37 Burst results for "National Security Council"
Fresh update on "national security council" discussed on Closer Look
"Shot and killed a 20 year old black man during a traffic stop Sunday had meant to reach for her Taser. The shooting is inflamed tensions just miles more former police officers on trial for the killing of George Floyd More from NPR's Adrian Florido police body Cam captured the fatal shooting. It shows officers trying to handcuff Dante right outside his car. Then a brief struggle is right jumps back into the car. One officer yells Taser Taser, but the weapon in her hand, it turns out was her gun. Mistake, says police Chief Tim Gannon is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser but instead shot Mr right with a single bullet. This appears to me from what I viewed in the officer's reaction and distress immediately after that this was an accidental discharge. Resulted in the tragic death of Mr Right. The officer is on leave pending an investigation, A dream flooding. NPR NEWS Minneapolis The Body Administration says it will not move ahead with the campaign promise to create a commission on police reform. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports, the White House is instead taking the legislative route. In the wake of George Floyd's death last summer, Joe Biden had pledged if elected to create a commission on police reform. But the administration says it's changing course and will instead push Congress to pass legislation that would address police misconduct. The House passed the George Floyd Policing Act last month, but the measure faces an uphill climb in the Senate. Some Republicans argue that the legislation mandates go too far and would weaken the ability of police officers to do their jobs. PRIZEWINNER Johnston President Biden is nominated the first woman to service secretary of the Army. Christine Warmth served as a senior Pentagon official in the Obama administration. Here's NPR's Tom Bowman warming This is well known in national security circles. She was a number three. Officials at the Pentagon under President Obama serving is the undersecretary for policy warm. It also served in the National Security Council at the White House, overseeing a strategy that began shifting the military to the Indian Pacific region. That shift will gain greater traction now, with military officials in Congress pressing for a greater focus in that region to counter China. Warmest nomination requires Senate confirmation. Tom Bowman NPR news At a meeting today with the heads of some major U. S Corporations, President Biden said he has bipartisan support for legislation help broaden funding for the semiconductor industry. In the same day he will call on Congress to invest $50 billion in manufacturing research. It's part of a broader effort to build US manufacturing is a source of good paying jobs to address a global shortage of computer chips. Stocks lost ground on Wall Street today, the Dow down 55 points. The NASDAQ fell 50 points. You're listening to NPR news. Members of the four time World Cup champion U S women's national soccer team are renewing their quest for equal pay by their employer, U S Soccer federation. Women say they will appeal a court ruling that went against him last year. NPR's Tom Goldman has more a court has now approved a settlement between the U. S women and U. S soccer on more equitable working conditions, things like travel and staffing. With that resolve, the women can appeal last year's court ruling against their claim that gender discrimination was behind US soccer paying them less than the U. S men. A spokesperson for the women's team says the players are committed as ever to achieving the equal pay they legally deserve. US. Soccer says it's 100% committed to equal pay But it also says the women want US soccer to make up a $100 million difference in World Cup prize money for US men and women. The federation says it doesn't control that money and, if forced to pay it would bankrupt the organization. Tom Goldman. NPR NEWS the city of Las Vegas could be looking at whether to ban so called ornamental grass green space on street medians. Housing developments in office parks is a way to save water. City water officials are urging lawmakers to at least consider the idea so the Nevada water authorities is taking out. Some of that turf could reduce overall water consumption by as much as 15% in the city. Little futures prices largely how up despite continued uncertainty over demandas, the world continues to struggle to deal with the effects of the Corona virus. Pandemic. Oil was up 38 cents a barrel today, ending the session at 59 70 a barrel on the New York mark in Tile exchange. I'm Jack Spear. NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Sony Pictures Classics presenting their Father, a new dramatic thriller directed by Florian Zeller, starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman about a man's reality unraveling in the presence of his daughter, now playing Every day. People watch around a billion hours of video on YouTube, and a lot of those videos contained false information. You know, they're just so good at hyping people up and making you angry about this little thing and repeating an opinion over and over and over again until it sounds like a fact how YouTube is changing how some people see the world. And straining some relationships on the next morning edition From NPR News tomorrow morning at five on 90.1 w. A. B This'd is one, eh? I'm Jenn White in Washington. The last year has shown us just how deep.
Fresh update on "national security council" discussed on Morning News with Hal Jay & Brian Estridge
"19 B A P. We've had a first resignation in the buying White House. Not the first we had another one earlier, but that was not a sexual harassment. Remember? Roberta. Roberta Jackson is her name. She has been the White House border coordinator. Hey. Will I was thinking there's gonna be Joe Biden, right? Won the White House border coordinator? Yeah. Roberta Jacobson. By the way, What did I say Jackson? No, I'm sorry. Yes, Jacob said. I just wanna make sure you got okay. Well, I could understand her quitting before you We get to wound up on this thing This was scheduled all along. Roberta Jacobson served under the Trump administration. She Woz, the ambassador in Mexico. At one point it is part of the transition. She agreed to stick around for 100 days. With the Biden administration as that coordinator of the border, Okay? Yes. So this was planned all along now. Okay. Yeah, but people made a big deal out of it. Oh, Roberta Jacobson is resigning. Well, no. She had said that from the beginning. I'll do the transition. Don't work, 100 days and I'm done story Exactly Why? Why is it a story? She's a lifelong bureaucrat, though how me? She's she's served under a couple of different president. She was on the national security short of the National Security Council. Bureau, Western Hemisphere affairs, things like that professional bureaucrat. That's exactly what she is. Kind of like a double knot spy and right kind of, you know. It's you. You working on both sides of the fence there? Yes, and she worked under the Obama administration. She worked for Trump Administration and the Biden administration so messed that tells me she must be a very trustworthy person. Or Yeah, or she knows how to work. The system. Yeah. Mm mm. Good. 0.8 21, WB AP There may be a new cancer treatment out there. How? This year could be really interesting, especially for those where it's referred to. Isn't it An inoperable tumor? Yes, this might get around that. Let's talk about it after traffic..
North Korea missile launch tests Biden administration
"North. Korea launched to ballistic missiles into the scene japan on thursday. Japan's prime minister said fuelling tension ahead of the tokyo olympics. And ramping up pressure. On the biden administration as it finalizes its north korea policy. The missile launches highlight the threat. North korea's illicit weapons program poses to its neighbors and the international community. The united states military's indo pacific. Command said in a statement. The command said it was monitoring the situation and consulting allies. Japan lodged a formal protest through its embassy in china and said the test. Threaten peace and safety in the region off south korea's national security council expressed deep concern. Japan's coastguard said the first missile was detected soon after seven. Am and flew about two hundred and sixty miles followed by a second twenty minutes later the flu. About two hundred and seventy miles indicating. The missiles was short range weapons. North korea has previously testified missiles over japan. The were able to carry nuclear warheads and reach anywhere. In the united states the launch coincided with the start of the olympic torch relay in japan today beginning. Four-month month countdown. To the summer games in tokyo which were delayed from twenty twenty because of the corona virus
North Korea test-fires ballistic missiles in message to US
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting North Korea has test fired ballistic missiles North Korea has test fired ballistic missiles for the first time since president Joe Biden took office in January south Korea's joint chiefs of staff said the north wants to short range missiles just after seven AM from an area on the north eastern coast the missiles flew two hundred seventy nine miles before landing in the sea added emergency meeting of the south Korean National Security Council officials expressed deep concern Japan's prime minister said the launches threaten peace and safety in Japan and the region a spokesman for U. S. Indo Pacific command said the U. S. military was aware of the missiles and monitoring the situation hi Mike Rossio
US Officials To Hold Talks in Mexico & Guatemala on Migration
"Migrants coming to the U. S border. Thousands of unaccompanied teens and Children in U. S custody, some held in jail like facilities. More likely on the way. This is the urgent situation facing President Biden at the border today and an echo of the one he faced as vice president back in 2014. His approach so far is similar focus on the root causes. Today, he sent three top officials to Mexico and Guatemala to discuss how to manage the increasing numbers of people trying to reach the U. S. Joining us to talk more about this is Franco or join us and Przybyl, White House correspondent and Franco first tell us just the basics of this trip to Mexico. Well, I think this is a trip that really shows how urgent the situation really is. Most of the migrants to the U. S border are from three Central American countries. Mexico had been working with the former administration to keep them from making that journey through Mexico, but that largely stopped. Biden is now sending two top officials from the National Security Council and another from the state Department to the region. Roberta Jacobson. She will be leading talks with Mexico's foreign secretary, Marcello Abroad and other top Mexican officials. She was actually an ambassador to Mexico during the Obama administration, and she'll be joined by one Gonzales, the NSC senior director for the region. Now they'll be talking about how to manage the situation and also be exploring a joint development strategy for Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries, you know, trying to work together to address the root causes of migration. Let's take one example. Guatemala What's on the agenda there? Welcome. Salas, again from the NSC and Ricardo Zuniga from the State Department will travel to Guatemala to meet with president they part of the President Alejandro Giammetti and his foreign minister, Pedro Barolo, and other economic and security officials. They will also meet with representatives from the private sector and civil society groups. You know, the big picture here is that President Biden feels that security and prosperity in Central America Are closely linked to security and prosperity in the United States. Give us some context here in terms of how Biden waiting when he was vice president, and maybe what he's doing differently this time around as president. Well, his vice president, Biden led a similar effort to Rio to address the root causes of migration. It was called the Alliance for Prosperity, and it provided a billion dollars to help police training, judicial reform and and corruption. This time around. He wants to offer $4 billion. Now I talked to Andrew Seeley about this. He's the president of the Migration Policy Institute. He said Biden is finding out the hard reality about this challenge that faces all presidents. And that it's not easy. The border is to immigration politics with the Middle East is to foreign policy. You know, every president comes in determined to do something focus on a different part of immigration. And ends up sucked into the border in some way. Frankly, Biden now owns this issue and the political fall out in a way that he didn't when he was just the vice president and one big difference in his approach this time is that the administration is going to be a bit more clear eyed about the realities of corruption at the highest level of these governments and Central America. The administration says they will on Lee give the money to community and international organizations. How has the Biden administration responded to criticism from Republicans who are claiming that Biden triggered this influx of migrants by reversing some of the restrictive immigrant immigration policies? Of President Trump's, You know, it's been a difficult thing to answer. On the one hand, the bind Administration says Look, we're going to have a more humane policy and going to rebuild the asylum system, which was largely dismantled by the former administration. On the other hand, they're saying Don't come now. And there's a sense that that message is a little bit muddied. The White House insists they've been clear they point to the thousands of radio ads and targeted social media ads in the region that they say have reached millions of people. But the numbers of people coming to the border are still high. And while the administration says that most people are turned away Children or not, and some families are not as well. And will Biden visit the board? Well, he said yesterday that heals go at some point, but there's no sense that that will happen in the near future. That's NPR.
Microsoft’s one-click tool to protect against cyberattacks is getting lots of downloads
"Oh, and Fox News, a tool designed to help businesses protect themselves from further cyber attacks after a global hack of Microsoft's email server software has been downloaded more than 25,000 times since it was released last week. That's according to the National Security Council. The tool was developed after a massive hack affecting an estimated tens of thousands of users of servers running Microsoft's
"national security council" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"Hey you can't write like the best plan in the world and expecting to get anything done unless you really focus on implementation and And i think that's maybe the based overall lesson make you. Let's take the next question. Can karch at skidmore college. Hi i'm zoe. Khartoum junior here at skid more. I'm also from california. I'm from chico. But i was wondering if you could speak to the lack of feminist discourse in foreign policy analysis and the work of the national security council and maybe the implications of how this could ignore more intimate forms of violence that are occurring within the domestic policy of these countries. In what do you think. The prospects of this are in terms of the national security council. Thank you will you don't. I'm not an expert at feminist discourse. But you know. I m an historian and i believe that you know that that women's issues women's perspectives on these conflicts are absolutely invaluable right. And what we'll just give you try to give you a couple of concrete examples when when the in some of the greatest threats that we're facing. These threats emanate from areas where women are consistently victimized and they're victimized based on on on ideologies that try to cloak themselves in a perverted interpretation of religion and use that perverted interpretation of religion to justify criminal actions. That are aimed to advance criminal. Agendas were political agendas. of course i'm describing the ideology of jihadist terrorism and and the way that that has created so much human suffering in south asia across the middle east. Broadly and i think this is the kind of perspective that's immensely important to bring to bear to. What's happening in afghanistan today. Were pursuing a policy and strategy. That is not only that is not only self defeating in terms of our interests. What is profoundly unethical. And i think if you look at secretary of lincoln's letter to shroff ghani it should be for feminists rallying cry because essentially it suggests a degree of moral equivalency between the taliban and the afghan government and it It indicates really what seems to be our approach which is to partner with the taliban an odious organization That that does not. It has not in any way modified. it's brutal form of sharia that it inflicted on the afghan people between one thousand nine hundred sixty two thousand one. So it's not a mystery what it will look like and is an organization that remains despite our self delusional definition of of of the dallas completely intertwined with jihadist terrorists who are misogynistic brutal murders organizations. So he i would like to see feminists sentiment mobilized in support of all humanity with the recognition that that it is oftentimes women who are the the most the most prevalent victims of these organizations that that i think of as as organizations that perpetuate ignorance to foment hatred and then use hatred to justify violence against innocence and this is where where advocacy for education women's education but education. Broadly is i think immensely important to addressing the long-term reiver's a jihadist terrorism. So i don't know if that's the answer you're looking for a. I like to focus on practical causes and instead of theories like feminist theory or whatever theory because you know that's how historians are kind of wired. But but that's that's how i hope that answered your question at least indirectly. Thank you take the next question from jackson. Blackwell who des comics in political science. Undergrad at boise state university. How do you think we should frame the future. Climate change and its implications on national security. How do you think time it change. Effects regional specific issues such as arctic geopolitics and the future new eu nato us relations..
"national security council" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"You'll take it form of kind of the hippocratic oath to not do any harm to our national security interest with what we're doing so i mean i could go on about this. Obviously it's something. I'm i'm thinking about now. Continue to learn about. But but i think i think organizationally what is what's more important organization. I think is a common understanding and then the information flows and collaboration that occurs routinely to integrate economic efforts with national security and foreign policy efforts and take the next written question from monday. As an undergrad. At college of william and mary. The biden administration has made it clear that the role of the nfc will change in the face of the covid nineteen pandemic. what is your perspective on. What the role. The nfc should be Dealing with a whole a global health crisis. Will i think it's very similar to the overall the overall vision i laid out. You know which is to to coordinate integrate across departments cheese to give the president options and then to assist with implementation now in the national security on the national security council staff We had a we had a global health. Security directorate of very capably led they. Did i think very good work. If from a policy perspective but we learned a lot of lessons i think in the in the ineffective response problems in the response to covid nineteen and and i think what we learn. Maybe more than anything else is that you can't do anything physically with a policy paper unless the departments and agencies actually act on it and implement it and and and for this this is director that was that was subsumed within another one when my successor came in which i think. Probably in retrospect most agree was a mistake but but really we identified that. I think still stand out to be really three priorities for for coping with the grave threat associated with a pandemic and the biomedical mercy associated. With first of these is that is that we have to improve global surveillance and response such that we can identify an epidemic or a breakout quickly and they contain a close to its source. Okay first of all. Thanks chinese communist party. We couldn't do that right. Because of the delivered obfuscations the lies keeping it deliberately from from us punishing people who were trying to ring the alarm bells about the pandemic. So that didn't work. What do we need well. We need reform within the world health organization. I'm i wish that the bottom of station waited a little bit before rejoining instead eight what rejoin if and then fill in the blanks for what the world health resentment have to do to to to reform but so but we're arrested do this on her own our intelligence agencies. You're going to have to take this up right. This is gonna an intelligence problem that we're gonna have to really get better at early warning second. We had to mobilise of biomedical response..
"national security council" Discussed on The World Next Week
"Thank you so. I'm taking the next question to written questions from jamir king who is undergraduate student at ohio university. Soon to be commissioned infantry second lieutenant so congrats He said sir in your statement before the senate armed services committee hearing on global security challenges you articulate a lot of approaches methods in which to combat threats of our nation is facing you describe the education of the american people And a lot of other initiatives that would take support from americans in your opinion. What is most vital topic or policy bat. Americans should embrace in order to support our nation's long term goals route well thanks for your willingness to serve in an army. You're going to have a great time. It's it's it's the most rewarding career. I think you can imagine so vaccine congratulations. He i think. I think we all have to prioritize the challenge posed by the chinese communist party and its policies and the promotion of its authoritarian mercantilist model. And the reason. I would answer questioned by saying. Hey let's focus on that is is not only because it's it's an important competition from a foreign policy perspective an economic perspective. But it's a competition that can help make us better. I think the. I think it can help us focus on. How do we improve on our competitive advantages and then also how do we invest in our long term future. So we can. We can in the face of this challenge. You'll build a better future for generations of americans and other citizens of the free world to come and and and and as you mentioned other a number of ways we can do that. In a foremost among them is investment in education and education that that is relevant to it. Too with a lot of a lot of people are focused on is to technological competition With the chinese communist party and the chinese communist party's use of really what they see as weaknesses and our free market economic system and are decentralized entrepreneurial system and our democratic form of governance against us right and to use their higher degree of centralization. The fact the chinese companies have to act by law as an extension of the chinese communist party and permitted subsidies that the way that they're subsidising investing in gaining differential advantage over us into two areas. Right the the ability for them to gain provident influence over the data driven emerging global economic system and the global economy global market and then secondly to gain a differential bandages over us into in defense right. So hey this ought to give us an impetus to get our own act together and to invest a certainly in in our own research activities end to end develop know the competencies that we need in the in science and biomedical research and and in developing next generation communications infrastructure competing in the area of of what we're seeing now. Is you know chips and and computer. Chips and semiconductors and so in space and cyberspace so investment in education important from that from that aspect of it to to help us compete more effectively. Say we need to do this. As as biden restriction is emphasizing. It's a great initiative the so-called t ten or ipe n of of technologically advanced democracies working together collaboratively to maintain our competitive advantages. But then the second area is. I think education in who we are as a people. I really concerned jamir about our lack of strategic confidence with describing battlegrounds confidence in who we are as a people and incompetence in our democratic principles and institutions and processes and of course. This is related to the quadruple. Traumas right of of of the pandemic a recession associated with the pandemic the the social divisions in anger over unequal treatment under the wall laid bare by george floyd murderer and then this vitriolic political dramatic season. We've come through culminating the sold on the capital on january. Sixth and so. I think education is part of the answer to that too and i think that is is really education in the area of civic education and in our history and i believe in what we're seeing in our society today is a destructive interaction between whatever you want to label it. You know critical race theory identity politics on one end of the spectrum and and you're white supremacy bigotry and racism on the other end. My understanding of this is i watched. This is that that interaction is creating triple forces that are pulling us apart from one another and preventing us if these extremes are preventing us from empathizing with one another and understanding better. You know really who we are as a people are common humanity and identity you. I think it's it's really odd. These he used to be. You could say hey. I think we ought to aspire to colorblind this. You can't say that now right because that means somehow bigoted instead of instead of saying something that is you know i. I think is quite consistent. With what martin. Luther luther king called on all of us to do which is to judge one another you know by the content of our characters right not by the color of our skin so i don't think we want to paper over obviously the obstacles that minorities face in our country. But let's do something about it. Let's just look for opportunities to help. Minorities overcome obstacles in our own circles. Hey what what about if if we if we if we focus on on education reform such that zip code that you're born in doesn't limit your access to to the great promise of of america right. Let's let's work on practical issues together and recognize that we have these gifts bestowed upon us from our founders of having a say in how we're governed maybe i post and we can recognize it. We recognize the republic's not perfect. It never was from its inception. Our founders knew that a republic would require constant nurturing. And i think we should acknowledge the great achievement of our revolution and our constitutional form of government but also recognized the great light on our history that we didn't resolve until almost one hundred years later when we thought our most destructive war in history to emancipate four million of our fellow americans. Hey we should celebrate that but then we can also be disappointed about the failure of reconstruction the rise of jim crow the ku klux klan and separate but equal but then we can celebrate the tribes of the civil rights movement right and the end of at least giora segregation and inequality of opportunity even though defacto segregation inequality remain so. Let's get to work on that. So i just think this narrative of i would call it almost a narrative of self loathing that predominates in academia these days that views the founding of our republic and our declaration of independence and our constitution as documents designed to perpetuate slavery for example rather than documents that ultimately made that. Horrible institution untenable. Right so i believe in progress in our republic. I believe that we are forced for good in the world. Although we make mistakes you know. But anyway i i think we need to be gain our confidence not with some contrived happy view of our history but certainly one that rejects orthodoxy of the new. Left that i think predominates in academia and sadly it predominates in primary and secondary school education. These days as well..
"national security council" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"Reagan w bush. George w bush size of the nfc was under thirty under reagan. A hundred during the bush years and thereafter the stock grew to hundreds. And so her question is do you think is too large for effective work coordinating. Us foreign policy is there an optical size for today's challenges given your experience yes so a lot of the numbers you have to. You have to really pay attention to what these numbers are based on right so these days nationals council staff also includes the white house situation room staff it includes the it staff it includes a lot of administrative functions associated with with protocol and presidential visits and travel office. And i mean i could go one right security clearances and so forth the archivists and historians. So i think it's important to to really recognize what the support staff is. And then what is the real question is. What is the size of the policy staff. And i think the questions okay. What do you want them to do what you don't want them involved in tactics right. You do want them to be able to to convene effectively the right people from across the departments and agencies to do what i described right to frame the cut. These complex challenges can provide options to the president and to assist with the integrated insensible implementation of the plan. Policies recognizing that the real work of implementation is going on within those departments agencies. And so. I think that that can answer. That is that depends right What should the size of the asia directorate be these days versus the middle east directorate versus western hemisphere versus cyber versus the intercon Which is that. The international economics division helps bridge the the work of the import work of the national economic council and in the work of the national security council. So i i would say what is most important is for warm to follow function and and and and picking a number out of the air. Isn't the right way to do it. So i would say maybe around two hundred maybe a little bit less than two hundred one. Seventy seven. I think is what we had re policy. People in the low point was like one forty nine which was a pretty significant reduction from about two forty an previous administration but you know some some some directors were needed reinforcement and i recruited but i recruited the right person right. So when you get. Lisa curtis to do south asia. You just brought in lebron james right i mean. He could supporting staff around around around her for example or few on a hill on on russia and europe. Or if you bring your shadow in to develop national security strategy. Or if you have mike bell doing middle east or matt. Pottenger doing asia. Okay these are the ones people who i think. That's really the key is the quality of the person now is the person they have to have a collaborative nature about them. That was one of my kind of interview criteria to highway collaborative People were but so anyway. I'm sorry i'm sidestepping your question. A little bit sharon but i think it's just really or should follow function and should be the right people rather than the numbers to focus on. Thank you going next to the rays. Can william done that..
"national security council" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"Memorandum that establish the the the principals committee removed the the this position of of of of strategist or chief strategist for whatever was and then added in the championship. Step back in for principal military adviser. I mean it's crazy that that he had been removed. I think and then and then director central tone agency and others as well so hey order stopped there is a bit longer but hey don't ask a historian to to talk about the history of the arena. If you don't want a little bit a little bit of extra credit bonus information. I was fantastic to give the the context as well as bring your experience to bear to thank you very much for that. We already have Yen's raised a seeking either. Raise your hand By clicking on the raised hand icon at the bottom of your screen or in the more button german ipod. The upper right hand corner or else put your question in the qna. Boxy from right it up then please also could list who you are and oh my goodness so many. So many questions raised cans. Inigo i to beck saalami. Tari and please tell us where you are. What institution a high general. My name is bobby. Sally me to already. I'm a second year. Econ student at university of california irvine. And i have more of a technical question with the role of the nfc in. That's with a presidential transitions. So when we see one administration that's recently elected it takes awhile for cabinet members to get confirmed it takes him for them. It takes a bit of time for them to be actually part of the national security council. It's the what role does the previous group of national security of folks do to ensure that the next administration can hit the ground running. Well bob i think everybody who serves. Government should recognize that that their position is larger than themselves that their position is larger than any partisan political considerations. So the first is kind of philosophical. You should want that the next administration to succeed now in terms of setting the tone for that you would hope. President sets the tone for that of course. Donald trump did the opposite of that. But i think what you saw is is across departments and agencies in this presidential transition. It's high degree of cooperation even in in departments where you thought maybe the secretary was was was a predisposed toward maybe not the door like that. I think this happened in the state department. For for example and an example there is the is the declaration of of of the horse of of zhang as as as genocide i. There was a very high degree of cooperation. You know for example with incoming secretary blinken on that and other very important matters of trans in transitional period as well. But i think it's very important where the national security council staff play a big role in this by putting together kind of continuity books documents the facilitate that transition the most important thing. I think we can do though is to have real strategies in place and i mentioned the process. We put in place to develop integrated strategies. We initially identified sixteen to eighteen. I order national security challenges. We pose them in the form of questions how to stabilize iraq and destroyed..
"national security council" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"Ministers. Maybe your signal states huggy guy or gal and if feel like they need to reach you directly or something but of course then sharing that information with the with the secretary but mainly it's the national security adviser relationship and then finally your leader you know. I think it's important to recognize your leader of national credit council staff with extremely talented dedicated men and women who deserve your attention and who deserve you really what we call the military purpose motivation and direction right you stab which in which people are excited about coming to work. Because they know they're making a difference they're part of an organization is bound together by common purpose and mutual respect and they're part of organization that is trusted and valued across the government but also internationally in across the private sector and so forth. So so that. That's your job. I think in in five tasks and then what did i learn from historical perspective. I decide okay. Well maybe i ought to make sure that. I don't make the same mistakes that i called out. Mcgeorge bundy on roku duty. And the first of these was that the president and his cabinet. They didn't take enough time to think about the nature of the challenge. Vietnam right there were rushing right to action and so we put into place a new a new meeting. As part of regaining strategic focus of the of the national security council with re talk about that ethical versus strategic called a principal small group blaming session and this framing session was organized around a five page paper that was delivered about ninety six hours advance of these meetings and it was a paper that was that was rafted mainly policy planning at st with de policy with our staff facilitating the drafting of the paper. That really had just a few very important aspects of of the paper that that That form the basis of the discussion to frame this challenge the national security. The first of these is what is the nature of the challenge. Try to understand it on. Its own terms. The second is what are the vital interests at stake. This is really important because yet to explain the so why. Why should americans care about this challenge. And then the third part was to view that challenged the lens of our vital interests. Come up with an overarching goal and more specific objectives and then very very importantly assumptions assumptions. On which policy options would be based especially those involving an assessment of the degree to which we believe we have agency influence we being the united states and like minded partners over this complex jazz and then finally assessing risk but then also identifying obstacles to progress..
"national security council" Discussed on The World Next Week
"It's your job to staff the president what's unique about your role. Overall is that you are the only person in the foreign policy and defense establishment pretty stylish men who has the president as his or her only client. So you have to do your best to serve that president well helped. The president established his or her agenda and and make the best decisions. The second thing you do is you run a process. This is really important. It's a process across departments and agencies convene expertise and principles and deputies. The principals committee has made it made at cabinet officials with natural related portfolio and and rather process to develop options multiple options in australia. This in a moment so the president can make the best possible decisions and then also to assist with the integrated and sensible implementation of the president's policies and decision so it's it's staffing. it's and then it's the process. The third thing you do is you. Help communicate you help. Communicate the presence decisions and policies to the relevant audiences of course that's primarily across those departments and agencies. I tend to believe national security should be a little bit behind the scenes. But you know when you have apparently of introverted secretaries talking to the press sometimes you have to explain these policies and decisions to the american people and then also relevant international audiences as well or members of the congress although again the departments and agencies because congress has oversight of those departments. That's the best way to do that but on occasion it's important for not secure by to have those engagements the you're the fourth heat task is to help ensure unity of effort with like-minded partners and especially with with with like minded. Liberal democracies around the world and our allies and and and that's done mainly through relationships with other national security advisers internationally. It's a fun part of the job. Sometimes it's with heads of state especially have pre existing relationships with them. Sometimes it's with foreign ministers if maybe you're signal states huggy guy or gal and if feel like they need to reach you directly or something but of course then sharing that information with the with the secretary but mainly it's the national security adviser relationship and then finally your leader you know. I think it's important to recognize your leader of national credit council staff with extremely talented dedicated men and women who deserve your attention and who deserve you really what we call the military purpose motivation and direction right you stab which in which people are excited about coming to work. Because they know they're making a difference they're part of an organization is bound together by common purpose and mutual respect and they're part of organization that is trusted and valued across the government but also internationally in across the private sector and so forth. So so that. That's your job. I think in in five tasks and then what did i learn from historical perspective. Decide okay. well maybe. I ought to make sure that. I don't make the same mistakes that i called out. Mcgeorge bundy on roku derelict of duty. And the first of these was that the president and his cabinet. They didn't take enough time to think about the nature of the challenge. Vietnam right there were rushing right to action and so we put into place a new a new meeting as part of regaining a strategic focus of the of the national security council with re talk about that ethical versus strategic called a principal. Small group blaming session and this framing session was organized around five page paper that was delivered about ninety six hours advance of these meetings and it was a paper that was that was rafted mainly policy planning at st with de policy with our staff facilitating the drafting of the paper. That really had just a few very important aspects of of the paper that that That form the basis of the discussion to frame this challenge the national security. The first of these. What is the nature of the challenge. Try to understand it on. its own terms. The second is what are the vital interests at stake. This is really important because yet to explain the so why. Why should americans care about this challenge. And then the third part was to view that challenged the lens of our vital interests. Come up with an overarching goal and more specific objectives and then very very importantly assumptions assumptions. On which policy options would be based especially those involving an assessment of the degree to which we believe we have agency influence we being the united states and like minded partners over this complex jeff and then finally assessing risk but then also identifying obstacles to progress. What's impeding us from getting to where we'd like to be a connection with this challenge and what are opportunities and then paper stops right and then the this principals committee meeting of national security council began with. Hey what do you think we have this right. And we re thinking about this right way robin and then the policy coordinating committee is the second level. Listening into this. They're getting would is often absent in washington which is guidance from senior leaders. That will help them do the work that they need to do. And then after that discussion about a half an hour maybe a little bit more. we said. Okay now what are your ideas. What are your ideas about how to integrate of national power efforts of like minded partners to to overcome those obstacles to progress to take advantage of opportunities. And then you will get great. Collaboration could imagine the secretary of the treasury what we could sanction these entities associated with with facilitating smuggling of prohibited goods into north korea. But it won't do any good if others don't listen the sanctions and the secretary of state can say well. I can work on that. I'm just think of a million ways. These conversations happen. That's more guidance. Right and so at the end of that would bring our framing to the president when he proved it. I sent out a cabinet memo and we began to develop options which is point number. Two number one is kind of combination frame and he how about having gone objective or vietnam..
"national security council" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"These were big big changes and it caused a lot of consternation on the hill and within departments and agencies your as they are concerned about their own institutional prerogatives and and it was in a report and call the ever stat report. A few years later that clarified the role of the council right. The function of the council to advise the president with respect to the integration of domestic foreign and military policies related to the national security so as to enable the military services and other departments and agencies of the government operate more effectively in matters involving national security. And so this was the idea of the national security council. That with me into the job. And i'll just just tell a quick story about first few days on the job i was. I was walking in my hometown of philadelphia. Pennsylvania on my way to a to the foreign policy research institute a very powerful but mighty think there in my hometown to talk about russian new generation. Warfare study we commissioned on it and our our findings and recommendations and my phone rang and it was partially blocked. The number saying hey. Can you come to mar-a-lago on sunday. An interview for the job of national security advisor. This was a friday actually wanted me to the next one of going. On sunday i interviewed at a second interview on monday. Bumped into ambassador bolton awkwardly in the men's room they're trying to keep a separate from each other but saw them waiting in for the interview and then was hired. That day flew back. i did live in washington. They flew me back On marine aircraft to my home in tidewater virginia attacked bag. And i started work the next day tuesday right after president's day weekend and so not a heck of a lot of time to prepare but what i was really grateful for was the opportunity to read and thought about him. Researched and written about national security decision making during the period in which vietnam became an american war. And that was the book..
"national security council" Discussed on The World Next Week
"We are honored to have with us today. Hr mcmaster to talk about the role of national security council. We shared his bio with you. So i'm just going to get a few highlights distinguished career. General mcmaster is the fraud and michelle jami senior fellow at the hoover institution. He also is a fellow at this fogli institute and lecturer at stanford university's graduate school of business. He was the twenty-six consistent to the president for national security affairs he graduated from the us military academy he served as a commissioned officer in the us army for thirty four years before retiring as a lieutenant general in june. Two thousand eighteen from two thousand fourteen to two thousand seventeen. He served as director of the army. Capabilities integration center and deputy commanding general of the us army training and doctrine command. He's extensive experience leading soldiers organizations and more time and has served overseas to senior commanders in the middle east iraq and afghanistan. General mcmaster is author of several books including the most recent book battlegrounds the fight to defend the free world so i commend that book to all of you. So general mcmaster. Thank you very much for being with us today for your service to this country I thought we could begin by having you describe or give an overview of policy parties face the national security council. It's role And how you see. It's rolling chris year being. Us security great great eight banks arena and thanks for the great work that the council is doing great work that you do all the time to keep everything going. I'm always amazed at what you do to organize and keep us all convenience and get us all together and thanks to all of you who are attending. Today it's a real privilege to be able to talk with you. At a critical time for our nation. And and i think our national security council and the national security council staff is really more important to our national security and the advancement of our interests protection of our nation than ever so. I'm a historian so it's probably pretty predictable. That would go back to the history of the nfc to provide some context. I think the pri- for the is really overall to to improve our strategic competence to help us compete more effectively advance and protect america's vital interest in the in the world. And i would say those vital interests include obviously our security protecting the homeland american citizens abroad. It also involves i. I think our prosperity right setting conditions for the promotion of our prosperity and our ability to create opportunities and a better future for generations of americans to come and that it also has a lot to do with our influence in the world. Especially when you consider the sorts of competitions were in internationally and in particular these days the the the china's to promote its authoritarian mercantilists model at our at our expense. So i'm happy to talk about any of those policy issues. But i go back to the founding of the national security council staff and just to note that that it was it was created the national security council staff the national security council eventually the national security adviser position in fifty three lagging. A little bit was created really as a response to world war two as response initially to pearl harbor. Tricky dick surprise but then the the observation that in war we needed to integrate all elements of national power efforts like minded partners and that really couldn't occur effectively within a single department of government. Right wouldn't be happening in secretary of war or or or or within within the state department and so the charter from nine hundred forty i. It was for the national council to enable the military services and other departments and agencies in the government to cooperate more effectively in matters involving the national security. So you can see kind of bring defense heavy Interpretation of the national security council will do that evolved over time to include a broader perspective on foreign policy for example and of course this creates some tension across the government periodically especially with the secretary of state or or with the secretary of defense. But really i think that there you can think of the nfc staff in either three ways really kind of defect defense heavy you know as it was at the beginning and in in nineteen forty seven and with the amendment of the national security Act in in in forty nine but then you can think of it. More broadly in terms of foreign foreign policy related or you can think of it as an interdisciplinary organization that brings different perspectives and best advice to bear on the greatest challenges facing who assist the president the president and establishing his or her priorities in the area of foreign policy and and defense and national security. More more broadly. And i think this last approach that that is that is relevant to today especially when you think about the complex competitions while with which which with woodward involved and i thought that it would be important for for us maybe as well to familiarize ourselves with what what the national security act did right it. It established the national security council. This nine hundred. Forty-seven establish the city defense and integrated department of defense established the department of the airport. Sad day for the army we have to admit back then in nineteen forties and then and then it also effectively demoted the service secretary subcabinet level but established as well. These were big big changes and it caused a lot of consternation on the hill and within departments and agencies your as they are concerned about their own institutional prerogatives and and it was in a report and call the ever stat report. A few years later that clarified the role of the council right. The function of the council to advise the president with respect to the integration of domestic foreign and military policies related to the national security so as to enable the military services and other departments and agencies of the government operate more effectively in matters involving national security. And so this was the idea of the national security council. That with me into the job. And i'll just just tell a quick story about first few days on the job i was. I was walking in my hometown of philadelphia. Pennsylvania on my way to a to the foreign policy research institute a very powerful but mighty think there in my hometown to talk about russian new generation. Warfare study we commissioned on it and our our findings and recommendations and my phone rang and it was partially blocked. The number saying hey. Can you come to mar-a-lago on sunday. An interview for the job of national security advisor. This was a friday actually wanted me to the next one of going. On sunday i interviewed at a second interview on monday. Bumped into ambassador bolton awkwardly in the men's room they're trying to keep a separate from each other but saw them waiting in for the interview and then was hired. That day flew back. i did live in washington. They flew me back On marine aircraft to my home in tidewater virginia attacked bag. And i started work the next day tuesday right after president's day weekend and so not a heck of a lot of time to prepare but what i was really grateful for was the opportunity to read and thought about him. Researched and written about national security decision making during the period in which vietnam became an american war. And that was the book. I wrote entitled dereliction of duty. So i thought what i taught you about. Is the understanding of my job. Brought into it based on on my my historical researching and studying the position teaching national security from a historical perspective at west point and then And then also just talk to you about really what. I endeavoured to do to avoid the mistakes of this period in which vietnam became an american more. I'll try just very quickly in about five point each right. So hey what. What does the national screwed adviser do. Well i think. I think you have five key tasks that you have to accomplish to serve a president will the first of these is you have to staff the president. You have to help. The president prepare for any engagement on foreign policy it could be a decision-making form it could be an engagement with congress. It could be a foreign leader. Visited could be a phone call with a foreign leader..
"national security council" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"We are honored to have with us today. Hr mcmaster to talk about the role of national security council. We shared his bio with you. So i'm just going to get a few highlights distinguished career. General mcmaster is the fraud and michelle jami senior fellow at the hoover institution. He also is a fellow at this fogli institute and lecturer at stanford university's graduate school of business. He was the twenty six assistant to the president. For national security affairs he graduated from the us military. Academy he served as a commissioned officer in the us army for thirty four years before retiring as a lieutenant general in june two thousand eighteen from two thousand fourteen to two thousand seventeen he served as director of the army capabilities integration center and deputy commanding general of the us army training and doctrine command. He's extensive experience leading soldiers organizations and more time and has served overseas to senior commanders in the middle east iraq and afghanistan. General mcmaster is author of several books including the most recent book battlegrounds the fight to defend the free world so i commend that book to all of you. So general mcmaster. Thank you very much for being with us today for your service to this country I thought we could begin by having you describe or give an overview of policy parties face the national security council. It's role And how you see. It's rolling chris year being. Us security great great eight banks arena and thanks for the great work that the council is doing great work that you do all the time to keep everything going. I'm always amazed at what you do to organize and keep us all convenience and get us all together and thanks to all of you who are attending. Today it's a real privilege to be able to talk with you. At a critical time for our nation. And and i think our national security council and the national security council staff is really more important to our national security and the advancement of our interests protection of our nation than ever so. I'm a historian so it's probably pretty predictable. That would go back to the history of the nfc to provide some context. I think the pri- for the is really overall to to improve our strategic competence to help us compete more effectively advance and protect america's vital interest in the in the world. And i would say those vital interests include obviously our security protecting the homeland american citizens abroad. It also involves i. I think our prosperity right setting conditions for the promotion of our prosperity and our ability to create opportunities and a better future for generations of americans to come and that it also has a lot to do with our influence in the world. Especially when you consider the sorts of competitions were in internationally and in particular these days the the the china's to promote its authoritarian mercantilists model at our at our expense. So i'm happy to talk about any of those policy issues. But i go back to the founding of the national security council staff and just to note that that it was it was created the national security council staff the national security council eventually the national security adviser position in fifty three lagging. A little bit was created really as a response to world war two as response initially to pearl harbor..
Why the hack of Microsoft's email system is getting worse
"Welcome back to fast. We're learning more about a massive hack attack on microsoft's widely use email software. Some thirty thousand. Us companies could have been hitting this attack age avarice has got the very latest ayman. Yeah melissa the white house says it's leading a whole of government response taking this very seriously. Here's the statement from the national security council earlier in response to this hack which is allegedly coming from china. They say this is an active threat still developing and we urge network operators to take it very seriously. They say they're still figuring out. Exactly how a network operators can mitigate this threat but i talked to the president of one of the cybersecurity companies earlier today one of the cyber security companies that i spotted this exploit in the wild and actually alerted microsoft to the fact that they had a problem with their microsoft exchange email server software and i asked him why this thing was so hard to see he explained. This was tricky. Take a listen. It was quite under the radar and the sense that it wouldn't trigger any security alarm bells. Wouldn't trigger antivirus software. The actions that are being taken you know weren't too alarming of raising the alert but when our team kind of dug in a bit. You know we've found. Hey these guys are actually exploiting a bug in microsoft exchange so too big problems here. One is the fact that if you patch this software. Now you're not necessarily going to mitigate the damage because the attacker could already be inside your systems right so if the chinese are in your system reading your email and you closed the front door. The burglar is still in the building. That's necessarily a solution. The other big problem here is that other hacking entities around the world watched this unfolding last week and decided to pile on take advantage of some of the same zero day exploits that these chinese hackers were allegedly using and that means that a lot more entities out there a lot more groups of bad guys could be exploiting this same information stealing this email and doing just about anything with it so you could see ransomware attacks. You could see all kinds of other developments as a result of this hack and we still haven't seen all of that play out yet so some real problems now for. It departments and for people in the suite trying to figure out what to do with all this aim and it sounds like it's mostly small and medium sized businesses but what alarms me was that electric providers also hit reportedly in this attack. And you sort of walk through and for people who are sort of discounting this thinking just small medium sized business at the chinese get into the the personal email of an ice cream parlor like that's not going to be a big deal but the ramifications are actually much bigger than that. Yeah i mean what microsoft said in its initial posting about this is that they were targeting infectious disease experts law firms non-governmental organizations so a range of things that could involve classified technology or could involve sort of defense industrial complex stuff generally but also very specific medical and disease information potentially around covid nineteen and other other things so just imagine the damage that could happen to you as a company. If you're law firm got hit by one of these writing and that's all your secrets are right so the problem is pretty exponential and we just don't know who else has now piled on and is also stealing emails as a result of this same exploit because a lot of bad guys around the world said. Hey you know what. That's a great idea. we can do that too. And they piled in through the week last week. All right amen. Thank you
Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins
"About the recent commission that was looking into the origin of covert 19 over in China. Specifically, Jamie, you know one thing I want to ask you do you could see that there's a real possibility that we Are ultimately never going to get Maybe the data and information from the Wuhan lab that will ultimately maybe tell us whether or not it was a lab accident or whether it was truly Transmission from bats and animals. Yeah. No, I think that's quite likely and Anyone who's been paying close attention that China has engaged in a massive cover up over the last year, they immediately started destroying samples, eliminating or moving access to records. Imprisoning journalists and others asking questions, and they established a universal gag order not allow any of their scientists to speak publicly will write anything about the origins of the of the pandemic. And so the question is not is China engaged in an active car up to try to office Kate? The issue of the origins of the pandemic is should we play along? And that's why In open letter, but we've said that the world community needs to articulate what castigation looks like. We'll kind of access to records, samples and personnel. We need in order to find where called it comes from nights. I think it's almost it's very, very clear to that question is answerable thing. China is going to sell. Jeez, sorry about that. We've been in each in this cover up are bad here, is it but Let's set the standard and tells them tell the world I will not help and that's on them. And we shouldn't start with the compromise. If it is ultimately case that China is covering stuff and again, you know We? We don't know what this this juncture on day two be fair, But I do wonder Is this just not though? Potentially, You know another indication, Jamie, you'd have talked about this a lot, the complicated relationship that is the world with China. To be quite honest going forward, and so you know. Companies. Major companies want to be involved in China, and they're willing to maybe look the other way government's willing to look the other way. If there are, you know policies that they're uncomfortable with on this is just how it is. I mean, that's that is partly right. You mean China is a very big, very important country. There are areas where really need t collaborate Actively China even whether we like it or not. The betterment of the world. But my view do on this. And Eric, you and I have discussed over the carol is that you have to have standard right own behavior. In those interact can't be lowest common denominator relationships. It has to be. Oh, well. Here's the standard of what we believe and when so many people are dying. I'm a terrible enough believe totally of will pandemic. We have to be able to add very least the tough questions where this comes from, for all of our good, including the good of the people, China right exactly. But you also know, too, that it's kind of have been an interesting political global political world where China has also pointed the finger at the United States to say, you know, what are you doing to your people? You know what I mean? It's just kind of an interesting time here. It's true and they're not wrong in every ace. I mean, they're all kinds of terrible things. And whatever the origin of the pandemic, there is a reason why Nine people have died of covert 19 in Taiwan, and we're over 500,000 here in the United States. That's not the origin. It's the In many ways they're significantly The response our government, so there's a lot of fingers to point, including it ourselves, but we should just we need to be honest. When pointing in all directions. Hey, listen, we just have about 40 seconds left her. Do you think at this point to maybe a key conversation is to have is to identify other high risk lab research. That's being done on pathogens so that we just in case we make sure where aware of this and just got about 40 seconds. Yeah, absolutely. It's Cove. It comes from an accidental Lavely, which I think is most likely origin. But your listeners can go to the guy. Jamie Metzl dot com site, read the evidence and judge for themselves. I mean, maybe we have a bigger lab safety problem than we thought we had and then let's look carefully for is now looking to build another level for Virology Institute. In a high since it is the high throughput city next to that is an international travel. We need to be asking tough questions. Pandemic can't have to ask the tough questions. Are we going to ask? That's why we like talking with you because you're always asking the tough questions. Hey, Jamie. Nice to check in with you be well. Jamie Metzl, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and former National Security Council official founder and chair of the global movement, one shared world which you confined. Online are you're
Law enforcement officials warn of new threat on US Capitol in Washington, DC
"Law enforcement across the board are keeping their eyes peeled for anything suspicious concerning security around the Capitol building. Capitol police warning that a militia group whom they did not identify, might be plotting the attack to attack the building tomorrow. Conspiracy theorists believe that tomorrow March 4th will be the day that Donald Trump is inaugurated and reinstalled is president's separately tonight the FBI and Homeland security issuing a new Bolton that was obtained by CBS News, It is urging local authorities to report any suspicious activity, warning that potential violence is most likely to be committed by lone offenders or small cells, using simple tactics and easy to acquire weapons. Because of all this, the House is canceling tomorrow's session. But the big question is whether Not anything will happen More from w. T O p National security correspondent J. J Green he wants intelligence and national security officials have been conducting daily calls with FBI, Metropolitan Police Secret Service and U S. Capitol police and they've been going on for about two weeks, led by the White House National Security Council every evening and, according to sources, what they talked about is what's the threat level? Is anyone seeing or aware of any threats? What's the general threat for the National Capital area and early this morning of joining? Diligence bulletin was sent out to all of the key players and, according to several sources, it was very general on. They mentioned threats that they've been aware of for more than a month, so there was no new threat information to be concerned
Guantanamo Bay here to stay?
"I've said repeatedly that. I intend to close guantanamo and i will follow through on. It was one of the signature promises of barack obama's two thousand eight campaign for the us presidency. He would close america's post. Nine eleven improvised prison for suspected terrorists at the. Us navy base at guantanamo bay in cuba. He did not nor did his successor. Donald trump this morning. I watched president obama talking about gitmo vo. He never said he would indeed. He signed an executive order to keep it open. We also threatened to add to its population. And we'll get loaded up with some bad dudes politically. We'll get a loaded up. He did not. there were forty. One prisoners still held at guantanamo bay. When trump took office one of whom was released into the custody of saudi arabia forty remained many nearing. Two decades of incarceration it now falls to us. President joe biden who had a ringside view of obama's failure to decide what to do about it. The national security council has been directed to review the facility and consider its future.
Biden Administration Aims to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison
"The Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. They intend to have the prison shut down by the time President Biden leaves office. She explained. The National Security Council is reviewing the facility to assess the state of play. The current administration inherited a new round of stimulus checks
Walmart's use of TikTok will likely continue, even if deal with Oracle falls apart
"Well. I'm sure glad we wasted all of our time worrying about this a few months ago. Sources are saying that the trump administration plan to force the sale of tiktok to a group including oracle and walmart has been shelved indefinitely quoting the wall street journal. Discussions have continued between representatives of bytedance and us national security officials. The people said those discussions have centred on data security and ways to prevent the information tiktok collects on american users from being accessed by the chinese government. They said but no imminent decision on how to resolve the issues. Surrounding tiktok is expected as the biden administration determines its own response to the potential security risks posed by chinese tech companies collection of data quote. We plan to develop a comprehensive approach to securing. Us data that addresses the full range of threats. We face national. Security council spokeswoman. Emily this includes the risk posed by chinese apps and other software that operate in the us in the coming months we expect to review specific cases in light of ak- prehensile understanding of the risks. We face and quote so that definitely sounds like they're kind of sweeping under the rug. What i can't figure out from this whole mess is was it always kabuki theatre at least for the smart money like did everyone that mattered know that this was just gonna blow over eventually anyway and that's why you didn't see big players wanting to touch it with a ten foot pole. They basically just let the unlikely rubes of oracle and walmart. Step up to play the mark until the jig was up. It certainly seems like that was the case now. In retrospect
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to review US-Taliban agreement
"Says he'll review the agreement reached between the Trump administration and the Taliban in Afghanistan last year. NPR's Aisha Roscoe reports. Biden's national security advisor, has already spoken with his Afghan counterpart. According to the National Security Council, Jake Sullivan toe Afghan officials that the U. S remains committed to achieving a permanent cease fire. Sullivan said the Biden administration will look into whether the Taliban are abiding by their commitments to cut ties with terrorists and reduce violence. As President Donald Trump reduced the number of U. S troops stationed in Afghanistan to 2500, Biden's nominee for Secretary of state. Tony Blinken, told Congress at his confirmation hearing that by them wants to bring US forces home. But he also wants to make sure that gains against terrorism and writes for girls and women are not threatened. I saw Roscoe NPR news, the White House.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to review US-Taliban agreement
"President biden says he'll review the agreement reached between the trump administration and the taliban in afghanistan last year. Npr's showed roscoe reports biden's national security advisor has already spoken with his afghan counterpart according to the national security council. Jake sullivan toll. Afghan officials that the us remains committed to achieving a permanent ceasefire sullivan said the biden administration will look into whether the taliban are at biding by their commitments to cut ties with terrorists and reduce violence as president. Donald trump reduce the number of us troops stationed in afghanistan to two thousand five hundred bide his nominee for secretary of state. Tony blinken told congress at his confirmation hearing that biden wants to bring us forces home but he also wants to make sure that gains against terrorism and rights for girls and women are not threatened. Aisha roscoe npr news. The white house there continues to be a major gulf between how many covid nineteen vaccine dozes have been delivered to states and the number of people who actually got vaccinated the cdc reports only about fifty percent. The available shots have been given so far as wellstone reports. It's a confusing national picture with governors in some states like west. Virginia georgia new york clamoring for more supplies and many who oversee vaccine distribution say. They still don't know week to week exactly what they'll beginning. Meanwhile more than half of states have now opened a vaccine eligibility to people over sixty five. Jennifer nozoe is at johns hopkins university. Ryan have to shift at least in part away from this sort of slow stepwise work of trying to schedule a high priority individuals to more of a mass vaccination approach a recent national survey finds more than half of americans don't know exactly when or where they'll get vaccinated for npr news. I'm wellstone. Us corona virus infections have now surpassed twenty four million eight hundred thousand more than four hundred. Fourteen thousand people have died. This is npr. Pope francis has issued a warning on the danger of misinformation just days after he was the subject of a fake news report. Npr silvio pohjola reports. The pope praise journalists but also warned. News can be manipulated in his message for the catholic churches world. Communications day francis said the risk of misinformation being spread on social media is evident to everyone and manipulation of us and images is often prompted by sheer narcissism. He did not mention a false report that went viral earlier. This month that he had been arrested by italian police. Francis expressed words of gratitude for journalists who often risk their lives to report on the hardships endured by persecuted minorities in various parts of the world. But he added. Investigative reporting is often replaced by a tendentious narrative created in newsrooms and he urged journalists to hit the streets and verify situations firsthand. Super bowl jolie. Npr news rome. One of the best known television interviewers. Larry king has died. The peabody award winner is being remembered for interviewing literally thousands of people celebrities presidents philosophers literary figures even criminals over more than sixty years. He had said he was always engrossed in the conversation. Always listening to the answer. I'm always learning so. I guess i'm better every day at learning. Larry king died at a hospital in los angeles. This is npr.
Biden orders review of domestic extremism threat in US
"Weeks after a violent mob stormed the U. S. capitol president Biden is directing his intelligence community to study the threat of domestic extremism White House press secretary Jen Psaki says there's no denying the problem the rise of domestic violence extremism is a serious and growing national security threat sake says the office of the director of national intelligence along with homeland security and the FBI will work with the National Security Council on a comprehensive threat assessment addressing evolving threats radicalization the role of social media opportunities to improve information sharing operational responses the involvement of the director of national intelligence and office created after the September eleventh attacks suggest American authorities are looking to pivot to more concerted focus on violence from radical extremists at home Jennifer king Washington
Senate Confirms Avril Haines As Director Of National Intelligence
"Avril Haines is director of National Intelligence 84 Senators voted to confirm Haynes 10 voted against all of them Republicans. Haynes was President Barack Obama's top lawyer on the National Security Council, from 2010 to 2013 and CIA deputy director from 2013 to 2015, where she authorized using drone strikes to carry out extrajudicial assassinations. Meanwhile, the House of
Why Didn't The FBI And DHS Produce A Threat Report Ahead of The Capitol Insurrection?
"Before most major protests are rallies, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. Usually produced a formal intelligence report explaining the possible threats, and then they send that report to local law enforcement to help them plan. DHS and the FBI did one of these threat assessment assessments ahead of the demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, after the killing of George Floyd last spring. He also did one before Black lives matter Marches in Washington in June, But there was no threat assessment done ahead of the deadly attack on the U. S Capital. NPR's Dina Temple Raston of our investigations team has been looking into this. Good morning, Dina. Good morning. I mean, all you had to do. Deena was look at social media for the weeks leading up to the January 6th rally. To know things could potentially get really bad at the Capitol. You didn't even need a formal threat assessment to tell you that did law enforcement Just not pick up on that. No, that was part of the raw intelligence that they were putting together like the New York Police Department scrapes social media, and they sent what they found A Washington There was sort of unverifiable threats, that sort of thing. Bond. There was more raw intelligence that came before that. Just a day after that, Just a day before the pro Trump rally, the Norfolk Field office in the FBI confirmed that They had found specific threats against members of Congress and exchange of maps of the tunnel system under the Capitol complex, and there were people online talking about gathering in Kentucky and Pennsylvania and South Carolina. To meet up before convoy Ng up to Washington and things. Norfolk report was first reported in the Washington Post a couple of days ago. So they were gathering this together then then what happened to where did that raw intelligence go? Well, that's the problem. It never made it much past that raw intelligence stage, so basically they might have picked up a thread or had a human source. Tell them something or that or say that they saw something, but it didn't go to the next step, where it's validated and analyzed and Put into a larger picture put into context. So when the FBI does that they put it in a report called an Intelligence bulletin. When DHS does some something like that they call it a threat assessment report. And then sometimes the two of them put out a report together and typically, then they would send that that finished product out to local law enforcement. So we're going to talk about why that didn't happen. But first, can you just explain? Why is that assessment so much more valuable than straight? Raw Intel? What's the difference? Local law enforcement sees threat assessment says actionable intelligence I mean the bulletins are considered finished right there a synthesis of validated and analyzed intelligence and that helps local law enforcement make informed decisions. So we talk to the former head of DHS Michael Chertoff and get into your point. He said that in this case, the threat was so out in the open. The threat assessment was almost beside the point. It was perfectly obvious. She read the newspaper that there was gonna be a big rally that the president was talking about being be wild and that the focus was going to be the capital. Where they were having a certification vote show. They didn't take rocket science to see if there was a realistic foreseeable risk to the Capitol, and you would enhance the security. I mean, but maybe they need the threat assessment to put the process in place to get troops on the ground or security forces on the ground. I mean, DHS and the FBI have issued intelligence bulletins for four as we mentioned Black lives matter. Protests what was different this time around? Why didn't they treat this the same way? Our reporting found that one of the reasons that they didn't treat it the same way may have been bias. We talk to someone named R P. Eddy and he used to be in the National Security Council. He's done a lot of counterterrorism work. He worked with the NYPD and the LAPD. And now he has his own intelligence consultancy, and he thinks It's something called the invisible obvious. Was it work and basically, that's things that sit right in front of us that we don't notice. It was very hard for these decision makers in these analysts to realize that people who look just like them could want to commit this kind of unconstitutional violence and get little he tried to and want to kill them. So in other words, in other words, this was supposed to be a pro trump rally, and then it wasn't and it was hard for these law and order people to see that this mob these people who were so pro Trump, who had bumper stickers, just like theirs on the back of their cars were going to commit violence. And by the time they figure that out, it was too late. And then it really begs the question. Did they not see it? Because they didn't want to see it. I mean, or they couldn't see it were their blind spots. Exactly And that and that, In fact, a lot of these people that they were seeing, right? I mean they were wearing pro Trump T shirts. They were there to support the president. When you think of those kinds of people. You you don't think about those being the people that you might have to worry will resort to violence and that was what went wrong. It wasn't you know something nefarious. It was just when you looked at it without the analysis. It seemed like this'll was just going to be another rally. And then it wasn't NPR's Dina Temple Raston of our investigations team. Thank you.
What to expect from NOAA under the Biden administration
"Focus on weather. Forecasting and climate science is likely to be a high priority under president biden and it begins with staffing at the top washington post capital weather gangs. Andrew friedman wrote about the possible scenarios for noah. Hi andrew welcome to climate cast off. Let's talk about the biden cabinet appointments so far one thing that jumps out at me andrew. There are so many with climate expertise and focused john. Kerry as climates are on the national security council. pete buttigieg at transportation jennifer granholm at energy. What do you make of these leaders. Strong climate focus. It doesn't look like an accident to me. Yeah no really. The administration is approaching an all hands on deck strategy for climate change rather than putting that just in the hands of the epa administrator and maybe the energy secretary they're putting that everywhere so you heard their nominee janet yellen for treasury secretary mentioned climate change in her interest speech Also the national economic council chair of brian niece has a significant climate experience. This is really going to cross pollinate the government agencies foreign wide. Honey you think. The new noah leadership will be substantially different than it. Is today you know. The noah leadership under president trump has been competent jacobs who has a phd and is a meteorologist by background. Really knows that issue in really knows the agency warehouse but he was hamstrung and didn't even have the ability to send an all hands email without running it by political appointees at the department of commerce. He wasn't able to pick his top staff including chief-of-staff so really what you're going to see is a administration that thinks the real while. Okay we're going to have this person as administrator what do they need to support them. In these other several roles that are politically appointed. How will climate change science and communications. Be different. i think there's going to be a much greater role They're gonna put more of an emphasis on the national climate assessment which has been something that the trump administration tried to walk away from and then has tried to interfere with. So it's gonna be much more of noah in the lead when it comes to scientific integrity andrew. We all remember sharpie gate. When president trump doctored a hurricane map how will the biden administration sharpie proof noah they need to make some changes to the scientific integrity policy. Because what happened was that episode was judged to have violated their scientific integrity policy but they were absolutely no consequences for it because it doesn't apply to the department of commerce. It applies only to noah so the department of commerce leadership told no they had issued a statement disavowing. they're actually accurate forecast and They weren't punished or so they're going to have to make some changes also though i think whoever is brought in noah leadership is going to come and on day one knowing that they have some morale issues and knowing that the half to reassure people about the scientific integrity of the agency on the premium placed on sound science andrew friedman with washington post capital weather. Gang for sharing your perspective on climate casts. Today thank you for having me.
The Big Red Button
"I'm gabrielle. Sierra and this is why it matters today a look inside the rules for nuclear launch in the united states and the risks of giving one person so much power. Hey i'm alex bill and i name is abigail sto thurston. Bell and stow. Thurston are both experts at the center for arms control and non-proliferation an ngo that focuses on nuclear security. This means they spent every day thinking about how to prevent nuclear war. Okay so the only person that is in charge of launching a nuclear attack is the president. There's no stopgap. There's no other people he asked to consult. There's nothing else just his decision. Yes so there's no requirement that the president consult with anyone they can and our command and control system is designed so that he can get in contact with advisers that he wants to speak to but no requirement that he consult with anyone before we go any further. Let's get our terms straight. There are two kinds of nuclear strikes retaliation. And i use. The details are complex but both are essentially what they sound like. Retaliation involves responding to a nuclear attack with a nuclear attack. I use means being the first to use nuclear weapons in conflict. Neither of these scenarios requires the president to consult with experts. So if the scene with the big board and the president talking to all of his advisors doesn't need to happen. What actually does need to happen. The protocol for launching nuclear weapon is highly secretive but the main components are known. Could you walk me through. How a i use nuclear strike would go down. It basically starts with the president deciding that he wants to use a nuclear weapon. He can decide this because he feels like an attack is imminent on the united states. He can decide it because we're in a conflict and he wants to use a nuclear weapon to end the conflict you know basically escalate so far that the other side will back down or it could just decide. He wants to use a nuclear weapon their issues surrounding whether or not it would be a legal order. But i think in the heat of the moment you're not gonna have a bunch of lawyers running into the room saying i don't think this is legal. He actually has a direct line to the national military command center. This facility run by the pentagon is ready at any minute of the day to receive a launch order remember. The president is the commander in chief of the military. All he has to do is pick up the phone. Indicate the target and the number of weapons he would like to launch. He has something called biscuit which is a little card that has launch codes on them. Someone verifies that is in fact the president giving this order. The order goes out and within five minutes from the president deciding. I want to launch a nuke to nuke in the air. That's how easy it is terrifying short amount of time and terrifyingly easy today and you're relying on the person who has the authority to know and have thought through all of those consequences. We take it for granted that that person will have thought about that before they do it. There's no checker balance to make sure that that presidents in the right head space has thought through everything has talked with our allies. None of that's there and has it always been this way. So historically commanders did have the ability in the eisenhower administration at the beginning of the nuclear age to use nuclear weapons on their own authorities. Should they not be able to get into contact with the president and then it was in the kennedy administration that we really solidify the idea that it should be the president and the president alone that the consequences of nuclear use is so massive that it really should be a decision at the top level. The idea being that. The american public would always electa relational and straight thinking president and And so that's why. This sort of very undemocratic process develops was a bit of a nuclear monarchy. So the idea was that this one person who was elected by all these people would have the wherewithal to make the right decision in this situation. Yeah it was theorized that way but not everybody always agreed with it. In fact during the height of the cold war there was a lot of debate about whether or not this was a good structure and it kind of went to macab places at times where somebody was positing that. Actually you should have the launch codes in a pill inserted inside of the heart of military attache and the president would actually have to kill that military attache to get the codes and be able to kill hundreds of thousands of people. Obviously that was not an actionable plan by theorists at the time is sort of making the case about how much you're putting on the shoulders of one person and whether or not that's a good idea when it comes to a weapon that's capable of flattening cities and and beyond the stakes surrounding the decision to launch a nuclear first strike are as high as they get and since the attacks on hiroshima and nagasaki. No president has done so in an ideal world the president would think and hard and hear a wide range of opinions before undertaking a first strike but when it comes to the other nuclear scenario retaliation the president would not usually have the luxury of time for retaliation you have to be able to decide and execute the retaliation and a very short time. Lsu you risk being wiped out neutralize before you can do. so this is richard vets. He's the director of the saltzman institute of war and peace studies at columbia university. An adjunct senior fellow here at the council he's served on the senate select committee on intelligence the national security council and advised three cia director's. How short is that time. Well that depends on where you are between india and pakistan which right next to each other could be almost instantaneous. for the united states and russia the Time was generally thought to be once. The missile age began about twenty to twenty five minutes list for the united states depending on various technical details.
Fiona Hill Discusses Massive Cyberattack on Government Agencies
"Those were the words of Thomas Bossert, who advised both President George W. Bush and President Donald Trump on Homeland Security. Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney compared it to Russian bombers flying undetected over our entire country. Both men, Of course, we're talking about the massive cyber attack believed to have been perpetuated by Russia on scores of US government and private networks. The attack went undetected for months on let's bring in Fiona Hill. She has spent her career studying Russia. She served until last year as President Trump's most senior Russia advisor on the National Security Council field. Hell hey there! Welcome back. Thanks so much Mercury's thanks. Start with something you just heard me say that this breach is believed to have been perpetuated by Russia. Is there any reason to believe this was anyone other than Russia? No, I don't think so. I mean, given the number off private sector entities of other government entities who have attributed it to Russia. There's also you know, longstanding hallmarks of a Russian operation that many of them very familiar with me. People have bean on the lookout for these kinds of attacks, and obviously, you know they have discovered one and this is I've been able to do all the forensics, so I don't think there's any reason to question it. When you say there are hallmarks that seem familiar to the way Russian hackers do their work that's like that. Yes, suddenly having worked with Many of the people who've been looking at this a cybersecurity experts, you know they're very familiar with the telltale signs that Russians and other actors leave behind. You'll have seen President Trump's tweet raising the possibility that this was China. Is it possible this was China? Well, China's certainly done actions on this kind of scale. A few years ago, we had Chinese hack which, of course, export trade and all kinds of data out of U. S. Government systems, including the personal data of many of the people had filled out security clearances and full time. Part time employees of the government. But you're saying the signature on this one appears to be consistent with Russia. Exactly. So, I mean the fact that he's saying Well, China, you know, could have done this well. China could have done an operation on this scale, but I don't think there's any question that this is Russia. Someone who has advised President Trump. Why, In your view, is he so resistant to blaming Russia or confronting Russia? I'm afraid to say that there's a very personal element to this. President. Trump has been fixated on President Putin for some considerable period of time. It's President Putin style of governance, it says. Seemingly unchecked power. It's the word that he presents himself personally. Azad leader. I think that there's a lot that Trump admires in Putin style, and I think he finds it extraordinary hard because he was convinced that they had personal chemistry to think that Putin would do something like this on his watch. I mean, I think we've seen that President Trump is the same person private in public. Who takes everything very personally, who believes my mention his own personal question. His own personal role on he's become personally invested in Vladimir Putin as a result of thinking that they have a relationship and he's lost sight. Unfortunately, then of the national security perspective of all of us, I think that's one of the reasons why he's both in denial to himself has said very little about this. How did this happen? Understanding you're out of government now. But do you think the U. S was asleep at the wheel, distracted by the pandemic, the election? Other things? Look, I think all of these things and issues I think part of is also problem. When your team is getting undermined. Then we were also in the midst of an election. Of course. In which we were extraordinary worried about a repeat performance of 2016 a hack of the election, But I think as a result of that we put a lot of resource is onto this. I mean, I can't say for sure, because I mean, I know that we have a new awful lot of very technically capable, hard working people across the entire system. But it was certainly the case that we were being pushed to look in one particular area. On any other pointed as well that the president is actually undermined The intelligence community at every turn has bean you know, pitted against them, since you know very much the beginning of his presidency. On a date has bean you know, putting political loyalists in place essentially to investigate the intelligence community. He's also sacked s O money. Cabinet members and senior people in The key purses that one would want to see pulling together as a piece of team to tackle. This kind of issue on has been a odds with the branches of government. Congress haven't Bean pulling together without the executive branch of the Department of Agencies, either this it takes the whole of government effort on the whole of society effort. May I say I've interviewed you now. A number of times, Fiona Hill. I have never heard you speak so openly in such an openly critical way of the administration. You served has something changed. I think that really what we've heard is more of an accumulation of facts to basically point out to people. I know what I've been trying to do all along, including last year when I was testifying is trying not to politicize everything we talked about in the impeachment inquiry. This is actually part of our problem. When we politicize Russia on we get into parties and fights. This is exactly when we lay ourselves vulnerable on the whole message that I've been trying to get across is we need to pull together, you know, thinking a part of the problem for many of the people have been trying to speak out like myself in earlier times. Is gonna get painted His disgruntled employees as somebody with an agenda while speaking out is a political act doesn't have to be partisan. You have to speak out on behalf of the country on I think that this kind of stirred it should be inescapable to everyone about. You know our failure to tackle Cove in our failure to get ahead at this kind of hack. All failure, frankly, should be able to hand off the president. Seeing a smooth fashion President Trump is already talking about massive demonstrations on the streets of Washington, D. C on January 6th. I'm talking in the language of in another country. In another setting that people would say, Hey, he's trying to basically instigate a coup. So I mean, I think at this point if the larger population has not quite got the message that I feel like I've got to speak out a bit more strongly. It was Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution. She served his director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council in the Trump Administration. Great to speak with you as always. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you.
"national security council" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"And Eurasia on the National Security Council we're gonna take a brief station break and we're back discussing the coincidence that the director of national intelligence Dan coats and these deputies so golden were fired by trump three days after his infamous phone call with Ukraine's president. welcome back I media monsters in this is background briefing available twenty four seven a background briefing dot org and joining us now is Katrina Mulligan who is the managing director for national security and international policy at the center for American progress she previously served as an attorney advised and directed for preparedness and response in the national security division of the US department of justice where she represented the department on a wide range of dash good counsel policy committees and prior to joining the founder justice Mulligan said on the Nash could counsel staff is the director for disclosure response which you develop strategy and policy in response to unauthorized disclosures of classified information she also said in several roles within the office of the director of national intelligence including as associate director for strategic communications initiative special adviser for detainee affairs and chief of the mission management group welcome to background briefing Katrina morality here well thank you and your resume indicate you've been at the heart of pretty much everything's exploding in the headlines as we speak the trainer but when you talk about dealing with an authorized lakes and director full disclosure response did you ever think that it would be the president of the United States who would be guilty of unauthorized leaks. well no I mean I work for a very different president when we were when we were doing that work you know I I do think that it's important to draw on and pretty significant distinction between the activities of the whistleblower here who is not leaking classified information but instead of going through quite meticulously I might add that that's designed to prevent leaks of classified information and distinguished back from what we saw for example with with the unauthorized disclosures by Edward Snowden who went to the crash and didn't follow the legal process that and laid out now I do think that there are some concerns about the way the the workable our process had unfolded in that case but a lot of that stems from the fact that as you point out nobody expected including the doctors at those rule that that be wrong do you are in that would be being expelled by a whistleblower would in fact be depressing United state. in the process of the particles and whistleblowers followed in this particular whistleblower did follow those particles because they were they were stymied by the DOJ in the day and night with the acting the and I but the point is I guess that if you didn't have that process and if if people inside the government who witness wrongdoing didn't have that Avenue they were there for a leak to the press. well aid exactly and I think one of the questions that a lot of people in Washington are rating right now in the wake of how this is unfolded is that how that set a very good example for future whistleblowers I mean in this heat you have somebody who did absolutely everything right to deny and the acting the United patrimony this week confirmed that that this person is followed every wool every step of the way and still came up against you know pretty formidable odds in getting this information to the Congress and and ultimately to the American public but but again the reason that that's the case then the reason that the DOJ and the B. and I were so flummoxed by what you do here because the the world were written. with the assumption that has turned out not to be the case that the president of the United States would never be a bad actor in this case the president the bad actor and nobody quite knows what to do about it. well you can add to that list of bad actors the Attorney General of the United States. at least it looks that way. absolutely the Attorney General I mean there are actually quite a long list at this point and of individuals and officials within the US government who have a lot of explaining to do the Attorney General obviously is at the top of that list but I would throw out a few others in the neck I think that secretary palm pale had been explaining to do Walker who resigned Jeff yesterday had some explaining to do I think the senior director for intelligence programs inside and the National Security Council staff who oversees the classified extends into which the call transcripts and were improperly house had some explaining to do so I mean the list goes on. and again I'm speaking with Christian American and managing director for national security and international policy at the center for American progress you preview said as an attorney advisor director for preparedness and response at the national security division of the US department of justice and prior to that said on the National Security Council staff and director full disclosure response which you develop strategies and policies in response to unauthorized disclosures of classified information so speaking of which back in at twenty seventeen not too far into his tenure president Donald Trump told Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador in Kissimmee act that he thought that Russia's interference in the twenty sixteen election was unimportant and everybody does it and he also in the course of that conversation which by the way no the members of the American press we'll give an access only the Russian press that's the only way we know about basically except from apparently somebody that was and I take it that that he also gave away very very highly sensitive and intelligence information about isis that put in jeopardy an Israeli intelligence asset so that was pretty extraordinary. so what was your what what's your sense of what happened to the staff here when they saw this in the particular with pride of that of course he had that angry phone call with the Australian prime minister who is essentially an ally and so there are two issues here one. I guess the stuff figured well if the word gets out that every well later that trump talk to gets attacked in. and yelled at nobody's gonna want to talk to him its owner was do you think they were acting in order to put all of this material on the secret seven were they doing this to protect from from himself or were they actively involved in a cover up. I don't think that those two things are mutually exclusive and I think as we you know and pack what happened here I think what we're going to find it there are more than one motivation for certain things that makes them no lack wrong so what you have here if you have a president who behaves in ways that are in there thank you himself when when it gets in the public domain the way that he talked to people the things that he said it and parenting to him the American people that people work for him so on the one hand you might say well it's natural that he's trying to limit the distribution of these these types of calls because they either American or their sensitive about on the other hand the people the process is there a place the routine practices for handling presidential level phone calls with foreign leaders already incredibly thick here date you know in the Obama administration I can hardly remember an example and the type of you know call their transcripts being improperly leader disclosed it just didn't happen they're handled on you know already classified systems they're you know they're already limited distribution with extraordinary here is that the people who he is trying to you know the president and his advisers are trying to protect his information from are the people who worked at the White House who have a reason to to have access to these calls in the course of their duties they're trying to do limit the distribution. to the people who are authorized to have that information which is truly extraordinary and it really does yeah this wasn't about preventing leaks in preventing it from getting out the public domain it would actually to prevent people who are not the political operators in the White House but the but the career civil servant from seeing just how corrupt the president's activities were and and impact blowing the whistle. well I think the bigger picture here is of course and I've often argued that if you could get a camera into the oval office and film trump and the way he is this incredibly insecure ammeter Adam is death come flying about just usually in a screaming and ranting nobody around nobody much likes working for him but the people who voted for him who absolutely almost like a cold you can't break that spell but my sense is if you can actually get a camera in there and lets the the people who voted for him understand what they've done I mean that that seems to be the heart of this thing is that we keep **** footing around the fact that we have this. reckless ignorant dangerous and disgraceful person in the oval office in I guess we've sort of crossed the Rubicon intensive impeachment bed too do you think at the end of the day. papal letter witnessed this amateurism well I mean it seems like at least one person of conscience the whistle blower had had enough. you know. I are you from I hesitate and the reason I hesitate is actually because I've been tremendously disappointed as the last sort of seventy two hours of the folder that we haven't seen more resignation and more condemnation and more whistleblowers conform forward I would have expected that we would see more about by now now that's not the day that as as back in circumstances and pull that you are going to start to see that as that I think that we need all grace ourselves that next week could prove more shocking and and under games and then lastly wise but but I think one of the big questions that I'm gonna continue to have it why so many men and women allowed themselves to be part of that for as long as they do so that's that's a serious question but your other point to press the United States has basically home being called his his public service responsibilities and his private interest in in in in in a couple ways he's done that in ways that have already been in the public domain for example bringing it you know his his under qualified friends and family members and installing them as White House operator I'm clear mandate but he's done not now we know in private lately is that are you know known to the public yet and I have no question in my mind that if the present United stated is openly campaign for foreign governments to interfere in our Alexian and is is withholding you know federally appropriated find it for you know in order to put additional pressure on foreign leaders did you to take a kind of action that there's more that we don't know and I want to know what's in there the transcripts of is called with Saudi Arabia with leaders with with. and I and I suspect that what we'll find is even more wrong doing even more learning of the line between his role in the public trust and his role as as a candidate for office. well even what's been released down that was released by the White House in the transcript of the phone call with presents a landscape view crane which of course is started this latest scandal it does seem to be an incomplete transcript so it wasn't a half hour conversation and I'm told that he also in that conversation among other things that have been redacted or with held in carriages a landscape to make this dreadful deal that with the with Putin this presence what with the cranes had to hand over one of the Russians involved in the shoot down of the Malaysian airline in which they still she didn't want to do but that was sort of in house sold him as a pre condition for getting any cooperation from America but at some point or other maybe do you think we'll get into that server will get into there's there's notes because obviously there's series executive. which they had been on the other hand the questions and you just erased you know the conversation that trump had within the ash shortly after the crash again madam who had to be incriminating holds likely to be incriminating and all of his conversations with potent might well be incriminating so will that damn ever be breached. well I certainly hope so as a as a where myself I would I would argue that the executive privilege doesn't stand kit to covering up crime certainly you know it's there to protect information that is in the routine course and as you know professional do need this this administration has stretched it beyond all recognition but I think even they will have a hard time arguing that they can hide behind executive privilege in order to prevent the disclosure and clearly criminal activity so what I think we're gonna end up with here is I think I think that the the house has a real responsibility to to reach as far as they possibly can in in try to get this information but one of the most important actors in the federal government he's gonna have the most to say about whether you know that that ultimately occurred or not is actually in a be denied and whether that remain acting United on the wire or whoever is installed and this Congress have to be absolutely and dedicated to ensuring that is somebody with experience and integrity. so let's focus in on the day and I just in the last few minutes him and in in particular on how Jeff three days after the phone conversation between trump and the landscape that's we now have gotten a partial transcript of trump's find Dan coats on the twenty eighth of July and he also insisted that the.
"national security council" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"It's very face of it break ficials secrets act, and that is a crime, and therefore that should paps be involved investigated, which is what the name of Haji is saying they're saying what if is is a crime the police have to be brought in. And I think it is because it is such a senior body and such a confidential buddy that they couldn't just say. Well, it doesn't matter. Even if what they're talking about isn't really a life or death issue for Britain's security. The point is the the opposition is being made. Is that by not bringing in the police there is this risk of double standards because civil servants have been prosecuted for breaking the official secrets accelere is dole springs to mind. She actually photocopy some very sensitive material which was which went to the guardian newspaper. They're getting right back down to about nine thousand thousand nine but she was jailed if a civil servants had an elite this this meeting, they themselves would probably face prosecution, but administer the next minister is somehow going to be shielded that doesn't sit very well. Does it it? Sure doesn't think it's very important to make a point here that there is no immunity for ministers are higher officials as opposed to lower officials, and Theresa May she's really sincere with accusation and really thinks that it is based on facts. And it was indeed defense minister who leaked information, regardless of how important it is. It is as Michael said about this to status that comes with the national Security Council meant that no information whatsoever should be leaked so. If may series, she should allow an investigation police or whatever body to look into that the same way would be treated where it somebody else who committed that alleged crime in the end. So as long as she she does not allow that. It's looking pretty bad. Okay. Find a wilderness, Michael. Because look let's assume that some sort of an inquiry does happen and gathering Williamson is exonerated. You could say look he's been libeled by the prime minister. So is sorry going to be not only has he been liable to the leaker somebody who potentially use endangered national security. His career is basically in ruins he can't really recover from not even if he's blameless verb of groups comer. Yes about the question of people live lean each other and cabinet. This seems to go all the time. Now, I mean, it has such a dysfunctional cabinet and people are calling the. Liable in the letter. Yes. Technically, if he is exonerated, and she actually said in a letter that he did it would have to go to a court of law. He would have to sue reliable. Interesting. I mean, I think she just doesn't want all the cathedral. This would cause that's why she just wants to turnover move on and say, let's stop it. Now. I don't think it's going to be possible. But I can see why in the middle of his endless breaks it negotiation. She doesn't want that distraction absolutely Plum afraid by the by the sounds of it it looks as if this distraction is going to follow her around into all today today's as well, we've got the local governments elections in Britain. Let's move on to Kazakhstan because over there. Police arrested around eighty people on Wednesday in a rare public protests against the upcoming election..
"national security council" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"Com slash jazz. Let's start the show. Lots of military news in this week. Our news that really affects the military with the D H S secretary step down her understood second down, we still don't have a secretary defense. This is the longest that. We haven't had a secretary of defense than actual Senate confirmed secretary of defense since that position was established. I think today actually reporting early marks one hundred days without a Senate confirmed nomination as the department of defense. No DHS secretary active while we have a national emergency declared things are running amok all of us. That's that's kinda crazy when you consider all the things that are going on around the world, the fact that we just don't have that secretary either the secretaries in place is really just mind blowing. I just do you think that's on the docket every day or they just keep pushing down the list like either intentional. Honestly, I think it's an intentional thing that they're not doing. So they don't have to get somebody Senate confirmed or using loopholes and they fired the head of the secret service to saw. That all three months, but something is a foot Chem trails, and I want to also mention the Iranian guard. I love the fact that whenever we said that they were a terrorist organization. They're like, no your Terence's organization. I I just think that every if you're conflicting military might across the world just declare everybody a terrorist organization. I mean, it's one way around it. I love that internationally. No, you are is the thing. Yeah. The old rubber glue of. From sixteen to Iran pizzas. In one thing though. I mentioned this on hard factor show out was on there. They name their national Security Council's are just the national Security Council. You wanna know what? Theirs is what is it? Tell me the supreme national Security Council. We have no adjectives at all in ours. It's just a straight up. Now. I feel like that makes there's better than ours because we just have a regular on like, no, no where the supreme national Security Council in. We say you guys are the terrorists. Like, it makes me look in the mirror might sock. We got she prima such good adjective to it is we shouldn't you know, we should name our national Security Council the metal limit national Security Council. Great that would work. I kicked supreme out of the mine out of there. You know, what like how are we not the the four of us? How are we not a think tank in Washington yet? I think mostly because we're not that smart. Speak for yourself out. The president to supreme leader. Yikes. Right. Let's. To the actual topics. Koreans earplug thirty to top producer, the producer of our soon. Coming militia casts that we're going to have right? The AARP's gear. Yeah. They are fifteenth. Still a great name American radio. Fifteen minutes. Out there. The topics right themselves. I wish I would have joked around a little bit more when I name this one zero blog thirty with Zad even mean. I will say, you know, I I love I love this the show. I love you guys. But whenever I tell people that name though, like wait what no one ever really gets it. I think people get it. Come on guys come on team camman bug thirty eight. I should know what Kate name. That's for. Sure. All right. Let's go with round number one. Kate. You wanna introduce us to what's going on with that? Aloha there guys. I'll make the story quicks we touched on army last week. But this week yet another print is having a weird sexual awareness month, a sexual assault awareness month. Maybe always has a weird sexual this month sexual assault pays different story that head of navy sexual assault prevention programs had family vacations to Hawaii covered by the government. Even though she only worked at total of eight hours there Joe so Bill the government for personal travel to New Orleans Japan New York Spain you've little her staff and retired abruptly after investigators demanded answers, according findings from the Pentagon, Jill Loftus, the former head of maybe sexual assault prevention and response denied the allegations saying she had engaged in oversight activities on her trips and worked hundreds of hours on top of normal workweek, the best part in one of the things,.
"national security council" Discussed on American Scandal
"Well, let's talk about Oliver North perhaps one of the most well-known figures of of this incident. He was one of who you took to trial military aid to the national Security Council. He was found guilty on three counts, including obstruction of Justice. And destroying documents. Those convictions were overturned, though, a judge saying that the witnesses against north may have been tainted by his hearings that was widely televised. When did you make of that? Well, we were very disappointed with the court of appeals decision. We think and we thought at the time, and I still think it was the wrong decision. It was a political decision. And I don't say that lightly about an appellate court decision. We had done everything possible to screen ourselves from any exposure to the United testimony. Both Lieutenant Colonel north and Admiral Poindexter head provide. Ded testimony to the congress under grants of immunity, which means that none of their testimony can be used against them. And no leads that came indirectly from their testimony could be used against them. So the members of the staff who are on staff at the time did literally everything they possibly could to shield themselves from the immune is testimony for me. For example. I was riding the metro the subway in the mornings and people had newspapers with headlines about the testimony, and I took off my glasses. So I couldn't see them. I would I would be in a in an elevator. And I would hear people start to talk about north testimony or point extra testimony. And I'd ask them to be quiet that I couldn't be exposed to. It was awkward to do it. But I knew that we had to do in order to preserve the purity of the investigation and to do everything we possibly could to avoid exposure to the immune. His testimony in the end the court of appeals. Well, that's not good enough because the witnesses you called during the case didn't shield themselves from the United testimony. They watched it, and therefore it became part of what was in their heads. And there's no way they can surgically remove what they learned from the United testimony from pre existing memories that they had we think that was the wrong standard. We think that witnesses are only able they're only in legal language competent to testify about what they saw what they heard what they did. And that that wasn't going to be affected by what they heard somebody else say. And so our view was that we did everything we possibly could the trial judge, very distinguished trudge. Judge Gerhard gazelle agreed with us and thought that we had taken all necessary precautions. And that therefore Lieutenant Colonel north had received a fair trial. I think that was the right decision..
"national security council" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Two of the panning in the pom again's is high this morning one of the control of an armed militia calling itself will be held hostage was on his are feared dead with emergency services unable the called americans didn't realize how fragile the man the national security council and the members of my have i made them when weapons of mass destruction things are now not to be true i expected the american people who've rise they didn't when young prompt torture surface than it was revealed that our government participated in rendition of a practice where we give them over to regimes who specializes in torture i wish that the american people we stood view thousands of socalled terrorist suspects correct finding the proper and users you would never sent now it's been discovery has been conducting mass you'll hill six surveillance on its own and i am these myself all of this country has in the with home i'm quite lewis you are listening the ground zero the numbers called than i triple eight hundred three thirty seven hundred that's triple eight.
"national security council" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"The national security council and or the state department and these aren't the first instances remember of the leaks coming out of the administration other conversations with other world leaders also were league not the full transcript early on in the administration will go back and remind you of all of that so it is a downtrend now can't pick up the phone and call somebody of presidency is that he can't pick up the phone a because he knows he picks up the phone there's always going to be someone who keeps a transcript 'cause that's what you do you always want to go back and say nice i said this him but that's all that's all within the executive branch zone of confidentiality you have to be able to have conversations with world leaders that are private unless i mean i guess unless all of these individuals won all their personal emails put on the front page of the washington post i i'd love to see some of the personal emails and tax from the call me associates i'm sure there are some juicy ones in there that the way they want to be treated the only difference differences that would be mail probably wouldn't be a felony these are felonies being committed these are these are people man telling you ben rhodes susan arise all these on the people did all the unmasking gave this congress has better they better do a thorough investigation into the unmasking requests the the hundreds of people who who were whose identities were unmasked and it looks like improperly requested to be unmasked and you know what that means i someone is calling from outside the country who is a person of interest to the national security complex and call someone inside the country that conversation can be monitored by you did the the identity of the america an american and less absolutely relevant to an ongoing national security investigation should never be unmasked as you don't eat the you don't you don't have the legal permission to do that you only have the the foreign intelligence surveillance act a permission visavis the foreigner not vert dot the american american person is not under any type of criminal investigation or national security investigation that's just an incidental sweep of the actual phone number but you also to unmask the person less it's relevant to an ongoing national security investigation but this these leaks.
"national security council" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Looking at the comparative history of empires in the modern age going back five hundred years the thing that distinguishes the us empire from almost any other is the reliance upon covert methods and it's a result of an historical moment the us empire coincided with the decolonization the dissolution of half a dozen european empires that produced a hundred new nations more than half the independent nations on the planet today and so us hegemony was being exercised not over colonies whose sovereignty was compromised but over independent nation states who had sovereignty so how do you exercise the gemini in an non had demonic world you have to do it covertly and in nineteen fortyseven president harry truman right after world war two and congress passed the national security act that laid down the bureaucratic apparatus for the us national security state that national security act created the defense department the us air force the cia and the national security council the key instruments of the us exercise of global power and then when the next administration came in under president dwight eisenhower what he did is he realized that you know uh that there were nations are becoming independent across the world and that he had to be intervening in these independent nations and so the only way could do it was through plausible deniability you had to intervene away that could not be seen you had to do it covertly and so is now our turn to the cia created by harry truman and he transformed it from an organization the richly the tried to penetrate the iron curtain to send agents in operatives inside the iron curtain it was a complete disaster of the operatives were captured they were used to uncover the nets of opposition inside the soviet union it it was absolutely counterproductive is now our turn the cia away from that misbegotten mission of penetrated the iron curtain instead a sign them the mission of penetrating and controlling the three quarters of the globe that was on the us side of the iron curtain the free world.