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Ex-Pentagon chiefs warn against using US military in election disputes

The Ben Shapiro Show

00:31 sec | 2 weeks ago

Ex-Pentagon chiefs warn against using US military in election disputes

"Living former defense secretaries have joined together to push back on any talk about involving the military and resolving election dispute. 10. Former defense chiefs, including Trump Appointees, Mark Esper and Jim Mattis, wrote an op ed in the Washington Post today. They said the time for questioning the election results has passed. Furthermore, they said, any effort to involve the military in election disputes would be a dangerous, unlawful and unconstitutional step. Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served as defense secretary under George H. W. Bush also signed onto the statement.

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Fresh update on "jim mattis" discussed on KC O'Dea Show

KC O'Dea Show

01:01 min | 59 min ago

Fresh update on "jim mattis" discussed on KC O'Dea Show

"I Heart radio at 7 36 just they just Just take a day. And you know what, though? Actually, I want a giant poster in the studio of this The New York Times. Posted a complete list of all of Trump's Twitter insults from 2015 through well yesterday, I guess because they posted it today. And it's Amazing and it's alphabetically sorted by who he is insulting. I would. I would like it is a wall in here. I can't have a window. I can have this. It would be only fair. All right. So anyway, I asked before the break. What is in your opinion, the best thing that Trump had done and what was the worst. Ross's peeved over lack of alien stuff or something. What was I'm sorry. What was your beef with him? Fan of the economy? Thank you was great. Yeah. Can't say enough about it. The fact that he didn't reveal the truth about Roswell on area 51 just I thought I could trust him, You know? Well, I don't start. You can tell you No. Maybe it'll happen today. Maybe he's president till noon. Exactly is he hasn't conceded or the face off thing. If you don't know what that is a great theory. That is an amazing thing that was said to me, which we will revisit. But we got a lot of folks you wanna weigh in on this topic, so Here we go. Oh, and we start with, uh, well, we got several, John, so John Online to go ahead. Uh, I guess that would be me. That would be you, Uh, just wants a pleasure to be here, Love. Listen, you guys, um Trump did a great job on the economy. I just everybody who lost a lot during the housing market bubble made a lot back job across the board ever. Whether you're a minority white woman didn't matter Bullets unemployment numbers also, and I think part of that. I think liberals don't realize that minorities are not stupid. Trump was able to bring over a lot of minorities to the Republican Party. There's more African Americans or Latinos voted for Trump, then previous Republicans, and I think that by the way, those numbers dropped back down and the Georgia run off to what they had traditionally have been because Trump wasn't on the ballot, so I am all sorts of evidence that those connected yes. Uh, things that I with? Maybe that he had going with his gut that listen, Tonto. Smart people up there. That was supposed to be helping him. His. Um uh, the bell the bell out money for coded. I really feel like Yeah. What important Merrill Still in standing went on. Not only did we have to print money to make that happen and borrow money way already buying, like for every dollar spent over half his borrowed or printed, So we're told by inflation, older people, people on fixed incomes. In the next coming years. Price's own groceries, utilities, goods and services. They're going to go up and I really think that develop money's going hurt us in the long run. Well, the only thing I would say about that, and it's not a defense of, you know, moving it along. It is they would have overridden that veto. Probably they had the numbers. So what? Say we could have taken the stand? You're absolutely right. Hey, I appreciate it Just really. I got it. I got, like, six people wanna weigh in on this, So I hate to. I don't want to rush you. But All right, Then we'll work. Yeah. Hey, thank you. OK, all right. Yeah, I feel like that's gonna You revisited with least one or two of the justices. Joe, Go ahead. Yes. Yeah things that thing that Trump did that I really liked was Mideast policy particular movement. Our embassy that is rich in Jerusalem that every president for four decades is head out first and do so today. We're gonna do it didn't do it. Into pissed me off was when he abandoned a courage and that's information that you remember that a lot of people were not pleased with that. And to some extent, that was the you know, that was part of the okay. He's out. Um That was part in parcel of the break up with Mattis there because that was Madison's big beef, too. So Anyway. See, here's the problem. If you pistol whip everyone on the way out of the door, there's some people who aren't gonna want to come in the door. You know, could be helpful to you because it's just not worth it. Pistol whip a few then it's funny, so and some of them have become the Jeff sessions of the world's have in common. Trump Trump's criticism of Jeff Sessions that Jeff Sessions never disclosed half of that which was used to get him to recuse himself. Allowed all of that. To escalate forward for those two years. I mean, that's that's really ran it and sessions knew what was up. He just did. He wanted to be the attorney general, and he wasn't going to be honest about it. So trash on those guys Don't kick Jim Mattis in the teeth. John other, John, Go right ahead. Casey. Right to my point. A country without some type of border. Security is not a country, so I'm going for the wall. That's the best thing I think he did. Uh, the one thing that I feel conflicted about is what I was called The most favorite nation. Uh, plan. Where they're trying to drive down the price of prescription drug plans. Um, I'm on disability and I take a infusion every month, and so I'm on Medicare. Yeah. And Medicare wants to take away my ability to get my monthly infusions because of the cost of that medication because they don't believe that I actually am worthy of actually being able to get that infusion from. I'm fighting with that issue right now. Well and and I'm sorry to hear that servant. Do you think that's maybe a larger issue with, you know, government managed health care in its entirety, or do you think it's something that was a result of Trump's decision? I don't know. I don't believe it's necessarily Trump's decision. I believe that President Trump wanted tol help get the price of prescription drug plans down there. He didn't dictate to the Senate Center for Medicare and Medicaid services. Theo on Lee to mitigate people's ability to be able to get access to the medications that they need every month, so I believe part of that actually falls on CMS. Yeah, There's well, That's the thing with it. You know, the more that these things are intertwined, the more blame And thanks for the call, Sir. The more blame there is to go around for sure. Oh, um, don go right ahead..

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Biden picks retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to be his secretary of defense

Pod Save America

00:38 sec | Last month

Biden picks retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to be his secretary of defense

"Talk about the latest round of cabinet picks from From biden big one. This week was general. Lloyd austin secretary. Defense austin is a retired four-star general. Who served commander of us. Central command oversaw the withdrawal of american troops from iraq. If confirmed he'd be the first black secretary of defense but there's a potential saggier in order to maintain civilian control over the military. The law states that secretaries of defense must be seven years removed from military service. Austin has only been retired for little over four years which means he need. A waiver passed by both houses of congress. Only two other waivers have been granted in american history most recently for general jim mattis in two thousand seventeen.

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Fresh update on "jim mattis" discussed on All Things Considered

All Things Considered

00:33 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "jim mattis" discussed on All Things Considered

"He was the first black head of Central Command, which is responsible for the U. S wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He led the start of the campaign against Isis in 2014. So this certainly reflects the military's focused on the past two decades. But But as we noted earlier, some say the focus should be more on China these days and U. S naval power in this in the Pacific and not on land wars in the Middle East. We should note quickly before we move on. Lloyd Austin will have to clear an additional hurdle before he could become defense secretary. He needs a special waiver explain, Greg Right. There's a rule you must be out of uniform out of the military for seven years before you can become Pentagon chief and Austin retired just five years ago. Therefore, he'll need this waiver, which would require support in both the full house in the full Senate. Those votes are expected in coming days, but separate from today's confident confirmation hearing. Austin addressed this in his opening statement today. Was a general and a soldier, and I'm proud of that. you as a citizen. Son of a postal worker and a homemaker from Thomasville, Georgia. And I'm proud of that, too. If you confirm me. I am prepared to serve now as a civilian. He would be only the third defense secretary to receive such a waiver. A Jim Mattis in 2017 was one of the others and some in Congress. Both Democrats and Republicans say they don't want this to become the norm. Michelle, I'm going to give you the last word As you try to keep your eye on all these hearings today. Did you land on whether there's any unifying thread there? They're all people that air Biden's been very close to the all stress this kind of sense of professionalism, getting professionalism back in government service and the need to reinvigorate alliances around the world, and they have a whole lot of challenges ahead to do that. As Michele Kelemen. She covers the state Department and diplomacy for NPR. And Greg Meyer. Er.

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"jim mattis" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:59 min | Last month

"jim mattis" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I think twice in the past has Congress granted a waiver. The most recent one, of course, was for General Jim Mattis for Donald Trump. But you cannot argue with Austin's qualifications of the only The only argument raised is, Are we going to do this again? And I would have to say, I think it's very hard to say we granted one to Jim Mattis. We're not going to give one toe Lloyd Austin, I think after Mattis is waiver of that the awesome waiver will happen with both Democratic and Republican votes. Alice. You shouldn't President Biden have the team he wants. He absolutely should. And I agree with Bill on those points and look, he is a man of tremendous integrity. He certainly has the experience. He certainly has the background and military to do the job. Just as general Mattis did, and I agree, if if you approve the waiver for Mattis, it seems as though the same would go for with regard to Lloyd Austin, and it's interesting to see a lot of Democrats acknowledge. Well, I didn't approve the waiver for Mattis, so I can't justify doing it in this case, so Will be certainly a lot of soul searching, but I do think he certainly has the qualifications and Joe Biden does. He has the the right and certainly the responsibility to himself in this party to nominate people that he feels will be beholden to his ideology and his ideas but also Do the job with the skills and requirements necessary and Bill pressured. One of those people nominated be Ohio Congresswoman Marsha Fudge. If she's confirmed his housing secretary, by the way, we're in a lot of black leaders wanted her instead of Tom Vilsack for ahead of the agriculture to shift that agency from farmlands a little more to nutrition and food stamps. But if she's confirmed its housing secretary, the Democrats have been down with five seat majority in the House, the slimmest majority in decades. Yep, it Z getting it's getting a little thin. There. You have to count Cedric Richmond to who will be leaving the house African American from New Orleans to join the vice the president elect on the new president in the White House. It just means Democrats have to work harder and harder to hold onto those two. Caesar took both pretty safe Democratic seats. But you know, I come back to One of the one of the deals when you win is you get to pick your team on you get to pick your team and put them where you want them. And I think Joe Biden is doing that. And I think Martha Fudge will be confirmed and Democrats will hold onto that seat. Okay? We only have a half a minute. I'm gonna each of you say, whose fault is it? That we don't have money that we're getting out of the pandemic, and you can't say the other party, Alice. It is Congress as a whole. Look, we're still talking about the same issues, direct payments, state and local cash liability the same issues,.

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Biden's Pentagon nominee puts some Democrats in a bind

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | Last month

Biden's Pentagon nominee puts some Democrats in a bind

"President elect Joe Biden has announced his choice to be Pentagon chief but it's putting some Senate Democrats in a bind Biden has tabbed retired army general Lloyd Austin who would be the first black defense secretary a man Biden says America's troops loves its enemies fear and its allies respect he is the right person for this job at the right moment but some Senate Democrats have been against naming recently retired officers to be the Pentagon's chief white with Jim Mattis in twenty seventeen they may have to reverse themselves to support all state who says he's now a civilian leader with a deep appreciation and reverence for the prevailing wisdom of civilian control over military noting he went four years ago from being general lost in two now just Lloyd Austin Sauder mag ani Washington

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Biden announces new cabinet nominees

BBC World Service

01:03 min | Last month

Biden announces new cabinet nominees

"Marsha Fudge to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack is being tapped for agriculture Secretary as NPR's Giles Snyder reports by this expected to formally introduce retired General Lloyd Austin today. As his nominee for secretary of Defense. General Austin would be the nation's first black defense secretary. But there are concerns in Congress about maintaining civilian control of the military. Jim Mattis four years ago, Austin will need a congressional waver because he has not been out of the military for the required seven years measure designed to ensure civilian oversight at the Pentagon. Austin could also come under criticism for his post retirement service on corporate boards, including the weapons maker Raytheon Technologies. Resident he, like Biden is already making the case for why Austin should be confirmed by the Senate. Writing in the Atlantic, Biden said Awesome would work to put the civil military balance back on track. Kyle Snyder. NPR news More than 15 Million Covert 19 cases have been confirmed in the

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Biden says he plans to name Austin defense chief

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | Last month

Biden says he plans to name Austin defense chief

"President elect Joe Biden says he's tapping retired army general Lloyd Austin to be his Pentagon chief Austin retired four years ago after hitting U. S. central command after word of his choice leap yesterday some lawmakers raise doubts about making another recently retired officer defense secretary there's a legal prohibition against anyone serving as defense chief who has not been out of uniform at least seven years a waivers only been granted twice most recently for Jim Mattis writing at the Atlantic Biden's urging Congress to grant Austin a waiver as well saying he believes in civilian control of the military but that Austin knows the secretary of defense has different responsibilities than a uniformed officer if confirmed Austin would be the first black Pentagon chief Sager mag ani Washington

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Navy official says 'uneasy deterrence' reached with Iran

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:47 sec | Last month

Navy official says 'uneasy deterrence' reached with Iran

"Naval official in the Mideast Vice man, Admiral Sam Papa Roe tells the annual conference Manama Dialogue. Going on and Dubai that the U. S. Has reached what he calls an unease E deterrence with Iran after months of regional attacks and seizures at sea have found Iranian activity at sea to have to be cautious and circumspect and respectful to not risk unnecessary. Miscalculation or escalation at sea. Vice admiral also sided former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is words saying, quote, Be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone in the room. That's how we conduct ourselves at sea

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Trump says Defense Secretary Mark Esper has been 'terminated'

BBC World Service

00:18 sec | 2 months ago

Trump says Defense Secretary Mark Esper has been 'terminated'

"He's fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper. He made the announcement in a tweet. Esper was Trump's second defence secretary, succeeding Jim Mattis, who resigned in 2018. President says Christopher Miller, who is the director of the National Counter Terrorism Center, will serve as acting secretary of defense. The Trump

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"jim mattis" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:27 min | 8 months ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"You know a lot of. Of these businesses, even our suburban town Kyle I've talked to a couple of them. Some of them are never coming back. You know they just they're gone for good and some of the employees might not know that they might think they're coming back. But if the business shuts down they won't so there. There's going to be cost for it but I. do agree that when you start opening up. There's there's a lot of demand there and I think a lot of businesses will take off. Another thing to keep in mind is that there's still some uncertainty around these numbers I mean we're in strange times. The Labor Department says that the the response rate to its survey that goes into informing these numbers. The response rate was lower than normal and these numbers are always. Always subject to revision but it was a little bit amusing at least me at least to see The economist and columnist. Paul Krugman suggesting something more nefarious. He tweeted quote this being the trump era. You can't completely discount the possibility that they've gotten to the be LS. Unquote meaning the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the people who put these numbers together It's like it's like there's a strain of partisanship that prevents you from even taking great jobs, numbers, and just taking were they are. Well in you saw that I mean there's been a whole bunch of a commentary pointing out that CNN refused to even aired the president's press conference, talking about the great jobs numbers because there does seem to be an element out there for political reasons seem to be rooting for the economy to do badly, and then you have this Kirkman note, and that is also funny. Just because he got smacked down even by economists on the left Jason. Jason Furman who was the chair of President Obama's Council on Economic Advisers and he's now at Harvard. He put on twitter and I quote here. You can one hundred percent discount. The possibility that trump got to be LS, not ninety eight percent discount, not ninety nine point, nine percent discount, but one hundred percent discount.

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Following Mattis: More in the GOP frown on Trump's tone

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 8 months ago

Following Mattis: More in the GOP frown on Trump's tone

"President trump's actions that made national unrest or testing is already on easy alliance with mainstream Republicans some of whom been emboldened by former Pentagon chief Jim Mattis is criticism of the president Mattis this week said the president's trying to divide the nation and pleaded for a leader who lives up to American ideals stunning and powerful there was Mitt Romney true and harness and necessary and overdue and Lisa Makowski who isn't sure she can still support the president I am struggling with it in response the president said he'll campaign against Makowski when she runs again in two years tweeting get any candidate ready good or bad I don't care I'm endorsing as he makes clear the consequences for what he considers this loyalty most Republicans are sticking with him or not outwardly criticizing him Sager make ani Washington

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Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 8 months ago

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

"Former defense secretary Jim Mattis is ripping president trump's heavy handed use of military force to beat back protest near the White House Mattis says he's angry and appalled after watching this week's events in a statement published by the Atlantic he says Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite to the American people does not even pretend to try instead he tries to divide us Mattis is calling on Americans to unite without the president it's a stunning rebuke from the president's first Pentagon chief Mattis is generally kept a low profile since resigning in December twenty eighteen the president has falsely said he fired Mattis and did so again in a tweet last night calling the retired marine four star who is America's top Middle East commander the world's most over rated general Sager made Donnie Washington

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Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 8 months ago

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

"Former defense secretary Jim Mattis is ripping president trump's heavy handed use of military force to beat back protest near the White House Mattis says he's angry and appalled after watching this week's events in a statement published by the Atlantic he says Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite to the American people does not even pretend to try instead he tries to divide us Mattis is calling on Americans to unite without the president it's a stunning rebuke from the president's first Pentagon chief Mattis is generally kept a low profile since resigning in December twenty eighteen the president has falsely said he fired Mattis and did so again in a tweet last night calling the retired marine four star who is America's top Middle East commander the world's most over rated general Sager made Donnie Washington

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Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 8 months ago

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

"In extraordinary clash between the military and its commander in chief is now on public display over how to respond to violent protests across the nation president trump has floated the idea of sending active duty troops to dominate America's streets Pentagon chief mark esper shot that down saying it should be a last resort to the most urgent ended dire situations we are not in one of those situations now the Pentagon was set to recall some active duty forces that they had on stand by in the DC region but after visiting the White House S. were abruptly reversed course hours later Pentagon predecessor Jim Mattis blasted him and the president in a statement to the Atlantic Madison's militarizing the protests response sets up a false conflict between the military and civilian society and says president trump is out to divide the nation Sager made Ghani Washington

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Mattis rebukes Trump over removal of Pentagon inspector general

Kim Komando

00:33 sec | 10 months ago

Mattis rebukes Trump over removal of Pentagon inspector general

"Former secretary of defense Jim Mattis issued a rare public rebuke of the president fired Glenn fine the Pentagon inspector general charged with overseeing implementation of the coronavirus stimulus package C. Brock Obama's filing inspectors general left and right some of them be left open for his crony corrupt administration Donald trump's the only president American history is not a lot of his own personnel so I would say to Mr Mattis thank you for your service but since your service go screw yourself

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General Mattis gets his revenge on Trump for calling him ‘overrated’

All Of It

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

General Mattis gets his revenge on Trump for calling him ‘overrated’

"US defense secretary Jim Mattis has argued for the need to keep US troops in northern Syria to revenge the resurgence of isis his stance on the issue arose Wednesday during contentious White House meeting in which president trump called him overrated general Mattis responds to the and sold at a New York fundraiser Thursday night I'm honored to be considered that by by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep and over rated actress so I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals minutes was speaking at the L. Smith memorial foundation dinner an annual white tie event to support Catholic charities he resigned as defense secretary last December in a dispute with the president over US military

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"jim mattis" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

NBC Meet the Press

04:44 min | 1 year ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

"Smell test I think most people do think there was some corruption involved with Hunter Biden and I hope you get to the bottom of it all right see you wanted to get that in there so you think it's perfectly legitimate for the president to use personal attorney to go to a foreign country and seek help for a political campaign I think it's equally as legitimate as the Democrats going there and saying hey we should investigate trump they really did Menendez talking about their senator they were told eh afford who is doing some shady business right now in that business he was doing but Democrats senators. Well here's the thing you're going to condemn trump you need to condemn the Democrat senators it shouldn't be just one sided everybody's going after President trump someone needs to actually an objectively evaluate a letter from four Democrats said to Ukraine if you don't keep investigating trump we will reconsider our bipartisan support for aid that's a threat and that's the same kind of stuff they're accusing trump of but nobody's talking about that the Democrats are doing exactly the same thing unfortunately I'm out of time senator rampal good luck with your new book thanks for coming on and sharing your views I appreciate it thank you when we come back my sit down with President Trump's first secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and what he has to say about the US withdrawal from northern Syria you knew for the Press Chuck Todd cast it's an insider's take on politics the two thousand twenty election more candid conversations with some of my favorite Jim Mattis resigned as president trump's first defense secretary did so over policy differences including the president's decision then to withdraw US forces from Syria and Israel Action Overall of international alliances General Mattis also the author of a new book call sign chaos learning delete I sat down with him yesterday morning before we learned of the alleged alliance that we have one allies the fight against Isis was fought largely by the Syrian Democratic Forces we have lost during several years in Syria for example less than a dozen troops each one a tragedy but the Syrian democratic forces primarily the Kurds have lost well over eleven thousand killed over twenty three thousand wounded so you see how we are fighting this enemy doing it in a way by with and through allies that spreads the load so it's not just the American people the American taxpayer the American troops carrying the full load do you feel as if are we still doing this fight words are adapting to the Turkish attacks and we'll have to see if they're able to maintain the fight against Isis it's going to have an impact question is how much how would you turn this around now if you could is going to be very difficult for the American at this point there's a movie called Charlie Wilson's war that the theme of it is is has to do with the Americans walking away from the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan and of course we can we all know what happens twenty years later how concerned should we be about abandoning an ally like the Kurds that maybe twenty years down the road this comes to I think secretary of State out of Iraq but the enemy gets the vote we say in the military and in this case if we don't keep the absolutely a given that they will come back it's Turkey an ally Turkey is a NATO ally absolutely NATO ally I understand that officially they acting like an ally right now well nations have interests and they have legitimate security concerns about what has happened with the PK K. and the active insurgency side Turkey. I think that what we've gotta do is try to find the common ground Turkey's security is not enhanced by the pullback of the American forces.

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Faced with fierce criticism, Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies

This Morning with Gordon Deal

01:05 min | 1 year ago

Faced with fierce criticism, Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies

"President trump is catching heat for his decision to end US troop involvement in Syria especially from his own party he made the call after Turkey announced an incursion into northern Syria critics feel that abandoning a key ally the Kurds and walking away from the fight against ISIS could cause irreparable damage Republican senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was on fox this is going to lead to the re emergence of isis and the biggest one of all this will be the Iranians in as to that Mr trump wants other countries to take care of the thousands of ISIS fighters that the Kurds have been holding prisoner we can take care of sixty seventy thousand people that we're not going to move the fighters to Guantanamo bay and take care of them for many many years into the future the Turks consider the Kurdish military units to be terrorists US officials consider the Kurdish fighters vital allies against ISIS last year you might recall Mr trump ordered a full withdrawal of U. S. forces triggering the resignation of defense secretary Jim Mattis after backlash the president did a one eighty and kept forces in

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"jim mattis" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"There's a bicameral legislature so we're going to have to address this in less personal terms than whether or not we agree with a condemnation of any single political leader because i'm sure i can find a letter just as damning about people on the left this this is the very problem we face right now. Instead of being hard on the issues we're hard on each other and we actually left the issues go. When you're talking about issues here this morning that we've not yet even defined the problem. We're trying to solve to mutual agreement and you you talk doc actually at the end of the book the very end of the book you talk about out of many one and you talk about the tribe tune that abraham lincoln man who gained his life and along with about six hundred seventy thousand other americans gave their lives uniting the union and here we are you said lincoln the great emancipator would be very very distressed by just how divided we are yeah. You know foreign lady one night january cold rainy in washington d._c. Called a called me and said she wanted to see that she was in town. I'd known her previously first time to washington wanted to see the lincoln monument the lincoln memorial memorial and i'd rather grudgingly got up and got dressed and went over and got her tucker down and she's walking around inside their this cold night taking pictures of everything including the words on the wall. I'm sitting slumped up against the wall reading with malice for none and charity for all at a time when we were killing one another in this country killing each other on the industrial scale in a civil war he could already see we would have to find a way to find charity for each other with malice for none. How many of us wake up in the morning now with malice per none that we disagree with that's the problem i could not have run that atm marine division. I could not have led that marine division. There's no businessman who could run a business with that degree of dissension inside we need to understand how to run in school districts and run perish and run towns and cities and governed that sort of thing with a sense of common purpose again and that's one of the reasons i wrote the book because we could not across that bridge into baghdad right. If i had people inside argue once a decision was made. Here's how we're going to do what you couldn't do it right now. The democracy is not a military organisation but the sense of high spirits and selflessness in the military certainly is something that we could look at our country yeah now extraordinary that lincoln that was lincoln's second inaugural address at that time if lincoln could say with malice toward none then <hes>. We need to figure out a way to get together. Charles lemaire with the associated press has a question secretary mattis. I just wanted to if you tell us a little bit about your relationship with with the president. He's someone you've written. You did not know <hes> prior to your first interview with him before he took the position position talk to you about how how you communicate with him. How did he absorb information. What was the best way for you to talk to him. How did that relationship evolve and have you spoken to him since you've resigned right well. I've not spoken to him since since i resigned but he's busy. I assume you've got probably the toughest job in the world. We i'd never met the president. I took no part in the in the campaign i don't believe general should get involved and in in elections and speaking out so when i got the phone call from vice president pence vice president-elect pence to come back for the interview i went back to the interview and the communication..

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"jim mattis" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"Conversation. We talked about our values. Oh you speaking worth defending and with all due respect to obviously national security secrets and issues you can't speak on but there's so much just to say about the damage being done to our alliances the breakdown of our core values the respect for the basics of our constitution at what point when is it time to stand up and speak to what is happening and you may call it the cheap seats but you have a lot more insight and credibility than anybody who's ever been at this table <hes> and at what point to say something or orascom part of the problem because we know what has how we see what is happening and yet nobody speaks to it with the with the insight that perhaps someone you would have like. I don't know how i could spoken more loudly to where i stand than what i put in my letter of resignation and and quitting a job when i had not completed bladed two years in i think to this goes back several administrations. This didn't start overnight this about one man and the solutions not going to be about one person speaking out. It's going to be about the majority of americans and that's enough. We owe better to the next generation than what we're doing right now and we he goes up in the luckiest generation all of us at this table. The greatest generation raised us. We're not turning that over to the neck during right once you help nope. I'm sorry weren't you helped by reading robert gates book where he talked about. The shortcomings of the president's he worked for wasn't it. It wasn't that helpful to you. As you prepare for your own <hes> it was very helpful and each of the former secretary of defense from both republican and democrat administrations immediately made themselves available would come and have lunch with me that the point i would make is that what the right-wing senator vandenberg from michigan said when challenged l. and why do you work with that terrible democrat president truman and he said the defense of the country is a non partisan issue basically said politics and enjoy the water's edge. What is the institution that is most admired the american because the most confidence in in polls year after year. It's the military why is that because we're apolitical. We stay out of the politics. We defend the experiment that you and i call america. Those are a statute of limitations imitations probably on policy and strategy yes <hes> there will come a time not right now when competence and character to i i believe the political assessments should be left to the wisdom of the american people. Let me ask you this much. Well let me just make a point general bradley after world war two with the chairman joint chiefs of staff and he said when a general retired their uniform they should retire their tongue on these kinds of issues issues and the reason is when i walked into your studios this morning people greeted general mattis. Now i consider myself jim medicine. I'm from the west and and i'm jim but i will be forever in some people's eyes ah general and i think we have a tradition that goes back over two hundred years george washington george marshall that military people do not dictate or pass evaluations on political leaders or tell the american people people. This is the way you should be thinking or maybe some people would misinterpret and say he's telling the uniform military now how they should be voting. I don't think this is helpful at all and i remind my wife honey the doctor present ski. I'll who dr presents. I don't know if you all knew this or not yet opinions lots of opinions and he always shared those opinions but in the ten fifteen years that i knew him. I'm in the most private conversations. He never once said anything negative about jimmy carter his his commander in chief..

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"jim mattis" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

04:41 min | 1 year ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"Britain is really on display and we saw i actually think and we'll get we'll get to destroy but the difference between people who really embraced conservatism as opposed to if you will party them and the difference between both sides of the atlantic right now is clinton. President trump is it's. It's not it's not conservative but but i think to richard's point what happened in the u._k. Was the equivalent of marco rubio ted cruz chuck grassley and whole bunch of senior senior republicans basically basically saying no boss. We're not going to do this anymore. So you have these twenty-one tories in britain including the grandson winston churchill in tune including former quotas the secretary of the treasury here basically basically breaking with the prime minister here. You have a bunch of sheep who are following donald trump right off the cliff when susan page that's exactly what happened last last night. In britain you had twenty four conservative saying boris johnson. We are not going to follow you off the cliff and yet time and again. We're seeing republicans in washington d._c. Just being silent despite the fact ninety percent of americans want them mm to pass universe ninety four percent of americans. I'm sorry let me be exact want to see them. Pass universal background checks and you know there's no issue who on which congressional republicans are more at odds with public opinion than the issue of some of these gun measures including the measures that the house already has passed and and and since the senate i did think we saw a slightly different tone on the part of of <hes> senate majority lea leader mcconnell yesterday in that he was openly saying we're gonna do what trump is willing to support and if president trump is not does not give us confidence that he'll actually support and then follow through and sign again measure. We're not going to bring it up but he did indicate bring up the white house. If the white house went there i is not the traditional role of co equal branch of government but <hes> but it is the approach that this <hes> republican controlled senate has has taken this president just one other point going back to walmart. You know one thing that strikes me about walmart's decision at this point in their previous decisions limiting some sales of guns ammunition. This is not exactly been in jerry's aries taking a political stance. This is a company that is the largest employer in the private employer in the state's biggest retailer in the united states grounded in red america in rural and conservative parts of our country saying that they're willing to take these steps and calling on congress do that that strikes me as as important important to note when you look at the elements of american society beyond the government saying enough is enough when it comes to this gun violence it is it is pretty remarkable in richard. I mean it is i mean. Can you believe would get to a point where you'd have a senate majority leader later saying i can't do anything unless the president allows me to do something into unless he gives me permission here. A the man is granted by the constitution of the united states and the people of this country all the power of article one and yet he meet glee says. I can't do anything unless donald trump gives me permission to do anything we we can. We can call him the majority follower rather than the majority leader but this is not a one off in issue after she whether it's new sanctions the use of tariffs and so forth the congress congress has transferred all sorts of authority to the executive. We've created a degree of an imperial presidency that we've never had over one hundred pieces of president is is using law that was never intended to be used to allow himself to unilaterally make foreign policy economic policy and the rest and congress is not not pulling back these authorities so this is exceptional and again the hypocrisy of it me after what they said about barack obama and his use of executive orders here. They're going to sit back and let donald trump go in and raid pentagon funding to build. We have some questions attention to build his wall. Yeah he tried emergency funding now. He's going to still it from our pentagon. Budget believable bowl to fulfill a campaign promise that he hasn't been able to fulfill because republicans haven't given him that money we're going that'd be asking <hes> jim madison about that and some other things.

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"jim mattis" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

02:26 min | 1 year ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"This is an issue now win. Will republicans figure here it out well. It is a ninety ten issue but if you go back a couple elections the n._r._a.'s you know it was a huge spender. They actually spent more money than all the other c four. 's put together gather on political lobby and they had all this money behind them and as you said at the moment the n._r._a.'s in the middle of its own set of scandals in pierre is in the middle of its own of his own set of scandals. It'll be really interesting to see whether a combination of that and the public pressure can actually emasculate the n._r._a. Once and for all as for walmart they are as you said responding responding to their kind of the way when you say masculine. Let's be very careful the three lobbyists in washington d._c. Who are making themselves rich and who work for hedge funds <music> and themselves and fly around family members on private jets with hairstylists. That's who i'm serious. We're not talking about n._r._a. Members we're talking talking about the scam artists in washington d._c. The three people that have gotten fat rich and happy for members twos but go ahead. I can't quite match. Is that a match and i just wanna make sure when people go through fan yeah because right now they know they've been scam artists and stealing their money well wayne lapierre has had the n._r._a. And hemlock he has had complete and utter control over huge amounts of money and has been able to allocate it to these three hedge fund guys in washington or or whomever and now that may well becoming an end because of the n._r._a. Zone problems as well as the public pressure but as for walmart yeah they are responding to public pressure. They're good guy doug macmillan the c._e._o. <hes> walmart is a good guy but they're trying to find a balance because their customers are real customers and you kind of various walmart sells twenty percent of all the ammunition sold in america arca for all kinds of guns but they did ban assault weapons since two thousand fifteen they did raise the minimum age for gun purchases to twenty one last year so there i think getting on the program thanks to pressure from their customers happening in doors sporting similar. They're taking measures but also she just unlock here. I mean despite you certainly a weakened status. He's still on the president's here. He is still talking to oh. Yes the president trump you routinely and preying on the fear. The president has of losing his base. We know that is the thing that donald donald trump nightmares and somehow some of his base would be eroded others or other forces are trying to tell the president. Look your base stays with you through everything. This is zabol where you can support some stuff..

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"jim mattis" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge

Uncommon Knowledge

04:40 min | 1 year ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge

"Well i think to there's <hes> there's some ancient books some some books from history that tell you the only thing you control in this world is how you react to what goes on around you and i've lived around grim things for a long time and <hes> combat itself will take the veneer of civilization right off you but i've seen the very best of america the most selfless young people there in their teens eighteen by and large the ones who do the close combat the close close quarters fighting. I've seen them keep their spirits up under the most difficult circumstances and you just develop an attitude of gratitude as you're around people like this. I remember an in the book oh come true you recall this where a marine and a sailor are walking back dripping wet <hes> having bathed near dirtier negation ditch the only unclean on them as their weapons really <hes> and i said how you doing their young men and the marine shed living the dream general living the dream and the state later chimed in with no maserati no problem <hes> there was <hes>. There's a kind of a devil may care attitude for the young people who go into these very very rugged circumstances and be around them was probably the greatest honor you could ever come up with people say thank you for your service. Believe me the country's worth is it but i had what i contribute the greatest honor possible to serve alongside these young people and it is concerned even when i it was a four star general those privates and lance-corporals were my equal because they were just as equally committed to carrying out the mission that i was i i had a different role but we were comrades in arms and there was a sense i think <hes> when you come back to the united states just a gratitude gratitude for all that we have here the cheerful you remember those young men just inspires you last question related to what you just said but a little bit different you join the marines again in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine. It's half-century half a century. Let's suppose listening to this interview right now. There's a young jim mattis and maybe he's a little bit of a hell. Raiser gimenez sounds as though he was or maybe he's just looking for something to believe in something to do with themselves something give himself to. There's a lot in this book about how this country can't get lessons of war through its head. There's a lot in this book about our understanding of strategy has degraded aided over the last generation or two and how in some ways despite the advances in weaponry unreasoned intel. We have less sense of what we're doing with this country and with those forces than we had fifty years ago. What do you say to a nineteen year old kid. Who's listening to this interview. What would you tell that could about whether joining today half a century after you did the armed forces of the united states still represent a worthy or a noble all waves of leading your life you use the right words <hes> i would just i would tell them absolutely sign up. You'll never regret it. <hes> <hes> it'll have some of the best days of your life and some of the worst days of your life but this experiment <hes> this experiment we call america is worth defending and add on its worst day. It does learn from its mistakes. It does develop a better ways to do things <hes> we were born with birth defect in in our country and every year we've gotten better and we keep getting better. It's not a racial society. It's not a selfish society. It's not a a a out for me society and it worth defending if you watch the news all day and that's stuffed hits the news of course because it pretty ugly so that sells i guess advertising but this is still the most generous country on earth. It is still the country that's the greatest hope and it's worth fighting for is the bottom line. It's worth fighting for and you'll i'll never regretted. If you sign up jim mattis author of callsign chaos thank you for forty four years of service two years as secretary of defense aunts and a pretty impressive life..

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"jim mattis" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge

Uncommon Knowledge

04:41 min | 1 year ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge

"Is the lessons learned. Why are we making the same mistakes. <hes> part of it is the human condition <hes> <hes> war is a fundamentally unpredictable phenomenon and at times. You just can't predict what can go wrong. Once you start out in this in misdirection one of the mentors and again remember that in this book. I'm really passing on a lot of lessons. I learned yes. You are <hes> but one of the mentors one of the wisest mentors i had <hes> has written. Don't ever tell your adversary what you will not do and dad is a guiding principle for in other words. If we are going to pull out of a fight don't tell the enemy you're going to do that because then they know when you're not going to fight any longer longer don't put yourself in a position where the enemy can simply wait you out force the enemy onto the horns of a dilemma create chaos in the enemy's mitch camp. Don't reassure them. Even if you're not going to do something don't reassure them in advance in this case we were reassuring the adversary that by telling the enemy in iraq. We're going to pull out. Our intelligence. Community called it exactly right when they warned us. If you pull all your troops out if you have no more influence over helping the iraqi army defeat this enemy than they are going to come back stronger than ever and you and i know now that isis did exactly happy that we had to reintroduce the troops once again but the thousands killed ten thousand wounded the hundreds of thousands millions millions forced into refugee status. We've seen the heartbreak of what happened. When you make a bad strategic decision so you have to come to grips with reality reality you cannot deny reality or reality will feed you a very very tough dose few few closing questions here you writing call sign when you were appointed nato commander for transformation in two thousand seven you went on a kind of listening tour and you write in call sign chaos it struck me is odd that the generals state statesman whom i ask for advice were all retired in a country that no longer teaches military history it should come as is no surprise close quarter and you put you include in the book in the appendix a list you including call sign chaos a list of the books that you have found most helpful in your career that list must run to fifty or more books. It's a long list and it goes from the ancient world. You've got marcus aurelius there through standard histories of the second world war and so forth and i thought looking at that list very few of those books very few of those books books show up in the history curriculum in any college university in america today with the exceptions of the military academies and does that concern you that civilian life seems to be drifting away a from even considering military wars the fact of to state the obvious. It's it's it's true. It's trivial stated but the civilian civilian universities and colleges don't even consider that a fit subject for study any longer yeah. It's perplexing when you realize the gravity of a decision in a democracy to go to war to put our young men and women into that situation <hes> you would want the people who are very studied in the in the history of it. You can't simply graph current events and fully understand random. If you don't have a historical understanding it almost like we go to medical school. Say you know cancer is such an ugly thing. We're not gonna study cancer it. Just it's a it's an ugly thing. Well reality is or ugly things in this world and you've got to study them especially. If you want to try to prevent them deter them or endoume as early as possible so it is it is frustrating. I it is frustrating sometimes to realize that the person's in in <hes> in oversight roles <hes> do not have the most basic understanding <hes> we wouldn't have a reporter for example reporting on on football that didn't understand the game and yet it's not unusual to have reporters show up on the battlefield who this was the first time they've ever been around a military organization. I i've seen that <hes> so yeah..

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"jim mattis" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

04:34 min | 1 year ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on Amanpour

"That military people do not pass political assessments on look at what happened where the u._s. congress house and senate republican kentucky democrat eighty seven percent vote for the defense budget and it was a record breaking budget the president trump proposed to rebuild the military that shows why we need to keep the defense of our country a political you do not want to become and reject another issue about palu sizing a security relationship nations ship with another country once you politicize it then katie bar the door people start choosing side based on politics. The defense of the country does not rest on politics. That is not a partisan issue. That's a nonpartisan issue. I should not take political assessment no nor did secretary trey carter my predecessor about politicians. I'm not going to do that about the military. I just wanna know what you think about the possible. Resurgence of a terrorist threat afghanistan would not be in our best interest and will do you think it's possible or now certainly as possible it to some personal stuff from your book. Some of the quotes a pretty amazing. Mike ammann challenge was to convey to my troops two seemingly mingyi contradictory message be polite professional but have a plan to kill everyone you meet. We were in a very very rough neighborhood iraq tuck. This was in iraq. This was during the uprising. Al qaeda was gaining strength and it's hard to take young americans who are brought up really with a high degree of trust of each other of everyone they meet it. It's amazing to me how open american dario fly look like. I'm lost getting to your studio today. I won't stand ten seconds on a new york street. Corner without five people approach me asking to help guide me where i need to go it just the way we're brought up. I had to take eighteen nineteen year old infantryman infant soldiers young soldiers. That's how they got their name and say you've got to be ready now. For some real treacherous people so we go into that that student triangle and for example i had twenty nine sailors and marines around me my gunners might communicators my aid aid drivers this sort of thing and my little four or five vehicles and over four months seventeen of the two thousand nine or killed or wounded around me when you have that level all of violence going on when we're fighting in places like palooza you have got to steal your troops to a very very tough time but at the same time i barrel almost all my good quotes from others by the way christiane i borrowed from the physician joe. I do no harm if an order to kill a terrorist you have to shoot across a crowded crowded marketplace. Don't take the chance on hitting a woman or child hunting down another day and get him but don't take a chance so you're always trying to moderate the violence could remember every battlefield is also a humanitarian field and if you forget that you cease to carry america's footprint under the war american values into the war four and you don't want young men coming home who don't want to look in the mirror or what they did. What gives you nightmares. What keeps you up at night right now right now. I think there's poly one issue on the international plane and that is we need to get back. The two arms control discussions talks about nuclear weapons that sort of thing but the one that is probably more present in my thinking anymore anymore because i'm now living here in the united states traveling around the united states is we need to get back to a fundamental friendliness with one another a fundamental sense of respect back to re a reminder that the person we disagree with might actually be right once in a while and when we get done having a good <hes> raucous discussion and argument back and forth and being hard on the issues we're not hard on each other we go out and we have a beer root beer together and we want to know about the other person's family will wanna know about adam as human beings because we've got a lot more in common and we're a lot better than our politics right now on that note general mattis. Thank you very much indeed. Thank you qatar. It's that time of year again. The kids are back in school and backpacks in binders or flying off off the shelves right now. Though tech products are all the rage and top brands or trying to get in on the action if you.

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Mattis takes swipe at Trump in new book

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Mattis takes swipe at Trump in new book

"Five former defense secretary Jim Mattis speaking out for the first time since resigning from his post last December in a new book medicine explains why he left the trump administration says of the country's bitterly politically divided CBS news national security correspondent David Martin has more on the new page Turner the retired four star general does not criticize president trump directly saying he will not speak ill all of the commander in chief but there's little doubt when he writes a polemicist role is not sufficient for a leader he is referring to the president's controversial tweets and statements what concerns me most matters rights is not our external adversaries it is our internal divest of miss mantises book callsign chaos learning to read is scheduled the S. get set to be published

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Former Defense Secretary Mattis breaks silence

KYW 24 Hour News

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

Former Defense Secretary Mattis breaks silence

"Former defense secretary Jim Mattis is breaking his silence tonight for the first time since leaving office last December David Martin reports Mattis has a lot to say about his former boss without calling him out by name matters quit his defense secretary right after president tromping nor his advice and ordered U. S. troops out of Syria I did as well as I could for as long as I could matters writes an excerpt from his new book call sign chaos published in the Wall Street

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Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs chairman speak to reporters

Terry Meiners and Company

00:19 sec | 1 year ago

Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs chairman speak to reporters

"Joint chiefs chairman Joe Dunford is sidestepping questions about comments from former defense secretary Jim Mattis I have worked very hard to remain a political and not make political judgments writing for the Wall Street journal mata said divisiveness and tribalism are threatening the US the chairman of the joint chiefs is the president's top military

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Mark Espers, Pentagon And Jim Mattis discussed on WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson

WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson

00:11 sec | 1 year ago

Mark Espers, Pentagon And Jim Mattis discussed on WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson

"It said it's confirmed army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist mark espers as secretary defense the vote ninety eight ending a stretch of seven months Pentagon didn't have a permit leaders and Jim Mattis stepped on new

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"jim mattis" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"To exit serious donde security advisors and allies including Iraq, also prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, at least one democratic lawmaker is praising and criticizing the president at the same time for that surprise, visit democratic congressman Danny hacks, a member of the intelligence committee. He said, the president visited troops only to score political points and to change the subject in part because I'm glad he finally did it and better late than never I think it's totally appropriate for president to go to war theater and extended the troops, the heartfelt. Wishes and prayers frankly, the American people, but I think what is basically disappointing is that when he went to Iraq a used it as an occasion to advance his specific policy objective is new policy to withdraw from Syria. And I think that's highly inappropriate use of the visit like this. He ought to be their first foremost and lasts only for the troops. That are there. So do you think engaging in this kind of political debate and trying to tout this decision to move US troops out of Syria was a mistake. Totally. He ought to be there for the troops. Jim. I have the unbelievable honor to represent the forty five thousand people per day that report to work they joint base Lewis mcchord outside Tacoma, Washington. And I've had the privilege to be an Afghanistan to visit with some of those people. There was only one purpose for that. Visit not just to learn more. But to extend to them our best wishes, and to let them know that the American people are supportive of them service members as we can. And on behalf of the American people. That's what the president should have been doing period. The only plan that I've ever observed from President Trump, frankly is that he pull out one of his four tried and true plays. He only has four he doesn't have three doesn't have five. He doesn't have any other number four plays are deny.

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"jim mattis" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

Newsradio 830 WCCO

02:48 min | 2 years ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

"Defense Secretary Jim Mattis headed in his letter of resignation to the president of one day after Mr. Trump ordered all u s ground troops out of Syria. CBS news military and homeland security analysts retired general sandy Winfield. Not only did Jim Mattis get to the department on a good trajectory to restore its readiness and legality in the face of all threats. He also helped buttress our allies at a very difficult time for relations with allies. And perhaps most importantly when all those national security decisions were being made in the White House. We could all take comfort that well, at least Jim Madison, the room Mattis told the president in his letter that you have the right to have a secretary of defense, whose views are better aligns with yours. A majority of Americans say they believe President Trump has tried to obstruct the investigation into his campaign ties to Russia. The new poll by the Associated Press finds the public is. Divided on whether he should be removed from office. It'd be spouse to have stymied the probe Minnetonka base Cargill is seeking regulatory approval to sell its malt operations to a European business. The buyer is board mart say system city area, French-based, cereal, grains, cooperative real. Then a statement Cargill says it plans to focus on its other food and beverage ingredient groups Cargill's business has fifteen plants around the world last spring. They announced plans to close of a silicon your Jamestown North Dakota that was one of three US small plants operated by cargo. Pope Francis makes a pledge about sexual abuse allegations details from CBS's Sabina castle Frankel in Rome, Daniel speech to the governing period. The Vatican confronts is used strong language saying the church will never again, ignore any sexual abuse accusations. He said let it be clear that before these abominations the church would span no effort to do all that is necessary to. Bring to Justice whoever has committed such crimes he acknowledged that in the past. This has not always been the case Sabina Castell Franko CBS news. It's making waves in an east coast beach community a ban on going topless CBS's. Jim Taylor reports. Women who want to bare their breasts say it's not fair, but a judge in ocean city, Maryland is ruling that a ban on women going topless in public can still be enforced. Even as a lawsuit challenging the ordinance continues and emergency topless ban ordinance passed in June there several women than filing suit against the city, arguing it is their constitutional right to appear topless in public. Just like men. Do Jim Taylor. CBS news WBZ news time, eight thirty five or more of these other stories, go to WDC radio dot com. I'm Al shock WC. Oh, what if every time? You went out you could cash in.

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"jim mattis" Discussed on WRVA

WRVA

06:30 min | 2 years ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on WRVA

"So I was surprised to hear that the Defense Secretary. Turned in his resignation. And, you know, take everything with a grain of salt because I figure the press at least the DC press is really. Delighted at the opportunity to make things look worse than they are. And I have said over and over again and have observed over and over again that the two year Mark in any administration is the time when a lot of people especially right here at the new year. When people aren't the average person is not paying close attention to the news. This is when people hit the object button. It's all planned. I can leave. No one's gonna notice it doesn't embarrass anyone. And by. March or April of next year. I'll have a big high paying job with the corporation. That's the normal plan for people who serve in presidential administrations. What what does seem odd is the tone of this letter, which I have not seen a screen shot of a PDF of. But it's certainly been reported over and over again from Jim Mattis, and it's hard to read the excerpts from the letter without thinking. Yeah, this is a military. A loyal military man's way of saying. You're crazy. I don't agree with you. And your. There's so much trouble here that I got to get out. Because if you're like me, and you've watched this kind of stuff for a long time, generally, people are kissed butts even military people in their leaving. Yes. It has been my honor my highest honor to serve you and to help advance. The principles that we all believe in and to represent America on a national stage. Bla-bla-bla Emma can right into my sleep. Which? Living right now is pretty much what I'm doing. And this letter did not sound like that this letter sounded like what Andy just included in the newscast that the decision to pull out of Syria and probably the tone and tenor of the discussions about that and ghanistan and Afghanistan. Yeah. I mean, it was just is too much. For a military. And I have I have to say, this is I know a lot of you hated Donald Trump because you thought he was brash and nasty and my goodness. We just can't have a personality like this. I feel like I work with brash nasty people over the over the last twenty years of my career, I've worked with a lot of brash nasty people penman pleasant, but I've gotten used to it. So Donald Trump didn't. I'd love to have a president. Who was Mr. perfect. It just doesn't seem like I'm gonna get that. Said he that part didn't bother me. It was the Donald Trump was right on most policy positions and seemed likely to fight for those policy positions instead of being a wimp like so many other Republicans have been in recent years, and the one thing that I thought he was absolutely wrong about and I'm open to a debate about it. Because it seems to be a never ending series of wars. And I'm not exactly enthusiastic about that. Was this idea that we pull out rapidly from conflicts that we're engaged in overseas and and seek to avoid those conflicts? And I think a lot of people go right on. That's exactly what we should be doing in both of those both of those tracks. I I just. My observation of the is is the world doesn't give us that. That option doesn't give us that leniency. We don't get to make that choice assuming we want to avoid another nine eleven assuming we want to avoid having these people show up in our own backyard blow things up and cut people's throats. We don't have the option of being super nice and walking away from conflicts. So you know, I had to judge whether I thought Donald Trump. On the whole was right about policy and on the whole lot still think he is. But this is one of the things that bothers me is is the out. And I think if you haven't watched American foreign policy in the last fifty years where we run into a situation run into a conflict fight it. Everybody seems like they're on board or most everybody seems like they're on board for what a year two years, and then people start to get weak. And it's it's odd they get week even though most of us don't have military in our family. Think about what I'm told curve in World War Two. We're just about every family had somebody who was serving. Yeah. My family had an uncle who died in a plane crash flying in the ocean over over the Pacific Ocean. So all of all of the American families who had people serving were suffering on some level. Now, it's like one percent of the population has somebody associated with with. Military action. And it's too much. Singing bad pictures on TV is enough to. Weaken our resolve, and I guess Jim Mattis just can't get on board with that. It would really be fascinating. If you could hear a transcript or hear a tape of these conversations between. Him and President Trump. Would it be a or would you think? Oh my gosh. This is terrible. Sounds like the ladder because I think Jim Mattis probably is the kind of guy who's just after his career would be inclined to serve the president and obey the rules and go to the wall for whatever the commander in chief said needed to be done. And that this is it's troubling to me that this is this is occurred. And we haven't even gotten to the shutdown yet. So we'll talk about that in just a couple minutes. But first, let's get.

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"jim mattis" Discussed on Talk Radio WPHT 1210

Talk Radio WPHT 1210

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on Talk Radio WPHT 1210

"Of back and forth i know even the president today i think matt cut too what did he what happens we're talking to them now it was a very nice we'll see what happens we'll see what happens the good he would be that wealth with talking to them now they very much want to do it we'd like to do it we're going to see what happens so secretary of defense jim mattis echoed those sentiments today he told reporters he's very optimistic that us and north korean officials will soon meet back at the negotiating table in regards to the denuclearization of the korean peninsula he said we've got some possibly good news on the career summit where it may if our diplomats can pull it off may have it back on even and i think that that's that's realistic i think it's absolutely realistic and and and you remember mike pompeo has done a lot of work over there in advance of all of this and mattis has done a fair amount of work this there's a lot in play here for this just to be sort of yup we're not going to do it so again and everybody's step back i think it's going to happen and i think that the criticism at this point is hasty to say the least eight five five eight three nine twelve ten eight five.

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"jim mattis" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on WGN Radio

"With the army research network when it's making the best use best max utility of our investments were investment portfolio and we're trying to ryan mccarthy is under secretary of the army and gracing our studio today it's you did mention when you got of vm i you went right into the right into the service and you're one of the early boots on the ground in the in what we now call the war on terror really more than this this era and jim mattis was your commanding officer he was actually the battlespace owner the marina expeditionary force commander and he owned the battlespace that's the first time i've met him i was a captain in the ranger regiment he's a breeder general at the time time flies yes it look and look what happened when you were actually at worked for a previous secretary of defense to about gates's been on this program a couple of times written some really interesting books over the years about about what what that was all about with one hundred years from now people are going to be looking at that the story of america's engagement in the middle east and and seeing a re figuring it through the eyes of the people who are actually there and structuring this and fighting the war and i think it's gonna be different when the politics of this leave then when you see what the decisions were made at the time and why the decisions are made at the time but i was so gimenez though right now obviously he's sort of the man of the hour here is people are looking at him for whatever is going to occur if anything's going to occur in the middle east and he's everybody and i said i'm just looking to you to just pat me on the.

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"jim mattis" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"The reality is is that these wars now become politicized than i don't think politically america the american people have the stomach to see them through and if that's the the case i don't think one american soldier should die for war that's eventually going to we're gonna eventually pull out of i don't think one soldier should you lose an arm and a leg i i don't know when we got to the point where we don't fight wars to win them anymore and we put rules of engagement that are so dire on our own troops that they're risking their lives because deciding whether or not they can shoot back well and that's precisely why the president did what he did last week against in syria did not want to widen the war he has no intention of sending tens of thousands of troops we have two thousand american troops on the ground in northeastern syria to help the kurds defeat isis they're going to stay there until they defeat isis he's not about to put fifty thousand sixty thousand hundred thousand troops in the syria and that's why he ended the scope of this attack i'm i was just reading just before we came here is that the press saying jim mattis talked him out of a when we did the attack on libya back in nineteen eighty six thirty two years ago today the president was giving a list of options of how could go could have involved a lot more f b one elevens or could have evolved a lot more aircraft carriers but the fact is the president chose the option was not gonna take us in the war that it would deter you mortgage off from kentucky anymore terrorist attacks like the one he done in berlin on the fifth of.

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"jim mattis" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"jim mattis" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"Case i don't think one american soldier should die for war that's eventually going to we're gonna eventually pull out of i don't think one soldier should lou you lose an arm and a leg i i don't know when we got to the point where we don't fight wars to win them anymore and we put rules of engagement that are so dire on our own troops that they're risking their lives because deciding whether or not they can shoot back well and that's precisely why the president did what he did last week against the regime in syria she did not want to whiten war he has no intention of sending tens of thousands of troops we have two thousand american troops on the ground in north eastern syria to help the kurds defeat isis they're going to stay there until they defeat isis he's not about to put fifty thousand sixty thousand hundred thousand troops in syria and that's why he limited the scope of this the pack and i was just reading just before we came on is that the press saying jim mattis talked him out of a more money for attack when we did the attack on libya back in nineteen eighty six thirty two years ago today the president was given a list of options of how they attack ago could have involved a lot more f b one elevens could involve a lot more aircraft carriers but the fact is the president chose the option it was not going to take us in the war which deter new mortgage off from kentucky anymore terrorist attacks like the one he done in berlin on the fifth of april it took us ten days to come up with the targets it took seven days in this case a look at our.

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