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Fresh update on "national security" discussed on Morning Edition
"I'm Steve inskeep A few months before his death Colin Powell spoke with Bob Woodward of The Washington Post about his health My love of cancer and I've got targets of disease but otherwise I'm fine Oh no I'm so sorry Okay no I don't feel sorry for it So it's 85 years old Got ourselves And I haven't lost a day of life but in these two diseases I guess In good shape he said and he kept on fighting until his death from complications from COVID-19 this week Our next guest is one of Powell's predecessors as Secretary of State Powell was the first black person to hold the job Madeleine Albright was the first woman Madam secretary welcome to the program again Delighted to be with you Thank you You of course were from different parties but part of a very small club former secretaries of state what was Colin Powell like Well he was truly an incomparable man in every way and incredibly smart dedicated to this country And turned out we were got to be very very good friends And he was somebody that understood what our country needed and had served it with great honor And the fact of his career reminds me of how bipartisan foreign policy traditionally has been when I look at your record and when I look at secretary Powell's record I see that he was chairman of the joint chiefs of staff The president's top military officer for a period when you were the United Nations ambassador both of you serving under president Bill Clinton What was he like to work with Well it was very interesting because we really did argue because that's what you're supposed to do I think that the important part about the decision making process in our country when you meet as principals in the situation room is it's important for people to state their views And he and I were coming at things from a different perspective I was at the United Nations and we were talking an awful lot about the Balkans He had been chairman of the joint chiefs and national security adviser and he was still chairman of the joint chiefs When we had these discussions And I think we reminisced about them later And made it seem you know here he was the hero of the western world and I was a mere mortal female civilian But it was something that we talked about and the importance of presenting those decisions And we respected each other's views Meaning that you could speak up to him and he would actually listen and respond to what you had to say Yes he would I mean we did make quite a lot of fun of it in some ways later Because when he wrote his book he said I practically gave him an aneurysm with my way that I wanted to use force in the Balkans And so I called him up And I said an aneurysm and he said yes you didn't understand that our soldiers weren't toy soldiers Was this a famous conversation madam secretary when you were reported to have said that if we have a military why don't we use it Yes that is absolutely true And he had a different and he had a different idea of when force should be used and maybe a different threshold for when American life should be at risk Well the interesting part is that we are the same age We had a very different background in terms of where we came from I was born in Czechoslovakia And for me Munich was dispositive Nobody did anything in the country I was born in was sold down the river We're talking about 1938 when 1938 And he was the Vietnam generation in many different ways And we really did see things differently from that perspective And as I teach about decision making I do make the point that people now have to know what each other's backgrounds are Where does your thinking come from I want to note again for people that you were the first woman to serve as Secretary of State Secretary Powell was the first black person to serve in a number of a number of positions in a row I know there's special difficulties of being first What qualities do you think he had that made him able to rise to that challenge not once but several times Well I think that it was a sense of that he knew where he came from and what had to be done And that he had a set of values that made him recognize that service to the country was very important and that in that role he had to understand the people that he worked with that he depended on as he would call the troops Meaning that he wanted to he would manage down as you would say He would take care of the people below him and also take into account what they could do and what their concerns were Very much so You know And when by the way when he was named secretary I still was he came to my house There have been stories about the fact that he liked cars He drove himself over And then we talked about what the State Department needed And one of the things I talked about was a little modernization technologically and he took the State Department to a whole.
When We Make Decisions Based on Diversity Instead of Competency, America Suffers
"That when we start to organize society, or when we start to make decisions based on things that people can not change versus on things they can change such as diversity or skin color, not competency and excellence, then all of a sudden you're going to start to see society suffer because of it. And a great example of this is what happened in Afghanistan, which I think we've forgot about way too quickly. What happened in Afghanistan was a publican international humiliation where we gave $85 billion to the Taliban. We gave up the Bagram air base. The sacrifices of so many military members went for not. And let me be very clear. I was all for ending the war in Afghanistan. But if all of a sudden I said, hey, you know, you're the kidney that gets removed. You take out a pocket knife and you start to do, like, that's not a good idea, okay? Go to a professional who knows what they're doing. There's a good way and a bad way to do something that needs to be done. And getting out of Afghanistan, Robinson, hey, let's arm the enemy, give the embassy up, not patrol the air base, Americans are stranded for months on end, give China the upper hand with the entire evacuation, give up the strategic air base. And the reason in the opinion of, I think anyone looks at it objectively, is that the head of the United States military, Mark milley along with Lloyd Austin and Joe Biden, if you consider him to be the head of anything, which is, which is, they were testifying in front of Congress back in June, saying that the existential threat to America was white rage, and that we're not going to apologize for implementing critical race theory diversity equity inclusion or this sort of new history into the military. Into the military of all places. The military that by definition, every person here should want the military to be a place where competency ranks that you don't land the plane, your national security is at risk. You're not able to eliminate the enemy, your national security is at risk. Should all of a sudden, we'd be worrying about these arbitrary academic exercises of diversity equity inclusion or saying, hey, we have the greatest fighting force in the history of the world, probably not worth messing that up for some sort of esoteric abstract academic
Fresh update on "national security" discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"There are plenty of reasons people here in D.C. roll their eyes when someone mentions Aaron Sorkin. The screenwriter and playwright sent a generation of operatives to Washington who believed witty hallway banter was a substitute for reading the footnotes of a white paper, who obsessed over clever tactics instead of baseline principles. Sorkin's versions of Washington, as CNN, a few good men, the American president, and the west wing, reduced this company town to a dichotomy of absolute good versus unquestioned evil. Morality against depravity and truth against hypocrisy. Without even involving his consistently problematic treatment of female characters, shorten corrupted America's understanding of Washington more than can be quantified in this lifetime. But and there always is a but Sorkin nailed one essential truth about how this town considers influence. Late in its run, the west wing landed a truism about how D.C. measures power. You think I'm not aware that I'm living the first line of my obituary right now? Asked fictionalized White House chief of staff CJ Craig at a late night dinner near The White House. In that, Sorkin nailed a Washington reality. Legacy is defined by the last high profile line on a CV or more often one monumental error. Which brings me to the death of Colin Powell, a legend, whose legacy spanned the globe for decades. He broke barriers, made and shaped history and reset the rules for how American military force was, or should be deployed in the post Vietnam era. He was until the election of Barack Obama, the highest ranking black individual ever to serve in government, fourth in line to the presidency as Secretary of State. The four star army general also was the first black man to serve as national security adviser, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and as State Department chief. He completed the national security trifecta, top adviser, general, and diplomat. To read the coverage today, it's easy to see Powell as a tragic figure who used his Sterling reputation to mislead the world into a war with Iraq. The Washington Post's homepage called Powell the first black Secretary of State, who struggled with Iraq invasion. The New York Times's secondary headline noted, he helped pave the way for the war in Iraq. The Associated Press headline described him as an exemplary general stained by Iraq claims. Yes, Iraq was always going to be the first line of Powell's obituary. Powell lent his reputation of building the case for war based on what is now clearly seen as bad information. He later lamented that he was only given a week to go over the intelligence behind the Bush administration's decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power and conceded his presentation to the United Nations arguing for that outcome would become a blot on his career. I'm the one who presented it on behalf of the United States to the world. Powell told Barbara Walters two years later, acknowledging that his 76 minute presentation will always be a part of my record..
Jen Psaki Pressed About Relying on Foreign Oil Versus Domestic Oil
"Jen Psaki was asked at a White House briefing today Well gas prices Why are you relying on foreign oil Why don't you just tap our oil Cut 9 go One quick question on gas prices What it has some reporting that shows a lot of American consumers we're talking to have started to come in for the rise in gas prices to registration policies that fossil fuels For example a pause on federal leasing on land and water And so my question is why people learn on production at home with American companies and instead ask OPEC for more production with production is perhaps not as environmentally regulated Is there any consideration perhaps being given to this keeping in mind rising gas prices Well we are in touch with we are not a member of OPEC as you all know We are in regular touch with OPEC and we have also raised issues of supply in meetings that members of our national security team and others have had She's missing the point Fact she's contradicting the point That's the questioner's point which is why you rely on
Fresh update on "national security" discussed on Africa Business News
"You're listening to the news. Africa business radio leeann. Latest states government is not only fighting terrorism within his territory but also extending to help enhance niger. In the new moves address global terrorism the us deputy national security advisor. John final met with the minister of foreign affairs godfrey on ma says their plans for other areas of collaboration. Tackling terrorism is a common priority for both countries. The us official sassa joe biden administration on the scars importance of collaboration. In areas of climate change covey nineteen as well as tackling insurgency in the country near myself and laundry government had a fruitful engagement that bottom cooperation of the coronavirus disease with the united states. He praised the us. Pride in over three point. Five million five vaccines leave complimented mind. Government's response in tackling the pandemic. That's was news at this time on africa. Business radio if announcing it's and listen live online at. Www dot africa business radio dot com of that. I'm about app. i'm chuckling non-somali. A thank you for listening..
Why an Israeli Military Option Against Iran Is Possible
"Good morning. michael how are you. I'm good goodhew. Good to be back with you as always thank you yesterday. Jake sullivan the national security adviser to the president. Who is your friend. Robert o'brien speaks very highly of a met with national security council chairman. Y'all who lot who. I do not knowing have not heard of before as the us. Israel's strategic consulting group and international interagency bilateral forum met to discuss iran. What do you think they talked about in the think. Actually that this group of american presidents and advisers would ever strike against iran in a meaningful way alongside of israel. Well let me put it. Let me couch it as hope. Okay i don't know what they talk about i. I hope they talked about That jake sullivan. Usa today highest relevant told his israeli counterpart at the united states and tends to go back to the talks with the launch and And maybe they're optimistic about getting the jcp. A renewed in which case united states x. y. And the to enhances real security which means understanding. That's the united states understands that. He's iran violate the agreement. If he ron Starts moving ahead to enrich iranian more. Create a warhead or to. Put that warhead on top of ballistic missiles. The united states you consider that a violation and we'll acts accordingly either by itself oversupply by supporting israeli acted but also capability United states has military capabilities. That israel does not have. I don't wanna surprise anybody who does not have strategic bombers And the united states could land lease sale some of these capabilities to israel in the sand. I think very profound message to iran. you know. Don't don't mess with us
Fresh update on "national security" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Breaking barriers We learned today not only of his death but of his private battle with COVID He was fully vaccinated but now we've learned of his other private health battles that put him at increased risk And tonight here the tributes now pouring in President Biden ordering flags to half staff calling power quote patriot of unmatched honor and dignity He grew up in The Bronx the son of immigrants He found his calling in the U.S. Military Tonight what he said how it felt when he first put on that uniform Two tours in Vietnam rising to four star general And in the nation's top military leader the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff He then served as Secretary of State the first black man to serve in both of those roles It was as Secretary of State He made the case for the second U.S. invasion of Iraq The weapons of mass destruction that later the world would learn did not exist What he told Barbara Walters about that moment Colin Powell worked for four presidents He put country ahead of party And tonight he is being remembered and honored by president's diplomats and by the men and women in uniform Martha reddits who cover general Powell for years leading us off Tonight the nation remembering general Colin Powell a trailblazing leader a diplomat a soldier a patriot who served as the first black Secretary of State first black chairman of the joint chiefs and first black national security adviser This to Ronald Reagan Today defense secretary Lloyd Austin the country's first black Pentagon chief who looked to pal as a mentor and friend saying Howe's death leaves a hole in his heart The world lost one of the greatest leaders.
Attorney General Merrick Garland Moves to Nationalize School Board Meetings
"One American Marxism is on the rise Merrick Garland the attorney general of the United States is now using the department of justices criminal division national security division civil rights division executive office for U.S. attorneys Federal Bureau of Investigation community relations service and office of justice programs He's using all of them to unleash to unleash against parents and taxpayers and local communities who are protesting local school boards I challenge anyone that tell us the federal authority That this attorney general and the rest of his band of reprobates has to interfere in local school boards to nationalize school board meetings Local police officers and school board security officers are in charge of keeping the peace in township and community school board meetings Not the Federal Bureau of Investigation not the criminal division of the Justice Department not the civil rights division not the U.S. attorney's office and on and on and on Let alone the national security division They have decided ladies and gentlemen that those of you who protest are domestic terrorists Our domestic terrorists the letter from the national school board association in my view as an inside job
Fresh update on "national security" discussed on The Christian Science Monitor Daily
"Our first story. Over the past quarter century, monitor reporter Peter grier interviewed Colin Powell about everything from hope to his hobby fixing volvos. He looks back on the life of a thoughtful and witty public servant, one whose sidelining took America down a different road. Colin Luther Powell, who died Monday. Never ran for electoral office himself. Despite pressure for many who believe that as a Republican with moderate social and economic views and military experience, had a good chance of becoming the first black American president. Instead, he served an important transitional leadership role from the late 1980s to the early 2000s moving from national security adviser to chairman of the joint chiefs of staff to Secretary of State. As America's national security forces switched focus from the clarity of the Cold War to the diffused demands of a worldwide war against terrorism. Asked in an interview how he dealt with the fire hose of news opinions, advice and criticism that washes over any top U.S. official, and it did for years and years. General Powell quoted one of the U.S. Army's favorite military theoreticians, 19th century German general Carl von plus witz. As general Powell put it, there's a great scene expression, which says beware the vividness of transient events. There are lots of transient events out there and I am trying to beware of their vividness. The story was reported by Peter Greer for the monitor. Developing civilian technology means getting out front or falling behind. For the U.S., beating a microchip shortage may call for a newly collaborative effort between government and industry. For the first time, since the 1980s, Congress is poised to help the commercial microchip industry regain its technological leadership. Back then, the threat was Japan, which was grabbing market share from U.S. chip makers. Now it's more complicated. A shortage of semiconductors is pushing Congress to act, even though the shortage is likely to end before federal incentives can kick in. More directly, competitors from Taiwan and South Korea have moved ahead in the most advanced semiconductors. But the real threat in the eyes of many in Congress is China's effort to catch up and dominate the sector. This has led bipartisan majorities in both the U.S. House and Senate to support the chips act, which would offer a 40% investment tax credit to companies that build up chip fabrication facilities in the U.S.. Funding for it remains to be passed. Typically, conservatives and many economists oppose government meddling with technology development because such efforts are inefficient and don't always back the winning technology. I'm not a fan of a lot of that says Mike Hudson of the conservative Hudson institute. But it does make sense to try and put us in a position where we are going to be more competitive economically. This story was reported by Laurent.
The Steele Dossier, Explained
"Have a lot of younger listeners. That quite honestly weren't that involved in politics when this was unfolding so just kind of walk us through that again. The significance the unprecedented nature of this. The chuck schumer like passive aggressive warning. Sign in january of seventeen on rachel maddow show right the donald trump accurately saying that. I'm being spied on people's laughing at him. Walk us through the timeline of all this. I think it'd be helpful as i get to. The topic i really want is your in on. Which is durham. Yeah sure are so. Look these investigations as a former federal prosecutor who did national security cases. You know these things take time. You have to get approvals from down below in the bowels of the justice department through the attorney general if you're gonna go surveilled someone of this magnitude. And that's for your younger viewers a search warrant to search more. If you're looking at if you're looking at a bank robber or suspected murderer you have to go before a federal judge and you gotta say judge. I think this guy committed this crime. We need to go and look at his bank records. It cellphone records is emails. Phone calls because we think he killed somebody or because we think he robbed the bank and if there's probable cause the judge grants it same thing in this instance just different federal court that deals with spy and basically what the hillary clinton campaign did was. They spent tens of millions of dollars to collect false information from this guy. Christopher steele will use to be a british intelligent asset. If you can believe it later turned. Fbi informant. i mean. You can't make this up. I never understood this. Where the heck did this tens of how. How on earth did they spend. Tens of millions of dollars. I've never never understood that. Sure so one of the things that we were able to do on house intel. Even though paul ryan didn't want us to do it was subpoenaed. The bank records for this company called fusion. Gps glenn simpson and they were funneling the money through perkins coup which is the democratic ball. And that's what they do. Their job is to be the representatives for the dnc and the hillary clinton campaign so those guys get paid tens of millions of dollars. Money goes into the law firm. The law firm then cuts checks the fusion. Gps for millions of dollars and they go and higher media representatives christopher steele to start putting false smear campaigns against president trump. So they're working. The intelligence apparatus one lane and the media apparatus in another to take on a presidential a presidential
North Korea joins race for new hypersonic missile with latest test
"North korea fired a short range missile into the sea early tuesday. It's neighboring countries said in the latest weapon test by north korea that has raised questions about the sincerety aid offers for talks with south korea in an emergency national security council meeting. The south korean government expressed regret over what it called a short range. Missile launch by the
These Republicans Better Push for Joe Biden's Impeachment
"If you're going to lie about the fact that you were told your State Department was told I believe it was in June or July In a cable from State Department staff in Kabul That the situation was bad and that country and government could collapse You're gonna lie To the then president Afghanistan and tell him to lie to the American people in the world that the war is going okay when he's telling you they're getting whipped and they're under invasion from terrorists out of Pakistan and so forth And then you're gonna lie and say that your generals to a man Did not advise leaving even a small footprint That's for damn lies about a war And I expect Ben sasse and Mitt Romney and I expect Liz Cheney and Adam kings singer To demand the impeachment of this man I expect them to stand up What do you have a one standard for Trump and one standard for Biden for God's sakes Trump did nothing even close to what place here Nothing This guy Ben sasse and Mitt Romney Lisa Murkowski and the rest of them Liz Cheney is a fraud A fraud She says she supports national security Where is she Still chasing down Trump Adam kings are your where's that clown on CNN
Understanding Huawei, China's Controversial Tech Giant
"To us bill if you would about the this company while way that many seem to treat as just another telecommunications cell phone company why is that completely the wrong way to think about while way bill. Yes first off. The chinese are engaged in something called civil military fusion. This is a communist party program directed at the highest levels of both the government and the party which requires all commercial technology to be used for the military and likewise any military developed or stolen in technology then to the civilian sector while way technologies of bills itself as quote private company. It is anything but it is one of the national champions that gets funding and support. It also provides intelligence gathering tools. We learned from the snowden documents that the chinese stole router technology and then use that technology to spy on others and we were able to spy on while away and learn all its intelligence gathering capabilities. This has come out again because of that compromise. Nsa lost the ability. The national security agency lost the ability to spy on wall street. But we've never had the. Us government really come out and explain why this company is so dangerous and the reason. It's so dangerous is because we're on the verge of a revolution in telecommunications with five g. which is going to speed up the communications for that are used for everything down from whether it's washing machines and televisions to the most precision guided munitions that the us military has it's going to affect that to be able to communicate so rapidly and over many long
'Deceiving the Sky' Author Bill Gertz Explains How China Views the USA
"He's the national security correspondent for the washington times a good friend of the show author of deceiving the sky inside communist china's dry for global supremacy bill. Welcome to one on one. Hi sebastian great to be on the show. Thank you for joining us bill. Follow this gentleman. Bill gertz g. rtz on twitter question to quote wasn't trotsky who said olenin trust. You said you may not be interested in war but war is interested in you. That china is not our enemy. What does china think of america. Bill this is an amazing disclosure by the chairman. The chinese view the united states as their main enemy vanquished in fact within the chinese strategy which is encapsulated in something called xi jinping china dream china will achieve global supremacy at the expense of the united states. In other words. China's dream can't be reached until the united states is diminished and ultimately
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Pushed Alfa Bank Claim at Center of Durham Indictment
"Jake Sullivan Obama's national security adviser Ladies and gentlemen this guy is knee deep in the peepee hoax The collusion tape the collusion nonsense stuff He is knee deep in it and he is connected to a number of different people And he's got a real problem Now I am not under any illusions that the Republicans are going to grow a pair up in the hill and actually do anything about it But this guy's in real trouble right now And I'm wondering if John dorm the special prosecutor who indicted one of the Hillary Clinton lawyers involved in this case I'm wondering if he's looking at Jake Sullivan This guy is the national security adviser now to Joe Biden This guy is in on the highest of high level meetings folks and there's two things about this guy He either has the worst judgment in the history of a human being who sat in that NSA position or he is a liar potentially involved in a big conspiracy to frame Donald Trump There is no option C okay It's either one of those two things Why Well we unearthed some old video audio of Jake Sullivan on CNN which I'm going to get to in the remainder of the hour And some old comments by Jake Sullivan on CNN and Jake Sullivan who was Hillary Clinton's at the time foreign policy adviser seemed to be one of the biggest promoters out there of the whole peepy hoax collusion hoax I mean he's got these statements on record I'm going to play the audio and then I'm going to show you how he must have known the entire time Jake Sullivan that what he was saying was a fabricated lie He told everyone that tech experts were telling Hillary and I oh my gosh there's this big connection between Trump and the Russians Trump Tower in this alphabet server It's real but that's not what the tech experts were telling them How do we know because we have an indictment now in the case And we got our hands on those records ourselves
Joe Biden Is America's Greatest National Security Threat
"It has been twenty years yesterday. The anniversary of nine eleven which is a moment's a day in history that i think changed all of our lives instead assan. Maybe even a different trajectory in life and it was difficult to look back on twenty years and certainly it made it even more difficult with the way that we were led out of afghanistan over the last month by the biden administration. Our first question is for mark levin and sad. We'd like you dr. Sebastian gorka to be our one responder mark. What is our greatest national security threat today. joe biden. i'm not cleaning. I am not kidding. The people he is surrounded himself with a disaster. He's got a secretary of defense that helped create the isis caliphate. He's got a sector stay. Who comes out of the ivy league. Schools really doesn't know a damn thing same with his national security adviser so when you look among those people it's absolutely a disaster. The idea that we've american citizens in enemy territory the idea that we would leave afghan patriots. Who fought with us in enemy territory. The idea that twenty years after nine eleven the taliban will be stronger and bigger control the entire country about ghanistan with the backing of al-qaeda and china and russia iran sees this north korea sees is all of our enemies see this we are in dire dire
The Hunter Biden E-Mail Coverup Is the Clearest Evidence Yet of Media Corruption
"Im in houston texas about three hours away near the campus of a very very left wing. University of texas in austin is our friend. Katie mcfarland former deputy national security adviser. She's in the lone star state to talking forget. Her book is revolution trump washington. We the people all right. Kt there's a lot to cover today. You ready ready to buckle up. I'm reading all right story out. Hunter biden emails. They looked to be authentic Legit i guess for two million dollars you could have hunter biden moolah as people trying to unfreeze freeze libyan assets. This is very dangerous. The white house is for sale. We know that. Kim your take on that and then what other black males floating around around there. Yeah i'm not surprised at this story. I think a lotta people for a long time. If now that the biden inc was a pay to play scheme whether it was with ukraine weather was with russians whether it was you know chinese anybody. That was the way you got access to. Joe biden vice-president and probably way to get access to him as president is to pay the family to get married. Get something what has always upset me about. This is why the media crush the story so the new york post had. The story had a laptop have the emails and in trying to report it the rest of the media crush them in fact the social media twitter banned the new york post the oldest newspaper in the united states banned them for their having a story that was critical of joe biden during the presidential campaign so to me. It's a bigger problem than just corruption. The white house. It's it's corruption the media you know the watchdog. We're not watching. In fact they were actively working on the other
Governor Ducey, 25 Fellow Governors Request Border Meeting With Biden
"I'm glad i'm not you. Because i honestly do not know what i would do with this number. I've read the letter that the are sent the president you signed. I have read the press releases. The numbers are astonishing. Would you review the letter that you sent the president biden. What you're asking for and why you were asking for it. Well this is beyond the border crisis. And of course people know arizona and taxes are border states but twenty six governors from across the country of signed on to this. Because it's really beyond just the border crisis. It's a catastrophe. And it's things like including a national security crisis because we don't know who's coming across our southern border. It's a public safety crisis. Because all of our states are experiencing a rise in crime and drugs. it's a it's a humanitarian crisis. You can see that just from the pictures and then of course we're told we have this public health crisis yet. When inconvenient at the border they bite administration avert its gaze from. What's actually happening there. And there's not testing or vaccination so governors together all republicans have stepped up and said to isn't biden that you need to act on this. It's the responsibility of the federal government. And we've requested a meeting with him within the next two weeks. We wanted to go to washington. Dc and bring back the policies of the previous administration that we're actually working at the border.
The FDA Dithers Over Approving Booster Vaccine
"The fda has got the ability to approve fighters booster in. Israel have approved this booster. Israel has been ahead of us on the science at every step of the way except for the invention of the vaccine. Which did i follow. Closely by. Madeira and johnson and johnson israel. Roll that out. Israel got immune i. Israel says we're doing butchers and everyone gets one why because it will stop the fourth way to completely intuitive the risks are minimal. they're not non existent occasional case. I mean very rare cases of young men getting inflamed heart condition very rare. Very very rare. That happens anyway and and everyone should get the vaccine. I've told you that many times. It's a no brainer. A no brainer. A no brainer. But unless you've got an underlying medical condition that says don't get immunity but you. I don't believe in the government max a vaccine mandating vaccines because we are free. People and people get to make choices in this country. One of the choices ought to be to get a booster. And i'm going to get rich and his. I'm six months out. Which is this week from my vaccine. Why because i don't want to get this. And he i don't wanna break out i don't i have seen. I have too many people on the spectrum from a cold former national security adviser. Robert o'brien to their dad dad and people in between all those died in didn't and people who stayed home for a week or two weeks or three weeks and felt horrible and long cohen. It's not worth it. I don't want to have to use ivermectin although i believe. There is some independent verification of its effectiveness. I don't wanna do that. I don't wanna get it. I want to be here talking to you every morning. And i want people to be smart. If you're driving to work listen to me. This is not even a close call. The way the potential downsides against the potential risk. That's life it's not a close call. Go get vaccinated. Go get a booster. Should you can get a
Hillary Clinton Lied to Her Lawyers, Who Lied to the FBI, of a Collusion Hoax
"Folks the big deal about this indictment yesterday of this Clinton associated lawyer in the collusion, hoax case, the big deal about it. It's not that they lied. All right, Hillary Clinton lies like you know. How do you know Hillary Clinton lying? Right? You know, the Joker mouth is moving. Hillary Clinton lies about everything. Ellery Clinton would lie about her first and last name if she had. I mean, Hillary Clinton hasn't told the truth about anything of significance. At any point in life. That's not the shocker. Oh, they lied and made up the collusion hoax that Trump was communicating with the Russian bank and a secret server that was all made up that that's not shocking, like I'm sorry. It's not. That's not the surprising part. Hillary lies about everything that's just who Hillary is. She's a loser like she lies about everything. The reason they're in trouble is didn't only lie about it making up Trump's quoting with the Russians on the server, they had a lawyer. A bunch of lawyers passed this information. It appears from his allegations in the indictment had that the person the FBI That that opened up this international investigation about collusion hoax that never had a shred of evidence to it ever now. I've been. I've been reading to you Some of the highlights from the indictment and they are stunning, including that there was a tech executive involved in this scheme to frame Donald Trump. We have a good idea who he is. I mean, really, how big was this conspiracy? The media was involved. I've got highlights of that coming up soon. Do you want to see all the media idiots that got caught propagating this obvious hoax and they got caught willingly, folks. They knew they were lying and making it up the meteor liars. They knew it. Let's not pretend like Oh golly, they just happened to get caught by mistake. Natasha Bertrand Moscow, Rachel Maddow. Wolf Blitzer, Um Jake Sullivan, the current national security advisor. They all got their all recorded digitally recorded forever propagating the Alfa Bank Cox that this Russian bank was the secret back channel for Trump and Putin.
Michael Sussmann Met With Clinton Campaign Officials Two Days Before FBI Opened Investigation on Trump
"But folks make no mistake. Michael Sussman was not a low level player here. Michael Sussman was a mid to high level lawyer with deep connections in the DNC to Marc Elias to Jake Sullivan, who is the current national security advisor for Joe Biden used to work with the Clinton campaign. Oh, yeah. And with deep ties to Hillary Clinton herself. It's not a small level player. Yeah, I'd like to see Comey prosecuted. I'd like to see uh, the rest of the liars prosecuted as well. But don't brush this off either. Let's go through some of the take aways the indictment and I have to ask the question again. When does when does this guy flip Sussman and start giving up information on what the Clinton campaign knew? And what Hillary knew ourselves? Because when he does this is going to get grab your partner. Grab your popcorn, popcorn eating guy Giffey on social media. You know the Michael Jackson one they have from the thriller video. They see that you see that if you're on social media No, I'm talking about Let's go to take away number one from this indictment because it's these are some gemstones in here number one from the indictment from yesterday, for example, it says on or about July 29 2016. Sussman, the lawyer and another campaign lawyer from the Clinton campaign, met with personnel from the U. S investigative firm and their office. We're assuming that's fusion GPS. Sussman build this time to the Clinton campaign for this. Why is this interesting? And just said Sussman meant subsequent met on July 29th. With fusion, GPS and Clinton campaign lawyers July 29 2016. Why is that interesting? What about that date is interesting. Oh, yes. That's just two days before the FBI opens up the investigation at the Donald Trump called Crossfire Hurricane, which is open July 31st 2016. Just the just the big quickie dig,
Biden Court Pick Says Brett Kavanaugh Is ‘Morally Bankrupt’
"Welcome back america. I'm hugh hewitt. Thank you for joining me. On this thursday morning senator. Tom cotton from arkansas. Is my guest. Good morning senator. Thank you for joining me. Good morning to you. It's good to be on with you as always. I've got a lot of things to covering begin. Perhaps counter intuitively with your on the senate judiciary committee. I played part of your questioning of the nominee jennifer sung the night circuit. I would not vote to confirm anyone who signs such a letter. Will you know of course not huge. Jennifer song is a far left lawyer who signed a letter the day after brett cabinet. I was nominated. I think she called him intellectually and morally bankrupt and predicted that people will die if he's confirmed Look i'm saying disagreeing with kavanagh's rulings. When he was a judge now justice. I disagreed with the here and there as well Disagreed much. every justice's rulings here and there. So i'm a lot more than others. Obviously but i'm not aware why you probably morally bankrupt and it is sung obviously couldn't predict the person or the person who has died in the last three years we vertibrak break capping off to the court. I gotta say no. That's just the tip of the iceberg. The by the ministration has nominated dozens. Maybe hundreds of people whose twitter feed. Show them to be totally unhinged. I i mean they really went off the deep end in the trump or some people that i genuinely respected from the obama era. Maybe i didn't agree with them all the time. But i thought especially in the world of national security. They were responsible sensible sober-minded professionals even if we had our disagreements here and there about say how to confront isis or What our policy iraq was. And then you look at me. Twitter speeds. When i come back in front of us to be confirmed this time around. And they sound like crazy people ranting in the
Worried Trump Could 'Go Rogue,' Milley Took Secret Action to Protect Nuclear Weapons
"Now the big story in washington. Dc and it really did grip the city yesterday is what the general milley say and doom did he say it after the new woodward and cost a book peril has appeared. The white house stepped forward to defend general milley against charges. He did anything inappropriate. Editorials in the washington post and the wall street journal both call for infant investigations and hearings under oath general milley for fear that he is compromised. Not merely american defense into conversations with china but the constitutional order. Now i have said from the beginning two days ago. Hold your fire on this. Wait and see. Acting secretary of defense miller who had replaced mark esperer at the time of the second call says he did not authorize the call and that's extraordinary cause for resignation. Mike pompeo went on fox with hannity last night and made some comments on this. What you to your secretary pompeo number one. I have no recollection of a conversation. Like that. look we were all pretty down. We are about to hand over the reins of foreign policy to what this administration we. We've seen these last eight months. What that means for the united states of america so if someone asked was excited about january twentieth and the fact that we were no longer going to have the capacity to secure american freedom. Count me for being a pretty dark place to. But what's important to know sean. Is you know all this has as a product that somehow there was. This fear there was there was a cabinet members. Run around concern. The donald trump was going to engage in some kind of rogue activity or some kind of act of war to sorta lash out. This never happened. Just it's just patently absurd and so the entire credit for all of this assessment that woodward is now laid out in his book. We'll see what turns out but make no mistake about it. During that entire time the entire time. I served all four years. We conducted orally foreign policy. We had national security team. That was working hard to make sure we make the best decisions. We possibly good. And i think the data set which show that. We did a pretty damn effect job and doing that.
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"So we've looked at an example couple examples where the blinders are on in. Both communities are all communities and were not drawing connections that we should be drawing and here. We have an example where the blinders are not on people. Are you know as this technology develops talking about the relationships between thanks to the two of you talking about the relationships between the national security problem and the personal security sexual privacy problem that suggests to me both in a positive negative sense that these communities actually have a very fruitful dialogue to have with one another and that there is that we think of them as the ven diagrams are very separate circles. But in fact there's a significant space of overlap. That is really really fruitful. When you spend time in it and so my question to you is what are the barriers to that you know. They're they're very different communities. They don't they don't live with one another they don't talk to one another very much and so on just interested in your thoughts. What would a what would a dialogue in a in a sustained serious way between the sort of feminist privacy law types and national security concerns. Look like and what. What are the big impediments to it. So it strikes me that this room is precisely to the answer to that question at the net. Set girls community is is precisely the community. That's going to help bridge those conversations that so often not see a problem is because we don't know who suffering from it and it's not highlighted. It's not before our eyes and so this community and an and the work at l'affaire and some of the work that you know we'll do together is going to be part of that and facilitating conversation. Because i think there's no doubt in my mind that they've been some hamam moments that mo- longer can we say they're separated. They're not just aggregated. They're part of the same story. So i actually think we're part of an early conversation. That's going to keep growing the more. Unfortunately we see some of these tactics that are used against more vulnerable people are going to be used fruitfully by state actors. So i guess what are they saying. We're ground zero in that important work of that conversation that i think will only build. And you're right it like. I don't normally sit down with generals right or god. Bless love adam chef but or or but you know i found myself having conversations with them right at the committee hearing and then staffers. So hopefully we just all join that conversation and bring those stories to folks either as policy makers you know in the legislature executive branch through litigation in the courts. We're going to have to bring them to the table. Let's take some audience questions. had it guys Good afternoon. I think it's afternoon My question is actually about an intersection of this. That i think we kind of brush past a little bit and it's the old notion of like the honeypot right. So as more women are entering the national security field they are going to become vulnerable to opposing seat actors threatening and discrediting them and back in the day. They used to do this by tricking cia agent or whatever into a compromising situation with a person who was an agent posing as a sexy lady. But now you don't even have to be in the same room to take that picture because all you need to do as hack the cloud or you have to find their ex boyfriend who hates their guts and even just a photo and make a deep fake sex or that. I mean but the reality is that the ability to take images has become so much more easy and more young women are entering this workforce that becomes a vulnerability for us and i just went to a presentation on an sf. Eighty six. And i can't imagine having to go in to my employer. Say i have taken a nude photo of myself in the past and disclose that as vulnerability in the same way that once you may have been expected. Disclose something else like a financial vulnerability because that is a vulnerability for young women. Is this image of me is out there somewhere. And maybe it's an ex boyfriend or maybe it's a hacker museums. Just the club So first of all. I you know it is not just a vulnerability for young women and so vulnerability for young men as well and in fact there is a One of the weirder corners of the world of extortion is kind of industrial effort to sex store military age men and there has been actually had to be guidance on it from from some of the services because enough people were being caught up in these schemes and the scheme is pretty simple. You're beautiful woman. Friends you on facebook and you get to chatting and your nineteen year old. Enlisted guy right and She sends you a nude picture and asks for one and you send her one and then it turns out that the beautiful young woman is actually a call center in the philippines. That wants ten thousand dollars and you know these are. This is a pretty standard scam now. And it's catching a lot of people so your point is exactly right. But it's it's all the issue is not just a you. Know a security clearance. What could be stolen from you. It's also a real time thing. Do you have further thoughts on this. Danielle and i guess what i was thinking is that it's gonna sort of force a conversation about kind of how we grapple with us which one antics just a conversation. Ben and i have had offline about when you have the person that's being sex door did. My view is a course..
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"Are not allowed to call a macarthur genius award. She's actually got one so danielle. Welcome to nasa girl squad and welcome to the law fair podcast. It's it's even more fun than i thought to see. You save the intro. Then just only hearing it. I can't describe that excitement but it was really fun. Take it takes a little to please. I wanna start with how we met. Because i think it actually brings together a the theme that we're here to talk about. I was thinking about the problem of remote attacks and i was thinking started in the context of drone strikes. And i got interested in this question of sexual extortion online. Which was this other area. That i could identify where people were attacking each other transcontinental. I'm we'll talk about the substance of that issue. A little bit later on but one of the things that i noticed was that the entirety of the literature on remote these remote attacks was taking place not in the cyber security contacts or this type of remote attack not in the context of the national security discussion but in the context of feminist law professors and activists writing about things like nonconsensual pornography. And so. I ended up asking danielle to review the the work that we had done at brookings on this and that's kind of how we came together and i'm i guess i'm interested for your thoughts on. We think of these van. Diagrams has very far apart the national security arena and the kind of sexual privacy online abuse arenas and then you think about what we're talking about on a day-to-day basis and its relationship to things. Like gamer gate. Its relationship to things that you guys have been writing about for a long time. And so i am just interested in at the highest level of altitude in your thoughts on. What did the national security community miss that. The feminist law community has been onto for the last. I don't know fifteen or twenty years or so. So one will seem slightly critical. And the other i'm gonna start with Which is less critical of the national security field and just society writ large which is women are kind of the canaries in the coal mine. It comes to ways in which we can use or newly developing digital technologies to torment to deprive people of all their key life opportunities the first victims to the you know who perpetrators often will start. Experimenting with. These tools is women and marginalized people and especially women who are women of color. Trans women a. You're going to face this sort of thing. I so when i first started working this is about twelve or thirteen years ago. On cyber mobs and the targeting of individuals with privacy invasion so nude photos without consent rape and death threats defamation accusing someone of either being a prostitute available for sex. You know the the cyber mobs often would attack women people from vulnerable communities. And what's interesting so has just been. Just add a discussion with this information at at harvard law school and a friend of ours is one of the policy. May you know chief policy people for facebook cybersecurity and he said facebook now call. Cyber mobs like cyber gaid's and nathaniel was someone who was kind of with me in the trenches twelve years ago when experts started writing about cyber mobs and he said yeah we have a name for it. It's still the same. Damn cyber mobs so the way in which we're seeing network tools used to force people off line to discredit them to torment them to invade their sexual privacy or privacy. Generally speaking to defame often the first victims are the most vulnerable and we use. What's vulnerable about them right their sexuality their sexually sanity in ways that are of course sexually demeaning and sexually threatening and so what so. This was my. That's my non judgmental story. What's slightly judgmental. As so why is it. That the national security until ben started shaking it with quinton matt right in thinking about sex store you know. Why is it that the national security community like wasn't wise to all of this and in part because of societal values right which trivialized gender it harms. Just don't take them seriously. And so now and working with facebook and twitter for i would say about ten years you know. We've seen lots of progress in ways they think about these issues and they're often sort of dubbed safety issues right when they're really kind of security for us all writ large which you know in your on sex. Tuition was evidently clear like a much broader lands. It wasn't just women and vulnerable people. It was all sorts of people and we could use sex torsion to steal national secrets like their ways in which these modes of attack the early victims are the often most vulnerable individuals who don't often see and recognize the harm and now twelve years later. Thirteen years later. Were starting to see it for the fullness of the problem that it is all right so there's a amount in there and i want to kind of unpack a number of discrete different pieces of it. So i'm gonna. I'm gonna throw this out as a provocation with limited idea of whether it's god's truth or total bullshit but let's let's see what we can do with it. What the russians did to the dnc and to the democratic campaign in two thousand sixteen is essentially. Exactly what you were writing about in in sexual privacy only not a state against political party but a bunch of misogynists against women right. It's exactly the same thing. It's doc's stealing material. It's doc saying in the context of belittling comments in fashion. That makes it very difficult to be part of the public discussion right so so all of the vectors of attack are indeed the same right the stealing of emails to post them out online to shame. Embarrassed take them out of context which is often the key to be misleading often. It's not that the personal information is so damning. It's out of context. It seems incredibly damning right and so it is was indeed the the vectors that we saw twelve years ago. Fifteen years ago with cyber mobs on early bulletin boards are. It's the same playbook it's now being to you know to forward state agendas raped and militias state actors and we often don't think of them the same but the tools in the toolbox of the abuse of abusive behavior is the same. And so i. I'm interested here in the critique of the national security community Sued people have been looking at gamer gate. And saying gosh. If i were a foreign actor that wanted to wreak havoc on the us political system. I would do this. I this you. Can you know. This is happening somewhat organically but we can engineer. This should people have anticipated Based on what was happening in your world wrote was gonna happen in the broader political national security world or is this an example of. That's really easy to see. In retrospect but it's it was actually required a certain innovation on the part of On the part of the russians and there was there wasn't a particular sign from the worlds in which you were operating that that was the direction it was going. It was just a problem that was affecting lots of women and people in online spaces from from marginalized communities. So i think if we were really paying attention the answer is we should have seen it coming in part because the propaganda story is one of discrediting marginalizing casting someone as the wrongdoer rate. We've seen this playbook so in many respects what game or gate. Might you know the folks who went after..
"national security" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Summit there are data brokers who advertise put in. Someone's name and we'll tell you all their family members and their relatives and will crawl their social media and poll all of their key network connections. If you put in their credit card number we can tell you things. They've bought where they like to shop. You know we can give you internet search patterns. So i can go on to say if we think about this. In a national security context there are many kinds of intelligence operation blackmail coercion profile building activities. That you could do with this data. In addition to targeting disinformation and things like that that are just are really concerning into. We'll get to your report in one second. Purchase to push little bit further. What you're saying. You're so if you were to make a tally of the l'affaire articles that talk about tick-tock versus articles that talk about data brokers right the the count would be very much in favor of these sort of first order collection problems and data breaches that sense in obviously affair not representative of the entire national security ecosystem but nonetheless so what a national security thinkers lose when focusing just on those sort of primary collection issues at the expense of overlooking the things that happen to data after it gets collected. Things like data brokers. That's a great question. So i mean let's talk about tech talk as an example so look i mean any listeners. Who followed what i've written on. That know that there are real privacy. And i think there are real privacy and security questions to ask about tech talk i also think the trump administration's policy was bad for various reasons but also say if the general state trying to control for in that case is we don't want sensitive data on millions of americans in the chinese government hands okay. Direct collection through a mobile app is a potential way that that data could get into the government's hands. But it's only one vector and this is exactly to your question what we're losing when we focus on just that first order collection in that company relationship is even if to talk was blocked in the us. That doesn't stop to talk from sending data to a bunch of advertisers through its platform. It doesn't stop tick tock from sending users locations and watch histories through third party code and also doesn't stop tick tock from say just selling all of that information to a data broker which can then completely legally sell it to a chinese entities. So it's important to talk about the the direct collection and some of the direct company relationships. But the fact is if we only focus on that. We're going to miss all of these other vectors through which data is currently shared and sold and diffused and then as a result. We're not going to have a tool kit that actually addresses all of those different factors at once. That makes a lot of sense. So you release this big report. You wanna tell us. What's what's in the report. What were the things that stood out to you. the most. This is a report. I wrote for the cyber policy program at duke at the public policy school at duke and i surveyed ten major data brokers. And what i found was that these data brokers were openly advertising data on us individuals sensitive demographic characteristics so things like race ethnicity gender marital status income level. I found these brokers advertising data on us individuals political preferences in beliefs caused a support advertising data on individuals whereabouts even they're real time smartphones ups locations and that has mentioned data brokers advertising data on current and former members of the government in the us military. And so what catalog. In there is in detail. The kinds of data the services they offer related to that data whether that's search functions or like i referenced inability to crawl through someone's social media profiles but it was meant as a survey of the space. Because i think there is not enough awareness of not just what these data brokers might be doing secretly but they openly talk about you know selling in their marketing documents which is data on millions and millions and millions of americans. It's a sprawling report. There's a lot in it. What were the things. That really ended up surprising. The most right is a type of inquiry where you come across lots of different things during a big survey what were the things that were most unexpected for you. I was shocked but not surprised. I think i would say by a lot of different findings. One of them was what we've been talking about. With the data on military personnel and government employees there is also data that axiom one of the large brokers advertises on first responders on healthcare workers on students so that was a little shocking always to see how openly some of the firms were advertising data on these different groups i was also struck by one of the companies in there talking all about smart device data so anything from smart speakers to video doorbells to motion detectors to smart thermostats. This company talked at length about as great sources of data potential sources of data for its clients and its platform. So that was another thing highlighting. How it's not just say amazon. Maybe listening through your alexa. But data brokers are also looking to plug into these data sets and then the third thing i'll highlight is the gps locations which multiple data brokers advertised and i think is really in luster of example of the problems posed by this industry because location data is valuable to these companies. Not just because you can follow some around but you can derive a lot of information about their life out of their travel. History you can see. Are visiting a marriage counselor. A mental health therapist and abortion clinic cash. Loan office right. You can get a lot of data about their life through that and also because there are lots of real world cases actually where location data on individuals on americans has been used to actually actually inflict physical violence in the gps tracking data in particular. Is one thing just combing through. Report really really struck me. Do you talk a little out to. What's the process by which these data brokers would acquire that information right so is the preliminary tracking is done through presumably different things. Attach your cell phone. And then they relate those onto the data brokers talk a little bit about the sort of the way that that data gets transacted before it gets to the broker. it's a very opaque process. And as with anything in the data brokers space this is challenge in analysis but there are brokers who will get data from apps that will get access to your gps location and then will also sell that to a data broker but many of the cases where these companies are getting your gps data. It comes from third party code and software development kits that plug into an app so to give an example and i didn't find anything specifically on on uber uber's and example. If you open the app rate you can give your location while. You're using it to uber. So that they know where to send a ride that you're ordering. But as part of that process there might be a bunch of other companies code that uber essentially attach onto its app to do different functions. And sometimes those third party code developers will also get data and a lot of the time that's gps data so another way data brokers will get this information is not just going to apps directly going to the ecosystem of code providers and advertisers that surround the app and buying it from them as well in the course of doing all this research. Did you get a sense of how the industry has grown over time right so one way of thinking about it might be that you know. There's there's so many more vectors of first order collection now than there had been however many years ago so the industry would have growth consistent with that factor. Is that right. Has the industry really really burgeoned over time. It has grown over time. There has also which i think is a really interesting. Trend been a lot of consolidation within the data broker market in the last five or so years. So because of the lack of privacy rights Regulation in the us at the state and federal level and because mobile apps are built in many cases from the beginning with advertisers. In third party..
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"Lab where he directs his project on data broke. Guess recently wrote a peaceful off air about data brokers advertising data on us military personnel. It's the law for podcast september first data brokers and national security. I just so we'll get to your report and fair peace and a bit. But i want to start with the most basic stuff here. So what is a data broker. Data broker is a company whose entire business model is secretly buying and sharing and selling data. So this data on americans this is data on people around the world and you may never have heard of these companies but the fact is that it's not just facebook or talked collecting information every time we interact with a website or a business a lot of cases they're actually than selling take further to these other entities and that's what a data broker is so they're not the the sites doing the collection themselves right. It's it's these places that aggregate and then sell data that's been collected elsewhere outright. Some data brokers have access to what they will call first party data so data they do in fact collect directly in oracle is a great example of a company that has spent millions of dollars buying up other companies that do directly get access to the data. But you're correct that. In a lot of cases with data brokers they are buying it from other companies they are licensing it from other companies different kinds of arrangements. But it's oftentimes not stuff they collect directly and that's part of their marketing pitch is that were not just getting data from one single platform but we're aggregating data across many different sources and packaging it together into before we go for that one a try and concretizes a little bit for people so what are the component parts of the data broker industry. So what are what are the types of things that people when they're interacting with the internet that they would just attribute to some sort of weird weird thing that they're on. Internet are actually component parts of the data broker industry. Just give us some examples anytime that. You are looking up a product on one website and then on several other websites. You're getting advertisements for those products. There's typically a data broker involved in some part of that process because one of the ways that ad networks or websites or other things. Find out what you're doing on other websites is that they will have to acquire that data from another party in that's part of this state of brokerage ecosystem. Another example is if anyone has ever google themselves or googled someone they know and these white pages websites come up saying something like click here to find out information about this person inert or run a background check those are also kind of data broker where they will go and scrape government records tax filings property records voting records an aggregate that altogether in a searchable format online and so that's another example of a day to day interactions. Some people might have with a data broker so the industry is enormous. It's billions and billions of dollars global industry there are dozens and dozens of american companies large american companies in this industry but again because it's a shadow in its secretive. Many people have never even heard of it and so why is it so shadow is it. Is it shadowy as a public relations choice to keep these things sort of new to keep this activity hidden or is it data privacy resources as as a pretty target rich environment in which there's lots of different things to look into in lots of different problems and people just don't tend to focus on data brokers. What do you. What's your diagnosis of. Why data brokers have managed to stay in the relative. You know shadows for so long. It's a combination of those and other factors. I think to a large extent and we can talk more about this. In terms of what i found when i was doing my research. But it is a pr move to be very paik about not just. What a company's doing what data it's buying on people what data it's selling on people but even basic information about the company the fact that it exists size it's revenue. Those are all things that i think are deliberately a hidden or at least not advertising a very high profile way on purpose. There's also as you had said the fact that every day now it seems there is new reporting on some sort of data privacy scandal or a data breach and so from the public's perspective it's hard to keep track of all of these things and as part of that data brokerage industry has not gotten a lot of focus. It's of course a good thing that i think many americans are more aware of the ways that they platforms for example. Collect data on us. But now it's time. I think to go to the next step and say once those platforms have the data. What happens next and in this case. It's it's buying and selling so there's lots of than you know the third thing. I'll add his from a policy perspective. Data brokers have not gotten enough attention. Either whether that's because the ftc does not have enough authorities to fully pursue the industry or because the national security establishment has focused a lot on potential direct collection of data. Like with the whole talk debate and not talked about the broader data sharing and selling ecosystem. Yeah want to get back to some of those policy questions later. But i make the case to me of y data brokers are national security problem. Right so there's there's obvious overlap between lots of data privacy and national security issues. But i'm curious to hear you talk about what about data brokers in particular raises. National security concerns the thing to understand with data brokers is that the depth and range and volume of data that they hold. They openly advertised for sale on americans is enormous. It's it's really hard to wrap your head around axiom for example which is a us company. It's one of the largest data brokers on the planet advertisers data on literally billions of people around the world end on those billions of people. It says it has thousands if not tens of thousands of individual data points. So if we just think about that for a second that really is an extraordinary amount of information on any one individual to have thousands of data points let alone to have that at such a scale and so the reason this is such a concerning thing from a national security perspective is twofold. There's in particular in issue with data brokers actively advertising data on military personnel and government employees and. This was something i found in the report. I recently published. Duke is that multiple data brokers advertise data on current and former members of the us military including whether they're active duty where they're stationed. What things they like to buy you know where they spend their money and there are also data brokers who advertise data on members of the federal government. And so this is not to say necessarily that. Every use of that data is nefarious. Obviously veterans for example are very unique demographic and we can imagine lots of ways and reasons why a company might want to target advertisements for certain goods and services to that group but also say these companies have all of this data on people who are currently in the military and they're putting it out there for people to buy so that i think really is concerning because when we talk about adversarial governments building large data sets on members of our government and security establishment. This is one way to do that when we talk about. In particular threat groups could track down members of the military to where they are actually physically located. This is another way that could be done. So that's the first thing is that these data brokers quite disturbing layer outright advertising data on members of the military and the government and the second thing is a broader comment on data brokers. Which is that. They have such large volume of data on americans that you can imagine an organization using that for any number of of purposes so for example if you wanted to build a profile on a diplomat ahead of a key negotiating.
"national security" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"The nineteen late nineteen forties that. The arctic was melting faster than anyone could have anticipated. They didn't know why but they were funding research all this geophysical research which eventually led to a greater understanding of climate change so to give specific examples. Military funding helped establish the first carbon dioxide monitoring stations in hawaii an arc dakota and both the office of navel research on the atomic energy commission. Funded studies about the dispersion of radioactive particles after a nuclear explosion which led to a breakthrough in our understanding of the carbon cycle so there have been longstanding connections between the military community the national security establishment and climate science for many many decades. And so the idea that this was new or that the military has not been deeply involved in this is is not accurate and therefore i think this sort of interest in readiness and physical systems made the military very early on aware of and contributed to and understanding of climate science. So that's just to a sense of the the deep deep history if you will more. Recently the military has long recognized. The impact of climate change on national security as early as the nineteen seventies. There are see that are unclassified. Cia memos In military research on climate change in the impact of climate change on air national security. So this issue has a long history and what we're seeing now and outspokenness of the military on these on these issues as really about their commitment to their mission and the the facts that they have been dealing with for a very long time. You knew you have put together on l'affaire a number of military and intelligence assessments over a long period of time that you know show a consistent concern both on the sort of effect on on individual basis from the military side but also these geopolitical destabilization concerns that you articulated earlier have a lot of grounding in a fairly large volume of work product from both the military and the intelligence community. Is that fair. Oh yes and so. Climate change has been listed in almost every annual worldwide threat assessment for at least the last decade. I can't speak to what's happening in the classified documents but The national excuse me the quadrennial defense review has listed climate change a national security threat and it is something that planners are integrating into their plans for bases. And it's not just it's not just the military also congress now. Congress has been later to the party then the military but at the same time that report that i mentioned a little bit earlier which was released in january about the ten most vulnerable military installations was required by congress and so i think there is a bipartisan concern about climate change on military readiness As well as standing concern among Pretty much every senior official in the military about the impact of climate change on their operations. I mean just this week. The chief of staff of the air force testified that They were preparing for climate change. Ac climate change is a threat and he was not the only one i mean in the last month. I think it's four different. Military officials have testified in front of congress about the impact of climate change on military operations. They all see it as real they'll see as a challenge Or even a threat so this is not something that is a creature of the obama administration. It has persisted into the current administration even as the president calls climate. Change a chinese hoax. That's right. I think you see i mean you see it as early as george w bush administration In public documents now. That's not to say that there wasn't there was a full embrace during the george w bush administration But there were some reports Specifically a sort of notorious two thousand three report that was commissioned by the pentagon that was done by outside people that really considered sort of like black swan events or grace one events that could trigger geopolitical instability. It is the obama administration where you see more public and consistent embrace of this but that has really continued through the trump administration with the exception with pretty much no exception until till the present and those people who at present are contesting national Climate change is a national security. Issue are really not military officials were even for the most part political appointees in the administration they have the most part Including former secretary. James mattis acknowledged threat that climate change poses. What about other countries. So you recently. Wrote a very interesting piece on l'affaire about chinese recognition that their national security interests were being challenged by climate change. Talk a little bit about the of evolution of the chinese attitude on this subject and also how other countries particularly countries with sort of active military postures and think about threats emanating from from the set of problems so there is a wide range of views about this in various militaries and the chinese have really as we talk about in the piece have changed their stance somewhat and that change of stance not because they only recently have come to see climate change as a scientific reality scientific truth. They've accepted climate science for a long time but they were very resistant to characterize in climate change as a national security issue and that's because of their concerns about the impact that classifying such might have on their sovereignty. They are concerned about saying the climate change was a really big issue for them because they didn't want that to be used as a way to force them to essentially change their economic development model. China is the world's largest mirror and their development is heavily reliant on burning very large amounts of coal and oil and. I think that they for a long time. We're concerned that if they admitted that it was a national security threat or even just a threat that everyone should be asked to equally address that they would have to change their behavior and that was not something that they wanted to do or at least nothing that they wanted to do at the behest of other countries. They've really resisted this characterization until recently they have come to see that there are both domestic and international advantages to characterizing climate change a national security issue including diplomatic advantages. They see a huge gap that the trump administration has opened up by announcing its intention to withdraw from the paris agreement. And they want to fill that gap and they see a lot of Soft power benefits from doing so now whether that actually changes their behavior is a different question. We articulate in the piece. But i think they have sort of come around on this issue other militaries have different perspectives so new zealand recently. Put out. i think it was a white paper on. Climate change is a national security issue. They are pretty much in lockstep with the us. military's view. see it as destabilizing. They see concerns about their installations about refugees and about humanitarian crises. And so that is a concern. I'm not an expert on russia but my understanding is that the russians don't necessarily see it as a national security issue. They see enormous benefits from climate change including increasing agricultural land in their country. They will obviously become a more temperate country. They see advantages in the arctic. And so i don't believe although again. I'm not an expert that they have embraced climate change as a national security threat. I mean it's interesting. I do think they have a plausible argument. That for all the reasons that other countries are afraid of losing that much of the land mass of russia is going to become uninhabitable as a result of climate change. But you could imagine large swaths of the of the siberian areas as well as the far east that are currently mostly uninhabitable from a russian for large numbers of people anyway. as well as the russian arctic becoming over reasonable periods of time habitable and productive in a way that is not cost effective for them to be productive now. Are they wrong about that. I think as with everything else when it comes to climate change it really depends about the time period over which you're referring so yes that is certainly true within any policy timeframe that we currently use. They're not totally wrong about that. I think at least in the next fifty to a hundred years or possibly even two hundred years. They may be wrong about that. If we continue to omit at the levels at which were emitting they may be wrong about that in the long term because a lot of people may see exactly that and say i wanna move to russia. Because that's that's where things don't look so bad. And so they may again. This is completely speculative but the timeframe really matters here and it envisioning major net migration from bangladesh to the soviet to the russian far east. Yeah i think that that is certainly a possibility. I'm not sure that it's the most likely possibility..
"national security" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"People and environmentalists and national security people who say that the linkage may not be descriptive right. Climate change is not descriptively analytically conceptually national security problem for the reasons that you outlined. We don't really care because it has political utility so we think that it's a way of stimulating action by cloaking environmental problem in the urgency of national security and duties response and. I think that he's right about this. Is that this is likely to fail. Or it's as likely to fail as it is to succeed politically because a national security paradigm is gonna resulted in us versus them mentality which fits poorly with an environmental paradigm. Because as you said paraphrasing here the enemy is uh us. The enemy is not china or india. It's it's everybody it's uh it's you driving your car. It's me throwing out extra food. That i have so the reason that this may fail politically for two reasons. The first is if we think of climate change as a national security problem as you suggested we might focus on the pollution of other countries rather than looking at what we have done any really already. See this quite clearly in the us. With regards to developing countries like china and india. We blame them. Look at how much. China is polluting. We can't do anything unless they do. So we sort of have already started leaving them. As if that's exculpatory for our own actions and second when we think about climate change in a national security context we may tend to retrench into nationalism when we really do need an international solution to this problem and third and this is me speaking again not duty using the national security community to actually address. Climate change may be harmful to those institutions as likely requires them to undertake unfamiliar missions including domestic missions which may erode sort of the the wall that we have built up in many places between especially the intelligence community and civil society domestically in the us. All right so in other words descriptively. There is a deep seated relationship or set of relationships between national security and climate change. That relationship is an uncomfortable. Fit both descriptively and normative with what we traditionally think of as national security challenges and there are substantial reasons. Why you might wanna be careful about over. Framing this in the national security vocabulary is that is that a reasonable summary. That's exactly right all right and yet One of the really interesting components of the work that you've done recently on law. Fair is this relentless cataloging of the degree to which the national security community has unlike the current political leadership of the country. Not been in denial about this subject and how there is this pretty long and pretty consistent history of intelligence and military components identifying the various national security threats emanating from human induced climate change. So give us a sense of that history and You know to. What extent is this a situation where you know with all the caveats that we've just discussed the national security community actually has its is pretty wide open on the subject. Yeah so the history goes back actually much farther than most people realize. Climate scientists heavily indebted to the.
"national security" Discussed on Eye On A.I.
"Share from above from leadership. Tanguay there needs to be a lowering to the burden for sharing and then there needs to be a mechanism for rewarding ecosystem contributors news so these are some of the challenges that we say the department said in order.
"national security" Discussed on Eye On A.I.
"If we can start by having you each introduce yourselves and introduce what we're gonna talk about here setting the technical foundation for a i in the national security establishment. My name is colonel michael jackson. I'm the army detailee on commission where i have been focused primarily on a in its application for national security looking both within the department of defense and the intelligence community and mike gareth's yes remains. Is michael garris. I am a computer scientists from the national institute of standards and technology. Can you describe the commission's vision for expanding the digital ecosystem to support. A innovation is the commission's assessment the department of defense lags star the commercial sector integrating new the destructive technologies like gaidar into its operations. There's some good news here though. Pockets of excellence started to emerge in two thousand seventeen with project and project was much with the aim to simplify work for intelligence analyst by using a i to recognize track objects video but captured by drones in other overhead platforms. In since. then there's been quite a few other promising initiatives occurring. They're taking place in defense. Labs components as proof of concept demonstrations ongoing in level tests. And yet it's That beijing airy technologists and more fighters largely remained s- tying bike antiquated technology cumbersome processes outdated insult obstructions and so this leads us to one of our recommendations which is that the department of defense needs to have integrated across its entrance. That's from all the way out at the tactical edge. All the way back to headquarters we're talking about including service laboratories researchers and then also back office automation for business processes now this is a foundational element of our vision for the dod being ready by twenty twenty five to get there. The dod must invest in this department wide digitally system. And when we say that we're talking about computer data train models and environments for ubiquitous development testing and fielding. A capabilities is all these difference in is essential to establish the technical foundation in three ways. So i it needs to provide access to leading cloud technologies services for scalable computer and then next it needs to enable the sharing of data and software capabilities for well documented interfaces based on industry standard protocols along with the proper access to tools and then the third thing here is this infrastructure in the dod needs to give all of its developers scientists access to the tools and resources. They need to drive new a judge so the ecosystem we envision it being realized by building on these bright spots these pathfinder efforts across the department connecting existing resources and then layering on top of that governments with adherence to a community driven open architecture that allude this so create what we call ei marketplace. So we're talking about promoting the exchange of essential building blocks through federated repositories of this data. Software algorithms trained aa models along with renegotiated computing storage services pool betting cloud providers and this should incorporate the joint center the jake they've been doing really good work on something that they call the joint common down daesh in this should be incorporated in ecosystems because the jc is called aims to provide a data canon law Hosted remote data stores shared a mission. Partners it includes a tools repositories softer To enable i'm sheen running engineering data conditioning software. Its famous to support scaling. Among enterprise cloud and edge computing and storage improvised workflows to support rambling development that secure justin valuated and delivering to be able to deliver these capabilites so genome that the commission in the final report. I'd like to highlight three key areas of action so that we could see this ecosystem. Come together. I would be to establish the needed. Leadership and governance from the top of the day is hierarchical leadership from the top to set the tone so the final report recommends the secretary of defense establish a steering committee on emerging ju- composed of the deputy secretary of defense the vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and the principal. Deputy director for national intelligence called this the tribe chair committee and that committee would be responsible for overseeing in women tation sustain because system now underneath the tried share. The department's chief information officer should be the executive agent responsible for design and operation system. And then under that we envisioned in implementation working group and this group would be made up of key offices in groups across the department intelligence can be including these pathfinders as bright spots that i started out like shooting in order to establish maintain an open architecture. Any volving reference designed to which the bill. So that's the first section next action. The department needs to expand its networking communications back in order to provide the bandwidth to support transport data Secure processing continues to conceal buffet. I applications and allow the software systems invasion for take place at all levels and department's efforts to modernize its networking communications. It should be fully funded and executed as outlined already in the department of defense digital modernisation. Jersey cannot tornadoes team and then the last action nerve of building the technical back zico system within dod is for congress.
"national security" Discussed on Eye On A.I.
"If we can start by having you each introduce yourselves and introduce what we're gonna talk about here setting the technical foundation for a i in the national security establishment. My name is colonel michael jackson. I'm the army detailee on commission where i have been focused primarily on a in its application for national security looking both within the department of defense and the intelligence community and mike gareth's yes remains. Is michael garris. I am a computer scientists from the national institute of standards and technology. Can you describe the commission's vision for expanding the digital ecosystem to support. A innovation is the commission's assessment the department of defense lags star the commercial sector integrating new the destructive technologies like gaidar into its operations. There's some good news here though. Pockets of excellence started to emerge in two thousand seventeen with project and project was much with the aim to simplify work for intelligence analyst by using a i to recognize track objects video but captured by drones in other overhead platforms. In since. then there's been quite a few other promising initiatives occurring. They're taking place in defense. Labs components as proof of concept demonstrations ongoing in level tests. And yet it's That beijing airy technologists and more fighters largely remained s- tying bike antiquated technology cumbersome processes outdated insult obstructions and so this leads us to one of our recommendations which is that the department of defense needs to have integrated across its entrance.
"national security" Discussed on Newt's World
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"Mail regularly. Make sure that your home network equipment is updated in patch. You need to make sure those things are updated and patched your home. Computers have basic antivirus. Those things will make it a little bit more difficult for the bad guys to move into your personal space. It is a growing challenge. I will totally admit that. This is a challenge that the growth of the internet of things and your refrigerator being able to call out in order. Milk adds a level of risk to your home. What we advise a friends and family and clients. Is that you kind of pay attention to this so when you read the news. Pay attention to what's going on from a cyber perspective as well. I mean there's always a blurb out there somewhere about what's going on and see how that might impact you. It's definitely a concern across a number of things. So i do wanna touch base on this for the executives so if you're a corporate executive there's an entire trend of this whale fishing where people will go in and grab your information make it look like it is used in an email to your chief financial officer to tell you to move money. It's a whole scam. That's been going around for a couple of years. Targeting often happens at home. So if you're g now your home router. They're going to do that. What we find over and over again. If you're a senior leader in a corporation it well defended in your office. The other team of security professionals. You've got a lot of money invested. You've got latest and greatest security technology as soon as you go home you are just like everybody else and your corporate. Security posture and visibility isn't coming to the home because we as americans value that privacy. So it's beyond the remit of the security team from a corporation or even the government to protect officials at home. I can tell you that. I personally spoke to a member of congress who gave me their official business card with their congressional seal on their and their email address was g mail. That scares me to death because that gino is not being protected by united states government. That is an area where people need to recognize that you are a target especially if you're in a position of political leadership or corporate leadership and either take the time to invest in your own security. Consider getting some consultation on how to better protect yourself. There are some simple pre things that can be done to improve your posture training a huge benefit understanding how to maybe adjust some of the settings on your mobile devices making sure that you come in and just have a basic assessment of what. Your posture is at home. Is simple thing to do that either. Low cost or no cost to teach them. If you're a business executive shouldn't think he threw protecting at home. Be part of your corporate system. It should be. In some cases it is in most cases it is not how many executives have you seen walk around two phones. They'll have their corporate phone in. How the personal phone. I've seen communications in kind of the cyber undergo underground. You know the the dark deep dark web where people are offering bounties four executives personal email addresses and personal phone numbers. Why because that's what they want to target. I've seen kind of dialogues happening about. Why would i find the hacker. Why would i attack the general on his dot mil account when he's protected by literally an army of cyber defenders when i can attack the general on aol account where he's got no census other than halo and halos not going to be able to stop what's coming. There's dan recent reporting that three hundred to seven hundred thousand home routers in the united states have been compromised by a suspected russian hacker group and so. That's moving away from corporate enterprise and businesses into the home space. That's an extremely troubling potential. Where there's definitely a a lower security posture in homes. So when you start to look at global operations from a cyber perspective and you're look you're talking about russian. Nsa or chinese nsa. They have the ability to go very surgical right after an individual or step back and try to have thousand points of light thousand points of presence or million points of presence around the world to help them with era chicken operations when you talking about a million points of presence. How much of that's done just by using automatic devices whether they're botts or other things that self propagate live it is initially so they'll be scanning of the internet constantly looking for unpacked machines and vulnerabilities. And then they'll have a library of exploits when they're machinists scanning across western europe or across north america and they find an ip address. That's reporting back that they a poured open or one ability then their exploit library will just compromise that system and then they can take control of it and move on to the next one. That was kind of a rare general noise that's happening on a daily basis. Which is what a lot of the cybersecurity industry is kinda dealing with where you're constantly have an update and patron machines and make sure your firewalls up to date and your antivirus good. Criminals can do that. State sponsor organizations can do that. Teenagers in their basement can do that. But when you start to move into the higher order advance groups state-sponsored with national level backing and funding and they're creating duo days which is an exploit or of piece of our that has no signature so the way most antivirus work is based off of the signature. So it has to know that this is our it creates a fingerprint for it and then it can look for some other place. Zero day would be something that has never been detained before and it can run for a long time until it's actually identified the fingerprint created and then put into your antivirus when you have state sponsor organizations that have dedicated funding. They're constantly looking in creating new zero days. They have a library full of weapons. If you will that they can use to continue to maintain access and places that they want. How would you change things if you could get the president of the congress to agree. I think there's a couple of things that we should be doing. Better are less provocative than others and it can kind of go from a scale. We should be taking more advantage of encryption and encrypting data at rest. It's very very difficult for it to be utilized because it's encrypted and you got to spend a lot of time and resources to decrypt that stuff as just a fundamental policy. We're not doing as much as we could there. A just a hygiene perspective. There would be a good cause at some point in time for the american public to know more about what's going on. We have a tendency to classify a lot of stuff and some of it. Absolutely hundred percent needs to be classified. There may be some arguments where some of it should be. People need to know about it. If i had the ability to make some changes now i would hope that we can get both sides of the aisle to stop looking at each other as the enemy and look outward at and china and what they're doing to us as a country so we're too busy pointing the finger at each other over things then looking outward mean if you kinda look back over the last few months in the last year and the whole russia thing. The muller report talks about russia. Doing some things. But since you get from the way it's being projected on a daily basis is is still more of a focus on the trump administration then on what russia was actually doing and has been doing since the cold war. There are just as many or more russian spies in the united states now than there weren't the peak of cold war. But that's not what we're talking about. We're talking about the wrong things so that would be. The next year is so. Let's make a data that sits on our enterprises difficult to capitalize on. Because you encrypt it. Let's get our political leadership to stop throwing stones at each other and pay attention to. What's impacting our country from an external forces perspective and then three we need to have the political resolve to escalate and for people to understand why this is happening. I don't know what the line is where you would start to go connecticut on something like this. But one point five trillion dollars over five years and economic staff is a huge number and something should be done about that and there needs to be some concern by these units that sit in moscow or beijing and are basically operating with impunity. I mean muller doing an indictment on gru officers and naming them saying this major in the gru at seven fifteen in the morning did this event is telling them what we know but nothing's happening to these individuals or the country or the government in from that perspective. I don't have an answer. Other than i think if we had our political leadership working together to come up with some better solutions is the first step and that's definitely not happening right now because we focus on for your political cycles and the constant campaigning. And that type of thing. So we're losing the ability to actually protect against the strategic threats in the long-term chris just very grateful to you for taking the.
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"He undergoes a medical treatment requiring anesthesia, one of the oddities is actually vice presidents are typically even in formed about US intelligence than presidents because they have more time to spend receiving intelligence briefings. So it wall to reader possibly soon at the White House who is breathing Amazon Robert O'Brien, and are they socially distanced the president's intelligence briefing generally takes place now on an IPAD and so it would be relatively. Easy to continue that briefing in a socially distanced way I mean there's a much larger issue that throughout this administration, the president has actually not paid that much attention to his briefings that they have been sort of dumbed down and had to be rewritten with more graphics and less information because of how boring the President finds most of the routine intelligence briefings that he receives. Yeah. I was going to ask you about that and whether because of what you just pointed out much actually changes right now. Yeah. It's hard to say how much is really Changing in this moment except this is just a massive distraction, it's easy to forget how fraught and challenging this year has already been. As you have seen China use. The pandemic has cover to move against the freedom and independence of Hong Kong's Azerbaijan and Armenia are engaged in a outright war right now heavily influenced by regional powers, Russia and Turkey India and China two billion person nuclear armed countries are continuing to have border clashes that have erupted in fighting and casualties for the first time. Since the nineteen seventies, there's a lot of stuff going. On in the world right now and having the West Wing having the National Security Council focused hour by hour on how healthy there are themselves. That's a problem for national security and stability around the world. I got to ask you about the nuclear football the briefcase with the information for a president to launch a nuclear attack it was suggested on Fridays, I watched the President Take Marine One to Walter Reed that one of his aides was carrying nuclear football is that correct and does it remain with him in quarantine in that room at Walter Reed? Perhaps not physically in the room but the nuclear football which is carried by a rotating set of five military aides is never far from him. Physically, it rides with him in an elevator. If he's in an elevator, it is in the third golf cart behind the president's golf cart. On the course, it is always close by if the president's health improves I mean he's still in taking medications that have known side effects including making your brain kind of Hazy Methadone and there's also the long term impact of Covid Nineteen It be determined if the president was not cognitively up to the task of being commander in chief, we don't have a good mechanism. Khalil. Mack. Early legally constitutionally to deal with a president who is not mentally fit to be president, and in fact, the twenty Fifth Amendment, which does lay out a procedure for removing the president with the assent of the vice president and a majority of cabinet. That's a pretty blunt instrument and a politically fraught one to deal with mental instability and not physical disability. Little surprise lately, a lot of us find ourselves with bouts of insomnia. Garett what's crossing your mind on these recent nights you can't sleep. For me, it is all about this month election security, not just in terms of the president and his health but also the questions that he has been trying to inject into the process over recent weeks about the legitimacy of the election itself and putting out the message that if he loses it is because the election has been stolen from him. You know that basic premise of a peaceful transition of power has long been a bedrock of American democracy and this president openly questioning at as recently as this weekend is very troubling for the groundwork that it is laying for what might happen in the hours after the polls close on November third. Gary Graff is a writer analyst is the author of the only plane in the sky, an oral history of nine eleven, Garrett thanks as always my pleasure. Some, sad news out of Ireland. One of the country's most beloved poets Derek Man has died man was born in Belfast Northern Ireland. He passed away at his home in can sail last Thursday at the age of seventy eight after a short illness, his poems dealt with themes of loneliness in isolation. But also hope that made his work especially apt for. These times in the early days of the pandemic in March man's poem, everything is going to be alright. Took on new meaning and relevance. It was played by Irish broadcaster RTA at the end of its evening news program here's actor Andrew Scott The star fleabag reading man's poem. Everything is GONNA be. Alright hush let up you gloves to come play the close. The door. There will be fine. Will time. Presumably into the. The poems flow from the handed unbidden. Hidden source. Is the watchful hard. The sunrises. Far Cities Beautiful. Brian. Is. Day. Everything.
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"Me as what's mine is mine and what's yours is mile. This new generation of of curator's now in their late forties early fifties in coming to the top of their institutions have also been driven by what they've seen the last five years. The roads, must fall movement in South Africa and in Oxford and of course, black lives matter. That's Meta Rocco Culture correspondent for the economist she was speaking to Jason Palmer of the intelligence podcast Jason did feel not to mention who or where some of these leading activists museum curator's are. Well the most prominent is probably Dan Hicks at Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford as half a million objects and he's been looking in great detail into. Came from just one example there's there's a big collection from Benin in West Africa and he dug into this this brutal history of how a British garrison just raised the palace of opinions rule in and gathered up all the treasures. Basically I mean there's there's so many of these stories, not just the history of the objects, but also the the histories of their travels and and the whole debate is is extremely nuanced. One so much disputed ownership revisionist histories and and it's not often clear. What's what's best for the objects for the museums for for the countries of origin I guess to get a better sense of it. I I would point to the podcast. It's really interesting Jason such more to here on the intelligence podcast. Jason. Palmer is the show's host. The intelligence is a podcast of economist. Radio in London Jason thanks and we look forward to having you back again it'll be a player. That Be. It's one of the biggest street parties in Europe. The annual Notting Hill Carnival for three days at the end of summer more than a million people descend on London's notting. Hill neighborhood is a celebration rooted in Caribbean culture. Jumping. Lean. Still. With sounds of reggae hip hop and Sokha as music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago in the early seventies, the music you're hearing now is the genre dub basically reggae with some echo reverb and other sound effects of thrown into the mix. I young. Black you'll come. Notting Hill Carnival was created by Black Londoners in the sixties they wanted to express themselves in the face of racism in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine, a series of racially motivated attacks.
"national security" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast
"Wrong examples. This is nuts. Were GonNA cause an and we've talked about it here. God knows trump's octa button you know we're going to cause more trouble more pain more misery with the cure than with the with the and. I don't think we know that yet. It's only been a couple of weeks but when people say two three four six months. I think it's IT'S. There's a good chance there were going somewhere. We're never coming back from and I'm glad guys are like out there. I'm glad people are asking the questions. And he's right. They'll be more people asking every day people without jobs and without money and losing their homes and losing their cars and fighting with their wives and in Franken drugging. And I mean there's just so much that comes with this with this model with this road you're going down and we'll talk to him again. I I recommend What would you say was just as name Jordan Shack? Dilara recommend following him on twitter because he is even if you disagree? I'm sure he's taking a lot of heat like I said. I just tweet once in a while about about this and I get you know. I tweeted something above only shutdown Virginia till June. I said that's going to shut a lot of businesses. And what does everybody say? You WANNA kill my grandmother. Your your 401K's more important than my grandmother. Mom It's not that simple. There's a balance in there somewhere and at some point. We're all going to have to try to get there because this what we're doing now I'm pretty sure is not sustainable. But anyway this is A special Friday bonus edition the Callahan. Podcast that was Jordan Shack. Del National security expert and journalist for many publications. You can follow me on twitter and hopefully can earm- again but We appreciate your listening and we will talk again Monday morning. Why am I stopping? You know what else stops can I go home to Gerry Callahan podcast?.
"national security" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast
"Do you think there's any hope? Yeah I think that The president historically in American history. The President had presidents have made decisions against the advice of people that were deemed. The experts and they were proven. Right I mean Kennedy every person in the room with him in his National Security Council and all the generals were telling him to have a massive invasion of Cuba and eventually there comes appointed time when the president has to stand up for the American people. And say this isn't right. I'm making the decision I don't care. What the political impact is I need. I need to do what I can to put this country back on the right course. I don't care about these media. Jackals they can go after me. The politicians can go after me. The president needs to take a stand for the American people. And you do you think you will. I know he's got you know He. He's guts the spine but as soon as he does that Jordan. You're going to see the little death toll on CNN on the screen is going to be. Trump's death toll traveling every subsequent death of every ninety year old person at succumbs to corona virus will be blood on trump's hands. I'm not sure you know we're ready for that kind of divisiveness and maybe trump says I don't want to hear it and gives any again and makes it. You know June thirtieth July August. And then you do. You believe there's a point of no return yet so the media again. The media's GonNa hit him every from every direction anyway. I can guarantee you that many of the questions. Today's White House press conference will be about unemployment and they will blame him for unemployment and they will also tell him that he must keep everyone locked down so to continue perpetuating massive unemployment. So it's a IT'S A. It's a no win situation for the president. He has been boxed into a corner and and I think you know who the people on his side are going to be the millions if not tens of millions of Americans soon who are demanding changes. You know the media conscripted however they want but the people will understand what the president is doing if he leaves on this. I also am surprised. How little a resistance? A little outcry there is about civil liberties. Part of you know. Like they arrest a pastor and maybe the guy was a charlotte in self promoter. But it's like you know good arrest pastor. They tell you you know if you get caught outside after whatever after ten pm you're going to get arrested in people's okay. That's good as long as we. You know It's long as we stopped the spread here and been stopped curve and and all that it has surprised me how willing everybody is to not ask any questions. Obviously you're not among them but you like me surprised at that. Yeah and and I really hope that changes because we're starting to represent a society of people snitching on their neighbors and friends and colleagues and I find it a disgusting that that people are willing to go to incredible lancs to out because there are in total fear and panic and making Incredibly rational decisions and it kind of goes to show that you know we are very much human were very vulnerable to this herd mentality but the more voices that kind of rise up against the herd mentality continued to speak out. It's so important to continue to speak out about this because you have seen the side effects. What happens if no one speaks out in the the atrocities in human history of all been committed by one particular group being labeled the virus Were SO I. I think the problem is that people are kind of being a America. Right now is is in a coma of fear and panic and we can't get back to rational decision making until we are awakened from that coma. So what are you expecting some days? optimistic. I have a feeling it's America. He had trump and a here others. Say We've you know we won World War. Two and everything we. We came back from nine. Eleven we're GONNA come back from this and I say yeah in other times. I think we're almost to the point where this is like permanent this all these small businesses are going out of business. Walmart is swallowing them up an Amazon swallowing them. Up and government is growing. And you get this two trillion dollar stimulus and they want to do another one. I'm saying this this is permanent. I'm not sure we do come back stronger than ever. I have my doubts. What do you think yeah the longer this goes on the harder it is to recover from? Unites? It's kind of like a set. One point. At some point it becomes a runaway train. Where the brakes? Stop working so we need to do as much as we can to impact The national conversation before we get to that point because in a daze days of economic crises can become months and weeks can become ears and remember how long it took for us to recover from the financial crisis in two thousand eight thousand nine and that took years to recover from that was a slow blip on the radar that caused massive catastrophe. So we really can't continue to pursue these policies for much longer but you know what I read you and again a few others and I say Oh that's smart. You know that's interesting. That's an alternative. And then I see the comments or even come to me and say people don't want to hear right now they just want you to hunker down and stay inside and shut up. I think you're you're doing a good job. That's why I called you up but I don't think you're having an impact. I'm sorry I don't think you. And a handful of others a really winning hearts and minds a degree or do you feel discouraged. Well I've seen a dramatic change in impression at least for my social media and in stuff. I've written over the past couple of weeks that at first most people were extremely critical of it. I think minds are opening slowly. I think that when you present people with the opportunity to have let's say a miniscule percentage percentage chance of getting corona virus or not having the opportunity to feed their family. I think they'll take the chance and I think that's what risk is all about. I think more and more people are gonNA come to realize when when the bills when you're when you're card is starts to get declines when you start to be unable the bills that you know it's time to assume some risk and if the federal government isn't letting me take a risk to feed my family there's going to be many more problems on top of those. That's that's what's coming. I've been saying for days that you'll have the civil unrest at some level. There's going to be looting. Riding is going to be civil unrest because people are going to be like. I can't do this any longer. And the governments can say you have to and they can see. Now I'm going to go to work whether it's you know whatever cutting lawns or in putting roofs on houses. I'M GONNA do it. And you know people need the service. And they're going to say you can't stop me and they're gonNA stop them and we're gonNA see some pretty crazy stuff we've never seen in this country and hopefully you know there are enough people like you who say we can't go on any longer this you know. We're losing the American dream. The problem and I've been saying this during the problem. Is the people telling you to stay inside the people telling you to shut up and sit down and do what you're told they don't risk anything you know. Do you think you know whatever don lemon innocent Kupwara Jake tapper. Whoever their or your elected officials even Fao she you know he's been in the government fifty years as he loses job or loses house or anything. No of course not the people telling you to do what you're told a risking nothing. That's a great point every single person when you turn on that White House press briefing. Every single person in that room has job security for months years. They are not at all facing the consequences of their decisions. Their ridiculous questions that they're asking the media they are very very out of touch and unfortunately I think a lot of people in the White House. Don't see what's coming next because are so far removed from the pulse of American society and its Unfortunately if things don't change it's going to very much as a shock to them in. What happened with societal issues and? I hope that we don't have to come to that point. I know I fear we do though so if people wanNA follow you and I. I recommend it to people who disagree to. That's what I liked fall. Fall both sides. There's not many people on your side but you know again. You're the voice of the resistance in my mind is just Jordan Richard Twitter handle Jordan Shack. Tell Ya Jordan shock. Tell S. C. H. A. C. H. T. E. L. And tell me what you're working on now because you seem to be ahead of the curb even for people like me. Who are kind of contrarian. You're you're learning stuff from you every day. What's next yes? I'M GONNA write a couple of long form pieces in publications in A. I'm sure I'll be promoting that on my social media pages about the the miles were relying on the conflicts of interests where these models have gone wrong and basically why should we putting so much we should be putting so much trust in these particular models that are being made by epidemiologists that have been Much less accurate than your local weatherman. So we need to start raising awareness that no these federal bureaucrats don't actually know what talking about a lot of the time and totally. Winging it is amazing I'm guilty. I see vouching burks and I see some doctor home on skype with his headphones and I say he knows it all you know he knows everything and it takes effort to question authority when we feel like our lives are on the line. It's just it's we're not used to it what I am. I hope more people do it. But what model you've written and talked about the model and one model is it. We should be looking at you. Look at One Country South obviously not Italy de look itself career or some other countries. Say they're doing it right. We we should be doing like them. Yeah a lot of countries were able to keep society open. They also have the distinct advantage in South Korea Japan. Taiwan a lot of these places have instinctive Institutional distrust of China so the numbers coming out of China. They just assume they relies and what they did. They basically said we're going to treat this like a pandemic we're going to isolate a symptomatic we're gonNA keep society moving. We're not going to attempt to you know remanufactured society. We're GONNA play it by the book. And those are the countries that are having the best success not the countries that are going to panic lockdown mode but the countries that got on top of this and unfortunately we don't have that opportunity at this point because we only could do so much to get on top of this With the take data coming out of China the World Health Organization. But does it's a hard lesson learned but you do think there is some hope that you will wake people up. That people will wake up to this. Because I'm not saying I don't think it has to be me. I think that people are going to wake up regardless I I still have some faith in Americans Especially when they are in dire circumstances that people are going to demand better answers. Do you have faith in Donald? J trump in the situation. Yeah I think that he has rise to the occasion in the past and I would not at all. Count Him out at this point But he is not in omniscient.
"national security" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Today's color courageous moment is a special special warning for you and I thought the word was out about this more than it actually has been but the NSA the National Security Agency found major security flaw in windows ten windows ten a very dominant computer operating system in the U. S. and the NSA I just kept quiet use that to spy but instead save let Microsoft no Microsoft has put up an update people who have automatic updates for security patches on their windows computers got the update in most cases overnight last night but if you did not get a new update on your windows ten computer you may not have it set up for automatic updates please take time today to do this because you don't even have to be qualified hacker like apparently anybody the security holes so great anybody with even rudimentary skills can get into your and follow so all you need to do is go to update settings and then when you get there you'll see update in security check for updates and then you download and install now so you know how windows works you click this window then click that when the cook that when then bam it's there and then you're able to download the security patch because this is a really important update for you to get we talked to security experts to see how important.