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Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs chairman speak to reporters

Terry Meiners and Company

00:19 sec | 2 years 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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Will House Democrats End US Involvement in Yemen War?

Worldly

03:41 min | 2 years ago

Will House Democrats End US Involvement in Yemen War?

"Now that you have this sort of perfect storm of Democrats wanting to stop Trump from doing stuff, and the construction murderer galvanizing energy surrounding Saudi Arabia, and it sort of nefarious influence on the Middle East. There's real opportunity for Democrats to use this power to change things. And how like what what could change. What could they actually do in practice? Alison, you talked to some people actually in the House Democrats yet by talk to House Democrats. They are people who are in the House Democrats. What they wanna do on Yemen. Specifically, there's some kind of outlandish proposals. Atlantic proposal number one is to basically have secretary Mattis and joint chiefs chairman Joe Dunford, come to the house and do a three day long hearing, not just on Yemen, but about all of America's wars into justify every dollar spent wise ever troupe there why we're not spending it on infrastructure here at home love this idea. When I say, this outland, it is outlandish in the sense that it would take a lot of time. But personally, having you know, congress have oversight of the dollars that we're spending in the places where bombing and sending troops. I find that a reasonable proposal days. That's not how the system is supposed to land because Mattis do mystery pushback, right? That's why it's gosh. Go and this is coming from a so called foreign policy populist wing, which is actually a bit of the progressive left and kind of the antiwar, right? And there's the anti could they do this. Maybe a little more practice. Yes. The more practical parts here would be to basically stop any funding for refueling Saudi planes for taking troops out that help with the targeting or leave in passing some sort of authorisation saying that Trump has to ask congress for in a war authorisation to help in this war. And it also seems like there's legislation coming even as soon as this month that would basically asked Trump for some sort of authorisation or be a massive congressional rebuke. To the administration's help of Saudi war, and there's also one other thing, which is the US and Saudi are working on a whole bunch of arms deals and nuclear technology, and it's possible. And there is some movement to block at least some of those arms sales or even the sale of sort of a nuclear reactor to Saudi Arabia. Right. And here's what I have a little bit of optimism, which is rare for me, especially when it comes to the US support for the war in Yemen. It does seem like Trump has may be started to shift his kind of you on this especially after the kashogi murder and the fairly recent Saudi bombing of a school bus full of children. They got a lot of attention, and we've seen Trump kind of respond to these kind of horrific attack. Like we saw in Syria with a chemical weapons attack on children and civilians. Trump was seemed viscerally kind of moved by that. And it seems like on Yemen specifically and on Saudi bombing Trump seems to be maybe. He moving towards changing his thinking on that as well. Right. So his recent interview with axios he suggested that the war in Yemen is a bad thing. What's going on in Yemen? Generally is terrible thing, and we're gonna see we'll look in Yemen, very carefully right now. So if that's not just bluster there actually could be some bipartisan progress on ending American involvement in a truly horrific war. Of course, that's a big. If we don't see a lot of bipartisan cooperation, and the president is notoriously changeable when it comes to his policy preferences, and especially verse to cooperating with Democrats. So there could be a good faith bipartisan process, there are also might not be as the president likes to say. We'll see what will happen.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"There are no there's no one in the streets at the moment previously just around the time of the attack there were some people doing live from the streets and there were people going around but judging from that area devil come back to their houses now in my area there's no there's no one in the streets everyone's at home waiting to see what's going to happen for them it's too dangerous to go out with a moment you never know where which is going to be attacked you know visit nearby areas shrapnel could reach any of these locations so the moment most people were in the houses looking in essentially shock you know we've got to be really honest with this no one expected this attack to happen in this way at this particular moment everything over the previous forty eight hours has indicated towards some sort of de escalation but the attacks might happen in the future but for the attacks to happen in this way this particular time it's taken damascus by surprise and people here are quite sure i've got family members all across damascus calling me you know not knowing what's happening of these explosions although in military sites damascus is heavily populated area so there within the vicinity of civilian areas which can who can hear the sounds and the bombardments and the rockets very clearly so there is a state of panic at the moment over what's happening because no one expected this to happen i mean they thought that russia would come in and protect them evidently damascus who'd been hit numerous times the previous hour and they haven't really been that comic going out from damascus in terms of the rockets coming in over the next period is going to be very important to see if there's if there is another waves it suspected they may be more attacks so we'll just have to calmly monitor what's going on watch and see mackey speaking to us from damascus syria tonight danny thank you so much for joining us in stay safe going to bring you a little bit of what the briefing that just unfolded at the pentagon tonight the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff joe dunford briefed and here's what he had to say with regard to.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on KPCC

"There are no there's no one in the streets at the moment previously just just around the time of the attack there were some people doing live from the streets and there were people going around but judging from not hairier devil come back to their houses now in my area there's no there's no one in the streets everyone's at home waiting to see what's going to happen for them it's too dangerous to go out with the moment you never know where which is going to be attacked you know if there's a nearby areas shrapnel could reach any of these locations so the moment most people were in the houses looking in essentially shocked you know we've got to be really honest with this no one expected this attack to happen in this way this particular moment everything over the previous forty eight hours has indicated towards some sort of de escalation that the attacks might happen in the future but for the attacks to happen in this way this particular time it's taken damascus by surprise and people here are quite short i've got family members all across damascus calling me you know not knowing what's happening of these explosions although in military sites damascus is a heavily populated area so there within the vicinity of civilian areas which can who can hear the sounds and the bombardments and the rockets very clearly so there is a state of panic at the moment over what's happening because no one expected this to happen i mean they thought that russia would come in and protect them evidently damascus who'd been hit numerous times of the previous hour and they haven't really been that much comic going out from damascus in terms of the rockets coming in over the next period is going to be very important to see if there's if there is another waves it suspected they may be more attacks so we'll just have to call me monitor what's going on watch and see that's yanni mackey speaking to us from damascus syria tonight danny thank you so much for joining us and stay safe going to bring you little bit of what the briefing that just unfolded at the pentagon tonight the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff joe dunford briefed and here's what he had to say with regard to.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Joint chiefs of staff that's marine general joe dunford he described a couple of the targets that you're referring to their roof you talked about a scientific research center he talked about a chemical weapons storage facility associated with seren production the targets he said we're all associated with syria's chemical weapons program yeah and you know at the moment is the the interesting question thing here is that we still don't know what actually the chemical which chemical agent was used in the most recent attack on duma reports on the ground there say people we've spoken to their say this strongly smell chlorine which is a chemical agent that has been weaponized very very frequently in the serie in war and it wasn't part of the deal with opcw chemical weapons watchdog that saw chemical weapons removed from syria because it's it's a it's an agent that's used in agriculture and lots of other things it's just that it can be also weaponized in has been weaponized on dozens of occasions and at this stage we don't actually know if it was chlorine gas or a nerve agent no declined to answer our colleague tom bowman question about that he he's at the pentagon briefing he just said can you give us any detail was the so nervous was was this clearly that was a weapon key question there jim medicine wow there may have been more than one agent years but but still not willing to go out there and say exactly what intelligence they may have that's leading them to that conclusion one more thing to ask you ruth which is the question of how syria may respond you you described this defiant response jim mattis when asked how long military operations might continue might they resumed beyond this initial operation tonight and madison absolutely one i mean so in terms of a response of course the first thing everyone's going to be looking for is whether there's going to be continued chemical weapons usage in syria one thing that was interesting to note after the last chemical attack in handshake koon after the us tomahawk missile strike on the airbase monitors noted a reduction in the use of chemical weapons for about four to five months there was silence almost silence on that.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Chairman of the joint chiefs general joe dunford and one of the questions is besides the the air strikes were saying and their reports now of a number of explosions already in syria so it's obviously started in they're seeing some explosions but one question is the president talked about the chemical weapons used by syria it was just two days ago that secretary mattis said they're still assessing the intelligence so when the first questions is well what exactly is this chemical and then after that well do you know the syrians actually used it right here is just it's driving he wanted to wait until the evidence was in right scott out into the field we don't have we don't have hard evidence one way or the other in terms of the threat at this point it was also significant that president said that the us is prepared to use military economic and diplomatic efforts to sustain this kind of you know effort against the syrian regime so we don't know what exactly that means the first of a number of strikes he said we're going to try to get them to stop using chemical weapons now you have to remember there are a couple of kinds of chemical weapons there is the chlorine which has been used for many years when i was in iraq ten years ago they used to put it in roadside bombs and the syrian regime has been charged with using chlorine which is pretty nasty stuff in an enclosed area it causes asthma like symptoms and in in high amounts it can kill people nerve agent is something very nasty very lethal and secretary mattis back and just back in february was saying to us well you know we know chlorine being used but we're still trying to determine if seren the nerve agent has been used so that's gonna be a question for him tonight where is the evidence and also lowered the bar here if they're using chlorine which he didn't seem all that concerned about are you going to attack syria for using chlorine in its weapons now chlorine its own is not a banned substance when you weaponize it it is tom quickly what kind.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:33 min | 3 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Two thousand one to to fight terrorists in the region and al qaeda has morphed into al qaeda and iraq which has more fanta islamic state militants and so that's kind of what their mandate is and and more to the to your point about why trying to build a coalition the us doesn't want to see one doesn't want to be seen as acting alone on s because of some of those tricky i is about how how deeply we're going to get involved in syria what are authorised is to be there and if if they can be seen to be sort of acting as part of an international coalition trying to intervene in a situation in humanitarian situation the use of chemical weapons and that would make it easier to sort of skirt some of the un sanctions or some of the some of the things against directly attacking a nation as as as may come up of course further complicating this dan is the possibility of a confrontation with russia syria's biggest ally i mean how difficult is it going to be for the us to thread that needle in and make sure that they don't come into direct confrontation with with with russia confrontation with with russia and so i think that's part of the reason behind this effort to build a coalition if there are not one or two but three or four powers that are sort of doing this provides them some privacy provides the us cover in terms of terms of avoiding a conflict with russia and broader conflict with russia and of course they also need to be careful in their in their strikes that they're targeted in such a way that they're not going to even inadvertently perhaps hit russian forces because that would that could provide some justification for for russia to get involved could escalate things obviously so just real quick i'm shooting watching the all these hearings today but mike pompeo's confirmation hearing as secretary of state you know in our last forty five seconds or so here any big takeaway any big headlines for you you know the the nominee pompeii mike pompeo has echoed similar comments made by jim madison and joe dunford in in the.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:44 min | 4 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Joint chiefs of staff joe dunford return from a sixday trip to the pacific late monday night he agreed that while north korea is the immediate threat to the us china is the enduring threat china's path of capability development said dunford in their efforts i think to address our power our projection capability our ability to deploy when and where necessary to advance our interests is very much the longterm challenge in the region the officials said the us military spends a lotta time making sure they don't forget about the longterm existential problem we are ready for north korea the officials said but the pierre level fight with china anna is the real challenge now let me point out this last sense the pierre level fight with challenge now china is now considered a pure level according to some of our military this is a significant problem and unfortunately president trump's going to have to deal with and i want to repeat what is at least aspects i want to repeat at least aspects of what i consider a plan a call to levin plan but it's not because i seek to promote myself i've talked about it before it's in dealing with china and north korea number one we encourage south korea even though it has a leftist president we encourage with resolve relentlessly south korea to take back one hundred nuclear warheads that we once had there in order to protect us and the south koreans but the purposes of mutuallyassured destroy russian it's been done before in a work before unfortunately needs to be done again number two we strongly encourage the japanese to do a similar thing the japanese basically do not have nuclear missiles the japanese should that would immediately immediately neutralise certain of the advantages that china has an certainly north korea number three we put enormous pressure on the chinese economy after other stealing our technology they're stealing proprietary information from our companies through cyber warfare and so forth and so what we should do and i've talked about this before his put enormous leverage and pressure on their economy through our banks in the end the chinese currency has to come through american banks in order to be legitimate hushed and so we can harm them as we harm the soviet union that way.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on KOIL

KOIL

02:36 min | 4 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on KOIL

"Chiefs of staff joe dunford return from a sixday trip to the pacific late monday night he agreed that while north korea is the immediate threat to the us china is the enduring threat china's path of capability development said dunford in their efforts i think to address our power our projection capability our ability to deploy when and where necessary to advance our interests is very much the longterm challenge in the region the official said the us military spends a lotta time making sure they don't forget about the longterm existential problem we are ready for north korea the officials said but the pierre level fight with china anna is the real challenge no let me point out this less sense that pierre level fight with challenge now china is now considered a pure level according to some of our military this is a significant problem and unfortunately president trump's going to have to deal with and i want to repeat but is at least aspects i want to repeat at least aspects of what i consider hey plan a call to levin plan but it's not because i seek to promote by self i've talked about it before it's in dealing with china and north korea number one we encourage south korea even though it has a leftist president we encourage with resolve relentlessly south korea to take back one hundred nuclear warheads that we once had their in order to protect us and the south koreans but the purposes of mutuallyassured destroy russian it's been done before in a work before unfortunately needs to be done again number two we strongly encourage the japanese to do a similar thing the japanese basically do not have nuclear missiles the japanese should that would immediately immediately neutralise certain of the advantages that china has an certainly north korea number three we put enormous pressure on the chinese economy after other stealing our technology they're stealing proprietary information from our companies through cyber warfare and so forth and so what we should do and i've talked about this before it is put enormous leverage and pressure on their economy through our banks in the end the chinese currency has to come through american banks in order to.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:44 min | 4 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Joint chiefs of staff joe dunford return from a sixday trip to the pacific late monday night he agreed that while north korea is the immediate threat to the us china is the enduring threat china's path of capability developments said done for it in their efforts i think to address our power our projection capability our ability to deploy wine and where necessary to advance our interests is very much the longterm challenge in the region the officials said the us military spent a lot of time making sure they don't forget about the longterm existential problem we are ready for north korea the officials said but the pierre level fight with china anna is the real challenge no let me point out this less sense the pierre level fight with challenged now china is now considered a pure level according to some of our military this is a significant problem and unfortunately president trump's going to have to deal with and i want to repeat but is at least aspects they want to repeat at least aspects of what i consider a plan a call to levin plan but it's not because i seek to promote by self i've talked about it before it's in dealing with china and north korea number one we encourage south korea even though it has a leftist president we encourage with resolve relentlessly south korea to take back one hundred nuclear warheads that we once had there in order to protect us and the south koreans but the purposes of mutuallyassured destroy russian it's been done before in a work before unfortunately needs to be done again number two we strongly encourage the japanese to do a similar thing the japanese basically do not have nuclear missiles the japanese should that would immediately immediately neutralise certain of the advantages that china has an certainly north korea number three we put enormous pressure on the chinese economy after other stealing our technology they're stealing proprietary information from our companies through cyber warfare and so forth and so what we should do and i've talked about this before it is put enormous leverage and pressure on their economy through our banks in the end the chinese currency has to come through american banks in order to be legitimate hushed and so we can harm them as we harm the soviet union that way.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM

WJNT 1180 AM

02:03 min | 4 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM

"The joint chiefs of staff joe dunford return from a sixday trip to the pacific late monday night he agreed that while north korea is the immediate threat to the us china is the enduring threat china's path of capability development said dunford in their efforts i think to address our our projection capability our ability to deploy wine and where necessary to advance our interests is very much the longterm challenge in the region the official said the us military spent a lot of time making sure they don't forget about the longterm existential problem we are ready for north korea the officials said but the pierre level fight with china anna is the real challenge no let me point out this last sense the pierre level fight with challenge now china is now considered a pure level according to some of our military this is a significant problem and unfortunately president trump's going to have to deal with and i want to repeat what is at least aspects i want to repeat at least aspects of what i consider a plan a call to lavigne plan but it's not because i seek to promote by self i've talked about it before it's in dealing with china and north korea number one we encourage south korea even though it has a leftist president we encourage with resolve relentlessly south korea to take back one hundred nuclear warheads that we once had there in order to protect us and the south koreans but the purposes mutually assured destruction it's been done before and it worked before unfortunately needs to be done again number two we strongly encourage the japanese to do a similar thing the japanese basically do not have nuclear missiles the japanese should that would immediately immediately neutralise certain of the.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on KELO

KELO

02:03 min | 4 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on KELO

"Chiefs of staff joe dunford return from a sixday trip to the pacific late monday night he agreed that while north korea is the immediate threat to the us china is the enduring threat china's path of capability development said dunford in their efforts i think to address our power our projection capability our ability to deploy wine and where necessary to advance our interests is very much the longterm challenge in the region the official said the us military spends a lotta time making sure they don't forget about the longterm existential problem we are ready for north korea the officials said but the pierre level fight which china is the real challenge no let me point out this less sense that pure level fight with challenge now china is now considered a pure level according to some of our military this is a significant problem and unfortunately president trump's going to have to deal with and i want to repeat but is at least aspects i want to repeat at least aspects of what i consider a plan a call to lavigne plan but it's not because i seek to promote by self i've talked about it before it's in dealing with china and north korea number one we encourage south korea even though it has a leftist president we encourage with resolve relentlessly south korea to take back one hundred nuclear warheads that we once had there in order to protect us and the south koreans but the purposes of mutually assured destruction it's been done before in a work before unfortunately needs to be done again number two we strongly encourage the japanese to do a similar thing the japanese basically do not have nuclear missiles the japanese should that would immediately immediately neutralise certain of the.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on KARN 102.9

KARN 102.9

02:36 min | 4 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on KARN 102.9

"The joint chiefs of staff joe dunford return from a sixday trip to the pacific late monday night he agreed that while north korea is the immediate threat to the us china is the enduring threat china's path of capability developments said dunford and their efforts i think to address aarp powerprojection capability our ability to deploy wine and where necessary to advance our interests is very much the longterm challenge in the region the officials said the us military spends a lotta time making sure they don't forget about the longterm existential problem we are ready for north korea the officials said but the pierre level fight which china is the real challenge no let me point out this last sense the pierre level fight with challenged now china is now considered a peer level according to some of our military this is a significant problem and unfortunately president trump's going to have to deal with and i want to repeat what is at least aspects i want to repeat at least aspects of what i consider a plan a call to levin plan but it's not because i seek to promote by self i've talked about it before it's in dealing with china and north korea number one we encourage south korea even though it has a leftist president abilene courage with resolve relentlessly south korea to take back one hundred nuclear warheads that we once had there in order to protect us and the south koreans but the purposes of mutuallyassured destroy russian it's been done before in a work before unfortunately needs to be done again number two we strongly encourage the japanese to do a similar thing the japanese basically do not have nuclear missiles the japanese should that would immediately immediately neutralise certain of the advantages that china has an certainly north korea number three we put enormous pressure on the chinese economy after other stealing our technology they're stealing proprietary information from our companies through cyber warfare and so forth and so what we should do and i've talked about this before it is put enormous leverage and pressure on their economy through our banks in the end the chinese currency has to come through american banks in order to.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:00 min | 4 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Joint chiefs of staff general john dunford have both said that there is a deal and iran is complying and the us should stay in it and that joe dunford specifically said that the iran deal has slowed iran's development of nuclear weapons programme what's he missing well i think he's right on that but that doesn't answer the question as to whether we have a valid legal binding dealer not sirte but if it's working earlier this well that's a really good question and the answer to that is who cares are the people that are at the end of this agreement when the agreement starts to expire in eight years yes that's when you really care look the flaws in this agreement are legion but number one there should never ever have in any sunset on any of the provisions stopped iran from evident at nuclear weapon this some are i as the ability to expire i actor certain period of time this was not an agreement that stop them from having a nuclear weapon it was a an agreement which gave them a timetable for which they could develop a new killer grohmann and if you have a sunset provision in it when they get to the end of it they say look we've done everything we said we're going to do now we're gonna build a nuclear weapon in what can you say to that if indeed you've gone through the period but the other thing that i feel very strongly about i said on both the foreign relations committee any intelligence glee we met in closed session over and over and over again with the negotiators and we told them you have got to do something beyond just the nuclear programme to honor ought solo talk about some to deliver if that's all they'll talk about that you guys fold your books get away from there and tell them when they're ready to stop supporting terrorism were willing to talk again when they're ready to comply with the eu un resolutions than we're ready to talk again they would do it and so what happened that inc wasn't even dry on the agreement when iran was saying oh well we now can do whatever they wanted because this covers everything no it didn't know it didn't and that's one.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on WGTK

WGTK

01:42 min | 4 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on WGTK

"The the weekly standard it is reporting that sounds like the president is going to call her a small increase in the number of crew in afghanistan crept so several thousand and it looks like the the mcmaster kelley mattis rig of the administration as as one out again server of what was once to wing of this this administration so uh a hawk are really offended who knows what policy more generally but in afghanistan donald trump was very critical o of mcmaster with wanted a way out in afghanistan it looks like he's you're going to recommit troops to the effort it it i praise the differently it seems to me that the professionals are in charge and that uh trump the developer is back meaning i've got to build the building that sixty stories high i don't know how to engineer that but i hired the best engineer so he hired mattis and mcmaster and pom pale and coats in rogers and joe dunford he got he pushed him hard because mcmaster told me he pushed the mark told me that that's on the record but then they came deal consensus and i think he's adopted it and the vice president i think is on board with it and that will be very reassuring me i the idea that you would let amateur set wore policies silly that's right though i think if based from a reporting it it during the debate it was president trump that was the most sceptical that wasn't it it was just staff but president trump during the campaign a tweet it and and make comments during the debate about the question the need to have uh more troops to have continue the war in afghanistan yet you you changed as my but with their work let you mentioned very and at the faith in this white house were complice taking the more dovish listen off and during the.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on WGTK

WGTK

01:50 min | 4 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on WGTK

"On north korea chairman joe dunford chairman of joint chiefs has landed there we continue to get promising signs of china taking seriously president trump's warning mike pompeo very explicit on face them nation yesterday there is a middle eastern crisis promulgated primarily by iran and the iranian revolutionary guard corps that's like focus some of my msnbc show on saturday on it via this give it a listen tactical schalke as a research fellow at the hoover institution and co author of warriors and citizen with secretary of defense james mattis dr schalke knows defence policy like few people so when earlier this summer shock he was asked by politico to make a recommendation on one book to read this summer she recommended vanguard of the amazon religion politics and irans revolutionary guards by professor option ostravar an assistant professor the national security affairs at the naval postgraduate school it is indeed a remarkable read and professor of our joins me now professor welcome it's great to have you here thanks for i just devoured vanguard of the imam and i think it's amazing ebook i'm gonna put out there with the looming tower because it takes us in the irg see i'm going to call it the ir g c can you briefly describe for people the component parts of the irg see the besieged that could force just how it's organi is the ira juicing has a parable parallel military to iran's reagan the military has an air force has land landforce has a naval force it also has a very large popular militia known as the best seat popular militia which is an all volunteer force mostly nonprofessional in the sense that they're not paid there's a smaller professional component that's militarize and then as a special forces division called the colds force at the truce them force which is in charge.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:06 min | 4 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general joe dunford said yesterday that the pentagon will do nothing to change their status until the pentagon receives a formal directive earlier this week of course president trump tweeted that transgender troops will no longer be allowed to serve in the military in any capacity and peres pentagon correspondent tom bowman is here in the studio to make sense of a couple of very different messages we heard on this issue this week hate on the comoran so the message from the pentagon two transgender service members is basically as you were there troy nothing has changed a as you said general joe done for chairman of the joint chiefs said the current policy remains transgender people could continue to serve openly until the pentagon gets new guidance from the white house but we have no new guidance yet all we have is from tweet from the pros in who said transgender people will not be allowed or accepted into the military so the pentagon had no idea this is coming down the pike no they had no idea of a heard the term we were caught flatfooted by this people at morning meetings were looking each other's saying who the president consult with on those who was complete and utter can fusion because the white house had said we've been in conversations with the generals the president himself said i've been talked with a generals about this so unclear whether the generals didn't know who the other generals were racer telling us into this is clearly highly unusual that for a military policy issue the pentagon his segesser intially we don't know what's going on call the white house and when you look at pair social issues gays and lesbians be allowed to serve openly women in ground combat jobs that there was a debate about this there was coordination working raw theories loser process not just a tweet so some of the argument of the bulk of the argument the president's argument is that this is somehow expensive and onerous to have transgender people in the military and can be disruptive is there any evidence that demonstrates that no there really isn't any evidence and if you look at the number treasure to gender people in the.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:06 min | 4 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general joe dunford said yesterday that the pentagon will do nothing to change their status and tell the pentagon receives a formal direct give earlier this week of course president trump tweeted that transgender troops will no longer be allowed to serve in the military in any capacity and peres pentagon correspondent tom bowman is here in the studio to make sense of a couple of very different messages we heard on this issue this week hate him hey good morning so the message from the pentagon on transgender service members is basically as you were virtually nothing has changed a as you said general job done for chairman of the joint chiefs said the current policy remains transgender people could continue to serve openly until the pentagon gets new guidance from the white house but we have no new guidance yet all we have is from tweet from the resident who said transgender people will not be allowed or accepted into the military who so the pentagon had no idea this is coming down the pike had no idea of a heard the term we were caught flatfooted by this people had morning meetings were looking each other's saying who the president consult with on those who was complete and utter confusion because the white house had said we've been in conversations with the generals the president himself said i've been talking with the generals about this so unclear whether the generals did know who the other journals were demirel's the this is clearly highly unusual that for military policy issue the pentagon to saying essentially we don't know what's going on call the white house and when you look at pair social issues the gays and lesbians bulow discern openly women in ground combat jobs that there was a debate about loose there was coordination working rahiri through a process not just a tweet uh so some of the argument of the bulk of the argument it's the president's argument is that this is somehow expensive and onerous to have transgender people in the military and can be disruptive is there any evidence that demonstrates that no there really isn't any evidence and if you look at the number treasure to gender people in the.

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"joe dunford" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:31 min | 4 years ago

"joe dunford" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general joe dunford said yesterday that the pentagon will do nothing to change their status until the pentagon receives a formal directive earlier this week of course president trump tweeted that transgender troops will no longer be allowed to serve in the military in any capacity and peres pentagon correspondent tom bowman the is here in the studio to make sense of a couple of very different messages we heard on this issue this week hate him hey comoran so the message from the pentagon to transgender service members is basically as you work they'll try nothing has changed a as you said general job done for chairman of the joint chiefs said the current policy remains transgender people could continue to serve openly until the pentagon gets new guidance from the white house but we have no new guidance yet all we have is from tweet from the president who said transgender people will not be allowed or accepted into the military so the pentagon had no idea this is coming down the pike yoga had no idea of i heard the term we were caught flatfooted by this people had morning meetings were looking each other's saying who the president consult with on those who was complete in utter confusion because the white house had said we've been in conversations with the generals the president himself said i've been talked with a generals about this so unclear whether the general's didn't know who the other generals were generals into this is clearly highly unusual that for military policy issue the pentagon to seeing essentially we don't know what's going on call the white house.

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