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DC National Guard commander testifies on Capitol riot
"Even though security officials are now dealing with a new threat. They're still trying to piece together. What went wrong the last time. A national guard. Commander is the latest witness to testify about the january sixth capital riot major general william walker told lawmakers just a few days before the riot pentagon officials took away his authority to move troops without getting defense department approval. I then of course. The capital riot happened. General walker says before the writers even got into the building. He took a frantic call from the then leader of the capitol. Police stephen sund on that call. Sunday asked him for as many guardsmen as possible right away. So the general got his troops ready but apparently he says they couldn't do anything but watching wait for hours specifically he says it took three hours in one thousand nine minutes for the acting defense secretary to sign off and once he got approval it took guardsmen. Only minutes to show up one senior defense department official explained a little more. He said the reason. General walker's authority changed was in response to black lives. Matter protests last summer the guard. Crackdown on mostly peaceful protesters then and it was widely criticized so the pentagon did not want a repeat of that situation and they worried bringing in uniform troops might rile up the rioters even more now lawmakers on both sides of the. I'll say they're going to be reaching out to other defense department leaders hoping to learn more about
Microsoft announces passwordless authentication in Azure
"Microsoft announced his end to end encryption support for teams plus password list loggins microsoft announced that it is adding end to end encryption support to microsoft teams later this year at its ignite conference yesterday. It stated that preview of end to end encryption teams will be available in the first half of this year for commercial customers it will be available for one to one unscheduled teams calls and is designed for more sensitive conversations. This is something that its main competitor. Slack does not currently have microsoft also announced that it is making password list lugging a standard feature for as your active directory. A cloud based service customers can use to handle their employees logging chores. Us unprepared for a competition with china. Commission finds a comprehensive report released this week by the national security commission on artificial intelligence states that white house leadership and a substantial investment will both be needed to ensure us superiority in artificial intelligence by twenty twenty five commission. Chair and former. Google chief executive eric schmidt said he believes china is catching the. Us up on a initiatives proposed by the commission include the creation of technology competitive council within the white house to be chaired by the vice president. A steering committee on emerging technology within the defense department to coordinate an advance implementation of technology and d creation of an accredited degree granting digital services academy to help build a pipeline of civil service tech tyrant. Tom cruise deepfake videos rattled security. Experts three mysterious deepfake videos of tom cruise. That have gone. viral on. Tiktok are the handiwork of chris. Ume a video visual effects specialist from belgium. The videos have drawn attention from experts and non experts alike for being among the most convincing. Examples of the genre of fake videos yet produced deepfakes created using artificial intelligence that uses a technique to train to neural networks in tandem to either create or identify facial imagery while some technologists security experts. Fear deepfakes will become a potent weapon for political disinformation. Chris downplays such concerns saying quote consumers. Just need to become more skeptical of what they see and quote carmen. Ransomware makes it easy and cheap to launch attacks. A new ransomware. Do it yourself. Kit called carmen k. A. r. m. e. n. Is making it easy. For one of these cybercriminals to launch ransomware attacks packaged with small loader and also small in size it can detect if it is operating in a sandbox environments and can automatically delete portions of its code to prevent security researchers from analyzing it carmen scrambled files with eighty s. Two fifty six bit encryption and operates with minimal connections to its command and control server as a ransomware as a service product. Carmen automates many processes including payment processing so users can concentrate on distributing the rent somewhere at one hundred and seventy five dollars. Carmen lowers the barrier to entry to the ransomware market.
Merck to help produce rival J&J's vaccine
"The Defense production act to create a partnership between two vaccine makers As NPR's Tamara Keith reports, Merc will begin producing the Koven 19 vaccine developed by Johnson and Johnson. Johnson and Johnson, who's vaccine was given emergency use authorization this past weekend has experienced production delays. With this agreement, Mirkwood retool two of its facilities to begin making the one shot J and J Vaccine. White House press secretary Jen Psaki. These obviously our two companies that are historically been competitors s O. The fact that they're coming together, speaks to the ability of this administration broadly to bring them to the table and work together to address the pandemic in the country. The Defense production Act is being used to free up vaccine ingredients and help mark get set up to make the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Sake also said the Defense Department will provide daily logistical support to strengthen Johnson and Johnson's efforts. Tamara Keith NPR NEWS The Biden administration is
Pentagon inspector general reviews Trump relocation of Space Command from Colorado to Alabama
"A last minute decision about space command by the trump administration will be reviewed by the defense department's inspector general. The us space command was revived in two thousand nineteen after a seventeen year hiatus with former president trump initially placing the command at peterson air force base in colorado springs that was before incumbent republican colorado. Senator cory gardner lost in november and the colorado overwhelmingly voted for jill biden. The trump white house then announced on january thirteenth. A week before leaving office that the new space command headquarters would move to alabama a decidedly pro trump state. The space command runs the military's satellite-based navigation communication and missile warning systems and differs from new. Us space force launched in two thousand nineteen as a separate military
China steps up threats to reclaim Taiwan
"China's rise as a great power it showing more and more attention towards reclaiming territory that long regarded as its own witness. Beijing's conduct in the south china sea. The east china sea hong kong the himalayan border with india. And of course. Taiwan fifteen chinese planes were detected flying into taiwan southwest air defense identification zone or on sunday taiwan's ministry of national defense said sunday's incursion involved twelve fighter jets to anti-submarine aircraft and reconnaissance plane. This comes less than twenty four hours. After the people's liberation army air force flew thirteen combat aircraft including chinese bomber planes capable of carrying nuclear weapons into the same region that was from the south korean english language. Every rung account of china's recent intimidation of the lovely liberal democracy of nearly twenty four million people. now one of my guest today has warned the australian defence department. Beijing is highly likely to attempt to take over taiwan using all means short of war as early as twenty. Twenty four ponder that a chinese takeover of taiwan by twenty twenty four. Linda jacobson is the specialist who delivered this assessment to the morrison government. A few months ago linder is founding director and deputy chair of china matters and she joins us from finland. Hello linda welcome back to between the lines. Thank you for having me again. Tom and joining us in sydney. Is natasha qassam. A research fellow at the low institute by the natasha. Thanks for having me tom now. Linda recently published. China matter explores policy brief. Summarize succinctly or faces tom. We've been talking for a long time. That taiwan is possibly explosive issue in our region. I'm saying it again now. Because the president xi jinping has made it clear that contrary to his predecessors he does not think we can leave the unresolved political status of taiwan to future generations. He wants to see movement towards what the chinese say reunification of the mainland and taiwan during his lifetime. That's the first point. The second one is that as of late. Probably because of some of the recent events which you alluded to among others the pfc's actions in hong kong. There's been a lot of talk of war of outright military conflict between taiwan and the pfc. I think these media reports have the problem into the wrong perspective. I think it is unlikely that we will see outright war over taiwan's future but we are very likely to see beijing making a move which is a protractive extensive intensive campaign of pressure using all means short of war to bring the taiwanese political leadership to its knees and agree to negotiate nothing more without preconditions taiwanese leadership has already said they will negotiate. But the pfc wants to negotiate on the basis that there is only one china in other words in negotiations have to end in some sort of agreement about unification so that's in a nutshell is what the policy brief argues. We should appear for this kind of extensive intensive pressure campaign using all means short of a case. i'm not. She heard linda's assessment. There of the chinese threat to taiwan china's military invasion of taiwan's unlikely. Highly unlikely so expect by gene to launch a step by step coercion of taiwan using all main short of war to force taiwan's latest into negotiations to etc unification natasha. What's your response. I'm inclined to agree with linda that this kind of phased coercion with many policy measures that china can easily scale up is the most likely scenario are and we can already see that happening. We can already see china attempting to launch multiple cyber attacks in taiwan to economically co west taiwan to try to put pressure intensive media coverage and even to infiltrate some of those local level groups to try to tan politics in a different way in taiwan. All these measures today have been relatively unsuccessful. China made it very clear that they wa against the current president citing win and that they were going to punish the taiwanese for her. These kinds of measures only encouraged the taiwanese people the vast majority of which do not want to be a part of china to turn out in support and fight to when last year. And at the same time we've also seen the country really come together during this covid nineteen pandemic and we've seen a really incredible of trust in institutions and in that democratic system of government. In a way that perhaps we haven't seen in other countries so i'm inclined to agree with these being the right measures but on the other hand i would say that the military option very much remains on the table not perhaps in the short term but from china's the incredible buildup of the people's liberation army that we've seen over the past decade has very much been directed at a potential taiwan
Biden announces creation of Defense Department China task force
"Putting together a review of the Chinese strategy and the Department of Defense, Brian shook with my commander in chief announced a task force that will look over the military's approach in Asia defense relations with China and other areas. The group will work for a few months before sending recommendations to the defense secretary by noted the U. S. Needs to meet challenges posed by China to keep And defend interests in the region. Adult
Biden announces creation of Defense Department China task force
"House says President Biden's held his first official phone call with China's President XI Earlier today, Mr Biden revealing the formation of a new task force to renew review rather the administration's posture toward China Task force for work quickly. Drawing on civilian and military experts across the department to provide within the next few months, recommendations to Senator Austen on key priorities and decision points so that we can chart a strong path forward on China related matters. The focus will be on technology, alliances, partnerships and intelligence.
Biden Says Pentagon Task Force Will Review U.S. China Strategy
"Biden is highlighting plans for a Pentagon review of national security strategy on China as he underscores his desire to re calibrate the U. S approach with Beijing. Right. It's called for a new test. Forced reviews strategy comes as the U. S faces increasing challenges posed by China's modernized and more assertive military. The president announced the review Wednesday during his first visit to the Pentagon as commander in chief. Defense Department officials describe the review as a sprint effort that would weigh US intelligence troop levels in the region Defenses with China and more
Pentagon orders pause across military to address extremism in its ranks
"To tackle extremism with the military. The movie coming after several service members and veteran stormed the U. S Capitol on January 6th part of that crowd. Secretary Lloyd Austin, ordering a military wide stand down to allow for the Defense Department to address the issues of the ranks. Setting a county is
Defense Department pauses plan to vaccinate Guantanamo detainees
"The pentagon is announcing their pausing their plan to vaccinate the inmates at guantanamo. Apparently somebody in the public affairs shop depending on the new guy. John kirby maybe you remember him. When he was a pentagon spokesman when he was a navy admiral he was third. And then he i forget he resurfaced as state department in civilian sued. Now he's back with a biden administration easy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs and he released a day earlier today after after considerable pushback from family members of nine eleven victims as we come up on the twenty th anniversary of by the way who couldn't believe that the mastermind of nine eleven was going to get a vaccine before americans are any american and he tweeted out. Quote no guantanamo detainees have been vaccinated. Were pausing the plan to move forward. As we review force protection protocols we remain committed to our obligations. Keep our troops safe close going so in other words. He's trying to say oh. No no no. We're going to vaccinate all the troops first and then if there's any left college muhammad will get it still. Pretty pretty galling
Defense Department pauses plan to vaccinate Guantanamo detainees
"The reversal from the Defense Department A B C's Dave Packard less than 24, hours after the Pentagon gave the green light for detainees and prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to be offered covert 19 vaccinations. Defense Department official now saying the plan has been paused. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs John Kirby tweeting no Guantanamo detainees have been vaccinated were pausing the plan to move forward as we review our force protection protocols. We remain committed to our obligations to keep our troops
FEMA seeks troops to help at vaccination sites
"The Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked the Pentagon to provide troops to help set up and manned vaccination sites around the country FEMA has asked the Pentagon for troops to fill out one hundred teams to help operate vaccination centers across the country Pentagon spokesman John Kirby tells reporters defense secretary Lloyd Austin is already told them to get it done secretary has made it very clear that we are going to provide as much capability and capacity as the defence department can afford to do to help with this national priority well FEMA initially asked for ten thousand troops defense officials say it may not take that many Pentagon will also have to determine which active duty reserve or National Guard troops can be used without taking key capabilities away from other units to acquire Washington
Biden Repeals Trump Ban On Transgender US Military Members
"President Joe Biden is repealing a trump era ban on transgender people serving in the U. S military. NPR's Scott Tetro has more from the White House. President Trump first announced a ban on transgender service members in July, 2017. The federal courts blocked it from taking effect for more than a year. Biden had long promised to immediately repeal the ban. Didn't signed an order overturning the ban during a Monday Oval Office meeting with his new Defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, as well as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley. Biden's order will immediately bars the military from discharging service members or barring them from reenlistment based on their gender identity. Also orders the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security to immediately take all other steps needed to make sure Trump's band is no longer in effect. The order is one of several executive actions that Biden is taking in his first week in office to undo Trump era
Alaska Is Ahead In Coronavirus Vaccinations
"Alaska appears to be ahead of everybody else getting shots into arms centers for disease control prevention finding that alaska has the most covid nineteen vaccinations per capita of any state. Raising the question. What's alaska doing that. Some other states are not katie. Oh oh's jeremy. Shay has more. Dr anthony inc alaska's chief medical officer first credits estates communities for working together to get people vaccinated quickly. Second she says. Alaska is getting more doses of the vaccine because of additional allotments for the department of defense department of veterans affairs and the indian health. We have the highest veterans per capita population. We have a large military presence and we have a large indigenous population with over two hundred and twenty nine sovereign tribes and because of those regions. We did get some additional vaccine in the state via the federal partnerships in. She says the state's been able to overcome logistical challenges. Posed by it's huge geographic area by arranging for monthly vaccine shipments. Instead of weekly like brother states
Lloyd Austin testifies at hearing to be defense secretary
"During a Senate hearing. Austin STRESS The Defense Department will continue to play a key role in the fight against the ongoing Corona virus outbreak. Also end will be the nation's first African American defense secretary if he's confirmed by the Senate. Ktrh news time. 403 Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
Biden DNI pick says no room for politics in intel agencies
"A day before he takes office president elect Biden speaks for key national security spots are having confirmation hearings the past four years there's been repeated pressure on officials to shape intelligence to the president's lighting on her watch leading the intelligence community Averell Haynes says that would end when it comes to intelligence there is simply no place for politics ever he is expected to be confirmed as the nation's first female intelligence chief later today Biden speaks to head the state and defense departments will have their hearings including recently retired general Lloyd Austin who would beat a waiver to lead the Pentagon since he's only been out of uniform for years defense secretaries are typically confirmed by inauguration day the last time a new president did not have his pick in place then the first President Bush thirty two years ago Sager mag ani Washington
Calls to governors for more Guard troops for DC
"A defense official says authorities now think they'll need about 25,000 National Guard troops and maybe more. The number's been going up daily as authorities conducted drills. As of this morning, states had committed close to 22,000 guard members. So Defense Department officials are calling governors to see if Maura are available. Defense and military leaders acknowledge states are facing their own protests, and the governor's first priority is to protect their own capitals. SOCCER Megane Washington, A
Calls to governors for more Guard troops for DC
"The Pentagon is scrambling to find more National Guard troops to help protect the nation's capital amid fears of violence before Joe Biden's inauguration a defense official says authorities now think they'll need about twenty five thousand National Guard troops and maybe more the number's been going up daily as authorities conducted drills as of this morning states had committed close to twenty two thousand guard members so defense department officials are calling governors to see if more are available defense and military leaders acknowledge states are facing their own protests and the governor's first priority is to protect their own capitals Sager mag ani Washington
"defense department" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Start traveling again to Bay Area counties sawn up to 90% of voter turnout in the November elections, and President elect Joe Biden says the transition process continues to be hampered by delays. Good morning. And for Stan Bunger. I'm Margie Schaefer case. CBS News Time is 7 31. After yet another slow down in the transition process. President elect Joe Biden made remarks yesterday about the transition and criticized President Trump's response and the pace of vaccine distribution. For more. We're joined on the KCBS Ring Central News Line by Dr Martha Kumar, professor of political science at Towson University Co founder of the White House Transition Project. Thanks so much for being with us this morning. Good morning, Margie. Thank you for having me. Absolutely. So what is a going according to plan in the transition, and what isn't What is going to plan is that the the structures that was set up in the spring of creating a White House transition Coordinating council? Established policy for transition, and then the agency transition Director's council, which has representatives of all the departments and agencies. And they are the ones that prepare briefing books. And also they have representative who will deal with The transition team of the Biden transition, and it all seemed to be, um working. If not moodily. It Z some things we're not on time. But the early stages of it, we're working. We're working pretty well. And then then you have this delay of where the the administrator for G s a the General Services Administration. Which is the one that the agency really involved in the transition. Um, she wouldn't ascertained that there was a winner. And so Biden was then. Not allowed to get all the briefing materials that go in and talk to staff people, and he had teams of people for each of the department who are very knowledgeable about the department. And their programs and they would go in announced questions and gather more material. But that process was stopped. Now, once they were allowed in, there are some agencies. Take a leave of the Defense Department is the one that is has not been providing them with the information they have thought. Because there is much that has been going on of information. They need troop withdrawals. Iraq and Afghanistan, the handling of the pandemic. Um there there existed so much that they need to have that they feel they are getting budget information, also from the Office of Management and Budget relate to the Defense Department. That, Biden said yesterday. The people who have been very helpful have been the career staff. That it's the political appointees that they have been having difficulty with. And Biden is fortunate that he started his transition early. He planned it out. Well, um in in advance. And it was able to, I think in his campaign one of the things that's been working for As he made clear that his a number one issue was the pandemic and then the economy and racial justice and climate change for also in there, But the pandemic was the first one that he was going to deal with. And he made that clear in the campaign so that now he is establishing policy to try to get better hold of it than we currently have. Which is which is Not at all. How could this transition effect covered 19 vaccine distribution and the response Yes, One of the things he said he would do is use the National Defense Production Act, Tonto. To get the government in in a faster pace in the disparate distribution and, uh, tomb using the military. To get involved in. It had a greater extent than it is. But, uh, the distribution says has, uh, has just been less than lack lobster. And there we were, the administration said. By this point, thea end of December they would be 12 20 million. People vaccinated and it's 22.1 million. Yeah, we've got a long way to go. Thanks so much. That's Dr Martha Kumar, professor of political science at Towson University and co founder of the White House Transition project, And she has a site called Other White House transition project dot org's and that measures how quickly a president is transitioning into the White House. As compared to previous presidents case CBS News Time is 7 36 State closer We'll be checking back with Kim Wanderley and traffic in two minutes wherever you're listening Whenever you're listening, get live local state national and Global News right here on the Bay Area's number one news station, KCBS. Being informed has never mattered more testing protocols and regimes as they evolved. More people are tested. Having a trusted news source is essential. More people are tested positive..
"defense department" Discussed on WTVN
"Just what a day after Mark Esper was fired at the Pentagon's top policy official has resigned. That's right. There's been several changes of the Pentagon after the departure of Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and there was a lot of people wondering Well, who and what is going to be next? On. But there's conservatives imprudent of some of the people that have been installed. I'll definitely perceive to be a pro. Boyle is not some that love President Trump that may not be a concern. But one of them particular Anthony J. Tada, He's performing the duties of under secretary of defense for policy. He had somebody who was actually had the nomination. Be in this job, but that was the railroad. Listen to Lucy, he says. Out of what is the legacy called former President Obama terrorist leader There's assistant deleted. He's apologized, but It is unclear. Okay, what kind of an effect will have? There's also a couple of people who have been in Congressman Devin Nunez is orbit as their Cohen Watnick. Being one of them. Acting undersecretary depends for television. The security He's won another cast. Yep, tell Chief of staff for the Defense Department. People are concerned about that a swell because he's the one You wrote some kind of member 2018. It was really accusing federal federal federal officials of bias against President Trump We're looking at folks. It's unclear why there's all these changes before theory is that the president may be trying to bring home truth from Middle East, fulfilling one of his big campaign promises. Another one that is a bit more shadowy is the idea that President Trump may be trying to was least classified information over the objections of those At the Pentagon concerning the 2016 election, which put CIA director Gina has full potentially in the president's cross there. Well, Rachel, this could certainly all change with the possibility of a new administration, right? Absolutely. Some traditions are easy to change. Three. Outright firing live Eleanor bit more difficult, but certainly reassignments are totally expected. Even look at there's been a change at the National Security Agency. One of the big intelligence agencies, Michael Ellis, is now general counsel of the N S. A. Removing or changing his position or being outright fired could be tough, but he's going to give it another job within the Defense Department. Again. The questions are you know why all these shake ups? We've heard that FBI Director Christopher Wray is on thin ice as well. And so have doing positions of Central transition. Things are already some part of me and then the ideas. Okay, let's I'll take it even bumpy, right? Yeah. Yeah, let me at this point. That's where it stands right now. We're keeping an eye on any other changes that could come down. Well, we appreciate that. Rachel Sutherland Fox News. Have a great day. Thanks for your time. All right, 6 41 radio 6 10 telling you TV and sports. Well, that McCoy the hits just keep coming. Yeah, it's 2020. I mean, what do you want to say? You know, kind of the way it is. We already had a shortened season and now it's even shorter is about guys can't play. Hey, look, just you know, it's happening all over. Let's knock on wood and hope that these guys can avoid Another break here and hope that Indiana and Michigan State and young lawyer in Michigan who are the remaining games that they can stay clean, and they can get this season and at this point, I mean, you look around the country. I believe it's 11 games now this weekend that are off. Yes, four in the SEC alone. Wow. So it's happening everywhere right now, and we know what's happening. It's spiking here. The governor talking yesterday and states all around. So, um, let's just hope that they You know, this is the one week speed bump and we can get through it and and get the season And, well, Matt and speaking of speed bumps, you've laid it out so elegantly before And if you could do that again, because there could be some Big time replications for Ohio State. If this happens again, even if it's not their fault. Sure, yeah, I mean, we all believe that I see it as a team that is certainly worthy of making the playoffs if they can continue to win, But the Big 10 directive when they started this Shortened Covitz season about a month ago was that you have to play at least six games in order to be eligible for the Big 10 championship game. Um six games going into? It s O right now. Ohio State is going to be down a game. It's ah, it would be an eight game schedule. So now they're down to seven. So, So, Maryland's the new enemy? Yeah. You know, I don't know how it infiltrated their program. I don't want to blame anybody because it's going around so quickly. Uh, And, you know, I think we're naive to think that it couldn't happen here. True. I know they're taking all kinds of precautions. So I mean, they're doing Justin Fields talk yesterday about the fact that he is going nowhere but his apartment and The Woody Hayes facility. That's his his personal little bubble. He did say that there are a couple times that he's had to go out to Kroger. But he's being very careful. So I know these guys are taking precautions, but you get it. But yes, in terms of the repercussions, Let's say that, you know, two weeks down the road. Michigan State has an outbreak and they can't play that game. Well, now you're down to six games and you There's no room for error. You know, Illinois and Michigan in the last two games if they would have an outbreak, even if Ohio State Stays clean right, But the teams that they're playing can't play. Ohio State will not get the six games necessary to be able to play in the Big 10 title game on. I would think that that would have ramifications for making the Um, college football playoff. I don't I don't know that the committee would take a Heo high stakes Really good. They're five and old. I don't know that five games or you know what I'm saying would be enough for Even six games. So let's just hope that this is a speed bump, and they can get through it and be back on playing Indiana. Yes, we're going to do a Buckeye prayer. That's right, exactly. And by the way, if people are wondering, we do have bucks line tonight, even though there's no game so tune in 68 will, you know, do all kinds of fun stuff. There's Buckeye Updated service. Anthony Thomas CHOCOLATE Buckeyes. Ohio State can get an early jump on prepared for Indiana because I'm not gonna play Maryland. Now. Colbert outbreak with the Terrapins forced them to cancel the game. It is the first time a game that has been on the schedule. The week of the game has been canceled since the 9 11 terrorist attack back in 2000 won. That game was eventually made up. This one is gonna be canceled, though, and it's the first game that's been canceled. Since the Spanish flu outbreak in 1918 virus hitting the country hard right now, Three of the nation's top five teams can't play due to the outbreaks. In addition to the Buckeyes, number one Alabama and number five Texas A and M have had game's canceled. Total of four SEC games have been wiped off the schedule. NFL Baker Mayfield Back practicing with the Browns, the QB was taken off the covert reserve list. Should be good to go for Sunday's game against Houston Bangles added Their D line signing..
"defense department" Discussed on WTOP
"Defense Department inspector General's office disagree on who should take responsibility. That report found the officer who authorized the deployment didn't know he needed higher level approval for the flyover. Even so, the officer said he did not approve the use of the helicopters to disperse the crowds. That incident became a high profile example of President Trump's militarized response to the protests and the unrest. After the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Army and Pentagon officials have claimed for months. They'd soon released their report on the incident. But that report remains in the hands of the acting Defense Department inspector general and employed an appointee of President Trump. Three nights of looting this week in Philadelphia, have left scores of businesses in shambles. And now the National Guard has been deployed there to protect city buildings and landmarks. Fire Commissioner Adam Feel says It is not known exactly how long the guard will be in Philly. That is going to be a flexible, also kind of day by day deployment. Solely to provide safety. To our neighborhoods. The demonstrations in the unrest began after police shot and killed Walter Wallace Jr. 27 year old black man during a confrontation on Monday. A Louisville police sergeant who was wounded in the raid that led to Briana Taylor's shooting death is suing the victim's boyfriend when police raided Briana Taylor's apartment with a drug warrant. In March, her boyfriend fired a handgun, saying he thought intruders were breaking in. Kenneth Walker suing the Louisville Police Department over the death of his girlfriend, who was killed by return gunfire Now, Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly, who was hit in the leg, filed a counterclaim, saying he suffered battery. Assault and emotional distress caused by the boyfriend. Meanwhile, the attorney general's office has revealed to rifle shell casings were found in and around Taylor's apartment evidence that could be used in the trial against former officer Brett Hankinson, charged with shooting recklessly at a neighbouring apartment. I'm Jackie Quinn still ahead.
"defense department" Discussed on WJR 760
"The defense department started to bar in list meant of would be military recruits have been hospitalized for coronavirus correspondent Barbara Starr explains there is still one way these recruits may still be able to join the armed forces the Pentagon says they are likely to have anyone who's been hospitalized for the virus get a medical waiver before they can join one of the concerns is there's very little understanding of the long term impact of corona virus on the body so if they get a medical waiver they can still possibly join the military vice president Mike pence is expected to visit the des Moines Iowa metro area on Friday were recent rising confirmed infections as alarmed the mayor and medical officials even the federal coronavirus task force pence leads expressed concern pence is scheduled to meet faith leaders to encourage them to resume in person church services in a responsible fashion barbecue Sam please listen this is important anyone can be affected by the prescription opioid crisis if you think of it hurt but produ or its prescription opioids like oxycontin you may be entitled to compensation as part of produce bankruptcy but you have to file a claim claims may include overdose death substance use disorder lost wages in neonatal abstinence syndrome a vision claim can be filed by individuals the legal guardian by survivors or relatives of people who have died or are disabled the deadline to file a claim is June thirtieth twenty twenty or.
"defense department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"So what they have been able to do is put together to a large hospital ships sending one to the west coast and one keeping one on the east coast in New York. They also do have quickly deployable field hospitals that they can that they can put together in cities that might be hard hit by the current virus but these were not set up to deal with pandemics. These were set up to deal with trauma women's wartime rooms so they don't have quite the equipment that you need to quarantine people to keep the nurses and doctors Completely safe in protective gear. What they can do is take regular patients from hospitals out of the hospital and free up more beds for corona virus patients But that's sort of the knock on effect they can do. And and the Secretary of Defense Esperer has been very clear repeatedly that they aren't going to be to catch all fixed and they don't have enough equipment to help And I think the the administration you know in recent weeks hasn't or has been pretty direct about that. They're they're not saying that the military can fix all this but they are still calling them up to sort of be on standby and help out as best they can. Yeah that totally makes sense in consistent with with the bunch of reporting that that I've been seeing so let's get back to the State Department. I WanNa talk a little bit about Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. I have just been immediate. It's by virtue of social media. And sort of the weirdness social media but just seems like some strange things coming from him and I wanted to ask you about it so you know. He was criticised last week. As we you mentioned before severe lack of transparency with the workforce with Congress. He's made these public statements criticizing. I think it was Iran for downplaying the seriousness of this virus just as president trump was doing that for weeks most recent we he seems he was. This is yesterday the source of this failure of the g seven to agree on a statement after the. Us insisted on calling the this corona virus outbreak. The Wuhan Virus. So I feel like I'm getting sort of a bunch of random stories about what Mike pompeo is doing. So give me a better sense for what he has actually been doing. Both in response to cove in nineteen but more generally and sort of what his operating philosophy is as you see it. Yeah well to to start he. He has to walk and Chew Gum at the same time because all the other problems in international diplomacy didn't magically go away when Corona virus hit. And so. You've seen that this week. He actually even with all of these travel restrictions global pandemic response. He flew to Afghanistan to meet with the Afghan president and his rival political photo to try to help them. Negotiate a new Afghan government amid this peace deal then. He made a pitstop in cutter to meet Taliban negotiators so he still trying to keep all of these. Big Foreign policy priorities afloat in the middle of this. He has not been quite as as vocal. Where on the forefront of the Corona virus response as you've seen other top administration officials you know just in terms of these daily White House. Briefings that the president trump in some of the top public health officials in vice president pence. Bhanot POMPEO's only been to one so far in so it's clear that the State Department is at the epicenter of all this because they need to coordinate the global response also more importantly need to help American citizens get home. But you just haven't seen him be quite as as vocal or out in front on that issue. As as one might be a lot of critics I've talked to both both ones who served as political appointees and democratic administration. So obviously they aren't the biggest fans of this administration but also some some former career experts. Say That in a parallel universe you'd see the United States in Secretary of state taking a lot more leadership in a coordinated global response. It wouldn't just be about. Let's get Americans home. Let's try to get as many. You know medical supplies into the United States as possible would be you know we need to organize these. These big summits like the g seven or NATO meetings or coordinate with EU for global response. And what you've been seeing instead is sort of letting other countries take the lead on getting into these tit for tat fights with Chinese officials about what to call the virus focusing more on an American. I approach to making sure we have all the supplies we need I in and emphasizing the international cooperation less Minus LIP service that you've seen generic boilerplate statements in in tweets. That the State Department has put out. And do you do you think in part the reason for that could be that you know the United States just really isn't in great position domestically to face this problem and so there's a lack of as we know a lack of supplies as a lack of respirators and I saw that there was sort of a quiet message that went out via the embassies to get our diplomats abroad to basically solicit foreign governments to sell us that type of equipment so we do know sort of a little bit more about. It seemed very quiet. Not Very public thing but seems to me that that need of our own protective agreements could be hindering an ability to to really be a leader in this space. Yeah Yeah I reported earlier this week that The State Department sent out this directive to its diplomats in countries in eastern Europe Eurasia the rest of Europe to try to ramp up exports and production of lifesaving medical equipment and protective gear to the United States. What was stark about? This is this came from the an office that coordinated. Us foreign assistance so In Normal Times this coordinates sending US assistance out and now these offices of foreign assistance are saying we're the ones need of assistance from the countries we deliver aid to so it's a pretty stark example of just you know the dire straits that the United States could be in here. I think that the other concern to add on top of this is this big power. Overriding power struggle between the United States in China as the global superpower because China has really been trying to refurbish its image sense. It botched the initial response to the virus. And it's spreading turned into a pandemic. It's been sending doctors and medical supplies to some of the hardest hit countries including Italy. Including a ron on and really making a big show of it in its state run media outlets and sort of in a way on on the PR front try. It's almost running circles around the American side You know I talked to some foreign diplomats in Europe. Who said you know? It used to be the Americans. Who deliver these planeloads of doctors and medical equipment? And now it's the Chinese who are who are the first responders that's not to say the US in the US is still delivering aid and supplies out there. But just not in quite the high profile way. That China is And so it's in a way you know to the pessimist out there it. It might be the beginning of a of a total sea change in how China is perceived among foreign countries. I don't think any foreign countries are gonNA forget that it was the Chinese government that botched the initial response to this pandemic but I think a lot of them are saying You know would we call for help? The United States was asking us for more medical supplies but it was the Chinese that were sending their own. So yeah yeah I mean I think it really just begs this broader question of what the international order sort of looks like on the other side of this pandemic and I agree with you does seem to me that China is certainly taking advantage of the moment to do it. It can on some of the soft power side and I definitely think that will be a question going forward of are we seeing is this an inflection point along the lines of World War Two and the conclusion of World War Two In terms of how the international order gets structured and. I'm sure folks are talking to you about that as well. Yeah yeah and I think either. So many like there's so many big picture questions that have been brewing in recent years about great power competition in Russia versus us. And like you know what trump mean for the for the twenty first or twenty first century. Us Global Leadership and and Corona virus is just completely accelerated all of those all of those debates and also offered like this real time case. Study in in what American first United States looks like in response to a truly global crisis. I think exactly right Before we and I WANNA ask you. Maybe slightly more more personal question. How has has your ability to do reporting on the State Department in? These issues changed since the beginning since you know. We're we're doing physical distancing. A lot of State Department employees are working from. Home is it. Is it different reporting on these issues? Now Yeah I mean in terms of my day to day job. I'm sitting in my pajamas on my couch or on my bed frantically texting and calling experts and officials in. It's not quite as efficient as when I can actually go into the State Department or offices on Capitol Hill and talk to people face to face. So it's made it more challenging but also I mean everyone's in this together and even you know people that In government that let's say might not be the biggest fans of reporters sort of their sort of this weird underlying camaraderie. Like we're all in this together so you can sort of bond a little bit with people you talk to for your job about you know sitting at home for day. Eleven of quarantine or trying to balance. You know walking your dog or trying to comb school your kid or something like that while trying to get your work done on so at least from that side. There's a little bit of in in the Sea of all his bad news like there's a little bit of silver lining here that that we're all sort of coming together and in this together but in terms of the actual day to day job. Yeah it's definitely. I'm sure it's like everyone else in in the country right now. It's more difficult to do your job when you're cooped up at home so robby. Icu just put out a new article about the State Department delaying the entrance of new Foreign Service Officers You tell us a little bit about that. Yeah so the State Department was about to bring on board about one hundred. Seventy five new diplomats to help replenish its ranks in the told those those diplomats to be on their their start date is postponed indefinitely due to all the federal restrictions on having employees in the same room or go to these on boarding classes so it just shows another knock on effect for the US government Scrambling to respond to the pandemic. The unfortunate thing here is a lot of these people were supposed to start within the next two or three weeks and they might have quit their jobs on and they right now are out of out of luck in terms of getting a salary in terms of getting benefits like healthcare in terms of getting allowances. They were just completely caught in limbo So on that front. It's it's put them in the future diplomats in a really tough position these these foreign service officer generalists and specialists but I think in in terms of broader US foreign policy Departments been struggling for a few years. Still feeling the sting of this pretty draconian hiring freeze under former secretary of state. Rex tillerson senior diplomats leaving drove student morale issues or being pushed out and so they need particularly when they have this heavy lift of coordinating global response to a pandemic of bringing tens of thousands of Americans trapped abroad a home. They need all the help they can get through pretty thinly stretched and right now. Thanks to all these health concerns and the the. Us Government's directives. They can't even bring on board a new foreign service officers to help out yanks right. Well we'll have to leave it there. Robbie Grammar thank you so much for coming on. The l'affaire podcast. Thanks so much for having me the l'affaire podcast is produced in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. If you haven't yet please take a second to share the law podcastone on social media and give us a five star rating and review wherever you found us you can also purchase law fair. Swag at our online store. Www DOT the law store dot COM. The podcast is edited by Gen. Paci Howell Michaela. Fogel was.
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"The impact on the workforce of these agencies their efforts to assist and protect Americans abroad and domestically and the broader national security and foreign policy consequences for the United States. It's the law fair podcast. Bonus edition how the State Department and the Defense Department are responding to the cove in nineteen pandemic Katie. Let's start with breath tax. Do we have an idea about how many dod personnel have been diagnosed with Cova nineteen or quarantine on account of it? Yes so the DOD has been putting out a daily fact sheet were they give us a sense of how many servicemembers that they have that have been diagnosed with a cove in nineteen every day. Those numbers right. Now as we're recording on Thursday morning are in the mid two hundreds. They've been steadily increasing over the last week And one of the really striking things that we've seen literally just moments before we sat down to record this. Scott is the entirety of the USS Theodore Roosevelt which is an aircraft carrier. That's currently end of civic. Right now is is going to be tested for corona virus because they have had now I think something like twenty odd positive cases on the aircraft carrier. So that really gives you a sense of how dramatically this this virus might be able to spread in kind of small. It's large large groups of servicemembers but who are kind of kept together on a small installation like an aircraft carrier. You know it's hard to do social distancing when you've got five thousand guys five thousand crew members on an aircraft carrier sitting in the middle of the ocean so that I think really gives you a sense of some of the vulnerabilities that that the US military is is facing is just around the world as they try to think about how to deal with keeping the spread of this disease away from their service members. The situation you describe the Theodore Roosevelt really captures one of the unique challenges facing duty as an agency. A lot of its core functions require personnel to work in close proximity to each other cohabitate. What strategies have we seen dod adopted? Try and adapt these activities in response to the covered nineteen threat. Yeah I mean. I think you're seeing a growing awareness in in the Pentagon leadership that they're going to have to take a more top down approach to managing the spread of this disease initially secretary of Defense Mark S. I was really trying to push a lot of these decisions down to the command level. You know saying okay. Well your situation over here in. Us Forces Korea is going to be completely different from the situation on. Say for Campbell in Kentucky the Kentucky So that I think we've started to see didn't really work in the sense that a lot of Lower level commanders and service members. Were starting to say we'll look. It doesn't seem like to me that Mike Commander My base or Or what have you is doing enough to to really enforce some of these social distancing measures that the public health experts are saying in the civilian world are critical to making sure that we stay safe So I mean I just as a journalist has gotten lots of calls and emails from from servicemembers both inside the Pentagon end and at bases across the US. Saying you know what we're still seeing guys gathering in large groups to do pt or gather for formation and isn't that a huge risk factor. Just in the last week we've started to see take some some more stringent steps from the top save save upgraded. What's called the The health protection status for For the entire US military To To a level that basically to the second highest level basically insists on things like health screenings. If you're going to interrupt facility it limits gatherings to smoke groups. It make sure that if you're coming into a particular installation its mission. Essential work only that kind of thing The other thing is just in the last couple of days. They've put a sixty day freeze on all troop movements overseas. It's hard to overstate. I think how dramatically that could reshape. What the US military's mission looks like in the long term? Even after this is over I've had sort of a couple of officials. Say to me things like well. You know if you pause something you know for example. They've paused they've paused. Training with the Iraqi security forces. The training mission in Iraq pause these kind of missions in indefinitely. What's to say that they're gonNA get restarted when this is all over? You know inertia as powerful saying bureaucracy. This is at the Pentagon so I I think there's there's a lot of shifts that we're seeing both kind of from the top down level in terms of providing dictates to two different commands and installations across the world but but also changes that might potentially have long term consequences. One thing that dod is known for is planning an agency full of planners who loved to develop contingencies and keep books of them filed away for future use but here it seems like Dod's response to cove nineteen has been slow and somewhat improvised. Do they have protocols in place to handle something like this and if not why not as kind of the three hundred million dollar question Scott We saw the joint chief of staff surgeon yesterday. Get up on the podium and say look. We didn't know this was going to be this bad in January as kind of an explanation for why we haven't why we weren't seeing sort of stricter health protection measures for servicemembers. Put in place. Sooner you know. Why wasn't the Pentagon sort of prepared to be ramped up to to go to hip gone? Charlie you know a month ago for example instead of sort of now waiting. They've had their first confirmed case of Covet. Nineteen inside the Pentagon and I'm not sure there's a satisfactory answer to that question yet. A lot of the folks inside the Pentagon who've been reaching out to me sort of military officials who work throughout the building including at least one senior defense official have said to me. It's hard for us to see anything but political pressure from the top either from the White House or from the political leadership at the Pentagon that this wasn't sort of locked to the building and other dod installations weren't locked down sooner The they're point being exactly what you've just said. This is a building full of planners. There are almost certainly contingency plan sitting on the shelf for what to do in the case of a pandemic. The question is why weren't they implemented earlier. Why are we only sort of now on March twenty seven of the Week of March twenty? Sixth seeing some of these measures like moving the Pentagon to hip. Contrary why are we only see? Now you just published a great article in defense one describing what you call the lurching effort to respond to cove nineteen at Dod and particularly within the Pentagon. Can you give us a sense of what it's like to work in the Pentagon right now? Yeah so right now inside the building senior aides to the executive assistants or the senior aides to senior leaders inside the Pentagon or getting what I think our daily briefings from the body that's in charge of basically the administration of the Pentagon reservation the entire complex and they have been recording the number of swipes in in and out of the building as the as they've been sort of increasing telework restrictions. Put on folks coming in and out on Friday They were about thirty percent of normal traffic in and out of the building which is obviously huge huge decrease. But even then you were seeing you. Were seeing this administrative body. Say That's too much. We still gotTA GET. We gotta get the numbers down. That's about eight thousand people on Wednesday by nine thirty in the morning there were still five thousand people that it's wiped themselves into the Pentagon that's the Pentagon's a big building but that's still a lot of people and I think the the frustration one of the frustrations that I'm hearing anyway. Is that even though they have kind of upgraded the health protection status for the building to hip controversially. What I'm told from folks who work in the building is that a lot of the health screening measures that are supposed to go along with that which is temperature taking a couple of questions about potential symptoms is just not happening because there isn't the capacity to do that for five thousand people. The other thing that I'm hearing is that the that the delivery of the palm is right now. St Louis De is still asking that to be on schedule service branches budget requests. That's something that's really hard for workers to do remotely so there's guys that are still coming in the building to work on that and that is something that I think. I'm hearing from some military officers in the building that. Why are we still trying to get this done on? This accelerated schedule to get it done by the beginning of the summer when we can sort of easily push that back a few months and ease the burden on the building and sort of ease. Ease the number of people that are coming out of the door now obviously DOD personnel work on a lot of very sensitive issues. That might be hard to handle remotely as people working in the State Department at the CIA. How are they adapting this part of their mission? Do we have a sense of what staffing levels are actually needed for these functions? And how does that compare to the actual staffing levels? We see on the ground. So right now Guys that I'm talking to work sort of I think what can be called sort of mission. Essential functions that require them to be inside of a skiff that they really can't do telework on It sounds like individual offices are kind of implementing as best of restrictions. They can sort of as they go along My understanding is that guys are working in shifts rather than kind of be all on top of each other all the time and then there's there's sort of increased cleaning and and again just sort of just an awareness like how far away can I stay from my colleague. But they're trying to stagger how Some of these some of these workers that are working skiffs are are are coming into that. They're not all on top one another essentially but that to a certain degree is a is a judgment call right like you have to balance okay. Well how critical is it for this person to to be in this chair? Doing whatever this job is is is it keeping people safe somewhere across the globe or is it something that we can you know. It's something that we can sacrifice to prevent the spread of the disease because of course limited the fundamental paradox at the Pentagon is facing is. They do have a huge responsibility to protect the country. You can't totally shut down. What the Defense Department does overnight and assume that we're going to continue to be safe but at the same time..
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"The defense department now reports three Americans were killed in an attack on a military base in Kenya the U. S. Africa command says one US service member and two civilian contractors with the department of defense were killed two other defense employees were wounded and are being evacuated the attack happened at a military base in Kenya which borders Somalia the bridge began at a nearby airfield with at least four attackers killed the militant group al Shabab claims that also destroyed planes helicopters and other vehicles lawmakers will see details of a threat against Americans when they return to Washington this week senator Marco Rubio says he knows the decision to take out a top Iranian military commander was justified this president has shown tremendous restraint after eleven rocket attacks after everything that happened in the shipping lanes after them the mind that they placed on those ships after the attacks against Saudi Arabia the Florida Republican tell CBS's face the nation he defends Friday's drone strike which killed Iran's top general outside Baghdad's airport the assassination of that top military commander is bigger than the death of Osama bin laden that word comes from former CIA director David Petraeus he is very familiar with Iranian general Qasim solemn money the retired general told CBS's face the nation it is impossible to overstate the significance of Friday's attack which also killed the number two militia leader in Iraq a tour bus triggered a deadly pileup on the Pennsylvania turn pike five people are dead at least sixty injured influenza spreading across the United States the CDC says the virus is now in forty five states and Porter Rico the latest report shows nearly six and a half million flu cases across.
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"Dollars in defense department funds to help build the border wall it's unlikely that the votes exist to overturn an expected veto a CHP motorcycle officer is recovering after a morning crash on highway ninety nine the officer was ejected from his bike after the collision this morning at fruit ridge road the accident resulted in a full closure of north bound ninety nine for a time two lanes were reopened around seven thirty but the backup made for a grueling morning commute the officer was taken to UC Davis Medical Center with major injuries but is expected to make a full recovery traffic is still impacted but could be improving we'll get the latest from Brian nobles in just a moment and the sacrament of fire department says four separate grass fires that occurred along interstate eighty yesterday are the work of an arsonist the fires happened along east bound eighty around Norwood in Northgate captain Keith weight of sack fire says they received an eyewitness account that someone had deliberately set the fire screws report you got a report of what the the suspect look like relay that information the PD and they've been looking for that person then waits says they're hoping to release a description the fire snarled traffic across the top for several hours yesterday. whether together let's check with Brian noble said that earlier accident northbound ninety nine different ridge road did have part of the roadway shut down most of the morning those lanes were just real in about fifteen minutes ago the backup stretched all the way to cal bind road that's still breaking up is going to find some pockets of slowing along the way that this all thins out now traffic on the tens every ten minutes mornings and afternoons Ryan nobles news ninety three point one K. F. C. K.. much cooler today despite plenty of sunshine highs of seventy four to seventy eight then clear.
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"The defense department inspector general has cleared Shanahan in connection with allegations. He used his official position to favor his former employer. Boeing in a written statement. The inspector general says he determined the acting secretary fully complied with his ethical obligations and agreements regarding Boeing and its competitors. An ethics complaint of advised against Shanahan alleging he appeared to be making statements promoting Boeing and disparaging competitors like Lockheed Martin Shanahan has been serving as acting Defense Secretary since January after Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis resigned. Linda Kenyon, Washington. D NTSB is sending a team to Illinois to investigate a chemical release from two containers that caused the toxic plume that sickened dozens of people Thursday. The on the scene in beach park Friday to begin their work at least thirty seven people were sent to the hospital some listed in critical condition. Boston, celtics. Great John Havlicek has died. Bill Michaels looks back in his career. John havlicek. Played sixteen seasons with the Boston. Celtics winning eight NBA championships for them coming in his first four seasons. It was the thirteen time all star and set the Celtics career record for points and games. It was named one of the fifty greatest players in NBA history and enshrined in the hall of fame in one thousand nine hundred eighty four the Celtics released a statement on Twitter saying in part, it is with great sadness. We have learned that Celtics legend and hall of fame. John Havlicek has passed away peacefully at the age of Seventy-nine. He will be missed dearly by his Celtics family. I'm Bill Michaels Biden has hired Simone Sanders of prominent African American political strategist as senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign..
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"The defense department is establishing a new joint artificial intelligence center so is the military moving closer to weaponising a abc stephanie ramos explains from washington the military and artificial intelligence may at least be moving forward defence press operations director colonel rob manning says the deputy defence director has appointed a dod official too establish a joint artificial intelligence center manning says the center will enable teams from across the department of defense to swiftly enable artificial intelligence capabilities and experiment with new operating concepts your post on social media could end up saving a stranger's life it's helped get a match for an organ transplant for one person abc's chuck's iverson has more after reading a friend's facebook post about her teen daughter needing a kidney tracy schmitz zevulun north carolina was inspired to donate a kidney to someone she didn't know schmitz wasn't a match for her but she was four george adams fortyeight a south carolina father on the transplant list nine months snap always be corrected i know somebody's dying and they needed one i i didn't think twice about it over a hundred thousand people in the us wait for transplants chuck sivertsen abc news komo aaa traffic every ten minutes on the fours currently no blocking accidents or stalls to report but we do have construction happening on i five in tacoma northbound i.
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"Defense department four hundred thousand dollars to try to work stephan to try to work popadopoulos and work two or three other members of maybe there are other spies paid for by obama's federal government to get more dirt on trump when no dirt develop what did they do they have the access hollywood tape ready to go and the lack of nbc news headed heading for eleven years just in case trump whatever i want to run for the presidency starting in twenty eleven obama had this fear that trump might run so he viciously attacks him at the white house correspondents dinner but the polling was so bad after the access hollywood tape came out that they didn't need the october league a false information about trump to destroy him they figured he was destroyed already they didn't need it so then they were gonna use it in twenty seventeen to appoint andrew weissmann and robert muller or at least andrew weisman the democratic attack dog to destroy and bankrupt trumped himself what's the obama maniacs were used to doing in twenty twelve they pulled the same thing on on the supporters of mitt romney and hurting the tea party activist groups in the patriot groups this was going on for years the wiretapping of james rosen a fox news in the ap the unmasking by the un by the un representative what's her name powers th they were going after using all the apparatus and machinery government to destroy the opponents of hillary clinton and obama they were going for eight years they did the same crap and the reason that obama did nothing on the russian collusion delusion is because there was no there there it was all made up they have the access hollywood tape ready to go they thought well what the hell we don't need it but we have the insurance policy remember stroke and page an annual medicaid they couldn't find the texas they say they were lost like five months of the critical tax were lost horowitz the inspector general gets involved in finds it within a week oh here they are right here in which he spoke about obama knowing what's going on and we got the insurance falls this is the biggest political scandal it.
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"Defense department's could take years and they were like oh gosh we have to audit the dod year it might be a good idea spending most of our discretionary spending outside of entitlements goes the defence maybe we should know we're spending money on right if i didn't think about that we don't we've never done on it but instead of that democrat their number one priority of this democrat uh congress democrat minority is to shut down whatever services will lose you know national parks raynham ever last time i mean the part of the problem was with obama in charge the way the government did this whole shutdown was the quote fireman first strategy right if you're not familiar with the fireman first strategy it means that any time a local government and it's a great way to understand how these things play out whenever a local government gets a budget cut there aren't at gotta get rid of silver fireman now sorry you know i guess we've got to fire engines and we're just going to be down to a guy driving a pickup truck with a big jug a gatorade in the back firemen first run or can't do that we can't cut the budget because we're all gonna fireman anymore well what about the in three hundred minister administrative assistance make in an average of ninety five thousand dollars a year work in city hall normal hormone fireman we're talking about farming here sir is it that's the game they play and with last shutdown what they did was they made sure that you know world war two veterans or vietnam veterans who were going to memorials allpro not allowed to go see them national parks closed down to me that they made sure that it was as heavyhanded as possible in fact and this should not be forgotten this is one of those great little obama legacy moments that i wish i could have more opportunities to remind everybody of the obama administration actively shut down quote ma you means in and what i mean by that is there were open areas where you could just walk and like go see award memorial or go see a monument with.
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"Of this um insubordination doesn't really begin to describe it does it the efforts of h r mcmaster the national security adviser to the president who to his credit helped to put together a national security strategy that by and large i think is very very good but because it tracks with what president trump said he was going to do when he campaigned you were an enthusiastic supporter of in a during that election and you know i think partly for these reasons and yet for the year that h r mcmaster has been national security adviser both of those policies of not been simply pursued and shortly after this thing was announced this session skirt strategy h r mcmaster was on the bbc talking about how you know he's a critical of these irreligious terrorists which flies in the face of what the president has said about the ideology that we're up against the sharia specifically is he a case in point of the deep states of the kind of coup that you were warming up well you stay open encamped up when he hasn't it really is the president crockett everett to whether he stayed in office i i don't think he is in defense of coup or a new fence up the berge i actually think hiv openness exclude them from this particular machination that that the congress is doing such good work in terms of repealing and and pressing for and we're gene the justice department essentially in open revolt against the powers of oversight that the house has well it your point that some of what he is saying is public but an awful lot of what he does is by its nature behind the soji screen of classification them dive and the internal deliberative process of the nsa's away i think it's the visible tip of the iceberg may be open and public but not so much everything else so you set aside the question of whether he's is part of the coup i i do think that there is this question of whether people who work for this president are not working for this president that really requires up i addressing an an example of that again there is another is this little transgender issue in the military i you know the precedence direction has been openly defied at saint spy jim naddis at the defense department.
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"The pentagon defense department says it's getting a better picture of the damage in puerto rico but there is still a lot if doesn't know nearly sixty hospitals still have an unknown status acting director of the department of homeland security elaine duke told a senate committee today that progress has been made on communications the electrical garrick red is more i have a challenge we do any assessment it is completely devastated the pentagon's now adjusting its operations for a more longterm landbased effort flying more helicopters in opening ports and airfields cami mccormick cbs news the pentagon maria is still in the atlantic back at hurricane status now causing high surf and flooding along the north carolina coast in alabama us the senate candidate president trump backed lost yesterday's runoff so he reached out to the winner roy more more says he supports the president's agenda and is likely to win december's special election the oath opioid epidemic has changed some of the thinking about how and when powerful painkillers or prescribed cbs's ricky barker the researchers studied more than two hundred thousand surgical patients trying to assess where post operative pain relief ended and drug dependency began team leader doctor luis new the optimal lake may lie between giving a prescription that satisfy the postoperative needs for patient but also limit fat prescription their conclusion the optimal prescription length eased four to nine days after general surgery four to thirteen days after women's health procedures and six to fifteen days for orthopedic surgery wall street right now.
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"It's kind of in more ways than one because the idea that of the defense department wasn't ready for this um really reflects on the idea of like what what is the deal with the tweets we still don't know are tweets policy are tweets id are tweets a just his voice when do we take it seriously in an one is it something that really is creating policy in advance self we learned some limitations to that i don't think it's actually clear what will happen right because there are no policies as of yet as to how this would be implemented on the second thing is that it's also not a one off the idea of how this administration is going about lgbt issues and i think that people need to keep an eye on the justice department people care about these issues to say okay when when they're going to court what are they arguing rain what side are they coming down on an and how are they talking about this and i think you will find that um this is actually far less surprising than you might expect clear to stop right there took a quick break uh we will be right back really soon with long distance were we call listener answer what's up in their neck of the woods we are be support for this podcast following message comes from wordpresscom every small business wants to find their customer base now your customers can find youtube when you create a website on wordpresscom wordpress powers 28 percent of all websites they have hundreds of customize themes to get you started just pick a template and make it your own plus twenty four seven support when you need it so you can get back to business go to wordpress dot com slash minutes to get 15 percent off your website today support also comes from in front of pictures presenting detroit from the academy awardwinning director of the hurt locker and zero dark thirty detroit brings the world a story most have never heard said admits the chaotic events of the 19 67 detroit rebellion this harrowing new drama stars john boyega anthony mackie's in algae smith detroit directed by kathryn bigelow premiers in theaters august fourth.
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"Eight good evening i'm john batchelor this is the john batchelor show coming the fourth of july the celebration of american liberty and security a note here i mentioned the nypd listening in new york of very very admire your presence around madison square garden right now are armored up how long god's and this is for the bad guys out there no you're not going to get lucky the nypd is ready for the holidays ready to make sure everybody gets home securely tonight and for the holiday weekend not every country in the united and the world enjoys the security and safety and pleasure of the united states and one in particular that's under duress right now a south korea it's new president traveling to washington to meet with the president of the united states to discuss among other things trade and china they will discuss north korean provocations that we've seen over these last months the early months of the truck administration so we begin with the conversation anticipating the conversation in the white house between the new president of south korea and the new president of the united states about the old problem of north korea gordon chang my colleague and co host and friend is in seoul on the korean peninsula's morning good morning jio garden good evening john thank you and we're joined by our friend and colleague bob collins i long time analyst of korea for the defense department on you usually he's in seoul with gordon right now he's on the east coast the united states with me visiting uh bob a very good evening to you right to a good at right to the point you i've all these decades watched the kim family and it's pattern of provocation do you see that pattern now what is it look like with a war fleet off the korean peninsula with the two presidents discussing the fact that there's a six new claire weapons test prepared to fire at any moment good good evening to you good evening i'm john and thank you for having me on it is starkly provocations or a far lower level in terms of her up over.