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The Ceiling You Can't Break Through is Made By You
"This is Jaakko podcast number two, fifty, three with Dave Burke and meet Jaakko willink. Good evening. Gave good evening. So. Last couple of podcast to fifty one with Leif Bob and two, fifty, two also day burke we're continuing to make our way through. This book right here guidelines for the leader and Commander by General Bruce Clark. Leif and I made it up to page thirteen. David I. Last time we made it up to page twenty eight. There's one hundred seventeen page book. Just almost impossible not to find lessons and say to yourself. I don't need to worry about that section right there. So the take these. Experiences from this. Leader Commander. and trying to play him and this this book was the guidebook. For my biggest mentor Colonel, David Hackworth. Author about-face. And there's so many threats. I just noticed that thread today or on the last podcast, the thread between General Clark and making the men stand to them being okay with it once they almost got overrun and Hackworth just there the threads just connected on that last podcast. So the threads keep getting connected. If, you want to see the threads of the way hackworth learn to lead. Which? In turn taught me how to lead they all tie right back, General Clark so that's we're doing. We're tracking these left lessons to their root cause to their route. To the source. And learning as we do it. So part three of guidelines for the leader and Commander by General Bruce. Clark. first-section section we get into today. One Chapter Five. The conduct of inspections? And I'll tell you there's as I was as I was parsing this book the first time I prepped for it I thought late and I we're GONNA get through half of it. And I thought Leith and I will do back to back podcast we'll be half, one podcast. So, we'd cover sixty or so pages, and then we do have we do come to him back to back. We made it through thirteen pages. So now as I'm reading it, I'm looking for like the breaking point where I can go. Okay. This is a good section this section today the the end of this section where to cover today is It's it's. It's freaking. Epic I'm I don't feel that we're around very often. So we'll get there but this this chapter five starts off with. The. Conduct of inspections and the first question is why inspect and then it says there is a saying in his nation does well, only those things the boss checks. This truism originated insofar as I am concerned from a speech that I heard made by vice president of one of our largest corporations this is not a new thought to anyone who has military experience because I have often heard it expressed as anything that has not been inspected has been neglected. I changed the way I said that word neglected, but it made it sound a lot better. So anything that has not been inspected has been neglected. If these things are true and I think they are it follows that anyone who has important position must be able to check in on or inspect the operations which he's responsible Leif when life saw this. I. Think I sent a picture of this delay because this is you know a line that I hear life say a lot. It's a line that he heard me say a lot and we always attributed to, Hackworth. We always attributed to Hackworth. And guess what it didn't come from ACWORTH. So how to inspect return about how to inspect civilians often think of a non commissioned officer and officer as a demon inspector. A demon. Inspector a good inspector is certainly not a demon but good inspectors are not plentiful in the army or out of it however, to be a successful non commission officer or a successful officer wants to be a competent inspector. This quality cannot be attained without a considerable amount of study planning and practice now. This is interesting because. I wasn't sure how much of this section to cover because. Inspections are not something that I utilize to any great extent as a leader. When I was a leader I didn't inspections was not one of my big tools. And so I thought well, you know. We'll talk about it. You certainly have to inspect things and I get that and that's why I would say that Hey, an organization does well, the boss checks. I've said that many times and I believe it but also. I believe that if I have to inspect you that means I'm doing something wrong somewhere else you know what I'm saying like if I've got it if my Gig I've to inspect you. That means I'm making some other kind of mistake somewhere because. Should I have to inspect your weapon is ready. Should I have to inspect that you've prepared for an operation I have to inspect that you've done the work that you're supposed to I shouldn't have to inspect if I've led correctly. Then You know why you're doing what you're doing, and therefore you don't really need to get inspected because you understand the why you make things happen. So I've always had that attitude. It's been very successful for me. So I wasn't sure how was sure how much I was going to get into this whole inspection mode because what I don't want to do is create a bunch of leaders that are going out there becoming these inspection. Happy. Dig Down How come and inspect you use funny with my kids. A belief the. Whenever my wife's not around my kids are they have to do everything right? And so I'll say are you what time will you be ready for inspection? They just get so they know what that means I'm going to inspect I'm going to inspect any better squared away so. I didn't want to create I. Don't want to pass on this. This idea that hey, gotta be Inspection Inspection Freak.
"general clark" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"On Sunday August twenty ninth nineteen, forty eight in the newspapers of that Sunday seventy, two years ago. These were some of the headlines. Congressional spy investigators formally accused the White House last night refusing to help protect the national security in a report on Communist espionage the US Government House, UNAMERICAN activities committee said I. It's inquiry has been hampered at every turn by White House, obstruction taxis, and refusal to supply information. But though you're the Attorney General Clark to enforce laws against spying bigger, ASLI should is largely responsible. The growth and power of the communist conspiracy in America, laws must be passive crackdown on spying and communist activities, and it is making no specific charges of perjury at this time. Communist led attacks on the city government and new russian-american incidents increased attention, yesterday, and blockaded. An American military government document charge that Russia was attempting to form spontaneous riots to pave the way for intervention by the Soviet Army. The document called the weeks to Communist invasions of City Hall apart the scheme. Jacob M low Markan Housing by the State Department is Soviet consul-general sale for Sweden yesterday aboard the liner Stockholm the forty four year old. Stripped of his credentials by President Truman was accompanied by his wife and two children Stockholm is scheduled to arrive in Sweden September six shortly before the vessel part in a Swedish American line official Cordy lamarcus saying he had been ordered to the UN General Assembly meeting in Paris where he would service adviser to the Russian delegation. Well up in Freeport. Maine Michael Cavanaugh saw his first motion picture ever. At the age of eighty. Eight It took a lot of coaxing, but he consented to go with his seventy five year old wife as part of their fifty fifth wedding anniversary. He liked it. Nashua New Hampshire thea POW tick route was convicted of emptying appeal of water on a woman hanging out clothes in her yard. Tetra told the judge I just threw a water cooler off. and. Sixty, four year old Adam Marie of New York City said is attempted hold up of a liquor store in the city was choke. Judge made funnier and gave him thirty days in jail. Although some of the day's top news stories is reported in the newspapers of Sunday August twenty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, and forty eight on your radio escape, which continues now on Classic Radio Theater. Oh Percy was telling me something on a train I thought he was kidding. He said you had a diamond as big as the Ritz Carlton Hotel Yes. Yes. Indeed. As a matter of fact, it's much bigger than the Ritz much.
"general clark" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"They're going to turn on their televisions. Televisions are open the newspaper and say what the heck is the military doing right now? Okay, so this is really important. Because you General Clark say earlier about how the United States military is one of the most respected, if not the most respective respected institutions in the United States by the American people and I do wonder given what you what you just said Professor Caroline I'm just again reminded of. General Mattis statement when he said he said that militarizing or even I'll add the the the president, even mentioning the possibility of militarising response to protests, and Madison quote erodes the moral moral ground that ensures a trusted bond between men and women in uniform and the society. They are sworn to protect. Do you do you? Are you concerned about that erosion? Absolutely I'm profoundly concerned. This support has been pretty easy to garner because it hasn't asked much of the American public to the extent, we see over the coming days or weeks, which I. Sure Hope we don't see to the extent we see. More, more national guard in the streets to the extent, we see active duty troops, potentially being called back out I think that support will will dissipate quickly and there have been moments in our history where the military has absolutely not had the support of the American public. Look at the Vietnam War. The Post Vietnam War, that wasn't a healthy time for our society or frankly. Frankly healthy time to be in the military well Professor Carlin General. Clark and Colonel Wilkerson standby for just a moment. We have to take a quick break. We are talking about the president, the military and the American people we've got a lot of members of the military who called in just now. We'll take a couple of calls.
"general clark" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Okay welcome back general Clark with us we'll get to your calls so Gerald if the planets in the bureau planted acts whatever you want to call it is as close as you think it may be our astronomers seen it now well that's a good question it depends on where it would be relative to our eclectic but those below the eclectic the only people at the South Pole telescope for instance would be able to have if there was behind the sun it would be very hard to be unless you have filters and I think the optimal time it will want to come back to perihelion and headed back out bound because that's what I have to solar collector can we should be able to see it that's seminary of on the same side of that is when it goes out so there's all those factors well will they tell us if they see it I don't think so I think I think if we ever changes such that they can't hide it and then somebody ought to say something I explain it because once you have changes such that possibly the coastal areas get flooded over some active all that bad you know you're not gonna be able blame on global warming right they're going to say something but I think by that point negative calls this war that far off talks about the big head to their bunkers and give themselves a cover story not by production what is the worst that could happen when the planet comes around well I think the worst that could happen is that you get out of Paul a wobble in the axis of the earth but to help off of a fact which rapidly that happens all the dictatorial water that's built up that's probably mile five good in day all of the land mass area of could move quite if if the act of worship rapidly basically being hold like a magnet by the passage of a large planet so it we will not back when the plane I went away over time but that snapping back may be or the passage rate either one of fifty fast because of the massive flooding of the earth and you know historically according to the bottom of the records and the Egyptian records from the city of safe there were four major flood that covered the entire throughout their historical records men many minor one and if one were to look closely they might be convinced that some technical passage of something in time is calling with and many people believe that was the catalyst for the what what do we have a rapid temperature change either hot or cold well it depends if if the if the planet comes close to our earth and the sun and it's in some sort of G. geometry or a plasma discharge would happen from one planet together the star scorch facing part of the planet so involved in that process where did the honor gnocchi cultural what happened well some of them laughter according to the records approximately five hundred BC ed but majority of the Iraqi council of twelve state on the they they distributed the different regions of the earth establish their civilizations and often times.
"general clark" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"You gotta get your money from somewhere, and that can be Russia that can be somewhere in this done bowl that can be from somewhere rights. I feel you on that Jason then you have the other side of this story, which is Trump could do what he wants. But we are witnessing the beginning. They Pelosi Washington, and it is running different than the way. It was under Paul Ryan. Here's Nancy Pelosi standing up to Donald Trump's setting the precedent for what we see tonight, which is obviously a bigger problem politically as well as for the country, but a problem for Trump and the Republicans take a look. Hasn't is doing everything he can to shut the government down have to ask the question. Why does he not believe in governance does not care about the American people doesn't he know that the economy is uncertain hasn't followed the stock market that he likes to brag about Jason. Surgical take down. Right. Nancy Pelosi has been waiting to do this from a position of power for years. But here's the other thing, that's really problematic about Trump, this opposed brilliant negotiator, even though no one in their right? My really believe that I mean, he's he's like a bad super villain who tells bond what the plan is beforehand when you do a press conference last week with Chuck, and Nancy, and you say, I'm going to tear everything down. I want a government shutdown. Everybody knows what your plan is. Everybody knows where the secret files are. So he's his negotiating is so poor whether it's public or whether it's international also say this, you know, as much as he may consider himself to be a mobster a gang. So he's basically a half way crook. Because he doesn't know what he's doing. He told us we were going to go on the Syria and all of our soldiers would bring our oil back. I don't see where that oil is. So even if you believe that it was a good idea to go initially because it was going to lower gas prices. He's failed in that as well. I got a break because we have so much breaking news going on the hill. I just wanna give some serious credit here to Jason Johnson with the mob deep powered five and with the. Godfather general Clark with queens which could be coming to America for being my wildly. We're going to break. Thanks to each of you on a busy Friday. Democrats up ahead. They're now demanding recusals that they take power over the acting g ignoring those call those calls to step aside from overseeing Muller, also Trump shutdown. Well, you all know it came from Fox News.
"general clark" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"And if I could just very briefly I like the correct on earlier remark. I noted the size of the Taliban Afghanistan that being twenty thousand I believe would actually say it's around sixty thousand vice that earlier number. Donald MacKenzie were asked questions about the nuclear deal that the United States entered into with other nations and. You said today that Iran has not ceased or cut back on its malign activities in the Middle East before during or after the nuclear deal the nuclear deal did not have anything to do with stopping Iran from these kinds of activities in the Middle East. Correct. Sure that center that is correct. So why do you think the president used Iran's malign activities in the Middle East as a reason for unilaterally pulling out of the nuclear deal. Senator. I I can't speculate. I think that's called a. Taco question. Let me get to ULA, ten o'clock. General Clark, excuse me. How many personnel are there in so calm? Seven seventy thousand twenty thousand personnel. And you testified today that. So come should only be involved in those missions suited for so common that mission suited for conventional forces should remain or go to the conventional forces is this kind of Dylan Dylan nation clear within the department of defense, and is that reflected in what's he'll com does. Senator the secretary has been very clear in those lines that that's so calm should be specific to so calm missions. So I don't think there's there's any there's any issue delineation within the department of defense for that. This is because we have our understanding that so calm has been deployed often to the point where there is a major stress on us so calm, and I think you mentioned that there are attempts underfoot to an ongoing I should say to relieve the stress on the deployment so calm. So is that because of the understanding that the Daily Nation for what? So calm should be doing our Commissioner forces should be doing really needs to be adhered to. Senator with the publishing of the national defense strategy and relooking the prioritization of the force is given us a very good opportunity to re look all of our deployments. Look where the forces are make sure that so calm forces are in fact, dedicated to the missions that are most important end and are specific to special operations forces. Thank you. Thank you, both for your responses to our questions. Thank you. Mr chairman. Thank you. Senator Senator Kyle..
"general clark" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"I think one of the reasons that this body is considering on the floor a declaration that we are not involved in that we are not to be considered or take military action is for the Saudis in the Yemeni. Civil war is one of the reasons were having a debate. It's sort of a credibility issue, including credibility. What we've been told by the military. We've had military leaders look at the Senate and say that we are not involved in hostilities to support either side in the Yemeni civil war. And when we pointed out that the US is refueling Saudi jets on the weight of bombing runs in Yemen. We're told that that's not assisting in the hostilities the War Powers resolution in nineteen Seventy-three defines hostilities to include aiding allies in moving troops into hostilities. But we've had military leadership. Look. In the face and tell us that refueling Saudi chats on the weight of bombing runs is not hostilities, many of the bombs that have killed civilians in Yemen are made in the United States in either provided the Saudi Arabia via military sales are from US companies. Again, we're told the US is not involved in these one of the reasons that we're having this debate on a matter that's pending before the Senate right now is we don't like being told and we're proxies for the American public. We don't like being told we're not involved in hostilities when bombs are falling. They're made in the United States. And when US jets are involved in refueling Saudi bombing runs into Yemen. We were insulted by that I think we just need to be candid about what we're doing and not doing. And and I'm not asking for a response really what I'm just saying one of the reasons we're having this debate. I'm convinced right now is because we've been told some things from the administration for military leadership in the last months that we find frankly, incredible. And. And we don't find that to be believable. And so the debate will clarify as a matter of policy from the article one branch that's supposed to be the declare of war military action, especially against a nation. This'll be clarifying debate. And I think it's one that we need to have. And with that. Thank you, Mr. chair. This is really she's made radio programming from Tuesday WCBS bay from Washington. Thank you. Thank you said your Kane. Thank you, Mr Chairman, generals, clarkin, gentlemen, Kenzi. I wanna thank you both and your families for your decades of service to our nation. General clark. There's been considerable discussion on the stress of the special operations force after seventeen years of continuous operations. And the doubling of the forest during that same timeframe. Can you discuss from your perspective, the.
"general clark" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"And I do believe that so calm as I stated earlier about the capabilities exist with command allow us to expand that competitors face going forward. And if confirmed, I sure the committee that I will personally look into this. And there is a committed report from so calm through solar. That is due to this committee in the springtime, and I will make sure I pay attention to that report. Good. Thank you. Also, I'm out of time. It can you just briefly address that the additional challenges that you see so come facing with the taking on the responsibility for WMD. Senator the weapons of mass destruction mission that was given to so calm two years ago. Didn't come with no resources it came with unless one hundred personnel positions from strat calm, but the same approach that so calm takes to countering the violates tremors, h which has it has global responsibility can still be applied to the weapons of mass destruction mission is the appropriate mission for so calm know, General Thomas is taken on wholeheartedly, and if confirmed I will do the same. Well, thank you again. Thank you. Thank you for taking time to meet with me. Shaheen sitter Fisher. Thank you. Mr chairman. Thank you gentlemen for being here today. General Clark in your answers to Senator Shaheen you, and I have discussed the same issue when we see a focus now on great power competition with Russia and with China, what does that do for your forces? You know, I've been told for many years that there are heavy demands on so calm and the demand far exceeds the supply that we have you seem to be saying that working with partners and allies is going to pick up even more of that extra demand that we're going to be facing. I understand you correctly. Sara working with allies and partners is a critical component to this. I would also say there were already working with allies and partners in most places through our theater special operations command. Where do you think the focus needs to be for the resources that you would have them? And in many cases, they may be limited resources that you're going to have where's where's the investment going to be where what are you going to prioritize with revenues? They receive. Senator I believe the most important aspect of so calm are the people and the people that are performing the mission wherever it is. Whether it's counterterrorism countering terrorism in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan. Yeah. Or whether they are inside the theater special operations commands, for example inside the European command where they are working with their partners. They're conducting training with special operations forces from nations that are within NATO and within Russia's near abroad. Would you be asking for increased numbers of personnel center right now? I believe that the personnel within so calm or adequate. I think if if confirmed by this committee, I will take a we'll take a very hard look myself at how this applies to great our competition. One thing that I would highlight said we should look at all missions across the globe is the secretary is refined ties with the special operations. Command should only do those missions that are suited for special operations command and those missions that can be adjusted to conventional forces should also go should go those conventional forces. And so we have to look at the station of of requirements. For special operations command. The tenant General Richard Clark is that would be more suited to your command. Would those be counterterrorism rather than great power center? I do believe there are some u unique capabilities within special operations command. I didn't talk about the specifics, but things like military information support operations is one aspects civil affairs that and and our our military information support professionals that exist within the special operations command some are actually stationed in embassies around the world in support of the chief of mission at those embassies those Bill in network, so no, I'm not advocating for digital resources time. But I am looking for and make sure that that the people are prioritizing the right places, and I would say, I would certainly support any resources that you would need to complete the missions. You are given, sir. Thank you, gentlemen, Kinsley MacKenzie. According to the GAO's Tober..
"general clark" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"A Senate Armed Services committee, hearing members are hearing testimony in confirmation hearings for nominees to lead the US military special operations, and the US central command Charing this committee is Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, and we joined this in progress consider taking on these assignments at this critical time in our country. I want to go general MacKenzie to and other hats fat in the Middle East Syria. I appreciated your meeting with me last week. And I think at that time I raise the concerns that I had based on my visit there this summer that New Hampshire democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen we have made significant gains in northeast section of Syria and have beaten back ISIS and life is returning to normal for the people who live there and concerned about the facts that right now there is a hold on the stabilization funds for that part of Syria. So can you talk about how we can continue to maintain the games that we have there without stabilization money. Thank you, eventually the maintain our games, we're gonna have to adequately resource. What follows which is local security under civilian control. Generally, speaking frady's river, that's going to require monetary assistance comes from this country and govern this country. Could also come I think from partners in the region the need to step up to the plate because the problems in Syria for all actually closer to them than they are to us. I think the point is exactly right. The long term solution has to be a stability solution that has to be local and has to be appropriately resource. And that remains a challenge. I agree with you. Heartedly one of the things that we have heard from the administration is that. They support the enduring defeat of ISIS. What does that look like to you in the Middle East? What does that mean, the enduring defeat of ISIS or the center of the enduring defeat devices is not going to be the absence of ISIS? Isis if defeated in the lower Euphrates river valley is going to transition to an insurgency, and they're going to be continued attacks from ISIS and derivatives of ISIS both in the region, really globally. But our goal would be that those attacks typically would be of an intensity and scope where they'd be able to be contained by local forces that would not necessarily require our assistance. It's getting to that point. But I want to emphasize that it won't be for a while. It won't be pretty it won't be silent. There will be pockets that are going to continue to crop up. Thank you. General clark. One of the things that we heard from the commission report on the N D S ambassador Eshelman was that he questioned the NDS's suggestion that we can we are at a point where we can take risk and the Middle East. Terrorist attacks in order to address the major power conflict that will facing again. Can you talk about how so calm should balance? Those two challenges. Yes. Yes. The first thing that the India's allows us to do. And I think it's an ordinance is relook our strategies and look relocate overdoing and prioritize. So we still have to maintain the counterterrorism pressure on those are most likely interest fired and want to attack our homeland. So we have to keep that pressure up at the same time special operations command is uniquely qualified with with its experience operators with the maturity the force. And with the relationships that we have around the globe with many of our partners through our theater, special operations commands, they exist. Inside each combatant commander to be able to give a global work, look and to look at allies and partners who those great powers specifically, Russia and China. That through our actions, we can counter some of their malign exits. And would you agree with the? That conclusion that the commission drew that right now, we've got to do more. If we're going to be proactive about addressing the grey zone issues with Russia and China and also some of the cyber threats. Senator I do and one of the key aspects of the national defense strategy is expanding the competitive space secretary Mattis is clear on that..
"general clark" Discussed on Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men
"And what if neither of us are what we say that cain and then he punches kane out which i mean didn't didn't he just say what if the situation is exactly what you you have just concluded that it is but i reversed the intact but it's still the same because the dishes commuted of maybe he's just being philosophical you know once upon a time i chung shu trump does butterfly fluttering heather and fitter a veritable butterfly enjoying itself to the full the full of its bent and not knowing it was changshu suddenly i woke and came to myself the veritable change shoe now i do not know whether it was done i dreamt i was a butterfly or whether i am now a butterfly dreaming i am a man between me and the butterfly there must be a difference this is an instance of transformation and either way that butterfly had some sweet nipple armor i'm just pleased i could get you know a quote that legion also used into this episode so there we go change you now you're next to you know that's that's not originally from legion right all right it was just referenced there and also here so therefore whereas goodness the television show legion canonical we are absolutely not yeah well true anyway kane barges into general clark's office after presumably getting out of the floor of the mls base on general clark whoever he is is wearing an orange diving suit for some reason i i'm gonna go ahead and say personal gratification that's probably it everyone's just polite and doesn't mention it now cain tells clark we've got to activate weapon prime which we don't really know what that is but clark says no no they have something better they have a guy named richter with inexplicably deeply shadowy izhak it's that's right julio estevan richter who we last saw searching for rain in gino sha despite the fact that he could have just you know called or something he's year richter is the very confused man witnessed yes in your cane heard a lot of good things about you dude going to be a pleasure working with you especially if it means bringing cable.
"general clark" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Donald trump was the only president who has specifically threatened to annihilate north korea's dictator and everyone else in north korea when he threatened to rain down fire and fury on north korea and now donald trump is the first president of the united states to refer refer to our north korean dictator as honorable we're having very very good discussions kim jon on was he really has been very open and i think very honorable from everything we're seeing now a lot of promises have been made by north korea over the years but they've never been in this position we think it'll be a great thing for north korea and it'd be a great thing for the world so we'll see where that all goes maybe it will be wonderful and maybe it's not going to be fair and reasonable and good i will unlike past administrations i will leave the table joining us now retired fourstar general was lee clark former nato supreme allied commander and a senior fellow at ucla's burkle center a general clark i want to get your reaction to what the president had to say about german today and the adjective z used for him today well he's he's building this dispense it's like a reality show and and you know this is all about transactional diplomacy so donald trump's very transparent he says if you like him you liked you so right now kim's coming is white he's throwing some plaudits though the word honorable doesn't mean anything in particular it's just a way of of saying his trying to say something nice that's will bring kim in his direction so both kim and president trump has something to gain from this summit the real question warrants is what happens afterwards going to be a lot of photos it'll be a lot of smiles probably but what will it actually result in if it results simply in the denuclearization effort in north korea we could end up with the same kind of agreement that we have with iran which is unsatisfactory north korea's done a lot.
"general clark" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The same thing turning a blind eye to slaughter in bosnia until finally in nineteen ninety five president clinton intervened leading a nato intervention that did stop massive crimes against humanity if you want witnesses there were eleven thousand bodies i believe recover just in servants alone and the estimate that general clark gave you a little while ago of one hundred thousand is considered to be a low figure actually for bosnia so we said never again and yet it happened again but the point i want to make is there is a real problem here of genocide ethnic cleansing massive crimes against humanity and by the way we didn't go to afghanistan because of those reasons we went to afghanistan because of widely perceived and recognized threat to the united states from terrorism we could come back to that but the point is there is this problem and the international community seems to frequently be paralyzed by the lack of leadership in the lack of consensus and that was why in two thousand five you had this world summit of all the leaders of the world that got together and agreed on this idea of responsibility to protect unfortunately when you read the languages came out of that although it does refer to the possibility at some point of using military means to protect under chapter seven in fact it's so vague there's really no way to base anything on that from my lawyers point of view let me just add one other thing i can think of at least three important humanitarian interventions that were successful and it might be worth thinking a little bit about success is one was the malia where without american leadership there would not have been an intervention that i think save two hundred thousand people are more or less from starvation then in two thousand three there was an intervention again led by the united states in liberia that ended.
"general clark" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"More soldiers to help stole what was going on one is we know each other no one can kill a neighbor in front of an international observer so that when in history would completely different if they neten nations would have taken a different decision rather than pulling out abandoning a whole nisshin to thieves lags criminals of all sorts poll recessive geena in rwanda while it was partly in reaction to that genocide and to a second genocide in bosnia in the former yugoslavia that the international community did finally intervene later that decade in kosovo general wesley clark led that operation as nato commander in europe and he joins us now general clark how much was the humanitarian objective your key mission there roller was the whole it was a whole rationale for the mission because we'd been there we'd seen what was happening in rwanda we should have intervened president clinton said it was one of the greatest mistakes his presidency that he didn't we didn't intervene and you know we resolve that we weren't going to let that happen again and what we saw was on unfolding tragedy in kosovo despite what are russian guests says in fact in the fall all of ninety eight ethnic cleansing began it started actually or in the spring of ninety eight you could see mortar far and other things delivered by the serb military against these albanian villages in kosovo four hundred thousand people left their homes in the fall of nineteen ninety eight it was a like a joke milosevic could do ethnic cleansing up to a certain level and he thought he could get away with it without bringing in the international community but we went through a nato activation exercise we did everything we could diplomatically i made three trips down there to see milosevic to encourage him in the fall of nineteen ninety eight to pull his soldiers back and not do it the russian military came in in december i guess they told him hey don't worry about nato because you'll get away with it and sure enough after the first of the year of nineteen ninety nine he began the ethnic cleansing campaign again and you feel that your operation prevented a massacre one and a half million albanians were forced out of their homes by milosevic we don't really have an accurate number of how many were killed we know that.
"general clark" Discussed on WTMA
"And it changes nothing about how i feel about how important it is to be vaccinated and i know there are people who were fierce about not getting their kids various vaccinations and i don't agree with that and i i don't know how else to deal with it ignoring people's posts just doesn't seem right within the realm of what we do clarke he why are you so quick to jump on the word annuity when a caller uses it last week you were cut saying right here on our show zilimir the next sentence last week you were all over a woman for using that cuss word eventually you settled down and found out that she was talking about life in you itit's not financial ones it would help if you would make the distinction at the beginning of the calls so the listeners better informed i appreciate that so the reason i jump all over that cuss word is that people are so heavily pushed in sold into the piece of trash and knew what he products that the fact that there is a type of annuity there's actually to that are smart things to buy i just wish they had different names for them so that people wooden here oh kirk said that annuities okay maybe this one is too so that's why after started off trashing annuities just in general and pounding that in your head that annuities are great for the high commission salesperson selling it to you but they're rotten terrible for you and then narrow down in the fix of the only two kinds that are okay in his zeal to bash all companies and government in general clark rarely stops to think about why rules are put in place take for example the story of the lottery winner who wished to remain anonymous what if the lottery was being run fraudulently what if a relative of the high ranking lottery official was somehow given the winning numbers if they were to remain anonymous the public could never scrutinize the process and detect fraud if you win the big jackpot you're just going to give up some.
"general clark" Discussed on Guard the Guardians
"They responsible for when they left the wire I didn't have my hand on they did. So, hey, corporal, Helmich im- sit as a I forget what it says. It's a network of panic tough books programs that recon snipers seals will used push back classified information via HF VHF sat com using pictures cana- cameras on this way, we gather in sent Intel's we can plan missions and stuff, but this suite with all the cameras alone was like hundred thousand dollars worth of Clement as you probably as a team leader to those pleasure. Optics your skin sniper weapons your machine guns, your radios, countless up go look at you know, how much harass, you know, pick fifty two radio costs, and you have you had six of them. All right count him up. Yeah. So unlisted folks, don't like doing that officers. No do that. I had you know, officers come in and make that same steak, though, those acronyms all these different things the Heyzer. Let's fix this. No, another stands with a battalion means you could put on your resume that you successfully lead mentor training everyone. Call it over seventeen hundred soldiers in preparation for whatever mission, you're doing. I didn't think of that. Yeah. So that's what we do here. Curses. We don't go. Find a job. We just give them. The tools were thin show him what's new and innovative and proven and on the employer elements side where I work I deplore development, I work with employers. I try to help them be more cognizant of ways to better recruit in remain tame and retain veterans of develop a lot of programs helping companies, you know, be more active with a they might have a veteran poi- research group or actually help several companies develop veteran group and a lot of times. I'm not re-. I'm just reinventing the wheel I'm saying. Hey, this is. What department of education saying this would ball aerospace did ball was great as Levy take their playbook? Give it a couple of companies because not everyone's north Greman or level three. A lot of companies are start a company in them. They finally find out how many vests they have their shocked to find out. They could have fifteen twenty percent of their population vets. And yet they haven't taken any steps to look out for ways to better retain them. Some of us have PTSD some might need a little walk. So as don't have our back to the window or door some of us. Maybe just you need to go and chill out for while. And then there's companies that hire s reluctantly afraid we're gonna get all crazy and little loco. And that's just one of those misconceptions that, you know, some people call us like, you know, combat wounded or post Matic stress, then there's guys like general Clark, call it post traumatic growth, which I think we've been able to be so diverse backgrounds working with every race every gender in terrible situations in places that everyone hates us by elected leadership for mission this good sometimes in then we can do it with, you know, smaller face some sarcasm in our town. We get out and get to the civilian workforce. And we can do anything. We're we can be tied. Anything we understand mission accomplishment understand deadlines understand loyalty. But a lot of folks think we're gonna pull out a machete. Poulos stunt like that kid I almost a year ago at a day of Krier fair. We're having here see bowler. You know, some guy got kicked out the Marine Corps because he's a dirt bag, and then Olsson former marine comes, you know, gets crazy Voeller cops shoot him putting down good thing. So so what we do. We help them out. We just give them their guidance, and I work with employers and Lincoln crew fares, and we'll develop employer, Vince forums. They can come here. So what are the other sort of major bullet points that you've noticed your students student veterans for the most part struggling with?.
"general clark" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"But of course it seems that message at least when the president outweighed by the more more along the lines of the fire and fury and again that phrase again we heard today erin like the world has never seen before as the president described with the us would do militarily if north korea were to attack or threaten again tim thank you and out front now corey schalke senior national security and fish oil under president george w bush and chris eliza editor at large for us here chris the president is insisting right the administration is on the same page i mean they're not all presidents insists that they have been consistent forever and are always on the same page with that ruin their mission it's often not true it's especially not true with this administration uh i think donald trump gets the rhetoric of it and the policy is still of following behind this often the case with him on issues he kinda knows what he wants to say but the okay well what does that actually mean what is fire in fury the likes of which they've never see okay well what does that mean from a military general see you'll see they'll see they should be very nervous um that's not a policy obviously and i think what you have is uh people like sector say tillerson you have a defense secretary mattis trying to the architect some policy around that and also trying to scale back a little bit because they know the policy options aren't great that that the if if there was a fix it would have already been done as general clark sat right if there was a military effects that they've taken involve hundreds of thousands maybe more people dying perhaps it would have been executed before a coretail here's the president and of course you've got the defense secretary and the secretary of state uh really trying to tampa backless just compare them.
"general clark" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"He does something in guam it will be an event the likes of which nobody seen before what will happen in north korea you'll see you'll see and he'll save you will see that it here it's a staples has nothing to do with dare that's a statement he's not going to go around threatening guam and he's not going to threaten the united states and he's not going to threaten japan and he's not going to threaten south korea that's not a dare as you say that is a statement of fact okay gordon kim jongun how does he see it does he see this as a dare or will it be a deterrent well he susan as a dare but more important the generals in the senior regime figures around him see it as a dare if kim were really secure he would probably just say alleged trump the problem is you know we've seen this year's specially january and february instances of instability really extreme turbulence at the top of the regime kim very well may decide that he can't back down from this and even though general clark has right there is an element of deniability it bad it because this is only a proposed planned to strike guam nonetheless it's clear that this is a challenge to kim and so i think that essentially this is a point of putting them into a corner what other things that we do you think now he's at a point when he's in a corner than what does he do yeah as it he knows knowing trump well strike.
"general clark" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"The enemy is the pilots that are trying to drop precision weapons or having challenges unlike in the desert environment so this it was a tough fight in the fifties it would be a tougher fight today because of the amount of the artillery and the systems that the north koreans have general clark the latest threats from north korea there their word seriously examining a strike directed near guam if that were to happen that's a big if what resources does the us actually have in place there well what we have to do is we'd have to put in terminal defense resources so we'd be bringing the standard missiles and on avia ships would be the fastest thing to deploy and put a picket defense around guam we could also try to deploy thad there but there's not enough thatt's and the deployment is not it's not like a twenty four hour process to send the thad in so can we do it yes but the real issue is if they were to do that how would we know when the missiles launched that it's only going guam how do we know it doesn't have a nuclear warhead on it and why wouldn't we then if that scenario escalates why wouldn't we try to stop that missile before it gets launched and this is the really frightening scenario that we don't want to see unfold we don't want to be in a position where we're waiting for the north koreans to take the initiative to launch a nuclear missile because we don't know whether it's going be one missile or three missiles and we don't know if they're really going to qualm until they're launched and we track the trajectory and we don't know if it's got a nuclear warhead or not why would we want to wait for that this is what has to be conveyed to north korea in a diplomatic measure as some of the earlier speakers were saying on this program you've got gotta talk person to person in a diplomatic way not tweeting not bellicose rhetoric to the public and you've got to explain no further you can't do this you do this all bets are off and your country your regime is totally exposed and at risk and general clerk it's it's basically what doug brinkley was talking about before which is sort of unintended consequences or just interpretations of actions the north the north koreans doing one thing we interpreted one way because we're not sure what their true intentions are whether to capabilities are exactly that's exactly right that's why the rhetoric is so dangerous because when you start this ladder of escalation up and it starts with the rhetoric and then the rhetoric leads to something more specific which is the way to the north koreans responded to president trump's generalized rhetoric with something more specific and again even more specific in the last few hours then that that changes the character of the discussion now it's no longer a generalized bombast threat now it's very pointed and very specific and it demands counter action and that starts the action reaction cycle this is a very dangerous development jim clark general hurtling journal marks thank you so much coming up fbi agents radi home belong to the president's former campaign chairman what they took from paul manafort's home would it could mean for the russian investigation the impact all this is having.