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U.S. gains 916,000 new jobs in March
"Hundred sixteen thousand new jobs in this economy in march restaurants and hotels education construction manufacturing. Honestly i could just go on naming industries. They have all added jobs. We're down to an unemployment rate of six percent even and that is with a whole bunch of people getting back into the labor force so marketplace's mitchell hartman gets us going with the goods of this very good jobs. Report positive comments were a dime. A dozen as i did. My economist calls today starting with nicole. Golden at the atlantic council definitely signs of a boom. Very happy to see it. What's michael farren at the mercatus center pumped up. Is the trajectory. Two hundred and thirty. Three thousand jobs added in january than four hundred sixty eight thousand in february and doubling again to more than nine hundred thousand in march. You think marches number is high april. And may's numbers are going to be positively eye-popping as larger and larger proportions of the population are vaccinated and more of the economy reopens the breadth of job growth. Is what impressed kurt. Long at the national association of federally insured credit unions not just hard hit bars and restaurants but retail transportation. The building trades finance. A lot of businesses are looking ahead to really strong consumer demand and they don't want to be caught flat-footed without the necessary employees. Getting everyone back to work especially unemployed. Parents will require more rebound in services for those workers says nicole golden at the atlantic council. We need childcare to come back because it employs a lot of women and in particular minority women and because the burden of care and school closures have pushed so many millions of women out of the labor force. Childcare jobs are still fifteen percent below pre pandemic
Cyberespionage and influence operations. Reading the US State Departments mail.
"Kitten also known as phosphorus or t a four fifty three the well-known thread actor associated with iran's is revolutionary guard corps has resurfaced in cyber espionage campaign directed against israeli and us medical researchers proof point researchers conclude that the current campaign. They call bad. Blood is fishing for credentials belonging to geneticists neurologists and oncologists. The campaign uses email spoofing. Communications from israeli scientists proof point is confident in its conclusions but also admits that as is often the case. Attribution is based on circumstantial evidence. Bad bloods objective. Remains obscure record points out. Proof point told the record that the pandemic has produced a surge in collection against biomedical research targets. But the specialties said to be of interest to charming kitten. Genetics oncology and neurology. Don't bear any close. Immediate connections to covid nineteen research nonetheless. The collection proceeds and continues to prospect senior researchers politico reports that russia's holiday bear may have sex accessed. Us state department e mails. It doesn't appear that classified. Communications were compromised but emails exchanged by foggy bottom bureau of european and eurasian affairs and bureau of east asian and pacific affairs. Were apparently being read in moscow. Dark reading has a summary of the current state of knowledge about the sunburst exploitation of solar winds orion platform the. Us is still considering. Its options with respect to response retaliation defense and deterrence in. What the atlantic council characterizes as a strategic failure the council's report said quote. The sunburst crisis was a failure of strategy more than it was the product of an information technology problem or a mythical adversary overlooking that question of strategy invites crises larger and more frequent than those. The united states is battling today the. Us government and industry should embrace the idea of persistent flow to address this strategic shortfall emphasizing that effective cybersecurity is more about speed balance and concentrated action both the public and private sectors must work together to ruthlessly prioritize risk make lynch pin systems in the cloud more defensible and make federal cyber risk management. More self adaptive and quote
Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins
"About the recent commission that was looking into the origin of covert 19 over in China. Specifically, Jamie, you know one thing I want to ask you do you could see that there's a real possibility that we Are ultimately never going to get Maybe the data and information from the Wuhan lab that will ultimately maybe tell us whether or not it was a lab accident or whether it was truly Transmission from bats and animals. Yeah. No, I think that's quite likely and Anyone who's been paying close attention that China has engaged in a massive cover up over the last year, they immediately started destroying samples, eliminating or moving access to records. Imprisoning journalists and others asking questions, and they established a universal gag order not allow any of their scientists to speak publicly will write anything about the origins of the of the pandemic. And so the question is not is China engaged in an active car up to try to office Kate? The issue of the origins of the pandemic is should we play along? And that's why In open letter, but we've said that the world community needs to articulate what castigation looks like. We'll kind of access to records, samples and personnel. We need in order to find where called it comes from nights. I think it's almost it's very, very clear to that question is answerable thing. China is going to sell. Jeez, sorry about that. We've been in each in this cover up are bad here, is it but Let's set the standard and tells them tell the world I will not help and that's on them. And we shouldn't start with the compromise. If it is ultimately case that China is covering stuff and again, you know We? We don't know what this this juncture on day two be fair, But I do wonder Is this just not though? Potentially, You know another indication, Jamie, you'd have talked about this a lot, the complicated relationship that is the world with China. To be quite honest going forward, and so you know. Companies. Major companies want to be involved in China, and they're willing to maybe look the other way government's willing to look the other way. If there are, you know policies that they're uncomfortable with on this is just how it is. I mean, that's that is partly right. You mean China is a very big, very important country. There are areas where really need t collaborate Actively China even whether we like it or not. The betterment of the world. But my view do on this. And Eric, you and I have discussed over the carol is that you have to have standard right own behavior. In those interact can't be lowest common denominator relationships. It has to be. Oh, well. Here's the standard of what we believe and when so many people are dying. I'm a terrible enough believe totally of will pandemic. We have to be able to add very least the tough questions where this comes from, for all of our good, including the good of the people, China right exactly. But you also know, too, that it's kind of have been an interesting political global political world where China has also pointed the finger at the United States to say, you know, what are you doing to your people? You know what I mean? It's just kind of an interesting time here. It's true and they're not wrong in every ace. I mean, they're all kinds of terrible things. And whatever the origin of the pandemic, there is a reason why Nine people have died of covert 19 in Taiwan, and we're over 500,000 here in the United States. That's not the origin. It's the In many ways they're significantly The response our government, so there's a lot of fingers to point, including it ourselves, but we should just we need to be honest. When pointing in all directions. Hey, listen, we just have about 40 seconds left her. Do you think at this point to maybe a key conversation is to have is to identify other high risk lab research. That's being done on pathogens so that we just in case we make sure where aware of this and just got about 40 seconds. Yeah, absolutely. It's Cove. It comes from an accidental Lavely, which I think is most likely origin. But your listeners can go to the guy. Jamie Metzl dot com site, read the evidence and judge for themselves. I mean, maybe we have a bigger lab safety problem than we thought we had and then let's look carefully for is now looking to build another level for Virology Institute. In a high since it is the high throughput city next to that is an international travel. We need to be asking tough questions. Pandemic can't have to ask the tough questions. Are we going to ask? That's why we like talking with you because you're always asking the tough questions. Hey, Jamie. Nice to check in with you be well. Jamie Metzl, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and former National Security Council official founder and chair of the global movement, one shared world which you confined. Online are you're
YouTube to lift Trump ban if violence threat falls, says CEO
"Youtube apparently doesn't plan to ban the former president forever during an event hosted by think tank the atlantic council youtube. Ceo susan gysky reveals. The company will lift the ban against former president. Trump's account when refs determine the risk of violence has decreased she adds. It's hard to say when that will be but says it's pretty clear that there still is that elevated risk of violence youtube suspending. Mr trump's page following the breach of the capitol building twitter permanently suspending him facebook's oversight board will decide at a later date whether to uphold the ban of mr trump's facebook and instagram
U.S. Ready To Talk With Iran On Nuclear Deal
"Biden pointed to a serious of crises that the U. S and Europe face like the pandemic threats from Russia and a rising China. Another concern Iran. Biden says it wants to start negotiating with Iran to curb its nuclear program after the Trump administration walked away from a previous deal about this, the world's syringe a fiery has more President Biden's staff has already put his words into action. Yesterday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with foreign ministers of France, Germany and the U. K. He said the U. S is ready to join them to restore the 2015 nuclear accord. Restoring the deal won't be a walk in the park door after President Trump pulled out of the agreement in 2018. Relations between Iran and the U. S took a turn for the wars. Trump and his team began what they call the maximum pressure campaign a serious of harsh economic sanctions. Iran, on the other hand, double down on its support for militia groups in the region. It also ramped up its nuclear program. Today, though Biden struck a different tune. That's why we said, we're prepared to reengage negotiations. The P five plus one On Iran's nuclear program. The P five plus one are the five permanent members of the U. S. Security Council. China, France Russia, the U K the U. S plus Germany. Really progress is with the Atlantic Council in Washington, she says. Before coming back to the table. The Iranians want an end to the sanctions. They don't see any benefit of returning to a deal. If the U. S isn't holding their side of the bargain, and so I think until they get those sanctions remove Iran is just going to keep moving forward with pulling back its nuclear program. That's what devil is everything it wants Foreign minister tweeted today. In response to Biden's office. He wrote that the US is no longer party to the original deal, and so it must lift all sanctions before it
Clean energy transition will strengthen national security, Navy veteran says
"Dan. Mitch. Spent five years in the navy. When he left for civilian life, a career clean energy was not on his radar. I did not know very much about clean energy or climate change when I got out of the navy. But he got a job at the Department of Energy and as he learned more, he became passionate about the benefits of solar and wind. The clean energy transition is going to strengthen our future national security by reducing our reliance on foreign fuels, diversifying energy sources and our investments in those energy sources and mitigating the worst impacts of climate change today missions a senior fellow at the Atlantic, council and founder of the Veterans Advanced Energy Project, which recruits veterans for clean energy jobs. Most military veterans for one reason or another how a mission oriented service nature to contribute to society and defend their country both while wearing the uniform after they take the uniform off. So mich- helps them understand how working for clean energy can support national security. We hope to help make veterans feel good about what they choose to do in their post military careers.
There's a push to name and rank heat waves
"Hurricane names have been around for decades the weather channel names, winter storms. Now, one group wants to name heatwaves to boost climate change awareness and help cities prepare for extreme heat events. Kathy Buffet McLeod is director of the Adrian Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center at the Atlantic. Council it's a nonpartisan group working to foster global solutions. Hi Cathy. Welcome to climate cast. Hi, Paul Thank you I know that your group is working on naming heat waves and discussing that with the world meteorological organization and Noah. How is that going? Well, we're collecting expert opinions and will be forming a scientific and technical panel to ask those critical questions of how do you define a heat wave and how would we get to a naming convention that we could all agree on. We may need to pilot naming heatwaves before we go global, which is our ultimate goal. But the key thing we see the naming initiative as a gateway to other. Interventions that help reduce heat and protect people and ultimately save lives and it's hard to solve a problem that people don't know about and so I we need to communicate and we think that naming a heatwave is one of the very best ways that we can do that in what ways do you think naming heatwaves would change the way we talk about them. What's the payoff there? Well, if you think about Floridians and I was in Florida for thirty plus years, we've built a culture of preparedness and prevention around the impacts of hurricanes, and that name gives it the weight and it lets you know and the media uses it to broadcast how serious this is and you need to act to protect yourself and your loved ones. Heatwaves. Kill more Americans every year than floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and all other weather disasters. I. Think a lot of people are surprised by that. How can cities mitigate the threats posed by heat waves? Well, cities are extra vulnerable because our cities are largely built with asphalt and materials that absorb heat an emanate, the heat at night, and so the urban heat island effect is making cities even hotter. And sometimes as much as fifteen seventeen degrees hotter and a lot of those solutions are natural solutions like planting urban forests and those are known to to cool and absorb pollution. But the naming of the heat waves is the gateway as I said to get out the door and attract the attention. It's necessary to how dangerous this risk is. I can see the benefits and drawbacks to naming. Yet another weather phenomenon right I mean we name hurricanes the weather channel names winter storms could naming heatwaves contribute to an overload on whether messaging well, our intent is to answer that question with the very best experts at the table before we proceed and so we all share the goal of communicating this risk and ultimately protecting people and saving lives and so will get to that answer. And certainly, be asking those hard questions of does this do what we wanted to do, and where's the evidence base to support that, and so I'm GonNa come back to you Paul with an answer to your question. After we get to work Kathy, buff men McLeod with the Atlantic Council thanks so much for sharing your perspective on climate cast today. Thank you very much for having me.
Facebook, Twitter execs are bracing for protecting integrity during upcoming elections
"Social media companies are watching what people post ahead of the November election and they're also planning for the day after and beyond that, there's ul Roth told the Atlantic Council the days and weeks after November, 3rd could be a window for bad actors to sow discord in those moments when we don't yet have the results of the election because it's an unprecedented year in the United States. In In those moments, we should be particularly vigilant. Facebook's head of security policy said the platform will have a 24 hour operations center to respond in real time. Both companies say they're better prepared to deal with false or misleading posts. Then in
Taking the Pulse on Medical Device Security
"Hi and welcome to the A sixteen Z podcast I'm Hannah what we're talking about. Today is the world of where bits and bytes meet flesh and blood, the security of medical devices many don't realize we need to think about the possibility of security hacks when it comes to things like pacemakers and insulin pumps and more so, what are the issues and risks? We need to be aware of in exposing security vulnerabilities in biomedical devices. This conversation with Bo Woods cybersecurity innovation fellow with the Atlantic Council part of the I am the cavalry grassroots, security, initiative and founder and CEO of strategy goes security and Andy. cavs, Co founder and CEO of Elektra Labs Advisor to the biohacking village at Defcon. Both of whom were formerly I ours the FDA and myself looks at how we begin to think about addressing these security issues in the bio medical device space, the frameworks that should guide our conversations and thinking. Thinking and how in Wednesday colder should be incentivized to address these challenges we begin with stories of how some of the first security researchers discovered these issues, but we also talk about how the FDA began to think about security as part of the safety of all medical devices including software as a medical device, and how we should think about understanding monitoring and updating the security of these devices from philosophical North Stars statements to on the ground, practical fixes and updates. Probably Start The story around twenty ten twenty eleven when a security researcher diabetic patient named Jay Radcliffe used in insulin pump to himself whenever he needed to add insulin to his body, and he had a couple of incidents where just through potential misuse or through accident where he had some pretty severe potential for harm, and because he was a security researcher, he started saying well. This is what can happen with accidents. What an adversary do right so he uses toolkit to just basically probe the security of his insulin pump, and essentially what he found is. Is that there was very very little in the way of cybersecurity in this device that was keeping him alive. It was easy for him to figure out how to potentially cause harm through cyber security means which is kind of a new problem in the world of healthcare back in that time, so he reported the issue to the manufacturer, they didn't or wouldn't take any action, and so he reported his findings publicly so that others in the public could protect themselves so that others could learn from the mistakes and bill better devices in the future. After he published his findings. The FDA turned onto this right. The light went on in their head, and they said we realized that security issues can impact patient, safety and clinical effectiveness devices, one of the more popular stories that people like to talk about our pacemakers. You don't have to remove a pacemaker. Recalling a pacemaker is quite a big experience and you. You want to maintain as long battery life as possible to do that. You need to minimize anything. That's computational expensive. OKAY TURNS OUT! Encryption is relatively computational inexpensive, so number pacemaker companies were not encrypting a lot of their protocols, and so the way that many peacemakers work is that they stay in a low power mode, and then if you paying the pacemaker. And goes into a high power mode. Okay, so if you're able to reverse engineer the protocols, you can paint a peacemaker and take a pacemaker that can last year's in drain in a couple of days to weeks. That is so scary. Horror movie terrifying.
Protesters rally across world to mark International Women's Day
"Women around the world took to the streets yesterday saying loudly and proudly this is my fights on March. Eighth is known as International Women's Day. You probably saw lots of bad ass. Women and their inspirational quotes highlighted on your INSTA- feed but a big point of the day is really to put a spotlight on women's rights and gender equality so a ton of women also turned out to protest from Chile. One of the largest demonstrations of the day where women protested violence against women to Paris where they protested. The quote. Virus of the Patriarch. No matter where you looked there was something to protest. Here's one protester in the UK. This country is much better than other countries around the world. But we're still not completely fine with like cheap. Despite you they are in Pakistan. Women again rallied around the slogan. My Body my choice. They're basically just trying to say women should be protected from sexual assault and should be able to make the reproductive and medical decisions that they think are best. This chant isn't new. It actually angered a lot of people in Pakistan last year. You See Pakistan has a pretty conservative country so that message of autonomy doesn't exactly fly in a sign of what these women's Day marches are up against when it comes to changing minds. They were met by crowds of counter protesters this year including people who threw stones shoes and mud at them in the capital of Islamabad. The backlash didn't keep the celebrations and protests from happening though. These protesters are calling on women to wake up. Meanwhile in Mexico City protesters spoke out against the increasing numbers of domestic violence victims last year. The government estimated that about thirty eight hundred Mexican women were killed. That's more than ten deaths every day. Many of them involve sexual assault. Those protests continued today. But they sounded more like this. That's right silence. Today is being called a quote day without us because women across the country just disappeared. Maria Fernanda Peres. Arguello is the associate director of the Atlantic. Council's Latin America Center amounts ability or invisibility. They're not going to go to work. They're not going to take any public transportation. They're not gonNA make any purchases and they're also going to be invisible in the digital space so they won't post they won't text they. WanNa make this visible. They're showing what the country would look like without women like if we don't do anything to stop these murders. This is how our country is GonNa be surprise. It turns out we need women around. Mexico has about twenty one million registered female workers and one Employers Association estimated that the Women's one day strike could end up costing the economy about six billion pesos. Or nearly three hundred million. Us dollars and that's just in the capital of Mexico City and for just one day without women which just goes to show how crucial women are who run the world on International Women's Day and everyday women are making their case
33 Turkish soldiers killed by airstrike in northwestern Syria
"Greene of violence in northwestern Syria has been a humanitarian crisis for months now with a million Syrians huddling in camps near the Turkish border as they flee a Syrian and Russian offensive into rebel territory one L. conflict there between Turkey Russian and Syrian forces could be spiraling dramatically Turkey which supports the rebels says at least thirty three of its soldiers were killed in the Syrian airstrike that instantly doubled the number of Turkish casualties in February Turkey says it's killed many Syrian forces and will now step up its attacks let's talk through what's happening with NPR's Peter Kenyon who joins us from Istanbul hi Peter hi David so what is the latest hearing this escalation well it's Turkey's worst one day loss of license you got involved in this conflict some four years ago is being blamed on the Syrian military but of course Russia is Syria's closest and biggest ally in this conflict Turkey is you mentioned has been supporting some of the rebel groups who tried to oust Syrian president Bashar al Assad from power with rush's big help Damascus effectively beat that effort back many rebels have wound up mast in northwest it live province and that's where the regime has been focusing its attacks now this latest incident one concern and could this lead to some kind of direct conflict between Russia and Turkey which is a NATO ally in NATO convened an extraordinary meeting of the north Atlantic council today after his request NATO says it's looking into what kind of support it can provide but Turkey specific call for a no fly zone in Syria has not gotten any takers so far but I mean you had Turkey's president erdo one meetings late into the night with with his security team I mean could they be coming up with some sort of major response here that they could really escalate things it's certainly possible everyone says Turkey will not take one step back from it live on Chris promising the Syrian regime will pay a heavy price now the action to back that up is what we're waiting to see the military's talking about going after some two hundred targets in Syria not a lot of detail yet Turkey has also leveled another threat saying refugees desperate to escape the conflict may soon be on their way toward Europe again at last time that happened European countries as some major protests about the flood of refugees hastily put together a multi billion euro deal with Turkey had to keep them here and not send them on to Europe now that threat is back on the table perhaps it's a spur to get Europe more involved in de escalating the situation everyone also spoke with Russian leader Vladimir Putin by phone and they reported that more needs to be done but it's not clear what exactly that means okay so the leaders of Russia Turkey speak as you said I mean one big concerns if this became a larger conflict between Russia and NATO ally for the moment Turkey blaming Syria for all this what what does that tell us about where this might be going too well the Syrian military is being blamed clearly Russia along with Iran is the major allied to Syria Russia's defense ministry is saying its forces weren't responsible and it also says Moscow never even knew Turkish forces were in that area Turkey's defense minister explicitly rejects that saying Moscow knew very well Turkey is not interested in conflict with the bigger Russian military that's pretty clear does that mean there's room for talks and kinda go she Asians possibly although they've already tried that Turkey and Russia help come up with the so called Astana process cease fire for a while but then it fell apart secretary general of the U. N. is calling for another ceasefire but right now Moscow sending two warships towards the Syrian coast just remind us what the overall situation this part of Syria I mean it's it's it's a humanitarian disaster yes and one that could get even worse as the Syrian military attacks a million people have been fleeing toward the Turkish border freezing winter weather aid groups say let the men Turkey says no we need a safe zone inside Syria but northwest Syria right now seems anything but safe Peter Kenyon reporting from Istanbul Peter thanks thanks David it's time now for StoryCorps on this final Friday black history month we have a conversation with the first African American woman to join the Coast
Brent jumps $3 after U.S. kills Iran's Soleimani
"Hour U. S. stock index futures and bond yields are falling after US airstrike killing one of Iran's most powerful generals Qassem Soleimani who led militias across the Middle East died in a strike in Iraq we get more from Bloomberg international editor Judy Schneider this was one of Iran's most powerful generals the Pentagon is saying that this came at the direction of president trump and that it's a decisive action that was taken as a defensive action to protect US personnel by killing this general they said he was actively developing plans to attack US diplomats and service members in a rock and throughout the region their strike was ordered by president trump it sent global stocks tumbling on fears of an armed confrontation barbarous Lavin is senior fellow at the Atlantic council and director of the future of a Ron initiative I'm not sure Donald Trump understands the implications of what he has unleashed he thinks he's a big hero but a lot more people are probably going to die because of this senator Lindsey Graham is praising the president's move saying the price of killing and injuring Americans has
Tensions rising in the Middle East after embassy attack
"Carried it is risk off across global markets after that U. S. airstrike in Iraq killed one of Iran's most powerful generals let's get the very latest now from Bloomberg's mark mills Qassem Soleimani the head of Iran's elite Quds force was killed in an air strike at Baghdad's International Airport and attacked the Pentagon says was ordered by president trump to Jersey democratic senator Cory Booker said solemn money at American blood on his hands he's quiet planned and executed attacks on American citizens American soldiers sum of money was a huge figure in Iranian military and political affairs the death of Saddam on a heightened fears that rising tensions between the US and Iran could lead to an armed confrontation mark mills member daybreak remark thank you those fears of an armed confrontation are well founded according to Barbara son of and she senior fellow at the Atlantic council and director of the future of around initiative you no this is the worst it's been in forty years in my view the worst it's been since Iran held American hostages at or in the city this is a huge crisis I'm not sure Donald Trump understands the implications of what he has unleashed we have to see what happens in Iraq how does the Iraqi government survive this you know it wasn't just because of the money was assassinated but also a very prominent Iraqi head of one of these militias and someone with a great deal of political power as well we're going to see the rebels flowing out from this for a long time Iran's top leaders all condemned the attack was supreme leader Ayatollah Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowing to eventually monies death global stocks fell immediately on word of the attack beginning in Asia here with Morris Bloomberg Selena weighing in our Beijing bureau good morning Selena good morning Megan and Karen the risk on sentiment that ushered in the new year took a hit as tensions flared in the Middle East stocks in Asia reversed gains in treasury futures advanced the risk off move was given extra momentum when a Ron's leader said severe retaliation awaits the commanders killers the US airstrike lifted London's Brent crude to as much as sixty nine dollars a barrel the highest since the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure in September gold prices rose and again strengthened in Beijing I'm Selena weighing Bloomberg
"atlantic council" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Right now as we unravel the Red Army the radical network behind a lot of what you're seeing unfold in this impeachment charade if you're just joining us bill Taylor the acting US ambassador to Ukraine we just reported as a very close relationship with in fact wrote articles for what you cram policy pieces with the Atlantic council which is a think tank I merry funder and most important partner is Boris ma you all know what parades my is right now the natural gas company that paid hunter Biden and that is at the center of all of this and then also bill Taylor separately has a very cozy relationship in fact you worked for he was a senior adviser to the US you cram business council which is funded by a charisma and is in partnership with has participated in events will co hosted with ma and the Atlantic council now before we get to more of this and chef and a certain mysterious trip let's go to you Josh rochlin who's a researcher and reporter for this show and bright part who is a nother senior adviser along with Taylor to the U. S. U. B. C. and we're gonna see that it's not just a senior adviser tailoring this individual have worked have been involved with many initiatives together they work together who is it why is it relevant yes none other than David Kramer didn't claim refugee intimate that the air affair that we'll get into I'm sure so he actually has a very close relationship with that killer and Kramer with the starting with the council also at the Atlantic council actually with the report that you mentioned where they were pushing policy papers out on Ukraine David grammar was heavily involved with that effort yeah something called the Freedom House where Taylor actually we want to speak six featured speaker at that event many planned to counsel your publish their twenty four point plan on you know this new relationship between Russia and Ukraine corruption cranberry certification in house along with kind of the Atlantic council collectively you know push that out even beyond that met actually when he was appointed ambassador to Ukraine may this is an article in the kia before that so when the cream or it was organizing this whole thing at Freedom House for the Atlantic council he included on there is one of the signatories Taylor but yeah continue hi Taylor again Democrats star witness right now who the media claims said there was a quid pro quo which again there should be that is exactly what the president should be doing if you're giving a billion in aid you should have many quid pro quos so just the whole argument here that we're sitting here and say oh there was a quid pro quo there wasn't what are you talking about the media has created a totally fake narrative it doesn't matter where there's a there's a quid pro quo or not that it doesn't matter if trump asked them to investigate but and of course they should because Biden was involved in the whole state dot CA from start to finish and the part of that involves you cream that big dot CA investigation is now a criminal investigation Dr Donald Trump also by the way there's a lot more to the whole corruption allegations of charisma that we've never gotten into yet and we're not gonna do it tonight but there's more to it and Donald Trump rightfully wanted all of that investigated so just the fact that were already arguing in America was there a quid pro quo or not it's already a false argument because it doesn't matter there should be equipped quid pro quo but let's withdraw let's rewind bill Taylor who claimed pretty quick quid pro quo when there wasn't but again even if there was it's not impeachable there should be quid pro quos so it's insane that we're talking about this bill Taylor worked very closely with Kramer who at we have the other links are here and it's up and play part dot com so we don't need to go through all the links but they work very careful closely we have it all there many events many initiatives Taylor and Kramer you out and the prison of funded Atlantic council let's rewind for a minute and remind us who David Kramer is yeah I have to have current favorite.
Oil Prices Close 15% Higher On Record Trading Day Due To Risk Premium
"Will do oil. I I guess because because both the US benchmark West Texas intermediate it's called and the global indicator known as Brent crude ended the day up just shy of fifteen percent but here's the deal there is plenty of oil on the shelves as it were Saudi. Arabia has got some the US and other countries have their own reserves. There is supply to meet demand demand those higher prices then reflect something that maybe we ought to get used to talk about in global energy markets. Something called the risk premium from Washington marketplace's marketplace's. Scott Tong gets is going to some analysts oil buyers and sellers have been kind of asleep to energy risks in the Middle East in the past month tankers were attacked and pipelines pipelines were struck not much reaction until Saturday strike in Saudi Arabia says Halima Croft at RBC capital markets the market was very complacent place it about the degree of risk in this standoff involving Iran and the US allies and the RIM now. I almost cannot say how serious ethicist Saturday's apparently surgical strike on this essential artery creates one of the biggest disruptions ever to world supply jean-francois says neck at the Atlantic Council Council think tank says the attack warns oil markets that whoever targeted this fortified facility could hit it again the three different rings of defence and Al Qaeda never managed to past the first one I would imagine and that's the big surprises that they would be protected by Patriot missiles and they have not another risk is how long the Saudi facilities stays off line for the next three or four weeks. There's plenty in reserve but for a world that drinks one hundred million barrels of oil every day that cushion could go quickly says Jacques Rousseau at clearview energy partners. You know if this starts to drag into next year the world will have taken down their inventories. He's very substantially if world supply is still short then oil pump prices could double by some estimates and that's the new risk built into the higher price of oil what some call the Gulf premium on Scott Tong for
Afghan Peace Deal Stumbles
"In afghanistan. The taliban have launched a wave of attacks this week suicide bombers in the the capital kabul leaving a trail of grief elsewhere in the country fullscale military assaults launched by the taliban on several regional capitals dozens dead and all of this taking place as a peace deal was announced in principle monday between the u._s. and the taliban yesterday the afghan the president's running-mate amrullah saleh denounced the deal on a stump speech taliban taliban away really solid called the u._s. taliban and deal a conspiracy. It is not peace. He said it is aimed at the division of afghanistan and we do not accept it nine former u._s. Ambassador have published a memorandum miranda to also share their concerns on the website of the atlantic council. Ryan crocker is one of them. He served as ambassador to both iraq and afghanistan a welcome back to the program ambassador <hes> why are so many afghans like the politician we just heard from. Why are they so concerned. The condition that the taliban set for conversations on a peace agreement years ago now head at the top of the list that they would negotiate only with the united states not with the government of of afghanistan which they considered a puppet regime after refusing to meet that condition for years the trump administration decided early this year that they would accept and that's how the talks have been unfolding sense not between the taliban and the government of afghanistan but between the the united states and the taliban that de legitimize is the afghan government that is why you see statement like this from amrullah solid a sentiment held by millions of afghans and do share the ambassador absolutely i liken this current process in this effort to reach an agreement with the taliban
"atlantic council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. Global energy center, a contributor to Bloomberg opinion, and a very wonderful guest on this. Show Dr wall. Thank you for being with us. What stood out most to you about the financial disclosures from Saudi Aramco? Hi, it's good to be here. What what stood out most most significantly to me was the number that Aramco's paying and dividends to the Saudi government. And we all knew that Aramco was a very profitable company. We didn't know quite how profitable. But the fact that it is the most profitable company in the world isn't really a surprise. But what more interesting is that we learned that since the government lowered Aramco's income tax rate to fifty percent. They had to be making up that money somehow that that deficit in money somehow, and I'd always suspected that. They were getting it in dividends. But it is information gives us a sense of just how much the government is getting a dividend. It's a fifty eight point two billion dollars in in two thousand eighteen and that's a very significant number. And and has a lot to say, I think about Aramco's financial future should it ever pursue. Do an IPO on international markets. It's really it's showing the government is still ended up with a lot of money. And even though it switched its its income tax rate and could potentially impact, and I tell in the future, particularly if it perhaps does offer this kind of dividend rate to other shareholders right now the government is the sole shareholder. But if you do an IPO you've got other shareholders it offers such lucrative dividends to other shareholders. If so back and make Aramco of very valuable investment on the other hand, they may choose to not offer that in their share classes, which might make Aramco not quite as valuable and investment. I if they do I so Dr wall, do you anticipate, or is it you're thinking that maybe this dollar bond offering coming to the market with might be a precursor for an IPO? I think it's definitely a way to test. The waters to see what people how people respond to this. What people make up their financial data one of the things that we've seen throughout Aramco's history is that it has been a very secretive company really had no reason to ever share any financial data, which is why it seen a secretive, but people have taken that to believe it something nefarious was going on perhaps Aramco was bleeding money to the government in social projects or palaces for the kings. And what we learned from this is that that's not actually the case at all. So Aramco maybe using this as a way to test the waters to see what the responses to to financial data ahead of, you know, doing this this IP, oh, perhaps a few years and releasing more financial data. Well, the interesting thing is Bloomberg oil correspondent heavier Blas put out a piece where he said that looking at this financial data means that the valuation of Saudi Aramco. Is probably closer to one point two trillion dollars rather than two trillion dollars. Would you agree with that? I'm not sure I agree with one point two. But I definitely think that based on this data devaluation has to be at least one trillion because if you're going to evaluate apple Microsoft at about a trillion dollars, then this company is is significantly more profitable. So they've got to be above one trillion. So just where they are between one and two trillion is questionable. And I do think that there's a significant liability that Aramco faces in terms of evaluation due to their connection to the Saudi government. That was what I was gonna say. I mean, how does a company go public and be beholden to public investors? When ultimately it still is very beholden to a government that can wield authority over it and demand higher tax. It more do what it needs to do depending on its revenue streams. Yeah. And that's and that's. A significant question historically Aramco has always had kind of a a tax rate. Although it at times, it was actually an adjustable tax rate to make sure that the government had enough money. So there's always a possibility that that could happen again. There's also this issue. I would have said if you'd asked me that question five years ago, I would've said Aramco's a very independent company. The king really has a sense of this. This company should be independent. They let it run itself, and they take what they can get, but they get from the company, but that's not the case anymore. We're seeing a king and also across a much more involved in the various power centers of the kingdom, and that includes Aramco. And so I do think when you're looking at at a future for Ramco. There's really no telling what kind of demand divorced family may make on the company and what the future could hold so far. None of this is really damaging to the core profitability of the company. The Sabah position is not a significant out of significant liability. In fact, may be. More profitable for the company in the long run. But we just don't know. And that is a significant risk. Dr ellen. Thank you so much Dr WADA's president of transversal consulting. She has also nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic council's global energy Senator and a contributor to Bloomberg opinion. I think this really interesting Lisa for the market to watch the Saudi Aramco deal go through and see what kind of reception it gets. Because clearly the patients at some point a Saudi Aramco will need to go public it for no other reason than for the kingdom to diversify away from its reliance on oil, which it says is one of it's a longer term strategy. So we'll have to see how the bond offering plays out. And whether that is a good precursor for an IPO. This is Bloomberg. This is what percentage of global GDP is the United States half two-thirds. Guess again America is just twenty four percent, which means that seventy six percent of global GDP comes from outside..
The U.S. And Russia Are Stocking Up On Missiles And Nukes For A Different Kind Of War
"The US has begun production of a new nuclear weapon supporters of the weapons they it's needed to counter Russia, but critics worry it's taking America back to a time when nuclear weapons were more likely to be used NPR's, Jeff Brumfield has more. It wasn't that long ago with the military had plans to use nuclear weapons all over the place July nineteen sixty two these troops were the first hour army's history to engage in tactical exercise supported by live nuclear firepower. That's our KYW footage from the Nevada. Desert. Hundreds of troops rehearsed to the tech. But before they went in they fired a tiny nuclear weapon at a simulated enemy position it detonated perfectly releasing its lethal radiation back, then that was how some thought nuclear war would look nukes small enough to knock out just a couple of city blocks used together with conventional weapons like tanks and troops. Of course, that's not what happened radiation and other factors may nuclear weapons of bad fit for the battlefield, and as the US's conventional strength through battlefield nuclear weapons became less important and the end of the Cold War, the United States said well that was kind of stupid. Why did we have all the? Stuff. Let's get rid of it. Matthew crane is at the Atlantic Council. He also worked on nuclear strategy in the Pentagon, the US dismantled nearly all of its battlefield nuclear weapons. But Russia took a different path. It has kept thousands of battlefield nukes in storage. So today Russia has nuclear landmines nuclear torpedoes, nuclear depth charges nuclear artillery, nuclear short range missiles, and the Trump administration believes Russia would be tempted to use some of these weapons in conflict. If that happened chronic says, the US wouldn't be able to responding kind though only nukes it has left are big weapons designed to fight an apocalyptic nuclear war. So the administration has begun converting an existing larger warhead into a new smaller low-yield weapon. More like the old battlefield nukes. What the low yield nuclear weapons do say, no actually we have a range of options. If you use a low you'll nuke. Earlier weapon we can respond with one two or three of our own. I mean, well, it's insane. That's Jeffrey Lewis a scholar at the Middlebury institute of international studies, who's not a fan of battlefield nukes. The Trump administration's new warheads sits on the same missile that now carries a much more powerful nuclear weapon. So if the US did use it for some reason, all the Russians are going to see is that a missile that only carries nuclear warheads is heading toward Russia and Russian policy as Flannery. Putin has said many times is not to wait for it to land. In other words, Russia could unleash an attack on the US just to be safe or go ole occur is with the International Crisis Group. She says just the existence of smaller US weapons could cost the Russians to take battlefield nukes out of storage. They think wow, we need to deter that. No way are conventional weapons deter that. We have to emphasize the nuclear capability, she says that could end. Up countering the vastly superior conventional forces of the US, they're throwing away advantage. The Trump administration says several of these new smaller weapons will be ready to enter service later this year, but the administration's long-term plans for more battlefield nukes. Face a bigger obstacle. Newly elected Democrats have vowed to block them. Jeff Brumfield NPR news, Washington. This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast.
"atlantic council" Discussed on Skullduggery
"General American public does from knowing about what the Steele dossier revealed and his pattern of conduct regarding Russia, both in terms of essentially yielding to all of their policy priorities and being highly secretive about leaving any trails of what he's saying directly to Putin. So no, I do not have any outside knowledge. But. What we do have. And what this alludes to is that there are people who have studied Putin and Russia's methodology interfering with other countries, particularly the former Soviet Union countries, and after that through the EU, and then ultimately in the last election across the Atlantic and into the US, and they've developed some pretty good standard practices that you can identify and see us IS through their terrific Kremlin. Playbook report and Atlantic Council through their terrific, Kremlin, Trojan, horse report, laid out all of this and we've had hearings with Lindsey Graham in our subcommittee brunette, and they do target people who have resources because they want to be able to play with them and give them sweet deals and things like that hook them in shady morals because obviously people of high moral character. We'll tell them to go pound sand and. And either connections with or aspirations to politics because ultimately their goal isn't to make money. It's to have moles who will do Russian bidding in these other countries and support Russian interests. And so it's a well established set of criteria which Trump fits perfectly. So it's just more circumstantial evidence that he's not only doing the things that Russia wants him to be doing if he were an agent, but he also is in the character of the kind of target that they see. So would you? So you believe this is still an open question and not something that you could dismiss the possibility is compromised or even an asset of the I think, I don't know an asset might be able to too strong. But I think from counterintelligence point of view to worry about somebody who's been compromised that went hard decisions come he'll be influenced by worry that various tapes, get divulged or the various business interests. We'll get hard. Just to be clear. I mean, you mentioned the Steele dossier. You have no evidence that the infamous golden showers tape in this deal. Does he actually exists or that some of the other sensational allegations in the Steele dossier are actually true knelt such as that Michael Cohen went to Prague to meet with Russian agents there to discuss payments to hackers? You have you have no evidence to to back any of that up. Correct. Correct. Okay. What all all the back. That up is the long standing reputation for integrity of steel right confirmed by his repeated use as an asset by American law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and the fact that in the very very broad array of allegations that come up in the dossier. Very few of them have actually been debunked. Will I just named to that are probably among the most sensational for which we still have zero evidence to support. Them. So that is kind of a red flag right wire. Isn't it? The tape may be hard to support, and we probably wouldn't have evidence of that. Because that would be squirrelled away in a Kremlin volt someplace to be used only at the right time. With respect to other Cohen had that trip. I think there's still an open. Well, he cooperate with faller said, no. And certainly he wasn't charged. He wasn't online to the Senate when he denied it or he hasn't been charged with any underlying offense related payments to hackers. So that's your indicate that there's not much there. Right. That would seem those would seem to indicate that right but opening with his denial with a clean passport page when you don't pass more time. All right. Let me let me just ask one legal question. You alluded to before to the question of whether a sitting president can be indicted, your former US attorney, you would have been bound by. Oh, well, see opinions and the US earnings manual. There are two oh Elsie opinions that say that a sitting president can't be indicted. First of all, what is your counter argument? And second of all is there any those opinions are not going to be overturned in this administration. So there's no real practical expectation that he could be indicted..
"atlantic council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"With the Atlantic Council and co founder of the remote ski international news network in Kiev max, how severe is the situation full gay people in Chechnya, it's still as you can imagine very hard to verified information from the region because exactly as two years ago, there is no access for foreign media to the. Region. It's basically a fierce dawn is run by theory, author -tarian leader Kadyrov whose basically supported and backed by president of to Putin, and it makes the job of very fine formation very hard at the same time. At this moment, we actually managed to get information about at least twenty people killed and dozens detained arrested or keep napped and in including people who disappear it is as bad as it wasn't two thousand seventeen and a personally, I think it's even worse in many instances that the crisis we dealt and pogroms without two years ago. How people actually targeted is it a case of homosexual activity being banned in Chechnya all people rounded up full simply looking or acting in a way that might be perceived as gay I keep telling that that basically the metrics and the way the deal with these cases is the same as the deal with any. Accident in the region. Basically, you can be a queer or not it doesn't matter. They can actually accuse of that you of that. If you in some way, disagree with the government, or you just for example, come across as odd or unreliable, but it seems like they use the same method that they used before detaining people and then going through their phones and cell phone records and basically start searching detaining, everyone on those phones. So you cannot say for sure if it's specific related to sexual orientation, but then people got jailed and some of them get killed because of that some people have been detained and then released many others, of course, are reported to have died of having been tortured, and this old takes place at what are essentially concentration camps out. They. I wouldn't say that their concentration camp we talk about region that is police state. They run the whole operation the whole region as big one huge prison, and actually they prepared much better. This time the made sure that the victims cannot run for their lives. Many passports were revoked actually in the last two years, they got better in abusing international law, especially anti-terrorism laws because they were hunting down those victims who ran for their lives at broad through anti-terrorism laws, and basically saying that they're arbitrarily saying that there, for example, is has collaborators and trying to get them deported back from the places they were managed to run from to. And I think in this case he cannot imagine it as a specific places somewhere in Chechnya there, they where they get the people and imprisoned them. It is an open air prison for all of Chechens most of them, especially those. Who disagree with kade'er of or with with the government in any specific where any particular way max, there's been a lot of concern regarding this story across the media. But as far as I can tell up less of a political reaction, look, Ben, this is direct result of lack of international response to the previous Paul pogroms lack of any sanctions lack of any actual meaningful. Act moves from the international community and also specific governments because those people on the ground cadre of Horon stretching Russian region of Chechnya and Vladimir Putin who covers for him. They all feel emboldened that they got away with previous programs that left dozens of people killed in hundreds still missing. So I think that yes, it's important to get verbal reaction from the government, and we've already seen some of those condemnation coming from Europe, for example, some European. Governments. But that's not enough. There must be a sanctions list. At least I can name you from the top of my hand, ten fifteen people directly responsible on the ground for those actions. And have a d- are not on any sanctions lists whatsoever. Despite that they're already did that two years ago and got away with it. What kind of cult sequences?.
"atlantic council" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"Worked for Russia? I think it's a disgrace that you even ask that question because there's a whole big fat. Again. This is an NPR piece heard on morning morning edition. July twenty twenty eighteen headline is Trump the toughest ever on Russia. It's hard to get more left wing than NPR. And it says that president said there's never been a president is tough. It's on Russia as I have been he told reporters, here's what NPR said. And I'm quoting them that may sound like Curbishley. But in this case, there's actually some basis for the president's post. Quotes a senior fellow at something called the Atlantic Council. When you actually look at the substance of what this administration has done not the rhetoric, but the substance this administration has been much tougher on Russia than any in the post Cold War era said Daniel flat H, senior fellow at Atlantic Council into quota. And then the pure peace writes, this take military spending Trump sought to add one point four billion for fiscal year two thousand eighteen to the European deterrent initiative a military effort to deter Russian aggression that was initially known as a European reassurance initiative. That's a forty one percent increase from last year of the Obama administration. The president also agreed to send lethal weapons to Ukraine a step that Obama resisted and Trump gave US forces in Syria, more leeway to engage with Russian troops in the nickname. And then they go back. They quote the man from the Atlantic Council, quote, those loosen rules of engagement have resulted in direct military clashes with Russian militants and mercenaries on the ground actually resulting in one incident in hundreds of casualties on the Russian side into quote. Quote. The NPR piece also writes this, quote, the administration has also imposed sanctions on dozens of Russian oligarchs and government officials and Trump has aggressively promoted US energy exports. To compete against Russia. And then they caught another guy named Richard Fontaine center for a new American security again, not a right wing organization. Quote. There's a real disconnect between the president's words and the underlying policy. Even NPR is agreeing with Trump's assertion. There's never been any president more tougher on Russia since the post Cold War period. Is this thing on? Credit thanked Jim Acosta for inadvertently making the case for the usefulness of a border. Border barrier that and more when we come back triple eight nine seven one s eight GE triple.
"atlantic council" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Don't feed him anymore that garbage my mother-in-law's dogs. Love this stuff. They go crazy. You gotta see this. It's what. Oh boy. All right. Get back to this. This is this is a beloved this show every ban. I am too. 'cause I got Email that Clinton found eight we gotta get him. Get him for what I don't know. I forgot what you said. Your show months go here. It is all in one show spread it around. Share it on read it share it everywhere Facebook. Here's what's going on with the Clinton everything I said to you in this show is easily verifiable by anyone with access to the internet. None of this theory, and it is a conspiracy. But it certainly isn't a theory. So I said to you one other thing I think they're running from is the connection with Pinchuk who sits on the Atlantic Council. There's been some allegations at places like the Atlantic Council are really foreign lobbying operations designed a lobby people. Like, Mrs Clinton, we already know the Russians were trying to lobby and influence, Mrs Clinton inner circle, this is the big scandal. Who else partnered up with the Atlantic Council where Pinchuk sat friend of Clinton's? A gas company. Call Barisno B U R, I S O. Just look it up, folks. Again, there's a conspiracy. Oh, right. But none of this is theoretical. This gas company that partners up with the Atlantic Council, which is clearly trying to exert influence on US policy while people who sit on a board are directly connected to the Clintons. There's a guy with a famous last name. We know gets a really big job and ice little pain. A from Burris Ma to sit on their board. Who is it? Oh, Joe Biden's kid. Yeah. That's right. In one of the dumbest political moves in the history of humankind, Biden takes a trip overseas around the area. All of a sudden after that Joe Biden's kid gets a board slot on this charisma company that partners up with the Atlantic Council, which has been involved in influencing US policy for a long time and other people who sit on a board are deep players in the entire spy gate scandal. Folks this actually happened. This all happened. It is not a theory. It's not a coincidence. It's not a coincidence. Joe Biden's kid works for the company. I worked for the got a big nice job with a gas company. That partnered up with the Atlantic Council whose board is populated with the people involved knee deep in the spy gate scandal. Farkas who ran information about Trump up to the hill? Or at least acknowledged it happened the technology company that made the allegations that the Russians hacked to serve despite the FBI never looking at the servers. Clapper was onto board pinch shook is on the board who has dinner apparently with Hillary donated twenty five million two the foundation, they all know each other, ladies and gentlemen, every one of them. They are all involved in the same operation. This thing goes six feet deep and two thousand yards wide. But nobody is even remotely interested in. Why Joe Biden's kid got an appointment operas? Who was partnered with the Atlantic Council? Why why did he get that this? He have some special expertise in Ukrainian gas holdings may have some expertise in gas. I don't know about Ukrainian gas holdings. This is Biden's kid. Pinscher having dinner with Hillary as he sits on the board with a bunch of the spy gate players at this Atlantic Council as charges a floating around about them trying to influence U S policy. A Russian spy was deported involved in that Chapman of Chapman the red headed. Russian spy network is actively trying to influence Hillary Clinton through a friend. I know she knows personally this actually happened. Russians are providing legal services or Russian influence people free legal services to the Clinton global initiative while trying to influence the Obama administration. A Bank connected to the uranium one deal. Financing pays Bill five hundred thousand dollars for a speech in Russia on the same trip..
"atlantic council" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"But from doing it through think tanks in other words, so they don't have to register as lobbyists and stuff. People have been criticized groups like the Atlantic and others. It's not just about them for getting inserting themselves into think-tanks getting papers written in other words, trying to influence the United States government where foreign operators can pay money and kind of a vague a lot of Farris stuff a lot of foreign agency foreign agent registration act. Stop please understand what I'm saying. Not just the Atlantic Council and others have been called out repeatedly by people. Good government groups that are looking for a better more efficient government for saying. Hey, if you're a foreign government, and you are going to lobby or try to influence the United States government fine. That's perfectly legal, but you're going to have to register and you're going to have to register as a lobbyist. So the US the US citizens. No good deal. I think everybody can agree. Yeah. We're not saying you can't do it which is saying given the gravity of what you're. Trying to do. It's only fair that the United States citizens who are voting on this stuff understand who's lobbying who and why. Now, a big controversy is generated been generated over the last couple of decades about these groups the Atlantic Council and others that, you know, us policy papers and other things to think tanks and get get these big payouts from foreign governments as a way to evade lobbying requirements will be clear on that show. In other words, foreign governments get influence, but they don't have that. Nobody knows about it. And by the way, this has been a bipartisan thing, I'm not only indicating this was Democrats. Let me be clear on that. Right. Right. I want to be fair and honest about this with you. What's the problem with Pinchuk, and why did Hillary run from Pinscher and their dinner date? Pinscher on the board of the Atlantic Council. The Atlantic Council has been accused of this very thing on the board of the Atlantic Council are some very very suspicious players involved in this entire made up spy gate Russian collusion hoax. Folks. Pinchuk sat on the board with the Atlantic Council with the Mitri Al para veg, the CEO of crowd strike, which is the company that came in looked at the hack and computers and said the Russians did it the Russians did it despite never providing any actual hard evidence that the Russians actually did it. Listen to what I'm telling you, please please super important. This is I think what Mark meadows knows. And this is why he wants Uber up on the hill, December fifth to say what is going on with this. Stop the DNC computers get hacked. It is the bedrock of the Russian collusion case the liberals think they have against Trump. They think Donald Trump or someone on the Team New that the Russians hacked DNC and released the emails before the election to influence the election that he did it in conjunction with the Trump team, folks. There's no evidence of that at all. Matter of fact, there's very little at this point hard evidence that the Russians were the one where the ones that hacked it the insect. They may have. How do I know that? Because folks, the FBI has never taken custody the actual servers, which Jim Komi himself as indicated in congressional testimony is the preferred way to do business on these hacking cases, the FBI has not looked into those service. They had this guy's company crowd strike Alperovitch..
"atlantic council" Discussed on Reason Podcast
"So in all four cases, we have a war. We really have world wars in a sense. And in all four cases, and this is really the nub of it. We had to enslave much of our population in order to fight those wars now when you have to go that far where you're enslaving your own population to go fight and die in a place. They've never been before you need to make it really really high stakes. So you can't allow any loose ends in those times. So those are the moments when the first amendment went into the toilet. I think everybody agrees with that. Those are the worst times in American history. Is it just a coincidence? That in every case there was a war and conscription necessary to fight that war. I don't think so. Why still am I saying this? Now, you may have heard of this thing called Facebook. You may have heard that just last month Facebook deleted, permanently thirty-five accounts, some of which were major accounts with millions of likes and followers. Does anyone know how Facebook chose those accounts? Facebook in April was brought before congress. You may. Remember this sucker Bergen company? Went up to Capitol Hill and grilled by the senators, and basically weren't they warned that if they don't start censoring someone else might have to do it for them. Okay. Now, Mark Zuckerberg is an engineering geek. And he's about five years old. He knows nothing about politics. And so what he did was he said, hey, oh my God. The Russians are apparently have taken over our election and our country. They constitute a threat to American civilization. I've been told and he said, well, I need. I don't know anything about this stuff because I'm just a jackass from Harvard. Khoder who do I who do I how do I know which sites are actually Russian working for Putin? Well, I'll just ask the experts. So he. Entered into a contract with an organization called the Atlantic Council. Anyone know what? The Atlantic Council is. Oh, yes. They are. They know what's best for you. They were founded they were founded in nineteen sixty one by the RAND Corporation from just down the road ran famous for coming up with much of the tactics and strategy carried out in the Vietnam war things like pacification of villages mass murder of civilians etcetera and mass bombing carpet bombings. It was the organization's purpose was to support promote and expand NATO always has been people who sit on its board today include Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and every single person who's made a major foreign policy decision of the last forty or fifty years. I'm not kidding you Facebook and Atlantic Council have a partnership in which the Atlantic Council tells Facebook. Which accounts which pages are threats to national security, and those were the accounts that were taken down my Facebook. Do you think the people on the Atlantic Council, all of whom pretty much were former members of the White House cabinets of various presidents democratic and Republican? Do you think it's there's a chance that those people expect to be in leadership positions in the future? Sometime. Do you think that they might be preparing the way for that? Right now. Do you think that they would like to have less criticism of their foreign policy aims right now in the public sphere? Because what they have said publicly is they want NATO to be expanded all the way around Russia. They moved it all the way to the borders of Russia. But this is public, by the way, I'm not making this up. They've said no you need NATO to expand to the south of Russia. And then go all the way in circle both Russia and China to make sure that they don't do bad things anymore. So free speech. And war have never been friendly to each other. Right. And they're always joined and this is something that civil libertarians. And I people often miss is. That's the one carve out has always been the one carve out you are not allowed to advocate anything that gets in the way of American foreign policy in the world. Especially if you are attempting to discourage our boys from signing up to go fight in Vietnam. Or Germany or Alabama..
"atlantic council" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE
"Many of the personal Facebook accounts used by people who were admits for those just were also removed Facebook announce this perch, and blah post on its website and Tober Facebook ambiguously accused pages accounts of quote, coordinated enough Antic the h-have yer and claimed it was based on hater not there. Reason they were moved for space their behavior their content, supposedly Facebook imply the pages were posting click, and we're at farm and claim the people behind the pages were creating numerous fake accounts in order to spread their material across Facebook. For many of the pages. This is not true, for example, Facebook removed the anti were the naked empire, which I know this is not true because this website has actually interviewed me and other journalists. Get him choir hosted interviews with antiwar journalists and posted them lying did not engaged or at farms and the personal face of the count of this page was also removed. I know this also because the person behind this account personally reached out to me as someone who had been seizure on her page and said that removed her page with interviews with me and others and her personal joining us to discuss this most recent crackdown by faced which which removes hundreds of accounts pages. Our two guests max limit is one guest. He is the editor of the grey zone is also a war waiting journalists off their books, and we're also joined by David Dave. David green is the senior staff attorney liberty, stricter electronic frontier foundation. Thanks for joining us guys. Thanks good to be here. All right. Max, let's start with you. Facebook has done this multiple. Now, we've seen numerous pages that have been removed also seen this the scare of so called fake news. And what's troubling about? This is that some of the partners Facebook has in its crackdown on so called fake news vetting pages. Like these have been removed. One of the partners is Atlantic Council. Council is essentially a kind of unofficial native funded by the United States government and the European Union with other factors that have partnered with Facebook to screen so called fake news is the weekly standard the weekly standard is a Neo conservative website itself. Published false information in the lead up to the Iraq war, which is strongly supported so given this most recent crackdown on alternative media websites. And given the fact that Facebook has partnered with Neil conservative websites. Also have. Actually published fake news in the past. And the case the Iraq war journalists, can you respond to what you feel about the situation. And what you think it really could mean for journalists like you who are not necessarily in the mainstream and workshop changing some of these mainstream. Yeah. We've talked about this before on previous interviews van and we talked about then. Wayland now this being momentarily removed. They're just seemed to be this arbitrary criteria and sites that were targeted tended to be kind of sites that were challenging the Washington consensus foreign policy, particularly you mentioned the Atlantic Council. They are funded by NATO as well as Saudi Arabia Gulf states arms manufacturers, they existed Washington to really reinforce the consensus around permanent war, and they have a internal operation called the digital forensics lab which was hired. Her partnered with Facebook, kind of partnered with Facebook in order to regulate the Terio online, part of Facebook's election watched. I don't know what any of this has to do with the election watch. But the take down of some eight hundred sites clearly was timed around the mid terms and. You know, what probably happened what we can deduce from what's happened. Since Donald Trump was elected was there was a hysteria about Hillary Clinton's loss. She personally blamed fake news and what she called Russian active measures for her defeat. There's been a campaign to prove Donald Trump colluded with Russia to subvert the election. And to basically wind by illegitimate means and Facebook executives along with other Silicon Valley. Social media executives have been dragged before the Senate intelligence committee is part of the Russia investigation, basically been forced to prostrate themselves before the Senate so Facebook has sort of been forced to take on the Atlantic Council and to supposedly cleanup its platform that criteria for taking down sites, obviously arbitrary, but it's all based around this idea of justifying it. Through Russian as Russian propaganda. Now. If we go back to the weeks months after Donald Trump was elected, the Washington Post rat, a very suspicious story by Craig Timberg who's been kind of following the Russian meddling beat and it was promoting very shady website called proper proper knotted introduced mccarthyite blacklist.
40 years ago, the Camp David accords
"Marks so rare historic milestone for peace in that region as forty years ago. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem bagan and gyp president on war Sadat signed the Camp. David accords the agreement brokered by president. Jimmy Carter after thirteen days of bitter and difficult negotiations pave the way for peace between the two adversaries that holds to this day. Joining us now, former NBC news correspondent and Tel Aviv bureau, chief Martin Fletcher who's reporting you heard coming into this block. He's out with a new book that takes us much further back telling the story of Israel's first two decades, and it's titled promised land a novel of Israel and with us from Washington President and CEO, the Atlantic Council Friedkin. Good to have you both on board Fred's start with you as we look back forty years ago, the significance of Camp, David, the accords as it stands today, especially in light of our ability to broker anything out of this White House in this presidency, Donald J Trump's presidency today. I will get to the lessons of Camp David because I think they're crucial for today. But first of all, it was almost upset by a little girl at Camp. David name, meek, Brzezinski. I was reading a memoir of her father over the weekend, and apparently you were in a golf cart with Amy Carter and you almost ran down the the Israeli Prime Minister and was only the security guard of Amy Carter that avoided international crisis at that point. Dr. So at any case, lay that aside, I think three things that apart and they don't exist right now. The first is you had Menachem beg on the Israeli side Saddad on the side and they were both strong leaders who wanted to get something done in Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas on the Palestinian side. You don't have that. They could make difficult decisions even against political opposition. You had president Carter who was willing to get deeply involvement details and come up with creative solutions during those thirteen days and Camp David elsewhere when things God blocked. And then the third thing Menachem bagan was willing to give up territory was willing to give up the Sinai. He didn't see any biblical connection, any historical connection. So he wanted to hold on West Bank and the way to do that was giving up Sinai. This has been a win for the US. We shifted Egypt from Soviet Union to ourselves, and and it's been really aloke. Conflict ever since as bad as the Palestinian Israeli situation has been the big powers have not been intervening in it and Israeli Isreaeli borders, though not entirely peaceful, have been certainly more peaceful than than they were then.
"atlantic council" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"So how the Russian bolts work. My colleague, Damon spoke to Ben Nimmo who researches disinformation online for the think tank, the Atlantic Council. What we saw was that known working trolls, which right in defied as such by with. All began posting on the hashtag vaccinate US during their campaign against the US. Some of them were pushing anti vaccine. Arguments saying that vaccines would kill your children. All the Texans or a government plot are the ones who taking the opposing point of view on what they were doing was trying to spark an argument between real Americans and trying to generate heat about this particular issue. It doesn't seem to have what particularly well, the vaccinate the US hashtag didn't get picked up by other uses pony because the posts were fronting very competently written, and they were very generic. They didn't go into the kind of detail that you normally get from a genuine debates around this issue. There were various cases where the trolls would let down by the pool use of English. So quite often, you would see a tweet written by what was meant to be an American, but couldn't use the words of the act correctly. And that was one of the classic giveaways of the Russian crawl operation. None the list. This is illustrative, isn't it? What the intention is the in this case, it's back to nation. There are lots of issues on which it's quite easy to stir people up to divide. And that's the point. That's exactly right. And what the poll finds was doing was using hashtags to try and coordinate arguments online in order to make Americans angry. And if you like vaccines will just a topic that they happened to stumble across. They did lots of posts on gun control it posts on minority rights and gay rights. They get lots of post election in two thousand sixteen. It wasn't the issues that they can't about it was it was telling getting Americans who did care about the issues and trying to trigger arguments between them. What's the difference between inviting discussion which is healthy and steering discussion towards vitriol, which isn't. You can think of it is on the version of online extremism. Inviting debate is is something that happens in democracy and sometimes debate is heated. But in such debate, you'd expect people to be using their own identities and their names. If you have a Russian throws Petersburg, pretending to be an American sitting in in the mid west, there's already a problem that on top of that, the is wasn't to exchange points of view and move people closer together. It was to inject toxic points of view. Unmoved people further upon this This. mean that central. Media is just the wrong place to discuss difficult issues. It's very difficult to some of the complex argument in two hundred ninety characters. And so that there are also monuments which you can't effectively have on social media. The big problem you have is the anonymity of the internet and the sense of comfort people feel that to be run abusive, which they wouldn't necessarily be face to face. So there's more the style of debate in the actual content. The Atlantic Council think-tank, a major global study has concluded. There is no safe limits to alcohol consumption, and that abstaining is the only way to avoid risking. You'll health reportable max Griswold spoke to my colleague county. Shop on the research show that there is no level of drinking that has out benefit. It's all harmful, not even one drink. Not even wondering what about red wine, because we've often told that a glass of red one could be good for, you know, I, it's all the same. At the end of the day I, it becomes EPO alcohol, which is Christina Jenner. Here's the confusing thing because previous research has suggested that low levels of consumption can have a protective effect against heart disease and diabetes, for example. So what you're saying is that this research rules that out? Well, the, we find a small affect for diabetes and heart disease as you mentioned, but it's for all the conditions. Combine that when you walk out while we put it background rate or what people are actually dying from in population is not just heart disease, diabetes is a whole range of conditions in when you. All the risk from the various conditions. There's no real benefit alcohol. At any level. There might be minor benefits for your heart and for diabetes, but the conditions offset whatever protective infected might be. So basically we're told now with this research is is don't drink anything at all..
Venezuela arrests 6 over drone explosions during Maduro speech
"On, Saturday there were, two small explosions in Caracas the capital of. Venezuela they happened while the President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech to the country's national, guard to, commercially available drones reportedly carrying plastic, explosives blew up over a main boulevard Mhondoro. Was quickly rushed offstage and its military rushed off in panic local residents shot this video of soldiers running, through the streets NewsHour our producer PJ Toby has more on the attack why, many Venezuelans are running from their homeland and what they're leaving behind this is Venezuela's border with Brazil every day hundreds cross this frontier fleeing an economy. In freefall or, inflation, will. Sue hit one million percent We really don't have a future in Venezuela and the salary one earns is not enough at on the boulevard is worthless. The poorest make the crossing on foot some can't even feed their, children rely on this Catholic run shelter for a hot meal Venezuela is mired in crisis oil production the country's major, source of cash has plummeted armed guards stand century it's supermarket entrances where. Line snake down the block when shoppers are, allowed in it's a, desperate frenzy to get basic commodities so this admission is. What is really Because you. Have a country that is in the midst of an economic crisis. With hyperinflation Mariano day. Alba was born and studied law in Venezuela, he's now an analyst at the Atlantic Council there's also scarcity of food. And medicine in supermarkets so what happens is you have a. Country where the large majority of the population doesn't have this. Efficient means to leave the political situation, isn't much better with a fractured opposition under pressure from president Maduro who was reelected in. A controversial snap election this, past may. Despite the government's claims Alba isn't convinced that, last weekend's drone incident. Was an. Assassination attempt there are two possibilities one either the garment is telling, the truth and this was an assassination attempt. Or to the communists lying as usual And this was a play by the garment to try to strengthen, our hand within the country. And also to try to deviate the attention of the on going crisis on Sunday the government said that it had made arrests that Martha we've so far six terrorists and hit men detained various vehicles confiscated various. Rates have been executed in the capital of. Our country were important evidence has been collected of. Criminal activity Maduro has suggested that the US might have had some involvement in the attack a charge the US government denied. He also blamed one Manuel Santos the outgoing president of neighboring Colombia more than a million Venezuelans have fled their Alba says as. Long as the military sides with Maduro. He will retain power but in a country once ruled by Hugo. Chavez who came to. Power, in a coup that's not a sure, thing Gorman cannot cannot match the the speed of high frame flation towards Delta, salaries of the members of the military so I mean he's not only the members of, the military corps suffering this. But also their families so over last I would say six months We we have seen credible reports in the press about growing. Discontent within the, military for average Venezuelans that discontent is already acute and they're, voting with their feet. For the PBS news hour I'm BJ tovia.
"atlantic council" Discussed on The Inquiry
"So life is changing. Anything appear fast. Some might say too fast because whether a winners, their losers, too. Part three, the enemy within I was born in Swaziland and I grew up in Botswana, so a quiet, peaceful corner of of Africa. I know pork on Somalia, narrow trae uneasy busy times. They are. That's Bronwyn Bruton she's deputy director of the Africa center at the Atlantic Council and international affairs research institute in the US. You know, the idea of a peace between our trainees. Yoga has been in the works for a couple of years, but I was really surprised by the speed with which events have unfolded. There's a lot of changes that have to take place after twenty years of stalemate, and there are some difficult personalities involved. There are people who stand to lose their are their most certainly are people who stand to lose. And it's unfortunate because those people are pursuing very narrow, personal interest. The people she's talking about the hotline is the teepee Aleph, the two grain People's Liberation Front, the party which ruled Ethiopia for decades, their general's intelligence officers politicians, many of whom fought in the war against our trail and don't want to give up that border town, but may their old personalities who have a very strong sense of what we would call to griot nationalism. We will fear the rise to power of the other tribes to grains mak- pony around six percent of the population, but for decades, they've held all the power. Now for the first time, the country has an aroma leader, the ethnic group behind the years of anti-government protests. And once he took office, he made it clear the grains that time in power was up. I personally think of it as a kind of a blitzkrieg approach where he is basically doing everything possible to persuade these hardliners in the tail after they don't have. A chance, his cutting the legs out from under them. He's making it clear that their best best possibility at this point is to go quietly into the night, but many aren't going quietly. 'cause owns has the most to stand up. Take this man, the head of one of the security agencies. One of the most powerful figures in the teepee. Soon after becoming prime minister mister Abby fired him, and instead of going quietly away as he should have done, he actually took to the radio describing himself as a Representative of the military and describing all the and his reformer party as an enemy force and calling a threat to the future of Ethiopian suggesting that it was important for the military to take action to correct this force almost jesting AKU it. It was read by many, many people to be a call for a coup. Now. There is, of course the difference between launching a coup and going on the radio and blowing off steam. But generally speaking, it's not comforting on a high ranking general does things like that. And then there was this. Rally in Ethiopia for the new prime minister. He sits on the stage Kim relaxed as he's introduced to the crowns. Route foods that eight y'all has become trout and suddenly. Someone toys the coordinate towards the stained that first confusion and security officials bundle him into a com. Abe's reforms turning him into a target. It could be a taste of things to come. There's a danger, some say that if the teepee Aleph, you'll threatened, they might stir up trouble that could threaten the peace deal. And finally, there's the question of what will actually happen along the border with their trail under the terms of the peace deal, Ethiopia must now get out of bad, may the people living there. The radio Pean. That is a major question. Many Ezio be valleys, have made homes in Baden me. There are people who died in the border war who are buried there, and it will not be easy for those individuals to just pick up and leave. But neither it seems do they want to be part of era Traya. So negotiation will have to take place. It's not necessarily impossible. I think it will just take time and care to accomplish it. Then there were the thousands of Ethiopian soldiers stationed at the border. Will they be fired reassigned? It's even theoretically possible that if AVI ordered those troops to withdraw, he might not be able to get them to move..
"atlantic council" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"The same operation that hunter biden's kid is on joins up with the atlantic council funded by the ukrainian muller's investigating for his connections to trump now one more thing about forcus before i play this audio whereas marcus a non resident scholar over a non resident fellow oh the atlantic council the same council funded by pinchuk who's a major donor to the clinton foundation who they're investigating for a bs donation at trump oh and by the way one more thing clinton's team when they were confronted about her relationship with pinchuk ukrainian an email about a dinner a private dinner at our house pinchuk was supposed to be at the clinton team denied any knowledge if it why why are they doing that why are they denying knowledge of a relationship with pinchuk while muller at the same time as investigating pinscher for a relationship to trump why why are they denying knowledge of their relationship their play that forcus audio i was urging my former colleagues and and frankly speaking the people on the hill i it was more actually aimed aimed at telling the hill people get as much information as you can get as much intelligence as you can before president obama leaves the administration because i had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior people who left so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy that the trump folks if they found out how we knew what we knew about their the staff the trump's staff dealing with russians that they would try to compromise those sources and methods meaning we would no longer have access to that intelligence so i became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open and i knew that there was more we have very good intelligence on russia so.
"atlantic council" Discussed on KQED Radio
"From npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly defense secretary jim mattis says the pentagon is still assessing intelligence from a suspected chemical attack in syria on social media yesterday president trump warned syrian ally russia missiles will be coming in response thanh rosenblum is a senior fellow with the atlantic council and formerly with the defense department tweet shouldn't shouldn't be over analyzed as implying any thought out halsey or that it is part of a larger information campaign i think you have to take these things as one often this is his book at the moment russia vows to shoot down any us missiles fired at syria prosecution by distraction is how bill cosby's spokeswoman describes yesterday's testimony by three women at cosby's criminal retrial and pennsylvania the three accused cosby of sexually assault salting them years ago one testified cosby drugged her and then raped her in one thousand nine hundred eighty two cosby spokeswoman ebony benson urged the media not to be distracted by the efforts of prosecutors in the case involving andrea constand and media direct or divert attention away from the case we are here to try cosby is on trial for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting constand at his home in two thousand four he denies the charges i'm dave mattingly npr news in washington on the next fresh air how our cities have become unaffordable for poor people and how that's led to more victims we'll talk with matthew desmond whose book eviction won a pulitzer prize his new project the vixen lab is based in princeton university where he teaches it's collected millions of addiction records to help understand victims causes and consequences join us.
"atlantic council" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Live coverage from the atlantic council on cspan radio on now consequences are it's a long talk are what you know or or uh what the future this brings to russia i just want to point to you that that i'm good and bad news uh good news is that those little bits on our list of types of regimes tend to be well unpredictable and abu prawn tworoom all quiet too you know uh war revenge with with a naples like it happened in case for this is what extension of great meal or uh uh the war in the eastern ukraine corporativist type of regimes they're more are are there will stable uh the are more persistent and unfortunately there will consolidate therefore it's much more difficult to expect uh jehmu greene on positive change in russia are wrong uh you know i the hitherto on so your questions will defy rules to the specific features of these regimes here we'll just say that room there's one very interesting feature that we absolves now iman the this new russian nomenklatura are obviously it um those cool uh wake each offices in the soviet times they already know invade need six there's on some of them even older than that and they have their children who are also you know ready to join the ranks so many of them joined the ranks of the dope russian nahman club tori and now we call if you know the that was you know almost two heredity serenity credited yes you know i had out of capitalism that teams that you know are these are children off the uh off the uh cage you've been lumped tr let me take over the banks uh uh big banks especially in the state owned banks corporations and sections at the by the way 10 hats over the state owned oil stipulate the corporations uh are led by regulars.
"atlantic council" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Pyramids and the sphinx to pay you can temples and cooling for their destruction took he sham helje rights on arab affairs for the atlantic council the word fatwa has taken on a somewhat scary meaning within the english language because someone rushdie was given a quote unquote a fatwa on him the fatwa simply means a religious opinion a qualified religious opinion on a particular question this is a cool center just like any other relief there are dozens of people sitting at desks wearing headsets taking calls as a screen thing the number coups and coming in the differences that these men abul wearing red white turbans they all shakes for the amazon mosque and they will issuing fatwas either of doors her twoway you hit a golden vaccum har global electronic network center for arabic prepped one for england rescue do you get many goals we have received their questions if the mail on the official the guarding the economic issues in addition was non muslims zakariya was taking questions in english from muslims outside egypt and you project by al azhar keen to show it is assessing its authority and countering diy religious guy okay so at today's session cia law children's rights in islam you have a kind of comparison between another attempt by the institution to spread a moderate message is this work with the british council which promotes uk relations abroad we visited their scheme teaching english and offering foreign travel to scholars it was started a decade ago by the mosques grand imam and backed by his adviser professor abdel diane nosair we are doomed out duty who are standing and say that's wrong that's not as though what i'm saying now it's not four loss people who are holding guns on killing the others they already on the other side but took into the newgeneration come then that al azhar itself has been under scrutiny it has clashed frequently with the government of president abdel fattah el sisi who cool for a religious reformation in islam to fight extremism while tightening his iron grip on the country blow the in cairo his career using has rollcall radio is one of the ways to drown out the cacophony of cairo's call holds the tension between madonna pti and tradition has created an acute challenge for egypt's conservative religious establishment keen to show its moderate face.
"atlantic council" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Anatomy value why america has lost every board starts harlan served on senior supreme allied commander europe's uh and then those lee sought to that sees visor at the atlantic council so but the thing is our harlem stay with me on this ideas on of the vietnam doesn't a boomer brothers and sisters who fought and died over there and i hate to say any soldier died in jane is it can they can you give me this harlan ullman that may be it was the uh it was vietnam was the start of taking down that berlin wall when ronald reagan said tear down this wall mr gorbachev i would i wish that were true but it was not hurt when you read my book it it really start with vignettes when i first went to vietnam late 1950 55 early 1966 that war with unbelievably miss from the very beginning the only good news is that it could not have any kind of strategic consequences fortunately it did however have four fifty eight thousand americans who were killed in hand probably lay into vietnamese the clinton out couch her is i i'm not that clinton the military in fact i do not understand how the pentagon functions as well as it does today given the frank in guinea and a post by which the bogged has never approved by which there's so much oversight regulate and the pentagon just can't get on with managing what it does have in fact i had a small piece in the wall street journal on that yesterday the system is irrational so we have on the one hand presidents who not exercised strategic judgment and quite frankly i think that donald trump falls into that category way and the pentagon which is being beset by not having enough money to do what is new but also in oversight and regulatory process that makes it almost impossible to exercise common sense and i really really admire not only the senior leadership but people who are serving because conditions today are really getting very very very tough at unless we take action now i'm afraid that the dreaded hollow force that followed after vietnam could hit part military again unless we can correct some of these flaws in the.
"atlantic council" Discussed on KFQD News Talk
"Circumstances of the shooting a run clear and on known as authorities assembled details of eyewitness accounts efforts by senate republicans to do away with the affordable care act seemed to be dimming susan collins of maine pushing back it's very debt had called for me to a thin scenario where i would end up voting port this bell collins was on cnn's state of the union ted cruz of texas said today he does not support the measures sponsored by lindsey graham and bill cassidy cbs political analyst leonard steinhorn let's assume that he does vote against it with john mccain against it rand paul against it proba ably susan collins against and and possibly lisa murkowski against it basically this new effort to repeal obamacare is not going to pass senate leader mcconnell hopes to bring the bill up for a vote before the end of the month otherwise it will take sixty votes not fifty one four to pass more name calling and rough talk between president trump and kim jong own of north korea threats and counterthreats matthew chronic is a senior fellow at the atlantic council it's tough language but i think the point is to deter an attack make it clear to kim jongil saying that the cost we can pose on him outweigh any benefits he could hope to achieve from an attack so it's to deter the attack not to provoke one german chancellor angela merkel as expected has clinched a four year term or fourth term rather but her victory is somewhat clouded by the iaaf the party winning its first seats in parliament weekend of the movie called the of a say the woolsey jewish he say to the king's things when the gild and circle number one selling thirty nine million dollars worth of tickets this weekend it fell to.