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AP News Radio
China accuses US of indiscriminate use of force over balloon
"China's hit out at the U.S. over the grounded balloon. China's accused the U.S. of indiscriminate use of force in shooting down a suspected Chinese spy balloon, saying it's seriously impacts and damages both sides efforts and progress in stabilizing signer U.S. relations. The U.S. shot down the balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America. China insisted the fire was an accident. Now Darwin, at the center for international security and strategy at qinghua university, warns China and the U.S. may have lost a window for improved bilateral ties after Secretary of State Anthony blinken postponed his visit to China. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Bloomberg Radio New York
"international security" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The ten year yielding 3.44%. The two year 4.12% gold up two tenths of 1% 1940 the ounce and West Texas enemy accrued flat on the day right now $80 13 cents a barrel. So again, recapping here, stocks are trading lower, Tesla and IBM on deck after the close of trading today, IBM down 8 tenths of 1% Tesla up three tenths. And that is a Bloomberg business flash. Your listening to balance and power with David Westin on Bloomberg radio. Today I'm announcing that the United States will be sending 31 Abram tanks to Ukraine. We're also giving Ukraine the parts and equipment necessary to effectively sustain these tanks on the battlefield. When we will begin to train Ukrainian troops on these issues of sustainment logistic and maintenance soon as possible. That, of course, is President Biden speaking just over an hour ago right now from The White House. And by the way, he also described the tanks coming from Germany and also German tanks coming from Poland and other places. To take us through what this all may mean on the battlefield as a practical matter, all these tanks going to Ukraine. We welcome Mark kensing. He's senior adviser to the CSIS international security program, mister kansan has worked on military issues at The Pentagon and at The White House, and during 30 years in the Marine Corps, did tours of duty in Vietnam, desert storm and Iraq. So colonel, thank you so much for being with us. Really appreciate it. What difference will all these tanks make? Well, there's no question that they have a useful military capability, particularly the leopards, which will likely arrive earlier, they're much better than what the Ukrainians have now and the better than what the Russians have. They're less vulnerable. They have better fire control, which means that they can hit targets at longer distances and spot targets there also. The problem is numbers. The numbers just are not very great. We're talking about 15 tanks here, 15 tanks there. You have to keep in mind that the Ukrainians started the war with 800 tanks, so a couple dozen aren't going to make a big difference. They might make a difference over time as more and more countries send their tanks. And they'll be useful in the offensive that everyone is expecting in the spring tanks, particularly useful in offensive operations because they combine mobility, firepower, and protection. Yes, they started with 800. They don't have lost some, but as I understand they've picked up a few two from the Russians, isn't that right? I think the reports are they've captured a few. They have, in fact, it turns out that the Russians are the largest supplier of Ukrainian tanks. Do we have any sense of how many tanks the Russians have? I mean, not just overall, but either in Ukraine and eastern Ukraine or adjacent to it. Well, they certainly have at least that number, they have thousands in storage and we've been seeing some of these older tanks appearing on the battlefield. So they probably have a thousand tanks in the Ukrainian battlefield. So you say that given the numbers, it's not going to make an overwhelming difference. The Ukrainians clearly want them badly. What caused us to send them? And let me start with the M1 Abrams if I could because we were very reluctant to send that. We're sending 31 of those with all the equipment that goes with them. I understand it's fairly difficult to keep these things on the field. In part because they use jet fuel. President Biden said that the Secretary of Defense recommended this, but there were reports The Pentagon was reluctant. Well, I think The Pentagon was reluctant just because, as you say, these are these takes a very difficult to maintain. The reason they use jet fuels because they have a jet engine, not a diesel engine, and that's very powerful, but it's very difficult to maintain. The electronics are also very sophisticated. It's a highly networked tank. So The Pentagon was just reluctant about whether the Ukrainians could take the time to have cruise get trained. What it looks like, though, is that these tanks may not arrive for quite a while, the president was a little vague about the timeline. The reports have been that these are not coming from U.S. stocks. They're going to come off the production line that could be many months until these M1 tanks arrive. There are significance is mostly to help out the Germans and I've told people that this is a win win win kind of situation. The Germans get the political cover that they've required to send tanks of their own. The Americans don't get rushed into a big transfer program with all of the training that goes with that. And the Ukrainians get some tanks. So in terms of the leopard two tanks, those are the ones manufactured in Germany. They're not just using Germany, obviously they're used by quite a few NATO countries. And as I understand it, at least it looks like they're going to free up some of those tanks from places like Poland. There have been reports that there could be as much as a hundred leopard two tanks. Give us a sense of how effective they are on the battlefield and what difference they could make. Well, they're excellent tanks. And one of their big advantages is that there are a lot of them out there in the world market about 3600 have been produced 20 countries have leopard tanks. So it might be possible to put together some substantial number 102 hundred plus Ukrainians have been asking for 300 tanks. The advantage of a leopard tank is several for when it is, it's not as vulnerable as Soviet tanks, Soviet tanks have the ammunition and the crew compartment that allows them to be much smaller and cheaper, but it also makes them very vulnerable if they get hit and we've seen lots of pictures of Soviet era tanks Russian tanks with the torrid blowing off. They also have much better fire control. That is they have sites, night vision sites, better day sites. They've layered laser range prices. That allows them to find tanks or find targets much more easily and then hit them at longer ranges. To give you a sense, all of these tanks have laser rangefinders attached to their fire control system. So you just punch a button, it calculates the distance to the target, puts in factors for wind and temperature, and then fires around much greater ability of hitting. And finally, these tanks are stabilized, that means there are computers that will allow the done to stay on a target even as a tank is moving and that allows them again to be a little less vulnerable. Come back to the timing issue, there's speculation at least that the Russians may be mounting an offensive come spring. I guess that's March or April, something like that. What does this do to the strategy potentially of Ukrainians? And particularly, is this a question of being able to defend against an offensive or is this actually for counter offensive and actually maybe taking back territory that Russia occupies right now? Well, there's no question that the acquaintance are planning a counter offensive. In fact, the expectation is that both sides will launch an offensive, maybe late in the winter, maybe in the spring. And tanks would help the Ukraine. And then they hit their helpful on the defense also, but again, particularly on the offense and Ukrainians have been receiving a wide variety of armored vehicles, not just tanks, which have received
The Trish Regan Show
As the Votes Are Counted, The GOP Needs to Do Some Soul Searching
"Political side of things, I am kind of hoped by now. We have some more answers, but at present it looks like it's going to take a little bit of time. It's going to take a little bit of time before we can safely say that the GOP has the house. It looks like that might happen. But again, you got to be careful until every last vote is counted. In calling any of these things. And then simultaneously, you have a Senate, which doesn't look like it's going to be conservative after all, and that's because of some notable losses, including Doctor Oz, they're in Pennsylvania. I had been a little bit reluctant on him all along only because he didn't quite have the same pedigree as, by the way, the guy who I think should have run, who was the Bridgewater guy. The pedigree in terms of having lived there and from there, most of his life. And I think that that sort of came through for people and came through for voters. So there's that situation Maggie Hassan, I told you, remember the other day, on the show that she would be very, very hard to beat in the state of New Hampshire, a state I know very, very well. Maggie has and I can tell you somebody who New Hampshire voters like because she's not too liberal, but she's sort of mainstream and it's not that populist state. So I think having Don Baltic there was going to be unfortunately for the country and for New Hampshire, not a successful endeavor. This is time for a regrouping. I've settled along with a lot of the policies of the previous administration that made a lot of sense. Certainly from an economic perspective, certainly from an international security perspective, and certainly from a domestic perspective in the analysis we're trying to do is really promote American values, American work ethic, American productivity, all the things that would make us stronger as a country, but
This Week In Google
"international security" Discussed on This Week In Google
"Story is being told, it's very hard to take it seriously. Yeah. All right. I invite you if you are listening and say, well, wait a minute. Go to tech dot com read the November 2nd article about the intercept story. It has a link to the story as well. You can read that story. And make up your own name. But I have to say, I generally fall on the side of Mike masnick as a trustworthy reporter. For decades now. And somebody we've got to get back on the show again soon. Actually, next week, it's going to be very interesting on twig. Did I mention this? Yet, Stacy has really had it with me. Apparently. Previously scheduled out of everybody but am. She's had it with. Yeah. Pretty much. She only had two appearances this month. She's going to miss this week next week. Matthew Ingram will fill in for Stacy. She'll be back on the 23rd, and then the show after Thanksgiving, Alex stamos. For Stacey higginbotham, who is Alex stamos, you might ask, isn't was he the guy on a different strokes? No. Full House, no, not that Alex stamos. Come on, dude. He is a former chief security officer at Facebook. He is also now at the center for international security and cooperation. He'd be a good guy to ask about this story, actually. Adjunct professor at Stanford University center for international security and cooperation. Also, also to ask him about the vulnerabilities of the feder verse. Yes. Yeah, he'll be he'll be very good to talk to security guru, Alex stamos. That's November 30th. So yes, I know Stacy hates me, but we're just going to muddle along as best we can. And then she says she's going to be here all 3 December, except you're going to leave on December 14th. One day I got to be gone for school. I'm always here. You're glad
"international security" Discussed on WTOP
"Foggy bottom. We're at 66 in Silver Spring. WTO P news time 5 41, now to the war in Ukraine. Defense secretary Lloyd Austin spoke on the phone with his Russian counterpart for the first time since May. Pentagon provided few details about the phone call It was something that the secretary initiated, it was an opportunity to have a call with minister shoigu. We welcome maintaining an open line of communication, dialog is good here. Deputy Pentagon press secretary Sabrina Singh, the Russian defense ministry offered little more, saying issues of international security, including the situation in Ukraine, were discussed. That CBS News correspondent cami McCormick. Well, it appears the mood toward the war in Ukraine has shifted. National security correspondent JJ green is in Latvia with a lot of global security leaders and he tells us what he's learned from talking to them. People here in this region are expecting this not to end soon. That doesn't mean Ukraine will lose this war, but what they're simply saying is they just might not win it either. It might just be a long, really difficult bloody war. They're also saying this in part because they still have doubts about whether the west is totally committed to a long-term war. Then there's this question about who is pulling the strings in Russia. And what will happen if that leadership for some reason changes? Will it get better or would it be worse? That's doubly TOP national security correspondent JJ green. This
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"international security" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"I have your detailed curriculum vitae your resume in front of me. And I just want to just read a couple of things on the record when it comes to your military training because for a p.m. for a former paramilitary of the CIA, it is rather something else. Qualifications are for Rick include airborne scuba advanced combat medical rescue seer. Jungle survival, U.S. Air Force elite para rescue on and on and on. An incredible record. Rick, if I may call you Rick, will you give us a grade? You were there. You're a plank hole. You were there, tracing terrorists, finding terrorists. How would you rate America today in terms of its intelligence capabilities I served for 5 and a half years in the DoD as a counter terrorism as a Professor of irregular warfare and CT and my conclusion after 20 years of the G watt and you can rip it apart if you're prepared to because you have the qualifications is the following. As a nation, as practitioners, whether it's J sock so calm, whoever it is, America has become preeminent in the find and fix and finish. When it comes to direct action, if you get sex death or potus, presidential sign off, if we know where you are, we can kill you anywhere in the world within 72 hours. That is how good we are. Other nations dream of our capabilities, although Mossad's pretty good. However, however, there is so we are AA plus plus plus plus when it comes to the kinetic part of national security and Canada terrorism, especially. However, I can not be that generous when it comes to understanding the enemy. And I don't just mean the jihadis, but even there I saw massive weaknesses inside the IC, the intelligence community in terms of understanding the ideology of the enemy and today we don't spend requisite amounts of time on understanding the strategy and the worldview of things like the Iranian Republican guard or how the Chinese military thinks. So in terms of steel on target, a plus in terms of getting inside the mind of our enemy not so hot. Could you give us your grades for how we are as an international national security performer? Well, you hit it on the spot when it comes to the kinetic aspect of our business. We are second to none. And when I say that, I also include our special operations forces because again, they've been fighting the G watt for over 20 years, which people tend to forget. I think that what you are describing most likely on the knowledge base on our enemies culture. It's not that we don't understand it, is that our leaders do not listen to it. I know the analysts, the quality of the analysts, we have in the agency, are scary smart. A guy's like Mike scheuer, who was the one that really discovered who'd been a lot of was and what he was up to and he was right until he was proven right. So an unfortunately, when you have organizations like the agency or even the FBI, not being run by people who are internal, political appointees, in my opinion, one of the problems we have is those political appointees that we have at the head of our agency are people that owe their allegiance to whoever put them there. And they will always look through the optic of that politics and you can not do operations, especially special operations through the optic of politics. So I will defend my analyst to the end. I think that incredibly well rounded and in depth, but the flow up is not always what it should be..
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Enrique Prado Grades the U.S. on International Security Performance
"We don't spend requisite amounts of time on understanding the strategy and the worldview of things like the Iranian Republican guard or how the Chinese military thinks. So in terms of steel on target, a plus in terms of getting inside the mind of our enemy not so hot. Could you give us your grades for how we are as an international national security performer? Well, you hit it on the spot when it comes to the kinetic aspect of our business. We are second to none. And when I say that, I also include our special operations forces because again, they've been fighting the G watt for over 20 years, which people tend to forget. I think that what you are describing most likely on the knowledge base on our enemies culture. It's not that we don't understand it, is that our leaders do not listen to it. I know the analysts, the quality of the analysts, we have in the agency, are scary smart. A guy's like Mike scheuer, who was the one that really discovered who'd been a lot of was and what he was up to and he was right until he was proven right. So an unfortunately, when you have organizations like the agency or even the FBI, not being run by people who are internal, political appointees, in my opinion, one of the problems we have is those political appointees that we have at the head of our agency are people that owe their allegiance to whoever put them there. And they will always look through the optic of that politics and you can not do operations, especially special operations through the optic of politics. So I will defend my analyst to the end. I think that incredibly well rounded and in depth, but the flow up is not always what it should be.
"international security" Discussed on WTOP
"Four 40 The west continues with the balancing act of how to support Ukraine without provoking a direct conflict with Russia Senior adviser for the international security program at the center for strategic and international studies Mark kansan join WTF Sean and Hillary to discuss where the issue lies The issue is about providing long-range rockets to the Ukrainians The fight particularly in the east where it's now particularly intensive but throughout the entire war has used a lot of firepower The Russians emphasize their artillery greatly They have artillery and rockets The Ukrainians say that that's been the dominant branch in the entire conflict Artillery not the anti tank weapons that we've seen and not tanks which are a little more photogenic And they have their own artillery but they've been running short on ammunition We've supplied them with some howitzers that fire NATO standard And now we're supplying them with rockets that have longer range and particularly have guidance on them so they can hit precisely The Russians are pushing back and I think that the United States and Russia are coming to sort of an informal agreement That is we're going to supply these rockets with what I would call the regular range which is about 70 kilometers or about 45 miles But we are not going to give the Ukrainians the long range version which goes out to about a 190 miles and is aimed at or designed to attack strategic targets Then that's what the Russians have been mostly concerned about Now the U.S. has placed a condition on the delivery of the artillery rocket system essentially that Ukraine may not fire rockets into Russian territory It would seem to be an advantage to Ukraine if it could get inside Russian territory Can we be confident in Ukraine would abide by the agreement Well the Ukrainians have said that they would have bought by the agreement in the United States have been quite emphatic that that is part of the agreement I think over the long term that may be hard to do and it's just because there are going to be Russian units that are firing at the Ukrainians from Russian territory and Ukrainian military is going to want to shoot back into Russian territory When the United States was in a similar situation in Vietnam eventually it decided to attack other territory in that case it was Cambodia allows In southern northern Vietnam So that's going to be a continuing tension I mean the one good thing about this is that even 45 miles is not that deep So these strikes given that the artillery the rockets will be standing back from the border aren't going to go too deep into Russia and therefore might not be as escalatory as for example the long range system Mark Hansen is a senior adviser for the international security program at CSIS He was on Skype coming up on WTO peas and that's the O's and the Washington spirit weren't action on Saturday It is four 43.
"international security" Discussed on WTOP
"Program at the center for strategic and international studies are on where the issue lies The issue is about providing long-range rockets to the Ukrainians The fight particularly in the east where it's now particularly intensive but throughout the entire war has used a lot of firepower The Russians emphasize their artillery greatly They have artillery and rockets The Ukrainians say that that's been the dominant branch in the entire conflict Artillery not the anti tank weapons that we've seen and not tanks which are a little more photogenic And they have their own artillery but they've been running short on ammunition We've supplied them with some howitzers that fired NATO standard And now we're supplying them with rockets that have longer range and particularly have guidance on them so they can hit precisely The Russians are pushing back and I think that the United States and Russia are coming to sort of an informal agreement That is we're going to supply these rockets with what I would call the regular range which is about 70 kilometers or about 45 miles But we are not going to give the Ukrainians the long range version which goes out to about a 190 miles And there's aimed at or designed to attack strategic targets Then that's what the Russians have been mostly concerned about The U.S. has placed a condition on the delivery of the artillery rocket system essentially that Ukraine may not fire rockets into Russian territory It would seem to be an advantage to Ukraine if it could get inside Russian territory Can we be confident in Ukraine would abide by the agreement Well the Ukrainians have said that they would have bought by the agreement in the United States have been quite emphatic that that is part of the agreement I think over the long term that may be hard to do and it's just because there are going to be Russian units that are firing at the Ukrainians from Russian territory and Ukrainian military is going to want to shoot back into Russian territory When the United States was in a similar situation in Vietnam eventually it decided to attack other territory in that case it was Cambodia allows In southern northern Vietnam So that's going to be a continuing tension I mean the one good thing about this is that even 45 miles is not that deep So these strikes given that the artillery the rockets will be standing back from the border aren't going to go too deep into Russia and therefore might not be as escalatory as for example the long range system Martin a senior adviser for the international security program at CSIS talking there with our Sean and Hillary You are listening to 103.5 FM and double TOP dot com Public and private sector organizations are challenged by today's cyber threat environment Government wide agencies are renewing efforts to improve their security and limit the impact of cyberattack a key component for long-term success is closing the national cyber skills gap to.
"international security" Discussed on WTOP
"The west continues with the balancing of how to support Ukraine without provoking a direct conflict with Russia This morning senior adviser for the international security program at the center for strategic and international studies are on where the issue lies The issue is about providing long-range rockets to the Ukrainians The fight particularly in the east where it's now particularly intensive but throughout the entire war has used a lot of firepower The Russians emphasize their artillery greatly They have artillery and rockets The Ukrainians say that that's been the dominant branch in the entire conflict Artillery not the anti tank weapons that we've seen and not tanks which are a little more photogenic And they have their own artillery but they've been running short on ammunition We've supplied them with some howitzers that fire NATO standard And now we're supplying them with rockets that have longer range and particularly have guidance on them so they can hit precisely The Russians are pushing back and I think that the United States and Russia are coming to sort of an informal agreement That is we're going to supply these rockets with what I would call the regular range which is about 70 kilometers or about 45 miles But we are not going to give the Ukrainians the long range version which goes out to about a 190 miles And there's aimed at or designed to attack strategic targets Then that's what the Russians have been mostly concerned about The U.S. has placed a condition on the delivery of the artillery rocket system essentially that Ukraine may not fire rockets into Russian territory It would seem to be an advantage to Ukraine if it could get inside Russian territory Can we be confident in Ukraine would abide by the agreement Well the Ukrainians have said that they would have bought by the agreement The United States has been quite emphatic that that is part of the agreement I think over the long term that may be hard to do and it's just because there are going to be Russian units that are firing at the Ukrainians from Russian territory and Ukrainian military is going to want to shoot back into Russian territory When the United States was in a similar situation in Vietnam eventually it decided to attack other territory in that case it was Cambodia allows in southern northern Vietnam So that's going to be a continuing tension I mean the one good thing about this is that even 45 miles is not that deep So these strikes given that the artillery the rockets will be standing back from the border aren't going to go too deep into Russia and therefore might not be as escalatory as for example the long range system A senior adviser for the international security program at CSIS talking there with our Sean and Hillary You are listening to 103.5 FM and double DOP dot com Sports at 15 and 45 powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white Think red Good to see Morty June 7th one 15 rob's turn once again Maryland's magical run ended with an 11 8 loss to UConn in the college park regional a day after a Sunday full of late rallies the terps staged another after the huskies reeled off 9 unanswered runs pulling within two in the 8th inning until what I'm dubbing the worst call ever on a baseball field on a bloop infield single a turp collided with Yukon's first baseman lined up in fair territory behind the bag negating a run that cut the deficit to one with only one out and a potential tying run on base That changed the momentum of the game for good sending Yukon to the super regional while Marilyn mourns what feels like a premature end to its best baseball season in school history The nationals finally got a night off after playing 31 games in 31 days They will resume play in Miami without Victor arano He was placed on the injured list Monday but with D strange Gordon back from the paternity list the NBA Finals are dark until Wednesday's game three but Monday belonged to new Lakers coach darvin Hamm who has a player spent one of his 9 NBA seasons in Washington and told ESPN's NBA today that plane for Bernie bickerstaff changed his life If it weren't for him I would not have had an opportunity to catch hole in the NBA Just being around him to see the way he carried himself he to me is a template that all of us young.
Jerusalem Post: Iran Could Have 4 ‘Crude’ Nukes in 3 Months
"This from today's Jerusalem post Iran could have four crude nukes in three months Says a think tank I told you they're about to break out And everything's going oh my God Array could have four crude nuclear bombs within three months if it decides to cross the nuclear threshold said the institute for science and international security This would not be the same as having full fledged nuclear weapons Oh okay it must be okay then Which could be delivered on a ballistic missile That might only take 6 months But it is a more serious threat than the enriched uranium that Israel and others have faced from the Islamic Republic So who was right When he was in the Senate for two months Tom cotton was right Who was wrong Obama and Biden
TIME's Top Stories
"international security" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"What it will take for Ukraine to win the war by Seth G Jones, Jones is senior vice president and director of the international security program at the center for strategic and international studies. His most recent book is three dangerous men, Russia, China, Iran, and the rise of irregular warfare. While Russian forces have faced stiff resistance in Ukraine, president Vladimir Putin is attempting to turn the tide of the war through a long and brutal military campaign, but if the United States and its western partners can ramp up and sustain military assistance to Ukraine for the long term, Moscow may eventually lose the war, a virtually unthinkable outcome several weeks ago. Economic and diplomatic steps are important, but military aid is the linchpin. The Russian military is facing what Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong called a people's war, as mal wrote in his book on protracted war, the richest source of power to wage war lies in the masses of the people. Mal argued that in a well organized, resistance effort, the invading force will be surrounded by hundreds of millions of our people standing upright. And he will be burned to death. While Mao was referring to China's war against invading Japanese forces in the 1930s, he could easily have been describing Ukraine. Russian forces have faced stiff resistance from conventional Ukrainian forces and a population that has mobilized against an occupying army. According to U.S. and NATO estimates, the Russian military has suffered between 10,015 thousand fatalities and between 30,040 thousand total casualties, which include wounded captured killed and missing soldiers, from Ukrainian forces equipped with stinger, anti aircraft systems, javelin anti tank systems, TB two drones, and other lethal weapons and systems, many of them sent by the west, yet Putin remains committed to waging a scorched earth campaign in Ukraine. The Russian military has devastated several Ukrainian cities with artillery barrages, guided and unguided missiles launched from aircraft, long-range cruise missiles, from naval vessels, and hypersonic missiles. Putin is attempting to turn the tide of the war in Moscow's favor as he did in Syria in 2015 and Chechnya in 1999, despite an auspicious starts. The Russian military ground out victories in both cases. Moscow benefited from successful interdiction efforts to curb the flow of weapons and material to rebel fighters, a Cal local population, and effective information operations that complemented a punishing military campaign, but Moscow lacks all of these conditions today in Ukraine. The Russian military has struggled to interdict the steady stream of weapons and material flowing into the country, failed to intimidate Ukrainians, and is losing the information war. Putin now has much to lose in Ukraine, including his legacy, if he fails to turn the tide of the war. So much is now at stake for Putin with his military suffering staggering casualties, his economy in shambles, and his country increasingly isolated from the west, that he is likely to continue to escalate the war. But Moscow can lose the war if the U.S. and its western partners are able to increase the number and type of weapons to Ukraine over a sustained period. Economic and diplomatic steps will only be effective if Ukraine can hold off the Russian military on the battlefield. The Ukrainian military's stockpiles have repeatedly run low and will continue to do so over the course of the war. We didn't have enough in the first place, said Vadim prestia, Ukraine's ambassador to the UK in late March, running out of weaponry will be seen in.
AP News Radio
Live updates: Turkey calls for cease-fire as talks resume
"In the sample Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells the two sides but they have a historic responsibility to stop the fighting in Ukraine as she greeted the two delegations seated on opposite sides of a long table Erdogan said we believe that they'll be no loses in a just peace prolonging the conflict is not in anyone's interest earlier on the divisive to Ukrainian president hello to me is that in ski told you crying in media there are intensive consultations going on regarding several important issues the key among those isn't agreement on international security guarantees for Ukraine he added that only with this agreement can we end the war in a way that you crane needs I'm Charles de Ledesma
Bloomberg Radio New York
"international security" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Truly waste Security also means national and international security This budget provides the resources we need to keep Americans safe Ensuring that our military remains the best prepared best trained best equipped military in the world This budget also provides additional funding to forceful response to Putin's aggression against Ukraine and its economic humanitarian and security consequences The world has changed in addition to dealing with terrorist organizations for the second quarter of the 21st century Once again facing increased competition from other nation states China and Russia which are going to require investments to make things like space and cyber and other advanced capabilities and including hypersonics And this will be among the largest investments in our national security and history Some people don't like the increase but we're in a different world today America is more prosperous more successful and more just when it is more secure We can restore fiscal responsibility and safeguard our security at home and abroad while meeting the third value what I call building a better America Let's provide universal preschool cap the cost of child care at 7% of a family's income Like many families that would cut the cost of child care in half Let's make college affordable My budget doubles the maximum pell grant The families make a $150,000 a year to nearly $13,000 And helps more than 8 million students who rely on pell grants pay for college My budget invests in building more home to keep us up to deal with the skyrocketing cost of housing for the middle class and the poor My budget lowers family energy costs with tax credits help people make their homes more efficient Research and development abroad over the reach of solar and build a clean energy future My budget also invests in other areas of bipartisan common good I call them agendas I spoke to them at the State of the Union.
"international security" Discussed on WTOP
"I'm Bruce Allen teddy gelman is our producer killing out Senate debate to begin today on voting rights legislation but where will it go On Capitol Hill I'm Mitchell Miller Virginia's new governor addresses state lawmakers and embarks on his day one agenda International Security Council director says war in Ukraine is going to happen I'm JJ green WTO P news time 5 31 The Senate today will take up the issue of voting rights but passing legislation still remains out of reach for Democrats Mitchell Miller reports from Capitol Hill Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer says lawmakers will be able to get the issue to the floor something they've been unable to do four times before The Senate will finally hold a debate on the voting rights legislation for the first time in this Congress The Senate stop Republican Mitch McConnell opposes the legislation He argues that Americans are more concerned about issues affecting household budgets Our country continues to experience the worst inflation in 40 years 40 years No GOP lawmakers support the voting rights measure and Democrats are not in agreement on how to change the 60 vote filibuster which would need to be done for the legislation to pass On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO P news And before debate on the landmark voting rights bill begins this afternoon D.C.'s mayor is weighing in I came here today to make sure that no one forgets about Washington D.C. Mayor muriel Bowser took the stage at the voting rights rally held by Martin Luther King Jr.'s family ahead of the Senate's vote We can not talk about voting rights without talking about the disenfranchisement of 700,000 taxpaying Americans right here in Washington D.C. Other speakers at union station like Virginia K Solomon with a league of women voters echoed her sentiments which she called the fight for democracy And this includes the fight for D.C. statehood which is a civil rights issue which can not be separated from the fight for democracy and voting rights Megan clarity WTO P news Virginia's new governor held his first address to state lawmakers yesterday Glenn youngkin says he's worked with state lawmakers to introduce nearly 60 bills already as part of what he calls his day one agenda The governor says he'll follow through on his campaign promise of making the Commonwealth open for business We're going to repeal needless regulation We're going to invest in job training We're going to foster innovation and we're going to win the competition for jobs and corporate relocations And assigned 11 executive orders right after being sworn in Saturday the most notable in order that effectively lifts the mask mandate in public schools but a number of Northern Virginia school systems have said that they will keep their mandate in place and the governor doesn't have the authority to overrule them We do have some closings and delays this morning after Sunday snowstorm new just a few minutes ago for every county Maryland schools decided to open two hours late today in Virginia loudoun county public schools are opening two hours late in the school system says they may assess in a few hours Fredericksburg city schools also opening two hours late and they too will reassess conditions before 8 o'clock this morning and if roads are too icy they may close altogether Fought here in spotsylvania county public schools are closed Students in Stafford county will not have class in person instead they will work on assignments from home Of course you can see the full list of closings and delays anytime you like at WT dot com And still to come as omicron continues its rapid spread we now have an idea of how much an additional vaccine dose might help its 5.
Monocle 24: The Globalist
"international security" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Else is happening in the news the speaker of the us house of representatives. Nancy pelosi last night postponed a vote on a one trillion. Dollar bipartisan infrastructure. Bill former french. President nicolas sarkozy insists. He will appeal a conviction on a one year sentence for exceeding electoral spending limits during his failed reelection campaign in two thousand twelve stay tuned to monocle twenty twenty-four throughout the day for more on those stories but i there is concern over a new strategy being floated by mali's interim government to fight islamist insurgents with france planning to withdraw troops from west africa. Mali's president says the country is being abandoned although he denies reports that russian mercenaries from the wagner firm could be hired in a move that would cast aside longstanding counter-terrorism partnerships with the united states and france. While for more on this. I'm joined in the studio by paul mellon. Associate fellow an expert on francophone africa at chatham house and we've also got paul rogers on the line international security advisor open democracy paul. I'll start with you here. In studio mentioned the idea of the countries in west africa feeling a little bit in abandoned by this plan troop withdrawal which we can get into. That's something that emmanuel macron has actually responded quite angrily to. Can you tell us about that. The context is that france has been fighting jihadist groups in mali's since two thousand thirteen and it's got a long partnership that's being built up with the other countries in the suhel but including molly as well the so-called g-5 sal and more broadly with west africa there are a lot of troops from west african countries narrow now even some special forces from europe but over that longtime obviously frances suffered significant losses. And just a few days ago. The fifty second french soldier was killed in mali in in combat with jihadists and so my call has been very angry this week in public remarks about the malian prime ministers suggestion that france has abandoned the country because in fight what the french are doing is adjusting their deployment. And they're reducing the manpower across the sahara from a bit over five thousand to somewhere between two off three thousand but they are not completely pulling out and they're actually keeping a large part of those three thousand troops in the far east of mali. The conflict with the armed groups his most intense so There's been a pretty public row about this. And the other context of course. Is that the present. Molly and prime minister is not elected He is the product of two successive coups and the west african countries echo us which is a sort of west african equivalent of the e. You if you like Very concerned that the transition that supposedly back to democracy with elections early next year is going to be prolonged and so the equities countries have been very vocal and for molly has now been floating. The idea rooms have been circulating in the marlins have been saying. Oh well france abandon us. We need some other military partners. But that's stirring up lots of antipathy not just in paris where inevitably the french are worried. If russian military contract to the room czar. It could be the company wagner. Who would be brought in and russian for minister sergey lavrov Pity confirm that. But it's also stirring up a lot of antipathy in west africa regional summit a few days ago the echoes others. All the other states in ecuador formerly issued a statement saying that it would be totally unacceptable for Molly recruit private security contractors of any kind and this would threaten the stability of the region as a whole because they've seen that in the central african republic which is outside the region. But everybody's very familiar with it The wagner contractors have been formally accused by the united nations of committing widespread human rights abuses. So let's that's the sort of complex really quite Tense background at the moment. I believe the president of the cookie. Voire said it would be suicide or crossing a red line to to go the way of hiring private contractors. Just give us a sense of what. The situation is like in mali. What they are up against. And what the french are saying about why. It's okay to to take their troops out of that situation. Well the the molly and security situation it is one where back in twenty twelve jihadist took over the north of the country a year later french and west african troops intervene because the malian army had more or less collapsed and liberated the northern towns close to the sahara in the sal and closing places like timbuktu for example and then kid ala which is right up in the sahara. They liberated those places from the jihadist groups. But as so often in these situations it's one thing for conventional army to win a sort of open conflict using you know heavy equipment. Hamad vehicles that kind of stuff. But it doesn't protect against the long running militant in this case jihadist Guerrilla war that's continued and some of the jihadist. Dr foreigners foreign fighters setup some of the jihadist groups but they have actually tried to quite a lot of disillusioned your local because this is a poor area. There are few economic opportunities and so violence is continued and it's and it's actually sort of metastasized and spread out so the area that's affected is much much wider until the logic. The french argument is that the original area up really on the fringes of the sahara where the original conflict was most serious where they were initially Focused that's no longer the focus of the conflict. The the most violent jihadist activity is in the so-called tri-border region which is a little bit further to the southeast where marlena chair and burkina converge. And that's where there's a huge sort of security effort going on but with a lot of west african troops as well and the plan michael announced in july but after extensive talks with all of the suhel countries including molly despite what the cart. Prime minister is claiming That that plan is shifting. The focus both of the friendship at but also the collaboration with west africans to latte area with a new military headquarters in niamey the capital of nizhny which is actually much closer to the north of mali. Then marlene capital bamako. So they're there and there's a political gap as well there are..
Monocle 24: The Briefing
Inside the US-Australia Submarine Deal
"The dutch prime minister mark rutta will reportedly offer his uk counterpart. Boris johnson a defense and security cooperation. Deal with the eu. When the leaders meet in downing street later today it follows yesterday's announcement that the uk. The united states and australia had agreed their own defense. Pack called aucas. the deal has angered many. You states with france calling australia's decision to scrap a huge submarine. Deal in favor of eight nuclear powered subs deal with the us establish back. Let's get the latest now from paul rogers international security advisor at open democracy. Paul some very harsh words from paris. Today tell us what happened here. I on the australian deal and why the french are feeling blindsided by it over the australian deal. The australians essentially decided to replace their existing collins class submarines richard come to the end of their useful life with new pout submarines rather than diesel-powered submarines. The previous decision was to gain with france which has quite a good recorder producing diesel-powered submarines. It can actually produce a new pout. Submarines for self. I don't think he's ever exported them considered it. But anyway australia's decided they need to new capelle. Submarines had this deal with the french for the best essentially for the Diesel-powered ones they basically dish that and gone in with the united states with britain as well although the suspicion is that as far as the building of the new submarines consent bush will be done as an australian yard in adelaide. That will be done. Under american supervision with the british relatively small this is partly because britain is producing own new class of astute hunting submarines as well as its missile submarines an in both cases. It has pretty serious problems with developing the reactors rolls royce history. Having great difficulty in getting things right the to another words in america wants a more reliable. So that's the basis of it. The the fringe obviously are pretty furious of this because what was a pretty big contract with a lot of money in. It was basically dish in favor of a basic and anglo american agreement. So that's the background this at beyond that. Of course you have all the issues in the eu and the whole question of how one handles a rapidly growing china which does have increasing military capabilities.
"international security" Discussed on Hack
"These trying government has a great purchase build from the french. This is dr will stoltze. He's the senior adviser at the national security college at. Asu will says nucleus subs have some major advantages over the diesel. Once they can go much longer in the water and much further without having to surface and rape you'll the steadiness of nuclear submarines is much brighter because a nikola engine nuclear battery simply doesn't make as much as much noise generators many emissions as a as an old fashioned moral vision diesel engine does by the way the french government is really peace with the strategy for reneging on that deal and while labor says it's a fan of nucleus. Subs it reckons. The government's wasted billions on the french. Deal we know that the cost up to now has been up to four billion dollars. We know there are contracts in plice already. We know there will be substantial. Compensation cost table today. The grain to adam band came out very dramatically against nucleus helps. It's a dangerous decision will make australia's australia's saif by putting floating chernobyls in the heart of their major city. That will says this is safe technology. I don't think we can really regard that very seriously. These vessels incredibly safe probably scifo and better for the environment. Illness regards then the submarines that we were going to be acquiring. Let's talk about the elephant in the room. China in this speech is this morning. All the leaders were talking about the issues in our region. And how the road is into stable and rosie. As it was five years we have ended. now i knew. Australia's relationship with china has deteriorated in the last couple of years at close relationship with america while donald trump was president. Didn't help and these news is obviously going to send a signal to china. The web beefing up after fences doctor will stoltze from the reckons. These announcement want to anything to repair our already. Fractured relationship with china. I would say that it makes it harder to envisage halfway back. Normalized diplomatic relations with the chinese government. Hack triple j j law reporting on triple j hacks facebook page nikki. Say this is an odd choice considering that we will be dependent on the us or uk for maintenance and building them. How do you feel when you hear about these. Big budget military announcements. Do you feel safe. Or kind of worry about when and why we might need to use these submarines eventually to extend or four three nine seven five seven triple five. Douglas talk to help us through it. Let's talk to sam rogovin. He's director of the lowy institute's international security program. Then thanks for chatting with me You've called this announcement extraordinarily momentous..
Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"international security" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"Was it in february. Two thousand twenty when the us made this agreement as opposed to another one With the taliban was it back in two thousand six two thousand seven when we decided as nato to extend the area of responsibility beyond kabul was it when we decided to move from counterinsurgency to counter terrorism and retrospectively. There's a temptation to inflate solidarity counterterrorism coming to nato coming to the assistance of the us. But there was there was a year and a half between the moment when indeed not at the us's initiative but certainly with the us welcoming it we invoked article five for the first time in its history september of course one two thousand one but it was only in two thousand three that nato as such on mission in afghanistan and the mission was not counterterrorism. Mission was simply to provide continuity of headquarters for the international security assistance force a un force. So long way of saying if you revisit this you need to look at the whole process. And i think as i said it would be very important to have lessons learned process. That is neither a blame. Game nora whitewash. Because otherwise it would be very detrimental then in terms of the the more specific question questions on on how we could have made better choices so no not which ones would have been better at what point but how could have made them. I think that there is a shared responsibility in not having used a nato for what it should be which is a place where we can openly put the questions even the hard questions especially the hard questions on the table and not be satisfied with Insufficient answers to questions. And i say say shared because indeed it was a surprise to nobody that the united states there was the august thirty first deadline. But the truth is that in terms of assessing the reality of the afghan political sustainable the of the afghan political system after this withdrawal the reality of the afghan security forces drinks there was there was one vision which which we know was not accurate. We made on a national basis the assessment early in the year that we would not be able to ensure the security of the french community nor of those afghans which depended on us for their security and whom we had a debt to a beyond the month of july and we started our evacuation effort in may or the last one was supposed to be. The last flight out was in july we of course then came back in through solidarity mainly with our other partners mainly with the afghans Close to close to twenty eight hundred. Three thousand people were evacuated. We're not french. So it's not a question of solidarity but it is a question of acting on the conclusions that draw the of course we did not imagine that it would be so sudden so i think in other theaters that we do need to do a better job. And in terms of the the better job of living up to the motto which is in the council room. And i've sat through many of the discussions on afghanistan where i looked at that motto thought. There was a disconnect. And it's not always in the counselor can always be can also be bilaterally of course then just to come back very quickly to your question on crisis management and training..
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Thousands of Lawful US Residents Left in Afghanistan
"Cards are available and there are thirteen to fourteen million of them in the united states. For any number of reasons you can be the family member of an american citizen. You can be a religious worker. You can be an afghan who worked for the united states anytime for at least a year on the international security assistance mission for a year. You have gotten your green card that way you can mean. International broadcasting can be a member of an international organization. We don't know who those thousands of green card members are but david drucker. It made it to your paper. The washington examiner yesterday. The big story of the lincoln hearing was the green card number thousands of waffle. Us resonance left in afghanistan. Were you surprised by that. No not necessarily. I mean i think the larger issue here or you know the issue here he is. Does the administration know exactly. How many are there. They are is it. Thousands and thousands is it the low thousands The issue is one. We left them there but second do know who they are. David i have to disagree with you after three weeks. Four weeks of hearing about one hundred americans then bahir blankets at well. We have thousands of green card holders. Hey they're americans. They have legal permanent residents here. Like duane said next door neighbors a bread. Who married in american adam. The engineer chief engineer here his mom's canadian. Pr lp are everywhere. I mean they just left him right. And i think that's i think that's the larger issue but i also think it's important that the administration either knows who they left. Were doesn't know who they're left in. Are they being candid. Especially in these hearings earrings with what they know in decisions. They made in one of the things. I would like to see out of the senate today that i didn't really see out of the house yesterday as some really incisive pointed questionings with let's grandstand in so the administration either starts to talk about decisions. Made and what. The situation on the ground is more just simply reveals that it was as haphazard inside as it looked on the outside and they don't really know what's going on but i think it's important for the american public to understand that i definitely important for congress understand that to put the proper amount of pressure on the administration and at least be able to talk about this in a real way.
The Big Story
How Canada and the Western World Failed Afghanistan
"I'm jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Stephen save holds the patterson chair and international affairs at carleton university. Among the books he's written is adapting in the dust. Lessons learned from canada's war in afghanistan. And he also co hosts a podcast about canada's national security called the battle rhythm hasty. Hello i'm doing all right like many canadians. I kind of spent the weekend. seeing progressively more and more disturbing images coming out of afghanistan especially kabul and. I'm i'm wondering if you could maybe describe what we're actually seeing and hearing about in afghanistan right now. Well it's the collapse of the government that we've been trying to build for the past twenty years The taliban were kicked out of the country by american forces and then in two thousand and two There developed a un effort that became a nato effort called isaf the international security assistance force along with a variety of other international partners to try to build a self sustaining afghan government. And then two thousand fourteen. Nato largely pulled out three years. After canada pulled out of combat and for the past seven years there was a nato effort to train the afghan army and last year. Donald trump Negotiated deal the taliban that would vote the remaining few americans that were left in afghanistan out before this summer there about two thousand five hundred americans soldiers mostly doing training and doing coordination type stuff and So that was Trump's decision last year and then when it became president there was a question about whether he would live by the deal which had a deadline of may fifth at all. Americans are supposed to be out by may fifth and the by racial thought. That would be too fast. That that we would be able to get our stuff in our people out in his In his mind and so they sent the data september eleventh and over the course of the summer The taliban made a series of deals with a variety of actors within afghanistan that led to the collapse of the afghan national army forces that were guarding a variety of places around the country until the only thing that was left was couple which fell this weekend.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
How America Spent Trillions and Trained the Taliban To Grow Stronger
"Was on it to visit afghanistan. Just five years after nine eleven i traveled to four different provinces to see what was going on and at the end of my tour of the provinces i ended up back in kabul at the isaf headquarters then i was taken from the isaf. The international security force to the military academy america built in afghanistan and i was very impressed by the young officer. Who was my chaperone. Who was my briefer straight out of central casting. Six foot one blonde fit and his name taps had strong. Yeah major strong belief it on may strong briefed me gave me the command group briefing on the success of the afghan miniature academy america built along with her nato partners and it was really very impressive. I mean you know. I'm used to death by pipe. Powerpoint having spent six and a half seven years as a dod civilian and then on the faculty of the marine corps universities. Five seen a lot of powerpoint presentations in the military mode. But this was a good one. How much was invested each year. How many nco's how. Many offices were passed out from our training academy to become members of the afghan national security forces. But then i decided to dig a little deeper. Not just to take the word of the official power points. I sniffed around in a little bit to find out. What is the true impact of what we had done. In that nation a nation that the british couldn't conquer the soviets couldn't come come from the blue eyed redhead. White skinned afghans. Find find today. not alexander could conquer. Yeah they do exist. It's really quite something to say in the middle of herat in the middle of water that province. A caucasian redhead with colleagues. You would see in dublin as much as you'd see anywhere else. What did we think we're going to achieve just one metric for you. I found out of every passing out plus every intake of offices junior. Nco's senior nco's that had gone through some form of training small unit tactics leadership. What have you that we had graduated off. They received their last per d. m. Pay in cash of course nice crisp green american dollars more than forty percent of them up. They passed out from our kademi disappeared from the ranks of the nsf from the ranks of the afghan machosky forces and went back to that tribal regions to join their local militias and their local offshoots of the taliban
Coffee House Shots
"international security" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"Hello and welcome to the saturday edition of coffeehouse. Schultz is about hopping. I'm joined by james precise and general richard barons who helped to establish the international security assistance force in afghanistan well. The taliban has been sweeping through afghan provincial capitals over the past week capturing eleven in the space of fewer than seven days the us withdrawal of troops isn't yet complete and yet the country seems to be collapsing into a state that politicians assured us wouldn't that we wouldn't see richard. Just tell us why this has happened so quickly whether that has been a surprise to those watching the country closely so it is a surprise surprise in terms of the speed at which has happened and in the way in particular that the taliban have managed to take some of the metropolitan that really matter like kandahar just in the last twenty four hours. Why it's happened is because the us decision to withdraw. It's troops on the twentieth anniversary of nine. Eleven has removed a spine of capability. But beyond that a a sense of resolution and confidence from the.
Monocle 24: The Briefing
"international security" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Taliban takeover of afghanistan is gathering pace on sunday. The insurgents captured the city of kunduz. Another strategically important provincial capital. The militants have seized full other regional capitals in the past few days as american and nato forces finalized their departure from the war-torn country. Joining me now. On the line from london split rogers international security advisor at open democracy. Welcome to the program. So i paul. Could you tell us how significant developments it is that the taliban has no managed to take over the city of kunduz. Condos is a city of about a third of a million people. It is an important hub. Fairly northern papua afganistan undeservedly sort of a few school columbus south of the border strategic istana. Which is a major route. In fact the border between afghanistan and tajijistan wall basically a dry port not of physicists facilities on either side of Of the bridge which forms the border self. There are reports the taliban essentially control. That's as well. I think a pattern ism jing trying to take this ignificant cities which are close to the borders of neighboring countries. This is why. So quantities is closer to gca. Stan there are indications that They may be trying to tech bazaar sharieff which is the major city that is close to the border with pakistan. And of course they have taken control. They can corridor which gives them direct access to china. And they do control spin boldak which is probably the most important crossing through to baluchistan in western pakistan dot particular border probably will give them an incumbent. The best part of the million dollars a week. Just in in fees. For the lord's coming across so you do see patna merging They seem not to be trying at this stage to go for lashed regard. Which is the key center of Helmand province certainly not yet kandahar which is even more important down the center of the kandahar province spin boldak which is to the south of that seat patna merging of taking the areas. Father away from kabul but. Interestingly historically the northern part background is tall where they seem to be concentrating wasn't major taliban territory ties post so that gives you some idea of the strength so overall their book can't think faster than many people expected that does not mean the government in kabul is ready to fall or anything like it is much more complicated than that as one would expect. Well tell us more about those complications. Many seem to think that it's inevitable that the taliban may eventually take over the whole country. I think it is highly likely that they will whether it's this site of winter is another matter but there are other issues What was seen as the emergence of a lot of opposition to the taliban The my ordinary afghans. There was an incident just a few nights ago when everybody came out onto the streets of many cities and towns trotting ball in support of the government that shows a lot of local opposition to the taliban different militias performing sometimes round the historic warlords but also Some of the Ethnic groups that are particularly afraid of the taliban the has are in particular who have lost about two million people in afghanistan some in kabul mainly to the western kabul down forming militias so it is not so easy for the taliban as you might expect the afghans as government and use the american pal. They're using the only limited air power there. There are reports of pilots actually basically deserting because the taliban setup systematically trying to select key pilots when the schutte about seven being killed in and around kabul in recent weeks patna merging of problems for the taliban and they not insurmountable to have no anti-aircraft facilities. There's your goals significant but the beef fifty. Two's shujaat altitude. Inevitably there are. Lots of civilian casualties mocatta long story short. The taliban have the capability. One suspects of actor taking over afghanistan in any way between one month. Yeah they will take very heavy casualties in the process they may be willing to do some sort of compromise with government with they had a major a say impersonal governors dominant say and they themselves would see this as a step away to taking control of the whole country. How well known what happens in the cities. The taliban has now taken over. What does that mean for the residents in these places. We simply don't know. Obviously in many of the rural areas afghanistan the taliban have been running local societies so to speak for some years The rule is pretty brutal. It is certainly lacking to put it mildly in any concern for the human rights of women and girls it produces a degree of stability in other words. You don't get the high levels of banditry stopping traffic called the roads. The taliban control roads and they get rid of the bandits If there are basically Disputes over land than the taliban will have a kind of judicial system. Which will salt this out on the results. You know the decision is final but it gives degree of stability. But one shouldn't take this to. We simply do not know how the taliban will operate cities. It may be one reason being cautious. If you go back to an isis talk over much northern syria they were able to use many of the anti iraqi technocrats from the same era threat to run. the city's things down to supply electronically supply sewage in the rest. We simply don't know how taliban will handle. This might be one of the reasons why they will take more slowly than you might expect. Thanks paul that's was open democracies paul rogers and the fourth edition of his book. Losing control is available now in paperback. You're listening to monocle twenty four. Here's monaco space reynolds with the day's other news headlines. Thanks marcus agree purview. And scientists warns that global warming is happening so fast that a key temperature limit could be broken in just over a decade the largest ever report on climate change says the earth's average temperature will reach one point five degrees celsius above pre industrial levels. Around twenty thirty the lambert report from the intergovernmental panel on climate change comes just three months before vital climate talks at cop. Twenty six in glasgow. Firefighters in california continued to battle a massive wildfire which has become the second largest in state. History the dixie fire has already destroyed nearly all of the historic goldrush town of greeneville and is just twenty percent contained according to officials the fire has burned almost half a million hectares of land with more warm weather forecast. It canada has lifted. Its prohibition on americans crossing the border to visit but the move isn't mutual with the united states keeping restrictions in place for canadians. Us citizens and legal permanent residents must be both fully vaccinated and test negative for cova. Nineteen is the first time. since march. Last year americans will be allowed to enter canada for non essential travel and the monaco minute reports on sydney airports plans to construct a new hotel to find out more about the airports reasons for optimism. Despite the city's ongoing.
Democracy Now! Audio
"international security" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Across the country and around the world. We begin today's show with shocking findings of the pegasus project and international collaboration of seventeen media organizations that investigated the israeli cyber surveillance company and a so group the nso group manufacturers and so's advance spyware two governments called pegasus that can secretly infect a mobile phone and harvest information. The company claims it spyware. It's meant to target terrorists and criminals but data leak to the pegasus projects suggests several countries. Use the powerful cyber espionage tool to spy an activist politicians dissidents journalists the consortium analyze leak data set a fifty thousand phone numbers that allegedly belonged to persons of interest to nso's customers a sample showed dozens of cases of successful and attempted pegasus infections reporting also revealed a massive wave of attacks by nso groups customers iphones potentially affecting thousands of apple users worldwide and one of the most shocking findings. The pegasus project reported the israeli government allowed to continue to do business with saudi arabia. Even after the saudi journalist and dissident djamil kashogi she was assassinated and two thousand eighteen in the saudi consulate in istanbul. In a minute. We'll speak with the secretary. General of amnesty international and one of the lead reporters on the pegasus project. But i. This is a pbs. Frontline report that follows washington post reporter dana priest one of the more than eighty journalists working on the pegasus project. She traveled to turkey and verify if pegasus had been used to surveillance kashogi. She's fiancee. tj tangas. The report was coordinated by the journalism nonprofit forbidden stories with technical support from amnesty international security lab. October second two thousand eighteen journalists jamaica shoji walked into the saudi consulate in. Turkey never came back out around the time of his murder. Powerful spyware may have been used to surveillance. Actress journalist spyware develops by the.
As It Happens from CBC Radio
"international security" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"They were an integral part of canada's military operation in afghanistan but when canadian troops pulled out of the country many interpreters were left behind. I was about a decade ago. But canadian veterans say those interpreters are now in immediate danger over the last month. The united states has almost completely withdrawn its troops from afghanistan and the taliban have been gaining ground. Corey shelton is a retired canadian soldier. Who spent eight months in kandahar in two thousand ten on the weekend. He helped his former interpreter. Get to safety. We reached mr shelter in london ontario mr sheldon without pudding the interpreter or his family in any jeopardy. Can you tell me about his escape from helmet. I will give you as much information as i can with Risking the individual or the current situation on the ground but make a long story short A group of canadian forces veterans and concerned Local citizens here in canada became aware of an affected individual that was essentially trapped in an area afghanistan that was being overrun by the taliban. This affected individual. I actually worked with while. I was deployed on the ground in afghanistan and with him He had some family members including weixin year and a half year old daughter. It became evidently clear that the taliban were We're in a full on attack on the village that lived in and And then we started receiving reports that they were locking down the village and going door to door and they're trying to identify anybody that worked with Isaf the international security assistance force that was set up by the united nations security council in which the canadian government deployed the canadian forces to afghanistan and so essentially the taliban were looking to find him and his family and through our network we were able to evacuate the affected individual to a place that he could essentially hideout. Until i suppose the government comes up with a plan and it starts evacuating people which which unfortunately we. We've heard nothing about yet. And no plan has been communicated so it's a bit concerning. What is the danger that these people face. If they're caught so the danger that these people are facing now is no different than the danger. These people have well welcome. Reinforces were deployed Anybody who works with In international security forces They faced the threat of being captured. Shot beheaded women raped. Children mutilated And so this is a dire situation. they're not they're not taking these people and and being nice to. in. And and doing the worst things. You could possibly imagine to them when you finally did get to speak with him. Once he was safe. What was that conversation like i. I was able to connect with them for a for a video. Call and the smile was ear He sent me a photo of his wife and daughter Playing and I two children of my own for any mother or father. That's listening to this. I mean could you imagine trying to evacuate your family from from people who are trying to hunt you down I mean this is what this these people are going through right now. These are human beings. And the fact that i was able to connect with him once he was in a safe place seeing the smile on his face the smile on his wife's face the smile on his daughter's face it to that means that we're doing the right thing here. How helpful were these people to you and to other canadians when you were over there. What we were patrolling. The taliban were actively trying to ambush us or or setting improvised explosive devices on the ground to try and.
PRI's The World
Investigation Finds Israeli Spyware Used to Target Phones of Journalists and Activists
"You may have heard of the spyware pegasus before today it had been used by saudi authorities to monitor journalist jamaica shoghi before his assassination. Today we learned that. The israeli made surveillance tool is pretty popular. A consortium of news organizations found that several countries are using pegasus to spy on journalists activists and dissidents including the hungarian investigative news organization. Direct thirty six. Andreas have patios one of the journalists air. He was also part of the investigation andrea. Tell us a little bit about your organization. Thirty six and how you discover that people. There were essentially being spied on thirty. Six is an investigative reporting nonprofit basting hungary we have a team of seven people. And how did you discover that you were being surveilled by a pegasus. The project led by a paris based organization for be on stories and they had access to a database of phone numbers that were selected as a surveillance targets by the clients of nso. Sunday found that one of my colleagues subways plenty investigative reporter covering the national security issues. He was one of the targets and we found that a second colleague of mine on die. Supple was also one of the targets and then the proof of their surveillance was that the amnesty international security lab they analyze the phones the devices of my two colleagues and they found clear tracy's some software
Cyber Security Weekly Podcast
Cyber Influence and Misinformation a Growing Threat in Cyber Space
"Stop. The lynn is a senior research fellow at the center for international security and operation and the hanke j. colin fellow in cyber policy and security hoover institute and also a fellow of the american association for the advancement of flying's he's also the scientists america. This computer science and communications bought national research council of the national academy so lynn. Thank you so much for your time today. Bigger telling you know when we talk about cybersecurity and cyber threats and we touch on the white range of topics we talk about heke data breaches privacy breaches and we also talk about cyberbullying social engineering and information operations in cyberspace so it's quite ranging so. We're very glad that you can spend thirty minute with us today. To give us your perspectives from one angle given your experience in the technical area as whereas decades of advising on type of policy for two so far today. I thought we can talk about you. Want to nominate on that is increasing attracting much attention which is misinformation is inflammation. So the first question about misinformation is. It's not new. Right is something that we have seen throughout history. We know about you. Sections distractions misdirections and many of us in cybersecurity also know about trojans and which cost based on the famous story of deception. So what really is new with information because we think the be that is getting so much attention and escalating into some sort of information warfare. Is it because events like the pandemic election providing for the ground foucault mistrust. All we just playing catch up. There's many questions to ask so. Let me just unpack a little bit to aggregate some. What you said one thing is that there's what's new the you're quite correct that what's going on with information warfare on has been going on for a very very long time thousands of years.
Latest In Tech News
Apple Getting Into Augmented Reality
"New report stating at apple will release mixed reality headset in twenty twenty two and a are glasses by twenty twenty five litres rumblings over apple's planned venture into augmented reality. Virtual reality mixed reality have been getting louder recently. We now have a series of dates for those devices by cater mainichi quo a good source of reliable track record on all things apple in research note with t.f. International securities obtained by macrumors will states. That apple will release an m. r. helmet type product by twenty twenty two an ar glasses type product by twenty twenty five in an air contact lens type product by twenty. Thirty or twenty forty. Didn't have a lot to say about the apple. Contact lenses stated netherlands will bring electronics from the era of visible computing to invisible computing. He added that is no visibility for the product as of now. But we predict apple's m. r. a. our product roadmap includes three phases helmet type by twenty twenty two glasses type by twenty twenty five and contact lens type by twenty thirty twenty forty before the helmet product provide ar vr experiences while glasses and contact lens. Type of products are more likely to focus on a our applications. When it comes to the headset though is a lot more to say there in terms of size yan located at the several prototypes been working on way between point four. two point. Six pounds over their apparent goal is to reduce the way to between point to two point. Four which would make companies had a lot lighter than many existing devices will also be portable will stated in report and have independent computing power and storage nonetheless. It doesn't mean that it will be truly mobile like an iphone. At least that i will say that. He expects to helmet to improve mobility as technology improves. You also added weight to the rumor. That apple's headset will be equipped with sophisticated micro led displays. The company is working with sony on this. He said which is in contrast to previous reports that say apple is working with taiwan semiconductor manufacturing co. with the micro oily displays and central optical modules. The headset will be able to provide a see through a are experienced as low as a vr experience. Here's the thing. Why should you buy apples. Mr headset when there are a lot less expensive options to choose from. Here's why although apple has been focusing on a are we think harbor specifications of this product can provide an immersive experience is significantly better than existing. vr products. We believe that apple may highly integrate this helmet with video related applications for example apple tv plus may be apple arcade etc as one of the key selling points and he's also stating added is expected to cost around one thousand dollars in the us but as far as the glasses go which are expected to provide an optical see through experience expected twenty twenty five launch at the
MSNBC Morning Joe
Joe Biden names picks for secretary of State, Homeland Security chief, director of national intelligence
"Well we're going to get to our first look now at the president-elect's newest cabinet members later today. The team which includes obama administration alums will assemble in delaware for an official announcement this afternoon. Anthony blinken will serve as secretary of state he previously served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser. Alejandra york us will be the first latino and the first immigrant to become homeland security secretary. He served as deputy homeland secretary and director of citizenship and immigration services. April heinous will become the first woman to hold the role of director of national intelligence. She previously as a national security lawyer. And deputy cia director. Jake sullivan will become national security adviser. He was five national security adviser and was a top aide to hillary clinton. While she was secretary of state linda. Thomas greenfield will be named. Us basseterre to the u. n. And former secretary of state john kerry will be the climate on roy and former federal federal reserve chair. Janet yellen will be the first woman ever become treasury secretary. If she is confirmed by the senate would an impressive list let's bring in former. Nato supreme allied commander retired four-star navy. Admiral james redis. He is chief. International security diplomacy and less for nbc news and msnbc and former treasury official on morning joe economic analyst. Steve rattner joins us as well. Good to have you both admiral. Let's begin with some of president-elect biden's foreign policy selections the wall street journal opinion page said. They were internationalists but also said on the other. Hand talking about blinken and Jake sullivan they were also more hawkish. On some obama era debates. Mr sullivan supported antitank mrs for ukraine which president obama posed. Mr blinken favored the iraq war in two thousand and two intervention in libya. Mr blanket was known for repeating the mantra superpowers. Don't bluff regarding mr obama's red line fiasco about the use of chemical weapons and syria. I would take that like me. You you agree. Superpowers don't bluff. You don't draw red line and then step back from it. And apparently that's what our new secretary of state Believes as well. Well let's start with the team itself kind of step back for a minute show and this is the most experience group coming in That i can remember certain going back to bush lawn and before that maybe to the kennedy administration if you listen to the titles that make it. Just read off deputy to this deputy to that do this. These are now people who are stepping up to cabinet level. They are experienced. They are well prepared boy. How refreshing is that number two and maybe more importantly joe. This is a very collegial team. This he'll give you a sports analogy. This one's for mike barnicle. This is like the one thousand nine hundred eighties celtics basketball team. They don't really care who. The high score is more interested in getting assists that running up the score out there on the field trying to make each other look good. It's that kind of group. And i worked with all of them when i was supreme allied commander in. They were in all their jobs. And then finally. You're absolutely right. This is an internationalist group. A little bit of hawkish edge to it. But i think that's okay one. It's tempered as you see from this group by that that instinctive desire to reach out into the international world. They'll look for allies. They'll look for coalitions. They'll look to work with international organizations. I think this is a a fine selection and will serve the nation. Well
WTOP 24 Hour News
FBI Probes Twitter Hack Amid Broader Security Concerns
"Part of the probe into that Twitter hack that targeted prominent figures. This week, scammers collected more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. The scam instructed Twitter users to send the Cryptocurrency to a specific address, promising they would get double and returned. The FBI's involvement signals growing concern that the vulnerability of the company's systems could pose broader risks to international security. Cruise
John Bolton's Damning Indictment of Trump
"Police reform two Supreme Court rulings to Juneteenth many of the week's biggest stories involved the president of the United States we're starting off with a new book by his former national security adviser John Bolton who did not testify in the impeachment proceedings but who broke his silence this week with his new book coming out next week the room where it happened is his account of working under president Donald Trump in it Bolton warns of the president being taken advantage of by foreign adversaries I think Putin thinks he can plan like a fiddle I think Putin is smart tough I think he sees that he's not faced with a serious adversary here I don't think he's worried about Donald Trump he claims the president's only focus was winning again in twenty twenty I think he was so focused on the reelection that longer term considerations fell by the wayside describing his presidency in terms of obstruction of justice as a way of life John Bolton said Donald Trump simply isn't up to the job the president may well be a superb deal maker when it comes to Manhattan real estate dealing with arms limitation treaties on strategic weapons dealing in many many other international security issues are things far removed from his life experience Fulton disputes the book contains classified information but top Intel officials warn it could cause grave damage to national security both gave his first interview to ABC chief foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz it's airing at nine o'clock Sunday night this week I talked to Martha about her interview the significance of Bolton's accounts and what it all might mean for the country this book there is so much in it for everything from president trump is a radical irrational foolish stunningly uninformed was there any one thing that stood out in this beside some of those comments the book is just briefly job drop paying page after page and the interview is as well John Bolton says this is just a book of facts what happened during his seventeen months in the White House I think it's so important to remember he is the highest ranking official who's written such a comprehensive book like this while a president is still in office he told us he concluded from all that he saw that the president isn't fit for the office of president I don't think he has the confidence to carry out the job there really isn't any guiding principle that I was able to discern other than what's good for Donald trump's re election was very firm about that and that is an extraordinary statement for someone to make about a sitting president yeah I'm structure of justice as a way of life expelled on them he talks a lot about what happened during the Ukraine back and forth John Bolton of course as you remember did not testify during the impeachment hearings and he's been heavily criticized for that but he says he thinks that the hearing should have been expanded they should have looked at other things that the president has done with foreign leaders if he does not say that they are are impeachable but he says it's possible their peach bowl and he's talking about relationships with with China with other foreign leaders with Turkey and he says some of these foreign leaders cannot wait to get in a room alone with president trump without aids without Bolton so they could make a better deal for themselves what does that mean as somebody who has covered global affairs for such a long time as you have looking forward for even just the next few months of this presidency or possibly the next four years if the president is reelected all when it comes to foreign policy in American security one of the things the president said is that parts of this book are classified and that they could harm national security and when you ask John Bolton about that I mean he clearly says a lot about what was said inside the rooms with these foreign leaders because John Bolton was there trump says he's a liar but whatever those stories are out there and I said look doesn't that harm national security that John Bolton is writing about foreign leaders and he said look it's not anything those foreign leaders don't know I think what John Bolton says about the president not being prepared for these meetings those are alarming statements I am I'm sick of my own preparation for that was that for the Singapore summit in the Hanoi summit and and you really want to read up on those things and you know John Bolton saying the president did not and wasn't prepared for them but foreign policy in the country Bolton will say it's been harmed if there is another four years it could be harmed further according to Bolton what's the overall reason for this book do you think I can only tell you what John Bolton says and he said he wanted to get just the facts out of what he saw that he thought they were important to get out that he thought it was important for people to hear what the president said and John Bolton clearly is concerned about the presidency and about the future I think that is why he wrote this book it is almost six hundred pages all I can say is that John Bolton insists he did not write this to settle scores he says he wrote it to let the American people know what goes on in the White House with president trump
Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz
Pompeo calls Bolton 'a traitor' as Trump administration scrambles to halt book release
"Secretary of state Mike Pompeii taking aim at former national security adviser John Bolton for his upcoming tell all book he labeled Bolton a traitor and that's what he's writing is sad and dangerous he choose Bolton of spreading lies that we admitted he hasn't read the whole book just excerpts that have been published book this book is scheduled to come out next week speaking of Bolton he says the presence is out of his depth the president may well be a superb deal maker when it comes to Manhattan real estate dealing with arms limitation treaties on strategic weapons dealing in many many other international security issues are things far removed from his life experience bold making those comments in an interview with ABC news while promoting his upcoming memoir the room where it happens the book is due out on June twenty
Trump administration sues to delay release of Bolton book
"Former national security adviser John John Bolton Bolton says says in in a a new new book book that that president president trump trump was was driven driven by by political political calculations calculations when when he he made made national national security security decisions decisions Bolton Bolton says says trump trump pleaded pleaded with with China's China's president president during a twenty nineteen summit to buy more agriculture products from the U. S. to help trump's reelection chances Bolton says this about trump's deal making skills the president may well be a superb deal maker when it comes to Manhattan real estate dealing with arms limitation treaties on strategic weapons dealing in many many other international security issues are things far removed from his life experience Bolton speaking exclusively with ABC news the trump administration is pushing to temporarily blocked the release of the book the justice department filing an emergency application for a restraining order late
Austin's Morning News
Afghans set to release 1,500 Taliban; US wants less violence
"News despite attacks on going in the Middle East the peace deal between the US and the terror group the Taliban seems to be holding up its end of the deal and could be an end to America's longest war securing America started withdrawing troops from Afghanistan part of a historic peace deal with the Taliban this is Afghan president Ashraf Ghani signals and openness to release five thousand prisoners on condition of less violence there might be a somewhat an offer from a president Ghani to provide some prisoner releases Kathryn Wheelbarger Assistant Secretary of defense for international security affairs said intra Afghan talks could soon get started but marine general Kenneth McKenzie because since the Taliban is still acting out those attacks are relatively low in scale they are not directed against coalition forces they are not occurring in city centers they're occurring in isolated checkpoints but those attacks are occurring and they're not consistent with the movement toward a negotiated settlement the U. S. Taliban deal calls for the reduction of U. S. troops eighty five hundred over the coming months in hopes of ending America's