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"herman kahn" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

11:38 min | 1 year ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"On the west coast in California for a few days and pleased to welcome back to the show United States secretary of state Michael Pompeii Mister secretary welcome good morning it's great to be with you this morning good morning to you as well I was listening your speech in Berlin on the plane yesterday and you remarked to a lot of laughter that this was the first time you've spent two nights in a for destination in a row for as long as you can remember that true you know it often the case I'm in and out of the flight travel and and many places drive is that vision as possible so it was great to get to spend what was really good it's almost two full days there and in Germany rhet room commemorating the important part of American history in German history it is a it is a terrific speech will come back and talk about it about your Hudson institute speech as well but a first a couple of questions the house impeachment hearings opened today Mike Gallagher your your friend from Wisconsin member the house said moments ago on the show that these hearings in the impeachment vortex create quote a permissive atmosphere for communist in the Thor tarian separate come pump where do you think American political soap operas in danger our friends in Hong Kong the poor people of Venezuela even our neighbor or even our ally Israel by taking our eye off the big ball my job here is to make sure that doesn't happen a lot there's a lot of noise the B. noise today they'll be no it's for the rest of this week my mission here my teams misstated parts to make sure that doesn't do precisely what you describe I told the team to stay focused there's there's all this chatter but then there's challenges and opportunities for mac around the world are our missions that have to be to make sure that that risk that represent Gallagher identified doesn't come to bear when you were a member of the house into specifically when you're on the Benghazi select committee did the majority block two thirds of the witnesses the minority wanted to call which is what Adam Schiff has done here that that process was very different from this process we were patient we allowed the agency's do produce their witnesses at a time when they were prepared we love them that I counsel it was a completely different process than what's taken place so far I regret that I regret that for the team that works for me at the state department that I believe it's been treated incredibly out fairly but most importantly I I regret it for the American people that we haven't had a process that is allowed a increase to proceed in a way that's fair and equitable and gets the facts and improper way the American people I I hope that'll change last question on these hearing Mister secretary a couple of the news outlets have attempted to create a narrative that you are at cross purposes with career staff morale is low at the state department I know morale the state park in my son works there I always disclose that when I talk to you but your support for the career staff has never been in doubt in my mind what do you make of the stories more more more Washington's lottery stuff long history of the press reporting about unhappiness at the state department especially frankly in Republican administrations truth of the matter is my team my senior team which includes looks like David Hale cal bred very capable senior foreign service officers are doing good work investing in the future of the institution investing in our diplomacy working hard to deliver good outcome so the American people leave the others to characterize route the big organization I'm sure there's lots of different thought but suffice it to say the American people should be comfortable knowing that we are continuing to the hard work to deliver good policy outcomes are president trump now I want to turn to your Hudson institute speech Mister secretary received the prestigious Herman Kahn award I don't know that there's an award that matters more among center right and intellectually minded foreign policy mavens in it you talked about a pivot time and you and the vice president and the national security adviser have all talked about the pivot that is happening with the people's Republic of China but you pre seeded that we'll get to that by saying look we have a long cherished tradition of friendship with the Chinese people I'm quoting here we continue to do so today we have Chinese American community here in America that we love and treasure I've known them through business and personal ties you went on to try and reassure people there is no new McCarthyism on the on the horizon which I think is important because I've heard it from some of my Chinese American friends it's very important here we we we know the people of Janet we know of the people who come to do business here from China we know people who have emigrated here from China that they're great people trying to try to do the same things Americans wanted to live a life of freedom live a life with liberty and all human dignity that comes with the nature of humanity about what's happening inside of chat is a is a threat to that of the threat to that both inside the country and it's the correct as president she uses tools that put that freedom at risk without what what up with the NBA was seen it happen with other commercial endeavors were pressures put input and put in place and then was stated as they use economic power throughout the world to put real pressure on governments to behave in a way that's politically inconsistent with what those government should be doing for their people now I am today Schering that the meeting of the Nixon foundation present action up in China about fifty years ago and you said it had said and we've been slow to see the risk of China that's a quote but this president sounded the this alarm on the very first day you added we didn't realize how China was involving frankly the American people didn't get the full story should be told we fell in love with China did me yeah I think that the a pretty fair description we for an awful long time when I say we have collectively collectively it's United States and the west more broadly democratic institutions across the world watched as China use the tools of internationalism right the WTO the United Nations those this is a disease that we think of as creating rule of law and democracy and we watch I use them away that would deeply and consists of that in China rose is now engaged in activity the Chinese Communist Party is engage in activity that poses real rest the nations like the United States not today frankly tomorrow perhaps but as it is time that we turn our attention with the president trump has done over the first eighteen months that I've been a secretary of state no Sir but you're also the director of the CIA and so you're uniquely positioned to answer this question Michael Pillsbury and others have written that the Chinese have developed asymmetric capabilities that actually threaten the United States in ways that the Soviets never did because we were in the era of assured mutual destruction we are now in an era of technology I satellite weapons cyber attacks under the water storage of thing do you have any doubt that we can survive and respond to any sort of destabilizing attack on the United States this is what I was talking about in my in my remarks about our need to make this transition to make this payment to recognize these risks we we didn't do it fast enough we didn't do it soon enough having said that I have enormous confidence in American ingenuity creativity our democratic system to respond when challenged I'm very confident that we will do the things that the president trump's leadership that will build back American security that will go back American capacity and will will engage the American people away that is appropriate to explain why this matters how it is we should deliver against this challenge and ensure the prosperity peace for the American people continues I want to quote your Hudson's speech one more time quote today were finally realizing integrated which the Chinese Communist Party of truly hostile to the United States and our values in its worst deeds and words and how they impact impact us general secretary G. who's also president G. is an enormously talented individual do we have to be in conflict with them or is it possible that upon recognition recalibration we can develop the relationship and mutually beneficial but very appropriate way you I hope that's the case and we we are working to make that the case president trump has done real good work developing a relationship with Joe secretary she working to develop a situation where China will begin to act in ways that are consistent with what I've just described to you that is our hope it is more than just I hope it is the project on which were working but we all need to be eyes what up we all need to understand that may not be the way that the Chinese Communist Party perceive that the way that their interaction with the world develops we have to be serious about insuring that we protect the American people what is the message of the United States about the demonstrators in Hong Kong the general secretary G. at two messages first up for all those who are in Hong Kong we were telling them please no violence this is a political dispute they should settle it in that way they should have conversations that what we're asking each of them to engage in this activity where the presence described it as as he behave in a humane way a second we've spoken to our Chinese counterparts to make clear to them the American expectation that they will live up to the commitments that they may not commit with that the United States imposed on them but commitment that they made when they agreed that there would be one country with two separate systems there in Hong Kong okay turning to your balance your Berlin speech of last week where you said you mix celebration was sobriety the lessons of nineteen eighty nine you said about president Reagan I agree that we have the ultimate advantage leaders who believed in good and confidence and who are confident in our free people I think we still generally have that but there is a lot of confusion about American exceptionalism and that I think goes back to the present Obama's rhetoric into the laughs moved to blame America for everything back to the nineteen eighty four Democrats how do we fix this talk about this a lot so as president drop it's imperative that the American people understand that America wherever we go in the world is a force for good and that this is truly the greatest nation in the history of civilization that's not bluster that's not hype that's just that's the reality of what our founders created for us and what the American people have continued to grade the intervening couple hundred plus years we should be proud of that we should work hard we should be humble about the we get everything right every day you you know that but is that our our motive what it is we're trying to do is deeply rooted in American history and our founding and in the central notions of life and liberty when we do those things and do the things well we should move here in the United States and as we travel around the world we should act with our counterparts in a way that reflects the greatness of our nation and our willingness to help other people's rights to live in a way that's consistent with what it is we believe every human being should have in Berlin you also said quote the practices of the Communist Party of China would be horrifyingly familiar to the people of the German Democratic Republic that's the old East Germany run by the old Stalinist Honecker they have the Stasi which you talked about but truth be told the C. R. P. in Beijing is better equipped a largely because of American technology companies it's sort of as though American armament factories were selling weapons to the crop iron works in the thirties what are you telling our friends in Silicon Valley about the the uses to which their technologies being put in these repressive regimes this trip was really special it was the thirtieth anniversary of of the fall of the Berlin Wall I've been a young soldier patrolling that border thirty years ago I left in October of nineteen eighty nine just before the glorious moment and.

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"herman kahn" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

05:53 min | 1 year ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"It's mutating affected where there's some sort of corruption from the outside Nokia when they'll turn into fuck out well yeah because you're pigs feel like what's come. If you're a kid you know what's coming. Your body is going to rate go through changes but this movie's got a ton of that. Most of these characters have at least one transformation. We'll this space between childhood and adulthood like so she's GonNa have some crazy changes coming on. I think that's the thing I mean once again speaking just as a someone who is incredibly terrified child. I think it was just like this is already so overwhelming. I don't want anything to change right. I just I just got a footing on this. I'M GONNA lose my voice right now. I'm GonNa have to shave like what the fuck out every which way all of that get it out of here it is yeah. Let me just stay here. Yeah and also the adult world is mean and yeah hard to figure out and you're gonna like just be Straw draw tired. I've told this story. I'm sure before on the podcast it's a thing that probably like kind of broke doc me as a human being in many ways you could look to my current lifestyle and extrapolate how this affected me when my mom was pregnant with my sister sister so I was eat going on nine and my brother and I had shared a room and now we were. GonNa get separate bedrooms for the first time because we had a third kid to get a bigger space so my mom asked me what color I want my walls to be and I said I wanted the cloud wallpaper from toy story and my mom said she would not let me do that because I wouldn't like toy story for much longer. WHOA that is is crazy that she said that you're right now to stop investment like how much was probably a lot of money to buy that welfare but she she did break. Get Down in those terms I said what do you mean. She went look. I know you love toy story now but you're eight and soon you're going to be nine and made you feel like when you're ten or eleven but when you're thirteen you're not gonNA WANNA live. If you're GONNA be embarrassed. She's worried that you're going to be embarrassed. As an aside with your mom on I'd broke down crying and I live in an apartment. That's ninety percent toy story yeah yeah. I mean it's good. It's my favorite. He's wearing. I'm wearing four key from the new toy story. Rat twister is a masterpiece. You should wash it. I think you'd like I don't know man. I don't WanNa. I don't WanNa go dumping on Pixar. I know you Kinda. My Wife's job emily. I never liked speed bag at Pixar movies. That's Kinda. What I'm talking about the entertainment weekly thing like God Toy Story. He's just such a set is such a satisfying in state of the art of storytelling. This is a flawless machine delivering emotions. Here's my whole taken not gonna get into this because he he's left me episode right now but that the toy story movies are about existential meaningless they sometimes are. I think the choice is a pretty good. I think they all right. Characters haven't arrested in fact that they have no reason to be a lot of stuff to talk about what to Australian ligament at him all right but the point is in some ways. I think my mother saying that to me probably probably caused me to out of defiant. I see what you're never locked story right and I can empirically like as an adult rationalize why still value them uh-huh movies and all of this but I also think that concept terrified me so much her telling me fundamentally. There are things that mean the most to you in the world right now they you will not only you won't like them. We'll be embarrassed by the ever heavy lesson it freaked the fuck out of being oh yeah and that kind of thing of you will change the things you care about will change. Your name will change. You know all these sorts of things. I had the same thing with starting fires. They told you you would grow out of starting fires and I never did okay David. Yes horrible. Louise Happy New Year Okay and Shaw to new two important calendar points here okay Jewish New Year and happy New Year. Explain just decided this is the start of a new year okay so maybe you're going to use neum to like improving. Your lies is true. I've been I've been trying to get in shape rape a little bit. You know I've been saying that for months but the fact is I haven't been doing it but now I'm doing it and getting in shape. It's not just way gotta learn habits. This is the thing I've been trying to be habits. That's what I've been changing and it's now. I'm just doing it for the first time which means I'm considering at the start of a new year because the rest of this year didn't didn't count so neum is this one program for all your health and weight loss you don't have to hunt around for trading APPs and workouts in calorie trackers and meal plans. You've gotta be excited and went down all those things do. It's got it all and you can even add. I know you can add a goal specialists and Herman Kahn and a community the of members who can keep you motivated and accountable. It's like a workout best. He all in one accountability Buddy Yeah Kinda Bella Buddies so you can set goals for like physical stuff like you know wanting to feel confident clothing or better self care stuff like that you can do for psychological stuff like your mood you can strolling controlling in your stress and anxiety or you can do social stuff like to try and get you to go out a little bit more be more comfortable in social environments. Noone can help you break any bad habits. You.

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"herman kahn" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

05:11 min | 1 year ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"Wasn't lying. US military. In case you can't tell Raza's is the part where we talk about serious news. This be. So the US military there, there was a report coming from, like, military, thinkers, and people within the Pentagon where they are advocating that the joint chiefs start thinking about nuclear weapons, again as a strategically viable option, basically, using nuclear weapons could create conditions for decisive results that is a quote. I can't argue with that, right. Yeah. I mean very decisive. You know, perhaps, perhaps, nuclear weapons were effective. First time they were used. But I, I've you that as an anomaly. You go one of the theories on why there hasn't been a major international war between global powers since World War Two is that that's when those powers got nuclear weapons, and everyone's been too terrified of being the one who ends the world to like start shit openly with one another. So everything's been Cold War, where one side, discreetly arms opponents in wars against the other and horrible, horrible things happen. But so that that's why people are kind of Ewing this as a an important barrier. That's being crossed and the Pentagon had the yes fucking. Yeah. But so there it is actually, like I don't really think about the fact that there are like military, philosophers essentially, like there's this guy, Herman Kahn, who was like pro use of nuclear. Weapons back like in the fifties. He was thought to be the inspiration for Dr Strangelove. And he is basically coming back into favor for who in, Dr Strangelove for just the ideas in doctor strange, the ideas of, like, yeah. Fuck it lets us. What if we all just knew each other? Right. But his ideas that a quote from him was, my guess is that nuclear weapons will be used sometime in the next hundred years. But that their uses much more likely to be small and limited than widespread an unconstrained. Because when you think Adam bond, you think small and limited, right? Small limited scope of destruction. Yeah. So they're hardly a blemish. Yeah. And you know, once once worst start, they usually people are usually like, okay. Okay. We didn't mean we weren't serious. You know, once one nuclear weapon is run Bongo that everyone's like, wow, I thought we were just kidding around. Anyways con is a very controversial figure. And now he's apparently becoming fashionable again with fashionable. Yeah. Sexy. Being meet the meet the deaf or new wave of Cold War theories advocating for nuclear bomb use in the twenty second century. Yes. So I don't know. It's just scary. Hopefully mutually assured destruction will be enough to keep us from dropping nuclear weapons on each other until sky net takes over and kills us all. How do I vote out Herman Kahn? Yeah he's dead. I think he's canceled. He's canceled Herman. Come is cancelled. And yeah. The, the Pentagon immediately took this down. So now it's behind a paywall. They've really they legitimately just moved it behind a paywall because they didn't want the paper or their late inches. Each other. Yeah. They didn't want anybody to they didn't want that going viral. So they moved it behind. Yeah, it's really it's really something that, you know, at the precipice of another Middle Eastern war for oil. We've now just moved to being like, but maybe nukes are fine. Right. You know, like oil is, is at this point such a big deal that we're like maybe we could just knew, you know, like, yes, they're gonna nuke assoc- us if we knew them, but really wanted. Really want the oil. Yeah. I mean there's been lots of times throughout history. Like I always just assumed because in retrospect, they've only been used those two times. I just assumed that nobody really even considered using nuclear weapons. But there's been a number of times, where people were in a room where like five people were like we should drop the nuclear weapon on Russia now and like the two people making the decision like push back on it enough to keep that from happening. So how many how many times do you think that's happened? Probably I don't know. I only know about the one the Cuban missile crisis. But it was very.

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"herman kahn" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"One of the billionaire owners of Alpha-bank Alpha-bank is not a state owned Russian Bank. It's the biggest Bank in Russia. I think that's not state run. Although there has been some noise quite recently that the Kremlin might take over Bank. The owners of Alpha-bank have turned up numerous times on the periphery of the Russia scandal involving President Trump and his campaign for one. They're mentioned in the Christopher Steele dossier. That's been such a controversial part of the constellation of anecdotes and allegations around potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the two thousand sixteen election. The Alpha-bank owners are currently involved in a legal dispute with fusion GPS over there being named in steals dossier. Alpha-bank has also turned up on the periphery of the scandal. Because computer servers associated with Alpha-bank were reportedly observed during the summer of two thousand sixteen having lots and lots of unexplained online communications with computer servers for the Trump organization. Why would computers at the president's business in Trump Tower be communicating repeatedly with computers owned by a Russian Bank during the campaign. We still have no idea, but that was a Bank and one of the billionaire owners of Alpha-bank is this guy Herman Kahn and Herman Kahn's son-in-law is old handsome Alexander's one who just got out of prison because of his role in the Russia scandal and his role specifically in lying to investigators about the work. He did for Paul Manafort. So in Alexander's one turned up in court that was a strange biographical detail that we learned about him right off the bat. And maybe that's just a coincidence. Right. Maybe that's just like a weird little hairpin turn in the middle of the space time continuum, but the other thing that was interesting about Alexander's one when he turned up in court was not just his odd family connection..

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"herman kahn" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote

Mueller, She Wrote

03:41 min | 2 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote

"Guests, including former US attorney from the eastern district of Michigan and one of my favorite MSNBC contributors, Barbara mcquade, and we have a very special appearance from MARCY Wheeler of empty wheel. I'm so excited. She's joining us. We've been I've been wanting to come on and talk to us for a while. Now in hot notes today. Jordan's gonna tell us about John Kelly's parting words on Trump in L A times interview. Je Lisa has a story about House Republicans looking for a lawyer, and I'm gonna talk about a secret Muller filing in the Sam patent case. So guys, how was your New Year's would you do? It was great. I feel like I'm having deja vu. We didn't talk about New Year's we talked about Christmas last time. Right. I did the same thing. Netflix. Yeah. I watched a bird box. Oh, jalek it. I heard. It was amazing. Yeah. I hosted a near show at madhouse, which was really fun. But it was kind of weird because every year the New Year's crowds actually are kind of shitty. Yeah. One of our waitresses. She described it, really. Well, she's like I think it's just because it's a bunch of people that wanna party, but they wanna sit down. This is your by the. Yeah, they just over pretty tight. But it was fun. Yeah. New Year's crowds are tight. Yeah. They're pretty tight. How's yours? Good. Did a show at the palace. Oh, yeah. They were loose. Af. Oh, good must be attorney Mace that they weren't sitting in their chairs. It was really fun. It was sold out. And we had the whole countdown and everything it was nice. Well, we have a few corrections for this week. First of all, I called Chuck Schumer. Chuck Grassley, I've done this a lot of times. I get my old white checks mixed up. Sorry about that. Amber wanted to remind us that the flu is very serious, and we seemingly dismissed it as something that could easily be detected in cured. And we spoke about the Guatemalan boy who died in border patrol custody last week. So thank you, amber. Well, reminded the flu is very serious. It's the elite eight in the NCAA tournament. So thanks to our sports fans for pointing that out civilian federal workers received a one point nine percent pay raise last year, not two point four percent. Which is what the military got. So thanks for reminding me, I got that raise. I should have known that. It was that. We don't we won't get anything this year. But you know, that's how the cookie crumbles. I guess a lot of people aren't even getting their paychecks. So that's a whole other story. Yeah. In back pay right? Like, some people aren't getting that at all. Yeah. Contractors who work for the government won't get anything. That's crazy. Yeah. It's ridiculous. Let's see. I said Steve king instead of Peter King. Who said that you know will only two kids have died member when you pointed that out, Jordan. Yeah. It was Peter King. Not Steve king, both assholes. But this was the Peter kind. It's been pointed out to me by someone in the know that it's pronounced German con not Herman Kahn. That's the father-in-law of vendors won- who was indicted by Muller's team. And he's also one of the guys at Alfa bank's. Thanks good. Looking out. We didn't really have a story about German con last week. But somebody's was felt that went down mentioned that because I always think of Herman Cain when I hear Herman Kahn. So this is better. Better German German caught on that's how he wishes name was pronounced. It. Sounds more regal. Yeah. Just hey, let us know outta you know, send us an Email. Hello, moe. She wrote if you've got any corrections or anything you want to talk about or you can tweet us mother. She wrote or go to our website Moshi rep dot com click contact and let us know about corrections. You may have all that being said we've a lot of news to get to this week. So let's kick it off with just the facts. All right, all the way back to Sunday guys. The Washington Post reported that federal prosecutors in New York have requested records from Deutsche Bank related to two hundred eighty five million dollar real estate loan. They gave Kushner and his family one month prior to the two thousand sixteen election..

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"herman kahn" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

04:19 min | 2 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on KGO 810

"Eisenhower has been through yet another round of illness. We'll go through another round of illnesses and fifty seven, but we come to the moment that I remember from my youth is extremely exciting. This is Sputnik. Validating all of the claims made by my science fiction books, and yours to Evan all those years that we're going to travel to other planets, but the success of Sputnik, which is a PR move. It's a beeping signal. It's like a radio transmitter in ball of tin that Iraq's the Eisenhower administration. How so well it sure does because it suggests the Soviets now have ICBM's it can reach America. I mean, they fear. That's tremendous fear in the United States. The Soviets will be raining missiles down on us from outer space was just kinda crazy in retrospect, but it was a huge at the time and is now to his credit did not take the bait. I mean, he he did not fan the fears. If he tried to calm people down. He knew that that the Sputnik was not a real threat, but the Democrats hyped it Jay. Because they wanted to run against the Republicans in nineteen sixty and they saw campaign issue, and they had fifty eight coming up, and they massacred fifty eight by-election now that what is the Gaither commission. That's commission. That was paranoid in retrospect warning, the Soviets had a big bomber, gap and missile gap. And then we should build up our defenses at very prestigious people on it is and our basically strategically ignored them. But their recommendations leaked into the president further inflamed. The sense of oh my God. We're behind the Soviets and the arms race in the missile race. And it was not true. But that if you read the newspapers in nineteen fifty seven you would have believed the Gaither commission had in two or three members of the RAND Corporation, one of which wall steadier is famous and the other which Herman Kahn is was infamous. And this is the Genesis of Dr Strangelove the movie. This this commission. Those characters are sort of the Peter sellers character talking about doomsday machines. And and this idea of can we we can might survive a nuclear war all way out there. They did brilliant work at rand, but they had some nuclear theorists who are kind kinda scary. You say right out of a movie and Ike wisely. Did not listen ten and turned away their suggestion that we put up a forty four billion dollar price tag to build a bomb shelters for everyone in America, including members of congress because that's his garrison state. What what what does he mean by garrison state at he was afraid that ultimately if you put the security people get all day really going to be in control, and we'll lose our civil liberties all the demo- democratic ideals that we hold dear. We'll be chucked out the window because we'll get so paranoid about our enemies. It will basically let the generals takeover now avenue. I read your book, and I thought to myself to seven mean homeland security does he mean that we've gotten there fifty years later. What would I make of the cameras that watch us? Of the surveillance, and my MAC book pro the fact that they can listen to me right now have and what we have made it. He wasn't like it. He would be worried about it to be warning us that you can make some fast in your desire to protect against immediate threats. You could make compromises in your civil liberties and your way of life that you'll regret down the road. Avin underlines. How scary the fifties were and how little they understood of how to control nuclear weapons, he sites in a wonderful footnote, a footnote that could turn into a short story that Incirlik air force base in Turkey on the tarmac is a and f one five with a NATO pilot inside next to him as Turkish enlisted men with an unloaded sidearm. What does that f one? Oh, five carrying Evan atom bomb. They we had all around the world we had nuclear armed fighters and not just fighters, but bomber submarines has a nuclear weapon in an f one five and it's to launch into Russia on command are there too key system there. Is there any control on that not pilot? Well, not really I mean, they they are you can't do it without the president telling you you can do it. But there was nothing really from stopping the pilot. If they were.

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"herman kahn" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

11:58 min | 2 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"This is the fifties the madman, you think of this as the Pacific era in the US offered Hitchcock's making movies Cary Grant is a superstar Doris day. Sings however in Washington, there is a general he's balding. He's married to Mamie. He has a secretary Whitman who's extremely loyal, and they are dealing with crises that overwhelm every other capital at the time. I begin with the Suez crisis. Evan the Suez crisis was possible. Because London and Paris still believe they had colonies to protect because Russia was playing a game of it could pick up the pieces that Dulles dropped. And in this case, it was Nassar did Eisenhower fail. What was his own opinion of how he handled the Suez crisis? Well, is now it was classic sort of cool hand, Luke kind of thing because in. The last gasp of empire, France and Britain and Israel conspire to attack. Egypt is try to seize back. The Suez canal the Russians are threatening to intervene with nuclear weapons, and is our very coolly pulls the plug on Great Britain. He tells the British privately that if things go badly don't expect the United States to help them get any oil. Now, the Europe was totally dependent on Middle East oil. So I said let them boil in their own oil, then he calls a little run on the pound on British pot pound by manipulating currency behind their back, very kind of devious and Eisenhower like all while he's blandly smiling. It's also sort of interesting in the United States had that power back. Then that we could we could do that sort of thing behind the scenes and the rest of the world had to listen, the effect of all this was to end the crisis to get the Soviets tobacco off. It was a real actor statesmanship now before with YouTube moment here, Chris, Jeff. What did I make cover him? He met him in fifty five Kush. Chef is an elevated to supreme leader dictator big boss until fifty seven did I measure him as as a significant opponent. Yes. I mean crucial bluster. He said, we will bury you pretty pretty scary. And one point later took his shoe off padded on the podium of the UN always worrying about how he's turning rockets like sausages. Very kind of scary. I knew not to be panicked by or to be bullied by him. And he got him to Camp David in nineteen fifty nine and started this process of what became known as detente to try to to to face up to crucial shop and Berlin. And and other places, but also to try to work with them to get some peaceful coexistence thirty one not Burke, I can't leave him. Murchison naval operation upright ready to invade both France and Britain at the same time. Ali Burke was a tough guy, and he had a fleet in the Mediterranean already to cut loose on our former wartime allies during the Suez crisis. And he liked the guys like early Burke straining at the leash. But Eisenhower was holding the leash Evan. There's a there's a sense. I get in the book that Eisenhower surrounded by men who are trying to show him. How tough they are is that because of his reputation because of the way he handled himself the man who did d day and they often measure up to him. There's a lot of this has been nineteen fifties. So macho is on high display here. There's a lot of testosterone. Admiral Radford, the chairman of the joint chiefs joked about burning scientifically burning Japan in World War Two, and that's the sort of tough guy attitude. You saw in the Pentagon, and yeah, I think there are certain kind of trying to live up to Ike. But I played it. Cool. He was he was tough. And he was shrewd. But he's also benign and smiling any any new like at this genus. It allowed him to be underestimated. He he knew that you didn't have to show off yourself who did he talk to who was his confidante? So he could he could make remarks about these characters wondering in and out of the Oval Office. He talked to his I mean, he talked to his press secretary and his dad. Haggerty and chief of staff, Sherman Adams and talk to his wife Mamie. But really he was alone at the top. There is a kind of loneliness of command about I mean, he you know, he had to be alone. Made the decision on wanted to go on d day. And I was able to carry a normal responsibility. And do it alone in the biggest responsibility was never told anybody whether he would use nuclear weapons that was his bluff he threatened to use them. But he never told anybody under what circumstances he actually use them. That's a big responsibility to carry. It's really the power to destroy the world and Eisenhower was comfortable with command. He had a secret to the bomber gap the missile gap. The what are they going to do? The secret is called you to it said a plane that's developed in the nineteen fifties. It's ready to go in one thousand nine hundred fifty six there's a man named basil is attached to the U2. and basil is the villain every time he entered he enters your book Evan. I sit back and hiss. This'll didn't make it into doctor strange. Love perhaps because they couldn't make him into a caricature. He is devious any lies to the president. How does he li-? He does he doesn't tell he's running the YouTube program, and he doesn't tell Eisenhower that the Soviets anti aircraft missiles can climb high enough to knock down the YouTube. They can pick it up on their radar six right away. They scramble mix for it. And he doesn't tell tell us an active Vissel was a genius and a lot of ways, and I very effective bureaucrat mostly because he cut through bureaucratic red tape. But he was a huge risk taker and he had a kind of arrogance and he deceived deceived. The president with with some real consequences cause you to shut down in nineteen sixty May Day nineteen sixty and that was the end of a summit meeting that Eisenhower was trying to have to cool off tensions with the Soviet. But you introduce missile in fifty six it's like four shadowing, you know, you in the first stack the gun. Go live from the very beginning. Icenhower catches him at the lie when he realizes that the Soviet scrambled jets. So he forbids him to fly over the Soviet space. Now, here's why it's a secret that you too you YouTube photographs can pick up the so-called hundreds of bombers, the the bison bomber that the Soviets built that was supposed to be able to deliver their nuclear weapons that can pick up their dozens of missiles silos that they've built and they're not there. I know that Kenny tell the public. That's true. He can't. I mean, here's the weird thing. Because if he does tell it he's going to basically telling the world that we can fly with impunity over the Soviet Union, the Soviets can't stand that and he risks an international incident and having the Soviets wanted to attack and push back. And so he keeps it a secret. He knows that the Soviet threat is not as great as the Soviets pretended is. But he really can't tell anybody or he can't tell how he knows that cause you to has to remain a secret nine thousand nine hundred. Fifty seven is in Howard has been through yet another round of illness. We'll go through another round of illnesses and fifty seven, but we come to the moment that I remember from my youth is extremely exciting. This is Sputnik. Validating all of the claims made by my science fiction books, and yours to Evan all those years that we're going to travel to other planets, but the success of Sputnik, which is a PR move. It's a beeping signal. It's like a radio transmitter and a ball of tin that Iraq's the Eisenhower administration. How well it. Sure does because it suggests the Soviets now have ICBM's it can reach America. I mean, they they fear the tremendous fear and the United States the Soviets will be raining missiles down on us from outer space was just kind of crazy in retrospect, but it was Utah at the time and is now to his credit did not take the bait. I mean, he he did not San the fears. If he tried to calm. People down. He knew that that the the Sputnik was not a real threat, but the Democrats hyped it J LBJ. Yeah. Because they want to run against Republicans in nineteen sixty and they saw campaign issue, and they had fifty eight coming up, and they massacred the fifty eight by-election now, what is the Gaither commission that the commission that was paranoid in retrospect warning, the Soviets had a big bomber, gap and missile gap. And then we should build up our defenses had very prestigious people on it. I our basically strategically ignored them. But their recommendations leaked into the president further inflamed. The sense of oh my God. We're behind the Soviets and the arms race and the missile race. And it was not true. But that if you read the newspapers in nineteen fifty seven you would have believed the Gaither commission had in two or three members of the RAND Corporation, one of which wall steadier is famous and the other which Herman Kahn is was infamous. And this is the Genesis of Dr Strangelove the movie this this commission. Those characters are sort of the Peter sellers character talking about doomsday machines. And and this idea of can we might survive a nuclear war all way out there. They did brilliant work at rand, but they had some nuclear theorists who were kinda scary as you say right out of a movie, and like wisely did not listen ten and turned away their suggestion that we put up a forty four billion dollar price tag to build a bomb shelters for everyone in America, including members of congress because that's his garrison state. What what what does he mean by garrison state? He was afraid that ultimately if you put the security people get you all day really going to be in control, and we'll lose our civil liberties all the demo- democratic ideals that we hold dear. We'll be chucked out the window because we'll get so paranoid about our enemies. That will basically let the generals takeover Evan. I read your book, and I thought to myself to seven mean homeland security does he mean that we've gotten there fifty years later. What would I make of the? Cameras that watch us of the surveillance, and my macbook pro the fact that they can listen to me right now. I we have made it he wouldn't like it. He would be worried about it needs to be warning us that you can make some fast in your desire to protect against immediate threats. You could make compromises in your civil liberties and your way of life. You'll regret down the road. Evan underlines. How scary the fifties were and how little they understood of how to control nuclear weapons he sites in a wonderful footnote footnote that could turn into a short story that Incirlik air force base in Turkey on the tarmac is a parked in f one oh five with a NATO pilot inside next to him as Turkish enlisted men with an unloaded sidearm. What does that f one zero five carrying Evan? Atom Bob, they we had all around the world we had nuclear armed fighters and not just fighters, but bomber submarine has a nuclear weapon in an F one. Oh five and it's to launch into Russia on command other too key system there is there any control on that not pilot. Well, not really I mean, they they they're orders. Are you can't do it without the president telling you you can do it? But who there was nothing really from stopping the pilot? If they were crazy enough from taking off and dropping that bomb. The those this is before they had these things called permissive acts of action links. It was a scary time. We're lucky that there wasn't an accident and the Davy Crockett my favorite atomic weapon of all time. This is a sort of a bazooka on the back of a Jeep that. Basically. What would you fired it? It would fire off atom bomb. It was the kill ratio was greater than the radius of the weapon. In other words, if people firing or dead as soon as they shot it off, but they built that thing. It was called the Davy Crockett nineteen Fifty-eight, ice, blah. President Eisenhower secret battle to save the.

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"herman kahn" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

11:49 min | 2 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"This is the fifties the madman. You think of this is the Pacific era in the US offered Hitchcock's making movies Cary Grant is a superstar Doris day. Sings however in Washington, there is a general he's balding. He's married to Mamie. He has a secretary Whitman who's extremely loyal, and they are dealing with crises that overwhelm every other capital at the time. I begin with the Suez crisis. Evan the Suez crisis was possible. Because London and Paris still believe they had colonies to protect because Russia was playing a game of it could pick up the pieces that Dulles dropped. And in this case, it was Nassar did Eisenhower fail. What was his own opinion of how he handled the Suez crisis? Well, is narrow it was a classic sort of cool hand, Luke kind of thing because. In a last-gasp of empire, France and Britain, Israel, conspire to attack Egypt is trying to seize back. The Suez canal the Russians are threatening to intervene with nuclear weapons, and is are very coolly pulls the plug on Great Britain. He tells the British privately that if things go badly don't expect the United States to help them get any oil. Now Europe was totally dependent on Middle East oil. So is now said let them boil in their own oil, then he calls a little run on the pound on the British pot pound by manipulating currency behind their back, very kind of devious and Eisenhower like all while he's blandly smiling. It's also sort of interesting with the United States had that power back. Then that we could we could do that sort of thing behind the scenes and the rest of the world had to listen, the effect of all this was to end the crisis to get the Soviets tobacco off. It was a real active statesmanship now before with YouTube moment here krushtchev. What did I make him? He met him in fifty five Kush. Chef is an elevated to supreme leader dictator big boss until Fifty-seven. Did I measure him as as a significant opponent? Yes. I mean Khruschev is a bluster. He said, we will bury you pretty pretty scary and one point later took his shoe off patted on the podium at the UN always talking about how he's turning at rockets like sausages. Very kind of scary. I knew not to be panicked by or to be bullied by him. And he got him to Camp David in nineteen fifty nine and started this process of what became known as day top to try to to to face up to crucial off in Berlin and other places, but also to try to work with them to get some peaceful, coexistence thirty-one, not Burke can't leave him. Lever? Naval operation they were ready to invade both France and Britain at the same time. Ali Burke was a tough guy, and he had a fleet in the Mediterranean already to cut loose on our former wartime allies during the Suez crisis. And I liked like the guys like early Burke straining at the leash. But Eisenhower was holding me Evan. There's a there's a sense. I get in the book that Eisenhower surrounded by men who are trying to show him. How tough they are is that because of his reputation because of the way he handled himself the man who did d day and they often measure up to him. There's a lot of this has been nineteen fifties. So macho is on high display here. There's a lot of testosterone. Admiral Radford, the chairman of the joint chiefs joked about burning scientifically burning Japan in World War Two, and that's the sort of tough guy attitude. You saw in the Pentagon, and yeah, I think there are certain kind of trying to live Updike, but I played it cool. He was he was tough. And he was Trud. But he's also benign and smiling any any new I get this genus. It allowed him to be underestimated. He he knew you didn't have to show off yourself who did he talk to who was his confidante? So he could he could make remarks about these characters wondering in and out of the Oval Office. He talked to his I mean, he talked to his press secretary and his staff Haggerty and chief of staff Sherman Adams, and he talked to his wife Mamie. But really he was alone at the top. There is a kind of loneliness of command about I mean, he, you know, he had to he alone made the decision I wanted to go on d day, and I was able to carry a normal responsibility. And do it alone in the biggest. Responsibility. Was he never told anybody whether he would use nuclear weapons that was his bluff he threatened to use them. But he never told anybody under what circumstances he actually use them. That's a big responsibility to carry. It's really the power to destroy the world and Eisenhower was comfortable with command. He had a secret to the bomber gap the missile gap. The what are they going to do? The secret is called you to a plane. That's developed in the nineteen fifties. It's ready to go in one thousand nine hundred fifty six there's a man named basil is attached to the U2. and basil is the villain every time. He entered enters your book Evan. I sit back and hiss. This'll didn't make it into Dr Strangelove perhaps because they couldn't make him into a caricature. He is devious any lies to the president. How does he li-? He does he doesn't tell he's running the YouTube program, and he doesn't tell Eisenhower that the Soviets anti aircraft missiles can climb high enough to knock down the YouTube. Then they can pick it up on their radar six right away. They scramble mix Ford, and he doesn't tell tell us an active this'll was a genius and a lot of ways, and I very effective bureaucrat mostly because he cut through bureaucratic red tape. But he was a huge risk taker any kind of arrogance and he just deceived. The president with with some real consequences because you to shut down in nineteen sixty May Day nineteen sixty and that was the end of a summit meeting that Eisenhower was trying to have to cool off tensions with the Soviet you introduce missile and fifty-six. It's like foreshadowing, you know, you in the first stack the gun was going. From the beginning. Icenhower catchy when he realizes that the Soviets scrambled jets. So he forbids him to fly over the Soviet space. Now, here's why it's a secret that you too you two photographs can pick up the so-called hundreds of bombers, the the bison bomber that the Soviets built that was supposed to be able to deliver their nuclear weapons that can pick up their dozens of missiles asylum that they've built and they're not there. I knows it can tell the public. That's true. He can't. I mean, here's the weird thing. Because if he does tell it he's going to basically telling the world that we can fly with impunity over the Soviet Union, the Soviets can't stand that and he risks an international incident and having the Soviets wanted to attack and push back. And so he keeps it a secret. He knows that the Soviet threat is not as great as the Soviets. It is. But you really can't tell anybody or can't tell how he knows that cause the YouTube has to remain. In a secret nine thousand nine hundred fifty seven Eisenhower has been through yet another round of illness. We'll go through another round of illnesses and fifty seven, but we come to the moment that I remember from my youth is extremely exciting. This is Sputnik. Validating all of the claims made by my science fiction books, and yours to Evan all those years that we're going to travel to other planets, but the success of Sputnik, which is a PR move. It's a beeping signal. It's like a radio transmitter and a ball of tin that rocks. The Eisenhower administration how so well, it sure does because it suggests the Soviets now have ICBM's that can reach America as as a fear the tremendous fear in the United States, the Soviets would be raining missiles down on us from her space was just kinda crazy in retrospect, but it was a huge at the time. And is now to his credit did not take the bait. I mean, he he did not. Fan the fears of he tried to calm people down. He knew that that the Sputnik was not a real threat, but the Democrats hyped it Jay. Because they wanted to run against the Republicans in nineteen sixty and they saw campaign issue. They had fifty eight coming up and they massacred because at the fifty eight by-election now, what is the Gaither commission. That's a commission that was paranoid in retrospect warning, the Soviets had a big bomber, gap and missile gap. And then we should build up our defenses had very prestigious people on. It is an our basically strategically ignored them. But their recommendations leaked into the press further inflame the sense of oh my God. We're behind the Soviets and the arms race in the missile race. And there was not true. But that if you read the newspapers in nineteen fifty seven you would have believed that the Gaither commission had in two or three members of the RAND Corporation one of which wall stutter is famous and the other which. Herman Kahn is was infamous. And this is the Genesis of Dr Strangelove the movie this this commission. Those characters are sort of the Peter sellers character talking about doomsday machines. And this idea of can we we can survive a nuclear war all way out there. They did brilliant work at rand, but they had some nuclear theorists who were kinda scary as you say right out of a movie, and like wisely did not listen and turned away their suggestion that we put up a forty four billion dollar price tag to build a bomb shelters for everyone in America, including members of congress because that's his garrison state. What what what does he mean by garrison state? He was afraid that ultimately if you put the security people would get old they really going to be in control, and we'll lose our civil liberties all the demo- democratic ideals that we hold dear. We'll be chucked out the window because we'll get so paranoid about our enemies. It will basically let the generals takeover avenue. I read your book. And I thought to myself does Evan mean homeland security does he mean that we've gotten there fifty years later. What would I make of the Cam? Mera's that watch us of the surveillance in my macbook pro the fact that they can listen to me right now. He would like it. He would be worried about it. And he's warning us that you can make some fast in your desire to protect against the media threats. You could make compromises in your civil liberties and your way of life. You'll regret down the road. Evan underlines. How scary the fifties were and how little they understood of how to control nuclear weapons he sites in a wonderful footnote, a footnote that could turn into a short story that Incirlik air force base in Turkey on the tarmac is a parked in f one five with a NATO pilot inside next to him as a Turkish enlisted men with an unloaded sidearm. What does that f one zero five carrying Evan and atom bomb? They we had all around the world we had nuclear armed fighters and not just fighters, but bomber submarines. A nuclear weapon in an F one zero five and it's to launch into Russia on command are there too key system there is there any control on that not pilot. Well, not really I mean, they they're orders. Are you can't do it without the president telling you you can do it? But there was nothing really from stopping the pilot. If they were crazy enough from taking off and dropping that bomb. The knows this is before they had these things called permissive acts action links. It was a scary time. We're lucky that. There wasn't an accident and the Davy Crockett my favorite atomic weapon of all time. This is sort of a bazooka in the back of a Jeep that. Basically. What would you fired it? It would fire off a bomb. It was the kill ratio was greater than the radius of the weapon. In other words, people firing or.

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"herman kahn" Discussed on Dari and Mel

Dari and Mel

03:53 min | 2 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on Dari and Mel

"Now if he's in Norman next season because mel's trying to run him out of town. Now, he will be breaking any new quarterback as Cuyler Murray, obviously is going to go place in baseball after he makes this Heisman Trophy chasing run this season defense, always a concern. Whether Ruffin McNeill is the long-term answer is defensive coordinator or not we don't necessarily know LeBron would love for him to be. But if he stays there Lincoln is on pace to win a national title. And I'll tell you why. Because he's recruiting at a level that Bob stoops never did. And I love Bob stoops. But he was always in the, you know, maybe fifteen to twenty range tended, twenty rain, Lincoln's getting top-five classes right now, and that makes them more. Dangerous as well, Lincoln Riley three. All right. How about your number two head coach that will be the next to win a national title. Jim harbaugh. Don't we got the same? Exactly. It's got finally got the quarterback finally Gordon back in shape Patterson. Okay. And they shake goes back for another year. Great. Okay. That defense will be good at a bit. But, hey, if you're Jim Harbaugh, your recruiting big time, sure, you're gonna lose Kerry, and and would've which and Devin Bush Laverne hill, David long and a host of others. Right. But hey urban Meyer. Did it? He reloaded in Columbus. Okay. You reload. So for Michigan. They're gonna have the offense back and getting Tariq black on the field. Now, it's gonna help them even moving forward to next year people's Jones tight ends. Everybody's back. The key guys on the fence. Of course, Bredesen's big loss at guard. But they got some other guys back. I think Michigan. I'll put hall Jim Harbaugh number to agree. Gotta find consistency on offense. But as you said, it appears he has a quarterback shape. Patterson's enemy an ice bridge until he gets the next guy at Michigan to play quarterback and Pedersen's awfully good anyways defenses, obviously championship level as it is right now, we agree Jim Harbaugh. Number two on the list of head coaches that will be the next to win their first national, title, Lincoln Riley number. Three number one. There is no question. We agree here. So take it, sir. Hey, if you beat Alabama you're in, and that's Kirby smart. Your you had it last year. Yeah. Had the game. Let slip away could be right back playing for national title. Again, if you beat Alabama and one thing we unheard. I'll let you go ahead and give me your number one. But we don't hear Kirby smart. We never NFL job. We hear Jim ARA ball's name. We've always heard that because he was in the NFL and he had success taken the forty Niners to a Super Bowl, which loss to the Baltimore Ravens. But Lincoln Riley. Obviously I've been talking about him since say September for an NFL jogging. Never hear Kirby smart. And for Georgia BULLDOGS fans be happy that he's a great college coach right now, and he's recruiting like, no other. Mel all right. No. I agree with you. I had three other names on the list. Gay three other ones that was considered have the same names. All right. Brian kelly. James franklin. Okay. And then a little longer term. Dan mullen. I Tom Herman when there too. Yeah. Yeah. Consider shops take shot at Mullen Herman Kahn, same situation. Do you have those other three? Yes. Molin and hermit or not in the same situation. Mullen has proven the ability to win in a very high level Eddie major program Herman has not done that yet. That's the I'm not not any different. I don't like you very much. We. Okay. I'll say slight difference. Okay. No. This whole Lincoln Riley things. Very unkind. I'm not out. I said it in September. I don't think those remaining the time. I said calamari could win the Heisman Trophy told me to shut up that I actually said I never said shut up shut up with that talk which directly but shut up with that. I. I just I understand it. I get it in the whole McVeigh thing. I understand that to look the young guy can go in. He's an innovator. I there's no question. Cleveland would love him. There's no question..

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"herman kahn" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"This is like not the world's most salacious stuff, but the dossiers taken on this life of its own. During this scandal, right Republicans in congress. President Trump the White House more broadly, they have spent months trying to turn the Steele dossier itself into a huge scandal. The president now appears to be on an almost daily crusade against one serving Justice department official men in Bruce or because Bruce ores wife worked at the opposition research company in the US that commissioned the dossier from Christopher Steele. She worked at fusion GPS Mr. or appears to have had contact himself with Christopher Steele during the campaign. So House Republicans have have gone along with the attacks on the dossier, the attacks on anybody associated with the dossier. Now going along with the attacks on this Justice department official who the president has singled out as being connected to the dossier House. Republicans have now summoned that specific Justice department official. Bruce Moore to come testify had threatened to subpoena, but he's going to appear voluntarily. So there's been all this drama in the US about the Steele dossier, which continues to rattle around Republican politics and the president's defense on this scandal. But the other threatening action related to the Steele, dossier has been lawsuits. These lawsuits like this one filed by Armin Kahn and the other founders of often think well today in superior court in Washington DC a judge dismissed Herman Kahn and the other auto Bank guys defamation lawsuit against Christopher Steele and Orbis business intelligence, and the case was dismissed with prejudice which means the plaintiffs cannot bring this thing up again. So alphabet, we still do not know if there was anything operational or financial involving Alpha-bank when it came to Russian efforts to interfere in the two thousand sixteen election or any potential Trump campaign involvement in that effort. We've seen no firm evidence, but lots of suggestions about that possibility..

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"herman kahn" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

03:13 min | 2 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Herman Kahn who's one of three, very, very wealthy Russians who control a banking, interest banking empire called alphabetic. Now, Alpha-bank has popped up in the intrigue surrounding the Russia investigation and a couple of different ways. First before the election, there were strange and frankly, still unexplained reports about some kind of extensive computer communications between computer server at Alpha-bank in Moscow and a computer server in Trump Tower that was associated with the Trump organization. Why was the Alpha-bank server talking to the Trump organization? Surfer? We still don't know what that computer traffic was. About that saga has stayed in the news though in part because Alpha-bank and that up hiring an American law firm to clean up its reputation around that story around these unexplained communications between its own servers and Moscow and the Trump organization, servers and Trump Tower during the campaign. The lawyer who Alpha-bank ended up hiring to clean up that story to clean up that PR mess to basically declare the company innocent of any nefarious secret communications during the during the during the campaign. Was an American lawyer of Republican lawyer named Brian bench cow ski. The reason the alpha Bank store is still sort of rattling around in the news and the Russia scandal is because the Trump administration decided then that they went higher that same guy, Brian bench Cousy to run the criminal division at the US department of Justice. So Alpha-bank has its own special role on on that side of the intrigue around the the, the Russia scandal. We still don't know what all this computer communications whereabout. We still don't know if it's also just a coincidence that Brian bench Cousy bank's lawyer dealing with that scandal ends up at the Justice department in one of the most senior positions in the entire agency. Alphabet also appears in Christopher Steele stack of opposition research memos on the Trump campaign and Russia, which have collectively become known as the Steele dossier in April of this year. Herman Kahn Alexander swans father-in-law. One of the founders of alpha Bank brought a lawsuit on the basis of the Steele dossier brought brought a defamation lawsuit against Christopher Steele and the intelligence firm that he was working for him when he wrote the dossier. And it's interesting the doc- it didn't actually say anything all that damning about Alpha-bank. This was the piece of the dossier that mentioned Alpha-bank described Herman Kahn, and these other guys from alpha Bank as being oligarchs who led that banking group described them as having a close relationship of Ladimir Putin. The dossier said, quote, significant favors continue to be done in both directions with Friedman and Avon, the other two guys from Bank other than Alexander's wants. Father-in-law quote, still giving form, excuse me, still giving informal advice to Putin, especially on the US. That's what's in the Steele dossier about Alpha-bank. They're friendly with Putin. They do each other favors. There's further allegations that these guys from alpha Bank had maybe funneled money to Putin back in his Saint Petersburg days, given all the other stuff that's in the dossier..

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"herman kahn" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"Moment that i remember from my youth is extremely exciting this is sputnik validating all of the claims made by my science fiction books and yours to evan all those years that we're going to travel to other planets but the success of sputnik which is a pr move it's a beeping signal it's like a radio transmitter and a ball of tin that iraq's the eisenhower administration how so well it sure does because it suggests the soviets now have icbm's that can reach america i mean they the fear the tremendous fear in the united states the soviets would be raining missiles down on us from outerspace was just kinda crazy in retrospect but it was you at the time and is now to his credit did not take the bait i mean he he did not fan the fears if he tried to calm people down he knew that that the sputnik was not a real threat but the democrats hyped it because they wanted to run against the republicans in nineteen sixty and they saw campaign issue and they had fifty eight coming up and they massacred the fifty eight byelection now what is the gaither commission that the commission that was paranoid in retrospect warning the soviets had a big bomber gap and missile gap and then we should build up our defenses had very prestigious people on it is in howrah basically strategically ignored them but their recommendations leaked into the press and further inflamed the sense of oh my god we're behind the soviets and the arms race in the missile race and it was it was not true but that if you read the newspapers in nineteen fifty seven you would have believed that the gaither commission had in two or three members of the rand corporation one of which wall steadier is famous and the other which herman kahn is was infamous and this is the genesis of dr strangelove the movie this this commission and those characters are sort of the peter sellers character talking about doomsday machines and and this idea of can we we can might survive nuclear war all way out there they did brilliant work at rand but they had some nuclear theorists who are kind of scary as you say right out of a movie and ike wisely did not listen to and turned away their suggestion that we put up a forty four billion dollar price tag.

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"herman kahn" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

WPRO 630AM

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

"And the missile race and it was it was not true but that if you read the newspapers in nineteen fifty seven you would have believed that the commission had in two or three members of the rand corporation one of which wall steadier is famous and the other which herman kahn is was infamous and this is the genesis of dr strangelove the movie this this commission those characters are sort of the peter sellers character talking about doomsday machines and and this idea of can we we can might survive a nuclear war all way out there they did brilliant work at rand but they had some nuclear theorists who are kinda scary as you say right out of a movie and ike wisely did not listen and turned away their suggestion that we put up a forty four billion dollar price tag to build a bomb shelters for everyone in america including members of congress because that's his garrison state what what what does he mean by garrison state he was afraid that ultimately if you put the security people in control they really going to be in control and we'll lose our civil liberties all demo democratic ideals that we hold dear we'll be chucked out the window because we'll get so paranoid about our enemies that will basically let the generals takeover now avenue i read your book and i thought to myself to seven mean homeland security does he mean that we've gotten there fifty years later what would i make the cameras that watch us of the surveillance and my macbook pro the fact that they can listen to me right now i have and what we have made it he would like it he would be worried about it and he'd be warning us that you can make some fast in your desire to protect against immediate threats you could make compromises in your civil liberties and your way of life that you'll regret down the road evan underlines how scary the fifties were and how little they understood of how to control nuclear weapons he sites in a wonderful footnote a footnote that could turn into a short story that incirlik air force base in turkey on the tarmac is a parked and f one five with a nato pilot inside next to him as a turkish enlisted men with an unloaded sidearm what does that f one.

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"herman kahn" Discussed on WTMA

WTMA

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on WTMA

"Because they wanted to run against republicans in nineteen sixty and they saw campaign issue and they had fifty eight coming up and they massacred the fifty eight byelection now that what is the gaither commission that the commission that was paranoid in retrospect warnings the soviets had a big bomber gap and missile gap and then we should build up our defenses had very prestigious people on it i basically strategically ignored them but their recommendations leaked into the press further inflamed the sense of oh my god we're behind the soviets and the arms race in the missile race and it was it was not true but that if you read the newspapers in nineteen fifty seven you would have believed the gaither commission had in two or three members of the rand corporation one of which wall steadier is famous and the other which herman kahn is was infamous and this is the genesis of dr strangelove the movie this this commission those characters are sort of the peter sellers character talking about doomsday machines and and this idea of can we might survive a nuclear war all way out there they did brilliant work at rand but they had some nuclear theorists who were kinda scary as you say right out of a movie and like wisely did not listen and turned away their suggestion that we put up a forty four billion dollar price tag to build a bomb shelters for everyone in america including members of congress because that's his garrison state what what what does he mean by garrison state he was afraid that ultimately if you put the security people had control day really going to be in control and we'll lose our civil liberties all the demo democratic ideals that we hold dear we'll be chucked out the window because we'll get so paranoid about our enemies that will basically let the generals takeover now avenue i read your book and i thought to myself to seven mean homeland security does he mean that we've gotten there fifty years later what would i make of the cameras that watch us of the surveillance and my macbook pro the fact that they can listen to me right now have made it he wouldn't like it he will be worried about it and he's warning us that you can make some fast in your desire to protect against immediate threats you could make compromises.

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"herman kahn" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Since then robert muller hasn't just charged she also secured his first prison sentence in the russia scandal for a dutch lawyer dutch lawyer who speaks fluent russian he is the soninlaw of another russian oligarch who is close to putin in our country neither alex vendors one the lawyer nor his fatherinlaw herman kahn are high profile figures but herman kahn absolutely is in russia and in the kremlin and so the jailing of his son has to have some kind of residents in russia since then we have also learned thanks to a fascinating cnn report from couple of days ago that muller and his prosecutors have also been stopping russian oligarchs at us airports including an at least one instance searching the electric devices of an oligarch when he landed in the us and a private plane so up until today it's kind of been the special counsel's office who has been responsible in the united states for punching back at russia on behalf of the american people whose election was interfered with by russia in two thousand sixteen and they've done so including in some ways that have been quite provocative well now today on hr mcmasters last day in office as national security advisor today the treasury department announced what experts in this field consider to be a real list substantive list of newly sanctioned russian individuals and entities as punishment for russia quote attempting to subvert western democracies all of that got close to sing i think there including messing with our democracy in that but of course they couldn't explicitly say it don't upset the president.

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"herman kahn" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"And that apparently ends up being a dangerous thing bp employees who were part of this joint venture started getting harassed more than one hundred of them had their visas revoked the ceo of the enterprise who was managing things on the side the aforementioned bob dudley he just didn't want to come back to russia for no reason he was followed he was threatened he was poisoned he had his visa revoked he ended up sneaking out of the country in the dead of night fearing for his life when the telegraph newspaper in britain obtained these us state department cables they wrote up the sky herman kahn like he was a bond villain quote one bp executive contended that mr khan might be certified deranged that's alex vendor swan's father in law herman kahn's daughter married mr venter swan what was apparently a very lovely ceremony last year mr khan's granddaughter is now alexander vendors one's wife and she is now expecting their first child at the end of this summer before alex vendors want turned up as prize defendant in the mueller investigation his father in law herman kahn had already turned up twice before in relation to the russian attack on the us election and all the intrigue surrounding it herman kahn's company alpha was the subject of still mysterious reports about unexplained communications between a commuter computer server in moscow owned by alpha and a computer server in trump tower owned by the trump organization those mysterious communications between the two computer servers during the campaign those remain unexplained they may have been just a fluke they may be totally unrelated to everything else that was going on between russia and the trump campaign but that was an early mention of herman kahn and his business interests in this scandal he then appeared in the christopher steele memos in the dossier that was published by buzzfeed in january mr khan's name mentioned as an an oligarch particularly close to putin one on good enough terms with putin that quote favors continue to.

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"herman kahn" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"herman kahn" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Con in two thousand eleven wikileaks released some stolen us state department cables which included one particularly lurid rundown of what it was like to do business with herman kahn a top bp official basically briefed the us embassy it seems from this weekend leaks cable it seems like this bp official briefed the us embassy on what was going on with this russian oligarch guy who was involved in this partnership and it seems like he might have given this briefing to their us embassy partially out of fear quoting from that wikileaks cable quote tnk bp that was the joint venture chief operating officer tim summers provides insight into bp and aaar's negotiations a are would be the russian oligarch spey is the other half of the joint venture gives insight into these negotiations noting the ceo bob dudley is unlikely to return to russia this is all from the wikileaks cable some are also provide some colorful background on the aarp partners and in particular herman kahn quote somerset he had a complicated and sometimes difficult relationship with con con was a very difficult person to work with they had flown out to cons hunting lodge which somerset said was like a four seasons hotel in the middle of nowhere at dinner that evening context a stun summers that his favorite movie was the godfather and he watched it every few months because he considered to be a manual for life summers then said khan also came to dinner armed with a chrome plated pistol somerset after the trip he'd gotten a copy of the godfather and now watched it on a regular basis himself so as to better understand hermann konin anticipate is business tactics he added that cons aggressive but relatively simple business i'll was typically russian where multi dollar deals were made in smokefilled rooms in a matter of hours and only later were they turned over to the accountants to see if they made sets it was not a style that meshed well with bp quote khan had never felt that bp treated him with sufficient respect.

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