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"dean acheson" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Gorka, former strategist to President Donald J. Trump. Well, the summit has Concluded. Instead of the expected 4.5 hours to to Tet between Vladimir Putin and the man who bears the title of the president of the United States, it only lasted for about half that duration, and then afterwards, a separate press conference was held by each of the people who attended. And we will dissect the responses. The summaries from Biden himself, but somebody else had to pitch in with her. Take on what this man who runs Russia try to do to her. That's Hillary Clinton cut seven play cuts. I think Joe Biden has learned a lot as we all have. And remember, Putin made it his mission to deny me the the presidency, in part because I did raise issues that were uncomfortable with him. I did speak out about the oppression and, frankly, the rigged elections in Russia. Putin made it his mission to stop her from becoming the president. Let's ask for some input from one of your favorite guests. He is, of course, the senior fellow at the Hoover Institute in Stanford professor Victor Days with Hansen, author of The new book, The Dying Citizen. Progressive Elites, Tribalism and Globalization are destroying the idea of America. Professor Hanson how indicative of a Broader opinion is what we just heard from former Senator Clinton that Russia tried to deny her the presidency. Is that one crazy opinion or could it be worse than that? Oh, I'm afraid, Sebastian. It's much worse. Everything she said was completely untrue. Got to remember that Right. After Obama was inaugurated, she went on a tirade that George Bush had appeased the Russians in Southeast Asia by his meager sanctions. And that was, uh She had appeased them, but they were going to, uh, reset with Russia, and she got this little Jacuzzi button in Geneva and pushed it mis translated the word for reset and then, she said. That Actually, Bush had been too mean to Putin. And that she was going to to open up this window and no more sanctions. No more lectures to Putin. He was going to be a part strategic partner. And then remember in 2011 and soul. Barack Obama said that he was willing to give up some, um, security missile security with the Eastern Europeans. If Putin gave him space during his re election bid in 2012, and I need no need to say that John Kerry invited Vladimir Putin into the Middle East after 30 years of a hiatus, so they appease them, and the result was as soon as Obama got elected. Putin went on a tirade in 2014 You win the Crimea. He went into Ukraine and the only person ever stood up with him to him was Donald J. Trump. Donald Trump Increase the sanctions. He flooded the world with cheap oil. It hurt Russia. He killed 200 mercenaries. He got out of that asymmetrical anti Or that short term missile deal and he jawboned Russia and, uh, already, Biden has approved the pipeline. He hasn't done anything about hacking. What did she mean that he's learned a lot about Putin. All he's learned about is how to be afraid. Putin's a Machiavellian satanic but brilliant into Lockwood tour and when he said the other day that, uh Look at the people at the capital. They were political protesters. Your your law enforcement killed one person he was doing what the Chinese did before. Why blaming racism? American racism for tying the lab to the origins. And the left. Of course, loved that. And now they can't say a thing when Putin mimics that same tactic. How effective is it? Professor Hanson. When somebody like Putin? Yes, we understand the limitations of the Russian Federation, the shrinking economy, But But still if you've got a nation of 11 times since you are geo strategic, no matter what How effective is it when somebody like that of former KGB colonel brings up black lives matter and rioting in America after the first summit meeting with with the new head of state in the United States? He has no, he has no apprehensions. He has no fears, and it is very effective because what he's basically saying is you people lecture me, but I'm not going to lecture you. I'm just going to play back What you say about yourself. And so when you go on these apology tours this reduction of Barack Obama and you can continually, uh, castigate your own culture and society. Then you don't have any moral authority to say you have to do this or you did that or your authoritarian. You did this to the waggers. So these leaders in China and Russia are saying to us, Okay, you know Some hackers took out a pipeline and, wow, some hackers also We're interrupting meat supplies, But you guys said that meat was bad for you in the first place, and you said you were going to get off fossil fuels and 15 years, So we're all we're doing is expediting your own agenda. So you we When we do this, we open ourselves out to very effective propaganda to answer your questions. And and how intriguing is that if you're following geopolitical trend lines To see that this is actually a pattern to see in the first China US Summit in Anchorage. Already the chief Communist diplomat use the talking points from the The Left wing here, throwing BLM and riots in the face of Antony Blinken, the cabinet level diplomat who has no reaction. The the idea that Communist China. And the Russian Federation are using domestic talking points together. Isn't that doesn't that protect? I mean, you are the master historian on strategy on an ancient Greece and so forth? Doesn't that potentially presage Action when dictatorial or authoritarian regimes use that kind of language. They're not just talking, Are they? No, they're not. I mean, crew Chef beat up Kennedy and in the first summit and guess what? A little over a year later, he went right into Cuba. And guess what. Dean Acheson told the world that South Korea wasn't in our realm of defensive responsibilities. And guess what. A few months later, the North Cross the DMZ DMZ, the 38th peril. So same thing with April Glaspie, she said, Uh, Saddam Hussein. It's not our Interesting awake, interfere, interfere and internets and Arab scrub squabbles. And then guess what? He went into Kuwait so they were testing us. In Alaska. Putin studied that, Uh, Chinese American. Mini summit, and he understands that Biden is weak. And if you want to have a territorial expansion or some type of advancement or gain of interest this is he thinks, and the Chinese think this is the time to do. It doesn't mean they'll do it. Because there's other interests that they have to consider, But they feel that their it's less likely now that the United States would muscularly respond to an aggression on their part, and that's dangerous because deterrence depends on the enemy knowing exactly your capability, but not knowing exactly when you may strike. But when you cut the defense budget, and you broadcast that you're fine with selling them helping with the pipeline or your castigating your own country or you're not do anything about hacking. Then you are saying to them. We're not going to. We're going to be predictably docile, but we're also going to cut back and use our savings to help the homeless and other things that they left his proposed in the defense savings. And not only that, when the G seven prior to the NATO summit prior to the Russia US summit when, when their focus or what they message to the world. Professor Hanson is well, we need a universal corporate tax for our nation's. We need to focus on climate change. How How does China And how does the Kremlin look at that? We're delighted. They're saying Wait a minute. You're going to take this big hit in your economy and go over it on reliable and expensive. Quote unquote renewable fuels. Why we're going to pump gas and burn coal. That's fine with us and you're going to do all of these gender initiatives and you're going to do all of these social context and address the homelessness and you're basically that 25 Page G seven summit. Blueprint was doctored. Or I guess it was wholesale wholesale fashion borrowed from the great reset at Devil's. That was cloud Chabal schwalm shovels. Was him. Schwab. That was his idea that we were going to use the covid crisis to restructure capitalism and to get greater equity and climate change remedies. So these people love it. All right? Signed in Russia and we did Sebastian violate the cardinal rule of American diplomacy that neither Russia or China should be closer to each other than they are to us. We drove them into each other's arms through the Russian collusion hold not only that from the podium at NATO. We had Biden attack Republicans. I think we need to play that clip. Next. He is the author of the Dying Citizen. 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"dean acheson" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Nominee for governor of Virginia. Joining us right now is Michael Rubin, director of labor friends of Israel. Also over there at American Enterprise Institute, Michael Thank you for joining us great to talk with you again. Thanks for having me Larry. Although I'm not the labor friends of Israel guy, there's a lot of Michael Reuben's hanging about. Oh, excuse me, You know, I knew you were American presidents Do. I didn't know if this was also something that you were thrown down with. So thank you for the correction American Enterprise Institute for sure. What's the latest now? We heard a report yesterday during the program that a cease fire had been agreed to. In Israel on Ben. Of course, we saw rockets being launched from Hamas immediately after that announcement has the ceasefire taken hold? The ceasefire has mostly taken hold. Hamas is, of course, claiming victory as they always do, even when they lose badly. This is what the Israeli generals often times refer to as mowing the grass, where every few years We have an explosion of violence rockets are launched. Israel will respond by targeting Hamas leaders, the bomb making factories depleting the Hamas arsenal, and then we have a ceasefire and the cycle starts again as Iran has Turkey and his others. Tried again to help you must build up the key battle coming up. Larry is gonna be whether the Biden administration goes through with this hair brain scheme. Toe want to rebuild Gaza to flood not only the West Bank but the Gaza Strip with so called humanitarian aid, and what a mess that will become. Well, and here's what I'm not quite understanding. And maybe you can fill in the blanks here. It's not cheap to send thousands and thousands and thousands of rockets spewed indiscriminately at civilian areas in Israel. I mean, if Hamas has the money for the Rockets, and for the execution of this Of these attacks. Why do they need our money to help feed their people? Well, this is one of the key points and you hit you hit the nail on the head, Larry. But there's also a war of economic attrition going on because the Hamas rocket can cost a couple $100 to a couple $1000, but the cheapest of the iron dome, anti missile missiles can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and that doesn't even include that the battery, which is needed In order to deploy those missiles about and so what the Iranians figure is they can simply wear down Iran. Israel's economy That's what they hope to do in this, but you're absolutely right. Given the choice between guns and butter. Hamas will always choose guns. But even with Hamas there, I mean, even with the so called Gaza A zoo concentration campus. People like Peter Peter Beinart say the fact that matter is if you look purely economic statistics, the per capita income the Eight life expectancy at birth and other keys. Key economic statistics. You know, you're better off in Gaza than you are in a country like Turkey, Russia or Brazil. And so what do you make of this? I keep mentioning it, and I and I need answers because everybody, you know, just sort of shakes their head Michael Rubin, and they say yet, you know, terrible. What's happened? I don't know why it's happened. This used to be something that all Americans for the most part, despite their party, allegiance and certainly elected officials, we could get behind supporting Israel. We recognize to the good guys and bad guys were here. Now we've got these growing voices, prominent voices Michael Rubin and the Democratic Party who are equivocating who are making excuses there. Even repeating talking points from this terrorist organization. How did we get here? Well, this is what happens. Larry. When you put American partisan polemics above reality on the ground, everything has become political. Everything has become a national security football to kick about, and that has made America and its allies far worse. This isn't just about Israel anymore. It spans the entire globe when it comes to U. S foreign policy, and something is really off the marks. I mean, if you considered Jimmy Carter His policy would be considered right wing white supremacist Nowadays by the bulk of the Democratic Party. We've shifted that far to the left. Is it? Is there this trump derangement syndrome. Perhaps that's motivating this because President Trump certainly prioritized our allegiance with the Netanyahu government and the state of Israel, he was able to orchestrate the The Abraham accords is has it reached this point where if Trump was pro Israel, that means Democrats because they're anti trump have to also be anti Israel? Well, that certainly is the case Larry when it comes to the progressive camp within the Democratic Party, but unfortunately, Biden is Is willing to simply sit back and allow the most aggressive voice is the most partisan voices within the party. The finest foreign policy and it doesn't seem like Jake Sullivan or Tony Blinken, the national security advisor and the secretary of state, respectively. Really care to oppose them. I'm beginning to think that for all the moderate rhetoric That we hear coming from some of the top Biden administration officials. That's just a cover for a much more radical policy, which they're pursuing it. It's not evidence based. Well, let's peel that back a little more Michel River because you mentioned Biden, Sullivan and Blinken and we got to talk about where they've been spending so much of their foreign policy energies that's with Vienna and his and figuring out a way to further enrich the government of Iran. Is, there is, Is there a connection between the government of Iran, the mullah's and on Hamas? Well, Absolutely, there is. I mean, on the last day of the Muslim month of Ramadan on the last Friday, there's something called Coots Day, which is something that Ayatollah Khomeini created about 40 years ago. And that's where we get some of the harshest rhetoric coming out of Iran. And when we look at the outburst of violence, which happened In Israel and the Palestinians targeted. It coincided with the school's day it was clear that Khamenei had given the Iran the Gazans, Hamas, the Palestinians. More broadly, a green light. We can't ignore the sort of incitement And and that leads us to this latest debate Aceto whether the U. S government should make good on its promise Tol Pa fund Israel in their defensive capabilities for Iron Dome, but also for offensive capabilities. I mean, there's they're they're good defense is having offense and having offensive weapons to kill your enemy. That's what they're there for. We're hearing that we shouldn't contribute anymore to the state of Israel. We keep hearing all American dollars are paying for missiles that are killing Ah, Children in the Gaza Strip. What should our policy being? How do you respond to that? Well, if we signal to anyone that we don't defend our allies That's when we signal on our own green light for further aggression to occur. This isn't just about the Israel and the Palestinians. If we want to go back to the Truman administration, Larry it was, I think Dean Acheson speech where he defined the Americas defensive perimeter, and they left out South Korea that the North Korean solid a green light to invade and that led to a costly war. We've got to learn the lessons of history. Unfortunately, it seems that top officials within the Bible administration just wanna navel gaze. And ignore any sort of history or fact. Great point. Finally, Michael Rubin whatever is going on in Vienna right now, with the discussions of loosening sanctions against Iran in and possibly moving toward a reduction of the Iran nuclear deal under President Obama and Senator Cruz on last week, who was quite outspoken against it, And he said anything that they're doing over there has to clear the Senate. Is that your view of this or there's some international agreements with regard to sanctions that they could engineer and bypass the U. S. Senate. No, that That's my feeling and look that Biden administration can try toe bypass the Senate, just like the Obama administration did bypass treaty ratification. But then you're just setting ourselves up for a fact that whenever a new administration comes, they're going to backtrack on any agreements. And even though I think that Iranian nuclear deal is a horrible deal on its face, the fact that matter is it would be bad for the United States for a reputational damage. If we simply start by passing the Senate, you know, the founding fathers had a very wise idea. We shouldn't dispense with all the checks and balances that they had it within the constitutional process. I'll say he's resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is Michael Rubin. Always good to hear from you, Michael. Thank you for joining us today. Thanks, Larry. And Good luck with the new time slot. Thank you, You know, wake up with us. I I'm up that that early anyway, it's George having two young kids, I'll be checking on you. All right. Okay. 4 15 now, w E mail, traffic.
"dean acheson" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"By now for the O'Reilly Update message of the day pressing the issue. Donald Trump despises the national media. We all know that he believes it's hatred of him. Legend. Massive corruption is false stories often based on fallacious anonymous sources. Brutalized his administration. He is correct in that assessment. Historical fact is this never before in America has a president been his vilified is Trump However, most chief executives also low their critics but did not confront dishonest press coverage. As publicly as Mr Trump has Harry Truman hated many American media people. Private letter to his secretary of state Dean Acheson, Truman wrote quote. We have men in this day and age who are prostitutes of the mind? They sell their ability to write articles, which will be so worded as to mislead people who read them. His news. Prostitutes of the mind are skillful purveyors of character assassination and the theft of good names of public man and private citizens to they are the lowest form off fief and criminal unquote. Give them hell, Harry. Any disagreement alert. Americans know that most of the media is no longer in business to seek honest information. The corporations that own the national press pretty much dictate how the news will be covered. Studies show that about 90% of report Taj on President Trump was negative. Approximately 65% of the coverage of President Biden so far has been positive. In fact, most of the national press likes Biden and lows Trump so the stats are now to surprise. In 2000 and eight President Bush. The elder, Certainly not a bomb thrower wrote me a letter that said this about the national press quote. I think there is clear favoritism for the liberals and for the Democrats. Of course, I may be biased because some like the New York Times, they are the worst. Mercilessly hammer the president all the time. Of course, George W. Bush was the president. There's no question that Trump Truman ambush are correct. Left controls the national media, and if you want to participate, you have to promote liberalism in your job. It's a simple as that. Of course that erodes freedom. Because the American citizenry is not getting fact based reporting in order to make responsible decisions. Propaganda now rules in the good old U. S. A. The United States was founded on the principle that individuals should be able to live their lives free of tyranny. But today massive corporations have imposed media dishonesty on we, the people. Will they pay a price for that? Maybe..
"dean acheson" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Which is kind of amazing for a man who had his previous job was a stand up comic. Hey, could do with some assistance from the West. That is explicit as to what will happen. If Putin does this, then we will do that he could use that were not forthcoming about it. Wanna go back to China from my last question. Matt President Ji said. Oh, not us. We're never gonna expand. We're not going to be aggressors. It's nothing to see here. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. They are threatening Taiwan every single day. And the Commander of U S. Pacific Command, Indo Pacific Command said. Look, it's a three year proposition. Maybe a six year property I've given it could be a three week proposition Has the United States made clear enough in your mind that it will take active measures to determine invasion of Taiwan? Well, no because the policy has been for decades that of strategic ambiguity and that we know we recognize that the one China policy we support Taiwan, but we don't support it its independence at least technically now. What's interesting, though, is a bite him has been making some moves under the radar. That show, I think are growing alliance with an independent Taiwan and such as the mission of where he sent his friend. You know, former Senator Chris Dodd there just last week he's increased those Person to person contact, which were of great annoyance to Beijing. But in terms of actually saying that this will be the red line that actually is taking a bond, Taiwan we will come to his defense now that hasn't happened yet. And you know, just again, the more broadly and the supplies to Ukraine as well. Q. War start when the aggressor thinks he has a chance, right? And so the way to prevent him from thinking that he has a chance is to be absolutely strong and clear. About what we're willing to do to defend these kind of beleaguered democracies. But let's underscore that the famous Dean Acheson faux pas was to define American national security interest is not including the Korean Peninsula. Not there after long thereafter. Stalin OK North Korea's invasion, the North Korean South Korean war ensued. It came to a stalemate after many years We weren't clear if we're clear about Taiwan and Ukraine and what follows. That won't happen. What are the odds of Joe Biden being clear? Not great, but then again, it just look at that summit issue. I think the first step right now is to say there will be no summit as long as this build up on the Ukrainian border continues and as long as Alexei Navalny is close to death. In a Russian prison hospital. I mean, that there used to be clear demands right now. Biden is willing to give away the store for very little, and I think we see that not not in Dutchess and Russia were also see it in Iran. Also see it in the Palestinian territories. And we see it in Afghanistan, where he overrules the advice of his generals and his secretary of defense because he wants to refight the 2009 debate over the surge in Afghanistan, So no, I don't think the odds of clear Strong positions on these issues from Joe Biden is very great. All great. None dare call it appeasement, but that's what it is, Matt.
"dean acheson" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"7 38. It's Saturday Morning update. I'm Ricky Fowler. Thank you for being with us Stand would like Thank Tony Shaeffer for joining us every weekend. Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaper is the author of Operation Dark Heart. He is the president of the London Center for Policy Research and the host of their podcast Thought to action. Tony. Good morning. Hey, Good morning, Rick. Always great to join you. Well, you know, under the Trump administration, North Korea was quiet. Iran was quiet. Russia was quiet. All three of them have been making noise. Recently. President Biden called Vladimir Putin a killer last month. Now Putin is really acting up. The Daily Mail calls it a threat to the West. What is Russia up to So it's all length and I'm pledges started with Russia. Putin is many things and one of them is being a thug and thugs don't react well to being essentially called out if they think that the person calling them out is Not gonna actually do anything to stop them, and I think that's what we're seeing. In Ukraine. The Russians have stepped up their subversion. Aziz, many folks know they moved aggressively into areas of Ukraine using special operations forces that's expanded now they're actually considering the use of conventional forces. I do believe Record. This is all related to the perception that this is more cover this morning. Second, but the perception that despite the great military might of the United States and the number of commitments we've made to the Ukrainians, One of which was actually arming the Ukrainians under the Trump administration. Getting a little aide Putin is counting on Biden not having any Substantial response to the aggression on. I think that's what's different, and that's why we see the problems of the border. And that's why we see this trend and other parts of the world or aggressors are recognizing that Hey, the United States is still the greatest note most hair color and hurt. But if the person in charge not willing to use that might any folks to effective way? Katie bar the door. It's time to go do what you want to do. And Putin's always had the goal of increasing his influence and access to Ukraine, based on it being part of the old being one of the former members of Soviet Union Well, it's more than just a verbal threat. The Daily Mail is reporting that Russia has surrounded Ukraine's border with troops, tanks and missile launchers after threatening quote, full scale combat operations. I guess we're sending warships. But what more do we do at this point? Well, the the several things we could do, and those have to do with reinforcing some of the specific grants of aid military exercises actually bringing in other elements of native one of the things that the mission this morning is Nevil Chamberlain Nevil Chamberlain was famous for appeasement, The more you appease them, or you simply Say things back off. The more likely it is that something is going to go wrong. And Victor David Hanson. I was actually washing away the videos last night regarding the Second World War, and he pointed out that much of the bellicose language isn't Trump made wasn't really going to start a war. It's the week language from individuals and in the administration's that Essentially a soft language like April Glaspie talking to Saddam Hussein under the under the Bush administration where, basically it was like, Yeah, we don't care about what you do with Kuwait to Saddam Hussein. Same with Dean Acheson right after World War two when he made a comment at a conference that we didn't care about what happened on the South Korean Peninsula, it's the week language that results in aggressors like Putin. We know he's a great aggressive, you know, you know if you don't if you don't actually do something, or say something. You're going to act on the perception of weakness. Speaking of aggressors, China Here's a press release from the State Department and I'm just gonna hit a couple sentences from the first paragraph. The Department of State has issued new guidelines for US government interaction with Taiwan counterpoints counterparts to encourage US government engagement with Taiwan that reflects our deepening unofficial relationship. Um, we want to provide clarity throughout the executive branch on effective Implementation of our one China policy. Translate that into English force. Yeah, Taiwanese toast looked one China policy is what China wants. China PRC, The People's Republic of China, the Chinese Communist Party, want to dominate the region and recoup all the the territories to include Taiwan that they believe is rightfully theirs. So Taiwan. The Republic of China. Eyes been inconvenient roadblock within that. So that statement is to me similar to something being, Addison said to allow the North Koreans to invade South Korea. This is that's how bad it is. And I know people are gonna look at that. And listen to that and say, Well, it's very It's very timid. Well, that's what That's what community does, and we already know that the Chinese have had a clear military objectives to dominate the Pacific Rim. We know there's buildups. Uh, within China, looking at their options for a conventional, uh, potential invasion of Taiwan, so Rickets. I got to tell you what you know we're not even a quarter into the Biden administration and this this chain of weakness. It's kind of contradiction, but these link things altogether. You know, the more weakness, Biden shows. More likelihood of an aggressor like China, doing something against my will. I think that language State Department clearly opens that door. The Tony America's back. Come on. Yeah. Come on, man. Come on. We're back. Watching the world burn that back to leading from behind, right? Yeah. All right. What? What do you have on the podcast this week? So we're doing a number of things on woke, woke, culture will be doing and, uh, something next week special on the Supreme Court packing. That's another year old Joe Biden. Special that's going you. Yeah, we'll be going to talk about what that that may mean. By the way, I think people have already seen Joe Biden just a few years ago, said it was it was against all good order to consider packing the court. But now here he is, So it's a good look for that next week on Dr Accident.
"dean acheson" Discussed on Frequencia Urbana Podcast
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"dean acheson" Discussed on KGO 810
"The last four years have been the longer than the 1st 11. But I remember he had just said something shocking and he came on our show the next day, and I said Donald, who do you know close to you that that's a good adviser. You can listen to whose advice you can take whenever you have to make a tough decision because they know I had three people when I was a 31 year old member of Congress, and my rule was if these three people told me not to do something I didn't do it. Would sit there and I would have to convince them. I always I told my chief of staff early on I got there. I was young. I didn't know anybody in Washington. I called in my chief of staff, and I said I've hired you because, you know, speaking of personnel, you've been in Washington. You know the best people to get when I said, your job is to make me the dumbest guy in the room in every meeting we have, and he laughed. And I said, Well, it's not gonna be that easy, but Make me that. I always need to be learning. I always have to have smart people around me. I always need people Day helped guide me What I found with Truman reading this in researching this book and writing this book is That Truman did, in effect the same thing. He kept the best people around him. A lot of them were holdovers from FDR, but he kept the best people around him. And when they came and gave him advice is you saw the book. Atkinson would draft something up. Henderson would draft they would bring it over. And criminal read and say, OK, get it done and hand it back to him, And that's that's what I really appreciated about. Harry Truman on his decision making is that he didn't think he was the smartest guy in the round and I will say this and I know I always get in trouble when I say this, but We had two presidents now in a row who have always thought they were the smartest guys in the room on. I only say that because I knew quite a few people who worked for President Obama. They were in President Obama's Cabinet. A lot of Democratic senators, senior senators who said he always believed he was the smartest guy in the room. He's a brilliant guy, but you just never want a president who's always thinking they're smarter than the generals. They're smarter than the diplomats. They're smarter than the economic advisers. You want a president who takes in information and is willing to defer and that's something that Truman was able to do. And I'm not so sure that our three presidents of the 21st century were Quite is good at doing it. Let's talk about the break between Marshall and Truman because it's my actual favorite part of the big the chapter on the creation of the state of Israel. Why is the recognition of Israel's such a bitter break? And how did they get past it? Well, that was really shocking, wasn't it? I mean, especially General Marshall's. Diary entry. So so Harry Truman had been considering the recognition of Israel. Um, but the State Department was violently against it. Harriman was against it. A Marshall was against it. It really was Harry Truman. I just said that Harry Truman, in most instances would differ. The people around him, but in this case George Marshall on the State Department believed Dean Acheson believe this would be a nightmare for the United States foreign policy it would be disastrous in the Middle East. One of their concerns at the time was that The Soviet Union and Stalin had designs not only on Turkey and Greece but also on Iran because they needed the oil. In Iran. And so Marshall tried to explain that if we recognized an independent state of Israel that it would have severe consequences for the United States that the Arab world would turn on us in an instant on that we would be handing the Soviet Union a great advantage, Truman listen. But it's very interesting that we always hear that he was a failed failed habit. Asher. Uh, well, his partner. In that effort, Eddie Jacobson had come to the White House. And he actually lobbied him that known in all the years. I've known him since World War one when they fought together, and he lobbied him to support Israel T O away in. Truman gave his word, and Truman was not going to back down from that word. But you talk about the diary entries and It was obvious reading Truman's diaries that he was he was Almost heart broke to be to be in the sort of conflict that he was in with George Marshall because he respected marshal more than any other person in Washington, D C. But But Marshall was Marshall was so concerned about this policy that he went home and wrote in his diary that He did not vote in elections. But if he did vote in elections, and if Harry Truman followed through with this recognition of Israel that he would vote against Harry Truman in the next election, which you read it, and it jumps off the page. You think about everything that these two leaders had been through over the past several years, and it really was shocking but been trimmed by Truman followed through and it took him all of 11 minutes after the recognition of Israel for the United States to recognize Israel is well on do that guaranteed that guaranteed The existence of Israel on behalf of the Common West Club of California. Thank.
"dean acheson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"We have learned recently that if we are going to be a successful on competitive internationally in the global economy, we do need to access the skills base that exists outside this country across the world. And also, finally, if we're going to have successful public services, we need to be able to bring people in to support those as we've learned to the pandemic. So briefly time to get up. If that is the case If we want to strike trade deals with countries, including India, are we likely to open the door to 80,000 visas for students and bigger visas for people who want to come from a country like India to work in the U. K. Well, I hope so. That's certainly the thrust of a report that Foreign Affairs Committee put out under my chairmanship a year or two ago that we need to find better ways of opening up the visa system and better ways of opening up. The ability of people to come from abroad. And I agree with Simon that there are, of course, every country in Europe has a distinct identity. And this isn't about whether or not Francis better than Germany was better than Britain or whatever. It's simply a recognition that the nature of migration in the UK and the nature of immigration, U K means that our connections to various countries in the world Happened to be through family very often closer to those in Europe. Now, I say that is somebody whose mother is French and his wife, his friends. So you know, I'm not representative of that. But the truth is that many Brits have a much closer connection to countries like Canada or India when they do too many countries in Europe some of phrases just to bring it back to that question of identity. You talked about the difficulties of building coalitions, even on specific issues internationally on what about the internal strains that exist within the United Kingdom? Whether it's the border that they're now is post Brexit in the Irish Sea. Whether it is Scottish demands for independence. Do those make it those internal strains make it harder? For the UK to be an effective leader on the global stage. You're touching on a very important issue, which can be too easily overlooked, which is if you want to have successful foreign policy. That has to be based on successful domestic economic and social policy. You need to have a successful society, which projects confidence and attraction around the world. And after Brexit, you know the country has been very divided. Now. People still have very different views on Brexit. But I think there is a recognition that we all need now to come together and do the best we can. But they were very significant issues in particular around the future of the union. The nations and with I would I don't But the moment particularly Scotland, given the elections, which are coming up in May, which we're going to continue to put a huge strain on on that unity, Tom together is that something that we should perhaps be more concerned about then is currently being discussed. Well, I think that sun is absolutely right. The foreign policy is only a reflection off domestic policy. In fact, it goes both ways. Foreign policy is is the way that you shape the world so that your domestic policy is successful. And the truth is that the UK has been through a rough few years, and that's no great secret. And so what we really do need to do is to end this constitutional gymnastics that we've seen and move on. To a more stable footing because only by doing that will be able to build up the partnerships that we need a broad and calm the situation at home so that we can achieve the prosperity that we know that the British people of seeking This is I think it's eminently achievable, but it does require a real focus on investment home. Hello, Mom. Bismarck. There is that rather well worn quote from Dean Acheson, who was a U. S. Secretary state just after the second World War, where he said Britain lost an empire but failed to find a role. In 2021. Is there a danger that the UK still has delusions of grandeur? That's a hard question at the end, you know, Um, well, um, the UK as such? No. Some proponents of government policy. Yes. And I also think, and that's so That's why I really enjoyed this conversation. There is so much noise and so much rhetoric out there which actually poisons perceptions internationally. And then when you look close and speak to the actual stakeholders, you realize that a lot of this is just noise. But the point is noise has consequences on that's something I would just if I were, as you said at the beginning of the program If I were marketing consultant. That's something I would advise. I don't think it is realized in the UK how much certain rhetoric which is I think designed to play to the domestic audience actually really, really hurts Britain's reputation in the world, especially in Europe. So if we could just turn that down a little bit, I think it would really hope, starting with the buccaneering of the dominating the world race. I'm thinking that I'm going to give you a chance to if you like. Take the credit or whatever it is you like to do. It responds to that, but also just to project forward 10 years and imagine the UK standing on the world stage, then Where will it be? What will its relationships look like? I think it makes a very valid point. And I think we've got to build into a future that that does actually respect the opinions of others as well. And I think those people do that. Yes, there are a few strident voices that that that's the nature of politics. I'm afraid But I think in the next in the next decade or so, we're going to find ourselves much more calmly looking out of the world with partnerships built up in different ways and empowered G seven perhaps even a G 10 by that point More active commonwealth with the more engaged India. I think we'll find ourselves in a very peaceful new cooperative relationship with the European Union, where some areas that weren't discussed in this latest round of talks will by then have been settled..
"dean acheson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"I call them my chief of staff, and I said I've hired you because, you know, speaking of personnel, you've been in Washington. You know the best people to get when I said, your job is to make me the dumbest guy in the room in every meeting we have, and he laughed, and I said, well, It's not gonna be that easy. But maybe that I always need to be learning. I always have to have smart people around me. I always need people. They helped guide me What I found with Truman reading this in researching this book and writing this book is Good. Truman did, in effect the same thing. He kept the best people around him. A lot of them were holdovers from FDR, but he kept the best people around him. And when they came and gave him advice is you saw the book. Atkinson would draft something up. Henderson would draft something would bring it over and Truman would read and say, OK, get it done and hand it back to him. And that's that's what I really appreciated about Harry Truman on his decision making is that he didn't think he was the smartest guy in the round. And I will say this and I know I always get in trouble when I say this, but We had two presidents now in a row who have always thought they were the smartest guys in the room on. I only say that because I knew quite a few people who worked for President Obama. They were in President Obama's Cabinet. A lot of Democratic senators senior senators who said he always believed he was the smartest guy in the room. He was brilliant guy, but you just never want a president who's always thinking they're smarter than the generals. They're smarter than the diplomats. They're smarter than the economic adviser. If you want a president who takes in information and is willing to defer and that's something that Truman was able to do, and I'm not so sure that our three presidents in the 21st century were Quite is good at doing it. Let's talk about the break between Marshall and Truman because it's my actual favorite part of the big the chapter on the creation of the state of Israel. Why is the recognition of Israel's such a bitter break? And how did they get past it? Well, that was really shocking, wasn't it? I mean, especially General Marshall's diary entry. So so Harry Truman had been considering the recognition of Israel. Um, but the State Department was violently against it. Harriman was against it. Marshall was against it. It really was Harry Truman. I just said that Harry Truman, in most instances would defer to the people around him. But in this case Uh, George Marshall on the State Department believed Dean Acheson believe this would be a nightmare. For the United States foreign policy, it would be disastrous in the Middle East. One of their concerns at the time was that the Soviet Union and Stalin had designed subtly on Turkey. And Greece but also on Iran because they needed the oil. In Iran. And so Marshall tried to explain that if we recognized an independent state of Israel that it would have severe consequences for the United States. That the Arab world would turn on us in an instant on that we would be handing the Soviet Union a great advantage. Truman listen, but it's very interesting that We always hear that he was a failed failed habit. Asher, well, his partner in in that effort, Eddie Jacobson had come to the White House. And he actually lobbied him and known in all the years and noting since World War one when they fought together. And he lobbied him to support Israel T O away in. Truman gave his word, and Truman was not going to back down from that word. But you talk about the diary entries and It was obvious reading Truman's diaries that he was he was Almost heartbroken to be to be in the sort of conflict that he was in with George Marshall because he respected marshal more than any other person in Washington, D. C. But But Marshall was Marshall was so concerned about this policy that he went home and wrote in his diary that He did not vote in elections. But if he did vote in elections, and if Harry Truman followed through with this recognition of Israel that he would vote against Harry Truman In the next election, which you read it and it jumps off the page. You think about everything that these two leaders had been through over the past several years. And it really was shocking. My bedroom by Truman followed through and it took him all of 11 minutes after the recognition of Israel for the United States to recognize Israel as well. On do that. Guaranteed that guaranteed the existence of Israel on behalf of the Common West Club of California. Thank you for coming to share your book with us. But I am so sorry. I'm out of time from praising your book. So you please my friends go to the Commonwealth Club website to look at our coming programs. They are interesting, important. And I love this community. Thank you. Just Garber. Thank you. Commonwealth Club.
"dean acheson" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Fit in with that sense of unreality of kind of like this. The sense of there's been this sort of weird like time displacement vibe that the trump years Has has given us where people talk about how you know the weeks feel like months and the months feel like years and all that, I think is part of that sense. That this is not normal that this is not something that really could be happening on DH. So I think fiction was the natural outlet for for that, even though we sort of quickly move beyond it. Well, speaking of quickly and speaking of abnormal, Campos, the usual pattern with books about a certain you know, a particular in administration is that people leave office, their cabinets, you know, disband and maybe 5 10. Years later, someone in retirement, writes a memoir. You know, Dean Acheson will write present at the creation. Now you have in this administration people writing memoirs, You know, sort of two minutes. And tell alls out the door. What do you make of that? And to what extent? Did you devote yourself to reading those kind of quickie tell all memoirs from people who were in the Trump Circle and left. Remember how Insane. It seemed when George Stephanopoulos wrote his memoir of the Clinton years, while Clinton was still in office. I mean, with his huge controversy, right about about how you know how dare he do that, and he was Sort of exiles from from Clinton world for a long time. That is just now, you know absolutely like you know you the moment you're fired, or you resign. You like go straight to the literary agency and And so I I didn't try to read a lot of those books. I didn't read all of them as soon as they were out. You know, I sort of you know, came to others later on, and there's a certain urgency and immediacy with them. That I think is great is helpful. They sort of Give you a new instant sense of what it was like inside. Um, but I think that also makes them a little You know what's the word? It makes them feel? Um, ephemeral, right? It makes them it makes them feel like they know they ain't gonna last very long and they'll be superseded by just the next No immediate insider Tell all memoir of the Trump Administration. Also with all these books, they they just make you you know, they obviously present themselves in the best possible light. Everyone is the hero of their own story. And and, of course, all those stories can't be consistently happy. Can't be exactly true. I was going to say like, Did you get this kind of Rashomon like experience where you're like, okay, and now we're switching the angle and see this particular meeting from this person's point of view. There was a lot of that. In fact, there were there was even one particular meeting of Trump. Early on in the presidency, meeting at the Pentagon with a bunch of senior officials who are basically staging an intervention, trying to get him to see the world their way and multiple books, including insider Memoirs but also journalistic accounts of of of the early Trump period did the same thing you know, they just all obsessed with, you know, one meeting or one moment or or one conversation, and you put them all together and you basically get like a running transcript of of the Of the meeting. It sort of feels almost cinematic. There's a longing in your introduction where you say individually these books try to show us a way forward. Collectively, they show how we're stuck. What did you mean by that? When I met with that is that I think a lot of the books of the trump era reflect The very same blind spots and Sort of failures of imagination that that gave us Trump and Trump ism in the first place, so People. Plain to all these stories on all these accounts, their own blinders, you know, so all the political scientists, you know, say this is the death of democracy. The philosopher stays death of truth. The international estates. You know, stuff of alliances and historians, of course, just say, you know, we've been here before we way we've always seen this and so You also see People finding validation for their long held beliefs and fairies about the world in Trump. And that's everyone from Naomi Klein, whose book No, is Not enough, You know, says Look, Trump is just proof of everything I've been saying all along. Teo, your colleague at the Times, James plenty Wasa Kuroda really entertaining book called Audience of one. Where he says, you know, Trump is is the ultimate television character and is proof of all the things I've been writing about TV culture for for decades. And so Doesn't mean they're all wrong. It just means that you know, there's there's an easy tendency to, um to retreat into familiar arguments when it comes to evaluating this period. And also, frankly, to just speak to the converted to speak to whatever silo you're in a lot of the books that came out of what I call sort of generally resistance writing. Fall into that category. You know they are there entirely inward looking, um, they they look at Trump and see a broken moral compass and therefore assume that you know, there's always points North. And so I found that a little worrisome. You're coming to this book, probably with your own lens. You're a recent immigrant and new new citizen, rather not a recent immigrant, But newly on dure background is largely in foreign policy. Did you find yourself kind of looking at things through your own lens and lens? And did you try to resist that in your assessment? I'm sure that I did. I'll leave it to to. You know, critics and reviewers who are having at the book Tio. Identify my my lenses. I think that Certainly I came to United States as a child, but only recently became an American citizen. 2016 was the first election that I was able to vote. Um, And so I think that that's certainly has to have an impact on how I how I see this this period. How I certainly how I Read books about the immigration debates of this time, but I also think that Becoming a citizen, you know, immigrating to a new country. Becoming a citizen is sort of an act of faith. I think in And and whatever it is, the place that you're going to write is Is this this notion that you have confidence in the experiment that suddenly you're part of On DH. So I think underlying. Maybe my writing of of this book is a sense of Of Faith in the American experiment, Faith that you know, despite all the mayhem and all the fighting and all the controversy That That that that that takes you someplace, But I also think my You know is that's just one identity, right? I think we all carry multiple identities that come to the fore in different moments. My faith, not just in America, but in reading, I think was significant in my writing this book on they paused his program where it is on, Go live now to a woman's Lindelof for Delaware for remarks by Joe Biden Joining him one stage Senator Kamala Harris, My fellow Americans. We don't have a final declaration of victory yet. But the numbers tell us it's clear..
"dean acheson" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"But virtually none requires. The whole idea of a core curriculum is increasingly a relic. Uh, show again. What I wanted to do was provide something that didn't assume background. It's not written necessarily for people who decide the major our focus in this area. But the person and the young man who in some ways kindled my interest in this book was a computer sciences major. I've instructed he was gonna leave Stanford and the unexposed to this world that was going to so fundamentally affect his life. Think about it, David. Anyone in college? Now he or she is going to essentially little light that will track or parallel the 21st century. You've got to know it and think of where we are. We're living with covert 19. We went through 9 11 climate changes. Ah, daily reality of phenomenon. So the world matters globalization. Zor reality. It's not a choice, but how We respond to it. That's the choice. But my interest again is to make sure that the nature of that response if it's a choice becomes an informed choice. So your last book was a book that was made into an HBO documentary s O. That book was about the complications of the world. This book is that going to be made into a documentary as well, We're discussing it, so I think there's a good chance it will be again. The last book, a world in disarray. Meant to throw things for the world was beginning to unravel. I never thought I'd be considered an optimist because things have gotten even worse than I anticipated. 3.5 4 years ago again this book the This documentary Assuming that happens, we'll be in some ways more consistent with being a primer. It will probably take three or 45 issues and really give people a better understanding of why they matter what kinds of decisions need to be made, whether the consequences and so forth, So let's take since World War two Foreign policy decisions made by the United States. What would you say the two or three best foreign policy decisions made by United States government in the last 50 or 60 years or so and maybe the two or three worst? I think the best decisions many of them were made right after World War two. It's interesting. Dean Acheson Truman, Second secretary of state and modestly titled his memoir Present at the creation, but actually turned out to be pretty fair. You had the Marshall Plan. You had NATO and the alliance system you had to standing up of all the institutions, the multilateral institutions around the world, the doctrine of containment. That was really a compass for four decades of ofthe Cold war. So I think so many of the policies that were developed and then followed after beginning in the Truman administration were largely embraced by by all of Truman's successors. I think any one of those could be on the list of AA of really good policies. And also those point that I think some of the things done by my former boss, President Bush 41. I thought the way he handled the deft handling of the end of the Cold War, a peaceful land with a unified Germany and NATO was a rather extraordinary accomplishment. I also thought the way the marshal the world to resist the Iraqi invasion and conquest of Kuwait was a textbook case of how multilateralism cook can't succeed in a modern world. You ask me the worst. Policies, but they all have in common is they were wars of choice. They weren't wars that we had to fight. Their wars that we chose to Vietnam would clearly be on the list. The 2003 Iraq war would be on the list and Korea would be on the list, not in the sense of the initial resistance in June 50 to the Korean invasion of the South, but rather the fateful decision by Truman and MacArthur and probably was the worst decision of Truman's presidency to go north of the 38. Hello and try to Rio unify the entire peninsula by force, something that not only fail but brought in Chinese. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops and tens of thousands of Americans died in the process. So if you look back on, the people have been secretary of State or secretary defense for national adviser otherwise involved in national city policy making over the last 50 or 60 years. Who would you say, has been the real leaders of stars of people You admire the most. The few I would mention I've already mentioned at Yusan and Marshall the initial post war once I think they were real giants. I think Henry Kissinger was the great scholar practitioner of the modern Europe and I think more recently, you'd have to say Jim Bakker was extraordinarily effective. Given Ah, his political skills is negotiating skills, the tightness of his relationship a swell with the president. And Nash, Security advisor. Well, I've got the consensus pick French Scowcroft. I was lucky enough to work with Brent for four years. That's a critical job where it's you've got to balance two very different roles. You've got to be a dispenser of due process and honest broker someone to make sure the president's well served or positions were brought to him. There's discipline, decision making discipline implementation. That's one hat and then secondly, you've got to be a counselor or an advise. To the president and often that second hat gets in the way of the first. So some people have been good at one or or the other part of the job, Brett, I think was better than anyone and both dimensions of the of the job. So whoever the next president of states is, let's suppose that person on January 20th calls you up and says, I'm going to be going to inaugural parties tonight, but I have an hour or so to really get up to speed on some issues. And I'd like your advice Richard on how to deal with the biggest Challenges I'm going to face in each of these areas, so let's quickly go through these areas. So if the next president said, what is the biggest challenge I'm gonna have over the next year or two in Europe? What would you say The biggest challenges in Europe Well, biggest challenge is to repair America's alliances. It's relationships of its NATO partners. But if we do that, David back, use this a basis for dealing with European security issues like Russia and also with global issues, So I would say the big priority in Europe. Is to is to repair the NATO alliance to rebuild trust to really establish consultations between the United States and its most important allies. Okay, Richard suppose the president says, Well, what's the biggest challenge is going to face in the Middle East, which of course, includes lots of different areas now, but you have one or two challenges. You wouldn't tell the president. He should worry about the Middle East with an extraordinary range of challenges. I would say the most pressing one is Iran. Iran is beginning, Tio. Move out of the confines of the 2015 nuclear agreement. It's not a status quo power. So I would basically say negotiating a follow on agreement with Iran to extend the limits on its nuclear activities. I would put that at the top of the then I would think about how to push back against certain Iranian efforts around the region, but also you inherit any number of failed states in Syria in Yemen and Libya, and that's AH potential failed states. So the middle A statement was is and will be the least stable, these successful part of the world, So I think that when I would talk to the president about what would it be what we usually do without trying to do too much. We're not going to transform the region. We're not going to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Any times we don't want it just take all the oxygen out of the room of American foreign policy, But we also don't want under reach her do to little so I wouldn't say that's a nuanced conversation..
"dean acheson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
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"dean acheson" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Vote for President Johnson on November third the stakes are too high for you to stay home for not exactly so but it was a tremendously effective political ad Goldwater did score some points off Johnson on foreign policy on Johnson's alleged timidity in the face of communist provocation most notably cold water turned to Johnson for not responding forcefully to Viet Cong and north Vietnamese brutality in South Vietnam why aren't you doing more to spend our south Vietnamese allies now in light of the fact that Johnson just chills cold water in the greatest electoral triumph in history up to that point it seems ludicrous the Johnson ever really doubted whether he was gonna win that election but there were at least two pressing issues that caused him to feel that in spite of everything you might lose the very cold water might be elected president for one there was a colossal scandal involving Johnson's chief aide Walter Jenkins in October of nineteen sixty four Jenkins was caught in the men's room of the YMCA it with another man in a sexual encounter the scandal was splashed all over the newspapers this this was long before gay liberation there's no goalie in nineteen sixty four there's no Brokeback mountain in nineteen sixty four of intense homophobia in fact the American psychiatric association didn't remove the diagnosis of homosexuality from its diagnostic and statistical manual list of mental illnesses until nineteen seventy three that's obscene but it's true and if you look at the press at the time not only do commentators just reviled Jenkins for his alleged perversion but they go on and on about how he's a security risk how we susceptible to blackmail virtually every story run on this affair asked to what extent has American security been compromised what other security risks this Johnson have in his government Johnson's campaign slogan all the way with LBJ acquired a new went on socks or connotation Goldwater came up with the slogan LBJ for moral decay and this is just a month before the election the other issue is more difficult to sum up Goldwater's crowds when he came to town to speak or hysterically adoring he was treated like a rock star the crowds may only represent a small minority of white right wing Americans but they were misinterpreted by a lot of pundits and quite a few members of Johnson's own staff as representative of a larger ground swell for Barry Goldwater the fact is Goldwater was handsome and commanding he was a skilled speaker with a feel for the well chosen phrase moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue and Lyndon Johnson had to come to terms with the fact that he Lyndon Johnson was just about the most about the least the least charismatic man ever to run for president although I might have to amend that statement a future lectures but for now open a channel I know it's maddening to try to boil politics down to something as ephemeral as personality but this was an issue with Johnson it's been an issue for historians dealing with Johnson it frequently affects scholarly judgment Johnson once said to a former secretary of state dean Acheson in nineteen sixty seven what about more for negroes in any president Lincoln but I'm more for the elderly than any president in history of taking millions of people out of poverty dammit dean why don't people like me and quote and Acheson replied quote because Mister president you are not very likable ma'am and crossed it's true he wasn't he just wasn't some of us just aren't this is the way it is and some of the most touching quotes you run across from Johnson has to do with his enormous in security his need to be liked if you listen to the Johnson White House tapes for this lengthy conversations with a press secretary George reading in which she talks about how poorly he comes across he describes himself as a heck in a freckle belly and would surrounded by all these glittering ivy league Kennedy people and the really sad thing is he wasn't far wrong in terms of how we came across to many people he just rubbed a lot of people the wrong way he was a big gross overbearing sweaty person that's just the way he was Dave Barry the humorist of service on a recent book of his quote Lyndon Johnson trying his darnedest by means of looking somber to the point of intestinal comp discomfort to convey integrity but nevertheless made you think immediately of the large comically dishonest Warner brothers cartoon rooster foghorn Leghorn and quot as some of you know Johnson taped on his telephone conversations while he was president I like to play a few minutes not from a telephone conversation he had with his the Taylor certain Mr Hagar from August of nineteen sixty four this comes from a documentary about Johnson and unfortunately the makers of this documentary had actor standing in for the people speaking on the tape it's very distracting the actor standing for Johnson doesn't look anything like Johnson but this is Johnson actual voice circle August nineteen sixty four I'm not saying Johnson was drunk when he made this call I'm saying I hope he was drunk yeah we all made me some Marino all right wait five.
"dean acheson" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"America and its allies responded and. again so far so good and then Harry Truman the president his aides said when you're going to go to Congress for war declaration just since our audience member here rightly said as FDR had done in nineteen forty two nineteen forty three and turn on who might otherwise lan for many reasons not all. I'm not going to go to Congress fast for word declaration. because it's nineteen fifty there are a lot of fights in Congress I have to you know run a. turn campaign this fall and it's going to do is arouse problems for me and the administration I'm just going to go ahead and send troops to defend South Korea and I don't think anyone's going to object one call to the police action and Truman agree you found out your book something very interesting that why did we actually have the Korean War in the sense of the north Koreans invaded the south but that's not because they were led to believe by Truman or his secretary state that we wouldn't respond. reason was a bird groups that was made by our secretary of state dean Acheson who in January nineteen fifty give a speech at the national Press Club implying rats South Korea might fall outside our defense perimeter and you know fairly suggesting perhaps to the other side why not try to grab South Korea and test the principal and you know if we were wrong and we ended the Russians have any objection to the prefer could be done cheaper and effectively doing a clean and more one of the Chinese have to say about it sort of. Michael Beschloss presidential history joined by David Rudenstine of the Carlyle group. president of war show when the north Koreans invaded South Korea and we decide to pursue defense.
"dean acheson" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"The the way the deductible may apply we're back with Gordon Chang his book the coming collapse of China is there a coming collapse of China they look pretty strong despite what's going on economically but also union which and really which fooled the CIA for a number of years the problem now for season paying is that he knows that that many Chinese regimes have sailed from the outside yeah you got problems in Hong Kong is sitting on the edge of Chinese soil and what could happen is there could be contagion where people in the mainland itself have actually become inspired by what the people in Hong Kong or doing hasn't happened yet mark but it could happen and that's why I think siege of being is especially concerned about Hong Kong not a bit hung calls important in and of itself but he's also concerned about what might happen inside China because of Hong Kong and the American people should understand right that what is it now twenty two years ago Thatcher cut a deal with China that basically they leave Hong Kong its government is economic system alone and China has broken that deal haven't well they certainly have that deal was memorialized in actually in a treaty the nineteen eighty four Sino British joint declaration where Beijing promised one country two systems for autonomy for fifty years with you know Chinese communist and in this is true of communist anywhere just cannot leave things alone and that's why you have the situation all sensing liberals by the way yeah I mean it's just that this whole notion that you've got to run somebody else's life and and that is because the problems in Hong Kong there would be no problems today mark is Beijing just sort of let Hong Kong go on its own but they couldn't do it that's just the nature of that type of regime the people see what's going on this creeping fascism where they want to drag people at a Hong Kong and try them in China where they have drip by drip and trying to control their economy trying to control their government from the mainland how come he is not an internal matter for China in my opinion do you do you think so is certainly not internal I mean from a technical point of view there's this treaty that with Britain and the number of countries have endorsed that cheesy including Canada this is international matter because he we have a lot of people in Hong Kong we've got a lot of businesses we have a big stake in there and as I mentioned that is the front line of freedom so far interests are are very much involved there as senator McCain once said you know for road our our values our interests or our values and our values are our interests and whatever one thinks of McCain he certainly was right when he said that you know not saying there's a lot we can do militarily there's a lot we can do we can again the president's doing it with China also as we said just to recap the president tweeted earlier and he said look I'm open to a private meeting was she I think that's a positive step and I don't think she'll take him up on it do you I actually don't think so because I don't think the Chinese right now are in the mood to talk to the United States or anybody else in the spirit of compromise CJ going right now he's got all the incentives to stay the course which is for him a really hardline position and do you know to actually make concessions on Hong Kong that would be something that people on the mainland would see and they would then say well you know I've got my own grievances so that could be the contagion that vision thing is worried about so I think he's going to sort of keep that line which is really just very bad for China and very bad for the people of Hong Kong do you think the long knives are out for him yeah absolutely what makes you think that first of all he's disadvantage a lot of people in the Chinese political system right now the Chinese leaders are at beta ha which is a seaside resort near Beijing almost every August senior Chinese leaders including former Chinese leaders get together for about two weeks and talk about what's going on gentlemen the former leader has his roof his group in the Communist Party has been severely crippled by siege in paying you know there's a lot of indications that there are on happiness inside there from people who report on the politics of Beijing day to day we haven't seen too many symptoms of it yet but everything we know about Chinese politics points to severe distress because the regime there is doing things which don't make sense mark and when that occurs you may not know exactly what's wrong but you know something is wrong you know gene might be just moving too fast right the field slow down and wait for a Democrat administration you get a lot of what he wants yes well you know in general you know you're you put your finger on it that you know if China had just sort of let things go you know let this is the trends continue you know we would have sort of a seated to China because there are a lot of leaks in our country who were declined as who were willing to sort of give the Chinese what they want seizure paying has made it impossible to do that so we change the political conversation in our country about China and now you've got trump actually taking some really stern measures to protect ourselves and the conversation about China has completely changed decision thing and just let things alone you know we would have sort of just accepted the status quo that some favorable but fortunately we've got a president right now who is defending American interests across the board against Chinese attacks which are across the board last question what is trying to do about this this terra firma and trade situation it seems to me terms release put them in a box yeah I don't think they're any good options precision doing right now because we've got all the metrics in terms of being a much more powerful countries in China the only thing people didn't know about was political will and it seems you know president trump specially with this last round of terrorist is said to the Chinese I've got more political will then you do I've got a stronger country than you do I'm going to win and that means China does not have any options at this point except white and that may not be an option it just may be a reality right it's a reality for that date there for political system is frozen which means they can't come to terms with trump even if they wanted to but see you thing doesn't want to because his motivations are not to compromise because if he compromises he could lose everything right now I really last question and you know I've I've talked about this I'm sure others have I just haven't heard them talk about it much you know my attitude is with respect to nor cream which China is doing over there let's put the hundred nuclear warheads back in South Korea full take him let's also warn the Chinese in the north Koreans are we're gonna put missiles in Japan I thought have them you have to comply this game we used to have missiles in South Korea and the and the and the deal was that North Korea would develop missiles will land development yeah and then there are number of a foreign policy analysts who say exactly that that what we should do is match China's proliferation because tris been Clifford and nuclear weapons technology and ballistic missile technology to the north Koreans some people say well why don't we do the same thing specially the Japanese would want them and tie one would want them as well that would stop trying it in its tracks it's funny I've said that to another which Taiwan is the holy grail for them right it is and by the way with these from the with what Beijing is doing in Hong Kong it's showing people in Taiwan that the last thing that they want is to have any sort of political accommodation with Beijing that's a good point the problem is our reaction depending what happens choose me so it's gonna tell China they can deal with Taiwan sweet to be very careful we have to be very careful and we can't do with Taiwan what we did with South Korea dean Acheson during the Truman administration through the American defense perimeter which did not include South Korea that convinced Kim il sung the north Korean leader who then convinced Stalin and mounted on that he could invade and that the Americans would not resist well we did resist thirty six thousand American lives later did not need to be lost in a war that did not need to occur because of the secretary of state made a mistake through South Korea outside the defense perimeter I hope we do not do the same thing with Taiwan all right Gordon Channing we much appreciate it my friend you take care yourself my best your beautiful wife thank you so much mark all right take care is a national treasure to George Charleston South Carolina the great W. TMA go how you doing mark all right buddy mark let me Intimidator mon new as best he rose not all manner of you have taught me so much in the last few months thank you at that show that TV all include listening to them clowns and that's exactly what I've done good specially on Sundays these people are nuts yeah they're a insane mon gain by which you're on freedom of the press book an hour of allowed to keep it and read it and you can't believe how much you've taught me big guy you are you are a national treasure George you're very very kind I'm gonna send you a signed copy saying give that copy back to your friend and I wanna thank you may and I appreciate that mark my pleasure and god bless you we'll be right.
"dean acheson" Discussed on 600 WREC
"You know we were sort of a seated to China because there are a lot of leaks in our country who were decline as who were willing to sort of get the Chinese what they want cedar paying has made it impossible to do that so we change the political conversation in our country about China and now you've got trump actually taking some really stern measures to protect ourselves and the conversation about China has completely changed if you don't think it's just let things along you know we would have sort of just accepted the status quo that some favorable but fortunately we've got a president right now who is defending American interests across the board against Chinese attacks which are across the board last question what is trying to do about this said this tariff and and trade situation it seems to me trumps release put them in a box yeah I don't think they're any good options precision doing right now because we've got all the metrics in terms of being a much more powerful countries in China the only thing people didn't know about was political will and it seems you know president trump specially with this last round of terrorists he said to the Chinese I've got more political will then you do I've got a stronger country than you do I'm going to win and that means China does not have any options at this point except white and that may not be an option it just may be a reality right it's a reality for that they their political system is frozen which means they can't come to terms with trump even if they wanted to but see Jim thing doesn't want to because his motivations are not to compromise because if he compromises he could lose everything right now I really last question and you know I've I've talked about this I'm sure others have I just haven't heard them talk about it much kill my attitude is with respect to North Korea which China is doing over there let's put the hundred nuclear warheads back in South Korea still take him let's also warn the Chinese in the north Koreans are we're gonna put missiles in Japan of thought have them you have to comply this game we used to have missiles in South Korea and the and the and the deal was that North Korea would develop missiles will have developments yeah and and there are a number of a foreign policy analysts who say exactly that that what we should do is match China's proliferation this has been proliferating nuclear weapons technology and ballistic missile technology to the north Koreans so people say well why don't we do the same thing specially the Japanese would want them and tie one would want them as well that would stop trying to in its tracks that's funny I've said that to another which Taiwan is the holy grail for them right yeah it is and by the way with these with what Beijing is doing in Hong Kong it's showing people in Taiwan that the last thing that they want is to have any sort of political accommodation with Beijing that's a good point the problem is our reaction depending what happens she was me so it's going to tell China now they can deal with Taiwan sweet to be very careful we have to be very careful and we can't do with Taiwan what we did with South Korea dean Acheson during the Truman administration through the American defense perimeter which did not include South Korea that convinced Kim il sung the north Korean leader who then convinced.
"dean acheson" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Across the board last question what is trying to do about this this tariff Anna and trade situation it seems to me trumps release put them in a box yeah I don't think they're any good options precision doing right now because we've got all the metrics in terms of being a much more powerful country than China the only thing people didn't know about was political will and it seems you know president trump specially with this last round a terrace has said to the Chinese I've got more political will then you do I've got a stronger country than you do I'm going to win and that means China does not have any options at this point except white and that may not be an option it just may be a reality right it's a reality for that date there's a political system is frozen which means they can't come to terms with trump even if they wanted to but see Jim thing doesn't want to because his motivations are not to compromise because if he compromises he could lose everything right now I really last question and you know I've I've talked about this I'm sure others have I just haven't heard them talk about it much you know my attitude is with respect to nor cream which kind is doing over there let's put the hundred nuclear warheads back in South Korea still take him let's also warn the Chinese in the north Koreans are we're gonna put missiles in Japan of thought have him you know to comply this game we used to have missiles in South Korea and the and the and the deal was that North Korea would develop missiles will land development yeah and then there are number of a foreign policy analysts who say exactly that that what we should do is match China's proliferation good tight and liberating nuclear weapons technology and ballistic missile technology to the north Koreans some people say well why don't we do the same thing specially the Japanese would want them and tie one would want them as well that would stop trying it in its tracks that's funny I've said that to another which Taiwan is the holy grail for them right it is and by the way with these probably put up Beijing is doing in Hong Kong it's showing people in Taiwan that the last thing that they want is to have any sort of political accommodation with Beijing that's a good point the problem is our reaction depending what happens she was me it's also going to tell trying now they can deal with Taiwan sweet to be very careful we have to be very careful and we can't do with Taiwan what we did with South Korea dean Acheson during the Truman administration through the American defense perimeter which did not include South Korea that convinced Kim il sung the north Korean leader who then convinced.