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US leaders urge military to get vaccine shots
"The White House is focusing on military families in an outreach effort to get more people back city it against Kobe eight nineteen like the rest of the population only about fifty percent of military families are willing to get a corona virus vaccination so First Lady Jill Biden reached out to blue star families telling service members and spouses to wear masks social distance and get the shots when they're eligible isn't just a nice thing to do it's a matter of national security she was joined by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci asked about vaccinating pregnant women and young children children are vulnerable so you wait until you get pretty confident that you're dealing with a safe and effective vaccine about she says there are trials already testing vaccinating youngsters Jackie Quinn Washington
Biden Repeals Trump Ban On Transgender US Military Members
"President Joe Biden is repealing a trump era ban on transgender people serving in the U. S military. NPR's Scott Tetro has more from the White House. President Trump first announced a ban on transgender service members in July, 2017. The federal courts blocked it from taking effect for more than a year. Biden had long promised to immediately repeal the ban. Didn't signed an order overturning the ban during a Monday Oval Office meeting with his new Defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, as well as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley. Biden's order will immediately bars the military from discharging service members or barring them from reenlistment based on their gender identity. Also orders the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security to immediately take all other steps needed to make sure Trump's band is no longer in effect. The order is one of several executive actions that Biden is taking in his first week in office to undo Trump era
"joint chiefs" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"And then? In what way? Do you see them, addressing it with those that are currently in the ranks? I think very concerned is without question. You know, we've seen this word unprecedented is a word that we keep over using. But unfortunately is the one that James comes to mind and we've seen unprecedented. Things done by the senior leadership the military night now twice within a period of about six months. Don't forget it was back in early June. Where the president of States Society used National Guard Park Service police. Another's to clear Lafayette Park from demonstrators. Who are pretty much the best I could tell that group for peaceful Using pepper spray rubber bullets. Tear gas so he could walk across for a photo op holding a Bible upside down, okay? After that, in the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff staff was going to drag along in the entourage. Mr Trump lead across the park day after General Milley actually made a public statement and speech when you said I've made a mistake's. I should not have been there. And he actually wrote a memo to all two million active and guard reserve members of our military components, saying that he did the wrong thing. It was not consistent with Phil Military relations, United States and then of course, we had this unprecedented message sent out by all the service chief and the chairman after this attack on our nation's capital, reminding all the troops This is contrary to our oath, which is to the Constitution are values that service personnel in a democracy like our own and oh, by the way, it's against the law in my entire life, Robert, I can not remember any time. Better chairman. Fella need to send out a message like that. Um Jeff McCall's and joining US. A CBS News military analyst. National Security consultant founder CEO De six leadership retired as a U. S Army colonel. I want to get your thoughts about one more thing, and then I'll let you go on with your evening. There are reports that the National Guard at the capital has been given authorization to use lethal force. Um The idea of guardsmen, potentially firing upon people in the nation's capital is a real potential, which just brings it to another. Frightening level. It's one thing to have a presence and maybe some aspect of non lethal weapon in order to insure protection of spaces. But to then, at the same time realized, Oh, my goodness Word a point now to where we just authorized 25,000 soldiers to fire upon US citizens if necessary. You know, when you issue a soldier, a weapon for any military operation, whether in a combat zone or civil servants, you have to give him or her. We call rules of engagement. When can you use your weapon? When can you employ deadly force? As soon as you give him or her that weapon and arm them, they surely have the right of self defense. Five people died at our nation's capitol, including a capital policemen who died defending the nation's capital from these people, And only now are we learning how close we came, perhaps to these people actually getting their hands on the vice president, who they were talking about hanging There is clear reports now by the FBI that their intent was to kidnap a significant number of the members of the House and the Senate and assassinated number. Um, so that's how close things were. We may have really in many ways. Sad is this Is he five people die? Dad dodged an enormous bullet back on the sixth of January, so it seems that that's the tenor of the crowd. We got guys with automatic weapons. We've got guys of Molotov cocktails, pipe bombs, etcetera that we need to give our troops not only the weaponry but the instructions of how to employ it if they're threatened. You know this brings us back Robert to the only other time that's really occurred in the last couple of centuries, and that was in February of 18 61 when the same ceremony was being held to certify the electoral ballots for the election of Abraham Lincoln. Then chief of Staff of the Army Winfield Scott, who by the way was from the state of Virginia. Oh, by the way, ordered troops to ring the Capitol building in preparation for defending it. Soak the congressman Could in fact, conduct that particular account of electoral ballots. And we now have guardsmen and soldiers sleeping on the floor of the Capitol building a couple of my soul in a photograph act actually sleeping under a plaque to their fellow soldiers back in 18 61. Maybe there is one more before I let you go If your thoughts about having such a great focus on Washington, D C. Is that we may be leaving state capitals and maybe other major cities more vulnerable to protest and maybe violent attacks. Yeah, I'm I'm a little worried about that. In fact, if I was to say where I would argue the higher probabilities. Hopefully the probability is zero. But That the probability of a violent incident of state capital might be higher than the probability at our nation's Capitol. This because tremendous outpouring of security due to the ceremony surrounding the inauguration, and even though it'll be a much different inauguration, they'll still being consistent specific. A number of people involved. The second thing That really worries me. Besides that, Robert is actually not so much the crowd of thousands, but it's the It's the group of six or eight people who are part of all of these organizations. You are very, very well trained and very intent on doing something very bad during the period, which, apparently now the FBI is worried about violence. Occurring perhaps over this weekend or on the 20th. More much more along the lines of domestic terrorism attack more so than an assault similar to what we saw last week..
"joint chiefs" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Before this day is through. Donald Trump is expected to become the first president ever to be impeached twice around. Jones is following the proceedings in the House and has a live report Larry House members having their say Democrats and a few Republicans pushing for impeachment Queens, Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries did not come to Congress to impeach Donald Trump. The constitutional crimes by an out of control president inspired by his hatred. And the big lie that he told Cannot be ignored. The Republicans are looking to derail the effort on grounds of free speech and Aztec six Republican Louie Gohmert warns, setting a precedent for quickie impeachments. Now the messages If you have a whim, and you want it, just go after a president just go straight to the floor. No investigation. No Judiciary Committee go straight to the floor of the vote later this afternoon, just one week after a deadly mob overpowered Capitol police and ransacked the U. S Capitol if the house does indeed, impeach President Trump A Senate trial likely won't be held until after the inauguration of Joe Biden. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not agree to invoke emergency powers. And call senators into emergency session in time to hold an impeachment trial. Al Jones 10 10 wins news NAOC talks about the day Congress was on the run as Trump supporters overran the U. S. Capitol. She says she wasn't sure she'd make it out alive last Wednesday. Here's corresponded Aaron concerts key within the military and in Congress, there are now concerns about threats from within. I didn't even feel safer and other members of Congress York Democrat Alexandria, Cossio, Cortez said on Instagram. She refused to shelter with some of her Republican colleagues who I know and who I have felt. Would disclose my location and allow me to Who would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt. The Joint Chiefs issued a memo reminding service members their loyalty is to the constitution. New Jersey Congresswoman Mikey Cheryl says that the day before the assault, she witnessed some members of Congress leading people through the capital. And what she called a reconnaissance for the next day, she pledged to see that they are held accountable. Federal investigators are following up on thousands of leads as they try to track down those who took part in the insurrection. The FBI is open more than 160 case files so far. You say That's just the tip of the iceberg. A queen's van, who describes himself as a member of the proud boys, was arrested last night at a home in middle Village 40 year old Eduard Floria. Is facing our weapons possession charge. Law enforcement sources say he threatened to kill people in the past and made several online threats against liberal politicians and government agencies. In 2014. He was arrested when a cache of weapons was found in his home. He was also accused of choking his wife as she and her They're 19 month old daughter. Lay on her lap. On she. He was also charged with menacing most of both of them with a knife. Investigators do not believe he took part in last week siege. NMDA employees from Beacon New York, is expected in court this afternoon. Reports say. 31 year old Will Pepe was suspended by Metro north after he called out sick to attend last week's pro Trump Rally in Washington. It was among those entered entering the.
Joint Chiefs remind military of duty to defend Constitution
"Just put out a military wide memo condemning the capital Riot. Military's top generals are also confirming Joe Biden. Will become the nation's 46th, commander in chief on January 20th the joint chiefs right quote, we support and defend the Constitution and he acted disrupt the constitutional process is not only against our traditions, values and oath, it's against the law. In other news today, it
Trump will face a second impeachment
"President Trump is on the verge of facing yet another impeachment house Democrats are charging him with inciting an insurrection after the deadly riots. At the capital on Wednesday. CBS News correspondent not only brand on Capitol Hill with the latest House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says If President Trump does not resign, he could face a historic second impeachment in the wake of Wednesday's deadly riots of the U. S Capitol by his supporters were gonna walk down to the capital. In a letter to colleagues, Speaker Pelosi said She spoke with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley, to discuss the president's access to nuclear codes. Lucy spoke to Lesley Stahl of 60 minutes on Friday. The person's running executive branch is a deranged, unhinged, dangerous. President of the United States and Tony a number of days until we can be protected from him. The Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, passed along a memo to colleagues outlining how it would proceed with an
"joint chiefs" Discussed on KQED Radio
"We've heard it from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the secretary the army. I think there was a mean that it needed to be stated, So it's it's remarkable and that they felt the message needed to be communicated both to the public but to the but also to the current acting secretary. Paul briefly before we move on. You have covered conflict in the Middle East. You've covered wars. When you think back to the scenes here in Washington on Wednesday. Did you ever think you'd be reporting on something like that here? No, obviously not. I think the interesting thing about what happened. The only comparison I would draw is that I think in the same way Nancy and I covered the kind of uprisings in the Middle East. Often, the protesters went along to do things and suddenly found that they were able to do something they never thought they'd be able to do for one reason or another. That Security wasn't in place or or the security gave up with melted away, and there was a bit of sense of that. I think on this'll week that basically the protesters just didn't think they'd be able to do what they managed to do. And then when they found that they could, they just went for it, And I think that's the that's. The comparison is basically a lot of this basically comes down, frankly, to the lack of security, the security failures because you were always going to get people carrying out some angry protests. On that day. We knew it. They even had T shirts printed, saying they were going to do it. And so the inability to stop them doing what they don't waste that they were going to do is one of the fundamental errors of what happened this week. It's the Friday news round up and there's still a lot more for us to discuss. We're talking with Paul Dano Heart Washington bureau chief for the BBC. Nancy uses National security.
Pelosi tells House to move forward with impeachment if Trump does not resign
"Nancy Pelosi revealing she is trying to prevent quote an unhinged president from using the nuclear codes. Writing. This morning, I spoke to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities are accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike and quote Pelosi is also calling for the vice president to invoke the 25th amendment and remove the president from office. White House Deputy Press
"joint chiefs" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Has not shared what the Joint Chiefs chairman had to say about the nuclear codes issue. It is slow on the five by Griffith Park. This is a South bound side now and sing of a backup getting away from Colorado. And those that driver made slow is you travel ahead all the way to the 10 freeway. It opens up for just a bit through Boyle Heights. But then you're on the brakes ahead in east L. A approaching the 7 10 Freeway all the way to the 605. Check in with Mike O'Brien. KF eye in the sky. Sponsored by injury. Attorney Superwoman super lawyer dot com. He's checking out Hollywood stop outside of one on one. You're hitting the brakes, sir, just about Sunset Boulevard from their heavy down towards the four level with one Can it loosens up pretty nicely there? Not so good at in Highland to 10 eastbound at Highland Avenue. It looks like a problem there in the carpool of the left lane, very unusually tight. There it is bumper to bumper off with 2 15. Problems on the 10 now into the San Bernadino area. That's the 10 westbound approaching the 2 15 they believe just cleared out of lanes but still very heavy out of Redlands, leaving the 2 10. And there's a problem in Southern Orange County. They're fine South and it Alicia Parkway playing out of planes on that one, and it's very tough from the El Toro Y introduce an accident. Isn't superwoman super Lawyer Calm Mike O'Brien KF eye in the sky KF eye in the sky helps get you there faster. I mean to Martinez, Santa Anna's coming back. We'll tell you when next 1.875% with a 2.1 for a PR. Listen to that..
"joint chiefs" Discussed on WGN Radio
"On side of the Kennedy and inbound staring to see some delays now from North Avenue 34 from O'Hare, Eisenhower, 32 both ways between Mannheim in downtown Stevenson's Okay along with you, Ryan in bomb Bishop 4 to 57. An accident reported there also one downtown in Michigan and Illinois. And would L. A crash Irving Park in Addison and in blooming daily, Glen Ellen wrote an Army trail when you call plumbers, 911, you're guaranteed to have a plumbing professionals such as Ravinia Plumbing. Fix your Plumbing problem, Right the first time called plumbers 911 24 7 at 1833 Plum 911. Caravan developed between traffic Central President elect Joe Biden is rolling out his final Cabinet picks hosting an event in Delaware. Biden said his cabinet will be historically diverse and immensely talented. And it has more than a dozen history making appointments, including the first woman secretary of Treasury. First African American defense secretary, the first openly gay cabinet member and the first Native American Cabinet secretary. He called for his nominees to be quickly confirmed by the Senate during an ongoing period of national crisis, biting stress that the Corona virus continues to ravage the health care system and the economy. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is telling fellow Democrats that general Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has told her there are steps in place that would prevent President Trump from firing nuclear weapons. Texas congressman had head require a R, who sits on the Defense Appropriations Committee is among those in support of the precautions. The steps that were taken are extremely serious, but the actions that we seek from this president are not normal. Several House Democrats are planning to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump. Next week, Illinois legislators have gathered at the 40,000 Square foot Bank of Springfield Center for a lame duck session. News stations mark next well, is there, the House says. Reporters can't access the floor. We're gonna have a lone camera feed from up above to watch the proceedings. Speaker Madigan's office, citing unnamed health experts, said it would be unsafe even from this far apart from the lawmakers scattered out 6 to 8 to 10 FT apart. Wearing masks, they said that would be unsafe. Some Republicans suggested. Perhaps the speaker is uncomfortable with the idea of reporters approaching his members right before he's up for reelection. It's the final session for the 101st House with committee today and tomorrow. The full Senate is expected to be in town Sunday. State and local governments will be receiving their first infusion of federal money to support vaccination efforts against the coronavirus. The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services says $3 billion for vaccine efforts should go out to states by January. 19th along with $19 billion of additional aid for Corona virus, testing in contact, tracing Money comes from legislation passed at the end of last year. The number of coronavirus cases continue to slowly rise across Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 9277 new cases in 126 additional death on Thursday, Illinois past the one million mark when it comes to total number of coronavirus cases by adding 8747. Hospitalizations remained stable with over 3700 hospitalized with covert 19 of those 780 patients are in ICU and 422 on ventilators. Kim Gordon WGN NEWS. Wisconsin has surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. Two days after the state eclipse 5000 dead. Today there were 3474 new cases and 40 additional deaths. Statewide positivity rate is 29.8%, Indiana reported 6199 new cases. 69. Additional deaths positivity right there, 16.3%. WGN SPORTS Here's Kevin Powell. Baseball Remembering Tommy Lasorda today after the Hall of Fame manager died of a heart attack last night comes Chairman Tom Ricketts, releasing a statement that reads. In part, quote Tommy positively influenced countless players from all over the world and proudly represented the game of baseball across the country and abroad. Sort of lead the Dodgers to two worlds Syriza in the eighties. He was 93 row Kwan Smith, Jalen Johnson and Darnell Mooney. Listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Saints. Johnson was limited in practice. Smith and Mooney did not participate. Meanwhile, Smith and teammate Khalil Mack named to the NFL second team all Pro roster and the Bulls visit the Lakers tonight. I'm Kevin Powell,.
Pelosi seeks to curb Trump's nuclear power, plans to impeach
"As president trump's days in office dwindle Congress's top Democrats looking to curb some of his military powers house speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's talked with the nation's top military officer about preventing what she called an unhinged president from ordering military action in his final days including a possible nuclear strike she told colleagues joint chiefs chairman mark Camilli a shorter steps already in place as pelo C. and house Democrats consider launching impeachment proceedings as soon as next week the president says he will not attend to Joe Biden's inauguration he'd be the first incumbent to skip his successor swearing in since eighteen sixty nine Sager mag ani Washington
Pelosi asks about preventing Trump military acts
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi is worried about what president trump might do in his final oval office days pelo see said yesterday the president should be a media we removed and not allowed to make any decisions a very dangerous person in a statement to colleagues today pelo see says she's talked with the nation's top military officer asking joint chiefs chairman mark Milley about precautions to keep in her words in unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing nuclear launch codes and ordering a strike meantime pelo see was meeting with house Democrats to consider impeachment proceedings Sager mag ani Washington
Trump Contradicts Pompeo Over Russia’s Role in Hack
"Administration, making a plus to shake things up at the Pentagon. This is President Trump downplaying the massive cyber attack on U. S. Federal government agencies. CNN reporting the organization's charged with cyber security, the U. S Cyber Command and the National Security Agency would be split up under the Trump plan, led by two different people. Currently, it's Led by one the same four star military officers in charge of both. It would require the approval of the chairman of Joint Chiefs of staff and now more on President Trump's response to that hack, which goes directly against what his own people are saying on Twitter. President Trump downplayed the hacks severity and said China, not Russia may be responsible. But Friday, his secretary of state Mike Pompeo, blamed Moscow saying it was quote Pretty clear Russia was behind it, a National Security Council spokesperson said. They are focused on circumstances surrounding the hack and limiting the damages, of course, wanted
Government Systems Hacked By International Threat
"S cyber experts scramble to assess the scope of the hack of a decade by kimberly dosier. Us government cyber experts are working furiously. Insecure offices around the globe sifting through computer traffic to figure out which federal systems have been penetrated in the sweeping cyber-spying attack. The fbi warned this week is significant and ongoing suspected russian. Hackers have broken into sensitive. Us government computer networks from the pentagon to the department of energy as well as top us private businesses rummaging around in them and likely reading emails and gathering data the department of homeland security cyber security and infrastructure security agency called the attack which started in march or possibly earlier a grave risk to the us government experts from both the government and top us private firms compromised in the attack are taking whole sections of their computer networks off line or quarantining them for a deeper forensic dive to figure out what was copied or taken. And if the hackers left any malware code behind the hackers exploited a little known but widely used software. Program called a ryan made by a cyber company called solar winds whose client list includes the office of the us. President the pentagon nasa nsa all five branches of the us military and most of the fortune five hundred companies including the top ten u s communications companies the austin texas based company removed. Its client list from its website. After reporting the hack may have affected some eighteen thousand customers. The company says it has been quote advised that the nature of this attack indicates that it may have been conducted by an outside nation state and is urging clients to update their systems to remove the threat. The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment ceasar referred to the attackers has quote a patient. Well resourced and focused adversary adding that. The orion software vulnerability wasn't the only way it attacked but declining to share further details since it was first reported by reuters on sunday the known extent of the hack has grown wider each day so far government agencies including the departments of commerce and energy are among those confirmed to be infected though energy. Spokesperson said the hack only compromised business networks and didn't reach the national nuclear security administration on thursday microsoft reported that it's found the malware uploaded to some of it systems. You've got to assume that they're still in right now. And they're going to stay in says cyber experts suzanne spaulding who led the homeland security office. That is now ceases during the obama administration so you pretty quickly have to start looking at what they could have gotten access to president. Donald trump has so far been silent on what appears to be one of the worst cyber attacks on the united states in decades. The white house has offered little public comment beyond confirming via twitter that an investigation is underway. A senior administration official speaking anonymously to describe the ongoing investigation told time that the list of compromised. Us government agencies will likely include the pentagon as well as other agencies that use the software. The official also confirmed time that the attackers are believed to be russian state. Operatives reported by the washington post to be the infamous hacking collective known as abt twenty nine or cozy bear russia's ambassador to washington anatoly. I- antonoff denounced. Those reports is quote unfounded attempts of the us media to blame russia for hacking attacks on the us government bodies in remarks this week where georgetown university virtual forum the diplomat. Who complained that. He can't get a meeting with top government officials or lawmakers to discuss a host of accusations against moscow offered to arrange a meeting between russian intelligence. Fbi and cia officials to get to the bottom of it. The orion software is used to monitor and manage computer systems the kind of program and in house. It tech might use to remotely fix an employee's computer when it has a meltdown. The hacker is essentially piggybacked on the orion program software updates so when users updated their systems. They unwittingly uploaded. Malware that gave the hackers. A back. Door explains dmitri alperovitch former co founder and cto of cybersecurity firm crowd strike. His former cybersecurity company was hired by the democratic national committee. When it's emails were hacked in two thousand sixteen which the fbi later attributed to russia when the update came down it basically was a master key for the russians to get access to every single one of these systems. Alperovitch says calling it a heck of a decade and one of the most significant cyber espionage operations in history though it apparently did not penetrate classified systems he says citing conversations with industry insiders. The fbi is leading an investigation to track the hackers while cease which became a household name this year after disputing trump's allegations of election fraud resulting in trump's firing. Its director is sending out new warnings on what they've found and how government and private companies should respond to fix it. The spying attack was first discovered by cybersecurity. Firm fire which reported being hacked by a quote highly sophisticated threat actor that it says inserted malware onto its own network via the solar winds ryan software and then stole some of the cybersecurity companies own quote unquote ethical. Hacking tools. used to probe fire eye. clients networks for vulnerabilities aaron hughes former. Us deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy says the sophistication of targeting contractor in the government supply chain to get to its clients immediately points to an actor like russia or china impersonating users and using inherently trusted mechanisms to conduct what appear to be trusted communication. That's not an insignificant task says hughes. Who's now a cyber expert with the center for strategic and international studies cis. Is the level of effort in stealth. That goes into instituting. That sort of computer to computer communication requires the skill set and breath of a nation state. He said there's a ranking in terms of urgency that governs what cyber-attacks combing their networks for i they make sure. The enemy hasn't accessed critical. Us weapons systems like the launch codes for nuclear bombs. Then they look at things like control of electricity or water supplies triaging a malthusian. Hierarchy of threats says spalding. Who's a senior homeland. Security adviser with csis. After you figure out what the adversary access you play out the worst case scenario of what they might do with what they were able to reach she adds and the game is still on hackers off in store things. They want a copy within the system. They've targeted so they can download it in a way. That won't arouse copying the data a few kilobytes at a time. So there may be packets of information that they've marked to move that are still untouched. And the race is on to cut the hackers off and then rebuild. It can't just go in and kind of surgically remove the adversary spalding. Explains you have to rebuild a completely new infrastructure that isn't connected to the old infrastructure though. The operatives were still active while americans were voting in the presidential election. This fall spalding. Doesn't think the suspected russian hackers were able to effect twenty twenty voting because of quote such overwhelming use of paper ballots and the ability to audit. I think it would have been detected. She said russian government. Hackers have penetrated sensitive systems before they did in two thousand sixteen. When russian military intelligence officers were indicted for crimes including hacking the computers of the democratic national committee primarily through phishing emails. Russian hackers were also blamed for a two thousand fifteen fishing attack that seized control of the pentagon joint staff's unclassified email systems retired chairman of the joint chiefs general martin dempsey told. Cbs news that within an hour of accessing the system. The hacker seized dempsey's computer credentials as well as hundreds of other senior officers and the only way to stop. It was to take the system down cyber expert hughes who was serving as the pentagon seibert defense deputy assistant secretary at the time recalls that his team had to quote isolate and shut down. Parts of the unclassified network to identify and then eradicate the threat actor. Ironically it was the failure to update software that enabled what still seen as the worst cyber attack on the us government. When chinese hackers stole the personnel files of four point two million government employees as reported by the us office of personnel management in two thousand fifteen including the real names of intelligence officers serving in covert positions around the world responding to news the hack the incoming biden administration released a statement thursday vowing to make dealing with quote what appears to be a massive cybersecurity breach affecting potentially thousands of victims a top priority. From the moment we take office alperovitch. Who's now the chairman of the silverado. Policy accelerator a washington dc based cyber think tank warned against us officials or lawmakers reacting to what he calls run of the mill spying as opposed to enact of war. This is a case where we should say good for them. Shame on us for letting them he says we need to use this as a wake-up call to reorganize our government to better deal with this massive intelligence failure and massive failure
US troops drawdown from Afghanistan
"Donald trump has done more for peace than the nobel peace prize winner who dropped an s ton of bombs in his time as president. Barack obama did so has trump has dropped a lot of bombs to. There's no doubt about it but not any new places and he's removing troops from afghanistan. According to fox news the draw down is under way after almost twenty years bases are being closed and troops are heading home. General mark milley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff suggested that just two large bases and several satellite ones will remain for the twenty five hundred soldiers. Who stay so. They're still going to be a couple thousand troops on the ground there but on the ground. The situation is getting worse. The taliban is launching more attacks and taking more ground and thousands have fled their homes for those people. A peace deal seems a long way off and many are losing faith that it will succeed. The rise in violence is thought to be a tactic by the taliban to gain leverage in negotiations secretary of state. Mike pompeo said that it puts the peace deal at risk adding quote. I made clear to them that the violence levels can't continue all these negotiations go on won't work and so we've asked all of them stand back and indeed stand-down unquote. The afghan army has been trained at the same thing. That trump said to the proud right standby and stand down. I think or stand-down standby say. The afghan army has been trained by the us to fight in its place and conduct ground missions and ninety six percent of air missions themselves. But it's not thought that it can stand up to the taliban alone even after the draw down the. Us will continue air support funding and training all in accordance with the deal they made with the taliban and about sixty five hundred other. Nato troops remain but for america. This country's longest war is winding down
For Air Force Leader, Making Video On Racism He's Faced Was 'The Right Thing To Do'
"General Lloyd Austin is confirmed as the next secretary of defense, He'll be the first African American to hold that position. His nomination comes as the U. S military, like much of the rest of the country is grappling with issues of race after the killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed. Which brings us to another general Charles Que Brown. Over the summer, he became the first African American to lead a branch of the U. S military. He is the chief of staff for the Air Force. As his confirmation hung in the balance. General Brown chose to speak out about George Floyd's death, even if it cost him his promotion. Here's an excerpt from that video message released in July when he was still Pacific Air Force's commander. Think about how awful I am with emotion, not just for George Floyd. But the many African Americans that have suffered the same fate as George Boyd. I'm thinking about protests in my country. Tis of thee sweet Land of liberty. Equality expressing Arctic exploration of independence and the Constitution that I've sworn my adult life to support the fan. Thinking about a history of racial issues in my own experiences that didn't always sing of liberty and equality. I asked General Brown why he needed to deliver that message. I talked to one of our sons. Who was he went to Washington Mercy in ST Louis s O. His freshman year was Ferguson. And so he experienced that. And then he lives here in Washington, D. C and he He called us and he was. He was kind of struggling. With Things were going on. And so, um He asked me in the conversation. Hey, Hey, Dad. What is specific Air force is going to say, and as a commander, Pacific Air forces That was kind of code to me of Dad. What are you going to say? So on Tuesday, when I confirmation didn't come through. I was committed, then that discordant and do the video. And so was my own personal experiences, but, you know, thinking about her two sons. And their experiences and so that actually was what got me to do it. Did you tell your superiors Uh, no. I felt like, you know. I got to a point where because of talking to my son. I thought it was the right thing to do. You are now the highest ranking African American in the U. S. Military. How do you use that position to make it So the younger version of yourself isn't the only one in the room. How do you Increase opportunities for air men and women of color. Rachel. I think it's about being a role model. It's about how I carry myself on a day to day basis so that those that They're more dinner to make can can look up and see somebody they want to aspire to be, like, ideally, so what actions will be necessary? I mean, it's one thing to be unexamined well to be a role model, and that's important. But what changes what policy changes do you think need to be made? I mean, is I understand that there was an inspector general report. Looking into how racism could affect promotions in the Air Force, and hundreds of thousands of our men and women were also surveyed about diversity issues. What actions do those results point to The data actually shows that you know there are areas where based on What career feels ERM and go into made either help or hurt their opportunity to rise to more senior ranks. And so it's how we pay attention to recruiting in placing Eman of diverse backgrounds and specific career feels It's also looking at someone requires. We have a career Phyllis to understand. Do they have some type of barrier that we have not paid attention to? Because that's the way it's always been. The other thing we were also looking to do is how do we work in closely managed those of a diverse background and what I mean by that is just really take a look at the opportunities to prepare them for those positions to consider them. For positions and not make it just the situation. We hope it all works out, but it takes purposeful leadership in engagement to ensure that we are actually bringing the best. For all over me. There are more than 12,000 active duty pilots in the Air Force, according to data compiled by McClatchy News Service on Lee. About a dozen of them are black women. Do you see that as a problem? Do you only aspire to what you've been exposed to? You know, sometimes we might self eliminate just because we don't think we're qualified. So one of the areas that we have an air force is looking at is how do we provide more exposure? To young African Americans. Women really across the board. That? Yes, you could do this. And here's what it takes to get there I often say is We all need to ask what we wanna be able to. The worst air force can do is tell, you know, but if you don't ask, we can't say yes. So we want to put those that want to be part of our air force in a position where we can say yes. Let me ask you about this current moment in our political history in this country, the transition between one administration and another is actually critical to the national security. Are you convinced that the current civilian leadership at the Pentagon is committed to a smooth and responsible transfer of power? I think we're all working to a smooth transition of power. Both civilian and military and the Our job is to maintain our national security. And no matter who which administration our community chief we have, and that's that's my job as a service chief is a joint chief, and our goal is to make sure that we don't have a Any type of security incident in a peaceful transition of power like we've found throughout our history. You have any concerns that there would be? I mean, is it going to plan right now? The transition from your perspective. E think are now securities and is in is Not being threat right now, but realize that also that We're always we don't we have one side of the boat and the other side of the voters are our adversaries, and that's something as a as a service season, 25 play close attention to what the other joint chiefs to ensure that We have a good sense of what's going on around the world as well. Let me ask about the man who could become The next secretary of defense, retired army General Lloyd Austin. I assume you've You've come across one another once or twice. What's he like? Is the leader. He's a strong leader. I think he's decisive. I I enjoyed working for him and he listens. Which I think is an important aspect as a leader, and he's willing to take input from those around him. If confirmed, General Austin will join you in making history this year by becoming the first African American to lead the Department of Defense. What will it mean to you and your serviceman to see him sworn into that job? I think for any one of a diverse black man. When you see someone who rises to a key position, you take a bit of pride in it. You appreciate it, and it also opens an opportunity that where you now think about your own career path, there's opportunities of the head. Chief of staff of the Air Force. General Charles Que Brown, Jr. Thank you
Democratic anger rises over Trump obstacles to Biden transition
"With sixty four days left his presidency. Donald trump's refusal to coordinate with the incoming biden administration is taking on new and serious national security implications tonight. Nbc news confirming the president alarming zone advisers has sought out military strike options against iran. Even he instructs the pentagon to start bringing troops home from iraq and afghanistan while president elect biden who could face the consequences of the decisions remain out of critical intelligence andrea. Mitchell has late details. President trump only weeks before he leaves office pushing for dramatic actions in iran iraq and afghanistan that could hamstring his successor's foreign policy before even letting the president-elect have intelligence briefings tonight nbc news confirming the president asked his national security cabinet about striking iran after un inspectors reported. Tehran was again stockpiling uranium. That could be used for nuclear weapons. According to two senior officials as first reported by the new york times but with iran's vast military power vice president pence joint chiefs chairman. Millie and even secretary of state pompeo and iran hard liner warning. It could quickly escalate into a wider war in his final days in office experts. Also alarmed where could they hit back. At american military forces in iraq at american naval and air assets in the in the gulf they try to kidnap or kill american citizens anywhere in the world. They've done that in the past military experts calling the president's suggestion reckless during a transition. It's highly irresponsible. For a sitting president in the waning days of an administration to take such dramatic steps and actions and the president also taking potentially irreversible steps by pushing the pentagon to withdraw thousands of troops from afghanistan after the fence secretary. Mark espera last week for objecting. The acting defense secretary announcing a rapid troop drawdown from both iraq and afghanistan by january fifteenth. Twenty twenty one our forces there size and afghantistan will be two thousand. Five hundred troops are four size in iraq will also be two thousand five hundred already tonight in baghdad iranian backed militias fired rockets near the green zone killing a child and wounded five civilians. The president's refusal to consulted successor on national security is unprecedented in modern times. Alarming experts at home and allies abroad.
Trump Is Said to Be Preparing to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan, Iraq
"To cut the number of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. A U. S official has confirmed this to NPR, and this news comes after a shakeup in leadership at the Pentagon. NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman, is here with more. Hey, Tom. Hey, Mary Louise. So what kind of cut to re talking What we know I'm told by U. S official. There's been a verbal order from the White House to cut the number of troops in Afghanistan from about 4500 to 2500 by January, the cut in Iraq Drop the level from about 3000 troops to 2500 of formal order is expected this weekend could come as early as tomorrow. Now. This White House move comes as military leaders, including Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley, preferred to keep the level it about 4500 in Afghanistan going into the spring to put pressure on the Taliban to stop attacks in urban areas, break with Al Qaeda and continue peace talks. Goes from one of the conditions Mary Louise agreed to by the U. S and the Taliban in their peace agreement back in February. If your Shell said it's not a good time for the cuts, and military leaders agree with that, since those talks have floundered And there are increased attacks by the Taliban, a 50% increase over the last quarter.
Military wary that shakeup could upend its apolitical nature
"America's top military officer is sending an unmistakable message amid turmoil at the Pentagon where president trump this week fire defense secretary mark esper and installed three loyalists to top jobs joint chiefs chairman mark Emily says the U. S. military is unique we do not take an oath to an individual but rather to the constitution the moral north star for all of us in uniform the president's Pentagon shake up has raised fears about what may come next and in the most extreme scenario whether he may try to win list military help to stay in power Millie said yesterday the military exists not to be a political pawn but to serve the constitution and democracy itself protect and defend that document regardless of personal price soccer make ani Washington
Trump aide admits 'we're not going to control pandemic' as Pence staff test positive
"In the news about Vice President Pence as chief of staff contracting covert possibly others on the staff as well. I. Think what's extraordinary about this is the vice president's office says he will maintain his schedule in accordance with essential personnel we're talking about campaigning here he's going campaigning tonight not his duties as vice president, the Joint Chiefs of. Staff Quarantine. Exposed to corona viruses the White House, still just not get it well, I think they will you the whole getting of covert to begin with, and the not wearing of masks has been a problem and I've talked about that over the last couple of weeks, and so I think everybody's got to put the health of the people are going to be in touch with
Head of White House security office tests positive for coronavirus
"This morning. We've learned 34. White House staffers and other contacts have tested positive include the Marine Corps number two general and a Coast Guard admiral who both attended the Joint Chiefs of Staff meeting last week. We also learned the head of the White House Security office is very ill and has been hospitalized with the Corona virus in
Marine Corps assistant commandant tests positive for coronavirus
"Of the Marine Corps, the latest to test positive for Corona virus, days after he and members of the joint chiefs were in a Pentagon meeting with a Coast Guard leader who was infected with the virus of the Marine Corps says a general Gary Thomas, tested positive for covert 19 attended a meeting of the Joint Chiefs Friday. U. S officials say none of the other top military leaders in the meeting, including General Mark Milley, Chair of the Joint Chiefs have so far tested positive. Still, His positive test, of course, raises worrying questions about the health of the others at the meeting, including the Chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force Space Force and a national guard. Now talk about our
Top official in Marine Corps tests positive for COVID-19
"Of the United States Marine Corps has tested positive for the Corona virus. General Gary Thomas's test results come just days after he and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were in a Pentagon meeting with a Coast Guard leader who was infected with the virus. US officials say. Other top military leaders who attended that meeting, including chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Millie, have so far tested negative. U. S
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"Almost all of the joint Chiefs, the nation's top military officials are quarantining at home after a senior coast guard officer tested positive for cocaine 19 now overall, the U. S military has fared pretty well during the pandemic. This is theme. Oh CED, Serious Corona virus scare to date for the senior ranks of the military. And with more I want to bring in NPR's Greg. Mireille. Hey, Greg. Hi, Mary Louise. So, who is it? Who has tested positive? What do we know? It is the number two officer in the Coast Guard Admiral Charles Ray. He's tested positive and he has some mild symptoms, according to the Pentagon. Now we don't know for sure where he got it. But we do know he was at the White House at an event on September 27th. And that was just one day after Amy Cockney. Barrett was introduced as the nominee for the Supreme Court, an event that's been linked to many cases. Now Ray himself is not a member of the joint Chiefs. But he was a Pentagon meetings last week with others who are and so those folks have been exposed. And do we know who all is quarantining. This goes all the way up to the chairman General Mark Millie. That's right, So it appears six of the seven members on the joint chiefs are quarantining, including Mili Also Paul Naka Sony, the head of the National Security Agency. Now they've all been tested, and they're no additional positive cases. At this time, the military says. They're doing this out of an abundance of caution, and there's no change in military readiness. Still, the symbolism here is very powerful. We have a president, the commander in chief who has Cove it and now we have several of the top military officers in quarantine. That Greg is, you know, Well, the military plans for everything. Contingency plans abound. Had they planned for this? Will they in the General sense? Yes, of course. The members of the Joint Chiefs have homes on military bases in the Washington area, most of them quite near the Pentagon. And so their homes do have some meat, secure communications and they can easily stay in touch. And, more broadly, all the national security leasers leaders have setups like this at home, even if they are civilians. And just on Sunday, For example, there were several senior national security officials who gave President Trump a briefing when he was still at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Now it it quickly gets complicated, though, as you move down the chain because many in the military or national security or intelligence can't really do much work from home because they can't take any classified material out of the office, All right? But I mean, it strikes me that what we said about the basically the military. Other parts of the national security apparatus have stayed pretty healthy through this pandemic. It is amazing, considering how tight the quarters Khun B on aircraft carriers and submarines and on bases. Yeah, that's absolutely true. The military, of course, has hundreds and hundreds of bases worldwide and after the initial outbreak in China as it spread through Asia, the military had to act very quickly and their response in South Korea and Japan, where the US has many thousands of troops, stations were seen as very good models. Now the military has reported eight deaths worldwide since the pandemic began. This is out of a force. It's well over a million strong. The one exception, of course, was that big outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt that aircraft carrier where they had more than 1200 cases. But the general message they're trying to send is business as usual. National security officials otherwise going.
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"Almost all of the joint Chiefs, the nation's top military officials are quarantining at home after a senior Coast Guard officer tested positive for cocaine 19. Overall, the US military has fared pretty well during the pandemic. This is theme. Oh CED, Serious Corona virus scare to date for the senior ranks of the military. And with more I want to bring in NPR's Greg. Mireille. Hey, Greg. Hi, Mary Louise. So, who is it? Who has tested positive? What do we know? It is the number two officer in the Coast Guard Admiral Charles Ray. He's tested positive and he has some mild symptoms, according to the Pentagon. Now we don't know for sure where he got it. But we do know he was at the White House at an event on September 27th. And that was just one day after Amy Cockney. Barrett was introduced as the nominee for the Supreme Court, an event that's been linked to many cases. Now Ray himself is not a member of the joint Chiefs. But he was a Pentagon meetings last week with others who are and so those folks have been exposed. And do we know who all is quarantining. This goes all the way up to the chairman General Mark Millie. That's right, So it appears six of the seven members on the joint Chiefs are quarantining, including Mili, Also Paul Naka Sony, the head of the National Security Agency. Now they've all been tested, and they're no additional positive cases. At this time, the military says. They're doing this out of an abundance of caution, and there's no change in military readiness. Still, the symbolism here is very powerful. We have a president, the commander in chief who has Cove it And now we have several of the top military officers in quarantine. Greg, you know well, the military plans for everything. Contingency plans abound Had they planned for this? Will the general sense? Yes, of course. The members of the Joint Chiefs have homes on military bases in the Washington area, most of them quite near the Pentagon. And so their homes do have some meat, secure communications and they can easily stay in touch. And, more broadly, all the national security leasers leaders have setups like this at home, even if they are civilians. And just on Sunday, For example, there were several senior national security officials who gave President Trump a briefing when he was still at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Now it it quickly gets complicated, though, as you move down the chain because many in the military or national Security or intelligence can't really do much work from home because they can't take any classified material out of the office. All right. I mean, it strikes me that what we said about the basically the military. Other parts of the national security apparatus have stayed pretty healthy through this pandemic. It is amazing, considering how tight the quarters Khun B on on aircraft carriers and submarines and on bases. Yeah, that's absolutely true. Military, of course, has hundreds and hundreds of bases worldwide and after the initial outbreak in China as it spread through Asia, the military had to act very quickly and their response in South Korea and Japan, where the US has many thousands of troops, stations were seen as very good models. Now the military has reported eight deaths worldwide since the pandemic began. This is out of a force. It's well over a million strong. The one exception, of course, was that big outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt that aircraft carrier where they had more than 1200 cases. But the general message they're trying to send is business as usual. National security officials otherwise going about their regular.
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"Almost all of the joint Chiefs, the nation's top military officials are quarantining at home after a senior coast guard officer tested positive for cocaine 19 now overall, the U. S military has fared pretty well during the pandemic. This is theme. Oh CED, Serious Corona virus scare to date for the senior ranks of the military. And with more I want to bring in NPR's Greg. Mireille. Hey, Greg. Hi, Mary Louise. So, who is it? Who has tested positive? What do we know? It is the number two officer in the Coast Guard Admiral Charles Ray. He's tested positive and he has some mild symptoms, according to the Pentagon. Now we don't know for sure where he got it. But we do know he was at the White House at an event on September 27th. And that was just one day after Amy Cockney. Barrett was introduced as the nominee for the Supreme Court, an event that's been linked to many cases. Now Ray himself is not a member of the joint Chiefs. But he was a Pentagon meetings last week with others who are and so those folks have been exposed. And do we know who all is quarantining. This goes all the way up to the chairman General Mark Milley. That's right. So it appears six of the seven members on the joint chiefs are quarantining, including Mili, Also Paul Naka Sony, the head of the National Security Agency. Now they've all been tested, and they're no additional positive cases at this time. The military says they're doing this out of an abundance of caution, and there's no change in military readiness. Still, the symbolism here is very powerful. We have a president, the commander in chief who has Cove it And now we have several of the top military officers in quarantine. Greg is, you know? Well, the military plans for everything. Contingency plans abound. Had they planned for this? Will they in the General sense? Yes, of course. The members of the Joint Chiefs have homes on military bases in the Washington area, most of them quite near the Pentagon. And so their homes do have some meat, secure communications and they can easily stay in touch. And, more broadly, all the national security leasers leaders have setups like this at home, even if they are civilians. And just on Sunday, For example, there were several senior national security officials who gave President Trump a briefing when he was still at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Now it it quickly gets complicated, though, as you move down the chain because many in the military or national Security or intelligence can't really do much work from home because they can't take any classified material out of the office. All right. I mean, it strikes me that what we said about the basically the military. Other parts of the national security apparatus have stayed pretty healthy through this pandemic. It is amazing, considering how tight the quarters Khun B on on aircraft carriers and submarines and on bases. Yeah, that's absolutely true. The military, of course, has hundreds and hundreds of bases worldwide and after the initial outbreak in China as it spread through Asia, the military had to act very quickly and their response in South Korea and Japan, where the US has many thousands of troops, stations were seen as very good models. Now the military has reported eight deaths worldwide since the pandemic began. This is out of a force. It's well over a million strong. The one exception, of course, was that big outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt that aircraft carrier where they had more than 1200 cases. But the general message they're trying to send is business as usual. National security officials otherwise going about their regular business already. Thank you, Greg. My pleasure. NPR's Greg Yes, they do. And there's more all things considered just ahead on WN my C After news headlines President Trump's right outside the hospital on Sunday put his Secret service agents at risk, like most of America was just shock thinking why It's unnecessary move. It's preventable. Just ahead Mohr on how Trump has become a danger to those who protect him. Tonight. It should stay mostly clear. We'll have alot of about 59 tonight Showers possible tomorrow It's going to be windy tomorrow to Gus up to 47 Miles an hour. It's 4 30 at W. N. Y C. We rely on listener support. But what exactly does that mean? Hyah! Maron vehicle, Paul, and I'm a reporter at sea. To me. Listener Support is the fundamental partnership that's at the heart of pretty much everything.
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"The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff has publicly expressing regret being part of president trump's recent photo off but Constantini reports defense secretary mark esper who did stand with the president during a photo op that included Mr trump holding up a Bible has also expressed misgivings about the optics of the moment joint chiefs chairman general mark Milley was in battle fatigues that evening but did not stand in front of St John's church still he tells graduates of the national defense university he should not have participated in the walk over at all wait where the cloth of our nation come from the people of our nation and we must hold dear the principle of an apolitical military Millie making clear he believes the walkover was designed to show the president has telephone protesters while reaching out to his evangelical base Costantini Washington a board that from the Republican National Committee that president trump will accept the Republican nomination this year in Jacksonville Florida GOP convention was supposed to be in North Carolina close protesters topple the statues of Confederate leaders across the U. S. Republican led committee approved an amendment Thursday to rename military bases named after some of those leaders among men to the national defense authorization act would give the Pentagon three years to remove the Confederate names the vote comes even as president trump threatened to veto the entire bill over the issue house speaker Nancy Pelosi says the president should listen to the American people the American people know these names have to go these names are white supremacists that said terrible things about our country a separate effort being discussed in Congress focuses on removing statues of Confederate leaders that are placed throughout the U. S. capitol complex and young Washington president trump facing criticism for his decision to hold a campaign rally next week on Juneteenth a holiday marking the end of slavery and also the rally also held in Tulsa.
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"Now lying down in the intersection Alexander lost yet again Santa Monica the other thing that happened after that of course that's not going to last long because it's already ninety degrees and that paves that's warm hot that's a good point I didn't think about that the photo op that took place at the church nearby and there were several people with the president at the time including his chief of staff including the joint chiefs of staff in the sorry the chair of the joint chiefs of staff and that does the secretary of defense was out there as well mark asper was asked about that whole thing the the whole walk to the church and and the pictures that were taken I did know that we're going to the church I was not aware of a photo op is happening course the present drags a large press pool along with him look I do everything I can to try to stay apolitical into structure and stay out of situations that may appear political and sometimes I'm successful doing that and and sometimes I'm not a successful the listen I don't I don't care what mark asper says he has his opinion about how things went down and I know that that's going to piss off the president it's clear that's not what he wants to hear from his secretary of defense Haley Taylor Kaylee Kaylee says that the president still has confidence in him good well listen that's all right all right we've heard that before that meet that may mean its days are numbered but listening the president has to understand he's going to do things and say things are gonna piss people off and if if you've picked mark asper to be your secretary of defense you've done it for a reason so don't let something like this get in the way of him doing his job also on the docket today for Kaylee it was the president's health she told the White House for their the president remains healthy the physician subsequently released a written report on a medical exam saying that there's been no interval change the president's medical history listed as six three two hundred forty four pounds.
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"Hi Everyone. I'm poppy harlow out with a new boss files episode fashion designer. Eileen Fisher she he sees her brand as a platform and her employees are encouraging her to stand up on social issues including climate chain. She's a leading voice on environmental sustainability sustainability in the fashion industry. Also her take on profit sharing she own sixty percent of her company and her employee owned the rest plus her advice ace for all of us as parents out there what she wishes she done differently as a mother. And how I lean Fisher uses meditation the guide after work and her life here at all on Boston's subscribed today Newton type two rockets landing inside the Green Zone in Baghdad home of the US embassy in Iraq. The attacks coming is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs says militias with ties to Iran will continue to attack. Doc Americans. Clarice award is out front in Erbil Iraq which is one of the One of the bases are that were hit by Iranian ballistic missiles yesterday. Of course the president so trump today said quote Iran appears to be standing down the chairman of the joint chiefs tonight. Says I think it's too early to tell his quote. What are you hearing tonight? Clarisa about whether whether the United States Embassy in rock was targeted. Tonight well I think precisely because of what we know that two rockets hit hit the Green Zone Neither caused any casualties. They were to show rockets of course. The Green Zone is the heavily fortified area of Baghdad. That is home into the US embassy and this will have a lot of people on high alert high alert a lot of people very concerned that this was potentially targeting US either. Hi there embassy. Workers civilians who are affiliated with the US mission in Iraq. In some way at this stage. Erin we simply don't know exactly what prompted this attack Equa. Who was responsible for it so far? Nobody has actually claimed responsibility. And it is important to emphasize for our viewers that these types of rocket attacks on the Green Green Zone are not uncommon but certainly given the events that have transpired in the last twenty four hours and the sort of real shift in the dynamic that we're seeing here in Iraq rock with this surge of anti US sentiment. This will be of grave concern to a lot of people who believed that. While the official Iranian response may be over ver- it might be more difficult for some of these Shia militias that Bear allegiance to Iran. Who are big fans of Customs? Sulejmani to rain in the passions ends up some of their supporters and stopped these sorts of attacks from happening. Aaron Clarisa word. Thank you very much. I'll front from Erbil tonight and now retired Air Force colonel. Cedric Leighton joins us. Along with former BBC State Department correspondent Kim Goddess. She's also the author of a new book called black wave about the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran. And David Gergen who advised advised four presidents including presidents Nixon and Clinton correlate. Let me start with you. A general milley the chairman of the Joint Chiefs saying Ron did intend to kill American troops if that it really was the intent if he is correct he's a four star general. Does that alone change things now. Will it could air. And it's very interesting. The General Milley mentioned that obviously obviously General Milley has access to all kinds of intelligence That we don't have access to so his assessment could very well be based on on on something that he's seen in that intelligence it would change things because it's a matter of intent if the Iranians intended Not to hit a target and day. They did in fact you it. The result would be very bad even if the intent was not to cause any damage And the same thing. If they intended to do something and they did it would also be bad but regardless intention does matter in this particular case and that's where the intelligence picture is going to be critical in the assessment of of this particular issue. I mean I David. This is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs going against what administration officials are saying on background. And what they are making you know it seems very clear has been used to justify why president trump did not feel the need to strike back which was Iran needed to get to do this. They were put into a corner but they didn't didn't try to kill anybody and so we can all we can all is the president says You know they're backing down or they're standing down. I think is different from backing backing down in terms of Vissel Ben -plication backing down. Sounds like I'm surrendering so anyway. I I do think it's a significant weather. Are there in fact they did try to kill Americans or not. I don't think it's going to change the dynamics generally where we are now but it does it. Then you know it winds into calculations you're making future about what we're facing willing to do what they're willing to do and and also feeds into this question of who those missiles into the Green Zone where the people working for the government the government military people or were they some kind of rogue militia operation It's it's I think we're going to see more of this in part because this isn't over by any means and they're going to be continued efforts by people in Iraq to four Americans to chase Americans out of I mean you know Kim this also comes as you know. The president. Today said that that he's got a great military doesn't need to use it right but he was able to take the higher. Let me just play that part again for Kim. The fact that we have this great military and equipping however does not mean we have to use it. We do not want to use it. That's exact opposite sentiment. Kim that he he expressed on twitter days ago. I read this again. If Iran attacks in American base or any American we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way and without hesitation hesitation so Ronda does that tax base trump and said he would attack and he didn't obviously that's something to celebrate but the question is do the Iranians. Does anyone anyone trust that. He will not change his mind and go right back to where he was for. No clear reason tomorrow. It's very hard to predict how President trump will react when we see the next Iran Move but waking up this morning in Beirut in the Middle East at very much felt like we were very close to war and It was a scary moment to say to say the least to hear of Iranian missiles calls being logged at Iraqi basis where there are US per forces and then you know in a few hours later it looked more like a very dangerous dance but danced nonetheless where everybody was able to posture To claim that they had the upper hand that they had struck back retaliated tallying and the red lines were drawn and that everybody had made their position clear. I mean you saw from President. Trump's tweet that all is well nor can lives were lost saw from the Iranian for ministers tweet as well that everybody understood that there was a limit to this round. This round is over but we simply don't know what the next round looks like and I do want to point out that the worst of this is that the Iraqis are stuck in the middle and it is a very scary moment for them. They've been through so much over. The last asked few decades and they've just started to rebuild their own country and this is now coming at a time where they're trying to reclaim their future and build their future another other find themselves stuck again in this very dangerous dance between Iran and the United States. So colonel so the term Kim's using this dangerous dance wondering whether there is another round Mike Morale well. The former acting director of the guy had a very grim prediction earlier today. Here he is. I still think that down the road. We will see an Iranian terrorist attack against senior officials to be clear. He's talking about a senior American official and that would be an eye for an eye. Colonel when you look at Sulejmani do you think Director Morales Right. I think there's a real big chance that director morale is right Aaron and that's something that should concern every every American officials especially those who are in the Middle East But it it's really anywhere they can strike anywhere and they've done that in the past They've tried to assassinate Saudi Saudi officials here in Washington So that's the kind of thing that we have to expect from from the Iranians. We hope it doesn't come to that but I think it's a distinct possibility that sobering all of you. Please stay with me next the name. The president trump continues to repeat again and again and again this week with Iran but always talking about foreign policy of Obama did nothing. Why the obsession? And what caused a massive a horrific plane a Boeing seven thirty-seven crashing in Tehran. Every single person on board dead. Nearly two hundred people and it happened just as Iran was launching more than a dozen thousand missiles at US troops tonight. Trump's Obama obsession in the middle of trump's address the nation today the president blamed his predecessor for Iran's attack on a US air base in Iraq. The missiles fired last night at us and and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration. The president is talking about Iranian funds. That were unfrozen as part of the nuclear deal. That Obama signed former Obama aide. Ben Rhodes arguing on twitter. Quote Iran did not follow him. Sorry fire a single rocket and US interest in Iraq Iraq during the Iran. Deal just look at what is done since trump pulled out of that deal. Kaitlan Collins is out front Caitlyn Trump is trying to put the blame for all of this on Obama. Yeah you see there. He's saying that Talking about what has happened with Iran since the president pulled out of the Iran deal but the president made clear today in his speech that is not something he regrets breads and he didn't mention President Obama by name today and he was addressing reporters during those remarks but it was pretty clear who was talking about is he was referencing. Aaron that pass Administration Astray Shen. And this isn't just the first of the president has done this. Of course this is something that dates back to the beginning of the president's campaign and just as recently as Monday with the president did that interview interview with the radio host rush limbaugh. He brought it President Obama by name at least four times during a pretty quick.
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"Our ambassador to iraq told him not to pull out the troops joint chiefs told him not to do it his national security adviser told him not to do it if secretary of defense will not to do it see i told him not to do what he did it anyway and then when the fifth the shan and isaac metastasized what did he do he said his hands were tied because he had follow the timetable that was executed by george w bush are you kidding me cow many people die because isis metastasized avenue and then to blame it on bush and get away with it this is what sickens me i'm sorry i'm not gonna call the kinds of things donald succumbs felonies i'm sorry you guys gave this man this total pass he pulls out all the troops over the objection of his entire national security team and fast forward blame it on bush and you don't say jack and you wonder why the republican brand is not as good as the democratic brand and when i hear all of this stuff about the pernicious influence of the russians on our elections what more pernicious with the russians did by putting some butts on facebook or what you guys do no.
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"To be sure but he also did it over the objection of its entire national security team i mean everybody secretary state hillary told him not to pull out the troops our ambassador to iraq told him not to pull out the troops the joint chiefs told him not to do it his national security adviser told him not to do it secretary of defense to do it see i told him not to do what he did it anyway and then when the of the shan and isaac metastasized what did he do he said his hands were tied because he had a follow the timetable that was executed by george w bush are you kidding me how many people die because isis to sized how many and then to blame it on bush and get away with it this is what six seconds me so i'm sorry i'm not gonna call the kinds of things donald trump says felonies i'm sorry you guys gave this man this total pass he pulls out all the troops over the objection of his entire national security team and fast forward blame it on bush and you don't say jack and you wonder why they're publican brand is not as good as the democratic brand and when i hear all of this stuff about the pernicious influence of the russians on our elections what's more pernicious with the russians did by putting some butts on facebook or what you guys do know you've been at cnn for many years in your career but what's it like right now what's the energy like with the lake being in the newsroom what's it like covering this administration this is what it's like what day is it what time is it on my gosh no i'm kidding i love it i can't i couldn't imagine working at any other network at any other place because the other cable networks have pick sides and i know people like to think that are you know like to say that cnn is picked a side we have we pick the side of truth goodness oh my goodness how can you say that with a straight face pompous conceded it lead us you guys haven't picked aside so when anderson cooper said the.
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"When a lot of people saw that the military could handle this change you saw things happening in the courts and judges are human beings to they exist in in society like everybody else and you saw a lot of a lot of new state laws being enacted you're an african american lawyer at the department of defense did you think of about any of this through the lens of prior discrimination initial i i did actually going into our assessment of whether don't ask don't tell could be repealed i tended to look at it as a civil rights issue which frankly didn't resonate all that well in the military community what did resonate was what the chairman of the joint chiefs said admiral mike mullen which is that this is an issue of integrity and a gay person has to essentially lie about their identity to serve his country whereas straight person does not so it's a matter of integrity the gay servicemembers and ours to permit them to serve openly like everybody else so that they can talk about it their family they can talk about their spouse they can talk about their lives that's an odd it's an odd siltation to make between the integrity of the person being able to be true to his or her identity versus a civil rights issue to me they're sort of merged overlay the when you put it as a matter of integrity and basic fairness then that resonates much more in the military community we found and that's how my co chair general carter ham who was an army fourstar who had been in the army is whole life sought and it just i think more people identified with it in that way.
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"And he said well after these regulations laid down clearly showing that that wasn't true i think the fact that organization said he's had eight or nine times well after he knew it was not true said it anyway now the meter series thanks get dramatically overhauled one seventh of our nation's economy regarding the iraq war he pulled out the troops over the advice of his entire national defence team over the advice of his secretary of state over the secretary of defense lovie vice of the joint chiefs over the advice of the national security advisor over the advice of our author too big and then what did he say his hands were tied he had a follow timetable there have been set forth by his predecessor george w bush are you kidding me in ogimi started on the iran deal we are sold this narrative and the deputy national adviser in an interview with the new york times admitted that the narrative he gave with boca's there isn't a big conflict between the hardliner i've told us in the moderate ayatollah us there's no such divide the role hardliners he said and he said that the reason he was able to stress we pull this off because the average reporter covering national security is twenty seven years old quote and they literally no nothing coats code so that narrative iran agha south to getting a new car in pulling out all the troops out of iraq aidid the rise of isis according to ray odihr army member of the joint chiefs who said had there been a stay behind for between five and ten thousand people isis could have been dealt with gene and of course the the bockel known as obamacare chire premiums car co pace car deductibles all of which we are told whenever happen obamacare was keen to quote been the.
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"Attack there joint chiefs of staff chairman joseph dunford says your service members were ambushed twenty four th of october us treasury it forces began moving back self in en route to their operating base to patrol came under attack from approximately fifty enemy using small arms fire rocket propelled grenades technical vehicle trump administration continues to push gop lawmakers to get moving on tax reform more from correspondent sunlen so far president trump heads up here to the hill tomorrow to meet with senate republicans expect a very similar message than the one that he delivered over the weekend when he hopped on a conference call it house republicans and that we've got to get this tacked up half by the end of the year else will face a bloodbath in the mets on wall street today the dow closed down fifty five points nasdaq lost forty two the sp was downtown i'm elliot francis with the bloomberg small business report i'm john tucker it puerto rican a comedy was in a dire situation before hurricane maria and now it's been reduced to a shadow of even that former self small business owners the everywhere it have been forced to trade their digital inventories systems and credit card machines for old fashion paper and cash in a bid grappling with how to keep tabs on employees bloomberg's john of blood vim has been tracking the island's recovery dirk o'toole water where where people they feel completely and bare had been a lot of hand written about whether the federal government all her local government while attack remaining people are not getting what a what they needed kurt creator here trip gustavo villas and a in san juan says the situation will only snowball fuelling of massive exit is to the mainland it i'm john.
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"The trump charlottesville story now obviously utterly dominates but let's returned to the north korea story the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff our joint chiefs spends the last several days in china meeting with military and political leaders general joseph dunford molds be making or has made a rare visit to the chinese armed forces command that oversees the territory bordering north korea that would be in the old geographic terms of mansuri out there far northeastern china and it would seem to signal china's displeasure with the north korean leadership poll mccleary senior reporter foreign policy i'll tell us more fall me a general dunker to earn alone who clear and and and and japan this week lin particular men thinner over in the border might have been an add on at the moment in an era without provocation long plan but very well timed any lawyer with with the north so the fact the joint chiefs of staff is over their meeting with the chinese military that's not so exceptional but apparently we're we're done ford makes it here too this near border position of that is exceptional would be seen as sending a signal to pyongyang i mean they rely on china or majority of uh of their economy you know that that and illicit and they've been ignoring chinese than include either the late own down the rhetoric an earned on i'm a nickel launch it a aging can go deri publicly with the image on cheap uh that they are taking very seriously carbocation dinner unhappy with kung yang and are willing to work with the american in order to send a message here than that that are simple and despite president trump's hud cold relationship with the chinese during his brief presidency and despite trying to link economic with security word which other administrations of not down there have been some new agreements inc's between washington and beijing in long intention and coq ten with aging claimed that on its own territory roster reading in international law on just recently a us ship hailed a if on up a book that that you when when you add comes with an open twelve nautical miles above in other countries land that became new year sold at the tiny cleaner there with.