14 Burst results for "Joint Chiefs Of Staff"
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The region Our White House spokesman Jen Psaki says the administration is also treating it as an act that can increase tensions in the region I have a couple of headlines moving up on the Bloomberg terminal now We'll fill you in as the day progresses UK first and an exclusive interview of Boris Johnson prime minister with our Bloomberg John micklethwaite says he sees extremely tough global climate talks ahead Also we're getting a headline up on the Bloomberg saying the FDA is going to allow mix and match approach for COVID booster shots and Moderna's CEO in an exclusive interview as well says COVID booster could get cleared this week That's for Moderna Hong Kong chief executive Carrie lam will remain in the hospital under observation after suffering a right elbow fracture at the government house chief executive secretary of administration will act on behalf while she is on leave Although U.S. president Joe Biden says there's no deadline on working on a compromise infrastructure plan Spokeswoman Jen Psaki says he is meeting today with members of his own party He will host two different meetings with House members here at The White House One with moderates and one with progressive members Meanwhile moderate Joe Manchin has come out doubting any deal will come by the end of the month and saying he is opposed to many of the climate change green efforts in the package China is seeing a new cluster of COVID cases in its northwestern provinces 8 infections since the beginning of the week and shanxi province former Secretary of State U.S. chair of the joint chief staff chief of staff U.S. ambassador to the UN Colin Powell has passed away at the age of 84 complications from COVID Current Secretary of State Antony Blinken He treated people the way he expected.
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Portray were so you did the damage but you don't wanna read the books you did the damage. Why don't you read the damage. You caused the trump administration unbelievable. How about senator. Josh holly senator josh. Holly pressed him about his practice of talking to reporters behind the president's back. This is the chairman of the joint chiefs staff. But what was the timeframe. Did you say that you were doing these interviews. I would say it took a couple of hours. Maybe but win. What's the timeframe when we're you sitting for them dates. I can get you the dates. I don't know off the top. But i'll get to the dates. Twenty twenty one. Oh yeah this calendar year. I think so. Yeah well i wondering is clearly. This is a priority for you. You did these on the record by the way. All these interviews are on the record these reporters that quote i do interviews on the record off the record and i do background into these and do all of that. With print media television media books documentaries. All kinds of things. I why would you do. Why would you do background off the record interviews background means it can't quote you background off the record off the record interviews. If the goal is transparency the transparency goes to the fact to make sure that we are explaining ourselves. make sure that these authors have correct information. Are you now again. I'm very hesitant to use the word traitor. I know all that implies. I don't throw that word around loosely. How is this guy not guilty of trees. Your undermine undermining the president united states. Because you don't like what you did in the park. The black lives matter protest. Or whatever the heck his goofy agenda is are you serious one..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Support for the show comes from one degree and their podcast business wars. You might remember in the nineties to hip hop record labels shocked parents and won over fans worldwide selling tens of millions of albums. Those record labels were bad boy and death row the business wars podcast from wondering has the story of how these two labels changed american music and american business. The battle between the two labels escalated as they fought to reach the top of the charts. People died you'll hear about to pock and biggie. And dr dre and snoop dogg and puff daddy and he should night. The story of these record labels in the rivalries is a textbook for financial success but also how that success leads to mo money mo problems business wars death row versus bad boy. You can find it wherever you find your podcast or you can listen one week early and ad free by joining one re plus if their friends and family members. You haven't talked to in a while. Don't worry it's never too late to reconnect to help. At and t. is offering deals on the latest smartphones. It's not complicated. Everyone deserves something new so. At and t. is giving new and existing customers. Their best deals on every smartphone. Even the latest ones restrictions exemptions apply visit. Att dot com for details math. We did an episode recently on the cost of nine eleven where we were sure to point out that you know something like three thousand people died on september eleven two thousand one but but nearly a million if not many more have died in the subsequent war on terror. How often does stuff like what you described in the first half of the show happen in united states drone warfare. Well i think it happens far more often than we know and the reason i say that is because only a fraction of these incidents can really be investigated they typically happen in areas that are remote and difficult even dangerous to access so in most cases we just have the official version and yet we have many incidents that have been documented of civilian casualties. So it's dan reason that there are more. These strikes have been going on now for almost two decades. And it's very rare that we can put the faces and names on the innocent victims. Tell me another incident. That didn't go under the radar. One that was documented. Ooh well in two thousand fifteen which seems like a lifetime ago. Kunduz city fell the taliban. That was the first provincial capital. Nato trained afghan police and army say. They're doing what they can to thwart the attack boats sides i say taking casualties and the afghan troops backed by us. Special forces took it back fairly quickly. But in the course of this house fighting the us vessel forces on the ground. Call it an airstrike on a doctors without borders hospital an ac thirty gun shift which is a very powerful special operations aircraft white down this hospital on october third about two in the morning earlier today. The international medical aid group doctors without borders accused. Us forces of deliberately bombing that hospital in kunduz city and at least forty. Two people were killed in the attack. Many of them medical staff from dr borders an patients so it was a horrific incident in this case it was immediately apparent that terrible mistake had been made and the. Us military promised investigates soon after the strike. I went to kunduz. And i ended up writing a story about it for the new york times magazine. What did you find out well the. Us military ended up saying that it was an accident. A hospital was mistakenly struck. We would never intentionally target. They protected medical facility. The head of us forces in afghanistan general. John campbell told congress this week that afghan troops had requested the air cover because they were facing attack. They released a heavily redacted version of the report And it was wasn't until seven months later came out saying that we made a series of errors out there some technical errors with the gunships. You know navigation and targeting system through our failure to report certain things. There was errors on the ground but it was a mistake. We didn't mean to hit this hospital. This happened in part because the authority for the strike have been delegated to a lower level of command. Which is the same thing that we're told happened with his drone strike. Now in the case of news it was because the strike was carried out under self-defense. Rules when us forces are in imminent danger on the ground you know. They have the ability to call in airstrikes to protect themselves. You know that aren't subject. The normal levels of vetting and oversight. Because you know there have been many Egregious instance of civilian casualties from airstrikes. That can't stand where. Us four planes of wiped out wedding parties or convoys of civilians and you know this was seen as not only something that was awful but it was something that was turning the population against the us occupation. And so there were these rules for oversight that were implemented but these were waved in the cases of urgent self defense. And that's what happened in kunduz. How much does the us military just accept this level of civilian death when it's conducting these airstrikes. How much is it seen as well. We're saving boots on the ground. So it's worth will the military would say that no other military takes the same amount of steps to prevent civilian casualties but does any other military conducted many airstrikes in foreign countries. We do exactly no. Other military conducts dismay drawn strikes overseas. So we definitely have a responsibility to be the best at avoiding civilian casualties but the idea that civilian casualties are avoidable. I think that if you carry out these kinds of airstrikes eventually civilians are going to die and therefore in a sense their deaths are intended the bombing outside the airport in kabul was so brutal so in human it was easy to see the. Us strike some isis fighter and and prevent another attack and feel a sense of relief to to maybe even feel good about it. I mean the word general milley the the chairman of the joint chiefs staff used was righteous and now of course. This feels very different..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"We're back. It's Casey in company from 6 to 9 am guest host Nicole and Andy Harris, filling in for Sean Casey. Today and tomorrow. Be back here tomorrow night, huh? That's right. Listen, we've got Jim and Glen Burnie. He emailed in a little joke, and you're going to see a lot of these over the next few days, okay? I heard is a cookout at the White House Last weekend, former vice President Biden burned his hand while flipping a burger in general Milley picked up a spatula and said, Don't worry. I'm in charge. Oh, look at the fact of the matter is, is that It's serious. You know this? This is no joking matter. In fact, the letter and I mentioned the House Freedom Caucus and I'm going to sign on this letter is going to send a letter to the secretary defense this morning. And one of the things we ask them to investigate in this investigation is his call with as General Miller's call with Nancy Pelosi. Interesting because again, you know whether there was a political motivation behind it is some of the wording that's quoted in the you know in the article. Would indicate that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs staff again whose sole function is to serve the president, the president was Donald Trump. If General Milley doesn't want to serve the president What you do You resign as chairman of the Joint Chiefs that you don't resign from the army. You just resigned from that position because that position is to serve the president. And the president of that time was not Joe Biden. That's the That's the fact. And an attempt by a person in uniform who just days before had said Don't worry, we're the ones with guns. Uh, you know, you put that together anywhere else in the world and you go. That's an attempted coup. And I, you know, I look, I think that's what was going on. Anyway. The phone lines are open. If you want to talk, you want to ask a question? You want to make a comment, Uh, for 10 wcbm 6 89 2266 80. The studio email is am 6 80 at wcbm dot com AM 6 80 at wcbm dot com Or you can text into the show using the wcbm app..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"You know which I can. I could believe that the Chinese and everybody else around the world was watching that right at the Capitol and saying what is happening here? Is this okay? And that the Chinese military guy contacted millions said what the hell is going on? Because they know each other and Mellie assured him. It's under control now, right and military. Let me just interject that military to military contacts are quite normally do it all the time just saying, Hey, we're going to be doing this in this place. Don't worry. We're not jumping ugly. We're just practicing blah, blah, blah one June and up the particulars of what Millie said now may never actually be known. Um, the NSA knows, But but But if he actually said, Look, we will not attack you. That's a pretty troubling thing. Josh Rogan, who we've had on a whole bunch of times from the Washington Post to just tweeted out. It was very dangerous for Mark Milley to be doing freelance diplomacy on China without involving any of the other senior fish senior officials dealing with China. At the time. Millie was making these phone calls at a time when the U. S government was in the middle of a very complicated Discussions with and actions against the People's Republic of China. For him to take this sort of action without any interagency coordination is astonishing. I would agree. The risk is that Millie could have caused the Chinese to miscalculate and take some sort of diplomatic, economic or military action with far ranging consequences because he was giving the wrong signal. Having no understanding of the context in which he was making the call. For instance. He could have assured the Chinese if he did do this to sure that we will not attack you. Look, we're we're not. We're backing off. Um, they might have thought. Okay. Now it's time to go at Taiwan, And then what? Who's going to do what? Not knowing that Millie was involved in this conversation, not knowing all the pieces in play here. That's that is very troubling. Yeah, it is. And I love Josh Rogan and you know again. I'm not taking all this stuff completely. Seriously. I just think it's an interesting discussion. Um Uh, I don't know that I'm as bothered by the idea of them picking up the phone. He hears his guy. He knows this freaked out and saying, Look, everything's fine here. Don't worry. Everything's fine. We're not going to and here's where the specific Burbage is absolutely essential to have to draw judgment. If he said, Look, we are stable. It's just a fracas were fine and no, there's nothing in the offing. We're not contemplating attack on you guys. All right, saying I mean, there's enormous difference between we will not attack. The People's Republic of China and saying We're not in the middle of planning an attack on you guys. All right, There's nothing crazy happening. All right, you're fine status quo till further notice. Byron York of the Washington Examiner is just tweeted out. The Bob would work publicity machine is up and running. The leaks and anonymous sources are running in multiple directions. It's time for General Milley to answer questions about his actions. I I would say he does need to get to a microphone today. Whether it's in a formal setting with you know, senators or Congress, people or or press conference or what? But I think that would be a really good idea. The most troubling one to me is now I haven't been able to find this anywhere else. Rachel Maddow on MSNBC last night had the book in her hand. She said. We got an actual copy of the book. Most people don't and you're just seeing the official excerpts coming out from the publisher that are in the Washington Post or whatever, but she had the actual book. So she was reading stuff that I don't Believe we can get, you know pieces of yet until the book comes out. In the coming weeks. But she was describing a meeting with the people that are would be in the chain of command for a nuclear strike. And and general Milley going around one by one and saying nobody does anything without calling me first understanding. He went one by one to get Formal confirmation from each individual. Do you understand what I said? Nobody does anything until they call me first. Jim, do you eat that? I understand, sir. Okay, Bill, and nobody does anything. And according to the Woodward book, he went one by one through these people. He is not that guy. I didn't even know this till yesterday. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs staff, the chairman of the joint Chiefs of staff. Guy is or woman is, um, is an adviser. They aren't in the chain of command at all. They actually don't have anything to do with that. I was. I didn't know that my whole life there. An advisor. Mhm. Um, he is not. He is not a guy who can call these people together and say nobody does anything without checking with me. He doesn't get to do that. Looking each in the eye. Millie asked the officers to affirm that they had understood the authors write in what he considered an oath. So, according to Woodward, and what's his face? He made them swear an oath that if the president gave the order, which is his right, of course, but you don't actually do anything till you check with me. Now, Jennifer Griffin is saying she's talked to a bunch of people at the Pentagon that say that never happened, but that is an awful specific. Description for that to not be true. I I tend to think that that happened Well, if the authors have any clue, they quote Gina Gina Hospital, the CIA director of saying, Emily, we are on the way to a right wing coup. So if the CIA director and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs both thought the country and the.
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on The Mark Levin Show
"Insurrection. The government is also level. The charge against scores of individuals not accused of attacking police destroying property. There you go but facing some of the most egregious allegations such as occupying the senate chamber sitting in the vice president chair targeting government officials. But they're also if that's not bad enough bring against individuals who did no such thing they say prosecutors have sought to distinguish such acts from protests related civil disobedience. They really results in prison. Time more politically charged with offenses such sedition but defendants. In at least eight cases have moved to dismiss the count. They assert the joint house and senate session that met. January six does not qualify as an official preceding congress that the laws unconstitutionally vague on its face or as applied that it does not cover individuals alleged illegal actions among other things and it goes on and it goes on now. You want to hear about an insurrection. Bob woodward robert costa. We'll have a book out next week. The way woodward does these things as he's able to shake down public officials. Put the story out on cnn. Or the washington post or both then every media platform picks it up and this is his second or third book. Trash president trump and it's going to be a massive bestseller huge vessel. Because that's how would does what word would we're does. Here's my confusion. If you're a journalist you've special information about news events that have taken place. Why aren't those appearing in the washington. Post robert kosta is a journalist. So-called for the washington post. Why did they wait for a book. Seriously i'm not a journalist. I don't have a newspaper that i write for. I don't write gossip. I write about theory and philosophy and activism. So it's a book called parallel. Shot it shooting to the top of the list. Everybody's talking about everybody's pushing it this is how woodward gets we're woodward gets. He holds back kosta. Hold back information others of these so-called journals. Hold back information so they do a big book which is kind of strange so i don't buy books like this at the same time about a week or two later this stephanie griffin coming out with a book who was press secretary to the first lady press secretary of the president then back to press secretary the first lady and their leaking stuff out of there. Oh my god we've got more private information about the family. And so forth on who trump and milania and the family and the disloyal no character morality whatsoever and match being pumped. Meanwhile the democrats are close to transforming this nation of something. You won't recognize. We've american citizens hostages overseas the borders wide open with hundreds of thousands of month coming into this country with covert and other illnesses bankrupt. This country they want to pack the supreme court and this is what we focused on. This is what we focus on for. September and october it shameless. And so your washington post reporter isaac stanley becker. Now what kind of reporters this is extend becker. He's being handed spoon-fed cherry pick parts of this book written by woodward and kosta with obviously the most provocative information that they can provide and this becomes a news story from two news guys who were supposed to reporting it as a matter of course is a matter routine so this is now a news story. This is exactly what daniel burstein from a director library. Congress professor chicago meant by pseudo events. This has no news that they're going to say. The substance of the book is news worthy but if the substance of the book is newsworthy. Why didn't they reported earlier. Now they have in here twice in the final months of the trump administration. The country's top military officer was so fearful of the president's actions might spark a war with china that he moved urgently to avert armed conflict in a pair of secret phone calls journal. Mark a milley. The chairman of the joint chiefs staff shortage chinese counterpart generally schick of the people's liberation army that the united states would not strike according to a new book by washed post associated editor. Bob woodward and national political reporter robert costa's associate editor kostas a political report and save it a book. One call took place october. Thirty twenty twenty and other one january. Eight twenty twenty one now. This is newsworthy. The news element here is in trumpets. Milly it's meli. Who tried to leave it insurrection. It's milley who tried to lead a coup a military dictatorship. There was no reason to warn the chinese.
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Worry. When a chairman of the joint chiefs staff undermines a president of the united states goes behind his back. Because you may be having do it to a guy you hate right now but that seeds the ground for a future chairman of the joint staff to do it to a guy you like. That's the problem. And that's why my miley needs to resign or be fired. Hello there it. Is eric your accent here. The show the full number is well. It doesn't matter. There's not enough time for you to call in. It's all right you know. It's striking that the democrats they wanted donald trump to be gone and now they want him on the ballot as much as possible This is for the washington. Post democrats are growing confident. California governor gavin newsom will prevail in. Today's recall election averting political disaster by energizing the voters across the country. His party's paid and close attention to how he's doing it warning democrats that they stay home. Donald trump at his agenda will prevail. Trumpism is alive all across the country. Newsom at a recent campaign. Stop in east los angeles talking volunteers for a black voter outreach group before they began knocking on doors. Is it any surprise. The entire trump organization is behind this recall. California's what a three democrat states. The virginia new jersey holding statewide elections this year in each state party leaders acknowledged that in past elections polarized and motivated voters that they had never won before his presidency. Democrats worried his absence from the ballot along with their party's historic difficulties. Interning voters out in non presidential elections with threat their chances so across the country democrats are trying to convince voters that republicans are just going to enact trump's agenda unless they turn out as a way to motivate them now. There's a lot of speculation that the abortion law in texas. for example will motivate democrats. Fire them up to come out and vote for the debris. I'm not sure that's actually the case seriously i. I'm not sure it is for a number of reasons. First and foremost i just. Don't actually think that Voters are going to care about a lot of these issues by november of next year. I don't think a lot of voters other than the the democratic voters who are gonna turn out anyway are going to care what i think. They're going to do what i think they're going to care about is the economy and jobs in our their kids back in school and are we putting groundwork all the virus this by the way is one big reason that the democrats are pushing for divisions between the unvaccinated the vaccinate they are hoping headed into the mid terms..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"And not like people uniform like you. Who served there. Thank you very much well. Why didn't serve in afghanistan. I i was in other places sadly enough. But i think i have a little emotional distance but you you were right there in the middle of it how does it. Can you tell the audience. How seeing this makes you feel after investing so much of your life in in this mission. I have to tell you. I had an existential moments where i determined that. I had spent twenty years serving my country and don't recognize it anymore. I feel the same way. Mary beth long and i don't recognize my military. Does this wh you worked in the pentagon what the has happened. Tell your listeners. What happens and let's take sullivan. And the president aren't telling you as victim blame and tell you listeners. But these people were warned nineteen time. They were warned based off of a state department list that everyone knew from the beginning was incomplete. Let's be clear in the two hundred plus years of this country. We have never left american citizens behind many of the people that i personally were working with were called to that airport for the fourth or fifth time and turned away. When they went on saturday and sunday they went and stayed and people in that military and state department because we called the state department and we called the department of defense. They stood there and waved their american passports screaming. We are americans and there's actually a test text message of a colonel inside who knew that there were american citizens waving their blue passports outside the gates for hours and those gates were never opened listeners. They call them to the airport. They never opened the case. We willingly left american citizens screaming outside the airport. Waiting there passengers when we went wheels up. That is nothing short of disgusting. That is betrayal. Mary beth long i. It makes me sick to my stomach to see this. I i know the troops the pointy end of the spirit. You saw the video of them lifting babies over the wall. That probably wasn't something officers. Were happy about luckily there when much could do about it because it was caught on film i. I look at that disaster at the airport. They killed thirteen people. And i'm just. I was just a infantry colonel. I wasn't some jan or something. But i knew something about chain of command who is in charge at the airport. Was who was the person in command at the airport was at a state. Department person was at the eighty second airborne general. Was there even a chain of command at the airport or did this violate every basic principle. A military leadership and operational execution that i ever learned in twenty seven years absolutely did and let me tell you i feel for those men and women who were at. The point is and spirit. The marines the eighty seconds. All those who lifted the baby's update were given no choice. They were very clear. We talked on the phone too many of them. They were not authorized to allow american citizens and we had marines get on the phone with us and big to get them authorization because a pregnant american citizens have been there for nineteen hours out in the sun. She was not moving and going through that taliban gauntlet again. I being forced to these the airport and come back. We were told that the military need the authorization from the state department but the at the end of the day. You and i both know that. This is secretary austin and joint. She's staff mark milies at the end of the day had to give the authorization whether it was from the state department or elsewhere. Not only did we leave citizens but we left many of our men and women in uniform who were on those gates looking down in psychological trauma. We had several of them. Tell us that this was worse. Ptsd than they had had an iraq standing there watching us walk away from american citizen. Will mary beth long. I i look at this. And i remember. I was taught by the guys who rebuilt the military after vietnam. And i saw it. Pay off as a lieutenant in desert storm at seven core maine and one of the things i was taught was the importance of senior leaders. They can't say no but they can't say. I quit and precipitated political crisis. That is that is there there. That is their big red button. They can throw their career away. Knowing it's going to draw the attention and the political debate of terrible decisions. And i am wondering why general milley who apparently served honorably as a young soldier who apparently was a battalion commander and is a damn disgrace as the chairman of the joint chiefs staff. Why his stars aren't on the resolute desk. Joe biden said. You're you've to do things that'll make you leapfrog room. He said sir. I can't disobey your order. But i can quit. Why the hell didn't quit. Why the hell is. No one being held accountable. I don't get it no. It's worse than that. We're blaming american citizens that we warned you. It's worse than that listen. I called for the resignations of the secretary of defense and the chairman last week. One of two things have happened. We learned this. From general mattis either gave the president and vice anyone ahead and even ordered it then. You should resign because president is no longer listening to you or you didn't get him the advice. You didn't throw it on the line and say i'm not doing this. Which would result in your resignation as well. The honorable thing to do would have been resigned. Either way and neither of them have nor have. They spoken out an admitted that they knew. I called the office of the secretary of defense for policy. And they knew. There were american citizens that were advocates at the airport waiting to get in or nearby and they left. Anyway you listen to this and you can't believe it's our country and you know americans For at least the last thirty years have done nothing but support tricks. I the vast majority of my career in the military. I spent people coming in shaking my hands in the airport thanking me for my service not realizing that as colonel i accomplished and contributed nothing but the american people love their military. And this is this disaster a wakeup call. And i think it's so important. Mary beth long people like you. And i who were on the inside and understand that there is a distinction between the great men and women in the junior ranks doing the real work and the scenery and the senior leaders who are failing utterly and completely this nonsense You know when you have a chairman joint chiefs staff. Who can't decide whether america's greatest threat is the weather or americans who voted for donald trump. And we're facing crises in afghanistan it now. North korea the reactor starring again. Of course there's china and taiwan. The mullah's i it shows a lack of seriousness. It shows a frivolous and frivolousness and it shows a sickening sycophantic. See for a failed president. Am i wrong. No you're not wrong and first of all let me. I'm sure i join your listeners. And thank you for your service is very kind. A real boroughs out there. I'm just a guy showed up. That's not true. I'm sure but i have when i joined. Dod and the pentagon. I learned the most tremendous respect for our men and women in uniform. They are as good as it gets here but worldwide. It's this is a failure of leadership. This is a politicization of those leaders in in their positions. I don't know where each where they're disciplined as you. Well know everyone knows that you have secure perimeter around an airport or any other place where you are and that was a mistake from the beginning and then to go and blame americans who tried to get to get inside that perimeter and often were inside despite being beaten despite having to go through multiple taliban checkpoints and then to blame them. This is a failure of our leaders in the military our leaders at state and our national leadership and everyone who's listening who's ever been to an airport and had the fight through mob. Imagine that in a foreign country in the sand in the heat with terrorist looking at your documents every day. How dare you blame those american citizens. Outraged thank you so much. Mary beth along for joining me on the hugh hewitt radio program. Today i'm kurt schlichter. We're gonna be right back. There's a lot more to come stick around. Don't go anywhere. It's hugh hewitt. I am not there today. you've heard earlier hours. I traveling from east coast to west. Kurt schlichter is sitting in for me today. And i appreciate it colonel..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on The Mark Levin Show
"Talk now. Look he's attacking larryelder which which means. He's a bigot. He's a white supremacist. Isn't it amazing. Only people of color they agree with our worthy otherwise they right wingers. No good this that and the rest of it. If you read american marxism you'll understand the whole schmeer. It is go ahead at this unprecedented moment in american history when we're trying to address the crisis of climate change health careful and pass real guarantee healthcare. all. How does that work seriously. Where does it work so everybody has a right to see a doctor for free. Have a right to see a doctor whenever you want whenever you want. Who pays the doctor the government. Yeah well why would somebody go to college and then medical school and residency and all the rest to be paid. What a postal workers pay. Why would they do that. And i'm nothing against postal workers by the way. There's some of the nicest people i know. I'm quite serious but so why would anybody do it. And this guy this guy. He had to do anything that he knows how to run everything but what is what does it mean free healthcare for all do they have healthcare from the. Va anytime that walks in. He gets whatever he wants or she gets of course. Not what does that mean. You have access to. Every drug of course not free healthcare. They havoc uber. You know they have it in every fascistic marxist regime free house get good peppering your own toilet paper why we don't have any toilet paper. Give any syringes. No you have any. You have any any medicine. No you have any food here for now. Bring your own toilet paper. Go ahead as thing. We need to have some white wing republican. God look kelly. Dehumanizes larryelder an african american. Look how demon some right wing republican governor right what. Excuse me excuse me. Are you a klansman. are you a neo nazi. What are you bernie sanders. What are you so white supremacists vermont is obviously a white dominant society. Wouldn't you say much like martha's vineyard. Were obama likes to go ahead. The september fourteenth goal of governor newsome is boldface republican howard. Ready lies see. Not only does he talk with cotton and marbles in his mouth. It's a bold face public complain planned. No no a lot of democrats and independence sign this petition flat but i can say it but by go ahead please turn your ballot vote. No in person september fourteenth. There you go ladies and gentlemen another feeble disgusting pathetic. Hate american jerk jerk off i went. You're listening to something important. We played the mother of one of the the murder. Americans soldiers from the wilk. Hell show off now. I'd like you to listen to a father darren. Hoover was on fox and friends with ainsley. Earhart cut sixteen. Go how're you doing. How's your family. We're getting through it. You know parents should have to bury their sons or daughters. It doesn't worry. It's not supposed to work that way and here i am here. Mommy's here sisters are and their husbands as well as well as as grandparents and aunts uncles cousins and he's got two nieces as well that are only going to grow up knowing him by what we tell them on. What would they be able to see just from the the pitchers and stuff that we have so. I'll know that their uncle is a hero did. Did you have an opportunity to talk to him recently. i did. I talked to him before he left and we talked began. There's been approximately a month month. And a half ago while he was stationed over there and he was upbeat. He was happy just very positive about what was going on. When was his tour supposed to end home. September fifteenth my god lord. I've said it. But i want to underscore this point talk about a white supremacist. Nation wide dominant country and joe biden was leading the charge. Systemic racism the military. We need to check their social sites. They need to be part of critical race theory. The joint chiefs staff had millie and a humiliating leap absurd appearance. On capitol hill plays into all of this promotes all promotes all the use. Our military to social engineer. You have sex change operations who have ideology being pushed and the democrats and biden of sided with all of it against the military. Something horrific like this happens. Have you noticed. There's a little respite from all this. We don't hear about that about our military but they will be back. It's like we used to talk about the nypd and the new york fire department and so forth with tremendous respect honor. Now look nine eleven happens. Who do we rely on them. Left ghanistan who do we rely on our military the point is when these horrors occur. It comes to light. But when they don't occur. These are the same men and women who deserve our respect. The same.
Could the Afghan War Have Been Prevented?
"Bowl duck is with us. Uh, Tori Richards Over at the Washington Examiner had a great interview with the Brigadier General, Sir. Welcome to the program. Thank you for being with us. She did 10 tours of duty in Afghanistan after 9 11, sir. I did from 2000 and 1 2013 10 tours and I lost 72 service members. I did not bring home So, uh, I have an idea what sacrifice was and you know the successes. And sad to see what we've done there, and I characterize it like you, sir, is an unmitigated disaster. Unparalleled political and military history to receive five bronze stars two Purple hearts Before retiring in 2017. You're running for the Senate in New Hampshire. It's an honor to meet you, General. I read your comments. I'll let you in your own words. You've described it. Similarly, as I have as an Adam shift show. Um, and that the and, you know, tell me if I'm wrong in my assessment that right now where we are today, I don't see any military option because we know what the Taliban will do with 15,000. According to Joe Americans, behind enemy lines or around 15,000. Well, yes, there's only one thing to do, and unfortunately, it's a U turn. I agree with your assessment on President Trump's plan. Um I also know that seven years ago, the Obama administration have and if I'm correct, the vice president was part of that made a terrible decision to change our strategy. From a counterinsurgency strategy. Bottom up that was being very successful and we did have a mark on the wall of 2016, where we would be completely done with the transition of that program and the Taliban and Al Qaeda we believe would have been successfully defeated. So when he says he never heard of a plan or sorrow plant he's absolutely wrong because as vice president last administration him Susan Rice, the president, the National Security Council The chairman of the Joint Chiefs, staff secretary defense and all the leadership in Afghanistan knew this to be true. And when we told him it was a bad idea to
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Before retiring in two thousand seventeen year running for the senate in new hampshire. It's an honor to meet your general I read your comments. I'll let you in your own words. you've described it similarly as i have is an atom shift show And the ad you know. Tell me if. I'm wrong in my assessment. That right now where we are today. I don't see any military option because we know what the taliban will do with fifteen thousand. According to joe americans behind enemy lines or around fifteen thousand while yes There's only one thing to do and unfortunately it's a u-turn. I agree with your assessment on president. Trump's plan I also know that seven years ago. The obama administration and and if i'm correct the vice president was part of that made a terrible decision to change our strategy from a counterinsurgency strategy bought up. That was being very successful. And we did have a mark on the wall of twenty sixteen where we would be completely done with the transition of that program. And the taliban and al-qaeda we believe would've been successfully defeated so when he says he never heard of a plan or sorrow plan. He's absolutely wrong. Because as vice president last administration him. Susan rice the president the national security council the chairman of the joint chiefs staff secretary defense and all the leadership in afghanistan. Knew this to be true. And when we told him it was a bad idea to change strategy. They didn't listen. They went to non-combat operations and that set in the you know the taliban taking over the rural areas a reversal in the security situation which has led to this unmitigated disaster and they use the two thousand eleven iraq plan basically as the plan for For afghanistan they knew better general milley new better general lawson new better or secretary austin. They all knew better. I was a subordinate commander for them. Twenty twelve and thirteen. They knew the deal and they also knew that the assessment of the afghan national security forces since two thousand five has been that they cannot defeat the taliban on their own so given all the equipment they have and all the training they have and so on so forth. that's great but they still. In twenty twenty one could not defeat the taliban they own the rural area so just a hop skip and a jump so they know they're dealing with a week administration. They know they're doing with a with a pentagon. It's in disarray. It's focusing more on teaching Crt and social motion learning than they are employing the men in the great men and women in our military to defeat our enemies. So hey what we need to do. We need to take back all our airfield. And that's all the airfields and i'll name them for you. The ones in herat. Mario cherie the one in konduz the one in kabul the one in can't hawk and we need to take all those back. Shut up a setup a breakout and break out and take the presidential or excuse me the provincial capitals back and then we need to put our special ops guys on the ground and reestablish the village stability afghan local police and then pushed them out of the rural areas saying anything anything short of a full engagement just keeps us in the in the current holding pattern which is the taliban controls. The fate of fifteen thousand plus americans never mind the afghanis that were interpreters assisted us. That were promised safe. Haven of this day ever came exactly exactly and we have people that are retired and we have people that are in there. That know how to do this. We need to put him in charge and leave them alone. Let them get this thing done..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Why why does our engagement. There continue to vex the united states and decisions. It's a really good question. Mika and it has a long complicated answer but one is bad as richard. Just mentioned joe biden for twenty years has sort of dot that he knew more about afghanistan than any anybody else. Who's in the senate foreign relations committee. He was in the obama. White house. where he he argued strongly in favor of a much reduced American footprint in afghanistan and he was overruled by president and he finally gets his chance now as president to do things the way he thought things should have been done all along so in so many ways this is completely on president biden and to his credit he has been owning it. He has not backed away from the decision. He's made a but as we can see. The catastrophic results are sort of on display right now a big part of that. Is you know the united states that eighty billion dollars just on training advising equipping Building up the afghan military were planes on. You know sending advisers to not show them how to fight but still in them. The whole command control structure in allegiance to the the command control structure that governs the american military in successful militaries. And this you saw that. The afghan military largely melted away in the last few days catastrophically. It's not necessarily a question of them. Not of afghan shoots being unable to fight but what ended up happening is that you have a military where the political leadership in afghanistan was so corrupt. You have soldiers who haven't been paid were sent out to the front without bullets without food and this. There's this lack of will that we saw that you it's very hard to instill as a foreign not i. I don't wanna say foreign occupied raza foreign presence. You can teach you can teach people how to execute a war plan. You can't teach somebody how to love their flag. You can't teach somebody how to t somebody to respect a government that they don't resent at when you have a corrupt political leadership at the helm. It's hard to imagine why what's in it for. The troops themselves put their lives on the line for leaders. Who as you can see. I have guy flat yesterday before as soon as the taliban got the gates of the city. All right jonathan lemaire. We're going to get to adrian alvarado on the politics of this in just a moment but for your insight inside the white house. The white house released a picture of president biden alone at a table looking at everything that was going on including probably coverage of this. And i have to ask you from your reporting from everybody that you were talking. All the insiders who in the white house was for this. Who in the white house thought. This was an effective geopolitical. Move on the world stage. The person who is most ford. It was president of vitamin and his top aides. Who thought that this was something. A long held. Belief of the president's is just covered that he thought that the americans mission in afghanistan should be wound down that they could not have a permanent presence there and yes. There were expectations that the taliban would of course advance as soon as us troops started leave but us officials that. I've talked to who worked working the phones all weekend was senior. Aides reported on the associated press. Today were stunned by the speed of how quickly the afghan government collapsed that that that immediately the afghan forces would in many cases not fight at all but there is no course correction plan. Yes additional troops over the weekend to help with the evacuations but there's no plan for anything. Further in fact many senior aides people close to the president that i spoke to say this simply reaffirms their decision which right to get out of afghanistan saying that. Look if this is where the afghan forces were after twenty years after four presidents. What good would it do to stay another six months another year. Another two years now others have said fairly. Even if you feel like you want to get out of afghanistan you should have had a better plan for the exit and i think that is something that there is some second guessing going on here. We will be hearing from the president at some point. Aides i talked to say discussions are underway for a speech from the president an address to the nation. Not quite clear on the timing. That could be today could be tomorrow. It'll be this week when it happens. Will return from camp david and deliver the speech from the white house and there is fear though there's growing fear we heard from the joint chief staff yesterday in a private call to leadership on congress and the administration that the america's mission in afghanistan which was to prevent it from being a safe harbor for terrorists that they fear that now with the taliban moving back into control there is a greater possibly that afghanistan could be used as a launching pad again for terror attacks against the west against united states. And we don't need to oversee can't be overstated how disturbing that is particularly since we're just weeks away from the twentieth anniversary of september eleventh terror attacks all right david ignatius. I'm going to Ask richard haass the same question. Richard haass called this malpractice. David i know you're going to speak of the who are going to be raped and tortured in the wake of. Us troops leaving them behind. You're going to speak of the afghans who worked side by side with american troops. The translators the fixers the troops themselves. Who are going to be executed and tortured. And you'll speak of our soldiers over the past twenty years who lost life and limb for this mission. Who feel betrayed this morning but if i could jump if i could cut to the chase to the president's next move and it may be counterintuitive. It may be something that no president has ever done. But this biden. Say you know what i messed up. We're sending ten thousand troops in. Does he turn this around. What would be a better option kid. Imagine him turning a policy like this around It would produce breeder chaos possibly greater bloodshed. Shed the one thing you can say. Is that an all out. Battle for control of kabul seems to have been avoided people were fearing that that'd be thousands killed and sit in such a battle. The the image that sticks for me is the one that richard engel described from on the scene just a few minutes ago the two sides of the airport and on one side or the american evacuees being protected by our troops and on the other side of the barbed wire fence is absolute chaos as the people who depended on us believed in us worked with us for a decade two decades struggle desperately to find a place on an airplane to find some way out why they come to the airport. Because that's where the americans are. I think safety might still lie. I i was reminded listening to richard's report of something that was said yesterday afternoon by that name. Kristen rouse on. Msnbc show appeared on and talking about this tragedy with great emotion. Inner voice she said. It's like the titanic has sunk and only the crew has survived. That's the thing that i think. President biden used to take deep into his heart today and he needs to think about how as this war ends painfully ignobly. He holds onto a measure of american dignity. And the only way. I i see he can do that is to make the saving the afghans who fought with us our absolute priority. Yes we're going to get the americans out we're gonna stay at at at that airport until every afghan. Who helped us in this war Has has a chance at safety. I think that will redeem the the administration a measure of dignity. I admire liz. Cheney yes yesterday in calling out both sides equally in not making us. The usual political..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"You feel to. What extent could you. How did you approach the dilemma. That a lot of these people particularly as you get further into twenty twenty and the president is saying inject yourself with bleach or something to that effect during a pandemic are trying to You know they're involved in a reformation project for themselves. You know that yeah. I i guess your question. It's a good one. I like it sam. Is i think more and more. It's incumbent on reporters like myself and phil To sorta show our work like a math class like we. We want to explain to people how we do it in the era of of fake news. And how successful. Donald trump was in in promoting that idea that reporters are making stuff up. I wish i you know if it only it were so easy will be a lot easier to be a reporter. We made stuff up but no. We actually corroborate everything. There are many things we don't publish because we're so careful Even though we think they are true we have to mean a very high standard. I feel as though what's really important is to show our work. And in this instance many people spoke to us on background because they're afraid of the pain in vindication that trump could bring down on their heads if they spoke out against him publicly. That will change over time. I'm sure but we were on guard for folks trying to rewrite history in a way that was more favorable to them. We were on guard for people who are trying to burnish A slightly damaged reputation and tell a story in which they were brave or stronger or more more of an obstacle to donald trump's dangerous ideas than they actually were and what we found was when we went to corroborate some of the claims With people who work fans of those individuals their story stood up and the ones that didn't we didn't publish you know we had to to test these with documents with independent objective witnesses and that was important to us when one of the things that you have to talk about was lafayette park right. Then and then. I guess you also reported in the book that Trump really wanted to bring out the military for for black lives matter protesters and then was was more or less dissuaded from that. But let's talk about the the lafayette park because there was a new inspector. general report. Came out. I guess A month and a half ago maybe two months ago where how did how did that lineup. For the inspector general report says now that they were clearing it for the sake of donald trump but they were clearing it because they needed to put up fencing. Josh is just seems bizarre to me like maybe you wanna do that at night. When nobody's there As opposed to having to bring in a person like well. What's your sense of what happened there. I'm with you. I mean. I think of i reported this in real time. I reported on this Shortly after the fact in a reported it again for the book and each time i learned something new and it did not dissuade me from my earliest instinct. Which is the secret service. Something i know fairly well is never gonna cross that square with a group of protesters gathered there and take the president across it unless that park is entirely cleared and there was no reason to clear the park urgently other than the president's decision that afternoon and his coordination with white house chief of staff and his secret service team to to go across the square for a photo op. Remember that monday morning. June one began with the president livid. I mean trying to rip the skin off people's faces. He was so angry meeting with his chief of staff. His chairman of the joint chiefs staff mark milley. His chief of staff. Forgive me i'm gonna blank mark meadows. His defense secretary mark esper-. He's meeting with them in. Why is he angry. He's angry that it's been reported that he had to be taken to the bunker a couple of nights before. he's not mad that he was taken to the bunker. He's mad that it looks weak that he had to hide from the protesters. The black lives he says to them. Well what are four leaders thinking. I can't even control my own capital my own white house. I can't. I must look weak to them. He wants this fixed and his solution that he devises with his daughter. Ivanka trump that afternoon is instead of bringing ten thousand military troops to the square. He's going to walk across lafayette square and hold up a bible to show that he's got control over this city. He's able to walk out the front door. Sorry that's a long winded. Answer to your question That report by the way that you mentioned. I'm sorry that's a completely incomplete picture of what happened. The inspector general in that case appointed by donald trump Did not interview the key people at the white house or anyone at the secret service. So how can it answer the question of what the purpose was. If you don't talk to do people who were planning the only urgent reason to clear the square that afternoon. I i mean i'm with you. I mean it sounds like just a bizarre decision like we need to do this right now. Coincidentally after we do it the president is here like we need to put this fencing up right now. When there's thousands of people there it just doesn't make any sense whatsoever and and it's not only logistically. It's it's not only rationally dubious. The facts indicate that. I mean the reporting we did for. The book indicates that the real order came from the white house. And and and. I think i i think it was bar If i remember correctly in the sequence of the bar had said that it was his decision that he walked out there and said we. We're going to go across. The whole thing sounded dubious. But it also i find disturbing the idea that like the inspector general which is supposed to be sort of function as as close to an ombudsperson as we can get in the context in this context. Is that highly politicized right. Like i mean like we're that's they're supposed to be independent. And i am wary of reaching a conclusion without facts that the inspector general is politicized. I'm just mentioning a fact. Which is that. He was appointed by trump. He insisted at the time of the report. The politics trump's appointment have nothing to do with the way he's sculpted the report but as a reporter. A journalist researcher that tries to gain the exact same information. I really wouldn't have complete story if i didn't talk to the people who were arranging for the reason to clear the report cleared the square. I hear you i will. I will make that conclusion. Since i don't have those bona days tori exactly exactly Are well let me ask you about this. What did you notice. I mean because one of the things that that That again for me with a with a a story like this for for donald trump is the people around him right like Twenty years ago. If everything was the same you would not have however one hundred plus Congress people and whatever Half a dozen senators vote to decertify the election on january six but the republican party has changed and there may have been people in the white house a year ago. who were trying to put the brakes. On what trump was doing. Don't bring out the military to deal with black lives matter. You know milly your reporting suggested that he thought there was at the very least some attempt at a you know i guess. A coup for lack of a better word..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Is Jeff Bellenger, Jeff Good morning, Ryan. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen spooked the markets yesterday, she said in frustrates, will eventually have to be Raised. She didn't waste much time and walking back her statement, But the damage was done. Technology stocks were hit especially hard. The NASDAQ fell 262 points. The S and P 500 lost 28 points. The Dow managed 20 point gain. The first of this week's reports on the job market will be out this morning. Economists think a GPS data will show that private companies hired about 850,000 workers last month. Purchasing manager's report on April service sector activity is also on the way and Facebook will announce this morning whether it will restore Donald Trump's account. The decision will be made by the company's oversight board and will have implications far beyond the former president's ability to post on the social network. In the meantime, Trump has added a feature to his political action committee website. Where he can post comments and videos that supporters can re post on Facebook and Twitter back to you. Right. W y o g 21 Day troop salute Continuing now, with military appreciation Month, I'm Brian Gorman in for Jimmy Step alone here on South Florida's first news and let me bring in now colonel centric. Leading a retired 26 year, Air Force veteran military intelligence and security expert. He served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the national scene. Security Council. You can follow him on Twitter at Centric Leighton. Colonel. Thank you so much for the time. Obviously, Thank you so much for your service and let's start with what initially got you into the air Force back when you first joined. Well, Ryan. Good morning. It's yes. Variety of factors I actually was, didn't think is, you know, high school junior that I would actually go into the military, But you know, there were some economic realities. And then things started Tohno a bit in terms of, you know, the political climate and you know some of the other things that I was looking at, and I decided I'd give it a try. So I end up with You're applying for a scholarship for ROTC scholarship, and the Air Force was actually the first service to offer me an outright scholarship. So I said, I guess I'll take it to take the Air Force. And so that's how I ended up in the Air Force. And then how did you eventually transition into military intelligence and some of the other roles that you took on throughout the course of your extensive career? Well, it's you know, they start picking you for certain jobs. Once you graduate was you get ready to graduate from college and commissioning program. So we had several choices. As so We had three choices that we could sell out. So I two of the three I picked were related to intelligence. And at that time we actually specialized in specific intelligence areas. So, uh, I thought that I would not be picked for the The most technical intelligence specialty, which was signals intelligence and that's exactly what I ended up getting. I ended up getting signals intelligence and That zoo what happened? And then from there? It just moved into assignments of increasing responsibility. I have a lot of fun with the people that I was working with. But I also really valued the service that you know that I saw there's others providing. And so I thought, I'd like to be a part of that. Uh, you know, I thought at first I'd only be in for about four years, which was my initial commitment. But then you know, 26 years have been kind of in a blink of an eye and the assignments went from very tactical assignments to headquarters level assignments and each one of them each. One of those assignments was a really fascinating experience. And because of that, because of the variety of jobs that I could hold, I decided to stay with it. Well, I'd love to ask you all about your work doing signals Intelligence, but I have a feeling that be a very short conversations. How would you be able to tell us about it? So I'll just I'll just skip that NASA mother questions I'm joined by Colonel Cedric Leighton and retired 26 year Air Force veteran. How did you end up joining the Joint Chiefs staff and then working in the National Security Council, another major move So you picked for assignments like that. And what happened that was served first in Iraqi freedom that the very initial stage of operation Iraqi freedom, which popularly was known as the shock and awe phase, I did that. Then I became a squadron commander, and after that two year tour Was sent back to the Pentagon to the joint staff. So you get TOC get to pick a little bit. But for the most card to your bosses pick where you go, and especially as you rise in in rank, you have much less freedom illness to where your mind end up. So that's that's where I ended up. And then you know, one thing I'd like to correct is I actually was not on the National Security Council. I was at the National Security Agency s O. The National Security Agency is, of course. The agency that handles the signals intelligence part, and that assignment was actually my last assignment, And that was where I was the deputy director of training. But again, it was one of those where Theo the boss's both civilian and military end up picking where Ugo and that's you gotta salute smartly, as the saying goes, and that's that's where you know where I ended up and You know all of those assignments, you gain more experience. You got better, better insights into the old national security structure of the United States because they were actually working within it. And then you also saw some of the external factors that Who were happening, You know whether it's budget factors or military operational factors, or, you know some of the other things like congressional oversight, and it was involved in all of those different things. You know, there's some politics involved in that. But most importantly, there's always a lot of you know, a lot of I n eed you no need to understand what the troops are going through. And that's what I always tried to do is understand what that last Tactical mile looked like, no matter what I was sitting in Washington, or, you know, in the in the Middle East somewhere it always, you know, was important to make sure that you could see what was going on. And, you know, do the right thing. You know, from a procurement standpoint from an R D standpoint or From an intelligence standpoint. Well, it's just a tremendous career. Colonel Cedric Leighton, a retired 26 year Air Force veteran, military intelligence and security expert. He served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in the National Security Agency. You can follow him on Twitter at Cedric Layton. And of course you can find him on CNN as a military analyst, Colonel. Thank you so much for the time. And of course, thank you again for your service. We do appreciate it. Oh, thanks so much. Ryan. Thanks so much for having me It's always great to be with you guys. I look forward to talking to you again real soon Coming up next here on South Florida's first news, we'll check in with former Congressman Carlos Curbelo on 6 10. W I. O D calling all last minute Mother's Day shoppers..