bit confused on Taiwan. Are you saying they would inferior arbitrarily. trone go in with China. Or what do you mean what. The Chinese hope John is that overtime can peacefully convinced to you. Want to make a decision to become part of China. I think that's very unlikely having visited Taiwan many times. I've been in contact with the the president of Taiwan Madame Si- It is highly unlikely but China's strategy overtime is to try and pull Taiwan toward them so they know the Taiwanese are looking carefully at what's happening in Hong Kong and I think that puts a little bit of a speed brake on Chinese Chinese Dramatic activity against the protesters in Hong Kong North Korea. The president has said that he's an have Christmas surprise any idea unfortunately Look for a long range elicit this'll all of that. So let's back up The President I think quite correctly has been on a track of negotiation with Kim Jong Un. You'll recall we started out with fire and fury and moved to carrier battlegroups Then we moved to negotiation. which is the right place for this But we really haven't made any progress in Almost a year Kim Jong UN has become very frustrated with this because he needs relief from Sanchez. That's how he can demonstrate his people that he's a player on the world stage that he's negotiating toe to toe with President trump and he's getting results. He hasn't gotten anything so far so John. Unfortunately I predict he's going to revert bad behavior. What I suspect we're going to see is a pretty long range range ballistic missile And then he's going to say to the trump administration. I'm going to resume a full blown testing of long range missiles. I've a big increase my number of nuclear warheads. He's going to try and force the president our president back to the bargaining table. The other place where I think we're having major. The problems is what the country having major problems is Iran Iran Triple the price of of gasoline to their people and and they're out there. Rioting and the Iranian army is mowing them down with machine guns. I understand what are you here. That is correct in there also arresting hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of the protesters many of whom are just ordinary people. Well John Who Feel that their economic lifeline is being crushed. you're on. The government is responding to the maximum pressure campaign of the administration restriction by raising prices. Because they have to in order to deal with the deficits and the collapsing Konami so they're raising prices of for example subsidize gasoline on. This is having a major impact and a lot of the rioting as result of economic displacement displacement. But there's also real disatisfaction broadly speaking in the populace with the Mola's religious leaders as well as with the civil elected government of the country. So there's good news and bad news here The good news is we're seeing a real effect of the Sanctions at the trump administration has put in place And it is causing disturbances inside Iran. That's as a general proposition in a good thing. Here's the bad news John. The bad news is that much like Kim Jong Un who I think is going to lash out and move. His weapons is program. I think you're gonNA see the Iranians were also too bad behavior in their case but for them to attack another tanker in the straighter for Blues. Look for them to increase the number of centrifuges devoted to their Once defunct nuclear weapon program look for them to energize organize their terrorist. Allies has a law against Israel looked for them at the far end of the spectrum to make another attack on Saudi infrastructure structure. I think all those saints will be on the table and by the way Newsflash the Iranians. It's it's the Islamic Republic of Iran. I could care less about Christmas. So Watch for this to start occurring Both in the case of junk in the case of Iran frankly over the holidays in into the early part of the year so bottom line in both parts of the world Fuck Lop Because I think both of these criminal regimes both North Korea. Iran are GONNA WANNA step out and And they also close this John on they also recognize the turbulence in Washington. Right now. Distraction of Your Agency distraction of the Congress wherever where you are and the political spectrum about that that reality is that it ties down the executive branch and makes the executive branch. It's less capable of responding quickly to these kind of crises over the belt way. Do we go from here. Admiral I mean I get emails from our our Friends in Greece that the Turkish people they they're getting refugees on along the islands and then going to the mainland land and everybody's complaining except the government in the I think the situation John is the better Tarini in C- He's getting as confused. As is the land situation along the Turkish Syrian border and in both cases as you're seeing upticks in the numbers of refugees who are trying to get away from these war torn areas leaving Syria leaving Lebanon which also experiencing way it's disturbances in all of that bleeds across the achieved. See coming from from the Turkish land mass onto the Greek islands As you and I go no. There's a new government in Greece. You'VE PROBABLY MINISTER MR which donkeys. He's I think he's doing a very good job. Thus far in dealing with it or Greece is a small nation. Over ten million people can't support Tens of thousands of refugees indefinitely the way that for example Turkey can so of the European Union has got to work closely closely with Turkey to try and keep a deal going which was in place for a while to keep the refugees on the Turkish side of that border. This is all part of why President Earn Alon has a cut a deal with Russia working with Working against our Kurdish allies. He's also there. He earned one is also very tired of these refugees and is using them as a bargaining chip to. I'm trying to get more economic assistance coverage from the European Union. Admiral you would ahead of NATO for Four years four years I president trump went there and they spoke to a piece and then he got upset and left. What do you? We're here behind the scenes. I think there are three centrifugal forces that are kind of pulling at the NATO alliance at this point John. What is France in President McColl? who made the comment Just before the data summit that NATO was quote brain.
Exclusive: U.S. Navy secretary backs SEAL's expulsion review, despite Trump objection
"US Navy Be Secretary Backs Seals expulsion review despite trump objection admiral. I'm hoping you can explain this drama for an audience. Dance of civilians starting with how people should feel when they see the trident pen on someone's military uniform what it means and and similarly what it means to have that pin taken away yet navy seal seal stands for sea air land. It's a military operator. Parameter special forces are most elite part of the US Navy when they complete a grueling one year course they wear a very beautiful roll trident pin with Trident of Neptune. It also has an eagle on it and a pistol. It is without question the most sought after decoration ration- in the US Navy so to earn it puts you in very elite company. So the the story here is of a navy. Chief Petty Officer with fourteen eighteen years in the navy a combat veteran with significant military awards on the battlefield but he was convicted of posing with a corpse He was accused of even worse. War Crimes acquitted those The navy appropriately in my view has moved toward a process to remove his his Co. pin from him that's devastating to him to kind of like Any professional be like Dr Losing Their Medical License. It just takes takes away who you are so the headline Brian is the navy has been proceeding down a path appropriately. And the way we always would for anybody buddy who is court martialed convicted which Chief Petty Officer Gallagher was we then look at whether he should retain that pin or not. That's a process process President trump put out a tweet saying chief. Gallagher's GONNA keep this. Pin Secretary of the Navy is saying in what I think is a real profiling. Oh filing courage We're going to continue with the process to see whether the chief fought to retain that pin or not Until we get a direct order from from the president in other words the secretary saying we're not going to respond to a tweet If you want to do this Mr President it's within your rights to do so. GimMe a direct order. That's what the Secretary of the Navy is saying. That's what that headline is all about on behalf of US civilians. Thank you for that explanation. Admiral James Stavridis. You're welcome around here anytime talk. Thank you very much for coming back on the
"admiral james" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"On the radio with great shows like yours. I enjoy the travel that comes with working in private equity looking at different companies around the world. I still very much an engaged and I won't write off the potential of eventually going back into government and a senior job. I've always been in government as military officer. I'd be Open to the challenge of coming into government not as an elected official but as an appointed position to support a president in some important endeavour in the future. Well thank you so much admiral for joining us today and thank you for your service to the nation. It's been an honor speaking with you. Thank you Jordan. It's my honor as well and I want to close with one last thought. which is I appreciate associated always when people say thank you for your service means the world to military people listen? There are so many ways to serve this country our military certainly our diplomats. Our ARS officers our police. Our firemen our EMT's nurses in inner city clinics schoolteachers in rural South Carolina align making twenty seven thousand dollars a year teaching a pack classroom. You think they're serving the country. I do Peace Corps volunteers. How about our journalists? Who who take a flip phone and put on a badly fitted helmet and a flak jacket? That isn't gonNA work and go into combat like my friend Richard Angle at NBC. See News you think they're serving the country I do and there are a lot of ways to serve the country so Jordan. Thank you for thanking me for my service but I just WanNa take a moment to all who are serving irving the country in some way across all the spectrum. I mentioned in many. I don't have time. Thank you for your services. Well Admiral James Stavridis. Thank you so much this really fun. Conversation Association I really really did enjoy it and I actually did an episode a few weeks ago on synthetic biology how we can print DNA and how that might end up printing diseases and kill everyone one. Maybe I'll shoot that over to pauline. If you I know you have plenty of things to do no I would love to listen to that and also I hope somewhere in there. They have figured out how people like me with male pattern baldness can recover our hair lines. That's going to be one of the great achievements of the twenty first century. Yeah we'll print you some hair as soon as we can't exactly thank you. Thank you big. Thank you to Admiral James Stavridis. The book is called sailing true North links to his books and everything else will be in the show notes. There are also worksheets for each episode. Including this one's you can review what you've learned from Admiral Morals debris as that's at Jordan harbinger dot com in the show notes. We've also got transcripts for each episode and those can be found.
"admiral james" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"Company company in the meantime. Here's Admiral of Rita's enjoy. You write a lot about character in the book and I want to get into that in a little little bit but I you're the first Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. That wasn't A. I don't know what you'd say. Ground Force Warrior Warrior additive. Know what the title of our generation I think the right way to say it is. I was the first admiral to command NATO to be the Supreme Allied Commander. I was the sixteenth eighteenth. The first one was general. Dwight David Eisenhower. And all of my predecessors were generals I was the first admiral and you Kinda got hoodwinked by the secretary. CRETERIA defense right. It wasn't at actually what what happened there. I always wanted to go to the Pacific and be the commander of US Pacific Command. which is where all good admirals go? It's our tradition for a navy. Admiral becoming commander of the Pacific is like slipping into a Jacuzzi But Secretary Gates had other ideas he wanted me to go to NATO Tokyo. I was an enthusiastic and I told him with great respect. You know. It's been great but I think I might be time for me to take my shot at civilian life. If he said well. We really want you to do it. We went back and forth a few times and he said look. It's okay you can turn down this these orders but I you have to tell President Obama Obama so I said fine. I'll go tell. President Obama Surgery Gates and I went over there and walked into the oval and President Obama got up got a big smile on his face stuck his hand out and said congratulations. Jim Thank you for green to be our next supreme allied commander of NATO caved. I so caved. It's it's hard to be around a president particularly somebody. I really admire like prisoner Obama and see that he really wants to do the job and I said thank thank you Mr President and I look forward to the challenge. That's how I got the job. The out of the Jacuzzi and into the I don't know administrative offices of NATO into the boiling in pot of NATO. Yeah yeah which seems like hurting cats kind of I mean no disrespect but you're not really like e you can't boss everyone around it at all and you cannot think that just because you're the American in the room that everyone's GonNa fall in line. You haven't really had to work a room to a you are walking up to the Bulgarian ambassador to NATO or the chief of Defense of Romania and convincing them to come with us into Afghanistan Dan. We think it's a stretch for us. But of course the nine eleven attacks came from Afghanistan. They are there those Europeans because of our alliance and you got to understand their situation as you try and convince them to sail alongside us. I would imagine that Bulgaria and Romania. Were I mean as former Soviet the satellite states were kind of like. Hey we were pretty close to the last disaster. That was Afghanistan. How sure you that you want to go there and get mixed up in that? Yeah it's funny you say that The closer you get geographically to the Russian Federation within NATO so as you get to Poland Romania Bulgaria the former Warsaw Pact states. They know that history very well of Russia in the Graveyard of empires in Afghanistan and they were skeptical but again. The point on underlined Jordan is at the end of the day. They came with us they came and fought alongside his. They lost troops there and they did it because they believed the NATO alliance it must be hard to sell to your people. VOL- that you lose troops in Afghanistan and they're like what is this nineteen seventy-three like what's going on over here exactly exactly right. And it is a testament into the persuasiveness of the leadership in those countries that they were able to come alongside and of course it's not just eastern Europe. The Brits the French the Dutch the Belgians Danes the Italians the Germans they all took a significant combat losses and it is a tough sell it just like it is here in the states. Let's face it we do want to get out of these forever wars but we gotta do it in a smart way so your grandfather fled Turkey. Erkki in a pogrom against Greeks which is something. I didn't even know about until I started reading stuff. I mean you never really think of. Greeks is being oppressed minority. But they definitely were in the autumn. I'm an after the Ottoman Empire. And then he came to America and the nearly a hundred years later you. His grandson returned to the same city in Turkey in command. The end of a billion dollar worship. And you're more professional than me. I think I might have sailed into port standing on the bow with my middle finger held high but it's probably not great diplomacy I. I tried to really take the high road on that road. And you've got the history right. This is the city today. It's called Izmir. Back in nineteen twenty two. It was called called SMYRNA and the Greeks were pushed onto quay walls down by the port and Mike. Grandmother was rescued by Greek. Greek fishermen carried away and it was about a hundred years later I came back in. I refrained from any overt demonstrations but when the Turkish liaison officer came aboard and with his clipboard and said well captain stavridis steadily swell. You must be the Greek. Is that a Greek name and I said well actually. My grandparents were citizens of the Ottoman Empire which they were because they lived there until they were invited to leave. We've so I have a great deal of empathy for refugees around the world and I I watch what has happened. Syria or fourteen million Syrians out out of a pre-war population of twenty one million been pushed out of their homes. And now frankly Jordan you watch what's happening to the Kurds and three hundred thousand. Kurds are effectively walking into the desert pushed by Turkey out of their homes in Syria. And here's a newsflash. Winter is coming both literally and figuratively in in that region. Yeah I was GonNa ask you about that. I I sort of had saved for the end but right now we might as well What do you think about the US pulling out of Syria and essentially leaving the Kurds in the lurch it it really sounds like Greeks Circa nineteen at twenty or whenever that was that your grandfather pushed out a Turkey very much a similar feeling and look look? There are four big winners on the table here and none of them are the United States of America. Turkey is a winner in a certain sense because they are getting getting what they want. which is this border? Security and Safety Joan. Russia is a big winner here because Vladimir Putin is effectively peeling Turkey. Rickie away from NATO. We're going to see Turkey and Russia conducting joint patrols together. That's unsettling to say the least. The third winner here is Iran Iran which now has effectively a clear path from Tehran through Baghdad through Damascus to Mediterranean Sea this is now adjust and devoid of US influence over Iran as winter and fourth and finally the Islamic state and they are going to surge back as a result all to this. I think they are not going to be held in these prisons and unfortunately that is a result of a what appears to be a single angle impulsive conversation by president trump with President Irwan of Turkey. There are a lot of outcomes here that are not favorable for US diplomacy so if the US pulls out how come like Germany or another powerful state the UK doesn't go you know you guys are idiots. Were Not GonNa let this fall into chaos last. Let's go there instead. How come they can't do it I think they can do it? And here's the way to approach it. It is to try and turn this into a NATO mission and here you'd have twenty nine nations collectively with fifty two percent of the world's Chaddy P.. Three million men and women under arms almost all volunteers twenty four thousand military aircraft eight hundred ocean going ships to back them up from the sea. NATO can do this. Let's take this thing out of the Russia Turkey Turkey channel and let's make it a NATO mission or here's another idea make it a United Nations peacekeeping mission there several of those quite effectively around the world. Or here's another idea. A little edgier would be make it a joint NATO Russia mission. We've actually done that before we did it in the Balkans during two periods of turbulence. Their what I hate to see is Turkey being peeled away from the NATO alliance. That's very concerning to me. Yeah I think I think that that's Turkey. Being sort of a strategic player as it is especially right now it's really bad for them to be moving further towards alliances that are hostile effectively towards or just out for their own. I mean Erta. One doesn't seem like the kind of guy who's really thinking. How do I become a player in the international stage where everybody Gets along well and likes me. He's that's exactly right and by the way there's another kind of pernicious knock on effect here which is and you kind of alluded lewd to it. Let's say you are a South Korean and you are looking at this. Massive North Korean army across DMC at their nuclear weapons And Right now there are twenty six thousand. US troops in Korea. But if you're South Korean you gotta be scratching your head and asking yourself will if the US really really wants to get out of the Middle East. Maybe they're gonNA WANNA really really get out of South Korea. Oh yeah if. You're an Estonian. In in year part of NATO even but you look at Russia which considers Estonia part of Greater Russia. And you've got to be asking yourself if the Russians start rolling tanks in here like they did into Ukraine. Are the Americans really going to be here for us when you hear. President trump save recently. Were done fighting in these bloodstained sands. Okay I get it. We all want to get out of these quote endless wars unquote on the other hand. It's GonNa have a knock on effect in the confidence of other nations about our alliance systems Jordan. I know that you actually almost became an attorney much like myself. I actually went through law school. Go unfinished it but I thought this was an interesting little side. Pat While little psychopathy became an admiral instead. Not Quite what I meant to say but this is one of those little lynch pin decisions in life that take thank you in another direction and I would say you obviously did pretty well for yourself not going to law school. Well you're very kind. What happened was I graduated from Annapolis. Louis I went out for five extremely arduous years of sea duty. I was assigned to a destroyer in aircraft carrier Pacific. Atlantic Mediterranean was gone. Gone Gone Gone and I thought you know that was fun that was challenging but now I want to go to law school so I sent a letter of resignation in my human resources professional. Call me up and said you know Stavridis you had a pretty good record here. What would it take to keep you in the navy and I said well I'm getting out to go to law school? If the Navy would pay for my law school I would consider additional obligation to the navy. I'd be like a Jag officer and he scratched his head and didn't sound enthusiastic Asu but he said I'll check on you know so day and a half later he calls me back and says Stavridis. I got great news. I got money for you to go to law school and I thought wow this is pretty good and I said how would this work. I've been accepted at Yale. Law School would you just pay Yale or would you give me the money again. I would pay them. What are the mechanics? Said we were on the phone and I heard papers kind of shuffling on his desk while I look for the appropriate paper and he said Yeah actually actually. I don't have money for you to go to Yale law school but I do have money to go to something. called any read the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. And I said that's not actually a law school graduate school of International Relations at Tufts University and long bus and he said kind of annoyed. Look it's got law in the title..
Booing The President, What Goes Around Comes Around Politics And al-Baghdadi's death
"Trump was at the game last night where he was greeted with boos when his attendance was announced during the game accord the Washington Post the crowds sustained booing hit almost one hundred decibels and was followed by chance of lock him up impeach trump when he was introduced after the third inning he good morning and welcome to morning Joe it is Monday October twenty eight and with us we have MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemere president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the bulk a world in disarray Richard Haass columnist and Associate the Washington Post David Ignatius and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Retired Four-star Navy Admiral James to Rita's he's chief international security and diplomacy analyst for NBC News and Msnbc it was sort of startling and sad to hear those chance of lock him up Saturday from the crowd I do no pleasure in that it really was there have been many traditions that have been brought about Donald trump and his supporters and people around that are UNAMERICAN of even fascist like a chance of lock her up the sent her back but the lock lock her up about Hillary Clinton repeatedly has become a centerpiece and that's what that's what dictators they take over and then they start talking about imprisoning others and it's un-american it's it's here here playing chant here aw that's that's unfortunately it's been fad to America's political system through Donald Trump and last night it was turned against him it but again it's it's it's un-american and the people in the stands that were doing it last night shouldn't have done it in fact they learned they have learned from Donald Trump that's what you do to political opponents I hope that Donald Trump after saying that he could be facing this entire campaign will cut it out we'll cut it up because this is I remember when Barack Obama was leaving office a lot of liberals wanted George W Bush tried by some international tribunal. I remember saying don't do it because it will be you on the other side of the presence he didn't have to worry about retribution from person that you follow yeah of course you don't you never think Mike Barnicle nobody everything's said anybody's ever going to follow them as president the United States when they first get in just like Donald Trump it's never he's never imagined it but live by the sword die by the sword and sure enough now you have donald trump having bar conduct an outrageous an outrageous investigation against Barack Obama and Donald Trump even calling the forty fourth president United States treasonous it's like this guy is just not smart enough to figure out that it goes around comes around and what he dishes out to others will be dished out to him that's why everybody has to tone it down stop chance stop with fat stop with fascists like tactics and the rhetoric it's just on I'm American and it's just not right yeah Joe and you know if you know this I mean most people know this what of people in this country just want the entire situation calmed down they want the country to come down they want candidates to come down be tough to have the crowd last night come down because really into it unfortunately but I think it's important going forward especially today as we talk about the events that occurred over the weekend that we take the time and the fought to separate it donald trump and whatever you feel about Donald trump to separate him and how he behaves in how he speaks from the actions of the Delta Force team the special operation now flew in and conducted that mission is to separate things and the best of the best of who we are and what we do around world's in why so much of the world still relies on this was in operation over the weekend Jonathan Lemaire you can speak to that but also last night yeah I mean it is certainly an American tradition to boo politicians who go to baseball games there's there's a rich history of the American president seeing the American pastime William Howard Taft was the first president throwing the first pitch I remember the Barco was there and every president since has at some point this accident has not yet not since taking office but he went last night I think the people around him we're hoping it could be part of the victory lap after announcing the death of album Dotty earlier in the day that of course was not the case but let's remember he's deeply deeply unpopular in the district of Columbia itself received about four percent of the vote there in two thousand sixteen obviously it's a little bit of a different crowd last night the world series it's more out-of-towners more corporate types still he was going to get booed and he was but certainly it comes at the end of what his administration feels like a a a significant watershed day for him to be able to make this announcement of the death as Mar Mike said you could separate the president and feelings towards him with what happened the day before in Syria this leader of Isis killed this is just gives president an image he thinks to put alongside President Obama's announcement of the death of Sama Bin Laden and it certainly comes at exactly the right time his people feel for it's an undeniable triumph to happen during the midst of the impeachment inquiry and it allows him to defend his Bryant C. and Syria just somebody Republican senators critical we know we're here we can we get we're GonNa get to that right now get Sewri obviously just follow pro Jonathan said there is a very long enrich fish presence it sporting events most of them do all different but now but again I speak to the lock him up chance again I it's just un-american it started with Donald trump in fact he's made it the centerpiece of his campaign rallies we find it sickening when it happened rallies Kinda sickening it's we we are Americans and we do not do that we do not want the world hearing has chant lock him up to that he created this president or any president that's all I'm saying let's hope is move forward maybe this one US fascist tactic he and his supporters us during chance that you were going to actually imprison your political opponents so let's evatt behind and just I don't we'll see we'll see if the astros possible going to finish it off in Houston I don't know if Max can pitch game seventy it's possible that's what she will tell me before we came but I said President Trump yesterday confirmed the death of Isis later Abu Baqer al-Baghdadi following a raid this weekend in northwestern Syria by US special operations forces president trump tease the announcement in the tweet on Saturday night writing quote something very big has happened God I know by the way they had not confirmed it happened at the time as the Washington clown show post points out the White House script on the death of brutal terrorist Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi was short but president trump turned a somber announcement into a vivid forty minute news conference that included bravado detailed descriptions of military option rations questionable statements and self promotion from the first day I came to office and now we're getting close to three years I would say doc where's al-Baghdadi I want al-Baghdadi and we would kill terrorist leaders but they were names I never heard of they would names it weren't recognizable and they weren't the big names some good won some important ones but they weren't the big name I kept saying where's Al Baghdadi and a couple of weeks ago they were able to scope amount you know these people are very smart than not into the use of cell phones more than not they're very technically brilliant you know they use the Internet better than almost anybody in the world perhaps other than Donald Trump but they use the Internet incredibly well and what they've done with the Internet through recruiting and everything and that's why he died like a dog he died like a coward he who is screaming and crying and frankly I think it's something that should be brought out so that his followers and all of these young kids WANNA leave various countries including the United States they should see how he died now Admiral S- Ravidas ah yeah we'll we'll see we'll get to the the strategic importance of what we get to but again just underlining un-american language and and the sound of tyrants again he died like a dog died like a coward upbringing screaming it's just can you please explain to maybe three of Donald Trump supporters who fist when they hear that the downside of that ny the forty four American presidents who preceded him did not talk about casualties on the ward even if they were the most heinous casualties like Osama bin Laden are are are you name it or Japanese opponents at war are not cease why we we didn't talk that way or Qaddafi in Libya for example In every case Joe the problem here is there's is that internal desire to kind of take victory lap but it's counterproductive it comes across as unprofessional it's spiking the ball in the end zone and here's the real problem it's motivational for the other side make an argument that it's a deterrent I don't think so I think that that tape will be played particularly that image of the dog in the Arab world is well known as as an extremely negative and that'll become a recruiting tool that the Islamic state uses on the Internet and for the record I'd say they're better than Donald Trump there managing apparently to conduct a global operations without owning a shred of territory in Easter after we took away the caliphate from them which was another good accomplishment they still conducted a massive attack in Sri Lanka using the Internet to recruit proselytizing conduct the operation they will use this footage to motivate their followers to recruit more. It's really not how we WANNA play the Yes it is it is actually a much smaller level it's what you call basically press clippings from from locker from for locker uh-huh where somebody on the other side said something you cut out the press clippings you put it up and you used to inspire other people in something we don't want here let's let's let's let's go Richard Haass go to and talk about the impact of the death and we'll we'll get into some of the other things I obviously I remember us being celebrating at least most Americans Saar cow was killed I believe it was in two thousand six two thousand seven thinking that the guy that really was the inspiration for Isis and of course that just lead to more silence splinter groups we of course all celebrated we had our on the deck of the Missouri moment a little bit when Osama bin Laden was killed and two thousand eleven we're all cheering but of course out of that came the rise of Isis and so I'm wondering it's we see very important death but do we make the same one man is going to end the movement that he was so successful in spreading the short answer is yes there's no such thing as decapitation when comes to dealing with terrorists because whether you call them networks of movements they're not narrow organizations that are highly structured we're getting rid of the leadership essentially Abel's all the fighters they'll they'll reform they may splinter and so forth decentralisation there in formality in some ways is is a degree of strain so I think we've got to keep the accomplishment as meaningful as it is in perspective and more important justice important you've got to take steps back and say are we putting ourselves in a position where we can do this sort of thing again and again as we will need to do and there I think the jury's out or you've got to say it's going to become much more difficult we're not gonNA have the forces on the ground collecting the intelligence we're not gonNA have partners like the Syrian Kurds and other Kurds doing so much there's still questions about the willingness of this administration to work closely with its own intelligence community so again yesterday was an important day but we shouldn't exaggerate it and I'm really worried about going forward whether we're going to be able to repeat this because we're going
Admiral James Stavridis The Voyage of Character
"We're honored to have our guest today. US Navy Admiral James Stavridis he's the former Supreme Allied Command under obviously US Navy Admiral is currently operating executive at the Carlisle Group. Admiral Stavridis thank you so much for being with us what a pleasure to be in Texas with you and our Co host today is once again the Colonel Matt Amazon who's Director of the Military Service Initiative here at the Bush Center Matt thanks for doing this again Andrew thanks for being here Admiral thank you for bringing the cool weather Dallas yeah one hundred degrees pretty much the got here now it's beautiful exactly end last night I was greeted with the fire works for the biggest lightning storms have seen which delayed my flight for almost five hours so never let it be said that I didn't fight my way through thunder in lightning to get to the Bush Center. Well we can't thank you enough we know you're busy and we we're thrilled to have you here so we wanted to start with something a little and we heard that you are a lover of Fountain pens and old maps is that is that true it is and I think it's interesting too speculate on why those two interests emerge it's going to be the next question okay fine so a one is I loved right I've written now nine books my new book sailing true North comes out next week and I am also someone who loves reading and anything that touches Writers is is important so yeah I have four hundred fountain pens believe it or not wow yeah it's it's a gentle madness and some of them are a little on the pricey side but some of them I find in flea markets antiquarian stores I can restore pens nice kind of hobby and when I pick up a fountain pen and I think that it's from the nineteen twenty s or nineteen thirties and I think of all the writers who have had l. debt pen and what they wrote and I kind of ruminate on all that so yes I love fountain pens I think maps are probably more obvious because of spending so much my life at sea and if if you really look at a map of the world of course seventy percent is water and I spent nine a half years on the deep ocean if you add it all up day for day out of sight of land so for me maps in that to quote Tennyson that untravelled world whose margin fades forever forever when you move has always intrigued me so I have maps the earliest I have in my collection is from the very early fifteen hundreds it's a map of Marco Polo's travels Oh wow and I also have maps and charts for your listeners the difference between a map and a chart is map is land chart is the see I have both maps and charts and I have many of the short what's that I use to navigate on over my years at sea from the Persian Gulf from the Mediterranean from the Caribbean With a pencil line sketchy on them and I also have a lot of maps from Afghanistan from my time as supreme allied commander in NATO every time I would go there the staff would prepare a very detailed map of where we were going and I would mark that up as we went around I have a map of the of Libya from the Libyan campaign in two thousand eleven showing many of the strikes we conducted so it's an interesting collection might pens in my maps I'll conclude however by saying that your research missed that being I collect the most man and it's books I have five thousand books which much to my beautiful wife Laura's uttered may who's sitting here with us indeed a military family where you move every two to three years so you are unpacking packing and boxing and shelving five five thousand books I got some work to do there Sir I'd love to hear your thoughts on when you say maps and charts and you were provided maps Afghanistan and things like that but sometimes the the difference between what a map in front of you displays in the actual ground truth an example being I think in in Jordan they call the northeastern portion that border Winston's hiccup when he was drawing the border so your observations over time of how maps can be represent unitive of ground truth or otherwise specifically in Afghanistan as well I think generally it is otherwise a map is so sterile in the end it can't can vader you events on the ground and I'll give you a very practical example these days I do a lot of talks where I speak about variety of international subjects and when I talk about his Ukraine and I'll start by showing a map of Ukraine and you know it's a kind of an interesting country it's on the Black Sea of course there's this dangling chunk of it hangs down like a like a pouch of rice that is Crimea and you can look at that and think man okay it's a little peninsula that juts into the Black Sea you cannot imagine the war's over two millennia the fighting over Crimea the negotiation of the treaty there you mentioned Winston Churchill a moment ago the end of the Second World War effectively conducted there in the palace it's it can't convey anything so what I will do for an audience is I'll show a map of Ukraine and Crimea and I'll say here's Ukraine it was invaded by Russia Crimea was annexed by Russia and I'll say but let me show you what Ukraine looks like today click and the next slide is a quad of combat it's destroyed buildings its artillery piece is it's it's four brutal photographs and I'll say to the audience that's what Crimea looks like that's what Ukraine looks like it's a war fifteen thousand people Villeda died there so to your point leaders statesmen diplomats military officers must refrain from allowing the sterility of a map and the simple act of gliding your pencil across it to think that you've solved the problem because you had I've not so admiral I want to start by talking about your book which Time magazine recently named a must read for October sailing true north ten admirals and the voyage of character I meant when I when I sat down to read it I wasn't expecting to have a book that I was going to personally be able to you take the lessons from and apply them to my career I thought it'd be learning about learning some history and learning about the the voyage of the fares and this is actually thing that I can apply to in my daily life did you know that was going to be the end result when you sat down to write the book I certainly hoped it would and the guide post in my mind was an ancient book plutarch's lives which is written by Roman about leading figures in Roman society and he hoped that by doing that he would illuminate lessons of character which readers could apply to their own lives I think at minimum level of entry it is a book of history you meet these ten interesting historical admirals going back two thousand years each one is a chapter but as you know having having read the book the power of it is seen how they confronted the inner challenges so you know we are awash in books of leadership leadership is the influence we exert over others character uh is how we lead ourselves that inner voyage which I would argue as vastly more difficult than the simple act motivating groups people in the idea of the book is to have some case studies that readers can say you know I face that kind of challenge in how did that seafaring admiral respond to it and then draw some lessons and they're both good and bad lessons in the
Sri Lankan suicide bomber studied engineering at UK university
"A British security official has confirmed. A report identifying one of the Sri Lanka suicide bombers as a manage studied in Britain between two thousand six and two thousand seven the official confirmed. A report by Sky News identifying the man is up dual the've Jameel. Muhammad former commander of US. Southern command Admiral James the freebies says the scope of the death toll is devastating given the size of Sri Lanka. We look at it. The headline like three hundred twenty dead, and it sounds bad. But put it in context. This is the nation with only twenty million people so on a population adjusted basis, this is like having four thousand people killed on Easter morning in the United States. It's a devastating attacks. The radio was interviewed on the Salem radio network. The Islamic state had claimed responsibility for the
"admiral james" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"The morning, we're helping you get to work on time. I'm Ed Torrence, news ninety six point five WDBO. Now, the Brian Kilmeade show, a news ninety six point five WDBO the reason for this is just because they have a much in common ideologically. And both decry the fake news, and this sort of thing so because they have so much of that in common that that somehow entitles Brazil to a NATO light relationship. So I am not sure who is threatening Brazil, or what that means is it me more enhanced intelligence sharing, for example, in in the same way, we share intelligence with NATO. So. So we don't know what it means. Well, one thing that might be good to push China of there because of their presence in the Brazilian government. And it seems like we have had a declining relationship with Brazil, and it would be a non member NATO special friends status would work. Would it help Admiral James Jovita is with us? He's was the sixteenth supreme allied commander of NATO a perfect person to talk to for a question like that. As also his book in two thousand nineteen sailing. True, north the ten admirals and the voyage of character. Meanwhile, let's bring in the animal. I'm a welcome back. Great to be with you, Brian. So is it okay to diminish the potential military, increasing or and military lines with with Brazil would that help America's security without question? And and let's just get one thing. Clear, but Brazil cannot become a member of NATO the treaty says very specifically that NATO membership is limited to those nations in the North Atlantic. But NATO could establish a very strong part. Ownership with Brazil. We do that. We NATO do that with Australia New Zealand Japan Sweden Finland. So there plenty of precedents for doing this. So that would be I think a smart move to bring the NATO alliance closer to Brazil. Secondly, what the president actually said yesterday is he wants to make a major non-nato ally of the United States. So it's kind of a technical term Brian. That's within the gift of the president of the United States that would allow increased intelligence sharing better access to buying our defense technology, which would be good for defense industry, and again would bind the two nations together so stronger relationship both on the NATO side and directly with the US makes a lotta sense. Also with agriculture China's made some big gains over the last ten years, this kind of reverse it. You mean, these call Trump at the tropics for a reason, and he's could play what role could Brazil play in helping Madero speeding Medeiros eggs. Is it from Venezuela enormously? This is another major advantage of moving closer militarily and insecurity with Brazil, you per se before I stand on this that there's no pure military option here. Brazil could do working with Columbia supported had a secondary level by the United States logistically, for example, is make those humanitarian aid shipments go through into Venezuela. That would really start to crack the grip of the dictator Madero. So that's another very good reason and back to China, Brian. We need to counterbalance China's efforts not just in Brazil, but throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. They're pushing hard into our region, we need to be very cognizant of that Brazil largest country and Latin American the Caribbean by far two hundred plus million people perfect partner for us businessman who is nearly stabbed to death during while campaigning for office has. Come all the way back just came out of a recent surgery, Admiral I wanna pivot over to Germany and Rick Grenell is fringe of the show. He's an ambassador there. And he's keep basically called out Germany much to the consternation of the Germans for not spending enough on defense. They go up to one point five percent of their budget not to and it looks like the heading the right direction. But by two thousand twenty three they go back to one point three. So when you're going to be critical, the US and people are worried that we're not emphasizing NATO enough, can you at least write the checks with a thriving economy. Totally agree. And I think the ambassador is doing exactly what an ambassador is supposed to do which is Representative use of his or her president. And certainly President Trump has been very clear on this. And in fact, we ought to remember this two percent of GDP goal was not established by the United States. It was set by the Europeans themselves. So it really is disconcerting to see Germany which had been increasing its defense spending. Until this latest report comes out a turnaround in reverse that, and they certainly have the. Economy to support that and you know, two percent is two percent. Whether your little tiny Estonia with a million people or you're the massive United States with three hundred and forty million two percent is two percent. So I not clear to me why the Germans cannot continue on the trajectory set just a year ago. We ought to put the pressure on them ambassador Grenell's right to do. So if your friends for Macron how disturbed or you an unsettled are you by this these yellow vest protests? Now, he's basically made them illegal. He did a twelve day listening tour try to find out what the issues were. And as soon as he was done. They protested again is that country coming apart. I don't think. So I think what you're seeing is. I think pretty rational trajectory when you deal with the movement. Brian remember, Occupy Wall street, we watch that unfold we saw a lot of hysteria in the media that the banking system would be taken apart completely that would never be able to recover from this. It was kinda similar and so what you do. I think at the start is you go in and you talk, and you listen, and you give a few concessions, and if that doesn't solve the problem, you go in and you're clear out. And I think the French are now coming to the realization, and the French can be very tough that they're going to have to police their way to success here. They're not going to negotiate with the hardcore bad actors in this yellow best movement says no, I don't think the country's coming apart. But they're going to have to take some tough measures Macron's approval ratings route thirty five percent of probably a little bit less after this past weekend. And a lot of things he tried to push in his country a little bit more free market a little bit more self-determination is being treated harshly people. Don't want to give up what they've been getting. Indeed. And you know, we're going to see this debate here in capitalism vs socialism. And I think that Macron is very smart. He's young. He's learning as he goes in this job. I think he'll crack down on these protesters. And I think you'll find a middle path for France between the pure socialism. He inherited in the move toward up much more vibrant capitalism that he would like to support. He's got to find a middle way. Let's see and I have no doubt fallen the play by play. But I know it's pretty bad with Theresa May trying to come up with the solution with Brexit half-hearted. She never wanted to begin with. But now there are no man's land in this country. I mean and this this fracture. Couldn't be worse right now. Don't you think I completely agree and just to give you the play by play? Just breaking the British formally asked for an extension from the twenty ninth of March, which is the edge of the cliff for them now till thirty June the Europeans the rest of the European Union will push back on that. But in the end though granted. And then maye will try and reservists her deal. Bring it back. It's it's extremely problematic. I'll simply expand the problem, Brian and say, it's not just the Brits pulling away to the north. It's the problems in France from my chrome, he is on Merckel in Germany, who's quite wounded politically. It's Poland and Hungary pulling away in the east in the south. The Italians are extremely anti you. So I don't think France is gonna fail as a country. But I'm beginning to worry. Great deal about the European Union is a political entity chance talked to the secretary say last week thought about you knew we were going to be doing this segment. And we haven't seen the news that you have president Romani for the first time meeting with the grand Ayatollah in Iraq. And they have one on one. Of course, both Shia and they're meeting, and we're talking about setting up a rail system between them and the Iraqis have made it clear they're going to ignore any sanctions US put on and now Pompeii was putting on pressure on the Iraqis to start going along with the program, and we might not have the residue of the residue of goodwill to pull this off. Here's my question about this forcing relationship between Iran and Iraq grand Ayatollah Sistani sat down with the president of Iran. It seems like in terms of soft parent diplomatic power. We're getting our butts kicked over there. What's happening? I don't see it that way. America's been a strong supporter of Iraq. We still are working to take down ISIS in their country. I had a conversation with our prime minister just a couple of days back. I think we're making progress on developed with strong, independent sovereign Iraq. But there's no doubt around has its eyes set on taking control of that country. I don't think that's good for the Iraqi people. I know it's not good for the United States of America. And we're going to continue to do the fight there. Stand up in. Iraqi government is free and less involved with what's going on in Iran. So break that down for me, Admiral cure thoughts. First of all we were talking a moment ago about the European Union coming apart. Let's remember Iraq has an extremely fragile state has between its Kurdish north it's Sunni Arab center. And it's a massive Shia population in the south. It's always been a kind of a geopolitical imaginary country, and I worry greatly over time that Iranian influence in there. Wolf further the possibility of that entity breaking apart. By that link that she a link. Second thought the Iranians desperately wanna consolidate a land bridge that runs from Tehran to the shores of the Mediterranean to do that it's crucial that they gain control in Iraq, especially southern Iraq. So secretary Pompeo is on the right note, which is to be aware of the problem. And be we need to understand Brian. We're not in a war of ideas here. We're in a marketplace of ideas, we've got to compete in. That means we've got to engage with the Iraqis in order to help them resist the Iranians, here's the one thing going for us. The Iranians are not only she is. But they're also Persians in Persians and Arabs. Whether they're Shia era ABS or Sunni Arabs, have a long-standing antipathy we can exploit that we had to work with the air of world to keep Iraq on our side pushing back on the Persians, and that's. The narrative we need to push. Yeah..
Helsinki summit: Trump sides with Putin over US intelligence
"This is here. And now let's get back to our top story the summit in Helsinki between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin joining us now is retired Admiral James Stavridis the former supreme allied commander of NATO and now dean of the. Fletcher school of law and diplomacy at Tufts University welcome back great to be with you Jeremy and what did. You make of what you, saw today well I. Was astonished to. Be honest with you the thing that. Really struck me as someone who fought the Cold War was part of if you will winning the Cold War to see now an American president stand next to a Russian president with our flags in the backdrop and here the American president denigrate disavow in walkaway from our intelligence community and effectively give the president of Russia a free, pass on well documented interference in US, elections were shocking that's the only word I can use, we noticed also that President Trump Trump allowed President Putin to speak I, both before and after the meeting did that strike. You it did in also let's look at body language. Always so important go back and look at, the two leaders walking into that conference you see, Ladimir Putin smiling and swaggering as he typically does full of buoyancy and energy. And you. Saw the president of the, United. States kind of trailing along with a somber sober look? On, his face like someone who's gonna be led. Into the punishment arena it was not a good day for the US presidency well when it comes to the issue of election interference by Russia what could we have expected would have happened I mean is it possible that President. Trump would have gotten up in front of the cameras and said you know I don't believe what President Putin. Is telling me about this, I think any other. US president in. American history would have done so would. Have only taken the meeting with Putin in order, to put Putin on the stage alongside him or her turn to, Putin and say I don't believe you and I have my entire intelligence community has documented this, to a the well, and that's why we have indicted senior intelligence professionals in. The Russian federation he chose not to do that instead..
"admiral james" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The deal and one of the one of the other maybe morals of the story here is that this wasn't a treaty it was easy for another president to walk now that's because republicans in congress wouldn't have approved it when obama was the president but it made it easier for the united states dates to with a new president to reverse we spoke earlier today with the retired admiral james stavridis at the fletcher school of law and diplomacy at tufts university he's the former supreme allied commander of nato and here's what he said he warned what it would mean to pull out of the deal three big bad things one is it will put even more tension into the middle east which is already a powder keg between iranian she is and saudi sudanese and the state of israel number two it will have a knock on affect and a bad one on the korean negotiations why would kim jong un want to sign up with us if we are perceived as unreliable and here's the worst thing of all it drives a huge wedge between the united states and our european allies that's a big mistake michelle kellerman pick that up what do you make of those an ounce there what do you think happens in the region when this if this deal starts to go away and again we don't know exactly what the president's going to say but if it starts to be deconstructed we're hearing about you know an arms race although israel of course would be very happy because they didn't trust the deal so what happens in the region and i think there are two things that could happen we just heard it one is that iran decides to resume parts of its nuclear program at which point we will not have the ability to stop it diplomatically and by we i mean the united states and so the decision will be is a military strike worth the price of just to stop iran from developing its nuclear program exactly what we what the.
"admiral james" Discussed on Kickass News
"Up but she took huge political risk to do that and she did because he thought it was the right thing to do there were refugees from the civil war um i admire that kind of value driven approach and then thirdly she's an extremely pragmatic a clever politician she's about to be elected for a third term as the chancellor of germany uh she has seen many many rivals common ground she's been the chancellor through bush through obama show shall outlast trunk najab job isis she's a clever politician on top of the other two attributes and speaking of trump you know he hasn't been the staunchest supporter of nato he's vacillated on his support for nato from the election to now uh what could be the fallout of his flipflopping on nato well i i went in met with president elect trump at his request to discuss being secretary stay in the trump administration i had previously been identified with the a hillary clinton's campaign in fact had been vetted for vp with hillary uh but trump asked me down in so i went in now we had a i thought actually a fairly good conversation in at that time despite having bashed nato thoroughly throughout the entire election he told me that he could see the good admit out in that he would support nato now were sort of six months after that in i i think that's largely come true i i have to say uh he spent a lot of time denigrating nato but.
"admiral james" Discussed on Kickass News
"Three sixty is the number every six every serious naval utilised has come up with a under the obama administration we drifted down to seventy 75 they are good ships they're very capable of but we need three hundred fifty two big the numbers work will before we go i wanna talk a little bit about your time is supreme allied commander of nato what was that like with twenty nine members is a little bit like hurting cats yeah it's uh it first of all to wonderful job you get any job that starts with the word supreme is a good job to have uh but it the challenge on it is that you have twenty eight nations who have utterly different culture history language geographic location demographics military skillset and somehow you have to be the conductor the band to bring up together to go do significant combat missions we had to create the nato force for afghanistan for the balkans for syria for piracy for cyber security and so it was the most challenging period of my life to put all those dispirit cultures and languages it abilities capabilities together in a coherent way to take on real world bishops in and lastly it was uh it was not or two come to work every morning sit down at the desk that dwight eisenhower use as the first supreme allied commander the history loss powerful and as part of that job you dealt a lot with the european countries i've heard you say that angola merckel is the most principled world leader today would you admire about her i'll give you three things first of all she's bodice she's quiet she thought troll she smart she has phd um she is a quiet cobb leader soya meyer personality secondly her values set on she at great political risk to herself accepted a million refugees into germany two years ago uh that will pay off for germany in the long haul those many of the will be become terrific germans just like our immigrants here are terrific americans.
"admiral james" Discussed on Kickass News
"In a couple of zones particularly undersea warfare with submarines use hypersonic highspeed cruise missiles at sea uh the use of longrange aviation they are are equal so they are presenting a real challenge their operating all around the world lectures they did in the cold war russia's navias back under vladamir putin than to counter this you call for a buildup of the us fleet from the current two hundred seventy five ships to three hundred fifty what do you say to those who say well we need smarter faster more flexible ships not necessarily more ships we need both quantity has equality all it so no matter how good a ship is there how offensive it is a matter how efficient it is it can only be in one place at one time and you need three hundred and let's keep the numbers rounded keep the math easy let's call it 360 so divided by three sides one hundred twenty of those three hundred sixty ships hundred twenty are gonna be at a shipyard they need repair and updating ships require a lot of maintenance because they operate out of the ocean second hundred twenty training getting ready to go forward so you need 360 bed to make a hundred twenty that can before deployed centered around four carrier battlegroups one in northeast asia wooded southeast asia wanted the arabian gulf in one in the atlantic that can swing between the baltic and black seas bed hide worth so.
"admiral james" Discussed on Kickass News
"Hugh years and certainly at the end of my career was the uh attacks in libya they were mounted by nato for good reason they were requested by the united nations to protect the people of libya but once the operation was concluded in qaddafi was killed by his own people i i hasten to point out on the nato european union united states we'll walked away from libya that has created a chaotic situation in libya at the islamic state end alqaeda are there in significant numbers in the are finding their way into this slip stream of refugees that are flowing out of libya into principally italy but also spain france greece so there are a real worries about the jihadists in that slipstream coming across intercourse in italy in particular the catholic church's enormous potential target for them some people may be surprised to hear that you say that the arctic sea may be the most important geostrategic zone of competition in the coming decades due to climate change for anyone who has doubts of what have you seen with your own eyes as evidence that global warming is taking place in the arctic there there's just no question a out the levels of ice are receding dramatically year after year in a within a decade or so they'll be year round sealanes that will flow through the arctic as a result of that they'll be extremely significant geopolitical competition between russia on one side of the arctic in five nato nations on the other side the united states canada norway iceland in the greenland which is part of denmark so uh the we are set up for no pun intended a another cold war upwards really cold and let's hope we don't get to that point as i talk about it in the book seapower what we need to rely on his diplomacy international organizations like the arctic council up mature dialogue between states to address.
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"With iran on one side in saudi arabia leading soon block on the other so i think unfortunately via you know shit is in for a significant period of competition i'll close by saying don't forget about pakistan which has a modest cecos but a pretty good navy in if a rip break if india in pakistan should come to blows there'll be a significant bureau time component of that a slow and you point out that india's a vibrant democracy in fact the largest in the world and a natural ally for the us you say america would be wellserved to solidify relationships with india did you see that in trump's meeting with the indian president mody i did and i saw a particularly frankly from mr mody in that was very encouraging i think uh i think uh bogey understands the natural connectivity between the united states and india because were democracies because english is their lingua franca that really there a business government is conducted it because there such a young daesh in so vibrate there's enormous potential a connection between india in the united states in i i think this administration gets that but of course it has a lot of competing priorities but i can tell you unquestionably india gets that so that's i think of very high hospital linkage for the united states in this trip will going with the order of the book we tend to think of the mediterranean as a place of relative calm but you say there's a real danger of isis invading europe through the mediterranean southern border uh talk some more about that yet they're doing it already in it's coming through linnea when the what any really disheartening episodes of the last uh.
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"In the indian ocean is one that gives you a lot of concern you say what was largely a transit zone is becoming a space of geopolitical criticality to use your term as you describe it it sounds like the indian ocean is sort of the wild west right now talk about some of the competing players in the indian ocean that could make that region real problem area first of all when a historian three hundred years from now looks back on this century in his rang the story of the twentyfirst century it will not be ideal about the rising china it will be about to rise at indian the reason the indian ocean has been as a transit zone for five centuries is because india has never exercise significant maritime engagement that is changing indians are building fleet they're going to want to operate at sea and one of the big geopolitical questions of this century is how his indiaoriented cell from the perspective of the united states we will be well served to try and build the strongest possible set of relationships with it yet for this reason secondly in the indian ocean iran will be a significant player not to the degree india will be but iran is a big robust militarily oriented nation with significant c coast in also they will want to control the entrance to the arabian slant persian gulf that is the third key area let's recall that the persian gulf is simply an offshoot of the indian ocean here will see a suny shia competition that will play itself out over the next several decades.
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"I would say there are three things we ought to do one is we ought to increase our preparation for unfortunately for combat operations defensively another words we need more sad missile systems war a ijaz ships we need more defensive capability to try and protect the two hundred thousand american citizens that livid work in korea many of the associated with the department says so there's a defence of component secondly i think we should increase our cyber in do everything we can define ways to take apart the a north korean command control systems a particularly their nuclear systems using a combination of cyber at special forces that's sorted the offense of piece of this in the thirdly sometimes the best plan b is to try harder at play in a in i think plan a which is get china to get to join under control is actually a pretty good play out so i think we duty to continue to put energy into convincing china to clay the rights set of cards with give john not now on the positive side we need more dialogue i've in favor of negotiations in i think that i could is an analyst i could live with freezing the program as opposed to getting rid of the program i think you could probably constructed negotiated outcome along those lines if china is willing to put the pressure on north korea to bring to the table so there's three things i would sketch out to move forward.
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"Which is merely their attempt to uh put little chunks of what they claim is chinese land territory the middle of this south china sea and then claim it in its entirety it is preposterous than as a control to some of this you've been courage in the president to sign the un's law of the sea treaty in order to protect trade and create some kind of ground rules going ahead what exactly with the treaty do it would codify the us's support for the traditional norms of international law which would reject the claims that the chinese that chinese claims aid through this law the sea treaty process in have been rejected by it we the united states have less legitimacy in that process because we are not signatories to the treaty by the way of the hundred in eighty five countries that have a seat coast all but three have signed that treaty of the united states being the vast large one that has held out that's a big mistake for our country so china russia signatories they are indeed can we realistically expect the countries like china russia which don't seem to have that much respect for territorial borders in waters would adhere to the treaty no but what we can do is build a wall in each brick you put in that wall makes your side of the argument stronger so when you operate american warships in and around those islands going right through with chinese claim or territorial seas you put a brake on the wall he say a we do not recognize your clay when you place economic sanctions on china for up for building in crushing these reefs uh you put another brick wall when you signed the treaty in you're part of the legitimate process international process you put another brick wall now whether china india excuse me whether china russia will.
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"I give you three raises very quickly i again back to looking at a glow seventy percent of the world is covered by water and by the way seventy percent of your body is made our water in seventy percent of the oxygen grease comes from photosynthesis at sea so just the mass in scale of the oceans are crucially important secondly its trade a ninety five percent of all international trade flows across those oceans in if any nation had the ability to close those trade routes it would cripple the economy of any nation so targeted and then thirdly the environment um if we do not treat the oceans with sufficient respect they will lose the ability to produce the oxygen now that's not a this century problem bits further out in the future and then finally it's the geopolitics of a rising china which will manifest as a maritime power seeking to dominate the south china sea the resurgence of russian seapower we see it already in the mediterranean north atlantic in the arctic in a potential rise of india in this century we have had the oceans we the united states dominated the oceans since the end of the cold war the bit american likes there are new new sailors covered the city we'd better be ready for that in a century and over your 35 years you've sailed all of the seven seas and you use that to structure the book each see gets a chapter beginning with the pacific which i think is no accident many of called this the pacific century and it is after all the largest of all the oceans.
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"Family that had nothing to do with the ocean um we were if anything at camping family nutty go to safely i i had never in on the water when i went off to the us naval academy and i went there because i wanted to be a u s marie the naval academy trains both marine ground officers as well as seagoing ons so i went there and the naval academy sends you out to sea after your first year of of college in a went out on a destroyer out of san diego on i walked up on the bridge of that ship as the sun was setting in i i was like st call on the road to damascus actress saw all that water at all that light in i just wanted to be at sea and i think it the ocean hits people that way and when it does you are a sailor for life in one of the most enjoyable aspects of this book is reading about your early years in the navy and traditions like the hazing when it's your first time crossing the equator the arctic circle and you talk about this crusty old captain you had when you're young cocky ship driver and some advice he gave you after you took the ship into pearl harbor and dhingra up a little bit you wanna tell that story i was very young officer tried to handle the ship things were just not going very well um i got way way ahead of my skillset uh in in tried to dry the ship in a in a way that i just was ready to do in he dairy gracefully came in and sort of sorted it out.
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"He tells the history of all the battles fought on all the oceans of the earth and why those waters were strategically important then and now listening to him talk about his decades in the navy is enough to make any man take the highseas and fall in love with the ocean and in his new book seapower the history and geopolitics of the world's oceans admiral stavridis takes the reader with him on a tour of the world's oceans from the admiral's share showing us how the geography of the oceans is shaped the destiny of nations and how naval power has in a real sense made the world we live in today and will shaped the world we live in tomorrow today the admiral joins me on the podcast to talk about his love of the sea and why naval power is not an antiquated idea but of vital strategic importance to america's national interests they'll take us ocean by ocean to discuss the current geopolitical concerns in every region of the world from china's manmade islands in the south china sea to russia's ambitious territorial grab in the arctic circle he discusses the competing interests and lawlessness that could make the indian ocean one of the most dangerous hot zones in the twentyfirst century he warns that russia's suspicious activity along fibreoptic cables in the atlantic could cut off ninety five percent of the world's communication and he explains why it's time for the us to stop outsourcing the north korean nuclear talks to china.
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"This is kick ass news i'm ben mathis support for today's show comes from the weather channel television's most trusted source for severe weather coverage go beyond maps anap's indive dive into the science and stories behind the storm because understanding our atmosphere is the best way to prepare for severe weather every season every storm every time you watch trust the weather channel and now enjoy the show i i'm ben matheson welcome to kick ass news from the time of the greeks and persians clashing in the mediterranean seapower has determined world power to an extent that is often under appreciated it still does no one understands this better than admiral james steve us admiral street us is a graduate of the us naval academy who spent over thirty five years on active service in the navy he commanded destroyers and a carrier strike group in combat and served for seven years as a fourstar admiral he was the first naval officer to serve as commander of us southern command commander of us european command and nato supreme allied commander since retiring from military service he now serves as dean of the fletcher school of law in diplomacy at tufts university but there's no doubt that his heart is still on the ocean steve reid us as a man who sailed the seven seas and can described the weather the sites sandon smells of every body of water from the arctic to the mediterranean he fondly tells stories of his first trip across the equator in the traditional hazings that ensue.