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"Home estimate. And it's now 5 ten. Well, the stars came out for the 45th Kennedy Center Honors last night. Gladys Knight, the legendary singer was among those honored at the Kennedy Center. She talked about her inspiration. It's the work that you do. It's the heart that you have to say anything that I can do or say that will make this world Friends of mine. Another honoree, actor George Clooney. It's really cool. I mean, honestly, you know, it's not really something you think would ever happen. I think my dad and mom are sort of surprised by it as well. Others who were honored included The Rock band U2 singer Amy Grant, and composer, Tanya Leone. At the Kennedy Center Nick Allan Ellie, WTO P news. One person in attendance at the Kennedy Center last night was Paul Pelosi, the husband of House speaker Nancy Pelosi. It was his first public appearance since being brutally attacked in his home in late October. President Biden made a fist pump to Pelosi who was seated nearby. He was wearing a black hat as he recovers from injuries caused by a hammer attack to his head. Congress could soon get rid of The Pentagon's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for military members. According to Politico, a rollback of that policy may be included in the national defense authorization act, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy said he and President Biden have brokered a compromise on the policy, but Democrats in Congress say nothing has been finalized yet. Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin has told reporters that he wants to keep the vaccine policy in place. Federal cybersecurity leaders are exploring new security measures for both feds and their customers. Federal news networks just in Doubleday reports. The federal chief information security officer council is reviewing multi factor authentication tools and policies across agencies. The goal is to give feds and citizens more flexibility in how they can securely access federal data and services. Steven Hernandez is ciso at the Department of Education and co chairman of the Cisco council. I think one thing we're seeing coming out of the council is this strong urge to say citizens, we are going to make the highest security options available to you. So YouTube's how much security you want when you're interacting with the federal government. Justin Doubleday, federal news network. Two power substations in a North Carolina county were damaged by gunfire Saturday night, is being investigated as a criminal act having caused damage that could take days to repair. It left tens of thousands of people with no electricity. The more county sheriff says that the power substations were targeted. Coming up on WTO P a hint that Iran may be
"lloyd austin" Discussed on WTOP
"About my sister in the air force? Her too. And my dad's a marine. We serve all branches of the military, veterans, and their families. My dog is a retired military working dog. I see what I can do. Find out if you're eligible at navy federal dot org, navy federal credit union, our members are the mission. Ensured by NCA this is WTO news, 6 54 now Congress could soon get rid of The Pentagon's COVID vaccine mandate for military members. Politico is reporting a rollback of the policy may be included in the national defense authorization act. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy says he and President Biden have brokered a compromise on the policy, but congressional Democrats say nothing has been finalized yet. Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin has told reporters he wants to keep the vaccine policy in place. For the first time in ten years, there's a nonstop flight between North America and Bangkok Thailand, the capital of one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. The seasonal air Canada service will operate four times a week between now and March 26th of next year, national flag carrier, Thai airways previously offered regularly scheduled nonstop flights from Bangkok to Los Angeles, but those ended in 2012. Thailand dropped the last of its COVID related entry restrictions on October 1st and it's now working to rebuild its pandemic a better tourism industry. In 1994, a step Africa was founded as the first professional step company. This Friday, it brings its magical musical holiday step show to arena stage. This show we've been doing for over ten years. Has become like a family tradition. And the place of always wanted to bring this performance to was in the wild at a real estate in this rich family. So it's like a dream come true to actually bring this performance to arena stage. Step Africa founder C Bryan Williams says audiences are invited on stage to join the fun. What we like to say is who wants to sit still and be quiet for the holidays, you know? We want to get out and have some fun. And people with our families and people with our friends and that's kind of environments that have this creating new year. Find out more on WTO P dot com, Jason Farley, W two, if you knew. Monday news at 25 and 55 if you have a mortgage the idea is to pay it off before you retire, but double TOP's Jeff clay boss says a lot of people in retirement age are still making mortgage payments. Nationwide, more than 10 million homeowners paying off a mortgage or 65 and older about 19% of homeowners 65 plus still have a mortgage, the D.C. metro ranks about halfway down the list 18% of mortgage homeowners here are 65 and older. Salt Lake City, Austin and Dallas, they have a smallest share of retirees with a mortgage, Miami and Las Vegas have the highest. Coming up the Supreme Court today here's the case of a Colorado woman who doesn't want a design wedding websites for same sex couples. It's 6 56. Dell
Fresh update on "lloyd austin" discussed on BTV Simulcast
"Right, exactly, man is there's a lot of wiggle room in there. He did not say when that would be. And of course, if you want to review things and get everything together, who knows it could be months. But Maxine waters had asked for that December 13th date. It doesn't look like that will happen, but we will see. And Congress is now officially interested in what he's been doing, what this means for FTX. And of course, just thinking about second order implications, if he's testifying before Congress, what is Congress going to do beyond that in terms of the crypto industry? Will it mean more regulation? What will it mean for them? Yeah, one thing's for sure is he hasn't shied away from the camera. It's giving interview after interview. What about Bill ackman because he's come under a lot of criticism over the weekend to clarify comments that he made about SBA? Yeah, exactly. So he was saying he finds Sam bankman fried believable. But then he said, well, wait, that doesn't mean that I support him. I just think that he is believable in what he's saying and that might mean say that he is that he could be subject to civil rather than criminal liability. For instance. But yeah, ackman didn't really mince words. He said, you know, it's an egregious, large scale case of business negligence at a minimum. So he's definitely criticizing too. He's just finds Sam bankman fried believable. Do I know? Another day, another crypto event. Thank you for the overview, that's when Austin's are there. Let's get to the first word headlines from around the world and some old fox men as those from Doha. The U.S. defense secretary Lloyd Austin says America is building a more lethal force posture in the indo Pacific as part of efforts to make sure China doesn't dominate the region. Austin says China is the only country with both the will and the power to reshape the region. He also added that the U.S. would sharpen its warfighting advantages and bolster its force presence. Our key goes founder Bill Wang is asked a judge to toss out fraud charges against him. He alleges that prosecutors engaged in what he calls deceitful conduct in the early days of the investigation. Wang says he was duped into assisting investigators who gave him false hope that he wouldn't be charged. He is scheduled to go on trial in October 2023 over the collapse of our key goes. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Saudi Arabia's crown prince is preparing to invest in Credit Suisse groups, investment bank. According to the report, prince Mohammed bin Salman may invest around $500 million in the lenders CS first Boston spin out. Other investors could include former broccoli's chief executive bob diamonds, Atlas
"lloyd austin" Discussed on AP News
"AP news for this Sunday, December 4th, I'm Jackie Quinn, OPEC and its partners have decided to keep oil production steady, despite global concerns over supply. Our Naomi Shannon reports. Back in October, OPEC announced a 2 million barrels per day cut in oil production, that's still remains in effect and was met with much criticism, but while the U.S. and Europe went to punish Russia for the war in Ukraine, they also want to prevent a sudden loss of Russian crude, but prices have been dropping. The triple-A says the average price per gallon in the U.S. is $3 41 cents. That's down from this summer's high of over $5. The national transportation safety board is investigating a fiery blast this week and did a home in Atlanta. Two people were killed in the blaze, it apparently involved a leak of natural gas. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the federal Department of Health and Human Services to be ready to help cities like New York, where cases of the RSV virus are searching. Babies are suffering from collapsed lungs and needed oxygen assistance to breathe. Their parents keep vigil next to the hospital bed. They don't go to sleep because they're worried their child will stop breathing and they'll miss it. So it's a nightmare. Audio courtesy of WABC. Defense secretary Lloyd Austin wants to keep COVID mandates mandatory for the military. Congress be try to remove the mandate this week. Authorities in Louisiana are releasing details of a woman arrested for injuring 6 sheriff's deputies on Thanksgiving Day while refusing to get off a plane in New Orleans. Georgia, Michigan, TCU and Ohio State make the college football playoff. It gives the Big Ten multiple programs in the four team field for the first time. Black Panther Wakanda forever remains tops at the box office. This is AP news. An update in the shooting death of a rapper in Houston, Texas. I'm Archie's are a lot of with an entertainment update. Houston police have arrested 33 year old Patrick Xavier Clarke on a murder charge in the shooting death of rapper takeoff of the group Migos, police say takeoff was an innocent bystander when he was killed outside a bowling alley last month. Police sergeant Michael Burroughs says there are still dozens of witnesses who left the scene who could fill in details. It's important that those people come forward. And we are still looking to talk to a lot of those people. The Kennedy Center Honors will celebrate musicians Amy Grant U2 and Gladys Knight, composer Tania Leon and actor George Clooney on Sunday. CBS will air the tributes in their honor in a special on December 28th. Goonies never say die. The house in Astoria, Oregon, featured in the film The Goonies has sold to a fan who plans to preserve it. The house was listed in November for nearly $1.7 million. And I'm Jackie Quinn, AP news
Fresh update on "lloyd austin" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
"We had inflation figures out of Australia as well. Melbourne institute of inflation, these are official third quarter CPI numbers. We get those early next year. But inflation continuing to strengthen our Australia 5.9% year on year according to the Melbourne institute and of course tomorrow, the reserve bank of Australia will meet for the final time before February next year, and that is your market update. Let's get a check of global news at Baxter doesn't San Francisco. It's our Paul, thank you at China's shift away from COVID zero seemingly expanding across the country, Shanghai and Hangzhou are joining the expansion today. China reporting out over 29,000 cases on Sunday by the by. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with China's high level leaders the first part of the year incoming chair of the House intelligence committee says The Pentagon's new B 21 nuclear stealth. They call it a raider bomber, should act as a strong deterrence to any Chinese nuclear ambitions. Defense secretary Lloyd Austin says that the U.S. is building a more lethal force posture in the indo Pacific as part of the efforts to make sure China does not dominate the region as he says it intends to do. Donald Trump facing rebuke from both political parties today after calling for termination of parts of the constitution over his lie that the 2020 election was stolen and the war in Ukraine may have wound down to an extent, but U.S. expects both Russian Ukraine to be preparing for counter offensive out to the winters over. In San Francisco, Ahmed Baxter, this is Bloomberg, all right, Paul. All right, thanks very much. Ed, we're joined now by Dan Ives. He's managing director and senior equity strategist at Wedbush security talking about Apple. Shifting its production out of China and then it almost seems so obvious you can sort of a very young age not to put all your eggs in one basket as that what Apple did when it came to China and isn't now reaping the consequences of that decision. Yeah, I mean, they really dove into deep end of the pool. I mean, in China, that's been a key part of their success, my iPhone production, and it really came to bite them. You know, in terms of in this Christmas season, the shortages that we're seeing on iPhones, the zero COVID policy, the protests and Foxconn. It's really, I think the clock struck midnight for Apple in China. Now they're going to have to look to diversify over the coming years. You know, Dan, even before we got to the pandemic. I mean, during the U.S. China trade war, at the repercussions there, I mean, I recall, we were doing stories on this program about boycotts of Apple products on the mainland. You'd think that that may have been a wake-up call for apple back then. Well, look, I think for Apple, it's the heart and lungs of the Apple store in China. I mean, we're talking 90% of iPhone production, 20% of demand. The problem here is that the zero COVID policy in China is basically become untenable, unsustainable for app. And I think what we saw this month, it's been a train relaxed situation. I mean, we're going to have ten to 15 million iPhone units shortages. And I think ultimately for cook and Cupertino, it was just rather both the camel's back. And they really now recognize they're going to have to much more aggressively get out of China than they even thought because they've been have fun like up to this point. So is it possible to quantify what's your estimate of the impact on the next quarter of earnings for Apple? Welcome, I think right now we're looking at 15 to 20% iPhone units that potentially could ultimately be thrown out the window because the shortages. Now, that ultimately moves into the March quarter. That's why the stock is not reflecting so much negativity because it's more of a deferral. But when it really comes to the shortage, it's unprecedented for Apple. And I think that's something where it's the most important holiday season. I for 14 pros, they're to find those in the U.S. or even globally or almost impossible before Christmas. Okay, so your advising Apple now on what's next? How do you make changes to the production process? How do you make changes to the supply chain to insulate yourself against this type of event happening again in some form or another down the road? Is there a country in Asia that you feel that you could get production up and running pretty quickly? I mean, I would imagine the investment here a company like Foxconn. This is years in the making. How do you negotiate this? Well, look, I think that's the problem. I mean, in the near term, nothing is going to be solved. We're talking next 6, 12, 18 months. But when we look at next two to three years, which really asks us to now, you will get Indian Vietnam, those are the tumors feasible options in terms of where they can produce potentially more than 50% of iPhone production in those countries. Because of the tentacles also with Foxconn as well. But that's how that needs to start today. That's why I think they're going to much more aggressively shift that production because this can not repeat itself. And I think this has been just a nightmare situation for Apple, and now ultimately the benefits of that will be the countries of Indian Vietnam. Part of the appeal of producing in China obviously scale keeps costs down if you move production elsewhere. What does that mean for costs and a consumers ultimately get away with this? I mean, look, I think in the near term, that's going to be a tough pill to swallow. I mean, the cost implications could be significant for Apple in terms of CAPEX. And what's going to be needed and they're going to need to communicate that to Wall Street, but can they get to scale by 2024, 2025 in India, in Vietnam? I mean, it's not going to be easy. Because what they've built an iPhone city is hard to replicate. You know, and then you get into the world of regulation in India, particular where I think that you have to assemble more than 50% of the phone there that some number like that and help me I can't recall before you can sell into the Indian market. They're regulations that they're going to encounter in some of these jurisdictions, right? Significant ones. And that's something these are all things they need to work through. It's really it's a Rubik's Cube for them to figure out. And it's something they never really thought they'd be at this point. Especially in 2022, but what's happened the last call four to 6 weeks, it's really been a black cloud for Apple. And I think it's something that they now need to look to diversify for the first time really ever. They're going to seriously look to start moving out of China. Well, we've drawn a pretty miserable looking road map here, but you've still got an outperform rating on Apple, talk us through your thesis. Well, because it's demand driven. I mean, the demand for iPhones today is three to one over supply. So we continue to view this on a supplies side situation to disaster, but the demand is actually as robust as any technology company in this environment. That's why I view that they'll be able to navigate this as painful as it is. We have a $200 price target. That's why I believe this
Keep COVID military vaccine mandate, defense chief says
"The Pentagon chief says he wants to keep the military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate in place to protect the health of the troops. Defense secretary Lloyd Austin's making it clear, he supports a continuation of mandatory COVID vaccines for military personnel. He tells reporters we lost a million people in this country to the virus and hundreds in the Defense Department, adding that mandatory vaccinations are keeping people healthy. More than 20 Republican governors sent a letter to President Biden, asking the administration remove the mandate, which they say hurts the National Guard's ability to recruit troops. Congress may consider legislation this coming week to end mandates as part of the defense budget process. Jackie Quinn, Washington.
Rep. Chip Roy: We Need to Preserve the Culture of Our Military
"It would be really cool to have a military focused on Dan bongino and his listener is not getting dead So thanks for doing what you're doing there You can tell us what's going on in more detail and we'd appreciate it Yeah it's great I mean look at you and I both know and your listeners know wokeness is creating a destructive division And it's destroying our military destroying what you know creating division within the ranks It's creating a culture the rewards have failed incompetent leadership like abandoning Afghanistan and it's a Marxist derived ideology that's giving China a clear strategic edge over us And so senator Marco Rubio from Florida and I our teams teamed up and we put out a report to go to the American people can see some of the things going on right It's like secretary Lloyd Austin Signing a memorandum directing all service members and DoD civilian employees to get up to one day stand down to discuss extremism in the ranks Of course there was a report that said out of 2.1 million active duty and reserves there were fewer than a hundred cases which is .005% They hired a guy to put in charge of the countering extremism activity working group who's a total known leftist and activist Who denigrates conservatives and stated systemic racism is one of our great national security challenges I could go down the list The service academies right The admiral told midshipman at the naval academy that they need to read how to be an antiracist Professor at the airport said don't refer to mom and dad It might be offensive And I could go on and on and that were destroying the culture of the military We have vaccine mandates that are killing our recruiting ability We have sex reassignment procedures that are being funded by the military Hell they won't even let you be in the military If you've got frigging braces but they're going to say oh sure sex reassignment procedures I could go on and on but we've got to stop it We got to stop funding it Republicans could have got to get serious about making sure the culture of our military is preserved and protected
Russia didn't take US phone call after Poland missile strike
"The Pentagon's top officer says he tried to get in touch with his Russian counterpart after a missile strike in Poland Joint chiefs chairman Mark milley says his staff reached out Attempts were made no success which raises concerns about high level communications with Moscow in a crisis and a news conference Millie says it appears unlikely either Russia or Ukraine will score a decisive military victory Could Russia conquer Ukraine theoretically Maybe I guess but the probability of that happening is close to zero And it's highly unlikely Russian forces will be booted off Ukrainian land entirely Millie says Moscow's military is suffering badly That plus a potential winter slowdown in fighting could lead to talks on ending the war Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin says that's not up to the U.S. The Ukrainians are going to decide that not us Sagar Meghani Washington
US, South Korea warn Pyongyang against nuclear weapons use
"The U.S. and South Korea are jointly warning North Korea that use of any kind of nuclear weapon against Seoul or other regional allies will result in the end of Kim Jong-un's regime I'm Ben Thomas with the latest Our commitment to and defending the ROK is our client We strongly condemn the DPRK's irresponsible and reckless activities As we said before these kinds of activities are destabilizing to the region Defense secretary Lloyd Austin met with his South Korean counterpart at The Pentagon after North Korea launched more than two dozen missiles in response to the U.S. South Korean military exercises The purpose of those exercises says Austin to strengthen our combined readiness and our ability to fight tonight if necessary Through a translator South Korean defense minister Lee Jong-suk says the U.S. and South Korea are united and resolute in their stance toward North Korea Any nuclear attack by the DPRK including the use of tactical nuclear weapons is unacceptable and result in the end of Kim Jong-un regime by the overwhelming and decisive response of the alliance This is a strong warning against the DPRK But Lee also says the allies would like to see tension with North Korea ease Along with the efforts of the alliance to deter and respond to DPRK nuclear threats secretary Austin and I pledge to encourage DPRK to choose the nuclearization and the path for a brighter future We also pledge to continue our cooperation to achieve a complete denuclearization of North Korea Pentagon acknowledges the large scale of the U.S. South Korean exercises dumped vigilant storm It involves more than 1600 U.S. and South Korean flights involving some 240 war planes You've also seen us and Austin notes move a carrier into port there recently and I think that's a pretty strong signal as well Ben Thomas Washington
"lloyd austin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Meanwhile, China's foreign minister Wang Yi is held a conversation with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and says China wants to deepen cooperation with Russia at all levels. The U.S. issued its updated national defense strategy today saying China remains the greatest threat to U.S. national security and that nuclear weapons are the last line of defense, but defense secretary Lloyd Lloyd Austin says, well, there are not limits to that. The PRC is the only competitor out there with both the intent to reshape the international order and increasingly the power to do so. Saying the U.S. will now not rule out the use of nuclear weapons to fight conventional threats. Meanwhile, the U.S. is fearing falling behind both China and Russia and the arms race to deploy hypersonic weapons, it has tested its own out of Virginia, navy vice admiral Johnny wolf says, this will have the capability of operating international. This hypersonic weapon gives us the capability to get deep inland in some of the things that we need to do. And most importantly, for what we're doing in the navy by putting in on a ship and putting it on a submarine, it allows us to pretty much go anywhere in the ocean. The vice admiral says they should be ready to be played next year. And congresswoman Liz Cheney says she has crossed party lines to actively campaign on behalf of Democrat elissa slotkin in Michigan. Cheney and outcast in her own party because of the January 6th committee says, while she differs with some slotkin positions, substantive members of Congress are needed desperately in San Francisco, I'm at Baxter, this is Bloomberg, our Brian. And thanks very much 38 minutes past the hour. It's time for global sports. With Dan short swin Dan could a U.S. soccer star beheading to Manchester. Interesting question there, Brian football insider says that Manchester United is keeping tabs on U.S. international Tyler
Epoch Times: US to End Sea-Launched Nuclear Missile Program
"From epic times the breaking story the United States will stop developing nuclear armed C launched cruise missiles According to new documents released by the Department of Defense The documents released on October 27th stated the United States were retired B 83 one gravity bomb will cancel the nuclear armed sea launch cruise missile CM During a news conference defense secretary Lloyd Austin faced questions about retiring the two programs Arguing quote our inventory of nuclear weapons is significant I do not believe this sends a message to Putin He understands what our capability is You know the reason you develop these things is not because you can blow Russia or China off the face of the earth a thousand times It's because you show them that you have a technological edge over them as a deterrent Because they can blow us off the face of the earth a thousand times This is deterrence The Biden administration released three documents on October 27th that's today The national defense strategy nuclear posture review and missile defense review Together they lay out the military's priorities for the coming years and underscore that Washington plans to maintain a very high bar for nuclear employment during the Trump administration The Pentagon made a decision in 2018 to develop a new nuclear armed sea launch cruise missile with a focus on the threat from Russia And so I want you to think about this in the face of pute and threatening us We announced this
Pentagon: Despite Russia's war, China still top threat to US
"Despite Russia's war in Ukraine a new Pentagon defense strategy says another nation is America's biggest security challenge Defense chief Lloyd Austin says it's China The only competitor out there with both the intent to reshape the international order and increasingly the power to do so The national defense strategy notes for the first time the U.S. is now facing two major nuclear armed competitors Austin says he does worry about Russia's threats to use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine It would be the first time that a nuclear weapon has been used in over 70 years Even as Austin spoke at The Pentagon in Moscow Vladimir Putin told an international conference he has no intention of using nuclear weapons saying it would be pointless Sagar Meghani Washington
Weapons shortages could mean hard calls for Ukraine's allies
"The U.S. and other NATO members have sent billions of dollars worth of weapons and equipment to Ukraine to help in its fight against Russia's invasion But that's now presenting a dilemma for European countries facing weapons shortages as they weigh the risk that Russia could target them next I'm Ben Thomas with a closer look Our enemy have many many weapons and artillery We don't have a lot of art of editing After 8 months of intense fighting the allies expect the war will continue Maybe years with both sides rapidly using up weapons supplies Victory may come down to who can last longer This Ukrainian commander asked to be identified just as Yuri most of the times we have problems with tanks and artillery We're standing up for Ukraine's right to defend itself Defense secretary Lloyd Austin has urged NATO members to dig deep and provide Ukraine more Thanking his Estonian counterpart at The Pentagon this week We can all see the differences that these efforts are making on the ground And the progress that the Ukrainians have made in their counteroffensive Estonian defense minister Hanukkah We will stand united with all of our allies today to make sure that the future we will not look back and think that we could have done The pepcorn notes the strain on countries own defense stockpiles comes up all the time especially among smaller NATO countries Estonia shares a 183 mile border with Russia and he says the question is how much risk are you ready to take Still with U.S. support he says That will substantially reinforce the Estonian defense forces Ben Thomas Washington
Pentagon to pay for travel across state lines to access abortion
"The Pentagon is laying out how it will help troops say independence seek reproductive healthcare services following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn roe V wade Many major military installations are in states where abortions are now illegal and troops who serve there have worried about what would happen if they got pregnant and needed an abortion Defense chief Lloyd Austin says The Pentagon will provide travel funds and support for troops and dependence in those areas who seek abortions or other services Austin says it will also boost efforts to protect the privacy of their medical records The new policy is seen as a key way to keep recruiting and retaining service members
Soldiers set to remain in Lithuania until at least 2026, amid Russia fears
"A heavily armed U.S. battalion is set to remain in Lithuania until at least 2026 amid fears about Russia's intentions in the region following its invasion of Ukraine Lithuania's defense minister announced the move after a meeting with defense secretary Lloyd Austin in Bucharest saying the decision to extend the rotational battalion shows that the U.S. takes Baltic security seriously and it also sends a message to Russia the Americans are here and they're not going anywhere The U.S. Army deployed a contingent of about 500 soldiers to Lithuania on a troop rotation basis in 2019 the forces include the armored brigade combat teams that have been on exercises in the eastern Flank countries since 2017 I'm Charles De Ledesma
NATO holds nuclear talks amid war tensions, Putin threats
"NATO's secretive planning group met in Brussels to organize a nuclear exercise as concerns increase over Russia's actions 14 NATO member countries will be involved in the exercise which was planned before Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th UK defense minister Ben Wallace stressed the importance of not being provocative What we don't want is to do things out of routine This is a routine exercise and it's all about readiness Today the NATO meeting is all about making sure we are ready for anything The main part of the maneuvers will be held over 600 miles from Russia U.S. defense secretary Lloyd Austin said the U.S. will do whatever it takes to protect NATO allies We are committed to defending every inch of NATO's territory if and when it comes to that NATO's exercise dubbed steadfast noon is held around the same time every year and runs for about one week Russia is also expected to conduct its own exercise not long after the NATO one I'm Karen Chammas
Former DNI John Ratcliffe on Putin's Potential Use of Nuclear Weapons
"Say this, Charlie, because I get this question a lot. And I know you're concerned about escalation, all Americans are. We talk about nuclear weapons and would Putin use a tactical nuclear weapon and there's been a lot of speculation about that. One thing I've been disappointed in folks out of The Pentagon, you know, not sort of spokespeople not talking about this issue is, look, when it comes to nuclear weapons and nuclear protocols, you know, Vladimir Putin has wide latitude to use certain weapons of mass destruction and he has to the detriment of populations around the world. And that would include chemical and biological. But I will say this when it comes to the use of nuclear weapons ever since, you know, the Cuban missile crisis in the old Soviet Union and Nikita Khrushchev, the old pilot bureau stepped in and said, when it comes to nuclear weapons, we don't want a crazy person, you know, making one off decision. And so they've got some pretty rigid protocols when it comes to the use of actual nuclear weapons that Vladimir Putin wouldn't be making those decisions by himself. And that's something that I think could give should give everyone some comfort as this thing. To be honest, that's one factor. I don't trust the fools that pulled off Afghanistan right now in our own government. I mean, Lloyd Austin and Mark milley, they gave us the Afghanistan debacle, and I'm supposed to, I mean, I want the checks and balances on our guys, not to say they're going to use nuclear weapons, but to your point. I mean, the world is on fire. I mean, like we talked about, Russia's doing things they weren't doing. China's doing things with Taiwan that they weren't doing. North Korea is doing things that they haven't done since 2017, the first year of the Trump administration. I mean, all of these things are because of what you said, Charlie, who's in charge, who's making the decisions where the deterrent factor is or the lack thereof. So should you have confidence? Absolutely not.
Why Is the Republican Party Putting Up With This?
"The Democrat party does with the regime asks the Democrat party has become an instrument of the CIA, the FBI, the woke Department of Defense, the question I want to ask today is why is the Republican Party putting up with this? Why is the Republican Party authorizing more money to be sent to Ukraine and allowing the reckless escalation of a conflict halfway around the world? That very well could result in nuclear war. We had several politicians here on this program, senator Rick Scott senator Kramer, and every time I asked them about Ukraine and I have a lot of respect for both those men, I think they're men of integrity, but I'll be honest, when I ask them about these topics, the lack of depth on the issue is extraordinary. For example, senator Kramer came on this program. Again, nice man, we had a nice disagreement on this. And he said there is really no limit to the amount of money that we will send to Ukraine. This is complete and total madness. Why is the Republican Party trusting and Mark milley and Lloyd Austin and Tony blinken and Brennan, the same people that have messed up Afghanistan and messed up every single foreign policy blunder of the last couple of years of Jake Sullivan stumbling into the best case scenario another Afghanistan, the worst case scenario all out nuclear war.
Pentagon lays out new food, housing programs for troops
"The Pentagon is providing new food and housing programs for troops I Norman hall The Pentagon is unwrapped a number of new programs aimed at helping service members who are struggling with housing shortages higher rents state food prices and living expenses as they move from base to base Defense secretary Lloyd Austin ordered the efforts which include discounted groceries at commissaries expanded child care and helping spouses find work Austin also ordered increases in the basic housing allowance in 28 areas where rent a spike more than 20% above current allowances with growing competition from corporations seeking to hire young people in the tight job market the military services are struggling to meet their recruiting goals I Norman hall
Blinken announces $2 billion in new military aid to Ukraine, Europe
"The Biden administration is making a show of force in Europe as it boosts aid for a Ukraine Its top diplomat is in Kyiv Its defense chief in Germany both announcing major new military aid for Ukraine and other nations whom Russia is threatening On an unannounced visit to the Ukrainian capital Secretary of State Antony Blinken say the administration has told Congress it intends to give $2 billion in long-term financing to 19 nations most potentially at risk of Russian aggression Earlier at a German air base The war is at another key moment Defense secretary Lloyd Austin announced a $675 million package of heavy weaponry for Ukraine the U.S. is now allotted more than $15 billion in aid to the country since President Biden took office Sagar Meghani Washington
U.S. defense secretary says President Joe Biden has approved additional military aid to Ukraine worth up to $675 million
"Defense secretary Lloyd Austin has said that president Joe Biden has approved additional military aid to Ukraine Austin gathered officials from allied countries to ensure that support for Ukraine continues The defense secretary went on to announce a new donation made just a day earlier The president approved the latest triumph of U.S. assistance to Ukraine the valued up to $675 million He said that the package includes howitzers artillery munitions humvees armored ambulances anti tank systems and more I am Karen Chammas
Guy Reschenthaler Is Still Appalled Biden Surrended Bagram
"I can tell you as a veteran of the Iraq War, I'm absolutely appalled even a year after that Joe Biden would surrender in Afghanistan. I really believed in our mission both in Iraq and Afghanistan and the fact that he just surrendered this country, surrendered the Bagram air base. It's completely unacceptable. And as far as Lloyd Austin saying that our work is not done, this guy has been wrong just as many times as Joe Biden has been wrong. It was this guy that was telling us that Ukraine would fall within hours in Afghanistan would remain for months and months. In the opposite happened, Ukraine is still fighting in Afghanistan crumbled within hours. And these are our so called military experts. But look, the defeat in the surrender is owned by one person and one person only and that's Joe Biden. No, you're absolutely right. I mean, it was his decision to make. He went against the advice of the generals. You went against the advice of many people in Congress, and as a result, people lost their lives. And this is something that needs to be remembered, especially as we're heading into election season.
Defense secretary Austin positive for COVID for second time
"The Pentagon's chief has tested positive again for a COVID-19 defense secretary Lloyd Austin says he has mild symptoms and will quarantine the next 5 days at home where he plans to virtually keep his work routine in a statement Austin says his last contact with President Biden was about two and a half weeks ago Last week Austin traveled to Europe He also tested positive in early January Sagar Meghani Washington
The US Military Is Struggling to Meet Its 2022 Recruiting Goals
"Is one of our great successes as a nation, strongest military ever to exist in the history of the world. NBC News. Every branch of the military is struggling to make its 2022 recruiting calls, officials say. With record low number of Americans eligible to serve, and few of those willing to do it, it's quote, is this the year, the question of sustainability of the all volunteer force. I wonder why. These people. It's an intentional destruction of the U.S. Military. That's what they've been doing. Every branch of the U.S. Military is struggling to meet its fiscal year 2022 recruiting goals. The official said The Pentagon top leaders are now scrambling for ways to find new recruits to fill out the ranks of the all volunteer force, defense secretary Lloyd Austin and deputy secretary Kathleen hicks consider the shortfall is serious issue. Yeah, maybe you should have thought of that before you wanted to mandate an experimental gene therapy and kick out active duty personnel, which Republicans did nothing to oppose. This is a start of a long drought for military recruiting, said retired general Thomas spore of the heritage foundation. He said the military has had not such a hard time signing recruits since 1973. Quote, 2022 is the year we questioned the sustainability of the all volunteer force. Now that NBC News article continues and they say, oh, it's because of the psychological trauma quote they think they're going to be physically or emotionally broken after serving. That's not why. I'll tell you why it's happening. Two things. They don't want to take in a vaccine against their will, and they don't want to serve under this. Put that on screen. Rachel Levine and the new LGBTQIA+ regime in our military and also people want to enlist in a military that plays to win Afghanistan was a humiliation. From Lloyd Austin and Mark milley.
"lloyd austin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Com Multiple members of Congress sought pardons from former president Trump following the capitol riots on January 6th 2021 That's according to representative Jamie Raskin It is multiple members of Congress as the vice chair said at our opening hearing and all in due course the details will surface Appearing on CNN State of the Union the Maryland Democrat did not give any specifics on how many members of Congress may have sought pardons China's minister of defense says his government is determined to fight to the very end to keep Taiwan from being independent addressing the Asian defense conference in Singapore today the Chinese official also called out U.S. defense secretary Lloyd Austin for his remarks speaking at the same conference earlier Austin condemned China for threatening to quote undermine security stability and prosperity in the indo Pacific Americans are seeing record gas prices for the 16th straight day Triple-A says the national average climbed a penny to $5 in one cent a gallon on Sunday That's up 16 cents from last week That's the latest I'm Dina kodiak And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom President Joe Biden is hailing a tentative deal on new gun safety laws that's been reached today by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators He says he'll sign it The agreement is a significant breakthrough after years of very little progress in Congress on gun legislation but negotiators still have to agree on all of the details as they draft legislation in coming days Some of the negotiators have said they're hopeful that legislation could move before the Senate leaves for a July 4th holiday recess reaching a deal will get harder beyond that Is lawmakers are increasingly focusing on midterm elections Federal Reserve policy makers will set interest rates Wednesday and a half point interest rate increase is all but certain The fed's economic projections and dot plot along with chairman Jerome Powell's post meeting news conference will provide clues on how much further the Central Bank intends to go in this tightening cycle Another COVID lockdown in Shanghai over the weekend Bloomberg's Greg Jarrett reports the lockdown has expected to be brief There's been another run on groceries with this announcement The plan emerged from one area with just a handful of cases and spread in hours to 15 of the financial hub 16 districts It encompasses almost all of the city's 25 million residents as health officials use testing to root out any silence transmissions of the virus which they say is a key tool in China's COVID zero arsenal Bloomberg's Greg Jarrett The 75th Tony Awards are being handed out today at Radio City Music Hall some 34 shows that open between.
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"Countries This is Bloomberg radio Now a global news update will speak on Ukraine's fight against Russia this morning arc Mayfield reports A White House spokesperson tells the hill Biden will deliver remarks on support for Ukrainians defending their country administration officials told NBC News earlier that President Biden intends to make a massive request for funds to support Ukraine through the end of the fiscal year The comments also come just days after Secretary of State Antony Blinken and defense secretary Lloyd Austin traveled to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky and other top officials I'm Mark Mayfield Four new astronauts are now safely aboard the International Space Station the SpaceX crew docked almost 16 hours after launching from Florida They're replacing another four member team set to end their mission next week As if COVID isn't enough to worry about Now measles cases are soaring They're up 79% around the world United Nations warns this could trigger larger outbreaks of other diseases this year affecting millions of children I'm Michael kassner The news that completes your market day This is the big headline is catching investors attention And the stories that make your business week Wasn't inflation dead just a few years ago Bloomberg business week Weekdays at 2 p.m. eastern on Bloomberg radio If the conflict is tipping towards Ukraine there will be some setbacks for both sides but for example Ukraine now has more tanks than Russia does in the field This is remarkable Tina fordham there was fordham global insight a blistering interview yesterday on what is necessary to assist Ukraine in this battle with Russia Lisa Brahman taki we welcome you from our studios in New York And right now joining us in Kyiv is a most original mayor Not only the mayor of a beleaguered capital of this nation Ukraine but also acclaimed truly with his brother the pair of boxing brothers in the world with many many heavyweight champions But Charlie this is not boxing This is not sport There's a meanness here that you fought against in athletics for years You state that the meanness of Vladimir Putin will go after these iconic symbols of your cave When do you expect mister Putin to go after those acclaimed churches and other sanctuaries Regards.
"lloyd austin" Discussed on WTOP
"April 26th 2022 welcome in this early morning glad you're with us I'm dean lane Daddy gummy is our producer among the top stories we're following for you as we ride into this Tuesday together CBS News special report Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will be in Germany today to hold talks about Ukraine He and Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Kyiv on Sunday to meet with Ukraine's president adviser to the country's minister of defense Yuri Sox It sends a signal across the international arena to our partners as well as to our foes but Ukraine is not alone in this aggressive war against the tyranny The visit seemed to intensify Russian aggression CBS News correspondent Charlie dagda has that part of the story from eastern Ukraine Hours after the delegation crossed out of Ukraine Russian air strikes pounded 5 train stations in the space of an hour including a strike on lviv the region they had just left Russia's top diplomat also warned of provoking World War three and said the threat of nuclear conflict should not be underestimated CBS News special report on Wendy Gillette Meantime senators from both parties are valued this week to speed ahead with approval of much more military weapons for Ukraine as we hear this morning from WTO peace capital hill correspondent Mitchell Miller Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer has made it clear military aid for Ukraine is a top priority Now that lawmakers are back in session Approving additional aid for Ukraine is a must and I expect swift bipartisan cooperation to get it done Texas Republican senator John cornyn also says there's an urgency to the issue There is no time for delay or red tape Cornyn is calling on the house to approve a revival of the World War II lend lease program that the Senate has already voted for The legislation aims to bypass bureaucratic red tape so that weapons can rapidly get into the hands of Ukrainian soldiers On capital hill Mitchell Miller WTO.
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"Sports The top stories we're following this hour on WTO a secret visit to Kyiv U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia is failing in its war aims and Ukraine is succeeding The trip by blinken and defense secretary Lloyd Austin becoming the highest level Americans to visit Ukraine's capital since Russia invaded in late February Russia is saying it will open a humanitarian corridor for civilians to evacuate from the besieged steel plant at Mario the Russian defense ministry says its troops will cease fire to allow civilians to safely exit the plant It's become the last stand of Ukrainian resistance in that strategic port city No classes today a D.C.'s Edmund Burke school after Friday's shooting along Connecticut avenue four people were wounded the suspects apparently took his own life as police closed in We will have more on WTO on these stories coming up in just minutes In France president Emmanuel Macron won reelection last night over a far right-wing opponent giving him a substantial victory in a runoff that was expected to be very close After the result there were protests in several cities against both candidates Fireworks were launched at the police tear gas was used to clear crowds one banner called Macron the Robin Hood of the rich The pan echoed that sentiment To avoid this hoarding of power by a few she said I will continue my commitment to France In an increasingly fractured country le pen vows to fight on Elaine Cobb in Paris meantime congratulations have been pouring in for Macron from around the world including President Biden and Ukraine's president zelensky Coming up for you in money news That was down 300 points D.C.'s newest bib gourmands I'm Jeff label Ten 48 It's traffic and weather on the 8s With Rita Kessler in the WTO traffic center Thanks Mark delays in Virginia on northbound 95 coming from route three and Fredericksburg headed past 17 before the centerport Parkway The work in the left lane then a delay northbound after the Prince William Parkway this had been the crash along the right side things may be easing up there the delays have definitely eased If your southbound on 95 delays are out of lorton crossing the octagon the earlier wreck under one 23 the crash cleanup was in the right merge lane from north by one 23 so that's causing a bit of a short merge and maybe causing people to still tap the brakes looking at everything Eastbound 66 is slow from one 23 toward nutley watch for work also watch for work on the outer loop ramp to westbound 66 usually a single lane gets by that ramp with the work On the beltway it's the inner loop of the beltway before Georgia avenue the mobile street sweeping crew on the right side your delays are from three 55 if you're on the inner loop near the Eisenhower avenue connector this was the medical emergency along the right side In Maryland on the Baltimore Washington Parkway delays in both directions headed toward powder mill road northbound near powder mill the right lane was blocked with the crash southbound after powder mill There was a vehicle off the road into the Woods along the right side but also southbound headed toward the beltway as a mowing crew along the left side so watch for varying lanes and response on the scene there One 24 and Gaithersburg between Watkins road and rocky road are under police direction for the police activity southbound two 70 crawling heading into urbana before route 80 the left lane was blocked with the work while in the district Massachusetts avenue near waterside drive stay right to get by the work zone in both directions Southbound D.C..
"lloyd austin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Ad council Broadcasting 24 hours a day At Bloomberg dot com and the Bloomberg business act this is Bloomberg radio Now a global news update Ukrainian president zelensky says he'll meet with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and defense secretary Lloyd Austin and keefe tomorrow Zelensky made the announcement at a news conference today adding he didn't think it's a big secret The White House declined to comment on the report correspondent Cal Perry offered an explanation For security reasons I think it's unlikely that they will until we see these men on the ground here Blinken and Austin would be the highest ranking U.S. officials to visit Ukraine since Russia invaded the country Zelensky told reporters he plans to discuss the list of weapons Ukraine needs A court martial is ending in the air force's first ever conviction of a general officer Major general William T coulee was found guilty at an Ohio military court on Saturday for one specification of abusive sexual contact The conviction stemmed from a 2018 incident in New Mexico where the victim said Cooley forcibly kissed and groped her through her clothes while driving her home from a day long social event Cooley had pleaded not guilty to the charges One child is dead and 17 others are undergoing liver transplants following a multi country hepatitis outbreak according to the World Health Organization at least 169 cases of acute hepatitis in children from as young as one month to 16 years old have been detected across 11 countries including the U.S. in Alabama and North Carolina The cases have left at least one child dead besides the southeastern U.S. a majority of cases have been found in the United Kingdom along with.
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"Bloomberg radio Now a global news update Ukrainian president zelensky says he'll meet with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and defense secretary Lloyd Austin and Kyiv tomorrow Zelensky made the announcement at a news conference today adding he didn't think it was a big secret The White House declined to comment on the report correspondent Cal Perry offered an explanation For security reasons I think it's unlikely that they will until we see these men on the ground here Blinken and Austin would be the highest ranking U.S. officials to visit Ukraine since Russia invaded the country Zelensky told reporters he plans to discuss the list of weapons Ukraine needs The Pentagon says the U.S. will keep sending defense support to Ukraine press secretary John Kirby said Friday that defense secretary Lloyd Austin is hoping to establish a long-term solution with other world leaders to help fund Ukraine's war with Russia Kirby said drones being sent to the Ukrainians will meet their needs to help them fight the Russians in the domus region A sniper style shooting in Washington D.C. leaves four people injured and a suspect from Virginia is dead Shots were fired Friday afternoon around three 30 in the afternoon from an apartment in northwest D.C. as many as 60 rounds were fired at a college preparatory school near Howard University where two adults in a 12 year old were shot and are in stable condition in the hospital A fourth woman was grazed by one of the sniper's bullets During the investigation Metropolitan Police identified 23 year old Raymond Spencer from fairfax as a person of interest who also recorded the shooting and posted the video on social media The suspect was found dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound Unreasonably warm weather is predicted in the Midwest today Scott Carr with more Forecasters say Chicago Cleveland and Indianapolis could all see high temperatures of 80° or more today making it the warmest day of the year so far meteorologists say those temperatures will range 15 to 20° above normal Detroit's expected to hit 79° Minneapolis may hit 71 The warm temperatures are expected to then spread into.
"lloyd austin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Not confirming the expected travel of two high level U.S. officials to Ukraine Ukrainian president zelensky announced today he will meet with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and defense secretary Lloyd Austin in Kyiv tomorrow President Biden is spending the weekend in Delaware after an unexpected delay leaving Washington state Scott Carr has more A suspicious package delayed the president's departure from Seattle Tacoma international for more than two hours while Secret Service checked it out The area was confirmed safe but not before more than 200 other departures and arrivals were delayed Congresswoman Liz Cheney is denying accusations she leaked audio of a phone call that shows GOP leader Kevin McCarthy criticizing former president Trump a spokesperson for the Wyoming Republican said Cheney did not record or leak the tape and does not know how reporters got it The New York Times obtained audio of a call in January of 2021 where McCarthy has heard saying Trump bears responsibility for the capital riot That's the latest I'm Julie Ryan And I'm Denise Pellegrini in the Bloomberg newsroom As investors watch those reports about Antony Blinken traveling to Ukraine tomorrow investors are also watching the developments in the eastern part of Ukraine with Russia's battle for Ukraine moving in that direction and away from key But Moscow does have a home field advantage closer to Russia but military analysts also say that doesn't mean Russia's army will overcome all its problems Retired army lieutenant general Doug lute is a former NATO ambassador You can't reform an army in just a couple of weeks And LUT says even so Russia's operations in the Donbass will be somewhat easier for Russia than operations Sources telling us today Germany plans to increase borrowing by about $43 billion to offset the economic impact of the war New jump in COVID cases in Shanghai after 5 straight days of declines Michael Hart is president of M chem China He says it's really tough for U.S. businesses to do anything in China at all right now These lockdowns in Shanghai supply chain disruptions really impacting American business within China and then for the global supply chain also has major implications And Hart with us there on Bloomberg radio and television And Starbucks is being sued by a U.S. labor board over retaliation claims More on that from Bloomberg's Courtney hope Denise U.S. labor relations officials are asking a federal court to force Starbucks to reinstate a group of activists The board's Phoenix regional director is seeking an injunction requiring the coffee chain to bring back three employees the agency alleges were illegally fired forced out or placed on leave Dozens of other cases are also being looked at No immediate response from Starbucks but the company has previously denied wrongdoing and it has called claims of anti union activity categorically false Denise Thank you Courtney And global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts said more than a 120 countries In the news remind Denise Pellegrini this is Bloomberg.
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"Defense secretary Lloyd Austin is in Warsaw a key ally is Russia continues its troop build up along neighboring Ukraine borders CBS cami McCormick reports Defense secretary Austin said more than 8000 U.S. troops are currently in Poland Poland is one of our most stalwart NATO allies It could also face a potential humanitarian disaster If Russia further invades Ukraine Poland could see tens of thousands of displace Ukrainians and others flowing across its border trying to save themselves and their families from the scourge of war Austin's visit comes as vice president Harris and Secretary of State blinken meet with allies in Munich and President Biden will speak with allies later today And coming up this weekend Russia is planning to conduct major military drills featuring some of its most powerful weapons and military units that have been engaged in exercises near Ukraine President Putin says he will preside over the exercises from a situation center Meantime we're hearing from Ukraine's top diplomat to the U.S. Nobody except for mister Putin knows what Russia is planning But Ukraine's ambassador to the U.S. succinate Monte carova says what we're seeing now This full psych operations military provocations cyberattacks disinformation attacks They're all tools that Russia has used during its 8 year occupation in eastern Ukraine But now it seems like they're escalating Normally she says those incidents are spaced out over time But now they're happening all in a compressed time frame She says Ukrainians have seen this for 8 years And they are prepared to defend the country And they may be called upon to do that in the coming days JJ green WTO P news And we'll be talking with JJ in 7 minutes In other news we're following the federal government will not shut down this weekend because the Senate voted last night to extend funding for federal agencies for about another month details from WTO's Mitchell Miller today on the hill On this vote the ace was 65 the nasr 27 the 60 vote threshold having been achieved the bill is passed Virginia senator Tim kaine announcing the final vote The short term spending bill approved by the Senate will keep the government running through March 11th Lawmakers approved it ahead of a Friday midnight deadline and their break next week Before the final vote senators voted down a series of Republican amendments including two that dealt with cutting off federal funding related to vaccine mandates Lawmakers hope to agree on an overall federal budget for this fiscal year next month On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO news The house already approved an identical bill earlier this week It's 7 34.
"lloyd austin" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And the photo op cost the lives and 13 troops of photo op also cost the lives and a drone strike of aid workers including about 7 to 9 children who were killed because Biden McKenzie milley ordered a I'm sure Biden didn't know about it McKenzie it was up to his responsibility operationally to do what was right and you might recall that Biden said after this 13 soldiers were killed that we will find you And I guess Mackenzie and underlings thought they found that it turned out to be UN type food workers and their children that they drone strike and killed and so from your experience lieutenant colonel Stewart scheller is a true that if done properly there would have been 2500 soldiers left in Bagram and then the country would still be stabilized and millions of Afghans would not be dying of starvation as we speak Yes it is my opinion that had we convinced the National Security Council and the president to have more troops to hold Bagram into execute in a military fashion There is no doubt that we could have done this without leaving any Americans without any undue risk to the force and with getting all of our gear out And we've been there for 20 years It's a no brainer that we could have done this in a manner in which it would have been much less risk to the force but we rushed it the general allowed himself to get bullied and then he refused to take accountability after the fact and we just monumentally failed And the fact that we haven't held anyone accountable for it in my opinion criminal Well one person is held accountable and that's a whistleblower That's you Yeah $5000 fine an honorable discharge with general conditions whether heck that is The only person to held accountable for this unmitigated disaster is you And at this point Lloyd Austin the Secretary of Defense has moved on to other issues the media seldom talks about it anymore because it is such an embarrassment that Biden to Kamala Harris to Lloyd Austin to Millie it is such an embarrassment It's not mentioned and let's go back to the time you were when you put your rank on the table I guess my question was did you think about it It was an impromptu Well did you give it some thought and say I'm gonna do this knowing the consequences or did you get all angry one night and say this is it Well this was something that had been building for a while I mean I posted it the same day the attack happened So I didn't wait multiple days I probably waited half of the day after I made it But to your question I absolutely understood the ramifications I even articulated in the video that I thought I would be fired that I knew my family stability was at risk and then I thought my retirement was at risk But I then stated if I was willing to risk that knowingly that I thought that gave me the more high ground to demand the same thing for my senior leaders Did you anticipate meli or McKenzie would follow your lead or did you anticipate you'd be a sacrificial lamb Well they haven't been held accountable yet but despite it's not over Bill I just got off a gag order Nobody had been talking about it but now that I'm off the gag order a lot more people are talking about it I have plans to change some of the problems that are in our military I love America I love American military I love the service member There's fundamental issues that we haven't addressed since Vietnam and I intend to make sure that they are addressed Do you think you represent the sentiment of many marine officers army officers Or do you think you're on your own when you're expressed Because many are not going to have the courage that you had Great majority are not going to step forward You were close to getting a pension worth about $2 million You knew likely you're throwing that away Do you sense many officers feel as you felt and just didn't want to say it or couldn't say it I didn't want to say it They feared the consequences Do you think you're a lone wolf or do you think you're generally representative I think most people agreed with the sentiment of my statement but to your point most people have a lot to lose When you get older in at least my demographic when you're in your late 30s and 40s and you've got tensions and families and things hanging over your head most people put that as the most important thing I just decided a while ago with my values were and what I was willing to fight for and I just don't like hypocrisy I think the American military arm of foreign diplomacy is one of the most important things for the global order And I think right now we're at an inflection point in America And so yes there's a lot of people that agree with me but getting them to take action is really the hardest point which is what you're alluding to There's a lot of professional articles out there that are saying the same thing I do but that's just what they are They're just words And so what I'm trying to do is compel people to action and we'll see how that goes Over the last several months if you could have seen the future when you put your rank on that table and saw the next 5 or 6 months transpire in your life would you have changed anything I would have gone back and tweaked some of my verbiage and some of my videos because it allowed people to get hung up on just small things Not being able to speak like when you're on a gag order allows the military and the media to run their own narratives and I was unable to really talk through some certain things So in that respect there was like certain comments I made that just allowed people to rip that for headlines and miss the content of my statements But quite honestly the general content of my statements I wouldn't change for anything It's very important And I stand by it and while I was moving forward I hit a couple of months but I'm still moving forward What's the future for Stewart sheller Right now now that I'm out I think I'm very invested in foreign diplomacy America's strength I think America is the greatest country in the world It's worth fighting for And to be a member of influencing foreign diplomacy I think it's in politics I don't think I have the place right now in my life where I'm going to do anything in 22 I've built a coalition of candidates for the 22 cycle so I've got up to I think 6 Senate candidates and 25 congressional candidates growing every day But mostly my bumper sticker there is I think we need leaders and not politicians So most of my candidates are veterans people that are educated and foreign diplomacy and are willing to fight for the things that I don't see congressional representatives or the executive branch fighting for right now And so I'd like to get 6 or 7 votes up on the hill this election cycle and then a 24 I might make a run myself So time will tell but ultimately my goal is to like I said earlier hold senior military leaders accountable and put leaders into politics rather than just politicians And lastly a lieutenant colonel Stewart sheller if the American people want to assist you in some fashion is there a website Is there a foundation What is there that many who feel as you felt that the way to improve America's military the disaster Disaster of Afghanistan is laid at the doorstep of President Biden national insecurity defense secretary Lloyd Austin Mark milley McKenzie if American people want to help how do they do it My website is authentic Americans dot.
"lloyd austin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"A whole new markets open up to EVs And that's potential new markets for Tesla as well Singapore started testosterone selling their EVs in Singapore last year and it really caught up and it's like the bestselling single model in Singapore And it only took them to do that in a few months So I wouldn't be surprised if they continue to venture into new markets and probably grab a significant share of that market as well And how is Tesla navigating the chip shortages The chip shortage story has been sort of the Bad news that the industry has been facing for the last two years or so And you know no one's been really able to escape it And definitely not Tesla as well But I think what Tesla did to overcome this issue was that they had the engineers rewrite their software to adapt to whatever chipsets that can get their hands on And that seemed to have worked for them in their favor if you go by the numbers that have for last year So I think in a way they sort of managed to be more flexible in the way they manage their supply chain of chips and that really helped them Can he thank you so much for being with us this morning our Bloomberg reporter on the Tesla story Can he punk with very latest on the numbers She's in London Laura right with your first word Headlines from around the world Laura Good morning man this U.S. defense secretary Lloyd Austin says he plans to quarantine at home for the next 5 days after testing positive for COVID Austin says symptoms are mild and he will attend meetings virtually where possible He said his last meeting with president Joe Biden was on December 21st more than a week before he began to experience symptoms Singapore's economic recovery gained pace in the final three months of 2021 pushing the economy to its fastest full year growth in more than a decade GDP expanded 2.6% on a seasonally adjusted basis last quarter from the previous three months beating economist estimates that acceleration helped propel growth for the full year to 7.2% That follows a contraction.
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"We've learned here a double DT this week that there will be an apparent new investigation of the American air strike that took place in Syria back in 2019 that killed dozens of women and children Defense secretary Lloyd Austin ordered the 90 day investigation on Monday Pentagon press secretary John Kirby this morning This review will be conducted by general Michael Garrett the commander of U.S. Army forces command He will review the reports of investigation already conducted into that incident and will conduct further inquiry into the facts and circumstances related to it The senior four star RV general will investigate whether or not to strike violated any laws of war and whether anyone should be held accountable for this The New York Times reported that a legal officer said the bombing was a possible war crime that should be investigated The house and senator armed services committees have both said that they are already investigating the strike On another front the U.S. is back at the negotiating table again now with Iran and other countries This in an attempt to restore America's participation in the 2015 nuclear deal CBS News foreign affairs analyst Pamela faulk this morning Iran wants the U.S. to remove all the economic sanctions that were reimposed by the Trump administration when it removed the U.S. from the deal as a first step And on the other hand the U.S. as the other parties which stayed in the deal including the U.S. Germany France Russia and China want to ran to reduce its nuclear stockpile and return to a level of nuclear activity mandated by the deal The house January 6 panel schedules a contempt vote for a former Department of Justice A House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. capitol has scheduled to vote for Wednesday On whether to hold former Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey Clark in contempt Clark appeared for a deposition on November 5th but he told the panel he would not answer questions based partly on former president Donald Trump's legal efforts to block the committee's investigation Clark is one of more than 40 people The committee has subpoenaed so far Meantime members of the House committee say they could decide as soon as this week whether to hold former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt as well Mike Gracia Washington As the district closes what has been a deadly year for sure the city's attorney general says he is ready to expand the violence prevention program into four new neighborhoods D.C. attorney general Carl Racine says the funding is there for organizations who want to run a chapter of cure the streets a violence prevention program that employs former felons and community members who know their neighborhood to disrupt and prevent crime In exchange for that of course they're going to get paid in order to run that site effectively Funded through the council and the AG's office they hope to have a total of ten cure the streets programs by adding chapters in Congress heights brightwood park petworth ivy city and historic and Acosta Cure also has a model that has proven successful where there are long-standing arguments that can easily kick off retaliation after retaliation Meghan clarity WTO P news The Tuesday morning 30th of November 2021 welcome to WT where the time was 1230 We bring you traffic.
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"So yes, Lloyd Austin, First United States Black U. S defense secretary and first and foremost, it should be noted that Secretary Austin's had a stellar military career and that Should be praised, among other accomplishments. He's become here he became, I should, say the commanding US general of armed forces in Iraq starting in 2010. He has many other distinguish INTs. But now the defense secretary has ordered all branches of the military to enact a stand down. Within the next 60 days so they can address supposed internal threats posed by white supremacists and other form of extremism. The Pentagon on Wednesday said it was still uncertain how to grapple with the problem extremism in the ranks and announced a military wide pause to allow troops and commanders a chance to focus on the issue. Now I believe that this lack of appreciation for the integrity and character of our armed forces was demonstrated in the days before the inauguration when it was suggested that the same National Guard forces requested to be at the Capitol specifically requested to be there could in any way pose a danger to President Biden or anyone in his administration. And now we see that same lack of appreciation echoed In this order. Nothing happened from our members in the armed forces. They all performed diligently and honorably. But Secretary Austin has since gave this order it was on Wednesday during a meeting with leaders Of each of the military branches, including Chairman of Joint Chiefs General Mark Miley and Vice Chairman General John Heighten now reportedly quote there wasn't one being in the room and that didn't agree that there wasn't a problem. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said. Now if I were in the military, I can't imagine how it would make me feel to know that their commanding officers are my commanding officers felt this way about the troops. Now, as a matter fact, if anyone in the audience is a service member, and they want to China and feel free to call at 317239, 93 93 Dani wants with the phone. Let me know how you feel about you know your commanding officers. Opinions of white supremacists within the military, because that seems to be very insulting.
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"S foreign policy and security Securing America. Climate envoy John Kerry says the nation's 17 intelligence agencies they're going to come together to assess danger, damage and risk to give all of us Even deeper understanding of the challenges that first time a president has ever done that the Pentagon will start incorporating climate change into its new national defense strategy. In a statement, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said As directed by the president, we won't clue the security implications of climate change and our risk analyses strategy development in planning guidance. Rachel Sutherland. Fox is one thing included in President Biden's executive actions yesterday will reverse the Trump era policy that restricted federal funding to international organizations that provide abortions or abortion counseling in Kansas. Lawmakers are asking citizens to consider the abortion issue. Voters will get their chance to decide the fate of a proposed pro Life amendment to the Kansas Constitution. During the primary election in 2022 States. Senate approved the anti abortion measure on 28 11 votes. State House previously backed it last week, the measure would overturn a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court decision. It found that access to abortion is a fundamental right. If approved, the amendment wouldn't be an all out ban on the procedure that could ultimately paved the way for outlawing the practice in Kansas, Tom Graham, Fox News and Incident and Fort Bliss in Texas. During training in the field. U. S soldiers, two of them in critical condition after ingesting an unknown substance. Nine others were also injured. Now back to Wall Street. We mentioned games stop well in general stocks could go back down down features..
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"Senate confirmation hearing scheduled for today for several members of the President elect's Cabinet. The nominees to have the State Department, the Pentagon, Homeland Security and Treasury Department are among those appearing before Senate committees. Treasury nominee Janet Yellen is testifying before the Senate Finance Committee at this hour and April. Haynes, nominated as director of National Intelligence, is answering questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Virginia U. S. Senator Mark Warner, the vice chair of that committee, said this morning that President Trump has done a lot of damage to the intelligence community. Our intelligence professionals have been unfairly maligned. Their expertise, knowledge and analysis has often been ignored, or even sometimes ridiculed. By a president who seems oftentimes UN interested in facts have confirmed Haines would be the first female Deanna a job that was created following the 9 11 attacks. The nominees are unlikely to be confirmed, though, by inauguration Day tomorrow, but they could get a vote within the next few days to a week. However, for Lloyd Austin, the retired four Army four star Army general who's nominated as defense secretary, a waiver is also required from Congress. That's because he's only been out of uniform for four years. A federal law Requires anyone who leads the Pentagon to have been out of the military for at least seven years. While a group of 15 former Defense Department officials support the waiver for Austin, the hill reporting they sent a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, which is holding that hearing on his nomination today. Among those who signed it former secretaries of defense, including Chuck Hagel and Leon Panetta, As well as former deputies and secretaries of armed service branches. They say the country needs an experienced, competent, organized and respected secretary of defense. Three Democrats on the Armed Services Committee opposed the waiver as too many Republicans up ahead. We'll see how the forecast is shaping up for Inauguration Day tomorrow and the rest of today as well. 11 37.