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US Bolsters Ukrainian Military With $400 Million in Aid

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 6 d ago

US Bolsters Ukrainian Military With $400 Million in Aid

"The U.S. is sending more aid to Kyiv has Russia continues hammering Ukraine's energy sources. The latest package is $400 million in a weapon, same munition and generators. It'll come from The Pentagon's own stockpiles in a bid to get the aid out as fast as possible, but the continued push raises questions about just how long the U.S. and its partners can keep sustaining the fight without impacting their own military readiness. Many European nations say they've already pushed out all the excess equipment they could afford to send. The Pentagon's top weapons buyer met with partners in Brussels last week to discuss how to keep the weapons flowing. Sagar Meghani, Washington

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Rep. Jim Banks: Pentagon Promotes CRT, Gender Identity 'Insanity'

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

02:00 min | Last week

Rep. Jim Banks: Pentagon Promotes CRT, Gender Identity 'Insanity'

"There is a very disturbing report out this is the headline from Fox News, Pentagon promotes critical race theory, gender identity, insanity. This is according to a GOP report that was obtained exclusively by Fox News, what's in this report? What can you tell us congressman? But The Pentagon told us that they weren't, they weren't pushing critical race theory, right? The last couple of years, they've been telling us that's not happening. It's not going on. It's completely provable and the report proves it that they've been advancing anti americanism through pushing CRT, other ideologies on our own troops. I've battled back and forth in the armed services committee hearing room with the top admiral and the United States Navy with secretary milley or general milley and secretary Austin, the top leadership of The Pentagon on these issues, it's unsustainable for a country to ask the next generation of young men and women to raise their right hand, take the oath of office that I did to serve protect and sometimes in some cases even ultimately the risk of paying the ultimate sacrifice for our country when we, at the same time, teach our kids and tell our troops that America is inherently evil and racist and that we're dying for this unsustainable as a country and that's why it's so dangerous that they would allow this ideology to creep into our institutions of the military and out among some of our troops who are younger who are enlisted and you're teaching them this garbage. So it's dangerous. We have to do something about it. Now that we had, again, now we have the we will have the majority. It might be a narrow majority, but Mike Rogers from Alabama will be the chairman of the House armed services committee with the gavel, we have to use that authority to force The Pentagon to stop spilling this garbage teaching this garbage pushing this garbage out on our men and women in uniform.

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Russia didn't take US phone call after Poland missile strike

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | Last week

Russia didn't take US phone call after Poland missile strike

"The Pentagon's top officer says he tried to get in touch with his Russian counterpart after a missile strike in Poland Joint chiefs chairman Mark milley says his staff reached out Attempts were made no success which raises concerns about high level communications with Moscow in a crisis and a news conference Millie says it appears unlikely either Russia or Ukraine will score a decisive military victory Could Russia conquer Ukraine theoretically Maybe I guess but the probability of that happening is close to zero And it's highly unlikely Russian forces will be booted off Ukrainian land entirely Millie says Moscow's military is suffering badly That plus a potential winter slowdown in fighting could lead to talks on ending the war Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin says that's not up to the U.S. The Ukrainians are going to decide that not us Sagar Meghani Washington

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NATO and Poland say deadly blast was likely unintentional

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | Last week

NATO and Poland say deadly blast was likely unintentional

"Both NATO's chief and Poland's president say a deadly missile strike in Polish farmland yesterday likely was not a Russian attack The preliminary finding The incident was likely caused by the Ukrainian air defense missile NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg echoed by Polish leader on che duda Says the strike appeared unintentional as Ukraine tried to defend itself against a Russian bombardment At The Pentagon We have seen nothing that contradicts president

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US, South Korea warn Pyongyang against nuclear weapons use

AP News Radio

02:07 min | 3 weeks ago

US, South Korea warn Pyongyang against nuclear weapons use

"The U.S. and South Korea are jointly warning North Korea that use of any kind of nuclear weapon against Seoul or other regional allies will result in the end of Kim Jong-un's regime I'm Ben Thomas with the latest Our commitment to and defending the ROK is our client We strongly condemn the DPRK's irresponsible and reckless activities As we said before these kinds of activities are destabilizing to the region Defense secretary Lloyd Austin met with his South Korean counterpart at The Pentagon after North Korea launched more than two dozen missiles in response to the U.S. South Korean military exercises The purpose of those exercises says Austin to strengthen our combined readiness and our ability to fight tonight if necessary Through a translator South Korean defense minister Lee Jong-suk says the U.S. and South Korea are united and resolute in their stance toward North Korea Any nuclear attack by the DPRK including the use of tactical nuclear weapons is unacceptable and result in the end of Kim Jong-un regime by the overwhelming and decisive response of the alliance This is a strong warning against the DPRK But Lee also says the allies would like to see tension with North Korea ease Along with the efforts of the alliance to deter and respond to DPRK nuclear threats secretary Austin and I pledge to encourage DPRK to choose the nuclearization and the path for a brighter future We also pledge to continue our cooperation to achieve a complete denuclearization of North Korea Pentagon acknowledges the large scale of the U.S. South Korean exercises dumped vigilant storm It involves more than 1600 U.S. and South Korean flights involving some 240 war planes You've also seen us and Austin notes move a carrier into port there recently and I think that's a pretty strong signal as well Ben Thomas Washington

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Is a Military Coup Likely in Brazil? Paulo Figueiredo Filho Weighs In

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:46 min | 3 weeks ago

Is a Military Coup Likely in Brazil? Paulo Figueiredo Filho Weighs In

"So do you think a military coup is likely, so today, today's a holiday in Brazil. It's like the day of the dead, okay? And it's a national holiday. So what happened today was very weird that people started going to the streets and not going to only to the streets, but go to the military basis and to military headquarters. Okay, like our Pentagon and we're seeing thousands of people. I mean, it's unbelievable. I don't know how many. Because the press not covering. What are they doing? They're asking for a military intervention. So in order to understand that, you need to understand that from 1964 to 1985, Brazil was under a military regime. Military presidents elected. Really? Indirectly. Because in 1964, the communists trying to coop in Brazil, same thing they did in Cuba and most countries in Latin America, but when they tried that, the military intervened and then the military established a military regime, which was more conservative. My grandfather was actually the less present of that regime. Really? Yeah. That's fascinating. And there was a peaceful transition to the civil governments again, ald institutions worked Congress, the courts, everything, we had moderate freedom of speech. You couldn't create a size of regime, but it could criticize. But the problem is the country boom during those years. Brazil was the 7 second largest economy in the world when the military took over when they last Brazil was 8.

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Epoch Times: US to End Sea-Launched Nuclear Missile Program

Mark Levin

01:53 min | Last month

Epoch Times: US to End Sea-Launched Nuclear Missile Program

"From epic times the breaking story the United States will stop developing nuclear armed C launched cruise missiles According to new documents released by the Department of Defense The documents released on October 27th stated the United States were retired B 83 one gravity bomb will cancel the nuclear armed sea launch cruise missile CM During a news conference defense secretary Lloyd Austin faced questions about retiring the two programs Arguing quote our inventory of nuclear weapons is significant I do not believe this sends a message to Putin He understands what our capability is You know the reason you develop these things is not because you can blow Russia or China off the face of the earth a thousand times It's because you show them that you have a technological edge over them as a deterrent Because they can blow us off the face of the earth a thousand times This is deterrence The Biden administration released three documents on October 27th that's today The national defense strategy nuclear posture review and missile defense review Together they lay out the military's priorities for the coming years and underscore that Washington plans to maintain a very high bar for nuclear employment during the Trump administration The Pentagon made a decision in 2018 to develop a new nuclear armed sea launch cruise missile with a focus on the threat from Russia And so I want you to think about this in the face of pute and threatening us We announced this

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US to send Ukraine additional $275 million in military aid

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last month

US to send Ukraine additional $275 million in military aid

"The Biden administration's poised to offer another massive package of military aid for Ukraine U.S. officials say The Pentagon is sending Ukraine another $275 million in weapons and other aid to try to help drive out Russian forces in key areas in the south The word comes ahead of an official announcement that package does not include any major new weapons but will restock thousands of rounds of ammunition for weapons systems already there Some members of Congress have been challenging how the Ukrainian aid is being accounted for but the administration says it doesn't want to reveal information that could lead to shipments being intercepted and winding up in the wrong hands Jackie Quinn Washington

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Pentagon: Despite Russia's war, China still top threat to US

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | Last month

Pentagon: Despite Russia's war, China still top threat to US

"Despite Russia's war in Ukraine a new Pentagon defense strategy says another nation is America's biggest security challenge Defense chief Lloyd Austin says it's China The only competitor out there with both the intent to reshape the international order and increasingly the power to do so The national defense strategy notes for the first time the U.S. is now facing two major nuclear armed competitors Austin says he does worry about Russia's threats to use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine It would be the first time that a nuclear weapon has been used in over 70 years Even as Austin spoke at The Pentagon in Moscow Vladimir Putin told an international conference he has no intention of using nuclear weapons saying it would be pointless Sagar Meghani Washington

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Ash Carter, defense chief who opened jobs to women, dies

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | Last month

Ash Carter, defense chief who opened jobs to women, dies

"The Pentagon chief who opened all military jobs to women has died Ash Carter was Barack Obama's defense secretary in 2015 when he removed the final barriers to women serving in combat They'll be able to serve his army rangers and green berets navy seals Marine Corps infantry air force power jumpers and everything else The next year Carter ended another Pentagon ban Transgender Americans may serve openly His family says Carter loved nothing more than spending time with troops in war zones and elsewhere It says the 68 year old Carter died yesterday in Boston Sagar Meghani Washington

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Weapons shortages could mean hard calls for Ukraine's allies

AP News Radio

01:52 min | Last month

Weapons shortages could mean hard calls for Ukraine's allies

"The U.S. and other NATO members have sent billions of dollars worth of weapons and equipment to Ukraine to help in its fight against Russia's invasion But that's now presenting a dilemma for European countries facing weapons shortages as they weigh the risk that Russia could target them next I'm Ben Thomas with a closer look Our enemy have many many weapons and artillery We don't have a lot of art of editing After 8 months of intense fighting the allies expect the war will continue Maybe years with both sides rapidly using up weapons supplies Victory may come down to who can last longer This Ukrainian commander asked to be identified just as Yuri most of the times we have problems with tanks and artillery We're standing up for Ukraine's right to defend itself Defense secretary Lloyd Austin has urged NATO members to dig deep and provide Ukraine more Thanking his Estonian counterpart at The Pentagon this week We can all see the differences that these efforts are making on the ground And the progress that the Ukrainians have made in their counteroffensive Estonian defense minister Hanukkah We will stand united with all of our allies today to make sure that the future we will not look back and think that we could have done The pepcorn notes the strain on countries own defense stockpiles comes up all the time especially among smaller NATO countries Estonia shares a 183 mile border with Russia and he says the question is how much risk are you ready to take Still with U.S. support he says That will substantially reinforce the Estonian defense forces Ben Thomas Washington

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US: Iranian troops in Crimea backing Russian drone strikes

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | Last month

US: Iranian troops in Crimea backing Russian drone strikes

"The U.S. Military says it has proof that Iranian forces are on the ground in Crimea supporting the Russian military attacks against Ukrainian targets Pentagon press secretary pat riders as they have evidence Iranian forces were involved in the drone attacks on Ukraine's power stations and other key infrastructure We continue to see Iran be complicit in terms of exporting terror Not only in the Middle East region but now also to Ukraine National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says the Russian military would need Iran's help with the drones which he says were made in Iran It follows that they would need a little training on how to pilot these things Tehran continues to deny that its forces have been in Crimea supporting Russian drone attacks to which The Pentagon responds It's obvious that they're lying Jackie Quinn Washington

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Pentagon to pay for travel across state lines to access abortion

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | Last month

Pentagon to pay for travel across state lines to access abortion

"The Pentagon is laying out how it will help troops say independence seek reproductive healthcare services following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn roe V wade Many major military installations are in states where abortions are now illegal and troops who serve there have worried about what would happen if they got pregnant and needed an abortion Defense chief Lloyd Austin says The Pentagon will provide travel funds and support for troops and dependence in those areas who seek abortions or other services Austin says it will also boost efforts to protect the privacy of their medical records The new policy is seen as a key way to keep recruiting and retaining service members

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Suicides in the military decreased by 15% in 2021, Pentagon report finds

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | Last month

Suicides in the military decreased by 15% in 2021, Pentagon report finds

"The Pentagon is reporting a dramatic reversal in suicides across the active duty military A new Pentagon report and preliminary data from this year show active duty suicides fell over the past 18 months There had been a fairly steady increase in past years in The Pentagon had long struggled with how to reduce them The shift comes a meeting increased attention to suicides by senior military leaders and several new programs It's unclear what impact they had or if pandemic related travel restrictions and other things played a role Sharp drops in the air force and Marine Corps suicides last year and a similar decline in the army earlier this year drove the decline Sagar Meghani Washington

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The Problem With Military Recruiting

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:08 min | Last month

The Problem With Military Recruiting

"Happening to the military? You know that they can't recruit anybody? Oh, I mean they can recruit some people, obviously. Let me get this to you. It's a very, very difficult thing for me to cover. The military is the area you would wish. Were doing well. And yet. We were military suffering terribly. Let's see here. Here we go. The Pentagon's recruiting woes, fewer young people want or able to serve a big problem for U.S. security at other thing that left is touched and ruined. The ruining the military, but their very woke, oh, and of course they kick out some of their best, the ones who refuse to be vaccinated. The vaccine is turned out to be a farce. A medical and moral force.

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John Solomon: J6 Committee Admitted Early to Protecting Nancy Pelosi

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:13 min | Last month

John Solomon: J6 Committee Admitted Early to Protecting Nancy Pelosi

"We've been on we've been unraveling this video that was shown yesterday. Nancy Pelosi clearly threatening the president of the United States at the time Donald Trump, which is a good nose. It's a federal crime. They're raiding the homes of pro lifers and parents who complain of school board meetings. I'm wondering why they're not on the front doorstep of Nancy Pelosi's house was CNN in tow. Yeah, here's another thing that's so important about this. Let's remember what the January 6th committee told us at the beginning of the hearings. There is no reason to investigate Nancy Pelosi, because she's not in charge of any of the capital security apparatus. Now, that's not true. I mean, you can show you the art chart. The house sergeant at arms the chief law enforcement officer of the house reports directly to the speaker. But let's take what we saw yesterday. In the middle of January 6th, she's giving all the security instructions. He's calling The Pentagon. He's calling the Virginia governor asking for police backup. She was clearly in control of security on that day and clearly when the position to influence security before January 6th, the Democrats actually had this videotape boomerang on them. Nancy Pelosi was in charge of security and they just showed it on video contrary to what they told us for months and months.

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Officials: Musk seeks US funds for Ukraine satellite network

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | Last month

Officials: Musk seeks US funds for Ukraine satellite network

"U.S. officials say Elon Musk is asking The Pentagon to take over funding for his Ukraine satellite network The Starlink system has played a big role in Ukraine's defense during the Russia war but Musk says its costing his SpaceX company hundreds of millions of dollars The officials who spoke on condition of anonymity say senior Pentagon leaders are weighing Musk's request but there have been no decisions Musk and Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky had been in a Twitter fight and Musk suggests the friction may affect his decision on funding the system A Ukrainian official says his nation will find a way to keep Starlink working tweeting like it or not Elon Musk helped us survive the most critical moments of war Sagar Meghani Washington

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As suicides rise, US military seeks to address mental health

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | Last month

As suicides rise, US military seeks to address mental health

"Rising suicide rates among active service members have forced The Pentagon to review the military's mental health protocols Many service members fear coming forward and those who do find themselves fighting through deep rooted stigma bureaucratic obstacles and internal pressure to stay on the job a 2021 study by the cost of war project concluded that since 9 11 four times as many service members and veterans have died by suicide as in combat Last year the army issued fresh guidelines on how to handle mental health The Pentagon has created an independent committee to review programs at the same time a network of military adjacent charitable organizations has tried to fill the gaps with a variety of programs and outreach efforts I'm Julie Walker

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"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

03:10 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

"Almost four years after leaking The Pentagon papers, Daniel ellsberg finally won the battle he was fighting. In 1975, president Gerald Ford finished withdrawing U.S. troops from Vietnam and put an end to the long conflict. The chaotic end of the Vietnam War prompted heated debate across the country. Americans asked fundamental questions about their nation's foreign policy. Why had the U.S. Military fought for so many years in such a distant country? What did America's leaders hope to accomplish? And why, with so much time to plan, did the war end in such disarray? Many would ask these same questions 50 years later. As America began a hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan, a war that like Vietnam ended with Americans getting emergency airlifts out of a foreign country. Today, Daniel ellsberg and his wife Patricia remain committed to anti war activism. In a 2021 interview commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Pentagon papers leak, ellsberg was asked if he had any regrets about his decision. He responded, I've never regretted for a moment doing it from then till now. My one regret, a growing regret, really, is that I didn't release those documents much earlier. From wondering, this is episode four of The Pentagon papers from American scan. In our next series, we're airing an encore presentation of our story about the Hari Krishna murders. In the 1960s, America was in tunnel with a war raging abroad and social upheaval at home. But as spiritual leader arrives with a joyful message, offering a path to eternal happiness, but rivalries broke out between his followers, and the group took a dark turn. If you like our show, please give us a 5 star rating and leave a review and be sure to tell your Friends. I also have two other podcasts you might like. American history tellers and business movers follow on Apple podcasts, Amazon music, or wherever you're listening right now. Or you can listen to new episodes early and ad free by subscribing to wandering plus in Apple podcasts or in the app. You'll also find some links and offers from our sponsors in the episode notes, supporting them helps us keep offering our shows for free. Another way you can support the show is by filling out a small survey at wondering dot com slash serving to tell us what topics we might cover next. You can also find us and me on Twitter. Follow me at Lindsey a gram. Lindsay with an a middle initially, and thank you. If you'd like to learn more about The Pentagon papers, we recommend the book secrets, a memoir of Vietnam and The Pentagon papers by Daniel ellsberg, and personal history by Catherine tram, a quick note about our reenactments. In most cases, we can't know exactly what was said, but all our dramatizations are based on historical research. American scandalous hosted, edited and executive produced by me, Lindsey Graham for airship. All you're editing by Molly Bach, sound designed by Derek Barrett, music by Lindsey Graham. This episode is written by Hannibal Diaz, edited by Christina mosberg, our senior producer is gay ribbon. Executive producers are Stephanie Jen's, Jenny Laura beckman, and martial LUT for wondering..

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"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

04:36 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

"Two and a half weeks later, Daniel ellsberg sits in a courtroom in Los Angeles, convinced that something has gone terribly wrong. By now, the morning's legal proceedings should have been well underway, but something's happening at the front of the court. The judge appears to be discussing something urgent with lawyers from both sides. Ellsberg wipes a beat of sweat from his forehead and glances at his fellow defendant and former colleague, Tony Russo. Russo helped ellsberg copy The Pentagon papers, and so he's also on trial. Ellsberg leans over and asks Russo if he knows what's going on. Rousseau just shrugged. He has no idea. As for turns his attention back to the bench where the judge continues talking with attorneys. Then the judge points directly at ellsberg and Russo and gestures for them to approach. When they arrive at the bench, ellsberg steals a glance at his lawyers. They seem like they've just received shocking news. Ellsberg's mind begins to consider some improbable scenarios. Maybe the government has additional charges. Maybe the trial is over, and he's going right to prison. Ellsberg's anxiety almost overtakes him when finally the judge speaks of. He announces that there's been an unexpected development. The judge just received a memo from the Justice Department. Apparently, government officials learned that the office of Daniel ellsberg's former psychoanalyst was burglarized. And the criminals were G. Gordon Liddy and Howard hunt. All at once, ellsberg feels like he's teetering. Just like every American, he's heard the names lydian hunt. These two men were involved in a mysterious crime last summer when there was a break in at the Watergate complex in Washington. But this is truly bizarre. Why would these same two men connected with Watergate want to steal from his analyst? Ellsberg sputters out questions asking when, how, and why? The judge's inpatient and tells ellsberg that those questions don't matter right now. What does is that ellsberg has a choice to make? The information dug up by the Justice Department can be made public, or it can be kept secret. Ellsberg gets to decide because the department's memo contains information about his personal life. Information he may wish to keep private. Ellsberg almost laughs out loud. Privacy is the last thing on his mind. And if this is made public, everyone will learn that political operatives were somehow trying to smear him. There's no way it won't help him. So ellsberg tells the judge to inform the entire court about the memo and do so right away. The judge responds with a Curt nod. And tells everyone to return to their seats. As ellsberg glances at the prosecutors, he can tell that they are unhappy. It's a good sign. Soon, the judge demands the court's attention and begins reading the memo out loud. As he does, ellsberg spots his wife, Patricia Mark sitting in The Crown. The two exchanged grins, looking astonished. For the first time in months, ellsberg's legal situation is actually looking good. Soon, the judge finishes reading the memo, and there's a sudden commotion in the gallery. One by one, every reporter in the room jumps up and begins racing towards the exit. Ellsberg isn't a journalist, but he can guess exactly what's going on. These reporters are probably all headed to the nearest payphones, calling to tell their editors about this incredible turn of events. Watergate and The Pentagon papers, two of the biggest stories in recent years have suddenly collided. American scandal is sponsored by sleep number. While it's that time of year again, the month in which we make a bunch of promises to ourselves that despite all prior experience, we still believe we'll keep and good for you if this is the year you really do lose weight, work out more, read all those books. But here's something that will improve your life and isn't that hard to achieve. Get better sleep. Sleep number beds adjust from feathers off to supportive and firm and you can set each side to the perfect sleep number setting for you and your partner. I think I found my sleep number at 40, but my wife might prefer her side of our sleep number 360 I ten smart bed, a tad softer at 35. Sleep number smart beds not only adjust to your ideal firmness, but their sleep IQ app tracks how well you sleep. It measures your best sleep hours, heart rate breathing and movement, and you can use this data to improve your sleep. Discover special offers now for a limited time at your local sleep number store or at sleep number dot com slash AS, sleep number. Proven.

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"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

03:42 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

"Of ellsberg sacrifices will have been for nothing. It's April 10th, 1973 in a courtroom in Los Angeles. Daniel ellsberg rises from his seat at the defense table. He smooths out his gray suit jacket and then begins making his way to the front of the courtroom, aware of the hundreds of spectators scrutinizing his every move. Ellsberg approaches the witness stand and exhales. This is the moment he's been waiting for. The one moment that could define his legacy and make or break his case. After the short delay, ellsberg's federal trial is now underway. He's facing charges of espionage, conspiracy and theft of government property. They're all felony offenses. But alberg hasn't deny conspiring to steal The Pentagon study. And so throughout the trial, there hasn't been much for the lawyers to argue about. Instead, the courtroom has been a parade of government and legal experts taking the stand, debating whether ellsberg betrayed his nation, or whether he's a hero who should go free. But so far, none of the courtroom experts have explained why ellsberg chose to steal and leak The Pentagon study. Only ellsberg knows that. And after months of waiting, he's eager to finally explain his actions in front of the court. Ellsworth takes a seat in the witness stand, and turns to the jury box. Seated there are ten women and two men with unreadable expressions on their faces. Then one of ellsberg's lawyers approaches and begins his questioning. Leonard boudin asks ellsberg to describe the events that brought him to this point. Answering ellsberg tells the court how at age 23 he joined the marines and became a platoon leader. After that, he took a job at the Rand corporation as an analyst and helped the military craft its policy around Vietnam. Ellsberg goes on that it was during this period that he went to Vietnam himself and saw the war up close. Ellsberg starts describing his observations about Vietnam when suddenly he's interrupted. Judge William Matthew burn junior is seated to the right of ellsberg and his brows are furrowed in frustration. He orders ellsberg to speak up. Ellsberg is startled out of his memories. He wasn't aware that he was speaking too quietly. So he sits up and begins speaking louder, more forcefully. He tells the court that in Vietnam, he began to see the war for what it really was. Brutal, destructive, pointless. It could never be justified as a fight against communism. And that's why ellsberg stole and leaked The Pentagon papers. His goal was to end the Vietnam War. To expose the government's lies. To put an end to senseless deaths of Americans in Vietnamese alike. Ellsberg stops his breath labored. He could go on, telling the jury about all the horrors he witnessed in Vietnam. The homes and villages eaten up by fire. The destruction, the bodies, and so many of them. But ellsberg is exhausted. He said everything he needs to say. He explained why his choices were moral and principled. But he doesn't feel optimistic, not in this moment. Ellsberg has been fighting and fighting and fighting, but nothing seems to change. Nixon won reelection in a landslide. The president has dramatically increased the bombing of the North Vietnamese, and it doesn't seem like anyone can do anything about it. Ellsberg gets up from the witness stand and returns to a seat, running a hand through his curly brown hair. Somehow he has to stay strong. Even if it seems like.

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"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

04:47 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

"Hunt, the former agent for the CIA swings a leather briefcase onto the table and unlatches it. He pulls out a photo of a man with curly brown hair and places it on the table. Lily gestures to the photo as he surveys the group. All right, fellas. We're about to execute an important operation. I don't need to tell you that it's top secret. And if we do it right, it'll be a big win for the president. So go ahead. Take a good look at our target, Daniel ellsberg. The deputy assistant to the president shifts in his seat. On The Pentagon papers guy, why? What's the idea? We're going to take him out or something? No, nothing like that. Not yet anyway. We have something else in mind. Howard could you take out the other photo? Okay, this is doctor Louis fielding. Fielding is ellsberg's psychoanalyst. High priced shrink in Beverly Hills. He's our second target. The deputy assistant leans forward again with a look of confusion. Gordon, I don't get it. Why go after a strike? Use your head. What do people do in therapy? They talk. Yeah, exactly. They talk. Revealing a lot about themselves, which is the crux of this plan. We're going to break into fielding's office, when they go through his cabinet and get the file he keeps on ellsberg. Then we'll search to file for anything embarrassing. If we find something compromising, we'll make sure it's publicized. With the right information we can destroy ellsberg's reputation. And right on time for his trial, Lincoln not embarrassing stuff, and there's no way a jury lets him off the hook. Oh, Jordan, I don't know. This dirty. Oh, yeah? What about what ellsberg did? This guy steals and leaks classified military documents, gets them published in every newspaper in America. And you think that guy, that guy deserves privacy, protection? The deputy assistant shrugs. He still looks uncertain about the plan. Look, you have to ask yourself a very important question here. Does America belong to communist sympathizers? Guys like Daniel ellsberg? Or is this a country for people who stand up for the law? People like the president. Now, I'm with Nixon. But what about you? The room is quiet for a moment as the man look at the photos of ellsberg and his analyst. Then all the men not in agreement, the mission is on. They'll break into the office. They'll find embarrassing information about Daniel ellsberg, and then they'll leak everything to the public, making sure that ellsberg will never again see the light of day. American scandal is sponsored by hunter killer. Last night I was playing a game with my 8 year old daughter. It's her new favorite, a battery powered couch that comes alive and eats things and spits out lost items. She loves it, but I don't. The whole time playing all I could think was, this would be so much better if there was more murder. Hunter killer is a new way to do game night, murder mystery style, but it's not a board game. It's like a book or a TV show. You sift through documents evidence, audio recordings and case files to get to know a cast of characters dig into their backstories and try to find the killer, your investigation drives a plot forward, opt into a multi episode subscription with new chapters of the mystery arriving every month, or pick an all in one story, everything you need to crack the case all in one box. I've received the first two episodes of the newest story, Mallory rock, and they're filled with shockingly authentic clues, a letter, a map, a travel brochure, a coaster, what do they all mean? Right now go to hunt a killer dot com slash AS and use code AS for $10 off your purchase. Again, that's hunt a killer dot com slash AS code AS for $10 off. Hi, I'm Kelly Martin, to launch a life of creativity. You just need a little spark. And a big break. I'm Chad low. On our new podcast series, the big break, Kelly and I talk with actors and take a deep dive into the magical moments that change their careers and lives forever. In each episode, we'll take our guests back to the very beginning. Before the starring role, the Golden Globe nominations, the Tony wins and the adoring fans. We'll talk about the stumbles and obstacles they faced along the way who influenced them, and where they find their inspiration now. The big break goes deeper than typical celebrity interviews. Chad and I have been working actors for almost our entire lives. We'll reveal the hard work and lucky break it takes to become a successful leading actor. Because for every DiCaprio or Jolie, there are thousands who grind it out every day, making their dreams of a creative life come true. Join us on the big break, where we explore what it takes to make it. Follow the big break on Apple podcasts,.

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"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

06:46 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

"Washington Post is threatening national security by publishing the study, and his administration ordered the post and The New York Times to cease any further publication of the top secret report. The Graham and her colleagues disagree with resident and have a debate his orders. Instead, they took their fight all the way to the Supreme Court, and in ten minutes, that court is going to issue a ruling on the matter. If the justices side with the post, it'll be an enormous win for the freedom of the press. But if the court signed with Nixon, the fallout could financially ruin Graham's newspaper. Graham runs a hand over her pearl earrings and glances to her side. Seated nearby are Ben Bradley, the post executive editor, and banned back dickin, the assistant managing editor. Bradley looks tense as he fiddles with the leather strap of his watch, and back Dickens white hair is even more disheveled than usual. Graham has never seen the journalist so consumed with stress, and while they spent most of the morning here with Graham, discussing the case, at this point, there's nothing left to say. All they can do is wait for the ruling. Graham checks the clock again, and then rises from her chair. She announces that the three of them shouldn't be sitting here sequestered in an office. It should be with their employees when the ruling is announced. Her two deputies agree, and together, they exit the office and head to the newsroom, where they find the space packed and tents. Dozens of reporters and secretaries are huddled around their desks. Many of them puffing nervously on cigarettes, the smoke curling up toward bright fluorescent lights. Near the center of the crowd is Mary Lu Beatty, the post's deputy national editor, sitting with her phone against her ear. Graham knows that Beatty is on an open line with officers at the Supreme Court, an announcement about the ruling should be coming any second now. Graham watches intently. Her eyes flickering from Beatty to the clock, then back to Beatty. When suddenly she sits up, her eyes animated and begin speaking to the phone. Everyone in the newsroom goes quiet. Beatty nods and sits down the receiver. For a moment, the newsroom is completely still. And patty grins. With her voice booming, she announces that The Washington Post has won. The Supreme Court ruled in their favor. They can keep publishing The Pentagon papers without any interference from the government. The newsroom breaks into a frenzied applause and Graham feels a deep relief. Her paper is safe and can continue publishing. Graham shakes hands with her two deputies and turns to get a good look at her staff. Everyone continues to cheer and celebrate and like them Graham feels jubilant. She believes the Supreme Court made the right decision. But Graham also knows she needs to temper her excitement. She doesn't want to get too carried away. Because she can't imagine that president Nixon will respond well to his defeat in court, or that he and his aides are done fighting. It's late evening in the summer of 1971. G. Gordon Liddy steps into the Oval Office of The White House. The room is full of men like him. Political operatives and suits and ties. Sitting slumped behind his desk is president Nixon, with dark bags under his eyes. As lily steps forward, he feels a deep pain seeing how recent events have affected the president. The Washington Post, The New York Times and other newspapers defied the president's orders, they continued to publish material from The Pentagon papers, and despite the implications for national security, the justices of the Supreme Court gave their blessing to the media. The court's decision clearly has taken a toll on Nixon. It's also painful for liddy. A former FBI agent, Lindy has worked for Nixon for several years as an operative. Like the president E values a conservative approach to government. And Lydia Nixon share another belief, which is that the country must be rescued from the moral and social decline being orchestrated by the nation's liberals. That's why tonight's meeting is taking place. Nixon wants to strike back, and liddy and the other operatives have come to help out. Nixon sits up and smacks his desk with his palm, calling the meeting to order. He tells the group that the media has gone too far. The press is championing the so called whistleblower Daniel ellsberg and every day they're publishing excerpts from The Pentagon stolen secret study. It's helping drum up anti war sentiment and eroding the people's trust in governments and can not continue. Lady takes a step forward and says he agrees. He asks Nixon how he wants to handle the situation. Nixon shakes his head. The president says he spent the entire day trying to figure it out and he still doesn't have any answers. All he knows is that right now, ellsberg is out on bail a free man. He should be locked up, spending the rest of his life in prison. Nixon also wants to make sure that there are no more government leaks. He doesn't care how these two goals are met. They just need to get done. Lily frowns Nixon is speaking vaguely about strategy. It's hard to parse the instructions, but then he realizes something. If Nixon gave specific orders, it could place him at legal risk sometime in the future. It's actually wise to remain vague. And lady knows how to take a hint. It's time for him to take the initiative. So let he locks eyes with the president and says that Nixon doesn't need to say anything else. Lady will find a way to prevent any more leaks and make sure that ellsberg is punished. Nixon doesn't have to worry. Liddy and the other operatives will formulate and execute a plan. Lily waits for Nixon's response. He hopes he interpreted the president's language correctly. And while it's not entirely explicit, Lindy gets enough of a confirmation. Nixon nods and thanks him. Soon, Lydia and the operatives file out of the Oval Office and prepare for the work ahead. Finding a way to punish the man who leaked, The Pentagon papers. It's late at night in August of 1971. G. Gordon Liddy enters a dark office across the street from The White House. The basement office may not be pretty, and the air is damp and warm. Still the space does suit his purpose, leading needs to conduct a meeting in secret, one where he and his fellow operatives won't be seen. There are three men seated at the scuff table in the middle of the office. One is a member of the national security staff, another is the deputy assistant to the president. A third man E Howard hunt is a former CIA agent, and then there's Lydia himself, a former FBI agent. Lydia has spent the last several days making plans with hunt, designing an operation. Now it's time to share these plans with his accomplices..

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"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

"Wondering, I'm Lindsey Graham, and this is American skin. The leak of The Pentagon papers was a watershed moment for the Vietnam War. Commissioned by the Secretary of Defense, this top secret study revealed how White House officials military leaders and even American presidents had lied to the public about the war. Government leaders had covered up everything from atrocities committed on the battlefield to the number of American soldiers who would be deployed..

"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

07:24 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

"Down. That's it. No more Washington Post. And is that how you understand it? Well, here's what I understand. Our right to report on issues relevant to the public is protected by the First Amendment, where a nationally circulated newspaper. Journalists across the country are watching how we lead. It's our duty to publish games, so if the bastards want to take us to court, they can take us to court. So Ben, you say publish. I say publish. And Fritz, what about you? I admire Ben's passion, but I can't share his views on this. If we publish much more likely to lose everything, we can't take that risk. I'm sorry. We'll just have to let the government win this round. Graham raps her fingers in the phone cord as she considers the two competing arguments, and the grave consequences that follow from either path. After a moment's silence, Bradley, the executive editor speaks up. Well, now you know what Fritz thinks and you know what I think. But he's not the publisher and neither mind. Hey, this is your decision. Graham runs a hand for her brush brown hair. It's an excruciating choice. Graham is well aware that she's one of the few female executives in America. She doesn't want to be remembered as the woman who destroyed The Washington Post. A paper that's been in her family for almost 40 years. On the other hand, this isn't just a business decision. The post is a pillar of the democratic process, a microphone for truth and civic discourse. To abandon that principle and cave to government pressure would risk the paper's legitimacy. Graham gulps as she makes her decision. She tells her executive editor and the chairman of the board, go ahead, go ahead, go ahead. Let's go. Let's publish. As Graham hangs up, she takes several deep breaths. For decades, Graham's father and then her late husband ran The Washington Post. The two men built the post into one of the most respected papers in the world. Graham herself always had ambition, a burning desire to be in on the action. It was a crowning moment when she took over as publisher after her husband's death. Still, it wasn't until now, with this phone call, the Graham actually felt like the paper's publisher, a leader willing to make monumental decisions. Because Graham knows that by taking this stand, the government will come after her. But she's not going to back down. She's not going to cave, and The Washington Post won't stop fighting until it wins this battle over freedom of the press. Most of us have spent a lot more time in our homes over the last year or two. I took the opportunity to adopt a dog, which definitely made my life more complicated. Also, a lot more cute. In between walks and working from home, I started wishing there were a way to make my space more connected. Smarter. Enter thermidor, thermidor is the only luxury brand that offers a fully connected kitchen solution. That means Wi-Fi enabled appliances across every product category ranges, ovens, ventilation, refrigeration, dishwashers, and coffee machines. Plus, an open platform to connect to all your major smart home devices, like Alexa, Google, smartwatches, and more. Visit thermador dot com to learn more. Dot com. It's June 22nd, 1971. Inside the Oval Office of The White House, president Richard Nixon is pacing in circles, his rage building to a crescendo. Nixon just received word that The Washington Post has defied his administration's legal order. The paper is going ahead and publishing more stories about The Pentagon study of Vietnam. But even more, the issue has now begun to engulf Nixon's administration. It's evident every time Nixon turns on the evening news. There's a sense that Americans are losing their faith in government. That the institution of the presidency has been tainted, and that Nixon isn't immune. Next we can't stop raging at the way his own reputation has been tarnished by opportunistic journalists who believe they're serving the public by exposing sensitive top secret military information. Nixon has a particular scorn for Daniel ellsberg. After the FBI investigated the former military analyst, federal agents determined that he was likely the source of the leak. The very man who set this entire crisis in motion. Nixon has decided to do something. He's tired of sitting on the sidelines absorbing the punches. He's ready to strike back. He summons into his most trusted advisers, White House counsel, John erlichman, and Ron ziegler, Nixon's press secretary. Nixon tells his aides that he needs to take steps that will win back the American people. And he needs their advice about the best strategy to do so. Erlichman tells Nixon that while he understands the impulse to take action, best course may be to wait. The Supreme Court is currently debating the administration's injunctions against the times in the post, and the high court may very well rule against newspapers. But Nixon says they can't rely on the Supreme Court. There's nothing certain about the outcome of the case and Nixon wants to act now. Nixon's aides then begin to argue over legal theory, but Nixon loses his patience. He bangs his fist against the desk and reminds his aides that the cat is already out of the bag. There's no point in trying to stop the papers, not now. What they need to do is undercut the premise of the leak to make the so called whistleblower Daniel ellsberg appear as he really is. A traitor to his country. You need to crush ellsberg's reputation. White House counsel ehrlichman reminds Nixon that the FBI has already trying its harness to fine ellsberg. You'll face the full force of the law, but there's another consideration. Ellsberg has wide public support. Going after him could backfire. Nixon scowls. Erlichman doesn't understand what's at stake. The legitimacy of the country's elected leaders, the military's ability to carry out its missions, America's role as a global leader. People like ellsberg are threatening the very foundations of American life every step must be taken to stop them. Nixon says his decision is final. From this moment forward, the target is Daniel ellsberg. The administration will do whatever it can to punish him for the leagues. To discredit him and make him look like a traitor and a fool. The next day, Daniel ellsberg takes a seat in an ordinary living room with a sofa lamps and photos mounted on the wall. Everything you would expect from a middle class apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Except that today, all across the apartment are cameramen and sound technicians setting up equipment, production lights, and microphones. With everyone working quietly and methodically, there's a surreal quality to the moment. But Daniel ellsberg didn't expect anything less. He's about to give an exclusive interview to CBS News about the leak study now being called The Pentagon papers. And while normally ellsberg might have traveled to CBS's studios, today, that wasn't an option. The federal government has identified ellsberg as the source of the leak, and with federal agents now trying to find and arrest him, ellsberg and his wife Patricia marks have gone into hiding, rotating between friends apartments. Ellsberg knows he can't live like this forever. While he'll almost certainly end up in police custody. First, ellsberg needs to address the American public, explain his.

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"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

07:47 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

"Takes a seat in an upscale restaurant in midtown Manhattan. Graham is the publisher of The Washington Post, and in that role she often meets with fellow leaders from the news industry, luminaries like a Rosenthal, the man sitting across the table. Rosenthal is the managing editor of The New York Times, a paper Graham nose has a lot to celebrate. They just got a major scoop, publishing the first story in a series about a top secret Pentagon study of Vietnam. And while the post is technically a competitor, Graham doesn't have hard feelings. She and Rosenthal have a close working relationship, and tonight Graham only wants to celebrate with her friend. Graham begins by congratulating Rosenthal for the incredible story. With their reporting, it's now clear that American soldiers are fighting an unjustified war. She only hopes that president Nixon will read the story and decide to do the right thing. Rosenthal thanks Graham for the praise and says he agrees. He hopes for the exact same outcome. Rosenthal is about to say more when suddenly the waiter comes rushing toward the table. He bends down by Rosenthal whispering something in his ear. Rosenthal furrows his eyebrows, and he rises and announces he has to leave for a moment and will be right back. Several minutes pass, and when Rosenthal finally returns, he looks shaken. It was his lawyer on the phone. Apparently the federal government has demanded that his paper The New York Times stopped publishing excerpts from the Vietnam report. If they refuse, the administration would probably seek a court or barring the paper from further publication of the study. It would be a difficult legal battle, and the times could take a huge financial loss if it fights and loses in court. Graham shakes her head. She knows this could be a nightmare for The New York Times, but it's bigger than just one paper. These kinds of government demands can have a chilling effect on the entire industry. Whether it's the times or the post. Serious journalists can't forfeit their First Amendment rights. Grant tells Rosenthal that he must not give in to the government's demands. The American people have a right to the truth, even if it's uncomfortable for those in power. Rosenthal nods saying he agrees in principle, but it's more complicated. He has to think about what's best for the paper. He can't be responsible for bankrupting a storied institution. Graham pushes back, finances aren't the only consideration. If Rosenthal doesn't stand up for the freedom of the press, the times could lose its integrity. But Graham admits, this kind of threat is an issue for all of America's journalists. She wants to help. Cram promises Rosenthal that she'll provide all the support she can. Rosenthal thanks her for the offer. Then he downs what's left of his wine and hurries out of the restaurant. Sitting alone at the table, Graham is shaken, as she tries to game out her next several moves. She'll need to speak with her executive editor Ben Bradley. The Washington Post will also have to report on the Vietnam study. But her paper will have to tread carefully. Because what Rosenthal said is true, a showdown with the federal government could bring a post to its knees too. Later that night, president Richard Nixon sits alone in the Oval Office, staring out at the night sky. His mind is trouble, and for Nixon, his problems seem as vast as the universe itself. That's why Nixon has summoned his chief of staff, HR haldeman. It may be late at night, but Nixon badly needs some advice. A moment later, haldimand enters the Oval Office, looking sharp as ever with his hair neatly trimmed in a flat top. Nixon thanks haldimand for meeting so late. He reminds his chief of staff that by now, The New York Times has published two stories on The Pentagon's Vietnam study. Nixon is confident the courts will uphold his request for an injunction, forcing the paper to stop publishing the stories. And that's good news. And there's even more good news. Nixon tells haldimand that if you read the reports closely, you can see that this whole debacle should be a problem for the Democrats, not him. After all, The Pentagon study covers prior administrations that were mostly led by his political rivals. They're the ones who should be taking the flak. Still, Nixon needs to know if he really is in the clear. Or whether this leak could end up hurting him. Haldimand taps his finger against his lips as he collects his thoughts. Then he explains that to the average person, the study itself is an overwhelming piece of information, a complex piece of history that's hard to understand. So the problem isn't the study, it's the press. They're establishing a very clear theme. You can't trust the government. Even worse, haldane says, the reporting implies that you can't trust the president, because the president could be wrong, or even a liar. Nixon nods gravely at haldimand's assessment, and he says if holloman's correct, the situation is worse than he feared. With The New York Times reporting, people could lose their respect for the presidency as an institution. And that means they'd lose respect for him. It's an untenable possibility, especially with all the hot air coming from anti war activists. Nixon rises, thanks haldimand for the advice. It's given him some clarity about the controversy. The administration can't give up. The injunction against the times must succeed. And if the courts won't grant the order, Nixon will have to go on the offensive, taking on the times, and any other paper that gets in his way. It's June 17th, 1971 in Washington, D.C., and Katherine Graham is in the middle of a toast. She's standing in front of a group who've gathered in her pristine garden terrace, all part of a going away party for a Washington Post staffer. Graham is the publisher of the post, and as she pays tribute to her departing employee, she raises her glass. She's about to reach a high point in her speech when suddenly her assistant appears at her side. He says she's needed on the phone. It's something urgent. A call from the post's executive editor Ben Bradley. Graham pauses as the guests begin to murmur. Stopping in the middle of a toast would be a faux pas, but this is no time to ignore the top editor in her newsroom. The nation's capital has been a hotbed of controversy ever since The New York Times began publishing stories about The Pentagon's secret study of the Vietnam War. The Nixon administration sued to block any further stories in the times, and in a shock to the freedom of the press, the administration won the lawsuit. The New York Times had to stop reporting on The Pentagon papers. But Graham runs The Washington Post, and if her executive editors calling with an urgent request, there may be something brewing at her own paper. She can't waste any time. So Graham quickly wraps up her speech and excuses herself gracefully. Then she rushes out of the terrace and back inside. Graham hurries away from the party and heads down the long hallway that leads to her library. She shuts the door and finds the phone resting next to a sofa. Hello, Ben. Hi. Sorry to interrupt the party. I've also got Fritz on the line. Graham sits down on the sofa as Bradley's announcement sinks in. Fritz Beebe is the chairman of the board of The Washington Post. If he's also on the phone, this must be something incredibly important. Okay, we're on a time crunch, so I'll be quick. We're ready to do our first story on The Pentagon papers, but now Nixon is trying to scare us to. We got word that if we publish tomorrow, we'll be in defiance of the injunction that's shut down the times. Nixon will probably hit us with a court order and will be prosecuted. Well, Ben? If we're prosecuted what then? Fritz Beebe, the chairman of the board, jumps in. I'll tell you what happens then. We could be stripped of our licenses. We could lose our underwriters and get.

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"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

04:56 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

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"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

04:16 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

"Hands of America's citizens. But while ellsberg worked to expose the truths about the war, president Richard Nixon began escalating the fight in Vietnam. President Nixon also took steps to crush any descent about the war. As ellsberg began spreading the documents that would come to be known as The Pentagon papers. He and the president found themselves on a collision course. Became a heated fight, one that would involve the most established newspapers in America. This is episode three the leak. It's late January 1971 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Daniel ellsberg sits watching TV in his living room as the CBS anchor Walter Cronkite delivers more bad news. U.S. bombers are increasing their attacks on the communist forces in North Vietnam. As ellsberg watches the news footage, he can't help but imagine a series of mortifying images, villages raised to the ground, civilians burned and scarred by napalm. The thoughts overwhelm him. And ellsberg still isn't sure whether he's done anything to really help end the conflict. Even ellsberg's latest move has left him concerned. Last week, he met with senator George McGovern and leaked excerpts of The Pentagon's top secret study about the war. But mcgovern still hasn't confirmed his plan that the senator will introduce the study on the floor of the Senate. Ellsberg's size as he glances again at the kitchen phone. Still no call. Nasi stares mournfully at the TV. He hears his wife entered the room. Ellsberg looks over at Patricia marks as she brushes her dark wavy hair from her eyes. Ellsberg's spirits may be low, but even a glance at marks can lift his mood. They have had their ups and downs over the years, of course. He and marks once even broke off an engagement back when ellsberg was a staunch supporter of the war. But ellsberg's views shifted and he and marks reconciled. And just last August, the two got married. Marx takes a seat on the sofa and lays her head on ellsberg's shoulder. And sensing his mood, she asks if he's wearing again. Albert nods, marks gives him a like kiss, tells him to stop Freddie. A governor will call. One way or another, he'll get an answer. For a while, ellsberg and Mark sit watching the newscast. And right as the show wraps up, the telephone rings. Ellsberg jumps with feet, his heart racing. And when he picks up the phone, a young man asks him to hold for senator mcgovern. There's a click on the line and ellsberg is greeted by the familiar voice of the senator. Ellsberg and mcgovern exchange a few pleasantries. Then ellsberg gets to the heart of the matter. He's eager to hear mcgovern's plan to publicize The Pentagon study. But mcgovern hesitates. He says that unfortunately, he's been forced to make a tough decision. He poured over the documents, and they are just as devastating as ellsberg described. But after discussions with advisers, mcgovern has concluded that he can't bring the study to the Senate. The political risks are just too great, especially with his presidential campaign underway. Ellsberg is silent. A governor apologizes. He says he knows he let ellsberg down. But he's up against political reality, and he can't take certain risks. For a moment, ellsberg wants to slam down the phone, but if he's being honest with himself, ellsberg understands mcgovern's situation. It would be unfair to ask him to risk his candidacy over stolen documents. So swallowing down his disappointment, ellsberg thanks mcgovern for the call. The two wish each other well, and then they hang up. When Alice Brooks sets down the phone, he doesn't have to tell his wife what just happened. She can see it on his face. A governor is out. And if ellsberg is arrested now, his copies of The Pentagon study could be recovered by the government. The public won't have a chance to see them, and all of his work, and all of his sacrifices will have been for nothing. Marx holds ellsberg in a tight embrace, promising that everything's going to be okay, that he'll find another way. Albert not. His wife is right. He can't allow himself to be discouraged, not when he's come this far, and not when he's this close to exposing the truth..

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"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

06:12 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

"And mounted on a desk is a campaign poster for the upcoming 1972 elections, an election in which mcgovern is going to run for president. The poster gives ellsberg a brief flicker of hope. Mcgovern may be the most vocal anti war senator in Congress, and if he beats president Nixon, it's almost certain he'll start withdrawing America's troops from Vietnam. That's exactly the outcome that ellsberg would like to see. For years ellsberg supported the Vietnam War and America's broader Cold War. But as a military analyst, ellsberg traveled to Vietnam and saw the fighting up close. The experience left him convinced that the war was a hopeless cause. And then soon thereafter, he discovered The Pentagon's secret history of the conflict, a nearly 7000 page report detailing the horrors of the war and how America's leaders had deceived the public. Ellsberg tried to warn his bosses at the military that the war needed to change course. But still, the fighting continues to drag on, while all across the country, anti war protesters clashed with police. It seems like America's social fabric is about to unravel. And so for ellsberg, the only option is to find some way to put an end to the war himself. That's why ellsberg is here today. In the office of senator mcgovern, who could very well be the next president. If elected, he could bring an end to the war. But ellsberg also knows mcgovern can take action right now. The door to the office opens in mcgovern strides in, wearing a crisp navy blue suit. Dan, please, sit, sorry I'm late. Oh, don't apologize. Busy job being a U.S. senator, throw on top of that, a presidential campaign. Well, I won't say I've been getting as much sleep as I'd like. And you're right. Time is tight. So what are we discussing? Well, senator mcgovern, I wanted to start with a question. When you announced your candidacy for president, you said you wanted to tell the truth to the American people about the war in Vietnam. Is that still the case? Of course, that's not posturing. That's what I want. Why you ask? Well, I have something for you. It packs a wallop. A governed squint said elseburg intrigued. Okay, go on. Well, very few people know, but Secretary of Defense McNamara, commissioned a secret history of America's involvement in Vietnam. Covers everything. The battles, clandestine operations, and most important. All the lies that the military and multiple presidents have told the public, and you've read this thing, I have. And I also make copies of it. I have excerpts right here in my briefcase. The incredible Dan. And thank you for bringing this to my attention. But those files are carrying around. You're not doing that just for some exercise. No senator mcgovern, I'd like to share them with you. Well, good. Because we have options. I can introduce your files on the floor of the Senate. It'll let the public see the real story about the war. Ellsberg shifts uncomfortably in his seat. Senator mcgovern, I'm not afraid to go to prison. I have already made peace with that possibility. But however I can, I'd like to minimize my own risk. Of course, but Dan, you're safe. I don't know if you can say that. I stole these documents. And if you bring them to the Senate, someone will trace them back to me. Hearing ellsberg's concern, mcgovern rises and heads to a bookcase. There he grabs a thick volume and drops it on a desk. Dan look, this book has a copy of the U.S. Constitution. Read the text. As a senator, I can not be questioned about anything I say on the Senate floor. Not by the Justice Department or the executive branch, not by a grand jury or even my colleagues. No one can compel me to give up my source. Dan, I can protect you. And I promise I will. Ellsberg stares at mcgovern, considering the offer. If he moves forward with this plan, the FBI will almost certainly begin a manhunt to find the source of the league. They won't stop looking until they found out who it is. Still mcgovern's assurances are as good as it's going to get. So ellsberg unlatches his briefcase and places several large envelopes on the governs desk. His eyes wide with anticipation, but govern says he'll need a few days, but he'll read through all the materials. And after he digests everything, he'll call ellsberg to lay out his final plan. The two men shake hands, and as ellsberg walks out of the senator's office, the weight of his decision finally hits him. In a matter of days, the public will learn the horrifying truth about the Vietnam War. America's leaders could face incredible pressure to wind down the conflict. It's exactly what ellsberg has been dreaming of. But ellsberg also knows if all goes according to plan, his life would quickly change. 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"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

07:54 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on American Scandal

"It's July 1964, and Daniel ellsberg is striding down a wide corridor inside The Pentagon. With his curly brown hair and navy blue suit, the 33 year old ellsberg doesn't exactly fit in with the surroundings. All around him are older men in decorated military uniforms with short cropped hair. The Pentagon is the nerve center of the Department of Defense, and it's clear to anyone looking that ellsberg is not a career employee of the military. Still, ellsberg isn't concerned about appearances. Because while he does spend his days inside The Pentagon, ellsberg works for an organization called Rand. It's a think tank that provides research and advice for the military. And while Rand and the military have a close relationship, the two are independent from each other. Which is why ellsberg was surprised by a message he just received. A top military official has summoned ellsberg to a meeting. Ellsberg can only guess what it's about. As ellsberg rounds a corner, he takes a deep breath, embraces for what's ahead. He's probably not in trouble, at least he hopes not. It would be devastating if in his work as a policy analyst, he somehow compromised the military. A moment later, ellsberg reaches the door of John mcnaughton, an assistant Secretary of Defense, and the man who summoned him. Ellsberg takes a seat, mcnaughton adjusts his horn rim to glasses, and after a brief pause, he announces that he does have some troubling news. Ellsberg waits for it. Seems like he's about to be fired, but mcnaughton looks up and says he needs to talk about the situation in Vietnam. Tensions are rising between the United States and the North Vietnamese. For now, it seems that outright war in Vietnam is still unlikely. But it's possible. And that means priorities are shifting at The Pentagon. Mcnaughton explains that president Lyndon Johnson tasked the Secretary of Defense with managing U.S. involvement in the conflict. Mcnaughton has been appointed the special assistant. But mcnaughton says the task is immense, and he'll need help. That's where ellsberg fits in. Mcnaughton needs his own assistant. Someone to comb through classified reports and decide how much of it merits mcnaughton's attention. It's a crucial job, and if ellsberg accepts the position, he'll play a key role in shaping a potential war in Vietnam. Ellsberg sits back, both relieved and stunned by the offer. It's good to know that he's not in trouble, and he does have tremendous respect for m' naughten. The two have had long stimulating conversations about nuclear arms. America's position overseas, foreign policy in general, and m' naughten is clearly a capable man. Ellsberg also believes in the cause. He considers himself a liberal on domestic policy, and supports unions and labor organizing. But ellsberg draws a hard line when it comes to regimes like the Soviet Union. Ellsberg has an enduring belief in American values like freedom of expression and thought, and he sees the Soviets as a threat to freedom across the world. It was these impulses in part that propelled elsberg to enlist in the marines, where he served as an infantry officer. So ellsberg would like to do his part to win the war against international communism. But the truth is, he does not want to work for the federal government. It's a vast bureaucracy, and he enjoys the freedom of the private sector. So ellsberg tells mcnaughton that the job sounds interesting and important, but he's sorry. It's not right for him. M' naughten pauses, as he steady Salisbury. Then he asks how ellsberg feels about U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Ellsberg doesn't hesitate. He tells the assistant Secretary of Defense that he supports U.S. involvement. The growing threat of communism must be stopped. So m' naughten asks why he's turning down the job. The U.S. needs people like him, brilliant analysts who understand the complexities of the military and public policy. With this job, ellsberg could direct his energy to an escalating crisis, one that could affect the balance of communism and democracy across the globe. Ellsberg nods, mcnaughton is right. The job he described is important, and maybe it is worth leaving the private sector. But in a moment of rash clarity, ellsberg rises and reaches out his hand. He'll take the position. And in the months to come, he'll do what he can to help America defeat the growing threat of communism. 7 months later, Daniel ellsberg enters the offices of the joint war room inside The Pentagon. It's 9 p.m., but ellsberg is cradling yet another hot cup of coffee. He's already spent the last 12 hours at work. But he knows he has a long night ahead of him. But at this point, ellsberg has grown use to the demanding work. Ever since he agreed to sign on as John McNulty's assistant, ellsberg has had to put in excruciatingly long days at The Pentagon. It's a necessity of the job, especially considering the recent international developments. On ellsberg's first day at work, an American ship was attacked in the gulf of tonkin off the coast of North Vietnam. The U.S. quickly retaliated, and the body count has risen steadily ever since. It's now clear that events are escalating, and as a staunch anti communist, ellsberg will do whatever it takes to see the enemy defeated. He'll put in long hours, he'll work himself down to the bone. But most importantly, you'll do whatever he can to help mobilize the military, proving that war is the only option. If America wants to eliminate the specter of international communism. Ellsberg steps into a small office within the joint war room. It's the only place inside The Pentagon with a direct phone line to American officers in Vietnam. Personnel who can provide firsthand testimony about the need for war. Ellsberg closes the door behind him and takes a seat. He picks up the phone, and a moment later, he's connected with the U.S. Military assistance command in Vietnam. Colonel, this is Dan alberg with its Secretary of Defense. Mister ellsberg, good to speak with you. How can I help you? Well, as you're aware, we've been leading small scale strikes against North Vietnam, but they're failing to deter the enemy. Secretary McNamara and the department believe it's time to get more aggressive. Began larger scale bombing of the Viet Cong. Okay. Has president Johnson signed off on any kind of order? No, not yet. But colonel that's where you come in. We need to help the president see the true threat that our enemies are ruthless and that they need to be hit hard until they surrender. So I'd like you to help build this case. I know you've seen atrocities. I know you've seen the worst from vietcong. I'd like you to tell me about it. There's a pause on the other end of the line. Do you know what you're asking? I think I do, sir. This kind of stuff. It isn't easy to talk about. It's not gossip. Sir, gossip isn't my intention. I'm assuming you want to see the vietcong disappear, just like I do. They're terrorists. They shouldn't have control of North Vietnam. Yes. I agree. The 9 needs your help to make the case. We need graphic details. They're persuasive. So please, I'm ready and don't hold anything back. Okay, mister ellsberg? Well, just this morning. I learned that to be a Kong took a village a few miles from the base. They marched out the district chief and strong a month. And then they used a machete. Right in front of his wife and kids. It was cut right open. Another devastating. And? Exactly the kind of story we need. Do you have any others? Yeah. I've got a few. Ellsberg continues to listen, his pan flying across the pages of his notepad. And as the colonel tells one horrifying anecdote after another, ellsberg feels.

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"pentagon" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Pentagon ordering an investigation into a drone strike that killed a United Nations aid worker in Afghanistan last month. Not an Isis K terrorists says the administration had first claim Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has asked the Air Force secretary to assign a three star general or above to investigate Centcom's investigation into the errant drone strike that killed an Afghan man employed by a US charity group and nine of his family members, seven of them young Children. That report expected in 45 days. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby did not rule out punishments for the strike, adding the decision to fire that Hellfire missile was made by the U. S commander whose forces were based at Kabul International Airport. But so far no one has reached out to the victims of the U. S drone strike at the Pentagon. Jennifer Griffin Fox News, according to Oklahoma has said execution dates for seven death row inmates in the state at the rate of about one a month beginning next month. Oklahoma suspended capital punishment in 2015 following a series of mishaps involving lethal injection drugs. Whereabouts of Brian Landry remain unknown after the FBI served a search warrant on his parents' home in Florida. Things have slowed down quite a bit outside of the laundry home. We actually saw a lot of the FBI agents who are here helping to execute that search warrant leave with what appeared to be boxes of evidence. We saw multiple agents loading items from the family's garage into a white van and other vehicles that were late. Eater driven away. We saw multiple agents come out of the laundry home and really set their focus on the silver Mustang two tow trucks and came and loaded up the Mustang. And took it away to the North Port Police station. That Mustang is pretty significant because that is the car Brian laundries. Parents told investigators. He drove to the Carlton Reserve on Tuesday with the last time Brian was seen with Charles Watson, a body found in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming Sunday, tentatively identified.

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"pentagon" Discussed on Let's Get Civical

Let's Get Civical

09:08 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on Let's Get Civical

"So then the house of representatives passed the necessary legislation for the project on july twenty eighth nineteen forty one and the senate just a little bit later on august fourteenth by that time however controversy had arisen over the scale of the building as well as its location so close to the hallowed ground of arlington national cemetery. I mean sure. Very valid concerns. Yep moved by the protest. Fdr declared that the project should be moved to a site. Three quarters of a mile south of arlington farm adjacent to the washington hoover airport. He also directed somerville to reduce the size of the building to no more than two point. Two five million square feet which is still huge show gigantic. Still josh norman. But smaller ma and also i liked that was like we have to move the project Let's pick it up and put it over here. I mean assuming they had not broken ground no. It was very close to being started. Yeah and it's like you can't. I mean we have to now. Make sure there's no swampland and next to the airport god yup. Obviously there was pressure for the temporary building to become permanent yup at the height of world war two the pentagon house more than thirty three thousand people and it's worth exceeded expectations officials discovered that they did in fact need to keep such a large military force active once the war was over so instead of turning the building into something else it remained the military's command center so again they're like we love this. I think this is great that we have this huge office dedicated entirely to military operation. Yes we should keep this building ouija. Gabe in nineteen ninety two. The building was designated eight national historic landmark due to its age renovations began around that time on the building billions now four million square feet of space will. Yeah i mean it's been around for fifty years right. We built it quickly. Yes with a shortage of steel So there's leaky roofs and faucets. You know you gotta gitte up a bit and just fifty years of like new technology and right new fortifications and the us military had grown immensely and of some stuff. Do they have some rough to in september of nineteen forty seven. Congress passed the national security. Act ushering in the single biggest military reorganization in american history. The act created the national military establishment. Split the air force from the army formally established the joint chiefs of staff and created the central intelligence agency or the cia and the national security council. Jesus christ donna valet packing an end to a bill like real a real overhaul which makes sense because we were a country at war in the post world war two era. The pentagon's role was shaped decisively by growing cold war. Tensions is that a chill in the air war as the wartime alliances with the soviet union disintegrated into a fierce rivalry the old by the nuclear arms race and the growing number of us security commitments around the world. I mean when you think about it. There's not a lot of time in between the end of world war two and the beginning of the cold war no not at all. So yeah there. Like i wonder if they were even like i don't know let's let's stay in the pentagon for like five years and make sure there's make sure that every ends with they're doing exactly half sense started acting up and they were like we're keeping the pentagon. Oh yeah they're like. we need the pentagon. We don't trust those soviets so an incredible amount of workers and materials brought together the pentagon the grounds and building went up in a stunning sixteen months. I'd say insane. They're like nuts buildings in new york. That literally still not done for like ten years crazy. Yes here's like these people on it i know. Get the get the military on it. They that's the thing. So i i love military's because when they're in charge of a project when they were in charge of the vaccine distribution as got done dang that did that shit get. Donna was a lean mean will organize machine. Yup hell helje. The building was officially completed in january of nineteen forty three. Thanks to the help of one thousand architects and fourteen thousand. Tradesmen who worked three shifts around the clock a staggering amount of materials were needed including four hundred and thirty five thousand yards of concrete. What to measure concrete and ours. I know i that is such a weird statistic. I mean i guess once it solid laid out sure. Is that a yard. How tall is the yard right. Toll the but that's just one dimension right like if you lay it down. Sure you're thinking like as tall as it wider yet like. Yeah yard which way which way i understand it also needed forty three thousand tons of steel and six hundred eighty thousand tons of sand and gravel. I don't i understand. That sand is used a lot but the idea that the pentagon is made up of that much samd is odd. She'll blow over and yeah we're by. The first tenants moved into the building in april of nineteen. Forty two several months before the building was finished. So they're like look. We've got three offices done uh-huh three people can work here. Chairman of the joint chiefs come on down intestine at the pentagon instead of steel. The building was primarily built of reinforced concrete. Hence the amount of yards. Much the filler. For this concrete was dredged from the grounds around the pentagon itself including the potomac river. And they're like we need. We need to make something. Go dig all go down to the river. Bring us back. some sand. Concrete was also used to build a series of rams throughout the complex which eliminated the need for. Steel enforced elevators. So they're like we can't. We can't use steel. Let's get creative What can we do. What can we do roads. No under this thing needed so many renovations. God yeah in. An america still highly segregated by race the pentagon's planners found it necessary to design a building with separate facilities for black and white employees including white and colored cafeterias for the construction crews and two hundred eighty four bathrooms twice the number needed for anticipated staff levels however in june of nineteen forty one president roosevelt issued executive order eight eight zero two which prohibited segregation among federal employees Okay so there were like Doing this now during this federal aunt no at first virginia authorities determined to enforce the regulations laid out and its jim crow era. Separation of races law insisted that the facilities be segregated before finally relenting and ceding control of the pentagon to the federal government. So virginia is trying to be a little piece of shit about and try to keep the pentagon segregated even though it was a federal law or i guess a federal executive order that this couldn't happen so stop acting up. Virginia digs eat from its opening all facilities were open to both black and white employees making the pentagon for a time. The only non-segregated building in all of virginia which is wild files because virginia's not small and it also houses other major political government buildings. Yes yeah all. I wonder if it's because of its virginia. Not dc still. I mean they're still like the things that are in. Virginia that are not dc true and also it's like still a huge us state. It.

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"pentagon" Discussed on Bro History

Bro History

05:39 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on Bro History

"Come on please By you know it's interesting. I feel like every single. I don't think it was true. Trump did this. But i know obama said he did this the first and i think clinton did it till it usually democrats who are more interested in for some reason It might be while we can just speculate with reasons are but obama said you know the first thing i did when i got to weiss i said hey where you keep the aliens right and i get a tour tour civilians and and they told him now. I didn't get anything about you. Know there are things on radar systems that we can't explain folks. I think clinton had same thing. I think clinton was real into it as well I think trump didn't give a shit every every It literally every president Since i think it was Every every president since Obama minimum has shown in an open interest but definitely also clinton and maybe george bush. I didn't. I didn't find any specific ones on on him. I asked him about the aliens but he was kind of a dumb ass. So you no no curiosity so how something. I've heard so i was listening to. I sent this podcast over to you. bye radio warner d-. Yeah and they did a podcast. Radio warner is a really good podcast That does the same type of subjects that we do Encourage you to listen to that one. But they did one on Ufo pentagon stuff like that and they were saying that There's kind of two classes in. This is kind of like an oversimplification of what they're saying but the more republican aligned generals Are people in. The pentagon are Less likely to care about this. Ufo stuff or or thinking about aliens because they were saying like rejection you know kind of undercuts. Maybe their religious views right things like that And then the more democrats are or the ones more aligned with the liberal democrat. Party are are more inclined to be interested in that stuff But guy who i know who's really instrumental in washington who's like a really big ufo nerd. Is john podesta. yup john. Podesta's is super big nerd when it comes like ufo stuff. I know he pushes really hard fort. I mean maybe he is. You know what. I mean certainly would believe it. If you're like a this is one of the lizard people from the i. Oh that well that kind of winds up with the whole pizza gate thing too. What i know. He had a like a an x. Files themed like fiftieth birthday. Really or exile anything birthday..

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"pentagon" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Your best known of course for leaking the pentagon papers the secret defense department study of the vietnam war and you had spent many years of for the government in vietnam examining the war concluding that it was futile. That there was no way to win it and you had spent many years as a young man as a real patriot. I mean you truly believed in the country you believed in the security clearances right. Pardon me. I think i'm going to make it clear but i wouldn't even want to question to reset that question in a way. I am a patriot. Change and forgive me for putting it that way. I mean you. You are devoted to doing the right thing for your country but at that time you were you respected all of the high level security clearances that you had and it must have been hard for you to take the step of taking this top secret documents and making it public. What did it take to get you to make that step without young men going to prison for nonviolent protest against the draft men that i met on their way to prison. No pentagon papers. It wouldn't have occurred me simply to do something that would put myself in prison for the rest of my life as i assumed that would do so. Obviously that was an obvious decision to make except one side. Seem the example of people like randy taylor and bob eaton and others david harris. Who did go to prison to say that this war was wrong. The vietnam war was wrong and that they refused to participate in it. How hard was it to actually copy the material. Well in those days it was one page at a time. We didn't have these zip zip multi-page co-leaders and whatnot machines that they have no or the course the digital capability so it took me a long time Months actually so you would stay at night in the office copying and then come back during the day. Yes did you did did nightwatchman. Ever come upon you or anything. Well twice in that office which was a Small advertising office owned by a friend of a friend really twice during that period. Police came to the door because she had turned the key. The wrong way instead of the burglar alarm and on one of those occasions i children were there. That was one time. Police came in and found my son running xerox machine. You know i think. I was running the machine and he was collating or might have been the other way around. He was then thirteen and my daughter who was ten was cutting off top secret from the tops and bottoms of the pages with the with the scissors. The reason they were there was that. I expected to be in prison very shortly. I hope to get the papers out quickly..

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"pentagon" Discussed on Paranormal Analytical

Paranormal Analytical

08:35 min | 1 year ago

"pentagon" Discussed on Paranormal Analytical

"And that kind of thing because this is something that's coming in that people have been waiting for and i think it's finally going to happen. Bill says your intro music by pink. Floyd nope actually thought it was at first. I night to fight with facebook for awhile on copyright stuff they. They realized that i was right. They were wrong. Magin that so yeah let me read some of the stuff and then we're going to jump into the ufo topic so the pentagon has six months to disclose what it knows about ufo's six months. Everybody so i guess they got to get their act together and figure out what lies are gonna feed us as far as not knowing anything but this came out january fourth twenty twenty one in on military dot com and As part of the newly passed covert nineteen relief legislation matching. It came out. Covert nineteen relief legislation this. Ufo thing comes out anyway. Lawmakers are demanding answers from us intelligence agencies and the defense department on the potential existence of ufo's and other unidentified aerial phenomena. We already know that they're there. I mean everybody does. I mean it's like no big surprise but it's gonna be interesting to see what they put out there and what they tell us they know about it The two point three trillion. I'm never bus. Appropriation legislation passed a last month includes the intelligence authorization. Act for facial. You're twenty twenty. One which provides more resources toward investigation gathering and strengthening open source intelligence collection among the agencies. According to a release from florida. Republican senator marco rubio who introduced the bill in june senate passed the legislation in july. Some of that information include or includes what the pentagon the federal bureau of investigation or the fbi and his counterparts know about an identified aerial phenomena. Also known as anomalous aerial vehicles. Now that's a new one on me. And i'm gonna aerial vehicles like ufo's lot easier to say Anomalous anomalous aerial vehicles. Yeah wow okay. Lawmakers expect to see the lawmakers expect to see a report on the collected. Ufo data one hundred and eighty days from the bill's passage according to the legislation. Let's see news website. Complex was the first report the details the report will be unclassified but will include a classified supplement. Oh boy so yeah so. So here's where they're still trying to hide shit of moore's so i'm sure a lot of it's going to be in the classified section Lawmakers are concerned that there is no unified comprehensive process within the federal government for collecting and analyzing intelligence on unidentified aerial phenomena despite the potential threat. Which is why a sweeping report on all relevant information regarding you. Ap's is essential according to the bills text lawmakers want information on any uap's that were found using geos battle. Jio's said how you say that you geospatial spaghetti or whatever. Intelligence signals intelligence human intelligence or measurement and signal intelligence regardless of which agency or service collected the data. The bill states basically. They're wanting all the intelligence from all over the. Ufo's don't have to be out of this world either. The legislation requires information on any technology china. Russia iran north korea and others may possess in this field including aerospace or other threats posed by the unidentified aerial phenomena to national security and to this estimate of whether this unidentified aerial phenomena activity may be attributed to one or more foreign adversaries. It adds now. Let me tell you something if this is the case and these. Ufo's that were filming. That are going hyper. Velocity out running our jets. An if this is the case this belongs to one of our One of our enemies out there. You know the. Us has really dropped the ball because we are way behind all these countries if that's the case and they have this stuff and we don't i mean come on. Let's see it says in april. The pentagon officially acknowledged three incident reports by navy f eighteen hornets of fighter pilots after years of speculation that pilots were encountering alien spacecraft during training missions. The defense department that month publish videos of the incidents of one taken in november two thousand four and the other and the other two in january two thousand fifteen which had been circulating in the public domain after an unauthorized release in two thousand and seven and twenty seventeen officials said in a statement after a thorough review. The department has determined that the authorized release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems and does not infringe on any subsequent investigations of military airspace. Incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena pentagon spokeswoman sue gross said at the time the video confirmation came a few months after navy pilots. Got the word out that there had been an increase in ufo sightings sightings in recent years as a result the service issued new guidelines on how best to document sightings or encounters according to twenty nine thousand nine hundred report from politico. The new york times reported that two pilots at sightings and in one instance a near collision while flying training missions off the east coast between twenty fourteen in two thousand fifteen the last last august. Deputy defense secretary david norquist officially created the unidentified aerial phenomena task force. A navy led unit to hunt down any pertinent encounters service members may have had with aerial objects that pose a threat to national security. I think the pose a threat to national security. Honestly because we don't know what they are where they're from or what they're kansas. I mean that's the main thing the. Us government has looked into ufo's for years most notably between twenty two thousand seven and twenty twelve when the pentagon began its advanced aerospace threat. Identification program an effort companion by. Then senator harry reid. A democrat from nevada and a senate majority leader at the time the program was meant to pursue research and investigation into unidentified aerial phenomena. The defense department said motivated by defy events. Such as the two thousand and four tic tac incident which was documented and one of the navy's release videos and we talked about that one when i in that incident f eighteen pilots from the aircraft carrier. Nimitz you know in the nimitz has been involved in a ton of ufo. Type scenarios atone. They have operating off the coast of san diego Reported spotting a large tiktok shake shaped object that appear to be floating without the assistance of an engine or exhaust plume. So there you have it folks so within six months from when this bill passed they're supposed to be giving us the information we need and we've been looking for in that. We wanted for a very long time. Finally but as you can tell some of it is still going to be classified. Which means there's going to be a lot that we still don't know but at least they're starting to open up some gentlemen thoughts. We'll.

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