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Warren Rustand on Leading a Life of Design
"So excited that you hear him dose of leadership. Welcome to the show. Thank you very much. Richard lied to be with. You should have some fun today. Yeah it's a true honor really your your expertise in your your the leadership junkie of all junkies. I think i love your book. The leader within uh. It's really good and it speaks resonates with me deeply. You're the first person that use these three terms. And i've been saying this a lot for the past few years about i thought the keys to unlocking transformational leadership. The compassionate side for sure is authenticity. Transparency vulnerability. I saw those three words a coin together. Your book a handful of times. And it just. I just love that so. You're the first person that i've seen. That's coin those three together. So i appreciate very nice you to say. Thank you very much really interesting experience. When i was working at the white house as appointments secretary to president ford and it was one of these times when i'd been appointed. And maybe you've had this experience to richard where you know right away that maybe you're not quite up to the job. You got a lot to learn. And wondering as fast as i could at the people i was hanging out with you know and i don't do this to namedrop to suggest you sort of how i was feeling at the time you know. I was there with don rumsfeld. Dick cheney colin powell. Bob gates brent scowcroft henry kissinger. That was the senior team. Now i was a part of that team. And so i and i was new to the white house. Twenty nine years old new politics and that's didn't feel like i was quite up to it quite good now. So we had a meeting of that group in the oval office one day with the president as they drifted out. I hung behind. Speak to present. I said mr president. I speak with these. Yes sit down. I said mr president not experienced enough. I'm not smart enough. I'm gonna make a mistake. It's going to embarrass you. And and here's my letter of resignation. And i put on his desk and he looked at it for a moment and he swivelled his chair to look out across the south lawn of the white house rose garden and he came back to me and he said you know warned. The very fact that you've said this to new to me makes you qualified to be here. The fact that i was vulnerable transparent and honest with him he knew he could trust me from that point in time as a result of that he trusted this whole farm kid with a lot of stuff that he showed it ever trusted to do but it worked out to be a really nice relationship. I learned early on that. Those three words are key to really deep relationships. I agree a hundred percent. And i love that story. I remember reading that book. You're right. That's where the first time i saw this phrase those three words together based on that story. What a great baptism by fire for for being around the greatness in being the witness as you open up the book to a standing there once nixon official he was going to resign. And you're able to witness ford kind of sit. There process. what was happening the gravity of what was happening and then go into action. I love that kind of inside baseball aspect of that. Of course. I remember that moment when it happened to but just to be there to witness that. It's just amazing when you're in your twenties late twenties but still you know just honored to be there to to witness the transfer of power and the ability of someone to grasp the significance of what was happening. You and then act upon that significant at that moment in time was really a profound leadership lessons for me. It is stayed with me my whole life to to gather in the data and the information the facts and then to have a plan to act on that and In the precise moment when you need to act yeah right is some of us could have said well. Let me step back from this for six months and figure this out that day he said i. I'd like to have the following six people here at seven. Am tomorrow morning for a transition team. Me and we walked into that room the next morning. He pulled from his jacket. Five pages of notes. He had a vision for what that transition was going to be. And that was a significant leadership. Lesson
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Became president is experienced, the CIA director really profoundly affected the way he conducted the presidency Bush insisted on being briefed personally every morning bright and early by Briefer, an often having the CIA director himself present for those briefings. And Bush took that very seriously and took intelligence seriously. And I think that he also had of course The Quintessential National Security Advisor in Brent Scowcroft. And so that was a very smooth functioning national security apparatus in Bush, forty one, White House. But a lot of it really had to do with his own experience on respect for the intelligence community. And that certainly helped with the the two big foreign policy challenges of the presidency, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent liberation of Kuwait by coalition forces, and of course, the peaceful end to the Cold War. But that's certainly set up a real challenge for his successors as president and his successors, CIA director talk about the post Cold War, shift and how directors like Jim Woolsey and John Deutch faced the issues of the nineteen nineties when intelligence was no longer seen as such a top priority for the president. Well in the immediate. POST-SOVIET era I think that Bob Gates of course was CIA director and. Was presented with the challenge of trying to figure out where all of the loose nukes might be as the Soviet Union came apart. Gates of course, was the went to central CIA director who rose from the ranks as a young analyst. So on gates, his watch I think that the intelligence community was playing obviously vital role in the trying to keep track of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and at immediate postwar period, which was of course, fraught and dangerous and Bush forty one. Did. A Marvelous Job along with Gates Scowcroft and Baker of getting sure that that period. After the Cold War of course and Bill Clinton came into office. At that point I think that The Guy had really lost its way. I. Mean. It was no longer defined by one overarching arch enemy in the Soviet Union..
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on Between The Lines
"Always, white men, but Asian men were often treated even worse such as the Indians who refused to join the Indian National Army of fallen ill question Sarah. How is the POW story issue talked to about in Japan today? It's a great question. It's not talked about so much as you can see in the recent coverage of the seventy fifth anniversary, it's not surprising that the Japanese were experience focuses on their dead, those who were firebombed or civilians who suffered, and primarily these stories are local in their stories victimhood. But let's remember that being a guard was low ranking position indeed many girds were not Japanese, but as I mentioned Korean Taiwanese civilian employees. But that's why I got interested in this story precisely because it's so seldom mentioned in Japan even while it's still looms large and Ustralian American memories of the War Sarah thanks so much for being on iron today. Thank you Sarah. She's from Columbia University in New York and her new book is called prisoners of the Empire POW's and they kept ause in the Pacific. VC's. Between Lines. ABC. Radio National. Go back three decades. August nineteen ninety two am local time on all the second Iraqi troops crossed the border into Kuwait and its army of just twenty thousand men were swept aside in a matter of hours by a force of tanks and infantry battle the by their eight-year war against Iran. Now, Brent Scowcroft took the lead in organizing the US laid multinational response, and WHO's Scowcroft you might ask, well, he's the only national security advisor to to US presidents Gerald Ford in the seventies and George W Bush in the eighties and early nineties he died recently at I, Ninety five now Scowcroft was one of the most successful. US Foreign Policy Figures of the Post World War Two era and according to the Economist Scowcroft Role in the Gulf. War. In the early ninety nineties was his finest hour. But he had his detractors and after the Gulf War Scowcroft was criticized for not going to Baghdad to finish the job of bringing down Saddam after the liberation of Kuwait. Now, the critics were not just American neo conservatives but also of old people Paul Keating, he's the Australian prime minister in September nineteen ninety-four after the iraqi-dictated defied a post Gulf War UN resolution but I think that the great pity was we never went after Saddam signed the first place. On, the first round. And? Basically, when we had any bite, we should have finished him off however Scowcroft always medically the objective of the mission in nine ninety one was Q. Whites Liberation Regime change in Baghdad, he warned was always fraught with danger of unintended consequences in what he said was a visually hostile land. Now that sense of restraint prudence that form Scowcroft thinking on the eve of the second Iraq war twelve light up which Katie successor John Howard supported toppling Saddam's regime. Scowcroft argued would be very expensive. It have very serious and bloody consequences Saddam Scowcroft. Was Power. Hungry. Survivor who is a little cause to join al Qaeda Iraq he warned could be contained just log out the rogue states but Bush Junior dismissed Scowcroft. Scowcroft COP criticism for speaking out against a wall prosecuted by his best friend, some George W Bush former colleagues Dick, Cheney Donald, Rumsfeld, and he's under study Condoleeza. Rice. However, his warnings sadly prescient the Iraq invasion as virtually everyone acknowledges now was an unmitigated disaster. Now for more on, Scowcroft He my twenty fifteen interview with these biographer but Sparrow and re my article in the Australian newspaper. This week both links are posted on the homepage ABC dot net slash aren and follow the prompt to between the lines..
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on Between The Lines
"Earlier this month, , a deadly blast in Beirut killed more than one hundred and seventy people, , engine thousands, , and lift three, , hundred, , thousand homeless. . And a vast landscape of destruction. . Now, , Lebanon was already in extremely bad shape before this blast exacerbated by the covid crosses the chronic corruption and dysfunction that had defined Lebanese politics for decades with all that had brought the economy to ruin. . Many people have lost they laugh savings and investments no wonder widespread protests recently led to the resignation of the Lebanese Prime Minister and his cabinet. . So the poodle listen a broader historical context. . Let's welcome back to the program Joshua Landis. . He heads the Middle East Program at the University of Oklahoma Josh Welcome back to between the lines. . It's a pleasure being with you Tom. . Now Lebanon was once a model for the Middle East by route was dubbed the Paris of the East. . Now, , today Lebanon looks like Syria Iraq how did this happen? ? Well it happened because Lebanon is an extremely divided country it like Iraq and Syria there are Shiites and sinise dividing the Muslim side but there's also about thirty three percent of the population are Christians. . Both marinade there and and Greek Orthodox. . So you have the same. . Religious Divisions in Lebanon that you do in Syria and Iraq but in fact, , you have more and that's one reason why Lebanon fell into such a bloody civil war from nineteen, seventy, , , five to ninety, , which was. . Patched up. . Most recently and They've been running in what turns out to be a real puns e scheme through the central. . Bank. . In which they shored up the Lebanese pound by borrowing gobs of money billions upon billions of dollars and. . and. . Supporting the exchange rate, , but it turned out that that <hes> was a Ponzi scheme because tons of Lebanese in Australia. . The United States Europe were sending their dollars to Lebanon to be in these dollar-denominated accounts that were getting interest rates as high as twelve thirteen percent. . So everybody wanted that kind of interest rate, , but it turned out to be a Ponzi scheme in just collapsed a few months ago, , which was sparked these terrible demonstrations and instability because the country is now impoverished inflation has gone through the roof and people are discovering that they don't have any money and it's it's <hes>. . Lit tensions between different sectarian groups, , and of course, , as I mentioned in my introduction many people in Lebanon I've lost their life savings and investments. . To people realize that it goes back to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War One this in France and Britian what do they do that essentially created free great minority ruled regimes in the Middle East, , tell us mall. . Yes they did and Lebanon was carved out by France which got a both Syria and Lebanon from the League of Nations after World War One. . The League of Nations <hes> conceded this to France to really rule over the mass colonies, , but they are called mandates and. . France carved out Lebanon as an independent country. . And made the borders such that they were as big as they possibly could maintaining a Christian majority so that the government would be dominated by Christians at the center ruling over Shiites Druze a bunch of sending Moslems none of whom would be able to compete in theory with the Christians and this allowed for a very French friendly country on the Mediterranean that France thought would serve it. . Well, , the problem is that <hes> within the years. . The demographics began to change and Muslims became the crushing majority and this led to the civil war in hundred, , seventy five and ever since then the various religious groups have been squabbling over. . Political power. . And today fifty percent of all parliament members that have to be Christians. . National Pact even though Christians are probably only a third, , the population which underlines how You know precarious. . The entire political system is, , and of course, , in Iraq following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire with the British mandate the Sunni minority pretty much ran the show from the time of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire right through the downfall of Saddam Hussein, , and in Syria it was the Alawite minority that ran the show and of course <hes>. . Stiffer differs from the Sunni majority during the recent civil war. Correct. . . You're absolutely right and this was a pattern throughout the northern Middle East where the colonial powers whether it was. . Britain or was France would establish a minority in power given the lion's share of power, , and that helped them to rule by divide and conquer, , but it left a terrible legacy. . That the Middle East is suffering from today because the Alawites this religious minority that's twelve percent of the country ruled Syria and today the uprising was an attempt by the Sydney majority to overthrow that minority that's clinging to power in Syria Saddam Hussein sunny twenty percent of the country Cenis and the Shiite majority and Kurds rose up to try to get rid of Saddam Hussein leading to very bloody civil war ethnic war and and that's that's one of the major causes for instability throughout. . The region is this terrible fight between these different religious groups
The French history behind Lebanon's problems
"Earlier this month, a deadly blast in Beirut killed more than one hundred and seventy people, engine thousands, and lift three, hundred, thousand homeless. And a vast landscape of destruction. Now, Lebanon was already in extremely bad shape before this blast exacerbated by the covid crosses the chronic corruption and dysfunction that had defined Lebanese politics for decades with all that had brought the economy to ruin. Many people have lost they laugh savings and investments no wonder widespread protests recently led to the resignation of the Lebanese Prime Minister and his cabinet. So the poodle listen a broader historical context. Let's welcome back to the program Joshua Landis. He heads the Middle East Program at the University of Oklahoma Josh Welcome back to between the lines. It's a pleasure being with you Tom. Now Lebanon was once a model for the Middle East by route was dubbed the Paris of the East. Now, today Lebanon looks like Syria Iraq how did this happen? Well it happened because Lebanon is an extremely divided country it like Iraq and Syria there are Shiites and sinise dividing the Muslim side but there's also about thirty three percent of the population are Christians. Both marinade there and and Greek Orthodox. So you have the same. Religious Divisions in Lebanon that you do in Syria and Iraq but in fact, you have more and that's one reason why Lebanon fell into such a bloody civil war from nineteen, seventy, five to ninety, which was. Patched up. Most recently and They've been running in what turns out to be a real puns e scheme through the central. Bank. In which they shored up the Lebanese pound by borrowing gobs of money billions upon billions of dollars and. and. Supporting the exchange rate, but it turned out that that was a Ponzi scheme because tons of Lebanese in Australia. The United States Europe were sending their dollars to Lebanon to be in these dollar-denominated accounts that were getting interest rates as high as twelve thirteen percent. So everybody wanted that kind of interest rate, but it turned out to be a Ponzi scheme in just collapsed a few months ago, which was sparked these terrible demonstrations and instability because the country is now impoverished inflation has gone through the roof and people are discovering that they don't have any money and it's it's Lit tensions between different sectarian groups, and of course, as I mentioned in my introduction many people in Lebanon I've lost their life savings and investments. To people realize that it goes back to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War One this in France and Britian what do they do that essentially created free great minority ruled regimes in the Middle East, tell us mall. Yes they did and Lebanon was carved out by France which got a both Syria and Lebanon from the League of Nations after World War One. The League of Nations conceded this to France to really rule over the mass colonies, but they are called mandates and. France carved out Lebanon as an independent country. And made the borders such that they were as big as they possibly could maintaining a Christian majority so that the government would be dominated by Christians at the center ruling over Shiites Druze a bunch of sending Moslems none of whom would be able to compete in theory with the Christians and this allowed for a very French friendly country on the Mediterranean that France thought would serve it. Well, the problem is that within the years. The demographics began to change and Muslims became the crushing majority and this led to the civil war in hundred, seventy five and ever since then the various religious groups have been squabbling over. Political power. And today fifty percent of all parliament members that have to be Christians. National Pact even though Christians are probably only a third, the population which underlines how You know precarious. The entire political system is, and of course, in Iraq following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire with the British mandate the Sunni minority pretty much ran the show from the time of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire right through the downfall of Saddam Hussein, and in Syria it was the Alawite minority that ran the show and of course Stiffer differs from the Sunni majority during the recent civil war. Correct. You're absolutely right and this was a pattern throughout the northern Middle East where the colonial powers whether it was. Britain or was France would establish a minority in power given the lion's share of power, and that helped them to rule by divide and conquer, but it left a terrible legacy. That the Middle East is suffering from today because the Alawites this religious minority that's twelve percent of the country ruled Syria and today the uprising was an attempt by the Sydney majority to overthrow that minority that's clinging to power in Syria Saddam Hussein sunny twenty percent of the country Cenis and the Shiite majority and Kurds rose up to try to get rid of Saddam Hussein leading to very bloody civil war ethnic war and and that's that's one of the major causes for instability throughout. The region is this terrible fight between these different religious groups
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"S presidents has died. Brent Scowcroft is dead. A U. S. Air Force Lieutenant general, He is the only person to serve his national security advisor for two different presidents. Those being Gerald Ford. And George H. W. Bush, Though he provided counsel on national security matters to every president from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama, a 1947 graduate of West Point, Scowcroft eventually became a professor there as a policy adviser. He helped guide the US through historical events like the German reunification and the Gulf War. Scowcroft was 95. Evan Brown Fox. New United States added 1.8 million jobs last month. Pull back from the gains of May in June and evidence that the crowbar Is stalling hiring and is slowing economic rebound. Even counting the hiring of the last three months, the economy has now recovered on Ly by about 42% of the 22 million jobs it lost to the pandemic induced recession as according to the Labor Department's child's report. Georgia school reportedly overturns a teen suspension after she posted pictures of crowded hallways at her school, Lin Waters tells The Washington Post. Her 15 year old daughter was one of at least two students that Georgia's North Paulding high School who was suspended for sharing photos and video online of crowded hallways and teens not wearing masks on the first day back to class the post, sparking concern over how the district is handling re openings amid the pandemic amid backlash water says the suspension has been overturned. Olden county schools superintendent admitting to parents in an email. The images didn't look good, but argues they lack context about the 2000 plus students school were masts are a personal choice. Kristen Goodwin Fox News treated the close, The Dow added 46 points. The NASDAQ lost 90 70 s and P Up two.
Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95
"Former national security adviser and Falls Church resident, Brent Scowcroft is dead. The late 95 year old had the distinction of being national security advisor to two presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. No one else in history conclude that honor Scowcroft was also an advisor to Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Here's CBS News National security consultant Jeff McCausland. He was awarded the president Medal of freedom. He subsequently was awarded a knighthood by the order of the British Empire and in 2009 probably largely because of his work on the reunification of Germany with President George Herbert Walker Bush He was presented the Grand Cross of the order the merit by the Federal Republic of Germany. Scowcroft, who served in government posts for 60 years, was a Republican who spoke out against the 2003 invasion of
Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95
"Former national security adviser and Falls Church resident Brent Scowcroft is dead. The late 95 year old had the distinction of being national security advisor to two presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. No one else in history, concluding that honor His achievements are worth, noting CBS News National Security consultant Jeff McCausland. He was awarded the president's Medal of freedom. He subsequently was awarded a knighthood by the Order of the British Empire. And in 2009 probably largely because of his work on the reunification of Germany with President George Herbert Walker Bush He was presented the Grand Cross of the order the Merrick by the Federal Republic of Germany. He was also an advisor to Ronald Reagan and
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Dead from Tuesday's explosion in Beirut as Lebanon's president looks into the cause of the blast. Lebanese President Michelle own saying an explosion that ripped through Beirut on Tuesday Could have been caused by a rocket or bomb attack. American and French officials believe the blasted a warehouse was probably an accident. Many Lebanese like Caroline Labaki, who's cleaning up her damage department. Named government negligence just to get rid of all those awful people that we have running this country. Thie US is pledging an initial $17 million in aid. Some 300,000 people are unable to return to their homes. Simon now in Fox News, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, who tested positive for Corona virus before his plan, meeting yesterday with President Trump took another test later that showed he's not infected with covert 19. The second test is considered to be more accurate than the rapid test. The 73 year old Republican took first, several states are offering tax breaks to ease back to school purchase pain. Starting today, it's a tax holiday on back to school spending in nine states, including Florida, Iowa in Missouri. 10 states. Maryland kicks off its tax Free Week on Sunday. They'll participation and items that are tax free, very back to school spending due to the Corona virus is expected a total close to $34 billion this year. Experts also predict that college student spending will top 67 billion, both for records. Jeff man. Also. Fox News. Brent Scowcroft, who played a prominent role in American foreign policy as national security advisor to presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush and was a Republican voice against the 2003 invasion of Iraq has died. A spokesman says Snow Croft died of natural causes at his home in Virginia. He was.
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Census advocates say some Baystate communities lag in their responses, with Boston Western Springfield falling under the average response rate, Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin says getting response rates this year. Will be harder due to the pandemic of that delayed usually the April start of door to door County, as well as the closing of community centers in libraries, which the census used to reach out to people. The Census Bureau says it will comply with President Trump's presidential memorandum to exclude illegal immigrants from the 2020 count as it pertains to seats in Congress. Texas Democratic Congressman and require says that's unconstitutional constitutions very clear. It just says any persons they don't say. U s citizens. Somebody owns property, the R somebody. That's why such action could hurt some border states, which have higher populations. And illegal immigrants. Texas was set to gain three seats in Congress experts now aren't sure if that will happen. The latest numbers from customs border protection show arrests near the South Texas border with Mexico are about half of what they were compared to a year ago. Commissioner Mark Morgan Says the amount of smuggling attempts still high, though we average about 3 to 400 today. This is truly a success from a public health perspective, Morgan says. Come out of office is spreading. Rapidly in Mexico. Smugglers are ignoring public health warnings, but they do say because there are fewer people in custody. It produces the chances the virus can spread through the tension. Center's health officials in New Hampshire say an adult in Bo tested positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus, the second case of the mosquito borne disease in the Granite State this year. Or no vaccines for the virus and treatment consists only of supportive care. This is the 11th case of the virus since they first showed up in New Hampshire in 2013 and again the second case detected this year. Many illnesses caused by a mile but moderate to severe cases can require hospitalization, said it can sometimes be fatal. Brent Scowcroft, who was national security adviser to presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush and the Republican voice against 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died. Larry Savage. Oh, talks about his life in public service. Will people think of Brent Scowcroft?.
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Down to Washington. Now that's where you find Nancy Lines with World International opinion. A J. Said the White House and congressional Democrats are trying one more round of talks today to try to reach an agreement on a fiscal package. But what if they can't cross the finish line? Bloomberg's Nathan Hager takes a look. If lawmakers and the White House can't reach a deal, President Trump has said he'll act on his own great value with a GF investments tells Bloomberg Radio. The president's options may be limited by think the president could Stop evictions, he might impose a different type of a tax cut. But when he starts talking about tax changes, I mean, that's the authority of Congress. So I think a lot of this stuff could be litigated without a deal. About one in three Americans tell US Census Bureau survey they might not make their August rent payment. Federal moratorium on evictions ran out at the end of last month. Nathan Hager Bloomberg Radio. The U. S. Is imposing sanctions on officials in China and Hong Kong over crackdowns on protesters. The sanctions include even Hong Kong's top official, Carrie Lam. Treasury Secretary Stephen Yushin says in a statement. The U. S will use its tools to target those who undermine Hong Kong's autonomy. Ah, longtime advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush has died. Brent Scowcroft was 95. A spokesperson for the late President Bush. Cisco Croft died of natural causes. He was the only person to serve his national security advisor to two different administrations. Round two of the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco is underway. The leader right now, Lee how Tong at five under par. Our coverage begins at 4 15 Wall Street time right here on Bloomberg Radio. Global news 24 hours a day on a run on Bloomberg Quick take.
Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95
"The only person to serve as national security adviser to two different presidents has died. Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, advise President Ford and more than a decade later was back at the White House under close friend George H. W. Bush dealing with communism's collapse or a lot of changes going on in Europe. A dozen years later, Scowcroft angered the second President Bush by publicly opposing war with Iraq. Becoming a prominent GOP voice and arguing war could destroy American alliances in the region. The elder Bush's spokesman says Scowcroft has died of natural causes at 95.
Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95
"The only person to serve as national security adviser to two different presidents has died. Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, advise President Ford and more than a decade later was back at the White House under close friend George H. W. Bush dealing with communism's collapse or a lot of changes going on in Europe. A dozen years later, Scowcroft angered the second President Bush by publicly opposing war with Iraq. Becoming a prominent GOP voice and arguing war could destroy American alliances in the region. The elder Bush's spokesman says Scowcroft has died of natural causes at
Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95
"Security advisor Brent Scowcroft has died. Pentagon correspondent Cami McCormick, Scowcroft's military and government career spanned 2 60 Years he served his national security advisor to Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. He was also an advisor to presidents from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. He had a military background and was a West Point graduate but believed military force was not a substitute for diplomacy. Scowcroft was 95. This is
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"News now with Make a in Washington, D C. Well body. I could tell you what House Democrats are suing the president over they want to compel former White House counsel Don began to testify in their investigations of President Trump. And as you mentioned, a federal appeals court in Washington has just ruled Congress does have the right to pursue such a lawsuit. A full U. S. Court of Appeals in Washington overturned. A three judge panel is ruling that the House Judiciary Committee could not pursue its case in court. The judge has left other legal issues unresolved, with time growing short in the current Congress. White House is feeling good about the latest employment numbers one and 3/4 1,000,000 jobs added to the payrolls and the unemployment rate down to 10.2%. Bloomberg's Irv Chapman reports from Washington. Recovery, a self sustaining and will continue, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said in a Bloomberg interview. The unemployment rate will move to single digits easily in the summer and fall. Inventory is air falling car sales are surging. That tells you this is a self sustaining recovery. We want to keep it that way, though, said the White House is drafting executive orders to carry out the president's offers for limited spending to boost the economy further. In Washington, Irv Chapman Bloomberg Radio. Brent Scowcroft has died the only man to serve as national security advisor to two presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush died yesterday at his home in Falls Church, Virginia outside Washington. He was 95 years old. Round two of the PGA Championship has Hao Tung Li, now joining around one leader's Jason Day, and Brendon Todd. At five under Live coverage begins at 4 p.m. Wall Street time on Bloomberg Radio Global News on aired on Bloomberg Quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and analyst in more than 120 countries. Breaking news. We could end up with several vaccines. Market details. The era of free news for Facebook and Google may soon be over interviews with financial and policy leaders, officials at the White House air speaking out in the pandemic buffet gave away almost $3 billion. Bloomberg Daybreak with air in Moscow and Nathan Hager traders are doubtful threat will materialize weekday mornings at five Eastern on Bloomberg Radio. The Bloomberg business happened. Bloomberg radio dot com. Limbered. The world is listening right now, Doctors Without borders. Medical teams are operating.
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on AP News
"The only person to serve as national security adviser to 2 different presidents has died retired Air Force lieutenant general Brent Scowcroft did vice president Ford and more than a decade later was back at the White House under close friend George H. W. bush dealing with communism's collapse or a lot of changes going on in Europe a dozen years later Scowcroft angered the second President Bush by publicly opposing the war with Iraq becoming a prominent GOP voicing arguing war could destroy American alliances in the region the elder bush's spokesman says Scowcroft has died of natural causes at 95 Sager mag ani Washington
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
"The only person to serve as national security adviser to two different presidents has died retired Air Force lieutenant general Brent Scowcroft did vice president Ford and more than a decade later was back at the White House under close friend George H. W. bush dealing with communism's collapse or a lot of changes going on in Europe a dozen years later Scowcroft angered the second President Bush by publicly opposing the war with Iraq becoming a prominent GOP voicing arguing war could destroy American alliances in the region the elder bush's spokesman says Scowcroft has died of natural causes at ninety five Sager mag ani Washington
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Hello from my kitchen table which is also our dining room table which is also my desk which is also now my recording studio a new rule of physics I've learned is when you're staying home a small home becomes even smaller you might not feel prepared for a pandemic but my guess Max Brooks Canada is prepared he's been writing about such things in his fiction and non fiction and that's led him to lecture at the US Naval War College and to become a non resident fellow at the modern war institute at west point he's also a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic council's Brent Scowcroft center for strategy and security he's famous for his army novels which helped launch the zombie craze in contemporary pop culture but those books are really disaster planning books in the form of horror stories his best seller World War Z. as about a viral pandemic but those who are infected become zombies the book is based on extensive research not about zombies but about pandemics it's on time magazine's list of thirty books in series to read while social distancing Brooks partnered with the bipartisan commission on bio defense to produce the book germ warfare a very graphic history his new book which is scheduled to be published in may is called diva Lucien it's about what happens with the mount Ranier volcano in Washington destroys the habitat of a group of Sasquatch big foot these giant animals go looking for food and terrorized and idealistic community that settled off the grid to be close to nature and helped launch the green revolution I actually make a brief appearance in the book interviewing one of the characters Max Brooks is the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft we recorded our interview Monday NextEra great video with his father about social distancing called don't be a spreader in case you missed it I'm going to play the audio here's the set up Max is standing outside his father's home looking through the glass door they're waving at each other hi I'm Max Brooks I'm forty seven years old this is my dad no Brooks Hey dad he's ninety three if I get the corona virus I'll probably be okay but if I give it to.
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on KOMO
"I look forward to working with them and. the president to keep America safe joining us is retired four star general Barry McCaffrey and military analyst here in Seattle what do you know about Robert o'brien well it seems like a very competent person very capable person good judgment a good bit of experience he certainly not a national figure in the national security Aranese not a Brent Scowcroft you know a great scholar of the of security studies but look the bottom line is the national security adviser normally plays a vital role in US foreign and defense policy most of the the objective balanced coordinator of US policy brings to the table all view points of defense treasury the state department C. I. A. and others allied viewpoints and then he gets options on the lips of president understand the the the pros and cons of each option that can't be done with president trump he basically had his track record so far as he can't pollution of briefings he doesn't read material he has a very dim grasp of these international issues anyway and so we've got an impulsive chaotic in coherent national security policy this new man years of like a pop up target on an army rifle range I don't see how he's going to be affected is John and his job right now is dealing with Iran this is a big deal to not have had a person in place via well I think what's actually happening now sector Mike Pompeii who is a very capable person very intelligent well educated been a congressman business briefly the CIA director of Harvard law number one is class at west point combat veteran so he's an astute fellow it's hard to say that he understands the role is supposed to play in diplomacy as well as you might be hope for but you know Schecter mark espers sector defense was almost disappeared we don't see him as a public policy influential figure Germany JCS general Jody. on for a very stable and the experience thoughtful guy has disappeared well I don't think we have again a measured approach to making national decisions military analyst Barry McCaffrey thank you so much for being with us good to be with him hi university of Washington student in the I see you after she was hit by a car while jogging police say the driver went off the road but has not been arrested Dame come was Cohen has more I think the error. somewhere.
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"And we would argue about an issue, and we were all friends, but this was business not friendships. So it wasn't usual for Brent Scowcroft national security advisor look across at me at the chairman it. So what are you talking about? You don't know what you're talking about that. And I would shoot right back at him. And the president would just watch all of this. It was so such a tight knit group that Mr. Chaney who represented the defense department, always not me. I'm just as. He would say to the president Louis, Mr President. This is what we hold as the defense department position. This is our position. But Colin doesn't agree with everything Colin tell the president, which you don't like I would see that in many organizations these days where you are free to speak and Bush would just sit there listening, and he enjoyed the dialogue. He would say anything, and then he'd ask some questions, and then he would either make a decision or it would come down to the next day. He did quickly. Sometimes it was very quickly the night that we lost a soldier in Panama. Noriega thugs killed this officer and was abusing some of our families. And that was the we'd had enough of Noriega President Bush did not know what new plan that the joint. Chiefs of staff had come up with along with general Thurman in Panama, but it was not just to go after Noriega, but to take the entire Panamanian defense force out of action. So we didn't have to worry about it again. And there was a president waiting to take over Panama Noriega and went away and. So Saturday night is one of the happened Sunday morning about did morning. We went to the White House to brief the president of what this new plan was. And I took them through it. I said it's not take out one guy when the checkout an entire force, and we're going to put in about twenty three thousand soldiers and marines, and airmen and everybody kind of looked at the little on the, but this will do it. And he asked a couple of questions rent some questions. Jim Baker asked if you questions, and then president just didn't anymore information to do it four days later, we were in Panama and several days after that we had succeeded in getting rid of Noriega and in restoring Panama on on a path putting it back in the path that the marker receipt and freedom, and we left. American soldiers in Panama anymore there then for hundreds of years or longtime. Let me put it that way. And that's what he wanted to do. And that's what we also did a Desert Storm. He defined the mission was no open ended to it. It was a define mission. And everybody could support it almost every nation in the world supported that. We had a UN resolution supporting it we had congress. Supporting it. We had our allies supporting five hundred thousand American troops two hundred thousand others. It's hard to believe now, but we had a division from Syria. We had a division from Egypt's and cry well under Schwarzkopf's come in. And the only constraint on them. They would go into Kuwait kick out the Iraqis, but they wouldn't go into Iraq fight, we could arrange that. So we had quite a chessboard of different units that were there five hundred thousand Americans two hundred thousand our allies the whole world supporting us, and I'm probably the only chairman who could go up to the president say I guarantee the outcome. We had we had boxed the Iraqi army. They couldn't do anything. But sit there and getting beaten, and they would beat rather quickly and rather decisively people have argued let you go to bed that we would never go into bed yet, president not want to become the occupier of Iraq. He wanted to do what had to be done if the Iraqi army out of Kuwait, bringing the government of Kuwait back and make sure they're secure. And that's what we did general Colin Powell or our deepest condolences on the loss of your friend. Thank you so much for taking some time today. Thank you so much shaky. He meant a lot to me, not just my boss. My friend, our deepest condolences, sir. Thanks for being coming up next on personal stories about George Hw Bush from others who knew him best more on the life of a remarkable, man. Stay with us..
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on AM Joy
"And then of course, the big challenge from Ross Perot on economic issues, but also against the NAFTA agreement and think today about NAFTA, I was in the East Room when Bill Clinton was in nineteen Ninety-three pushing NAFTA and all the former presidents. All the former presidents came to the east Republicans and Democrats to endorse NAFTA, and Al Gore, the vice president engage Ross Perot in historic. Debates carried live about whether or not that trade agreement was good for American. There's certain flaws in NAFTA which trying to be addressed. But not completely thrown out and have now been negotiated and signed just in the last twenty four hours. There's just a lot to look at and I think in foreign policy, certainly the end of the Cold War, and the reunification of Germany in a peaceful way and the support for foreign aid which helped rebuild post post for award to Europe in Asia is certainly an enormous historic legacy. Andrew I wanna ask you one of the thing when when you think about the Gulf war, one of the qualities that will always be remembered is the way in which George H W Bush was prepared to pick up the phone call world leaders and build a coalition as we look at the Middle East today. The United States has faltered in its role in its leader. Ship role. The the Middle East is littered with governments that are weak failed states. How much of that goes back to not finishing the job in the Gulf war that that he thought he had finished? I don't think that we can assess it that way because the decisions actually that his son made to go back to Iraq. Where fateful decisions, and I'm not sure that those were decisions that the father would have made. So we know that the father's closest political excuse me, foreign policy adviser, Brent Scowcroft, his national security advisor, his co author and his best friend. Brent Scowcroft came out against the Gulf war. And for that was fired by the sun extraordinary in September of two thousand two for writing an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal arguing against the Gulf war. He was fired from his post as head of the president's foreign intelligence advisory board and so the sun way against what his father, I think would have done, but my colleague confront Susan page wrote today that one of the sharpest exchanges that she had with George Bush, whom she knew so well was when she challenged him about ws Iraq war, and he said, you know, he will never tolerate any criticism of his son not him from himself or of the president our president. So he was never publicly dismissive despite all of the reports and rumors of what happened with the Iraq war. The second second go for. Andrew thank you for kicking off this hour with your analysis in the context to NBC's.
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS
"I listen he talks about national security and the last person he talks to every day why is he doing if are there's been really unprecedented change over during the first year plus the trump administration i think the turnover among senior jobs about is about fifty percent that's about three times the turnover on the obama i year year and a half and many times the or similar in terms of the previous administrations i think it's it's it seems to be a matter of his management style and the atmosphere in the white house i don't think that this level of instability is constructive when now having to start all over again with the national security adviser job but i think it's say that seems to be presents for approach to the job but see to have a really unprecedented level of instability and turn on these jobs more generally not just at the national security adviser what makes a successful national security adviser how does he prevent himself from being from being kicked out of the job in the next few months and i think it's very important for investment bolton to really consciously consider how he's going to approach the job it's a key job in the government it's not confirmed by the senate it's one of the most powerful jobs in in the the government this person spends as much time with the president each day as anybody or any advisor and the government does the model for read i think that most have really followed over the last twenty five or thirty years it's been the model put in place by general brent scowcroft and bob gates as deputy during the bush forty one administration and that model really is to the national security advisor as an advisor or principal advice for the president but also an honest broker and manager of an effective process and system within the government your colleagues need to see this system as even as on the level you as even handed you.
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"It would be like if they are hired only radio personalities you know i it's it's a fascinating kind of employment agency which is what's happened in terms of a president who's information ecosystem comes from ideologically driven by and large cable television and i'm not trying to be clever not trying to be dismissive that's a clinical observation you you have a series of people who are coming in who have pretty clear ideological agendas or at least play people who have pretty clear geological agendas on tv right so that that that's how the president knows them and if you have any doubt and i know you have a family connection to this that the national security adviser matters enormously all you have to do is look at mcgeorge bundy you look it's is a big present ski you look at henry kissinger you look at brent scowcroft you'll get condie rice these are enormously important positions and there are different ways to do them there are some people who play the honest broker who simply take ideas and present them to the president there are some who have tried to put their thumb on the scale a bit a bit more strongly but in each of those cases and here's my sort of undercutting by own point of view in each of those cases the precedents were presidents who had a particular world view and who had a way of thinking about and being president whether it was kennedy johnson nixon carter all these people who actually had ideas about what they wanted to do you didn't have it entirely reactive president in what we have now is a reactive president who's brought in some of the strongest and in some ways outside the mainstream voices at john i mean this is a national security adviser who certainly knows what he wants to do as we said earlier he's written recent columns about preemptive strikes against north korea and iran he obviously was one of the central characters in the run up to the iraq war making the case that there were weapons of mass destruction has been unapologetic since the war since we learned there weren't weapons of mass destruction what is the practical impact not.
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"From wbur boston that in the arm i'm tom gelatin and this is on point us government is promising to put a stop to an ongoing russian disinformation war against this country us officials say the threat is indisputable last week thirteen russians were indicted for interfering in the us election process and intelligence officials testifying in congress warned that russia already has our upcoming midterm election in its sights this hour on point russia's information war whether and how to fight it you can join us on air or online what do you make of the special counsels indictments are you convinced we face a real threat or is this just another scare reminiscent of the cold war join us anytime at on point radio dot org or on twitter and facebook at on point radio and joining me now from washington are david salvo and kate branin david is a resident fellow at the alliance for securing democracy and he's a former us diplomat who served in russia and bosnia david salvo welcomed on point glad to be here tom and kate brennan is deputy managing editor of the online journal just security and a nonresident senior fellow at the brent scowcroft center at the atlantic council cake greet have you as well i think he for having me so david i wanna start with you former of former diplomat served in bosnian russia you will now are affiliated with an organization that is titled alliance for securing democracy clearly you care about securing democracy what's your main take away from the indictment last week and the and the story behind or the the indictments corroborate a lot of what we've already suspected in that is that the russians have been using these asymmetric tools of power to try to destabilise and weakened the united states for quite some time now against the indictments show that other campaign really started in earnest in two thousand fourteen and has only.
"brent scowcroft" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Well i can't rick recall any precedent for a president or vice president speaking to us troops especially overseas especially forwardbased we were near the syrian border these airforce teams these men and women are flying every day against isis in syria so i cannot recall another moment like this frankly i defer to richard haass who is deputy secretary too great a former air general brent scowcroft the deputy national security adviser brent scowcroft whether this had never been done before but i can't recall it and noone traveling with us in the press bu can recall it and i think the fact that uh uh that they are focusing so clearly on military pay a national security as their argument against the democrats here shows that this is a political argument but it was made in wrong location is with the criticism criticism is i grew up in a europe one rich briton richard which stopped at the water's edge when you went abroad you spoke with one voice to idea which was to show that the country was one and comey together the shall we say is the opposite of choosing troops is props and it's taking our domestic divisions and essentially it's it's broadcasting them to the world and it's it's again it works against the effectiveness of this country in the middle east and beyond that why does in president bush's speech writing office and for these foreign trips there always a lot of speeches that are prepared in advance but when you're going to a base carefully nettie yes it is it and dress to the true it it is not about europol.