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Trump draws fire for suggesting slowdown in coronavirus testing
"Of the visuals are worried president trump's campaign rally last night could lead to more cases the president used the term of Cong flew to describe the covert dying team during his rally
Would King Kong Be Considered an Endangered Species?
"All that. So new show from the creator of the control. Group comes a new scripted. podcast the seventh daughter. Why in the southern have no right to put her in this seven daughter all ten episodes available? Now listen on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcast Josh. Look into brain stuff. Production of iheartradio. Hey brain stuff. Lauren both Obama here. If you're considering a summer vacation to fictitious land then skull island isn't eco-tourism dream. Come true they are. You can avoid the genetic mischief of drastic parks Isla New bar end the radioactive horror of monster island but still visit a place where prehistoric creatures thrive in the wild skull island. Sometimes sometimes called. Kong's island is home to perplexing array of organisms as captured in the nineteen thirty three film King Kong and its sequels and remakes. It houses everything everything from native populations of Homo Sapiens to dinosaurs like tyrannosaurus and stegosaurus. And then there's the Ape Lord himself King Kong. Ah Unlike the dinosaurs tear soars and please sores palm. Island Kung doesn't quite line up with any known prehistoric beast even gigantic pethick. As the largest known primate of all time stood no more than ten feet tall. That's about three meters Kung however stands at least eighteen feet or five and a half meters tall in the nineteen eighteen thirty three film and is even taller in some telling 's sizing up like this can prove something of a risky move evolutionary speaking bigger bodies come with increased energy demands and body changes to keep everything from falling apart noted zoologist r McNeill Alexander once explained the King Kong would collapse under under his own weight. He'd be a hundred and twenty five times the volume of a real ape loaded with one hundred and twenty five times the weight but on the physical frame of a typical guerrilla. His legs simply wouldn't be able to support him. Essentially you can't just scale up creatures size and expect it to function the same way plus an apelike Kong might be big enough to defeat all its fellow beasts in a brawl but couldn't cope with climate change habitat loss or the destructive tendencies of human civilization. Even if he somehow could support weight being big isn't enough to cope with these other dangers. Priest titans like gigantic pickus and the giant Slavs present a valuable lesson in the vulnerability of life as giant land mammals national geographic ones pointed out that based on computer modeling of Heights. Every species species has an effective upper limit of size and the closer they evolved toward that size the greater the risk of extinction. Perhaps that's why King Kong is typically described as the last of his kind even skull island seems incapable of supporting a robust population of rampaging giant apes. Not only would he be considered an an endangered species. He's also what's often referred to as functionally extinct because let's face it. Kong species is at a dead end despite an alleged had sun cong popping up from time to time the population of this species has clearly dipped well below the threshold for genetically stable reproduction in other words. If there are female cones out there the resulting offspring would be subject to the sort of lack of genetic diversity that leads to genetic disorders and eventually extinction and Kong's not alone. Several real life species exist in the state of impending doom including the Baiji a freshwater dolphin once found in the Yangtze River. We've we've even seen a recent example of a last known member of a species succumbing to extinction George the last Hawaiian tree snail who died in captivity on January first of two thousand nineteen George No giant but his death highlights the lesser known plights of extinction that of snails and slugs amphibians face a similar crisis and in both cases there are inevitable ripple effects throughout the
Documents show officials misled Americans about war in Afghanistan
"The big story at this hour however is the release of the so called Afghanistan paper so this is supposed to parallel the release of the of the Pentagon papers back during the Vietnam War that showed that the American government was having trouble in Vietnam a new is having trouble in Vietnam and then revealed to the American people that was having trouble in Vietnam and now you have released a similar papers with regard to the bush administration Obama administration and trump administration with regard to Afghanistan Craig what lock writing in The Washington Post at war with the truth US officials constantly said they're making progress they were not and they knew it a confidential trouble government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior US officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the eighteen year campaign making Rosie pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence that the war had become unwinnable well the biggest problem with the Afghanistan war is that it was nearly impossible to determine what winning look like because winning in the end really look like stopping another nine eleven that's what that's what the war in Afghanistan was fought for remember was only launched in the aftermath of nine eleven when mullah Omar who's the head of the Taliban refused to turn over Osama bin laden and United States went in and we destroyed the Taliban and ever since it's been a bastion of tribal warfare presided over by a series of corruption ridden governments with the help of the United States attempting to tamp down have local terrorist insurgencies that's been the situation Afghanistan for a very long time and I think that tell understand Afghanistan like understanding rock we we sort of have to understand less less on Iraq and Afghanistan Afghanistan is incredibly travel place so rock is like less trouble they actually had a functioning central government even that was in a horrible dictatorship is a functioning central government in Iraq for for a long time that was not true in Afghanistan and so the prospect of something more closely resembling a national government Iraq the makings were there the makings just were not there in Afghanistan in the first place but to understand what's happening in Afghanistan what has happened yes I understand that American foreign policy basically since the Gulf War and certainly since the Cold War has been a series of attempts to muddle through it's very rare in modern political history for there to be a clear objective in a war so in the original Kuwait war the clear objective was Pushin I'm missing out of Kuwait that was done the war is over when it came to the Cold War the the war was designed to contain the Soviets push that a particular areas but in wars we didn't have a great definition of what it was that we wanted to accomplish the Vietnam War where we were not allowed to just go in and destroy the Viet Cong wholesale in North Vietnam it became very difficult to win a victory because the end goal was not clear the same thing was true in the Korean War which ended up basically being a stalemate the re establishment of the parallel that allowed for the creation of South Korea there is there is there is arguments over whether the war should have been about the liberation of all of Korean whether that would necessitated a full on war with China shortly after the war that we just fought in World War two one Afghanistan very often so much of American policy because it's not just a battle with state sponsored soldiers becomes a matter of modeling to remember we defeated the state government of Afghanistan in three weeks can military took out mullah Omar in the Taliban inside of three weeks the problem was there was nobody to clean up the mess and every time to clean up the mess has failed so there are certain theorist Angela Clodia comes to mind from Claremont institute he suggested that basically once we deposed mullah Omar our job that was done we should just come home and maybe there's truth to that maybe should have when we basically did try to install strong man and how many cars I who's going to preside over some sort of liberalization but also a centralized government the problem was there was no pre existing centralized government mullah Omar the Taliban that is a radical government there wasn't a government that really had control over all the tribes in Afghanistan the first place so when it comes to a series of interior papers saying we don't know what we're doing over there it seems like that was fairly obvious from the beginning of all the talk about the American people being lied to in Afghanistan it's been pretty clear to everybody since about three weeks in this whole thing has been a series of questions about modeling broke and if you listen to general David Petraeus was in charge over there for several years the train says it's not as though we have much choice this is why Barack Obama came into office on the pledge that he was gonna get out of get out of Afghanistan and didn't that's why I don't trust him and often the pledge is gonna get out of Afghanistan and didn't is why every candidate who says they will get out of Afghanistan and I probably will not why because if you do get out of Afghanistan you do risk the rise of terror groups like al Qaeda again in Afghanistan because again with the original goal lest we forget was not to make Afghanistan a better place to make it a a land of wine and roses United States have you tried that back in the nineteen fifties to a certain degree of success before abandoning the effort but that was never the original color the original goal here was to stop nine eleven from happening again that did happen but has it caused an enormous amount of American blood and treasure absolutely absolutely in the best you can hope for over there is a certain baseline level of security so I these papers supposed to dramatically we shift our thinking about Afghanistan nobody even knows a victory looks like over there no president has even suggested what victory looks like over there so the attempt to compare this to Vietnam where victory was very much a possibility all the United States had to do by nineteen seventy three was basically continue to fund the south Vietnamese government and maintain a trigger force in Vietnam and south Vietnamese as South Vietnam would now be along the lines of South Korea that is not the case in Afghanistan there is no victory it's not like there's a certain bulwark of securing Afghanistan they can be spread outward talk to anybody serving in Afghanistan and effectively a chaotic situation and has been for twenty years so the Washington post is the bomb shells about how people in in inside the defense department are confused about what exactly they're supposed to be doing and what they're supposed to be conveying a certain extent I am not fully on board with this idea that V. it that it's good for the American people to know every internal deliberation on foreign policy I think that the American people should be able to judge whether or not we are achieving goals the American president should be held accountable for what those goals are obviously of lying is going on that's not appropriate but the goal in any foreign policy conflict is that there have to be some documents under cover me if you want any level of honesty and transparency inside the defense department for example you can't be spelling the stuff out in the public view every so often that does Kerry within nature not only to America's foreign soldiers that foreign allies our our soldiers abroad right so how much of this was lying and how much of the shading the truth is a real question for positive always existed Washington post as US government tried to shield the identities of the vast majority of those interviewed for the project and conceal nearly all of their remarks the documents were generated by a federal project examining the root failures of the longest time conflict in American history include more than two thousand pages of previously unpublished notes of interviews with people who played a direct role in the war from generals and diplomats to aid workers and Afghan officials in the interviews more than four hundred insiders offered unrestrained criticism of what went wrong in Afghanistan and how the United States became mired in nearly two decades of warfare with bluntness rarely expressed in public the interviews lay their pent up complaints frustrations and confessions along with second guessing and backbiting so is it really great that the American people and now been made privy to second guessing backbiting and the blunt expressions that are necessary behind closed doors if you're in a business or you work in a business would you want everything that is said in corporate hallways bust out on the front page of The New York Times probably not much looking corporation is answerable to the American people these folks are presumably but I I do wonder if the coverage of the Afghanistan papers is nuanced enough to really merit the coverage that is receiving
Did Aliens Interfere in the Vietnam War?
"Summer nineteen sixty nine Clifford stone had And Been in Vietnam very long a matter of minutes in fact but he'd been thrown into the thick of it bodies were scattered all around him but remnants objective a crash landed fighter jet on the jungle floor despite the crash it had managed to remain intact the cockpit was empty and a quick exploration of the ground around it revealed nothing new still clifford was on alert he knew the Viet Cong might be lurking around any corner are hiding behind any tree or in the canopy above or a whisper cut off his train of thought for jerks his head toward the noise he leveled his gun at a figure standing on top of the down jet it was small four feet tall kid no a child wouldn't have that slimy rough grey skin or those Gigan- antic pitch-black oval is that stared right back at him the being seemed to ask him a question what are you doing here and as his finger tightened around the trigger of his gun clifford prepared to answer the small grey alien in front of him
Hong Kong announces face mask ban amid protests
"On Cong's top leader has announced a ban on protesters wearing masks and face paint and activist leaders called it de facto martial law violating the mask band could result in a fine or up to a year in jail the past four months we've seen that almost or protesters who carried a vandalism and violence coverage defaced on Khan chief executive Carrie lam says eleven hundred people have been hurt during months of protests including three hundred police officers and officer in Hong Kong you used to live fire on a protester for the first time this week the eighteen year old was shot in the chest point blank and later charged with assaulting the
How To Stop Puppy Biting: Training Puppies Not to Bite
"Is New York. We just got a new puppy Springer spaniel. He's three months and the cancer now freight of him because his mouth is so out of control his teeth so sharpen he's constantly mouthing them. But I hoped would be a great experience for the Kansas turning out to be very traumatic and and vice on how to get through this period. And how long it will last? You know? Allan. This is something I hear all the time. We get a puppy. The puppy starts seems really com that first day when he's eight weeks old. And then all of a sudden all hell breaks loose. And the puppy starts biting your kids. Your kids start to become scared because it hurts. Those milk teeth are chopping in. They start to scream and yell and the puppy starts getting more excited, and he starts the mouth and even more. So this is actually a really tough thing. Here's what I'm going to tell you when you have a puppy. That's doing this that negative reinforcement or the squirt water bottle. Maybe a good technique. But we also got to train our kids if they scream and yell they're actually and run away. They're actually encouraging this kind of behavior. So they need to be quiet. If they can they need to stay still they need to say. Hey, mom, dad. Choppers is chopping me. Choppers. Anyway. So whatever the dog's name is choppers is chopping me. And it's hurting and you need to remove the dog from that experience and again redirect him onto something else. I will tell you this period. Will pass. I would make sure that the puppy. At this stage is only around your kids, your small kids when you are home and supervised the worst thing that can happen is that this happens when you're not home, and you're not watching. So it's a period that happens. I would say it starts to stop at around six months thereabouts. And and it will subside. And if your kids can can be mature enough, and you can sort of say, hey, listen, you guys put on long pants. Don't have the shirt short sleeves. And and what happens is is that the dog that will protect them a little bit don't scream and yell freak out try to be calm and redirect amount to an object. That's what I would tell you. And in the meantime, make sure that you as the adult around your children when they're around the puppy me set from Rhode Island. Hi, chris. We just vascular lab mix puppy from shelter. And we are in love with her. However, we were not prepared for the amount of mouthing inviting and want to have the right things for her to chew on. What are some of the best and safest toys for her to chew on that will occupy? Her for a long time. What toys are best now? And she gets older. There's so much to choose from. Yeah. There are and so going down to your favorite pet store and talking to the people there and seeing there's a lot of great toys out there. One of the best ones is of course, is calling makes a lot of great great toys out there. There's the call the rubber calm, and you can get the black. I think is the hardest. The toughest, but depending on your breed, you get different sizes. And what I do is. I will take I'll take some cheese cheese whiz or I'll take some peanut butter. I'll mixing them with their Kibble. I'll stick it in the freezer and freeze it overnight. And then I'll puppies sort of work on that. That's a great great occupier of choosing. And mouthing the puppy will be redirected on that. You can also get some Nyla bones, which are good. There's these new smartphones that I hear a very good. There's also sort of squeaky toys, but those tend to be chewed up pretty quickly, but just tougher ones and more durable ones. There's a toy that I was involved with years ago called the web awebber. I was. Solved in developing that. And that's actually distributed by cong-. That's a great durable toy. And with all toys. I want to be really clear. Make sure you supervise your dog around any chew toy. Because just because they're a dog chew toy doesn't mean that your dog can't ingest them, and when puppies ingests, small pieces of fabric, it goes into their intestines and bad things can happen emergency surgeries and things like that. So anything you're going to give your dog. Make sure you're you're supervising him during that time, especially puppies that tend to ingest things. So those are great great things another one you could do as I mentioned it earlier in the show is you can take a wash cloth or a fabric toy you can soak it in water and stick it in the freezer, and that's actually really good at softens up as they chew it and that works really well. So these are the kinds of things you can do, and they work really well is far as live dog bone your dog bones from live animals, you know, I would be cautious of those. They ate dogs can have a bad responses. Something about. Animal carcasses can make some dogs. Get a little crazy. It can sort of turn on their instinctual possessiveness. And I have seen dogs actually seemed to become a little bit aggressive in object guard over those issues. So I would stay away from those things, and I would try to use the choice that I
"cong" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Great to have you here on the Clark Howard show where it's all about you in that Walla yours. The right now on talk about something else. We're on the eve of Veterans Day. A day that for so many Americans is just if you get Monday off from work is just a day off from work. It hasn't really signify anything or mean anything to you. And it's because we used to live in a country where military service was a shared sacrifice. In every family. There were people who served in the military. And it was something you just did. In my family. I'm from an immigrant family all four my grandparents came to the United States sometime right around one hundred years ago. But pretty quickly. Members of my family. Went into the US military, and my father and my too late. Uncle's both served in theaters of war in World War Two. My father was an officer in the army air corps. During vietnam. Both my older brothers served. One was a naval officer who served with the marines in Vietnam, and the MAI Cong delta, and my other brother was a sergeant in the national guard during the Vietnam war and talk about cousins and all the rest. It's part of what our family did the next generation of our family, not a single person has served or does serve in the military. And this is true for so many American families that we send the same small number of people in an all volunteer military who volunteer to serve our country and protect our freedom, and they deploy again and again and again disrupting family life over. And over again putting themselves in the line of fire. Endanger. And recently in Afghanistan. We lost a part time soldier who had been the mayor was currently while serving the mayor of a city in the Salt Lake valley and north of there in Ogden, Utah and gave his life for our country. And we have people make the ultimate sacrifice in theaters of war have made it all through our history. This Memorial Day. This Veterans Day coming up where we acknowledge. And show respect for and thanks to the brave men and women who've served our country through our nation's history. And I am so grateful to those who do and I take a very controversial position that I think we should join the other countries in the world not that many do this. But that you are required to serve your nation. For two years. After high school. And do so either with the military or in some form of public service for two years where we have a shared sense of what our country's about and. Shared sense of responsibility and duty to our nation. That's larger than just about ourselves. I believe so much in this great country is made possible. And we are not a perfect country far from it. We do crazy things from time to time in the United States, and we have moments in our history. We're not proud of. But there's so much. We have done that. So great over the years. And we have long been a beacon of hope to the world. And we also have been there when our nation was challenged when freedom was challenged and brave men and women have been there for us. Well, we've been living our civilian lives. I encourage you to think about how we get back to a shared sense of service in the United States as we approach Veterans Day. This sunday. And ways that we can get involved. What activities can you get involved with the benefit your larger community doesn't have to be military? I think about all the great work, so many people do volunteering with various organizations think about pilots who volunteer with the civil air patrol. People who volunteer is auxiliary. Policeman, or volunteer. Firefighters. There are so many ways you can be part of being a force multiplier a force for good for our country. And so I ask you to think about ways like that. And if it suits your life. For you to join the national guard enlist in the military, whatever to provide for our nation's defense and protect those values. We hold so dear I encourage you to do. So I I the last seventeen years have been a member of our state guard. You may not even be aware of such thing as a state guard, but and about half the nation states as part of the state military of the Air Guard the army guard, there's also a state guard, and I been proud to serve and am happy to do what I can do when the missions. We do so often involve following some form of natural disaster. Lot of our activities in my state guard have been following hurricanes. Just recently deployed for that. Any kind of major event incident. Fires whatever state guardsmen are there. Search and rescue state guardsmen are there, and I have a link at Clark dot com where you can see as we approach this Veterans Day how you could get involved with your state guard. It's part of each state guard is part of each state's department of defense reporting to ultimate to the adjutant general of a state. Many are embedded within national guard units. Others operate in assistance to national guard units as a signed by the governor of that state or the governor's Representative adjutant general in many states. Much of the of the force is made up of people who have prior military service in many states. You don't have to have prior military, and you go through version of boot camp usually called IT initial enlistment training. The is great nothing. The pay is great the satisfaction. You have in serving your fellow citizens of your state and your country. Just one way of many ways, you can help out your fellow citizen and this great country and over these next few days. Think about nachos. The Veterans Day sales. Think about the veterans who did so much and sacrifice so much. So you and I could be free. And live in this great nation. Is with us on the car coward show. Hi, Brenda Clark. So calling like Jerry Email a few days ago. This like a letter form and person were wherever it came from saying that they actually Email account, and they had all my contacts and not to call the police couldn't trace it. And we're gonna charge me eight hundred ninety five dollars. If I if I didn't want them to put out photos or pictures, which there were no inappropriate pictures. But I was just wondering should I just shut down my Email account in open a new one or is that? Right. So this this is a kind that we talked about months ago. There is a possibility that maybe this is not a con, and you are being blackmailed by someone who was a hacker who successfully broke into your account, but most often it is just a straight kind, and they may know your Email address. But that may be all they know. Okay. What I would suggest is that you do run first before you do anything else. Run a scan on your computer and make sure there are no viruses currently on it. Okay. Because the computer will run scans like on its own and it'll say to me, no, no viruses found, but I should go ahead and do that. Yeah. I would do that. And then go into your Email and change the password on your Email or do you have a Chromebook? I do not have a Chromebook that was going to suggest that kind of helps you sandbox. But anyway. Change the password and on that account and setup two factor. Authentication as well, you familiar with that that you can do with Email. I haven't done it. But I've I've heard yes, I'm familiar with it. Okay. So I would set up to factor change the password. And if there's if there was an actual hack, the most common hacked people have suffered has been to Yahoo mail accounts. Was this a Yahoo mail account? This was a optimum mail account, so captive of your internet service. That's yes, optimum. Yes, that's my internet service. So I have a suggestion. I don't like for people to have their primary Email account even use one at all that is tied in with internet service is a different issue. But over the next few years a lot of people are going to disconnect traditional high speed internet through a phone or cable company. Here's they're going to be a bunch of wireless choices, and you don't want your Email to be captive to accompany. You may not remain with. Okay. So maybe this is a good inflection point for you to sign up with a new Email service one I've been recommending of late is proton male, which is fully. Fully encrypted Email service. Okay. And it is free. It's from Switzerland. If I remember, right. And a lotta people tend to go to Google because Google is so. Gee, males the most dominant E mail service. Whatever you think would work, but it'd be potentially. This may be a good heads up. Maybe you need to migrate your Email going forward to a different when not attached to your home internet connection. Okay. So you sit in the name.
"cong" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Depend on it. Great to have you here on the Clark Howard show where it's all about you in that Walla yours, but right now on talk about something else. We're on the eve of Veterans Day. A day that for so many Americans. Is just if you get Monday off from work. It's just a day off from work. It hasn't really signify anything or mean anything to you. And it's because we used to live in a country where military service was shared sacrifice in every family. There were people who served in the military, and it was something you just did. In my family. I'm from an immigrant family, all my grandparents came to the United States sometime right around one hundred years ago. But pretty quickly. Members of my family. Went into the US military and my father and my two lane ankles both served in theaters of war in World War Two. My father was an officer in the army air corps during Vietnam. Both my older brothers served. One was a naval officer who served with the marines in Vietnam in the MAI, Cong delta. And my other brother was a sergeant in the national guard during the Vietnam war and talk about cousins and all the rest. It's part of what our family did the next generation of our family, not a single person. Has served or does serve in the military. And this is true for so many American families that we send the same small number of people in an all volunteer military who volunteer to serve our country and protect our freedom, and they deploy again, and again and again disrupting family life over and over again putting themselves in the line of fire. Endanger. And recently in Afghanistan. We lost a part time soldier who had been the mayor was currently while serving the mayor of a city in which the Salt Lake valley in north of there in Ogden, Utah and gave his life for our country. And we have people who make the ultimate sacrifice in theaters of war have made it all through our history. But is not Memorial Day. This Veterans Day coming up where we acknowledge. And show respect for and thanks to the brave men and women who've served our country through our nation's history. And I am so grateful to those who do and I take a very controversial position that I think we should join the other countries in the world not that many do this. But that you are required to serve your nation. For two years. After high school. And do so either with the military or in some form of public service for two years where we have a shared sense of what our country's about and. A shared sense of responsibility and duty to our nation this larger than just about ourselves. I believe so much in what this great country is made possible, and we are not a perfect country far from it. We do crazy things from time to time in the United States, and we have moments in our history. We're not proud of. But there's so much. We have done that. So great over the years. And we have long been a beacon of hope to the world. And we also have been there when our nation was challenged when freedom was challenged and brave men and women have been there for us. Well, we've been living our civilian lives. I encourage you to think about how we get back to a shared sense of service in the United States as we approach Veterans Day. This sunday. And ways that we can get involved. What activities can you get involved with it benefit, your larger community doesn't have to be military? I think about all the great work so many people do volunteering with various organizations thinking about pilots who volunteer with the civil air patrol. People who volunteer is auxiliary policeman, or volunteer. Firefighters. There are so many ways you can be part of being a force multiplier a force for good for our country. And so I ask you to think about ways like that. And if it suits your life. For you to join the national guard enlist in the military, whatever to provide for our nation's defense and protect those values. We hold so dear. I encourage you to do. So I I the last seventeen years had been a member of our state guard. You may not even be aware of such thing as a state guard, but and about half the nation states as part of the state military of the Air Guard the army guard, there's also a state guard, and I have been proud to serve and am happy to do what I can do when the missions. We do so often involve following some form of natural disaster. Glad of our activities in my state guard had been following hurricanes. Just recently deployed for that. Any kind of major event incident. Fires whatever state guardsmen are their search and rescue state guardsmen are there, and I have a wink at Clark dot com where you can see as we approach this Veterans Day how you could get involved with your state guard. It's part of each state guard is part of each state's department of defense reporting to ultimate to the adjutant general of state, many are embedded within national guard units. Others operate in assistance to national guard units as a signed by the governor of that state or the governor's Representative the adjutant general in many states. Much of the of the force is made up of people were prior military service in many states. You don't have to have prior military, and you go through version of boot camp usually called initial enlistment training the pays great nothing. The pays great the satisfaction. You have in serving your fellow citizens of your state and your country. Just one way of many ways, you can help out your fellow citizen and this great country and over these next few days. Think about not just the Veterans Day sales. Think about the veterans who did so much and sacrifice so much. So you, and I could be free and live in this great nation. Brenda is with us on the car coward show. Hi, Brenda Clark. So calling like Jerry Email a few days ago, like a letter form and person were wherever it came from saying that they hacked my Email account, and they had all my contacts and not to call the police because he couldn't trace it. And we're gonna charge me eight hundred ninety five dollars. If I if I didn't want them to put out photos or pictures, which there were no inappropriate pictures. But I was just wondering should I just shut down my Email and open a new one or is that? Right. So this this is a kind that we talked about months ago. There is a possibility that maybe this is not a con, and you are being blackmailed by someone who was a hacker who successfully broke into your count. But most often it is just a straight kind, and they know your Email address. But that may be all they know. Okay. But what I would suggest is that you do run first before you do anything else. Run a scan on your computer and make sure there are no viruses currently on it. Okay. Computer will run scans like on its own and it'll say to me, no, no viruses found, but I should go ahead and do that. Yeah. I would do that. And then go into your Email and change the password on your Email or Chromebook. I do not have a Chromebook was going to suggest that kind of helps you sandbox. But anyway, change the password and on that account and setup two factor authentication as well, you familiar with that that you can do with Email. I haven't done it. But I've I've heard yes. Okay. So I would set up to factor change the password. And if there's if there was an actual hack, the most common hacked people have suffered has been to Yahoo mail accounts. Was this a Yahoo mail account? This is a optimum mail account, so captive of your internet service. That's yes, optimum. Yes, that's my internet service. So I have a suggestion. I don't like for people to have their primary Email account even use one at all that is tied in with internet service is a different issue. But over the next few years a lot of people are going to disconnect traditional high speed internet through a phone or cable company. They're going to be a.
"cong" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"I was wondering if Jack could explain some of the similarities and differences between quote, bad guys American troops engage during the Vietnam war versus the insurgent groups found in Afghanistan and Iraq during the era. I'm a history. Major interested in Neef details like this. Well, I mean, that's a really good question. And I mean, it's a good subject for study for academics. Also to look at the similarities and the differences and help us understand insurgents and guerrilla warfare. And but I think what's interesting about this question is like just in the last couple years you've seen the media and even some corners of academia using this buzzword hybrid warfare. And it's like what the hell you guys talking about. They're saying like Vladimir Putin, invented totally new type of war. And this is this is why we should be teaching military history in universities and schools because only if you live in some sort of historical void, would you believe that hybrid warfare. Some new kind of thing the Viet Cong practiced hybrid warfare. You know, they're all sorts of different guerrilla paramilitary organizations that used what what people wanna call hybrid warfare. Honestly, there's a lot of similarities between. Say the Viet Cong and the Taliban or what we call eight Al Qaeda in Iraq. Isis is a little bit different because they use conventional tactics. And then they would switch back and forth to unconventional when those conventional tactics failed. That's sort of another situation. But I mean, they were both. They're both asymmetrical environments. There's no frontline it's it's not warfare by attrition. It's not maneuver warfare. It's guerrilla warfare. The enemy is blending in with the local population living off the local economy. They are leveraging their intimate familiarity with the terrain that they have that the American soldiers don't have. And they're not to be underestimated. So they're using those guerrilla warfare tactics. And it's something that the US military still struggles with I mean, we've gotten better at it at dealing with them. I think we've gotten better at killing insurgents killing guerrilla warfare fighters. But we haven't done really any better at since hit Phnom war is that overall counterinsurgency strategy. We have not been able to resolve the underlying, social and political roots that caused insurgencies we're not any better at that today than we were in the nineteen sixties. So that's the underlying problem. And it seems like we're unlikely to get better at going into foreign countries and engaging in large-scale, social engineering, but as far as the find fix finish time sensitive high value tar. Gates. We're pretty we're pretty damn good at killing them. So our tactical ground game is pretty strong in that regards. But strategically we suck. Maybe maybe the academics out. There can help us and help the military by studying these scenarios, I think from a policy standpoint, we need to understand what we're good at. And what we're not good at and when we decide to commit troops, and we decide to fight a conflict, we need to fight those conflicts where we're strong not where we're weak, and if we're going to have a contest of wills we need to pick and choose our battles and pick the ones that we can actually win rather than devoting decades of men blood and treasure two, fruitless endeavors that we can't win or were unwilling to win for whatever reason. So I mean, I guess that's a meandering answer. That's good. Bye. I I so I think there's a line common between guerrilla fighters. There's some things that transcend countries regions cultures languages. Terrain and eras. That are worth looking at all it's been action packed well over to our show at this point great having Dell com- stock on, and as I mentioned, it was good to have him on, you know, about something other than. Glad he brought it up. But like I just wanted to kind of get into history. And all that as we did in his history learned a lot. I'll I mean, Dale, I mean, I know he has this sort of like bombast stick social media presence. But Dale is actually kind of understated person when it comes to some of his own accomplishments like when when he described on the on a pass podcast his involvement in operation acid gambit, and I had another former operator telling me, I know for a fact that Dale exposed himself to enemy gunfire while he's place in the breach. This was a hostage rescue mission in Panama eighty nine. And but I mean, he's just a hard charge..
"cong" Discussed on KGO 810
"First nineteen sixty eight on the MAI Cong river aboard the West Chester county called the west co- by its crew. It is a ship that is supplies the Vietnam war, but this night, it is the target of Viet Cong, especially Viet, Cong frogmen, Peter a very good evening to you to remember your shipmates to remember the night of November. I hear now fifty years later, the west co- is on the MAI Cong river, which you describe which can be described as coffee colored, and it's tied up with a lot of equipment and ships all around it. But I wanna take to the moment of the explosion. You've just finished your watch. And you're in your cabin in officer coun- country. What do you remember about the explosion and your first thoughts? Good evening to you. Peter evening, John. What I remember about my thoughts. Is the ship actually lifted and there was a tremendous explosion. And we knew something had happened and immediately general quarter sounded it was dark. It was dark you'd art completely dark. It was three twenty two in the evening in the morning. And your job at that point was to figure out whether you're sinking or not was the ship already in trouble. Could you feel it you could feel that ship listing to the starboard where the explosion had happened? But the great fear aside from the ship listing was the amount of ammunition and high explosives that we had on the tank deck of that could explode at any time. You lost a number of your shipmates that night, and they're to be remembered in this. But also, you didn't lose everybody including yourself because of what's about to happen. First of all, let's stylish Vietnam war. This is the nine hundred and sixty eight which is the critical year after Tet when the American public has grown exhausted. When the Johnson administration is attempting to negotiate an armistice or some kind of end of the Vietnam war that will not be successful. There is an election in days an election that will plunge. The United States into more turmoil in these coming years, but your job on west Coa at that moment is to keep it afloat. What is the ship that you're on? What is it? Do. What is the scale of it? How many are on board you Peter L S T landing ship tank. It's about three hundred and eighty some odd feet long. And what they were originally built for was to go up on a beach. Open the bow doors, lower the ramp and the equipment and personnel would either way to a Walker shore into battle. For the Vietnam war there over the LS teas were served in the Vietnamese war. When we were mind, we were actually the ammunitions supply ship for the mobile riverine force has four one one seven noble reinforced with what is called the Brown. Water navy and consisted of many small boats. PBR's small monitor boats, Woodford, actually travel, the rivers canals and. Get personnel on. Mommy personnel to where they were supposed to be going. Yeah. Munition aboard the ship was about three hundred fifty tonnes of my explosives three hundred fifty tonnes comes out to about seven hundred thousand pounds to make it easy for people to understand that's about twenty truckloads of high explosives that were in the tank deck and what the intent of the. Viet Cong scuba divers attached the mind to the ship was to blow up all of the ammunition the ship and the surrounding ships a whole task force one seventeen would have been destroyed if that one time let's go to that. Because you've now solved what the explosion must captive captain Brennan who was in office or country as well was thrown from his cot his first stop was that it was a rocket attack. Because that it was always possible without amount of amunition on board a rocket comes in. And you're all blown to kingdom. Come see. You're kind of you're living with the fact that span things go wrong. We're in trouble. That's what you're living with. That's correct. But it turned out. It wasn't a rocket attack. In new said, these who knew that there were frogmen for the Viet Cong who knew that. They had limpet mines have they ever tried an attack like this before they had about four years earlier attacked and L S T with. More recently there had been some rocket attacks. The Tom green county another LSD was attacked by rocket with some loss of life on it. So that was the initial fear would then it was a rocket attack. You are working all the time on this supply ship because you're the supply chain, you're delivering foodstuffs and amunition and gasoline to small boats that run up on are those the ones called AMI's. They are there. They're called PBR's actually the. A lot of them looked like little monitor shifts like from the civil war little gun turrets on them. And they would. Assault the toll boats, and they were tied up next to or attached to or in this construction around west coast. So you actually have a city of people, and and and warships around you. That's that's correct. And we also had over one hundred and fifty US army soldiers stationed aboard who would go out on these PBR's. As they were called to duty. Let's be detailed about this. Because Peters made available to me a history of this. It was one hundred and seventy five soldiers of ninth infantry divisions. Third battalion thirty four artillery as well as the crews of the navy's river assault division. Plus the crew of west coast. Okay. You're in trouble. Peter you're in trouble. And you're an officer to take charge, but you've lost all lights, and you have to put together a ship to to write it. How is it that you solve the fact that the ship is sinking at this moment? Well, LS tease by the very nature had balloting tank. So that they could go up onto the shore. Fortunately, we haven't lost all power and. Although a lot of the senior petty officers were either killed or injured there was one petty officer who went to his damage control station, which was in the bow of the ship where there was a pumping facility to d- ballast the starboard tank. Ballast tank and when they damage control assistant the officer. Got in communication with them on the sound powered phones told them what to do. They d- ballast tanks and the ship at one point in time. Captain Bannon tilt that we were going over. But fortunately, they were able to d- ballast so much water that was coming into the. Ship from the openings from the damage from the by on the mining news as much water going out to the emptying the ballast tanks. So it's like you man, the pumps if this eighteenth century, and the captain Aubrey was in charge. I'm thinking of the Patrick O'Brian series. Aubrey would say everybody on the pumps gonna work at twenty four hours. That's that's about it. Now, the maycom river is a tidal river, right? He goes up and down. Title member are you at high tide or low tide at this point. I don't recall there wasn't a lot of tidal variation in the metro ever at that time. So what we have now is ship. That's not going to sink, but they think that and this area of Vietnam is always going to be vulnerable to follow up attacks. So at this, you don't know if there's going to be more minds, you had no idea if they're going to be more minds, we have no idea what's going on. But you've got injured crew everywhere. We now move to chief Sullivan who is he? And where is he will? He actually he was promoted to cheat TV received the silver star for his performance in saving us crew. He would actually in his compartment first class petty officer compartment, which is one of the compartments was damaged in the mining. Basically, the deck of the compartment was blown up to within. Less than the foot of the overhead the ceiling, and he was able to you know, climb out. He was near the the the ladder to get out. But other people weren't so fortunate, and there are other people in the other compartments who will also trapped he rally than. I believe is compartment. Immediately started doing first aid. And to all the people that was still in the compartment who is still alive. Didn't he have a bad injury? His knee was badly injured and bleeding and. You know, he just kept down at he knew his duty. And this is the great thing about the Coleman in the navy that you know, they know what their duty is. And they perform it. Heroically, but it's dark down there. People have to get to him. And meanwhile, you're you're fighting that you're trying to right the ship. So I take you back. This is the young Peter love where are you at this moment in the first half hour of the crisis. First half hour, I'm in combat intimation sided with just behind the bridge. Sending out the messages and receiving the information that we can. And just waiting to see what happens. So what we have. Here is a situation that could deteriorated any moment. You've got the ship is no longer sinking. But it's still dark. Dawn is in. What about an hour hour about an hour. You don't have lights you have you establish. Did you have emergency power that you could go to? We did get some emergency power on get some lighting on but not in all of the ship and not in the part of the ship that had the sustained damage. There are crews working in through to rescue what they can because the internal part of the ship has been torn apart by this bomb. So when we come back, let's rescue the west go, but there's a part two to the crisis of beginning November first nine hundred sixty eight about fifty years right about now. It's the West Chester county L S T and Peter love. Now. A captain United States navy retired was then an ensign and is remembering his shipmates. I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show..
"cong" Discussed on WDRC
"Lunar new year and traditionally itself elaborated by taking you know days or even a week off of families get together for feasting and and honoring their ancestors so the whole country kind of comes to a stop and in the years prior to nineteen sixty eight it was the one time of year when the war even came to a stop so south vietnamese armed forces gave many of their troops furlough over those days and and there was in fact supposedly truth which the north vietnamese and the viet cong ignored and i think it helped them achieve surprise all over the country that said i think it was even more remarkable that they were able to amass the kind of forces that they did throughout south vietnam something that i don't believe the american command or the south vietnamese military believed was possible i'm talking to mark who's the author most recently of way nineteen sixty eight a turning point in the american warren vietnam can you explain you touched on it a moment ago but can you explain how it was that the north vietnamese and the viet cong were able to intimidate that they could pull off this kind of victory against the i guess overwhelming might we would think of it as the overwhelming might and the overwhelming intelligence capabilities and and everything else that the united states had on its side well i don't think frankly lars at north vietnam was intimidated by the american forces it certainly true that america could deliver more firepower more rapidly anywhere in the battlefield then they could and had far superior weapons and an endless stream of of resupply how but they had advantages of their own and that is that there was tremendous popular support for their movement particularly in the rural areas in the areas outside of south vietnam's big cities and i think they you know they were also frankly more experienced infantry than the american forces most americans who fought in vietnam went over there for a year or a year and a month and mark their calendars until they came home whereas the vietnamese who were fighting many of them had been fighting for generations of they'd fought against the french they'd fought against the chinese the americans were just the newest enemy so they had a tremendous amount of.
China still encouraging US and North Korea after Trump canceled summit
"China is responding today to president trump's decision to pull out of the first ever presidential summit between the us and north korea china's been pushing the two countries for years to hold direct talks and today and insisted that it's gonna keep trying npr's anthony kuhn reports from beijing at a routine press briefing foreign ministry spokesman liu cong noted that both washington and pyongyang or leaving options open to go ahead with the summit winfrey's on tommy sompong we strongly hope that north korea and the us will cherish the recent positive progress he said stay patient demonstrate goodwill and stay committed to a nuclearfree korean peninsula lou added that china's position in favor of negotiations and nuclear disarmament hasn't wavered for years john lewis shanghai based independent hand list says china's bottom line that it doesn't want war or instability on his doorstep remains unchanged and he says despite president trump's pull out things still look better than late last year when washington pyongyang were exchanging military threats given the two sides long history of mistrust he adds the pullout his hardly surprising although this is a big setback after several rounds of diplomatic progress he says the positive results of all that diplomacy are still there one such result is direct diplomacy between pyongyang and washington secretary of state mike pompeo is now been deploying young twice president trump remarked oh that north korean leader kim jong lynn seemed to turn hostile only after he.
In Syria, at least 18 killed in attacks as more people flee
"U s central command said other us forces were conducting search and rescue operations and investigating the cause of the crash thursday the iraqi military said the helicopter and crew had been supporting iraqi forces in the outcome area near the iraq syrian border when it crashed for technical reasons the us has about five thousand troops in iraq supporting iraqi forces in the fight against isis isis has been mostly driven out of iraq in syria but the group still is believed to have a presence in iraq's western desert jane arraf npr news cairo russian news agencies are reporting that moscow will now added more americans to their blacklist of sanctions it's in retaliation for a us decision on thursday to sanction several russian people and entities for russian interference in us elections and for cyber attacks in syria syrian kurds report that turkey is attacking the northern town of a freeing they say at least eighteen people have been killed turkey is trying to push back the syrian kurds from the border turkey considers them a terrorist organization you're listening to npr the business company belonging to president trump says it has been turning over documents for months to the special counsel who was looking into russian interference in us elections the new york times reported on thursday that special counsel robert muller had sent a subpoena to the trump organization that sought documents including those related to russia muller's office has not commented the white house spokeswoman says they will continue to cooperate today vietnam is marking the fiftieth anniversary of the meal massacre whereas us soldiers killed more than five hundred people michael sullivan reports the thera moni was held at the site that's now a memorial to the victims many of them elderly men women and children killed fifty years ago today by us soldiers who were sent on a mission to confront the viet cong found none and turn their weapons on the villagers instead the ceremony was attended by survivors their families and a collection of us vietnam war veterans among others some of the vietnamese spoke of overcoming their pain in a spirit of forgiveness some of the americans expressed what one called remorse regret and sorrow for what took place in and around me lie for npr news i'm michael sullivan royat thailand the united nations staff engineer say they have called a strike for today they're action means that the human rights council and.
Vietnam prepares to mark 50th anniversary since massacre
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm korva Coleman officials with the Miami Dade police department have increased the death toll from yesterday's pedestrian bridge collapsed near Miami six people have been killed by the falling bridge and ten others have been hospitalized. Rescuers have now changed their work into a recovery effort. The bridge was at Florida international university where Mark Rosenberg is president. All we can do is promise a very thorough investigation getting to the bottom of this. And mourn. Those who we've lost the bridge was supposed to open next year as a safe way to cross a busy street. The National Transportation Safety board is sending a team of specialists to investigate. They'll start work this morning. US officials say that national security adviser H R McMaster will soon depart his position at the White House. It could be within a month or two, McMaster and President Trump have reportedly had a strained relationship NPR's. Tom Bowman told NPR's morning edition, the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee. Sanders says, there are no present changes to announce. She said, I just spoke to the president general HR McMaster contrary to reports. They have a good working relationship. There are no changes at the national Security Council. Of course, she didn't say there won't be any changes NPR's, Tom Bowman. He reports that officials are exploring possible jobs within the US army for McMaster, but there is no obvious job that is appropriate for his stature, nor. Is there a clear successor to him as national security adviser. A US. Combat helicopter has crashed in western rock with seven, American service members aboard, NPR's Jane Arraf has more a Pentagon. Spokesman tells NPR all seven crew members are believed to have been killed. When the helicopter hit a Power line in western L bar province US central command said, other US forces were conducting search and rescue operations and investigating the cause of the crash Thursday. The Iraqi military said the helicopter and crew had been supporting Iraqi forces in the outcome area near the Iraq Syria border. When it crashed for technical reasons, the US has about five thousand troops in Iraq, supporting Iraqi forces in the fight against ISIS. ISIS has been mostly driven out of Iraq and Syria. But the group still is believed to have a presence in Iraq's western desert Jane Arraf, NPR news, Cairo. Russian news agencies are reporting that Moscow will now add more Americans to their blacklist of sanctions. It's in retaliation for US decision on Thursday to sanction several Russian people and entities for Russian interference in US elections, and for cyber attacks in Syria. Syrian Kurds report that Turkey is attacking the northern town of a freeing. They say, at least eighteen people have been killed. Turkey is trying to push back the Syrian Kurds from the border Turkey. Considers them a terrorist organization. You're listening to NPR. The business company belonging to President Trump says it has been turning over documents for months to the special counsel who was looking into Russian interference in US elections. The New York Times reported on Thursday that special counsel Robert Muller had sent a subpoena to the Trump organization that sought documents, including those related to Russia. Muller's office has not commented. The White House spokeswoman says they will continue to cooperate today. Vietnam is marking the fiftieth anniversary of the meal massacre where US soldiers killed more than five hundred people. Michael Sullivan reports the thermonuclear was held at the site that's now a memorial to the victims. Many of them elderly men, women and children killed fifty years ago today by US soldiers who were sent on a mission to confront the Viet Cong found none and turn their weapons on the villagers. Instead, the Thermo was attended by survivors, their families and a collection of US Vietnam war veterans among others. Some of the Vietnamese spoke of over. Coming, their pain in a spirit of forgiveness. Some of the Americans expressed what one called remorse, regret and sorrow for what took place in and around me lie for NPR news. I'm Michael Sullivan. Royat Thailand. The United Nations. Staff engineers say they have called a strike for today. They're action means that the Human Rights Council and other UN meetings at the UN's European headquarters will be closed today. The UN staff is angry over a seven and a half percent salary cut last year. They say they're also upset about deteriorating working conditions. I'm korva Coleman. NPR news.
"cong" Discussed on WDRC
"Lunar new year and traditionally celebrated by taking you know days or even a week off a families get together uh for feasting and uh and honoring their ancestors uh so the whole country kind of comes to a stop and in the years prior to 1968 it was the one time of year one the war even came to a stock so uh south vietnamese uh armed forces gave many of their troops a furlong over those days and uh and there was in fact supposedly a truth uh which the north vietnamese and the viet cong uh ignored and i think it help them achieve uh surprise all over the country that said i think it was even more remarkable uh that they were able to amass the kind of forces that they did uh throughout south vietnam something that i don't believe the american command or the south vietnamese military believed was possible i'm talking to mark bowden whose the author most recently boy 1962 turning point the american warned vietnam can you explain that you touched on the moment ago but did you explain how it was that the new vietnamese in the viet cong were able to anticipate that they could pull off this kind of victory against the i guess overwhelming might we would think of it as the overwhelming might and the overwhelming intelligence capabilities and and and everything else that the united states had on its side while i don't think frankly lar alert pay it um um were intimidated by a of american or um it certainly true that america deliver more firepower more rapidly anywhere uh in the battlefield there may could and ahead far superior weapons and at an endless stream of a wreath apply how but.
"cong" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Of a clark rage i'm going to go over leather deals that are going to be in place for president's day weekend this is a big excuse for retailers to roll out deals try to get you to spend a little bit money and i'm going to tell you some of the highlights of the deals and of course i have more comprehensive for you on clarke deals dot com and later yet i mentioned to you recently that there's this new crime that appears to be connected to the echo facts breach where criminals to figure out a way instead of opening accounts as if they're utech empty accounts that you have as if there you and i've come up with some information for you on ways to reduce the chances that somebody will get to your money and a talk through that with you just a little later on right now i'm going to infuriate many people and i just wanna tell you i don't apologize for it the president peres proposed a twenty five cent hike in the federal gasoline tax and if you are a longtime listener you are aware that i am a big fan of what so is taxing our consumption not our income and every time i talked about why i would want to see a massive increase in what we pay for gasoline and diesel i get a lot of very very angry post and that's easy to do just go to clark dot com go to clark stinks and post but the presence reasons for this actually pretty straightforward and simple no we have a problem in the us where the gas tax hasn't gone up in more than a generation and inflation sense has made the cost of repairing roads roughly triple what it was when the gas tax originally went up more than generation ago so you ride around and a lot of people think about local roads those are not paid for by federal gas tax dollars but you get on interstates and you're going on thought cong cong cong all that vo where the pavement is way overdue for repair and the cost and what it does star vehicles is ridiculous over time and we have bridges bit grow substandard over time that we're doing what they call in the wing go of trade deferred maintenance that's when you know something needs.
"cong" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Of the conflict than the with the driver had been hit and his body was literally a but i should think three or four feet from where i was holed up behind this tree and that every time i looked ron was the face of this young american servicemen schooled in the jeep right next to me when he was a young red hair young men and he spectacles had been slashed across his nose i can see his face now and i mean it's something till may i guess for the rest of my life a short best of five inside the building is answered by fusilade of shots unnamed under and dangerous only clothes outside the building ricochets claimed several casualties there was absolute kale sexually because they were american troops there were vietnamese police the with vietnamese troops there and maybe appeared to be in command and was just gunfire kind every the italy unnamed to us the bean some vietnamese who had been stuck in the building where most of the shooting was coming from and eventually they kmart and there was this woman with several fairly young children perhaps at a never occurred to anyone but the mic someone else in the building besides the viet cong how many of them were there well we've done that we so tired of a stake and then the building next to all they will have a six two all the not the west shooting could hand on the stare you he hid under the hands of us but not santa claus except for the house the baby they ice factories normally at this time of day the streets in old stinks of saigon filled with people and traffic annoyance this evening with just the helicopters flying overhead and the occasional burst of gunfire and no one excluding these 35 provincial capitals yet i'm good attack that night and during the next couple of days inside gone itself there would be abided dozen separate attacks in different parts of the city to see the american embassy a brand new american embassy under attack this with big shock they eta may vary dictate les.
"cong" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Viet cong were killed the rest of them apparently have taken refuge in conte competed hotel incoming white above i heard some possibly sharon done on this and we will sit behind tree fortunately but we got sucked that we could move right next to where we were the was an american military police jeep which obviously had got caught up in the early stages of the conflict the driver had been hit and his body was literally but i should think three or four feet from where i was holed up behind this tree and every time i looked ron was the face of this young american servicemen spoiled in the jeep right next to me when he was a young redhead young men and he spectacles had been slashed causes knows i can see his face now and i mean it something to the whole me i guess for the rest of my life a short best of 5 from inside the building is answered by fusilade of shots unnamed indirectly in dangerous to those outside the dokic ricochets claimed several casualties there was absolute kale sexually because they were american troops via will a vietnamese police the with vietnamese troops there and liberty appear to be in command and that was just gunfire kind delivery going fairly unknown to us the beans yet to me who had been stuck in the building where most of the shooting was coming from and eventually they kmart and was this woman with several fairly young children have said it never occurred to anyone but the mic date someone else in the building besides that yet how many of them were there well done that we so of kind of a sick and then the building next to all that five or six two all the not the west shooting lee had his hand under the stare you hit you hid under the un's human of us the law santa claus of set for two house the baby device found his normally at this time of day this street and all the streets of saigon filled with people and traffic and noise this evening with just the helicopters flying overhead and the occasional bursts of gunfire and no one excludes he is.
"cong" Discussed on Here & Now
"American people and there was an event in while the end of january in sixty eight and a continued into february the tet offensive north vietnamese troops viet cong actually entered saigon people were watching news reports they could see the explosions in the background it was very ironic robin because most military experts will say we won the tet offensive the north lost more soldiers than we did in strict military terms we won but those visuals coming into the living rooms of americans have a crystal clear that what johnson was saying about the war was simply not true leading connolly talk about some of those images that came back the photo of her south vietnamese chief of national police executing a prisoner pointblank i mean well that's right i mean the the idea that people can conduct kind of ethical wars almost early shattered in the theatres of vietnam written images of people being assassinated on street images of young children whose skin is based we being peeled off by napalm i mean there's a whole range of images of whole villages simply being you know scorched earth right and the and the difficulty of maintaining any kind of support for the warned vietnam really does begin to evaporate again with teten 68 but then also upon the revelations of the meal amassing room which happened in sixty eight on by american troops where five hundred unarmed men women and children in south vietnam are are killed an initial reports around this made it sound absolutely like your typical courageous firefight and as the truth begins to come out even after an attempted coverup from certain members of the military people are talking in very concrete terms about america as an instrument of empire and imperialism and really being quite brutal in again as remark a halfcentury from that a whole host of questions are going to continue to come up about america's involvement in new foreign theaters brian naylor talk about another event mrs in september the miss america pageant protests in atlantic city well it's easy to laugh about this but in fact.
"cong" Discussed on WDRC
"Lunar new year and traditionally celebrated by taking you know days or even a week off a families get together uh for feasting and uh and honoring their ancestors sell the whole country kind of comes to a stop and in the years prior to 1968 it was the one time of year when the war even came to a stop so uh south vietnamese um armed forces gave many of their troops a furlong over those days and uh and there was in fact supposedly a truce uh which the north vietnamese and the viet cong uh ignored and i think can help them achieve uh surprise all over the country that said i think it was even more remarkable uh that they were able to amass the kind of forces that they did uh throughout south vietnam something that i don't believe the american command or the south vietnamese military believed was possible i'm talking to mark bowden whose the author most recently way 1962 turning point the american warned vietnam can you explain that you touched on a moment ago but can you explain how it was that the north vietnamese he's in the viet cong were able to anticipate that they could pull off this kind of victory against the against overwhelming my we would think of it as the overwhelming might and the overwhelming intelligence capabilities and and and everything else that the united states had on its side while i don't think breakway lar that the european um um was intimidated by a uh american fourth um it certainly true that america could deliver more firepower more rapidly anywhere uh in the battlefield than they could and had far superior weapons i met an endless stream of of resupply uh but they had advantages of their own and that is that there was tremendous um popular support for their movement particularly in the rural areas in the areas outside of south vietnam's big cities and i think they you know and they were also frankly more experienced infantry then the american forces to most americans who fought in vietnam when over there for a year or a year in a month and mark their challengers until they came home whereas.
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"Owned a property that i was talked into by by business manager at the time and had bought a property or the epicenter of this earthquake which was totally destroyed so casually at one point knowing bob pope owned all of this effort of fathy i say do you have any damage in the earthquake he said oh absolutely not my what properties with only destroyed he owned a hires and had not us not a scratch what wasn't guy how how dangerous why those vietnam trips i think there were dangerous i think there was except that i i think it would have been a very bad move on on on anybody's part i guess the viet cong with the vietnamese to to go after hope that would be a pr nightmare so it looking back i assumed that they did not want to do anything but they but easily they coulda because i remember a dining with the in the officers mass at one point of vietnam and i notice that all the all the waivers in the kitchen help were vietnamese and i said to whoever was my escort at the time i said how could you tell the good vietnamese for the bad vietnamese and he said we can't and by the way is a good lesson in war if you do cannot recognize your enemy do not go to war in that country but i said so that anybody that kitchen could be a sympathiser to the viet cong and could poison us immediately and he said absolutely so that was and other insight into into vietnam at the time and the war uh two hopes credit he was quite remarkable in certain ways when every.
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"Ted offensive and what his anger is about is that it is not prevailing susan in manhattan near on wnyc with lynn novik and can burn sizes susan thank you march for me i wanna thank both of you for the opportunity and i have to use the word gut wrenching literally i i it's got ranging every night and phnom been drinking here feel every night it's great to see that of north vietnam and viet cong we never had that opportunity when the war was going on in you really moving so much cruder susan thank you and this is definitely one of the most important things about the fell that's how much you tell it through the lens of the vietnamese not just the us view and just as americans were divided over the war we learned so where the vietnamese so here's an expert that begins with the narrator setting up the idea and a man named van might elliott making it personal but the country home two men hope to unite was itself bitterly divided families were being torn apart despite her father's position than the french government swung vaughn my sister felt compelled to answer holes call my older sister tung was married to a man who had great sympathy for the main and by that time which he may have evacuated his government to the mountains base so my sister and her husband tricked all the way from hanoi up to a two days in order to join the resistance against the french so the vietnam war was really a civil war down to the family level so obviously those woman said a man before the clip lynn wanna talk about that clip and put it in context yeah thank you you know it was revelatory to us to understand the dimensions of the war there and we spent a lot of time this is in there and talk to vietnamese americans in this country as well.
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"This is where the viet cong raiders roll here they had explosive behr pauper's apparently to destroy the embassy in that purpose they did not succeed in the predawn hours of january three first 1968 north vietnam launched a massive surprise attack on dozens of american and south vietnamese targets militarily the tet offensive was a defeat for the north which suffered enormous casualties but politically it was a vastly different story the ability of north vietnam to mount an attack on this scale made it clear that the white house it either underestimated the strength and resolve of the north or knew the truth but deliberately kept it from the american public either way for president johnson tat was a public relations disaster this was really the lows dismay loved the ira ever remember in the white house this month to february the terrible quality of the war video came owned people it appeared that these guys did more quit that all alerting never going to quit let our crowd was a as caught off guard as ever in an effort to reassure the country on vietnam johnson recruited clark clifford a venerable washington insider and by all accounts a hawk on the war to replace robert mcnamara secretary of defense came into the pentagon john bone moore first 1968 this is clark clifford and its footing really froth all of the concerns that it might have felt before all began that come to the surface and went push into an air in the post up say in a go home night and be an easy and disturbed the new weight start again the next day and meet going through this business the critical point came after several weeks of briefing when clifford but the question to the joint chiefs it was describing what we can do with a larger force in south vietnam whether this would win the war that said i wanna know what is the military clean for victory in suv it loan there was new military plane is this kind of bottomless hit you see we could just be their year after year after year sacrificing ten thousand new york a year just didn't hit a lbj new secretary of defense was recognizing what his boss was still determined not to see just two months earlier on a christmas visit to american troops in vietnam lbj had offered eloquent reassurance that their service and sacrifice had a noble purpose josh you was a speech that winston churchill might well.
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"Had to dig deep and to try to figure out you know who the people were who were fighting them what their lives were like and what motivated them mark thousands with this author of way 1968 a turning point in american vietnam war american weren't vietnam let let's let's zero in now on the battle it solves this this way this is this is a ancient capital woods it was a cultural centre of vietnam and was claimed of left out of the war really when that was not going on on there yet it became a focal point during the tet offensive y well because one thing the fact that it had been sort of left out of the fighting partly because it out but cultural significance in vietnam ma'am could it with relatively poorly defended we're not many american or south vietnamese troops there and there were even fewer south vietnamese because it with holidays and so a lot of them every year when their holiday rolled around were given hurler to go home to their family so i think the viet cong in the north vietnamese realized that it was there for the taking so the north vietnamese innovia kong took the city fairly easily in about five or six hours a number of americans were trapped there and then the battle ensued to retake quay by the by the american soldiers in south vietnamese why was it so difficult early on for the soldiers on the ground to get the higherups to realize what had happened i think they're even here's a largely that they could not but we revered karn in the north vietnamese were capable of doing it and even after they had gone air uh very i think resisted the idea that it had happened to him in february two the report from the young field commanders the officer who were actually leading american going to combat at her panic gripped monitored by inexperienced or younger officer who had no real uh had never had any experience with syria combat.
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"The rules of engagement chafed uh certainly at too many of us of there were many things that we could have done we simply chose not to do with struck me as at the time awed end and today it strikes me as odd particularly as the stories perverted into the notion that we lost the losing and deciding to lose are two different things well that they're question you know you're exactly right when when they're fighting on the ground um you know during what we call the tet offensive it it it uh they're they're they're winning tactically they're their crushing emea there as you know decimating the viet cong and who don't really recover from this though yeah i wanted to add very quickly after the tet offensive the viet cong ceased to effectively exists because the north vietnamese used them as cannon fodder during the tet outside of long bed the first wave we discovered were kids high on opium carrying sticks and they were there to draw our trade fire so that the second wave that had the ak forty seven's could see where our positions were and never again was the viet cong overly tried to reconstituted it was never again and effective force and the whole fiction of this guerrilla war was exposed that point on it was north vietnamese army regulars fighting this battle in south vietnam right of course they're coming down the ochida in trail uh and it i you know in prior to this sixty six fifty seven you know the north vietnam and suffered mass casualties with bombings in hanoi and you can see the '68 ted is a is a rod to turn the tide of the war ends it's interesting talking about the boys with sticks stan he's in eichor up here the dmz for those who don't know igor the south vietnam was broken into four military regions one gore abs it's a you've roman numerals everybody called an icrc were that was the northern part with the denying encased saw in that area to core the.
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