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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and the Department of Homeland Security to immediately take all other steps needed to make sure Trump's band is no longer in effect.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
"general mark milley" Discussed on WTOP
"Metro area medical centers to 40. This week's mob riot at the capital by supporters of President Trump has stoked major concern by lawmakers and the national security community alike. About whether the president should make any military decisions in his final dozen days in office. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's spoken to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about preventing the president from starting any military action. Pelosi says in a statement to colleagues. She spoke with General Mark Milley to talk about in her words available precautions for preventing what she calls an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike. Joining us live to talk about all this is w t. O p. National security correspondent J. J. Green JJ. What else if we heard about Pelosi's concerns and the actions that she's taking? Well, you pretty much nailed it in that run up to this life hit here. What you said, was exactly what happened, and that is essentially the gist of it. Pelosi did speak to the nation's top military leader about ensuring that the president cannot launch a nuclear attack. We asked the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's office about that we got a statement from Colonel Dave Butler. And he said Speaker Pelosi in this is a quote initiated a call with the chairman. He answered her questions regarding the process of nuclear command authority. And for those unfamiliar with this process, it's not a simple process. It's not something where the president simply pushes a button. It is a process and there's several steps that have toe have toe go have to be taken care of, and he's not the only person in this process but still The fact that the speaker is concerned about this is an alarming development. And does Mark Milley have that authority to unilaterally decide not to give him the nuclear codes? That's not something I can answer. I can say this, though there is a process multiple people have to be involved in this and Colonel Chairman Millie is not the only person So it's not something where one person can make a decision on this J. J. This is so so out of our realm here characterized the seriousness of where we are with this kind of concern being exhibited about a sitting president. We've been digging into this for a couple of days now since the rally on Wednesday, and there was an extraordinary Extraordinary amount of concern by people in the National Security Lube and those who used to be in the loop about what might happen if the president simply decided to initiate a strike. On a target if he wanted to, and I could tell you that one of the people that used to run the situation room at the White House said to me that it's very interesting. This is two days ago, remember? That he was the president who no longer has permission to tweet, but he can launch a nuclear strike. That is the level of concern that I think, in many ways generated this activity by the speaker and others..
US troops drawdown from Afghanistan
"Donald trump has done more for peace than the nobel peace prize winner who dropped an s ton of bombs in his time as president. Barack obama did so has trump has dropped a lot of bombs to. There's no doubt about it but not any new places and he's removing troops from afghanistan. According to fox news the draw down is under way after almost twenty years bases are being closed and troops are heading home. General mark milley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff suggested that just two large bases and several satellite ones will remain for the twenty five hundred soldiers. Who stay so. They're still going to be a couple thousand troops on the ground there but on the ground. The situation is getting worse. The taliban is launching more attacks and taking more ground and thousands have fled their homes for those people. A peace deal seems a long way off and many are losing faith that it will succeed. The rise in violence is thought to be a tactic by the taliban to gain leverage in negotiations secretary of state. Mike pompeo said that it puts the peace deal at risk adding quote. I made clear to them that the violence levels can't continue all these negotiations go on won't work and so we've asked all of them stand back and indeed stand-down unquote. The afghan army has been trained at the same thing. That trump said to the proud right standby and stand down. I think or stand-down standby say. The afghan army has been trained by the us to fight in its place and conduct ground missions and ninety six percent of air missions themselves. But it's not thought that it can stand up to the taliban alone even after the draw down the. Us will continue air support funding and training all in accordance with the deal they made with the taliban and about sixty five hundred other. Nato troops remain but for america. This country's longest war is winding down
Trump Is Said to Be Preparing to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan, Iraq
"To cut the number of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. A U. S official has confirmed this to NPR, and this news comes after a shakeup in leadership at the Pentagon. NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman, is here with more. Hey, Tom. Hey, Mary Louise. So what kind of cut to re talking What we know I'm told by U. S official. There's been a verbal order from the White House to cut the number of troops in Afghanistan from about 4500 to 2500 by January, the cut in Iraq Drop the level from about 3000 troops to 2500 of formal order is expected this weekend could come as early as tomorrow. Now. This White House move comes as military leaders, including Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley, preferred to keep the level it about 4500 in Afghanistan going into the spring to put pressure on the Taliban to stop attacks in urban areas, break with Al Qaeda and continue peace talks. Goes from one of the conditions Mary Louise agreed to by the U. S and the Taliban in their peace agreement back in February. If your Shell said it's not a good time for the cuts, and military leaders agree with that, since those talks have floundered And there are increased attacks by the Taliban, a 50% increase over the last quarter.
"general mark milley" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"We do not take an oath. One individual. No, We do not take an oath to a country, a tribe or religion. We take an oath? The Constitution. And every soldier Was represented in this museum. Every sailor Airman, Marine Coast Guardsmen. Each of us Protect and defend that document. Regardless of personal price. That is General Mark Milley, the chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who shared that message of reassurance to the American people, and perhaps is a word of warning to President Trump. Should Americans be worried today about the president's efforts to stay in office? We want to bring in another very highly regarded military leader, retired four star general Barry McCaffrey, to the show. Good morning, general. Good morning. God be with you. Thank you So much for your service. First of all to our country and also for joining us, So we are 10 days after the election, The president is still refusing to concede he fired the secretary of defense last week. Meanwhile, President elect Joe Biden and has not been allowed access to intelligence briefings. From your point of view. What does this mean in terms of our own national security? I think we ought to be alarmed. Look, you know, believe your own eyes. Here we are literally two months plus. From handing over the office of the presidency to Biden Harris ticket who legitimately won By every objective measure. And yet we find, um, Mr Trump. At first glance. Trying to set up conditions where he won't leave office on 20. January. You gotta assume that's what he's actually up to. He's got a dozen lines in the water. No, Kenny overturn electoral college votes and state legislatures. Can you do recounts legal objections toe? Existing order of things. None of it's gonna work. I mean, Mr Biden is going to end up in office on 20 January. You wonder what is what is he capable of? And so the transition of Senior people in the Department of Defense. We should view as alarming. This has never happened before. The people he put in office theatrics. Secretary defense, by the way, is a perfectly good Special operations soldier, retired Lieutenant Colonel. I think a good guy, but completely unqualified to be the secretary defense. Never mind for 70 days. Here for the other guys are marginal characters. They're dangerous people so I don't think there is a remote chance of the uniformed services getting drawn into any aspect of the transition. I think that is all that kind of talk that's going on the White House today. You talk about danger in alarming for us to be seeing this right now. I think many Americans can agree. I want to talk to about Reassurance in your way of looking at things. How can we be reassured that our military is still steadfast even in the face of adversity like now? Well, you know, look, it's baked into the DNA's the armed forces. It's baked into the Constitution. There was a fear of standing armies among the revolutionaries that put together the U. S Constitution. So We do have civilian control of the armed forces. There's a stick it of laws that keep active armed forces out of politics. Um And and so I think General Millie's talk, which which was terrific at the opening of the beautiful new U. S. Army Museum out of four Belvoir. It was meant to bluntly state the obvious. That we do take an oath to a piece of paper to a contract. Not to a ruler. So I would just tell your listeners there is not any chance whatsoever. Of the armed forces being used as a count who operation by the way, the thing that I would be concerned about Eyes, the Department of Justice, the FBI, federal law enforcement with an attorney general. Who, if he gives on, apparently legal order. Control domestic law enforcement. That could be used as a threat to the American people. I don't think that's gonna happen either. Look, the bottom line is issued to the thrashings around of a rogue president who has no respect for the laws of the United States. General. Okay, I'm looking at a tweet on you had called this a slow moving coup on on Twitter. Can you explain why you would call it that? And while you're at that make is that obviously brings up all sorts of images and what is the difference between attempting a coup and treason? Well, Treason has legal implications. I I take that off the table. I think what we're seeing right now there's only three institutions of the U. S government. It really have coercive power people with guns and badges and who can take the physical action to control events? That's the Department of Justice. The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. And right now, two of them homeland Security is very capable Guy, acting secretary Who I think's in office and violation of normal federal procedures who controls a lot of federal law enforcement assets. And he's a loyalist to Mr Trump and we I have no confidence in him at all. The attorney general who has a distinguished career and record Eyes acting and, um, at face value in total violation of norms of behavior of the Department of Justice, and he controls Federal law enforcement assets. Now, Mr Trump has put this poor lad and as acting secretary of defense, by the way, I think that's probably an illegal appointment to it should have been the deputy secretary of defense. But obviously he wanted somebody who he believes will follow his orders. And then the four other characters you sent over there. One of them some retired one stars of, um Not just extreme. I think he's got a screw loose. He's general Ta try. Thank you Pronounce his name. Ta ta. He shouldn't be in any position of federal government so Just, you know, believe your own eyes and look at what's happening and say, You know if I was a CIA case officer looking at a third World nation in Africa or Latin America or wherever And I saw this happening, I'd say looks as if Strongman is trying to remain in office. In our case, it isn't gonna work. He's out on 20 January. He's thrashing around. He's alarming of our U. S citizens and he's embarrassing us in the international community who are looking at this saying God, what is going on with these people? Well, I don't know that I can add anything to that. We sure appreciate your time. That is retired four star General Barry McCaffrey. Thank you so much for joining us and again. We sure appreciate your service to our country. Okay. Good to be with you. Thank you, Ursula..
Marine Corps assistant commandant tests positive for coronavirus
"Of the Marine Corps, the latest to test positive for Corona virus, days after he and members of the joint chiefs were in a Pentagon meeting with a Coast Guard leader who was infected with the virus of the Marine Corps says a general Gary Thomas, tested positive for covert 19 attended a meeting of the Joint Chiefs Friday. U. S officials say none of the other top military leaders in the meeting, including General Mark Milley, Chair of the Joint Chiefs have so far tested positive. Still, His positive test, of course, raises worrying questions about the health of the others at the meeting, including the Chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force Space Force and a national guard. Now talk about our
Top military leaders quarantining as virus hits Pentagon
"Top military leaders, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, are quarantining. Now, the Pentagon says it's as a result of meetings last week with the Coast Guard and after a vice admiral who was there tested positive for Corona virus. CBS News, National Security correspondent David Martin says this should not impact national security. These are extraordinarily important people to the daily workings of the Pentagon. Important enough so that they almost all of them will have the ability to work from home with classified information. They will have secure phones in there. In their quarters and secure computers. Defense Secretary Marcus for is not involved in this quarantine. He was traveling in Africa at the time of the meeting.
"general mark milley" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"This is my Krauser. Two dead, including a child in a house fire in Gary and President Trump is back at the White House, where he's working while continuing to be treated for Corona virus, The latest coming up from CBS News business, The Dow is up 89 points. The NASDAQ is down one point S and P 500 up six points. Oil is up just over 3%. It's 65 degrees in Chicago. CBS News next at one o'clock. Thiss is CBS News on the hour your home for original reporting. I'm Jeff Rodriguez. A day after he was released from Walter Reed Hospital, where he was treated for the Corona virus. President Trump says he's feeling great. His doctors are weighing in correspondent Stephen Portnoy, president's doctor says after a rest ful first night back at the White House for Mr Trump reported no symptoms this morning. The president's vital signs remain stable. His oxygen saturation levels between 95 97%. Overall, Dr Sean Conley says the president continues to do extremely well. CBS NEWS Medical contributor Dr David Vegas, I have seen cases where you get continually improving from this point, but I've also seen cases where there's a low, you know he feels well, you take off the decade run the steroids. He's not going to feel well and there will be a crash and that energy we're seeing now will go away. Facebook has taken down a post by Mr Trump, comparing Cove it to the flu. Top military leaders, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff General, Mark Milley, are quarantining after they were exposed to the virus. The president says he intends to be in Miami next week to debate Joe Biden. A day before the vice presidential candidates face off. The Biden campaign is reaching out to voters of color. CBS's Alison Key, The Biden campaigns come, Aya Marshall says. New ads highlight The historic nature of Senator Kamala Harris has run for vice president as a black woman and also what it means to young girls of color black girls and all girls of color. He adds that the campaign is stepping up its ground game in places, including Philadelphia. We do have door knocking happening. Governor Rhonda Santis has extended last night's voter registration deadline in Florida to seven PM tonight after heavy traffic crashed the state's online system where you can have.
"general mark milley" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Stephen Portnoy, president's doctor says after a rest ful first night back at the White House for Mr Trump reported no symptoms this morning. The president's vital signs remain stable. His oxygen saturation levels between 95 97%. Overall, Dr Sean Conley says the president continues to do extremely well. CBS NEWS Medical contributor Dr David Vegas, I have seen cases where you get continually improving from this point, but I've also seen cases where there's a low, you know he feels well, you take off the deck, a drawing the steroids. He's not going to feel well and there will be a crash and that energy we're seeing that will go away. Facebook has taken down a post by Mr Trump, comparing Cove it to the flu. Top military leaders, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff General, Mark Milley, are quarantining after they were exposed to the virus. The president says he intends to be in Miami next week to debate Joe Biden. A day before the vice presidential candidates face off. The Biden campaign is reaching out to voters of color. CBS's Alison Key, The Biden campaigns come, Aya Marshall says. New ads highlight The historic nature of Senator Kamala Harris has run for vice president as a black woman and also what it means to young girls of color black girls and all girls of color. He adds that the campaign is stepping up its ground game in places, including Philadelphia. We do have door knocking happening. Governor Rhonda Santis has extended last night's voter registration deadline in Florida to seven PM tonight after heavy traffic crashed the state's online system where you can have the best sight in the world. Sometimes there's hiccups on it. And so this way People in when they get off from work. They're gonna have until seven o'clock where they could be able to.
Joe Biden, aiming at Donald Trump, says he won’t use military as ‘prop’
"Address to to the the National National Guard, Guard, Democratic Democratic presidential presidential candidate candidate Joe Joe Biden. Biden. Promised Promised the the guard guard he he would would never never use use the the military military as as a a prop prop or or private private militia. militia. Biden Biden accused accused Trump Trump of employing US forces to settle personal vendettas and violate citizen's rights. This a day after Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley told Congress Armed Forces will have no role in the election or in resolving a disputed vote count
"general mark milley" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Bozeman's Avengers costar Mark Ruffalo said he was in amends talent whose greatness was on ly beginning. Denzel Washington called Bozeman, a gentle soul and a brilliant artist. Kenosha, Wisconsin officials are asking the public to keep protests due to the police shooting of Jacob like peaceful. The victim's father, Jacob Lake senior says he believes this son Wilson justice eventually we'll find justice somewhere out there over the rainbow. You know in the little house to do Don't we flew into the tornado will be in the loop. We'll find just south of President Trump commented for the first time on the Blake shooting, telling W m u R in New Hampshire. That he's looking into it very strongly. It was not a good sight. America's top general is making it very clear about what role the military might play in the November election. No role. He is the answer from General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In a letter released late Friday, Millie said the courts in Congress by law will resolve any dispute and the U. S military. Will not be part of that process. Several Democrats, including Joe Biden, have suggested that President Trump might refuse to vacate the presidency. If he loses, Millie writes, I deeply believe in the principle of an apolitical U. S. Military. I'm rich Johnson. The US has realized its first documented case of Corona virus reinfection after one was reported earlier in the week in Hong Kong in two in Europe. The US re infection was reported in the Reno, Nevada man who was also the first in the world known to have severe symptoms upon re infection and was hospitalized as he needed oxygen support barbecue sack. Got a minute want the latest on how covert 19 is impacting business in the economy than stay in touch with marketplace Minute Ah podcast and Smart speaker briefing updated three times daily. I'm nervous, Awful with the marketplace minute, the nation's gross domestic product contracted by an annualized rate of nearly 40 profits doubled to more than fighting accounts for two thirds of the US economy and the commerce. Just ask you're smart speaker to plate the marketplace minute..
"general mark milley" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"The Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley, telling the House Armed Services Committee that if there is any dispute over the presidential election, Congress and the courts must resolve it. Not the military General Milley, writing that he believes in the principle of a political US military recently apologized for joining the president's photo op in a church near the White House, saying his being there gave the perception the military was involved in domestic politics. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz thanking now Colonel Guard troops he activated to stop looting downtown. It is official now there will not be the curfew tonight. Curfew was imposed Wednesday night after violence following what cops say was misinformation about the suicide death of a black homicide suspect. Go bid the economy. The shootings of unarmed black men by white police officers and related issues are felt personally by the ball players on his team, says Yankeesmanager, Aaron Boone. A lot of men and women in my life and a lot of people in our room and there that Um, are really hurting Boone, adding, even though we're going through some dark times that at the end of this, we're better. We're better for it and That's my continued prayer. The N B A and players say they'll work with media networks to create advertising spots during the remainder of the postseason to promote greater engagement in the election process and their communities. League plans to have arenas become polling places this November. This is ABC News. Can Donald Trump really beat Joe Biden now blitz A new bestseller, by David Horowitz reveals President Trump's Riel game plan..
Russia blames US for military vehicles' collision in Syria
"Of the Russian military is blaming US troops for a collision between Russia and the U. S military vehicles in eastern Syria, officials said. The Russian vehicle sideswiped a light armored SUV military vehicle, injuring four Americans. National Security Council spokesperson blamed the Russian military for unsafe and unprofessional actions. Russia said a general had a phone call Wednesday with General Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to discuss the incident in that call. Russia charged that the U. S military tried to block the passage of Russian military convoy and the Russian troops to quote the necessary measures. To prevent One incident.
New Pentagon policy effectively bans Confederate symbols
"A new Pentagon policy that, as CNN describes it, will act as a de facto ban on the display of the Confederate flag. It deals with the display and depiction of flags on military installations. Well, the policy does not specifically mentioned the Confederate battle emblem. That emblem is not among the flags allowed to be displayed. The Pentagon held a virtual town hall today. Defense Secretary Mark Esper was there. This was the final question. You're going to hear the answer from the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley. Today's last video submission comes from operations specialist First Class Pierre, who is stationed in Italy. Let's roll it with all the recent events that's been going on back in the states at tax myself. A simple question. What does my chain of command seeing me when I take off this uniform? Unfortunately, I don't have the answer to that. But what I am is unapologetically black with that. Comes a great responsibility to face challenges and adversities of preconceived notions and prejudices of how I'm supposed to act or what I'm supposed to do that to say racism is alive and well around the world and not just back in the states with my experience in the Navy, Although I've been a great one, I ran into some people. The only judgment by the color of my skin and not about the quality of my work As a navy. I thought that we should continue to treat people fairly based off their character. Into some of their actions. That's how will continue to be the world's greatest navy. I'll turn this one over to the chairman of Joint Chiefs to comment on the West One Piers message. For special spirit. Thanks. Those are powerful words. You asked What you changed, man would think when you take that uniform off. I can't speak for every officer and there, But you and I, You're a sailor 24 7 when they were in that uniform or not. I'm a soldier 24 7 all the time every time no matter what on DH and that you are unapologetically black. That's a good thing You should never deny. I who you are no matter who you are, No matter how you identify on, you should be proud of that. Be proud of being a sailor would be proud of being an African American on all that's good and remember, And this is for everyone. Not just here but again, going back to the oath going back to the idea the idea that is America the idea that every one of us is free and equal. Remember the words of Lincoln that this is a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men And I would add, all women are created equal period full stop on. That's what we're about. That's what that constitutes. That's what that idea is about, and we are all free and equal. It doesn't matter where we're from. It doesn't matter the color of skin. We're going to be judged by the content of our character, not the color of his skin, like Martin Luther King said. That is what this country's about. That's the essence of America, and that is what we in uniform are dedicated to protect and defend. That's what the Constitution is all about. And we are willing to. Die for those principles, those values and again if we're willing to die for those principles, we ought to be willing to live for him every single day. So thanks Special spear for what you do and what you do every single day with you wearing that uniform or not, thanks for what you're doing. You are General Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a virtual town hall held by the Pentagon Defense Secretary Mark Esper also taking part and Esper is memo today that effectively banned the Confederate flag on military bases. Did not address the issue of bases named after Confederate generals, a couple of other headlines today. The Pentagon
"general mark milley" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Out when police arrived Field started filming U. C. Officers go inside struggle with the suspect, Tase and then try to cuff him. That's when the officer explains his tactics and asked for help. This field is trying to come the suspect down while others free his arms to be cuffed fields. The witness actually positions the suspect's hands and helps officers the handcuff him. The Houston police chiefs of the instability made into a training video feels by the way, said he used to be a career criminal but got a second chance and he wanted to pass that forward. Just a few minutes. We'll have a chat with the Seattle City Council member Andrew Lewis, who is proposing a non police option for 9 11 calls. The House Armed Services Committee heard from top Pentagon officials about the military's role in the George Floyd protests. Defense Secretary Mark Esper defended the role of the National Guard and insisted the guard personnel were never involved in any confrontations with protesters. I want to make very clear That no active duty military units engaged protestors or otherwise took part. Direct part in civilian law enforcement or federal protection missions in the District of Columbia or anywhere else in the country, and they were not involved in clearing that area in front of the White House guard did not advance on the crowd. At the guard did not shoot rubber bullets. At the guard did not employ chemical agents of any type. Rather, the guard remained in a static role as backup toh law enforcement if needed. Also testifying, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he said the U. S military will always remain dedicated to the Constitution on the right to peaceful protest. The United States military comes from the people of our nation. We remain dedicated to the Constitution. We will never turn our back on that document. Millie said he's asked for a commission to investigate racism in the military. And that he says, includes Confederate symbols have military installations. There is no place in our armed forces from manifestations. Or symbols. Racism, bias or discrimination. He wanted to be clear on what he thinks about the civil war to so he said, right there in front of Congress. People like Robert E. Lee committed treason, the Confederacy, the American Civil War. It was fun, and it was an act of rebellion. It was an act of treason at the time against the union against the Stars and Stripes against the U. S Constitution. Those officers turned their back on their oath. Now, some have a different view of that. Some of that some think it's heritage. Others think it's hate. And he says, yes, you have to reconsider statues and you have to reconsider the names of military bases. But It needs to be orderly, the way we should do. It matters as much as that we should do it. So we need to have, uh, I've recommended a commission of folks to take a hard look at the bases, the statues the names of all of this stuff. New York City, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife joined activists picked up rollers of yellow paint, and they helped fill in a big black lives matter. Mural which just happened to be in front of the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue matter, United. Donald Trump does not understand what page You're right in front of this building for him. Let's go, Everybody help fill.
House holds hearing on Russian bounty intelligence reports
"Officials before a House panel over reports Russia paid Afghan militants to kill U. S Service members in Afghanistan. General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and Defense secretary, Mark Esper, say they have not seen corroborated intelligence that Russia offered bounties to the Taliban for the debts of U. S service members. Congressman. To the best of my recollection. I have not received a briefing that included the word bounty versus intelligence assessments, alleging the Russian bounties was not produced by a Defense Department agency. The top Pentagon officials also told the House Armed Services Committee, there's no evidence payments led to the deaths of service members. Karen Alford,
Milley, Esper testify on military's role handling civilian protests
"House armed services Lawmakers called in the defense secretary today to talk about the use of the military to deal with civilian disturbances. The secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs appeared before the House Armed Services Committee with a big focus on the military's response to recent protests. Secretary Mark Esper cautioned against bringing in active duty soldiers using active duty forces in a direct law enforcement role should remain a last resort and only in the most urgent and dire of situations Chairman The Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley addressed the broader issue in America. Today. We as a nation It is a military still struggling with racism. And we have much work to do. Away where the cloth of our nation Understand that cohesion. The force multiplier on Capitol Hill, Mike Emanuel Fox
Military chief: Troops were issued bayonets in DC unrest
"The nation's top military official confirms an Associated Press report that some of the troops set to hit a protest in Washington DC last month were armed with bayonets joint chiefs chairman general mark Milley explained in a letter to lawmakers that members of the army's eighty second airborne division from Fort Bragg and the third U. S. infantry regiment were mobilized to the nation's capital to respond to massive protests over the death of George Floyd Millie writes that the soldiers were issued bayonets for their June second deployment but were instructed to keep the sharp weapons in their scabbards and not attach them to rifles defense documents obtained by the Associated Press also show some of the roughly seven hundred troops had no training in riot response they were never actually sent into protest hot spots but reports of armed troops led to criticism from some members of Congress Jackie Quinn Washington
Pence says he was "encouraged" to stay at White House, not join Trump at church
"In Washington there's continuing fallout from that day two weeks ago when peaceful protesters near the White House were violently moved before president trump walked to an historic church vice president pence won't say whether general mark Milley was right that it was a mistake for the president's top military adviser to walk with him to Saint John's church I respect his ability to speak a for himself about his presence there pence told CBS news he didn't join the president on his walk out of an abundance of caution it was obviously a of a volatile environment at moments and and so I was encouraged to remain but he says he would have been happy to stand alongside the president Steven Portnoy a CBS news
"general mark milley" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"The latest well live from NPR news I'm she Stevens joint chiefs chairman general mark Milley is apologizing for his part in a recent trump administration photo op outside a fire damaged historic church across from the White House as NPR's Tom Bowman reports Millie says it was wrong he said simply I should not have been there that is presence in front of the church across from the White House created a perception of the military being involved in domestic politics as you recall the president had posed for a photo while pulling up a Bible in front of St John's church were authorities had used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse peaceful protest NPR's Tom Bowman reporting more than a dozen Minneapolis police officers have signed an open letter condemning a former colleague who is charged with murdering George Floyd details from NPR's David Schaper the letter is signed by fourteen officers but says it is expressing with the vast majority of Minneapolis police officers feel at this moment it states that we wholeheartedly condemn Derek Chauvin and the letter denounces his actions like us Derek Chauvin took an oath to uphold the sanctity of life most precious the officers say adding Derek Chauvin failed as a human and stripped George Floyd of his dignity and life this is not who we are the officers say they are not the police union or the administration adding quote we stand ready to listen and embrace the calls for change reform and rebuilding telling the people of Minneapolis that we are with you moving forward we want to work with you and for you to regain your trust David Schaper NPR news Minneapolis Minnesota's Republican controlled Senate will hold a special session beginning Friday to address police reforms Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says his top priority will be to try to terminate the democratic governor's emergency powers does Elkus says Tim Walz abuse those powers in his response to covert nineteen and the sometimes violent protests over the police killing of George Floyd several NASCAR drivers to sever ties to custom helmet designer beam designs over its founders opposition to banning Confederate symbols and races just miles from the speedway W. MFPs Daniel Pryor reports that the band is being mostly applauded by fans Andriy Moreschi was on his way to the boardwalk he says he supports NASCAR's ban on the flat yes they should every.
Top military general calls photo-op with Trump a "mistake"
"The nation's top generals apologizing for taking part in a photo op last week outside of fire damaged historic church across from the White House joint chiefs chairman general mark Milley says he should not have joined president trump and other administration officials in walking past protesters I should not have been there my presence in that moment and in that environment eight a perception of the military involved in domestic politics the commission uniformed officer it was a mistake both general milling and US defense secretary mark esper say they misunderstood their involvement in the incident in which tear gas was used to clear a peaceful protest against police
Milley Says He Was Wrong to Accompany Trump on Church Walk in Washington, D.C.
"This is interesting because I'm looking at an op ed from Tom Rogan the Washington examiner and he's talking about the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general mark Milley says he made the right decision on Thursday by apologizing for his attendance of president trump's walk from the White House the Saint John's church that walk which required the dispersing of an otherwise peaceful crowd of protesters I don't think that was the case but involved a trump posing with the Bible for photographs whether not trump's actions were justified I believe trump should have walked to the church early in the morning of the next morning after protesters departed he says it was overtly political in design in effect for that reason Millie should not have been involved
"general mark milley" Discussed on WTOP
"P. at six thirty five the nation's chairman of the joint chiefs general mark Milley now says he regrets being in the now famous photo in Lafayette square with president trump that sparked a national debate about the role of the military and civil society I should not have been there it follows other widening cracks between Mr trump and his military top brass and WTOP national security correspondent JJ green says the military is trying to repair its reputation the bottom line this is an embarrassment for them and for many folks who watched that take place they were sitting there and saying how could this happen and so a lot of people are pointing to people inside the the DOD and the military community over this and this is the thing that they are very concerned about how this is going to impact them getting their work done and then their reputations on the streets meantime a key Senate panel has voted to rename military bases that are named after Confederate leaders WTOP's Mitchell Miller today on the hill the American people know these names have to go house speaker Nancy Pelosi says she agrees with a vote by the Senate Armed Services Committee to rename military bases which would be phased in over several years president trump has strongly pushed back on the idea he seems to be the only person left who doesn't get it hello C. is also moving ahead with efforts to remove eleven Confederate statues from the capitol houses top Republican Kevin McCarthy believes that will require cooperation from the states where they came from I would encourage those legislatures to be able to change from the path of what they brought forth on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news stay with us here on WTOP another big tech company says it will not sell.
General Mark Milley says it was a 'mistake' to accompany Trump on walk to church
"The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says he should not have walked with president trump through DC park to a church last week as protesters were forced to clear out of the way CBS news correspondent Kenny McCormick reports the president's top military adviser general mark Milley apologize for taking part in the photo op it was a mistake speaking to graduate to the national defense university he said the photo sparked a debate about the role of the military in civil society my presence in that moment and in that environment eight a perception of the military involved in domestic politics melley said he'd learned a lesson from
Nation's top military officer apologizes for role in Trump photo op outside church: 'I should not have been there'
"I should not have been there that's what the nation's top military officer says about being in Lafayette square with president trump last week army general mark Milley the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff addressing the national defense university commencement ceremony today saying my presence in that moment and in that environment eight a perception of the military involved in domestic politics as a commissioned uniformed officer it was a mistake but I learned from and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it Millie also expressing his outrage at the George Floyd killing and urged military officers to recognize it as a reflection of centuries of injustice toward African Americans
General Mark Milley says it was a 'mistake' to accompany Trump on walk to church
"General mark Milley the chair of the joint chiefs of staff in a recorded commencement address to the national defense university today apologizing for taking part in president trump's walk from the White House to Saint John's church last Monday night saying he should have done that as a commissioned uniformed officer it was a mistake but I've learned from and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it the photo op came shortly after a group of peaceful protesters in Lafayette square were forcibly removed by police and federal law enforcement officers some officers using pepper
Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets appearing in Trump photo op
"Hello America's top general joint chiefs chairman mark Milley says he should not have appeared with the president at last week's photo op in Lafayette square defense secretary mark esper who did stand with the president during a photo op that included Mr trump holding up a Bible has also expressed misgivings about the optics of the moment joint chiefs chairman general mark Milley was in battle fatigues that evening but did not stand in front of St John's church still he tells graduates of the national defense university he should not have participated in the walk over at full weight where the cloth of our nation come from the people of our nation we must hold dear the principle of an apolitical military Millie making clear he believes a walkover was designed to show the president as tough on protesters while reaching out to evangelical base Bob Costantini
"general mark milley" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"The joint chiefs of staff general mark Milley says he should not have been that president trump's famous photo op outside a damaged church by the White House the president held up a Bible as he pulls in a commencement address to the national defense university Millie says his presence at that moment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics federal authorities had forcefully removed peaceful protesters to allow the president to walk to the church medley also repeated his opposition to the president's suggestion that federal troops should be deployed to quell protests around the country president trump is getting away from the White House for a few days president trump hits the road today traveling to Dallas for his first official campaign events since the corona virus pandemic hit three months ago the president attends a fundraiser his campaign expects will bring in ten million dollars all attendees will be tested for Kobe nineteen the president will also hold a round table with faith leaders law enforcement officials and small business owners information released by the White House about the event makes no explicit reference to race but officials say the event will focus on solutions to quote historic economic health and justice disparities in American communities from Dallas airforce one will head to New Jersey the president will spend the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster he had planned to be there last weekend but then canceled the president says he'll hold a campaign rally next week in Tulsa he's standing in recent polls has dropped and Mr trump says he'll soon announce a new location for the speech I'll give accepting his party's nomination this summer campaign advisers say the site is likely to be Jacksonville the Republican National Committee voted this week to move the nominating convention out of Charlotte because North Carolina governor Roy Cooper a Democrat and other state health officials.
"general mark milley" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"General Mark milley will be the new chair of the joint chiefs of staff he will replace general Joseph Dunford who will retire next October the important stuff. I Milli is from Winchester where he graduated from the Belmont hill school in nineteen seventy six and he's a Boston sports fan. Millie is currently army chief job he has held since two thousand fifteen. He commanded troops several times in Iraq and Afghanistan. He led the effort to move women into frontline combat positions and told congress that women should have to register for the draft the decision to announce his appointment almost a year in advance surprise, the Pentagon and another big change. President Trump is confirming that chief of staff John Kelly is on his way out ABC's, Tai Hernandez with more White House chief of staff John Kelly receiving his marching orders. The president making the announcement John Kelly will be leaving. But I don't know if I can say retiring, but he's a great guy. It was a job Kelly appeared reluctant to accept but I did something wrong and God punishment. Guess. Success during his tenure he clashed openly with national security adviser John Bolton, and while credited with streamlining operations, some in the White House bristled at restrictions imposed the retired general who grew up in Allston Brighton has been chief of staff for about seventeen months. Replacements. Reportedly include vice President Mike Pence is chief of staff, Nick Ayers and White House budget chief, Mick Mulvaney. John Kelly's departure is part of a big shape up in the executive branch. William bar has been named the new attorney general replacing Jeff Sessions Heather Nauert named new ambassador to the UN replacing Nikki Haley and two White House staffers Bill stepping in and Justin Clark moved to the president's reelection campaign. And if there are any more changes at the White House, you'll hear them here. Ask your smart speaker to play WBZ NewsRadio on iheartradio. Will she or won't she run for president Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren at a town meeting in Plymouth yesterday answered the question, everyone is asking working through it right now. So I I don't want to go into more detail than but I'm I'm working through it right now. She also said that the most important thing we can do is to pass a lot to protect the Muller investigation. Coming up. Northeast. A robbery on campus. Just ahead..
"general mark milley" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Hunters anglers campers and Survivalists hit back to Nate. John Kelly is out. I'm Roger stern, Fox News. The White House chief of staff is leaving by the end of the year. President Trump making me announcement this afternoon saying he will announce at least an interim replacement in the next day or so it's widely reported that the president would like to choose Nick Ayers who is currently the chief of staff to vice President Mike Pence as for Kelly. His departure is no surprise as we hear from FOX's Ellison barber. This has been a rumor forever long time such a persistent rumor that then in July of this year, President Trump went and had a discussion with his chief of staff and asked him reportedly to stay on through twenty twenty two which she was stabbed John Kelly. Agreed. And then went back and told his staff that he would stay until then that kind of made the rumor stop for a little bit. But then they picked back up. Again, we've been hearing this rumor for quite a while. Now Kelly is not the only White House announcement today, President Trump has nominated army. General Mark milley to be the next head of the joint chiefs of staff. He will replace general Joseph Dunford who is retiring six people are dead and dozens have been hurt after a stampede in an Italian nightclub. Fox's and Carrick with that most of the dead are teenagers minors one of the dead identified as a forty year old mother who accompanied her daughter to the disco in Coronado on the central Adriatic coast. Many of the injuries are considered serious and Italian rapper was entertaining. The crowd when someone sprayed something similar to pepper spray. Sending the crowd running a sixteen year old boy says at least one emergency exit was locked acclaim. Authorities are investigating a fire commander on the scene says all the doors were open when they arrived. Authorities estimate about one thousand people were inside when the stampede began and Carrick Fox News three years in a row for army which won this year's army navy game seventeen to ten President Trump handling to coin toss. This is Fox News. Now. Now, the lens of liberty. Here is Helen krieble in my hometown number of parents volunteered to decorate the school gym for the annual prom is this parents all across America have been doing for generations. But in this case, nobody seemed to wear that permit from the local fire department was required along with the approval of this specific plan firemen rip down the decorations delight to be replaced for that year's prom government. Overreach is all around us every day. And if we look through the lens of liberty. It seems clear that such permits an overzealous enforcement are often more about revenue than safety such silliness doesn't just threaten one prom. It undermines our freedom in thousands of little ways every day. For more information, go to lensofliberty dot org. That's lens of liberty dot org. Toll.
"general mark milley" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"News talk eleven ninety nine three w. John Kelly is out. I'm Roger stern, Fox News. The White House chief of staff is leaving by the end of the year. President Trump make me announcement this afternoon saying he will announce at least an interim replacement in the next day or so it's widely reported that the president would like to choose Nick Ayers who is currently the chief of staff to vice President Mike Pence as for Kelly. His departure is no surprise as we hear from FOX's Ellison barber. This has been a rumor for very long time such a persistent rumor that Ben in July of this year. President Trump went and had a discussion with his chief of staff and asked him reportedly to stay on through twenty twenty two which she was stabbed John Kelly. Agreed. And then went back and told his staff that he would stay until then that kind of made the rumors stop for a little bit. But then they picked back up. Again, we've been hearing this rumor for quite a while. Now Kelly is not the only White House announcement today, President Trump has nominated army. General Mark milley to be the next head of the joint chiefs of staff. He will replace general Joseph Dunford who is retiring six people are dead and dozens have been hurt after a stampede in an Italian nightclub. Fox's and Carrick with that most of the dead are teenagers minors one of the dead identified as a forty year old mother who accompanied her daughter to the disco in Coronado on the central Adriatic coast. Many of the injuries are considered serious and Italian rapper was entertaining. The crowd when someone sprayed something similar to pepper spray. Sending the crowd running a sixteen year old boy says at least one emergency exit was locked a claim. Authorities are investigating a fire commander on the scene says all the doors were open when they arrived. Authorities estimate about one thousand people were inside when the stampede began and Carrick Fox News three years in a row for army, which one this us. Army navy game seventeen to ten President Trump handling coin toss. This.
"general mark milley" Discussed on 600 WREC
"E G R to Memphis, an iheartradio station. John Kelly is out. I'm Roger stern, Fox News. The White House chief of staff is leaving by the end of the year. President Trump makes me announcement this afternoon saying he will announce at least an interim replacement in the next day or so it's widely reported that the president would like to choose Nick Ayers who is currently the chief of staff to vice President Mike Pence as for Kelly. His departure is no surprise as we hear from FOX's Ellison barber. This has been a rumor forever, very long time. Such a persistent rumor that then in July of this year, President Trump went and had a discussion with his chief of staff and asked him reportedly to stay on through twenty twenty two which she was stabbed John Kelly. Agreed. And then went back and told his staff that he would stay until then that kind of made the rumor stop for a little bit. But then they picked back up again. And we've been hearing this rumor for quite a while. Now Kelly is not the only White House announcement today, President Trump has nominated army. General Mark milley to be the next head of the joint chiefs. Staff he will replace general Joseph Dunford who is retiring six people are dead and dozens have been hurt after a stampede in a mentality nightclub. Fox's and Carrick with that most of the dead are teenagers minors one of the dead identified as a forty year old mother who accompanied her daughter to the disco in Coronado on the central Adriatic coast. Many of the injuries are considered serious and Italian rapper was entertaining. The crowd when someone sprayed something similar to pepper spray. Sending the crowd running a sixteen year old boy says at least one emergency exit was locked acclaim. Thirties are investigating a fire commander on the scene. Says all the doors were open when they arrived. Authorities estimate about one thousand people were inside when the stampede began and Carrick Fox News three years in a row for army, which one this us. Army navy game seventeen to ten President Trump handling the.
"general mark milley" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Local communities in the San Gabriel valley all told the Bill introduced by democratic Senator Kamala Harris would add another one hundred thousand acres of protected lands in Pasadena. Kris Ankarlo, KFI news. Miss city of Long Beach is standing behind low income immigrants facing deportation. The city council this week voted six to three to approve publicly funded legal representation for immigrants councilwoman Susie price is among the three dissenting votes. Who would have preferred funding to go directly to local nonprofits the money was ultimately decided to go to an organization called the VERA institute, which is not a local organization, but rather national based nonprofit organization who would then hopefully work with a local organization. Price says she had expressed concern that some immigrants with criminal convictions would benefit from the funding. The fund will provide two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for a two year period. Trump says he will nominate general Mark milley. The army's chief of staff as his next top military adviser. General Mark milley will succeed. General Joseph dumb for as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. New software is helping to change the way police are alerted to active shooters and other life or death emergencies in schools system force technology, CEO Brandon Flanagan says it can give crucial information directly to police in less than twelve seconds. Donald we notify law enforcement born forming are learning everybody else in the building simultaneously of what's happening now every other staff members aware of the threat in a situation what the threat is where it may be in the building based on that information. They can take the appropriate course of action. This program has been set up in communities in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire..
"general mark milley" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Name. General Mark milley as an X chair of the joint. Chiefs of staff is the army's chief of staff current joint chiefs chairman Joe Dunford is due to step down. Next fall. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden says he has major concerns about the president's choice. For attorney general Wyden says William bar has written that the president should not be held accountable for laws the constitution or constrained, by congress widened plans to ask bar, whether President Trump demanded his loyalty or promises about constraining special counsel, Robert Muller's investigation as a condition of being nominated Francis bracing for more anti-government protests this weekend ABC's, Tom rivers says police are prepared the French your fed up with president Macron is widely seen as elitist and out of stamp countering. The wave of discontent is prime minister. Edward Felipe throw. Translator says we mobilized important number of offices, eight thousand nine thousand means to this really. Gordon, exceptional mobilization. Because once again, we don't wanna put in danger of the Republic institutions and the collective security in Paris alone. Eight thousand police are being mobilized they'll be quipped with a dozen armored vehicles. A I in the French urban area since two thousand five Tom rivers ABC news at the foreign desk. Police have released the identity of a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash in Beaverton place. A forty four year old Michael compared junior was riding a motorcycle south on Murray boulevard at Harvard road Wednesday morning when another driver made a left turn in front of him. Campell died at the scene. A reward is being offered. Help track down a pair of arson and theft suspects in Portland. Two women are accused of setting fires inside of the roster..
"general mark milley" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"So we continue our discussion tonight, and we do so with retired air force. Colonel Randy Larsen frequent guest on the program, the director and executive producer of this new documentary film, Black Hawk Down, the untold story. Randy thank you for being with us. Jimbo. All right. We'll introduce to other guests who will be with us in a moment here first of all regarding what most of us know about this the book Black Hawk Down. And of course, especially the Academy Award winning movie, I gather that you're key points of disagreement are not so much inaccuracy as shall we say an incomplete story. Incomplete stories is an accurate description. I mean, I don't criticize Ridley Scott first of all he Hollywood in for Hollywood was a pretty good a pretty good job of telling the story about the military the intensity of combat chief of staff of the army. General Mark milley said recently at the time of the battle ninety three. This was the most intense combat. That's the battle of way in nineteen sixty eight and so the movie catchy that intensity miss what the book, primarily miss and several other books the one that bothered me, the most frankly is when the history channel documentary called Wyckoff down the real story. It didn't even mention tenth mountain division in the history channel documentary. And the fact is when the team went out to rescue the ninety nine guys that were trapped around super six one. But I crash Cal ninety nine guys from task force ranger their track. Surrounded by a thousand well, armed Somalis, the people that were rescued them there were three hundred and forty soldiers from mountain to visit was led by Colonel or Brigadier. General Bill will be on here who led that group out there? And there were about sixteen Rangers in about eight eight guys. Three hundred and forty from mountain basin. And those guys have gotten Bruce Lee mo- credit or ballistic that and so we cropper coming up on the twenty fifth anniversary commemoration of this battle that the story of the soldiers from camp mountain division is finally told fair enough. And this would be the time to introduce the first of our guests. He is in fact, retired army Brigadier General Bill David that the commander at the time of task force to fourteen back in October of nineteen Ninety-three. General David is a graduate of West Point. He's had many combat positions during twenty eight years of active duty military service. He is an airborne ranger in a highly experienced combat veteran general David thank you for joining us. And of course, thank you for your service, sir. Well, thank you for having me on that JIMBO happy to to do. So tell us your thoughts about the story that has been told up till now, and the the the expanded story that Colonel Larsen is telling. Well, I'll start with Randy. On. I have a hard time expressing my gratitude to my. Friend. Randy. For doing this project. Randy and I met back in nineteen ninety four when we were on a war college fellowship at the university of Pittsburgh and. You stayed in contact you out the years, and you know. Who would have guessed that, you know, that association back then would have led to this. So first of all Randy deserves just an enormous amount of credit for for taking this on and bludgeoning has bludgeoning his way through the bureaucracy to you know to. You get all the supporting historical documentation, which makes this a an actual documentary and an interesting story as well. So I'll I'll I'll start there. And we will we will certainly ask Colonel Larsen. Good deal about bludgeoning his way through the bureaucracy. I spent some time in the army and in Vietnam I've seen bureaucracy in action. I suppose the times I've been a minor part of it. I'd like to use our third guest at this time and the he is a retired army. Lieutenant Colonel Michael a graduate of West Point as well and airborne ranger as well in a highly experienced combat veteran October of nineteen Ninety-three twenty-five years ago. Colonel L O B served as the operations officer of task force to fourteen Colonel. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for your service, sir. Thank you very much for the opportunity to come on your show and talk a little bit about what I believe is an important story that accounts for all of the courage and heroism that occurred on the third and fourth walkover. Continue with your thoughts. Are I'm sorry. I really do. I think that. One of the things that's come out of this. It's all it's been almost cathartic for a lot of folks in two fourteen. We live look and listen over the last twenty five years, and they're finally having their story told and so it's important role. But I think it's also important for the nation that understand the courage that those men showed on that day. Very good. We will continue our discussion with of course, your calls. Welcome as well as we observe the twenty fifth anniversary of Black Hawk Down, the in credit incredible tale of what happened in Mogadishu Somalia at that time and yes for those who were allied with the time like so many occurrences in our lives. It does seem impossible that represents a quarter of a century ago. We will continue our discussions with general Bill David with Colonel Michael l'herbe and with the director and executive producer of this documentary. Colonel Randy Larsen of the Jim Bohannon show in just a moment from bear messing up the car interior to a deer damaging a pool liner, we've covered it talked to farmers. We know what thing too because we've.