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Under Fierce Republican Attack, U.S. General Milley Defends Calls With China
"Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Us general mark. Milley fended off. Perhaps the most personal and direct attacks of his career from lawmakers on tuesday as republicans blasted his coals with china and he's interviews for books critical of donald trump's presidency mainly was unshaken as republicans called for his resignation during an already contentious. Hearing that was meant to focus on the chaotic. Us withdrawal from afghanistan but repeatedly swerved into questions regarding the general himself when asked me acknowledged talking to washington post author bob woodward for a book that showcased mealey's role trying to avert a crisis over apparent chinese fears that trump might attack beijing in his final months in office the book detailed supposedly secret kohl's with general lease chang of the people's liberation army on the thirtieth of october twenty twenty and again on january eighth and said milley had promised to warn china. I if he were ordered to attack many confirmed the coles said they would not secret to us government officials and that he was acting on instructions from some of trump's top aides to de-escalate tensions. He acknowledged trying to send beijing a message that we are not going to attack you following. Us intelligence indicating china feared an attack. Milley said the colds fit within his mandate to ensure strategic stability. I know i am certain. President trump did not intend on attacking the chinese and it's my directed responsibility to convey presidential orders and intent. Milley told the senate armed services committee milly acknowledged that he also spoke on january eighth with us house of representative speaker. Nancy pelosi who according to the washington post at asked. The general what safeguards were in place to prevent an unstable president from launching a nuclear strike. Milly responded by assuring her of her safeguards and added. I'm not qualified to determine the mental health of the president of the united states. Milley told the senate. Tom services committee at no time. Was i attempting to change or influence. The process usurp authority are insert myself into the chain of command president. Joe biden has supported me throughout the controversy surrounding the coals. Saying he had great confidence in him.
US military leaders favored keeping troops in Afghanistan
"Top U. S. military officers are telling Congress several thousand American troops should have been kept in Afghanistan to prevent a Taliban takeover from joint chiefs chairman mark Emily my assessment was back in the fall of twenty and remain consistent throughout the day we should keep a steady state of twenty five hundred and it could bounce up to thirty five hundred maybe something like that to Central Command chief Frank McKenzie twenty five hundred was an appropriate number to remind both stress those were their personal opinions and would not say what advice they actually gave president bite before he ordered all troops to leave at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tom cotton asked Emily why he didn't resign if the president ignored his advice the president doesn't have to agree with that advice she doesn't have to make those decisions just because we're generals Sager mag ani Washington
Pentagon leaders to face Congress on Afghan pullout decision
"Pentagon leaders appear before a Senate committee today amid criticism of the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and failure to anticipate the Taliban's rapid takeover the hearing in front of the Armed Services Committee will be their first public testimony since the U. S. completed its pullout last month Republicans have intensified their attacks on president Biden's decision to get out of Afghanistan saying it leaves the U. S. more vulnerable to terrorism they're demanding more details on the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that killed thirteen American service members along with other details defense secretary Lloyd Austin in general mark Milley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff are slated to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee I'm Julie Walker
Carl Levin, Michigan's Longest Serving US Senator, Dies at 87
"First elected to congress in nineteen seventy-eight michigan's longest serving senator chaired the powerful armed services committee. He was very active around civil rights local development and protecting american workers having interviewed senator levin and read his memoir. Getting to the heart of the matter. I have some reflections. I imagined that if senator levin had a role in a television show he'd be fictional president. Jed bartlett's closest ally in the west wing practical and patriotic levin's thirty six years in the upper chamber as a democrat had paradoxes a democrat who investigated spending and financial excess in government as well as wall street a staunch believer as chair of the senate armed services committee. That america has a strong role to play in the world but voted against the second iraq. War levin was consistent with himself. He was a man who spent decades of politics. But i sense. He felt good about his impact when he saw himself in the mirror. Getting the heart of the matter reminds me of the writings of ben franklin. The similarities with the founding father aren't just physical appearance surprising wit and clearly understandable style both levin and franklin shared the belief that the long game mattered that even if it wasn't politically popular in the moment moment to make things happen in a country with a lot of people with differing views. You shouldn't always take everything off the table for your opponent that making is how democracy actually works his memoir is a blueprint without saying it and how we might put the broken engine of american democracy back together again. Levin rhetorically lays the parts on the table. I won't get into all of them. But they include the broken filibuster where he called out his own party for creating it then in order for an electorate and your colleagues to trust you you need to have a consistent northstar and compass and he's right if you look at the popular senior senator from vermont. The reason that he gets photo shopped everywhere sitting on a chair isn't because of any particular political stance it's because whether they agree or not people connect with him because they believe that he is who he says he is.
Senate Panel Votes That Women Should Register for the Draft
"Alright, Here we go. Senate defense budget. Their bill would require women to register for the draft. Have you heard this one? Mr List? My Catholic Italian. Mr. Producer says. Oh, yeah, I don't blame him. Oh, he is right. This is from New York Post They Senate panels. Newly approved defense budget includes a provision requiring women to register for the draft. There were a number of Republican senators on this committee. Who either did not vote. They weren't present or voted for this, and we're trying to figure out which ones Now those of you forget about PC and all the rest of the crap those of you with a daughter. Those of you with a little girl. Do you want that little girl to register for the draft? Of course you don't. Changes to the draft, officially known as the Selective Service system, were made official in the National Defense Authorization Act. The annual military budget bill, which the Senate Armed Services Committee announced it had approved on Thursday. The N D. A amends the military Select Service Act to require the registration of women for selective service. The U. S military has not instituted a draft since the Vietnam War, and Pentagon officials have repeatedly said they intend to keep US armed forces. All voluntary star men between the ages of 18 and 25 are legally required. Be registered with the Selective service system. Penalties for not doing so include losing access to federal financial programs for higher education. Actually, that would be a good thing, I think But the language strikes explicit references to men changing the requirement to all Americans. The change was originally proposed by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed of Rhode Island
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"Talk to you about the olympics but not right now no right now we have bigger fish me back. Yeah just wow. I'm passionate about that. You owe me to my gosh. I watched either all of it or none of it. Guess which one. Here's a story. I want to just start with monday. And i think we start with some good news. Equality is finally here and women you have to love these progressives because they've done so much for you already and yet they keep doing more. The senate armed services committee has approved language. A language change in the national defense authorization. Act which will expand the selective service to to a new requirement under the threat of imprisonment for eighteen year old males to submit their names to national registry potential military constrictions Women have to do it too so let me just go down this list. okay you lost girls sports. I can't say it that way. You gained the right for boys to play girls sports..
John Warner, Longtime GOP Senator From Virginia, Dies at 94
"Republican Virginia senator and secretary of the Navy. John W. Warner, died this morning. He was also chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee in the sixth of actress Elizabeth Taylor's seven Husbands. Cause of Death was Heart failure. John Warner was 94.
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on KCRW
"News in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the Biden administration is working with Egypt to bolster the current cease fire between Israel and Hamas. Lincoln is in Cairo today, where he spoke at the US Embassy after talks with Egypt's president, Foreign minister and intelligence chief. Former Republican senator and U. S Navy Secretary John Warner has died at the age of 94. He died of heart failure at his home outside Washington. Warner served as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and was once married to actress Elizabeth Taylor. Federal trial is underway in West Virginia involving opioids, Three of the nation's largest distributors are accused of continuing to ship millions of opioid pills to pharmacies. Despite years of evidence they were being diverted for illegal use. NPR's Brian Mann reports We heard from executive Michael Oriente, who oversees opioid shipments for McKesson. That's one of the company's being sued in civil court documents show. He and other executives kept raising the amount of opioids that pharmacies could order. But our anti pointed out that McKesson told the U. S Drug Enforcement Administration exactly how its safety monitoring system worked. And for the most part, he said, federal regulators allowed it to keep happening, and that's really the argument that's being made by the drug industry that they were just filling legal prescriptions with oversight from the government. This is NPR news. You're listening to KCRW. I'm Cherry Glaser. People took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles yesterday to mark the one year anniversary of George Floyd's murder and commemorate his legacy..
Former Sen. John Warner Dies at 94, Married Elizabeth Taylor
"Former GOP senator John Warner has died at ninety four after a life of war politics and Hollywood Warner served in the military during both World War two and the Korean War before becoming navy secretary and eventually the Senate armed services committee's chair known for his blunt questioning of generals like David Petraeus does that make America safer so I I don't know actually it from four stars to movie stars Warner was also married to Elizabeth Taylor she died nearly thirty years after their divorce thank you for all the heartfelt condolences that you've expressed for this iconic figure Warner's long time chief of staff says he died of heart failure yesterday with his wife and daughter at his side Sager mag ani Washington
U.S. launched dozens of cyber ops to protect election, top official says
"Carried out more than two dozen cyber operations abroad to protect the U. S elections last year. These new details in election security emerged to the capital who Capitol Hill hearing today. As NPR's Greg Marie reports the head of U. S. Cyber Command, Army General Paul Marcus Oniy warned last year that he'd be taking measures against foreign adversaries to safeguard the November elections. He offered a summary in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee. U. S Cyber Command conducted more than two dozen operations. Get ahead of foreign threats before they interfered or influenced our elections in 2020 Naka. Sony did not name the countries that U S cyber warriors acted against. However, the U. S intelligence community recently reported that Russia and Iran both attempted to meddle with the election. Greg Meyer. E NPR NEWS Washington Stocks
Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill
"Senate. Democratic leaders have reached an agreement over unemployment benefits with moderate democratic senator joe manchin ending a nine hour. Standoff threatened to derail action on president biden's covert relief bill. The agreement would extend the existing three hundred dollar weekly unemployment benefit through september the sixth and it offers tax forgiveness and to ten thousand two hundred dollars in unemployment benefits for those who make less than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year in a statement released tonight. Senator manchin said we have reached a compromise that enables the economy to rebound quickly while also protecting those receiving unemployment benefits from being hit with unexpected tax bills. Next year joining us. Now on this breaking news democratic. Senator tim kaine of virginia he is a member of the senate budget committee. And the senate armed services committee senator. Kaine good to see you this evening on one hand. I'm not quite sure what what was happening. In the senate for nine hours on the other hand we have crossed an important hurdle at this point and are moving toward the passage of this bill. Tell me what is going on malley. You're right. I mean we've got fifty democratic senators and we need every one of their votes to get this bill which will do so much good for americans to president by his desk. Senator manchin hannah concern about the way the unemployment insurance benefits were structured. And he stuck to his guns and that concern was not my concern. I i really liked the bill as it came over from the house. I think we made it. Stronger of senator manchin needed some additional adjustments to get there. But now we're there and we're gonna rocket four and they're going to be dozens. Maybe hundreds of amendments that republicans will offer tonight and tomorrow but democrats. We have linked arms with president biden said. The american public needs this relief and they needed soon. And we're gonna stay at our desks and tell sometime over the weekend. We send this bill back to a house for a quick vote so the president by to get it next week four unexpected. It's obvious why so. Many americans support this bill. It's not actually a partisan thing it's money that people need in their pockets. It is overwhelmingly popular amongst americans. It is even supported by the majority of republican voters. What's going on. what's what's the reason for. Fifty republicans not voting in favor of this and by the way. No republicans voted in favor of it in the house alley. My my gut is this. I think they've made a strategic decision and remember just replay. The tape back to the beginning of the obama biden administration. They just sort of decided no matter what. The new president offers to rescue the american economy. We're going to be against it. I will say this. This is a bill. That is just chock full of of provisions that republicans have offered in past years. It's chock full of provisions that are desired by republican governors. And mayors as you point out it's full of provisions that are popular republican voters and when it's implemented it's gonna do enormous good for republicans and independents and democrats so they made a strategic decision. That and i can't put myself in their shoes about why they don't want to be four but will be able to bring the final bill out and show you. How much bipartisan Agreement there is this bill. The democrats are just riveted upon the fact. We're still ten million jobs down from where we were laying out here. We've lost five hundred thousand people. Were not out of the woods yet. We're not gonna go slow to go fast. Climb out of this crisis.
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"To know, it's Brian's Big three. Number three. We can make a military rack response in a time in a manner of our choosing. But yes, unprovoked attacks on commercial shipping. Warrant of retaliatory military strike against the Islamic Republic of Iran. And I'm pretty sure, Senator Tom Cotton said some very similar to us on Friday. Hey, of course, serves in the military is now in the Senate Armed Services Committee, and he sees what Iran's been doing blowing up commercial tankers in the Gulf. Shooting at our drones and video proves there solely to blame. How should we respond in your mind? Number two. I've seen the story this morning. I don't have anything to say about the contents of that. I don't talk about intelligence matters. But President Trump has been crystal clear and we're gonna do everything we can to prevent any country from interfering in any election in the United States of America will continue to work hard at that. Brian Kilmeade, weekday 6 A.m. to 9 A.m. on 101.5 FM 7:20 A.m. k d w N. But talk of Las Vegas 633 the opinions of the hosts on Katie telling you when are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of this station. It's management or Beasley Media group 1015 FM. 7 28 K don the talk of Las Vegas. It's just after eight o'clock in Las Vegas where we don't take kindly to shark make you goose bottom girls. You make the rocket while go around..
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on AP News
"I'm Tim McGuire Pay P news AP NEWS I'm Tim McGuire president elect Joe Biden Vice president elect Kamila Harris were at the Lincoln Memorial this evening for a memorial service for the more than 400,000 people who have died in the Corona virus pandemic between sundown and dust. What a shine the lights. The darkness. Along the sacred pool of reflection. Remember all we lost. The two will be sworn in tomorrow at the U. S. Capitol, outgoing President Donald Trump and his farewell video listed, but he sees as his accomplishments. He also wished the incoming Biden administration well and good luck. That actually using Biden's name, Trump noted, I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart. And optimistic spirit and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our Children, the best is yet to come. Retired General Lloyd Austin, nominated by President elect chilled Biden tells the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing as defense secretary that he is confident the National Guard is up to the job. Being part of tomorrow's inauguration security. I have confidence and in our guard again, the fact that we are screening people and making sure that we don't have You know the wrong kinds of people in the formation. I think it is a credit to their efforts. Anthony Blinken, Biden's choice to be secretary of state pledged to repair damage done to the State Department and the nation's image abroad. While continuing a tougher approach to China. North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr says the Justice Department has told him he will not be prosecuted over stock sales made during the Corona virus pandemic. Ending an insider trading investigation. It began after birth sold up to $1.7 million in stocks in January and February before the pandemic cars the markets.
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on AP News
"At the Lincoln Memorial this evening for a memorial service for the more than 400,000 people who have died in the Corona virus pandemic between sundown and dust. What a shine the lights. The darkness. Long sacred pool of reflection. Remember all we lost. The two will be sworn in tomorrow at the U. S. Capitol, outgoing President Donald Trump and his farewell video listed, but he sees as his accomplishments. He also wished the incoming Biden administration well and good luck. That actually using Biden's name, Trump noted, I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart. And optimistic spirit and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our Children, the best is yet to come. Retired General Lloyd Austin nominated by President elect Chill, Biden tells the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing as defense secretary that he is confident the National Guard is up to the job. Being part of tomorrow's inauguration security. I have confidence and in our guard again, the fact that we are screening people and making sure that we don't have You know the wrong kinds of people in the formation. I think it is a credit to their efforts. Anthony Blinken, Biden's choice to be secretary of state pledged to repair damage done to the State Department and the nation's image abroad. While continuing a tougher approach to China. North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr says the Justice Department has told him he will not be prosecuted over stock sales made during the Corona virus pandemic. Ending an insider trading investigation. It began after birth sold up to $1.7 million in stocks in January and February before the pandemic cars the markets.
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on AP News
"I'm to Maguire President elect Joe Biden. Vice President elect Kamila Harris were at the Lincoln Memorial this evening for a memorial service for the more than 400,000 people who have died in the Corona virus pandemic between sundown and dust. What a shine the lights. The darkness. Long sacred pool of reflection. Remember all we lost. The two will be sworn in tomorrow at the U. S. Capitol, outgoing President Donald Trump and his farewell video listed, but he sees as his accomplishments. He also wished the incoming Biden administration well and good luck. That actually using Biden's name, Trump noted, I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart. And optimistic spirit and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our Children, the best is yet to come. Retired General Lloyd Austin nominated by President elect Chill, Biden tells the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing as defense secretary that he is confident the National Guard is up to the job. Being part of tomorrow's inauguration security. I have confidence and in our guard again, the fact that we are screening people and making sure that we don't have You know the wrong kinds of people in the formation. I think it is a credit to their efforts. Anthony Blinken, Biden's choice to be secretary of state pledged to repair damage done to the State Department and the nation's image abroad. While continuing a tougher approach to China. North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr says the Justice Department has told him he will not be prosecuted over stock sales made during the Corona virus pandemic. Ending an insider trading investigation. It began after birth sold up to $1.7 million in stocks in January and February before the pandemic cars the markets.
Biden's defense nominee courts Democrats amid concerns over waiver to lead the Pentagon
"They can quickly get a waiver for President elect Biden's nominee for defense secretary. Thanks is Rachel Sutherland explains. The new president could start his term without a defense secretary in place. Retired General Lloyd Austin needs a waiver from Congress Do tour required seven year cooling off period between active duty service and leading the Pentagon, a spokesperson for the Senate Armed Services Committee told Defense News. He's confident the waiver will pass the House last week presently fight and said. My nominees for critical national security positions at state, defense, Treasury and Homeland security, have bipartisan support and have been confirmed by the Senate before they need to be in their jobs as soon as possible after January. 20th Rachel Sutherland Fox is Iran says the South Korean
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"Denouncing the riot on Capitol Hill last week. Foxes carry McCue with the story. For the second time in two days, Pope Francis has spoken out against the deadly riot that took place at our nation's Capitol last Wednesday. In his Sunday address, the pontiff said that violence is self destructive and that nothing is gained by violence. The pope also offered prayers for the five people who died as a result of the storming of the Capitol building by supporters of President Trump. Francis called on both U. S authorities and ordinary citizens alike to calm things down, promote national reconciliation and protect democratic values that are rooted in American society. Karen McCue FOX News A South Korean diplomatic delegation is in Iran to negotiate the release of a tanker and its crew seized by Iranian forces. Vessel was taken amid a row over some $7. Billion in Iranian assets tied up in South Korea due to American sanctions. President elect Biden's nominee for defense secretary will need a waiver before he could be confirmed. The new president could start his term without a defense secretary in place. Retired General Lloyd Austin needs a waiver from Congress Do tour required seven year cooling off period between active duty service and leading the Pentagon, a spokesperson for the Senate Armed Services Committee told Defense News. He's Confident the waiver will pass the House last week President fight and said My nominees for critical national security positions at state defense, Treasury and Homeland security, have bipartisan support and have been confirmed by the Senate before they need to be in their jobs as soon as possible. After January, 20th Rachel Sutherland. Fox is Madrid, Another regions of Spain are beginning to dig out after the country's worst snowstorm in recent memory. 20 inches of snow fell in Madrid over 1500. People had to be rescued from cars and the storm is blamed for at least four deaths..
How to Choose an Instrument Approach, RH of Opposing Bases, Syringe Pilot Shares Details + GA News
"And welcomed aviation news talk show about general aviation with relevant news and flying tips for pilots and student pilots. To help keep you safe. I'm extra scott for our pilot skills topping today. We'll be talking about the factors you should consider when choosing instrument approach and air traffic controller r h of the opposing basis. Podcasts will be here to answer listener questions. And finally we'll talk with a newsmaker a young pilot who did something that made headlines around the world last week episode. One seventy one. We talked with andy chant about the sleek new petrol panther aircraft. So if you didn't hear that episode you may want to check it out and if aviation is talk. Podcast is new to you in whatever app. You're using to listen to us now. Just click on the subscribe button. So new episodes will download for free each week. I think you'll enjoy today's show and you won't want to miss future shows this week in the news. Real time. updates on special use airspace are coming to the cockpit. A student pilot selfie results force landing and an airport. Snowplow driver got in trouble at the reading pennsylvania. Airport all this more and the news starts now. From alpa dot org coming to the cockpit. Real time special. Use airspace updates real time status of military operation areas or moas and other types of special use airspace or s. You a into. The cockpit of aviators has been included in the national defense authorization. Act or indeed led by senator james inhofe of oklahoma chairman of the senate armed services committee and representative sam graves of missouri. The top republican on the house committee on transportation and infrastructure and a member of the house armed services committee a provision in the act was included that requires the faa and the department of defense to establish automated. Real-time broadcast similar to temporary flight restrictions dissemination on the real time status of emo as and restricted airspace. The aa an annual bill was passed in both the house and senate by overriding the president's veto making sixty consecutive years that it has become law the goal to improve operational safety and efficiency by transmitting directly into the cockpit the real time status of military training and other su as will result in enormous savings and environmental benefits robberies of private commercial and military aircraft a mitre corporation report developed in two thousand twelve documented the potential benefits of such a system according to the report quote overall approximate annual. Good weather flight savings in the national airspace system. Include fuel savings of one hundred million dollars distance savings of thirty million nautical miles flight. Time savings of ninety thousand hours and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of three hundred million kilograms. Lp president mark baker said this really sets the course for faa and dod the use existing technology to ensure pilots have tools readily available in order to transmit this type of airspace. Safely and efficiently'' it's a game changer. For many pilots and insurers are warfighters. Continue to receive the training. They need and deserve from k. H. dot com. Which i believe is a houston television station. Pilot killed after jumping in a rolling plane that went airborne while doing maintenance. Faa says one person was killed when a small plane crashed in a residential area of galveston county according to authorities. According to the faa an unoccupied single engine plane began to move forward while maintenance work was being performed on the aircraft at scholes international airport in galveston. A pilot jumped in the plane at the faa says it rolled over chalks and became airborne plane went down in a residential area near the intersection of south railroad and mike avenue in hitchcock at about two pm the pilot has been identified as fifty year old austin stall of galveston. There were no passengers on the plane and other injuries reported plane went down near railroad tracks. The call someone is a nurse who lives near the crash site. She said she saw the plane flying very low before nosediving into the ground right in front of her house. And i think probably the key takeaway on this is that sometimes. It's probably better to let an airplane go. Even though you know that it's probably going to be damaged rather than try. And get into the airplane and injure or kill yourself from aviation safety dot. Net hawker eight hundred. Xp crashes during landing on runway one four at farmingdale republic airport in new york now one of our patriots mega supporters. Jim gold fussy gives ground instruction at republic. Airport notified me of the accident immediately after it happened. A raytheon hawker eight hundred. X p november four one to juliette alpha performing telling air flight t.f. Nine forty one suffered an accident during landing on runway one four at the farmington republic airport on long island. Both bins sustained minor injuries at twenty thirty two local time. The flight was cleared for an approach to runway one four. The tower controller reported wind calm and stated that the aircraft that landed five minutes prior at reported that the cloud base was at minimums.
Congress overrides Trump's veto of defense bill
"Trump's veto of a defense policy bill a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago ensuring the measure becomes law in an extraordinary new year's day session the republican controlled senate easily ten to the veto dismissing trump's objections to the seven hundred and forty billion dollar bill and handing him a stinging rebuke just weeks before he leaves the white house. The eighty-one thirteen vote in the senate on the widely popular defense spill followed an earlier. Three hundred and twenty two to eighty seven override. Vote in the house. The bill affirms a three percent pay rise for us troops and guides defense policy cementing decisions about troop levels new weapons systems and military readiness personnel policy and other military goals house speaker. Nancy pelosi said the sweeping overwhelmingly. Bipartisan votes in the house and senate delivered a resounding rebuke to president. Trump's reckless assault on america's military and national security instead of keeping americans safe. The president continues to use his final moments in office to sow chaos and undermine now security trump vetoed the defense measure last week saying it failed to limit twitter and other social media companies. He claimed to a biased against him during his failed. Re-election campaign trump also oppose language that allows for the renaming of military bases that honor confederate leaders rhode island. Senator jack reed. The top democrat on the senate armed services committee called trump's veto a parting gift to russian president vladimir putin and a lump of coal for our troops.
U.S. Cyber Agency: Computer Hack Poses 'Grave Risk'
"Days of relative silence, the U. S Cyber Security Agency now, says a major computer hack Poses a grave risk. This risk extends to all levels of government, federal, state and local thousands of private companies and organizations have also been impacted and to make it worse. The computer hack is still happening. NPR national security correspondent Greg Meyer is following the story and joins us. Good morning, Greg. Hi, Rachel. We've been hearing about this hack of government computers this week, but but this sounds even more ominous. Yeah, True of the U. S government was really blindsided when the story broke last weekend. President Trump still has yet to say a word. But we now have this assessment from the Cyber Security Agency at Homeland Security. And it makes clear this was an enormous breach, perhaps unprecedented, and it's still taking place. The Department of Energy is the latest government department to acknowledge it was breach, though it says the nuclear arsenal it manages was not at risk. But it's just important to understand. This year scale here. The hackers invaded computers at all levels of government and the private sector. Some 18,000 separate organizations for a little perspective. I spoke to Steve Ryan, he worked for more than 30 years that the National Security Agency and was the deputy director of the Threat Operation Center. This is big. This is bigger than anything we've ever experienced in this country. I don't know what I would put second to this well, So who's behind it? Well, the cyber experts are quite confident it's Russia. This was an extremely sophisticated, stealthy attack, using techniques that have never been seen before. So given this skill level and the targets it points to Russia's foreign intelligence service, the SPR and Attackers are known as cozy bear. You may recall one of those experts, Dmitri Alperovitch says the U. S needs to move quickly on two separate fronts. The first phase is to put out the fire contained the incidents and kick the Russians out of squid responsible. And then the second phase is really looking broader of how the Russians have had this level of access. It's our most sensitive networks really over the last at least nine months, so cyber experts are sure this is Russia is the broader Trump Administration. Well, they haven't given attribution at this point to anyone. And yesterday, Vladimir Putin had this long news conference. He sort of mock the notion that this country would be involved in something like this. But U. S intelligence agencies are starting classified briefings on Capitol Hill and the Republican chairman and the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a joint statement saying that quote The cyber intrusion appears to be ongoing and has the hallmarks of a Russian intelligence operation. I mean, if that's the case, this isn't the first time why can't the U. S anticipate prevent these these types of attacks from Russia? Yeah. Rachel, this would be the third big Russian hack In the past five years. I got a glimpse of these U. S efforts to ward off cyber intruders. The National Security Agency invited me last year to its big, sprawling campus out in Fort Meade, Maryland. To see this new big integrated cyber center that it has the include this cavernous hall. It's ineffective War room with all these cyber warriors and big movie screens featuring this constantly updated information. I mean, this may well be the greatest concentration of cyber power anywhere in the world. And yet just months after I visited The hackers broke into computer systems all across the U. S. How I mean, I guess that's the million dollar question more than a million dollars, But I mean, how do hackers keep finding their ways into the systems? It was brilliant and simple. In this case, it was a software update. You know those little notices we all see on our computer screams, and we don't pay any attention to them. But the hackers sort of definitely loaded some malware onto a software update that's provided by a company called Solar Winds. It's a tech company from Austin, Texas. And it's not widely known outside the industry itself. But it provides that these network monitoring updates throughout the U. S. And from March through June 18,000 of its customers. Got this update. And so this allowed the hackers in the email systems and the suspicion is they've moved on and are operating more widely in the networks. The big question right now is did they get into classified government systems? But regardless fixing this will be very painstaking and expensive and urgent, right? Because you said earlier that there still there like they embedded into these systems, and they still exist. They still have a presence there. I mean, this is gonna be a long term problem. What action? Could the Trump Administration take in just the next few weeks? Well, we're still waiting for the president or any member of his men Administration to speak publicly. We've only seen some statements. On. We know President Trump entered office with a Russian hacking controversy. Now he'll be leaving office with this hacking controversy. One He doesn't want to discuss. President elect Joe Biden says he'll impose substantial cost. Yeah, but he knows Now he'll have this big problem on his hands on day one of his administration, NPR's Greg Marie, Thank you. My pleasure.
US cyber attack: 'Grave risk' for private sector, infrastructure, federal government
"The cyber attack on federal government agencies apparently more widespread the energy department and the agency that maintains the us nuclear weapons stockpile the latest apparent target is cybersecurity it infrastructure security agency warning the hack poses a grave risk to the federal government and state local tribal and territorial governments as well as critical infrastructure entities and other private sector organizations agencies. Also believed to be affected by a corrupted version of solar winds orion system monitoring software include the treasury commerce and agriculture departments as well as the department of homeland security. Fox's john roberts at the white house the chair and ranking member of the senate armed services committee issuing a joint statement about the h. Part there is still much we know about the massive cyber hack that breach you cyber defences including federal agencies and major private sector companies. But we do know. The cyber intrusion appears to be ongoing has the hallmarks of a russian intelligence operation. The us government must do everything possible. They say to counter it
Biden introduces his choice for defense secretary, Lloyd Austin
"President elect Joe Biden once retired general Lloyd Austin to be his defense secretary, not A post he sought. I sought him. Austin would be the first African American to serve in the position. But could his nomination face some trouble in the Senate and joining us live from Capitol Hill? Double d. T. O p. S Mitchell Miller. Mitch General Austin is very well respected. So why are there questions about whether the Senate would confirm it? Well, Shawn and Hillary. It goes back to the history of the defense secretary being in a civilian position, and the so called seven year rule that if a military officer is tapped for that position, they need to have been retired from the military for at least that long. Austin retired four years ago after a distinguished military career of more than 40 years and included a major command in Iraq. Tenure is the head of the U. S. Central Command. But several lawmakers say it's important to maintain a civilian in that position. The ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Rhode Island Jack Reed had given in on a waiver for General James Mattis under President. Trump said he wouldn't support one in the future. He is now wrestling with this. Others have said they'll oppose the waiver, including senators Elizabeth Warren Richard Blumenthal, who's on the Armed Services Committee and Jon Tester of Montana. But if the House and the Senate grant a waiver, which they both have to do, he'll likely still have plenty of votes to be confirmed. Hey, Mitch, who are the other potential candidates? Lawmakers might have preferred to Austin. Well, one of them would have been the first woman to serve as defense secretary Michelle Florida who's held various positions at the Pentagon and is very well respected. The House Armed Services Committee chair Adam Smith made it clear she was his first choice. Another candidate who had been talked about a lot was former Homeland Security Secretary Jay Johnson. But Biden is said to be very comfortable with Austin as his
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"A little kiss here from Ohio. Welcome back America. I always loved making sure that Senator Tom Cotton. Here's what real football songs are like. He's from Arkansas. Don't play it down there. Good morning. Center Cut. You know it's game week. Yeah, I'm well aware of that year when I suspected you didn't put that song on. All of us Can center gotten good morning to you. The news this morning is that President Elect buying will nominate Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense. Now, Senator Blackburn did not want to engage in that conversation because, she said the Electoral College hasn't met yet. Would you engage with me on it on whether or not Lloyd Austin will Be good nominee on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Well, first, let me say that I respect and admire Ward off service to our nation over 40 years in uniforms, and I suspect that he might get quickly confirmed too many positions on by Democratic or Republican cabinet, for that matter. However, there are serious misgivings in the Senate about having another recently retired general become the secretary of defense. You'll recall that federal law prohibits Any general who's been retired for fewer than seven years to receive a waiver from the Congress to become the secretary defense before Jim Mattis in 2017, and it only happened once before for George Marshall in the 19 fifties. And there were several senators who voted against that many more senators have sense expressed their regret for granting that waiver given the state of civil military relations inside the Pentagon and up to the White House, And when I would just highlight Torus Jack Reed, he is the senior Democrat on the Armed Services Committee. And when he voted for that waiver in 2017. He expressed reservations about doing so. He said It should be a once in a generation moment, and that he would not in the future support another waiver for a recently retired general, so if they've already lost the senior Democrat on the Armed Services Committee You've got to think that, um, at risk of losing a lot of other senators, and I can tell you this is not really an ideological or even a political point. It has nothing to do with General Austin don't be used or records. Um, it is from liberal Democrats, too conservative Republicans in the Senate to share these concerns about civil military relations inside the Pentagon. Do you share those concerns? Senator Cotton Yes, I do for you, you know, to get down into the weeds a little bit about the Pentagon..
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Need to know, it's Brian's Big three. Number three. We can make a military rack response in a time in a manner of our choosing. But yes, unprovoked attacks on commercial shipping. Warrant of retaliatory military strike against the Islamic Republic of Iran. And I'm pretty sure, Senator Tom Cotton said some very similar to us on Friday. Hey, of course, serves in the military is now in the Senate Armed Services Committee, and he sees what Iran's been doing blowing up commercial tankers in the Gulf. Shooting at our drones and video proves there solely to blame. How should we respond in your mind? Number two. I've seen the story this morning. I don't have anything to say about the contents of that. I don't talk about intelligence matters. But President Trump has been crystal clear and we're gonna do everything we can to prevent any country from interfering in any election in the United States of America will continue to work hard at that. Brian Kilmeade, weekday 6 A.m. to 9 A.m. on 101.5 FM 7:20 a.m. k d w n But talk of Las Vegas Sweetland 1015 FM 7 28 K Don the talk of Las Vegas. All right. Thanks, man. Steve Sanchez with you on this very busy Wednesday district show E got some more news from Newsmax TV today. I mean, my goodness. They're mobile app. Has surpassed even Tic tac in terms of downloads. Incredible. Why? Because people now know where to go for real news, and that's news match TV. Why? Because they're unapologetically conservative and they're going to be journalists..
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Michigan Court of Claims injunction orders that all ballots postmarked the day before the election and received 14 days after Election Day be counted. Previously under Michigan law Mail in ballots received after eight PM Election day. We're not counted in the opinion. The judge cites Postal service delays potentially disenfranchising voters at a time when record numbers of Michiganders have requested absentee ballots. More than 6000 ballots were not counted in the August primary because they arrived late. The injunction also expands ballot delivery assistance for voters through the clothes of Poles Election day. Changes will last through the November election, but are not permanent for NPR News. I'm Abigail Sanski Government watchdog is investigating the Pentagon's interest in deploying a heat ray to control crowds around the White House. Part of a broader review of the tactics used by federal forces against racial justice protesters this summer. NPR's Dina Temple Raston reports The request for an investigation from the Government Accountability Office has taken on new urgency in the wake of news first reported by NPR. At the top military police officer in D. C had been enquiring about a kind of heat ray device just hours before police used tear gas and smoke to clear peaceful protestors from Lafayette Park in early June. In a letter obtained by NPR, the O told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that it would begin a review of the federal response to demonstrators The last time the reviewed the military so called non lethal weapons program. Was in 2009. Dina Temple Raston. NPR news. This is NPR. Hurricane watches in effect today for coastal taxes. Tropical Storm beta gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico Beta expected to become a hurricane tomorrow, even its parts of the Alabama coast in Florida Panhandle cleanup from Hurricane Sally more than 200,000 homes and businesses remain without power. Amid the wildfires have been raging on the West Coast and earthquake has jolted Southern California. The quake struck late last night. Theo's geological Survey says it had a bank itude of 4.5. And was centered near Los Angeles officials are warning people to be prepared for aftershocks in Rochester, New York, police are looking for a suspect in a shooting overnight. The left two people dead and 14 others wounded, and the interim police chief says it's too early to tell whether there was one or more shooters. Gunfire happened. At a backyard party on the city's East side. For the first time since March, The Smithsonian Institution is reopening some indoor museums in Washington, D. C. NPR's Nada, You'll be reports on Ly for museums are reopening this weekend, the National Portrait Gallery, the American Art Museum, the Red Wig Gallery and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Last month ahead of the Smithsonian, Lonnie Bunch opened some gardens, a branch of the Air and Space Museum outside D C and the National Zoo. He explained new protocols in a video and apologized for the closure. Thank you for understanding and welcome back to the Smiths own thes. Smithsonian has been more cautious than many other large museums around the country. Most of its other popular spaces, which normally draw visitors from around the world, remain closed. Netta Ula Be NPR news. This is NPR. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the size Simms Foundation. Since 1985 supporting advances in science, education and the arts towards a fairer, more just society. More information is available at size Simms foundation dot or GE. Welcome to innovation Hub. I'm Sarah Miller from 1987 to 1997, a television show.
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"Gillum groups. Please do some of your comments and questions. Email me through front lines of freedom got John An honor to welcome back to the show, Retired Marine General Arnold Panero. He served on active duty and in the marine reserves and served on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He really understands how our military and our government runs and it's a good thing because we need somebody like that. Thanks for joining us today, Arnold any great to be back with you again? Thank you. Journalist start again with a quick review of your military service, active and reserve time as well as your time in the Senate. Danny, I like you. I was a volunteer in the peak of the Vietnam War. In 1968 1969 time frame went a Marine infantry officer Basic school and became an opportune commander in Vietnam. Privilege lead the young Marines. Most of them were draftees. When I came back, I ended up going to graduate school and then working in the United States Senate for 24 years, 15 of those years of staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which provides all the authorities for our Department of defense, and then had been in the defence, narrow space business. It's leaving government and as you indicated. I spent 35 years in uniform is the United States Marines, so always the greatest privilege to serve our country, So that's kind of a quick summary of my background. Yes, sir. Okay. Our topic today is threats to our nation and we can't take all week to talk about these things. So maybe we'll start with Am I incorrect and thinking that our national debt is a huge threat. Absolutely and whether you agree with them or not on everything. Admiral Mike Mullen. And also, actually frankly, former Secretary defense Jim Mattis talked about the greatest national security threat being our debt. The national debt right now is running about $26 trillion. That deficit is 2.7 trillion this year to date, which is three times larger than it was last year in the outweighs that we're spinning right now are 50% higher than when a $5 trillion so we've already spent $5 trillion this year, 50% higher than last year. And the tax receipts. From April to June, individual tax receipts are down 37% and corporate tax receipts are down 90%. So basically and interest on the debt will be larger than the entire national finished here in a couple of years and It's like rust on the bridge, the rust each corroding the bridge and at some point, the bridge is not able to carry its load, and that's what's happening right now. The debt is crowding out discretionary spending. The bed is crowding out the ability of our country to sustain strong economic growth in the foreseeable future, So it's it is clearly Is mild boss, Senator Sam Nunn used to say You can't have a strong defense on a rotten economy. We gotta deal with this many. Yeah, And that means cutting costs. And since most of the costs we have our money going to people like you Well, you and I get retirement money from the government, Social security, money, welfare money. That's where a huge portion of that money goes, doesn't it? Many years here, as always, right in the bull's eye right squarely in the center of the center Mass here if you look at let's just say that projected budget before Cove in 19 Was going to be $4 trillion of which one trillion was discretionary spending and three trillion was mandatory spending. So defenses not everybody's always complaining about the fish budget. It's not driving the deficits and majorly domestic discretionary is not either it they used to be in the 19 sixties. 75% of our annual outlays today there, lest in 25% mandatories and interest on the debt, or 75% so Social Security, Medicare federal retirement. On the health care costs are the ones that are growing exponentially. So you you're correct until we get control of the mandatory spending and again. These are dollars that you have spent that don't go through any process. They're totally That's why they call him entitlements, and that's why they call a mandatory spinning. They don't go through the appropriation process. They don't go through a review process in the naming administration. And neither party and none of the leaders in either party had been willing to basically, you know, tackle this and bite the bullet like we know we need to if we're gonna be ableto have sustainable economy for our kids and our grandkids over I wish you were wrong, Arnold. I wish we were wrong. This is Colonel Danny Gillerman. Frontlines of freedom. We're talking with General Arnold narrow by threats to our nation. If we just can't keep spending and we're there. And I don't know of any Congress any elected official that who wants to run on the basis of I'm going to cut your entitlements. I'm going to cut this. I'm going to cut that. But Many in takes. It takes backbone encourage. It takes leadership, and it's got to be done on a bipartisan basis. And, frankly, you you have the two parties kind of You know, over the Democratic party tents, always want to protect the entitlements in the Republican Party has always wanted cut revenues and to basically deal with his debt problem. You've gotta have all three in a package all the same time you need to be able to reduce responsibly overtime discretionary spending again. It's only 25% of the annuals bin. You need to reduce the entire moments. I mean, frankly, there are a lot of things you could do. People are living a lot longer than they did when Social Security was put in effect that you know they expected people to die. At age 60 knots. 84. You could extend the retirement age for Social Security. We've got to get control of the health care costs and you're gonna have to have responsible revenue raisers and maybe cutting loopholes and things like that. So the package to basically deal with the depths it and you can't deal with it overnight. You're talking about something where you have to have a disciplined approach in a plan over multi decades and then it's going For our kids and our grandkids are gonna have a much brighter future. But you've gotta have politicians willing to face what you and I face in Vietnam. And in what I'm Marines and soldiers face every day and hostile. You've gotta be willing to face the bullets and the incoming and if necessary, take a bullet. For the greater good of the country, meaning these politicians have gotta be able to make a tough decision, and if they don't get reelected, they've done a great service for the country over I agree. So this is an election year. This is hard to do, but I think all of us need to talk to the people who are running for election or re election. Federal government. But also I'm sure the states have some of the same issues and if they're not willing to work bipartisanly to get our budget under control, not just magic words, but do the dirty work and cut things and raise income taxes. Don't vote for him because you're voting for the end of our country as we know it on my right. You're voting for the construction of a bridge. It's gonna collapse on our heads in the house of cards is going to fall and We're not gonna be able. I mean, China right now. China doesn't carry anywhere near the death that we carry. And frankly, they're the ones of this buying all of our dead and they're making investments all over the world. I mean, we've gotta basically Remain competitive militarily, politically and economically with China. We've gotta be able to do everything better, faster, cheaper than China. Their military growth has profound meaning they have in one of their ships, Guards Denny They produced more combat ships in one shipyard, Then we produced In the combination of most of our four profit shipyards, their their capabilities of greater there. You know, we know what they're doing The South China Sea. We see what they've done. Hong Kong's independence and the one country, two systems, you know, probably has gone forever and We've gotta basically look at what they want to do with Taiwan. And so we can't afford to be carrying these monster, Dex. You know, over the next 2030 years and think that China is not goingto just take us over an eclipse This I don't want to get in a situation where my grandkids and great grandkids you've gotta learn how to speak Mandarin Chinese. Well, foot and obviously there's a lot more to talk about our nation challenges, particularly with China, and that's where we're going Next. Aren't General Panero going to stay with us? This is Colonel Danielle Iman. From months of freedom groups. It's push up time. I want you to do 103 pushups. That's the money I do every day to take a break would stay in.
White House says Trump was not briefed on Russian bounty intelligence
"Okay, so, what did President Trump? No, and what should he have known about allegations that? Russia offered bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan House. Democrats are going to the White House to ask today the New York. Times first reported on the bounties. The Times said intelligence about the Russian offers. A payment made it into president trump's daily brief months ago now the presidential daily brief is. Is almost like a classified newspaper for one very important reader NPR another reported over the years that this president does not usually read it. Despite various news reports about when the president was told, the White House said the information did not reach him NPR congressional reporter cloudy Gra has been following this one. Hey, Claudia, hi, there! What's going to happen at today's meeting at the White House? This will be led by House majority leader. Steny hoyer the white. House says they requested this meeting with Democrats and Democrats. Interns say they have a lot of questions related to these intelligence reports the group joining Hoyer at this meeting includes the chairs and members of several congressional committees with jurisdiction over this matter that includes House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. He's raised a series of concerns including if the president. President wasn't briefed to. Was it a result of his relationship with Russian president. Vladimir Putin. I spoke to him yesterday about this. Let's take a listen watch. Concern that there's a unwillingness to confront the president with the evidence of Russia's Melania activity because he doesn't here. And this was a running theme. When it came to most Democrats, I spoke to yesterday. who were headed to the White House today. The White House briefed some congressional Republicans yesterday. Why was there meeting the Republican meeting a day earlier and what happened in that meeting? You know it's unclear why it was organized. This way in terms of just Republicans going in yesterday. However, they quickly followed that meeting. Saying Democrats are invited to. They're just coming tomorrow. Of the Republicans, who did go? They echoed the White House's narrative that the intelligence community is conflicted on what actually happened and they didn't think necessarily the trump should have been briefed, but they also expressed concerns. If the reports turn out to be true, I spoke to representative Adam. King's Inger of Illinois. He's a combat veteran. Let's take a listen. I think as we get more answers Then we'll know what the response needs to be, but I don't think built up to any kind of internal scandal, but it is definitely concerned by way of you know what role. Role is Russia Planning Afghantistan NPR also spoke with Michael McCall another house. Republican, who attended yesterday's meeting? He's the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and he said these allegations are very serious, and if true, he thinks the US needs to take swift and severe action against Putin and his mercenaries, another Senate member Senator Ben Sasse, said he's been hearing from military families this weekend. They're livid and right to be livid. They're looking for people in the city to be looking out for their kids safety because quote, they're on the frontlines of freedom fighting for us. Are there people who have been left out of today's briefing that surprise you that you would expect to have been invited most definitely. This includes members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. This includes congressional leaders among them House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She's called for the full House to be briefed and she and Hoyer say these briefings at the White House fall short of what's demanded here. They want the director of National Intelligence, the CIA to personally brief all house. Members at the Capitol and the story continues to evolve for example last night. The DNA and C. Director said they'll to investigate, and they'll brief the president and congressional members at the appropriate
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"To the Senate Armed Services Committee they're holding a confirmation hearing for lieutenant general Daniel Hokanson to become the chief of the National Guard bureau as well as army general Gustave Perna to lead project warp speed which is tasked with the development of a corona virus vaccine today to consider the nominations of Attorney General David Hogan sin to be chief of the National Guard bureau and general and goes to the do the chief operating officer of the project work speed Senate Armed Services Committee chair James in hot being here today if you could under the current circumstances the what we're facing now we're doing things differently I I know you're down I can barely see it anyway we enjoyed meeting the families and all of that you live there not gonna be able to do it the same way when you do your opening statement you may want to introduce families that may be looking on if that sounds alright you both been nominated for positions at the forefront of the current challenges and as we consider your nominations will be looking to insure that you can provide the solutions expertise and reassurance needed for these circumstances the general Hokanson as our nation demands more from our national guard your expertise it is it is extensive in the National Guard bureau north com and as the as a state edges general will be essential across the country tens of thousands of guardsmen are on the front lines of the corona virus response they deserve strong majored in mature leadership from the there advocate on the joint chiefs of staff general Perna we are facing down a virus that has tested our health system our economy our military and every other part of our everyday life president trump is taking you and and the team and and others with an ambitious mission to not only develop a vaccine that also to manufacture and distribute them three hundred million doses by January of two thousand twenty one your extensive expertise in just season leading the United States the army materiel command will be key is complete this mission warp speed as directed in addition you have taking prudent steps to prepare for the new duties and responsibilities that you would assume it to be the chief operating officer operator of the operation work speed the committee has reviewed the information provided and deems your actions are appropriate under the circumstances so German when I ask these questions we want an audible yes or no I guess we're saying Jenna general permanent is that we appreciate the fact that you've pointed out some of the things you've done that that would not be a violation of the no answer okay number one have you add here to Africa the laws and regulations governing conflicts of interest yes yes Sir will you ensure that your staff complies with deadlines established for requested communications including questions of for the record in hearings yes will you cooperate in providing witnesses in briefers in response to an aggression requests yes those witnesses be protected from reprisal or is the is their testimony of briefings yes yes do you agree if if confirmed to appear and testify upon request before this committee yes and do you agree to provide documents including copies of electronic forms of communication in a timely manner who requested by a duly constituted committee or to consult with the committee regarding the basis for any good faith to delay or denial in providing such documents yes and lastly do you have you assumed any duties or undertaking any actions which would appear to presume the outcome of the confirmation process no very good I don't have to be either of you about the many challenges facing the nation right here and across the world every year it seems that this committee is focused on turning to turn to the emerging issue last year it was the privatization privatize housing prices which we handle it really a great way and people did respond and to the satisfaction I believe those who had brought their problems to our attention throughout it all we also remain focused on ensuring that DOD has the authorities and resources it needs to happen at the national defense Reggie the book complete quite often referred to as senior leaders of the department of defense today and in the positions for which you have been nominated you have and would continue to play key roles both in winning and the great power competition and in taking care of the people were told with great power competition of course with China and Russia we look forward to hearing from you in your views senator Reid well thank you very much Mister chairman I want to join you in welcoming our nominees this morning I'd appreciate their flexibility along with the cooperation of my colleagues as we continue to do the important work of the committee under these challenging circumstances I would like to thank the families of the nominees journal Hokanson is joined today by his wife Kelly and they are the proud parents of Victoria an airforce base operations of Danny an army special forces officer and McKinnon and I mean if you're also serving in the ranger regiment California's family is not here in the room but I would like to acknowledge let's losing their son Cody who was a navy lieutenant with three children in North Fork and their son Ryan who is a problem navy civilian thanks for all the support and sacrifices that your family is that given to you and to the nation the current general Hogan said you have been nominated the chief of the National Guard bureau and come to us with extraordinary qualifications for this position currently serving as a director on the National Guard you also serves as the vice chief of the National Guard bureau deputy commander of north commented the added general Oregon you check every box one would want for nominee for this position the chief of the National Guard bureau was a member of the joint chiefs of staff and as the principle visor the sex trade offense through the German on matters involving the non federalized National Guard forces in support of homeland defense and civil support missions in this role which is the National Guard bureau plays a critical role in facilitating and mediating the interests of the states with the missions and programs of the department of defense unique role in Asher guarded been more visible than ever in the past few months in March members of the guard recalled this is the health care system as a corona virus pandemic swept the country while on the front lines of the pandemic they have risked their own health and infection rates of the guard had been high we thank those guard members and their families for their sacrifice and their dedication Bokova nineteen is still a very real threat that we're battling many guard members have also been called in recent weeks with this governor's in law enforcement during recent nation wide protest for this mission a garden has had to strike a fine balance between performing their duties while ensuring that they do not engage in any unlawful acts or even the perception of unlawful acts against the citizens of our nation committee ranking Democrat Jack reed recent weeks show just how difficult the position of chief National Guard bureau is and will remain arrest throughout your tenure in this position the general international holdings and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on how you plan your approach is job these trying times your opponent you have been nominated to serve as the chief operating officer of operation what speed the public private partnership created to develop manufacture and distribute a safe and effective covert nineteen vaccine to market people by January twenty twenty one you bring your point skill set and expertise to this endeavor having served your entire career as an army logisticians notably your most recently.
Congress heads toward clash with Trump over removal of Confederate symbols
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to call for the removal of Confederate statues from the U. S. capitol in today the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a plan to begin it re naming a military base is currently named after Confederate generals and peers Windsor Johnson reports the speakers push sets up a showdown between the Republican led panel and the White House in calling for the removal of the statues speaker Pelosi criticized president trump who has said that he won't even consider renaming any US army bases these names have to go you listen to who they are and what they said and then you have the president making case as to why they should be named for them he seems to be the only person left who doesn't get it the Senate armed services committee has voted to create a three year commission to study and issue recommendations to rename military installations that carry the names of Confederate leaders the committee will also recommended the removal of other Confederate symbols at military
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Cotton said some very similar to us on Friday he of course serves in the military is now in the the Senate Armed Services Committee and he sees what are Ron's been doing blowing up commercial tankers in the Gulf shooting at our drones and video proves they are solely to blame how should we respond in your mind you know I've seen the story this morning I don't have anything to say about the contents of that I don't talk about intelligence matters but president trump has been crystal clear to we're gonna do everything we can to prevent any country from interfering in any election in the United States of America will continue to work hard at that Brian Kilmeade weekdays six AM to nine AM on one oh one point five FM seven twenty AM KGW win but talk of Las Vegas thank you for tuning in one eight seven seven doctor Ali one eight seven seven D. O. C. G. A. L. I. thanks to genesis communications network to make this show happen thanks to Jason for working the dials thanks to all for tuning in we really do appreciate it until we get the followers on Twitter Dr Dahlia and on Facebook after daily show so yesterday Donald Trump unlimited immigration suspending immigration by executive order people are pretty ticked off because a lot of a lot of ruckus yesterday but is that a good one eight seven seven W. W. one eight seven seven the D. O. C. G. A. L. I. he wrote in light of the attack from the invisible enemy I will be signing an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States now we still don't know the incidentals land of what that would mean you know are people that are already in the United States are they going to be in limbo are they going to still get be able to continue their path are they going to get tested what's going on but Democrats are upset of course they call Jean phobic and claimed it was more presidential scape coating on the coronavirus bye and lawmakers have said that immigration has essentially stopped because all visa processing by the state department came to a halt during the pandemic and people are accusing Donald Trump of trying to double down on his hard line immigration policies however what people accusing trump of not acting soon enough well the coronavirus and so when he did stop travel from China people that so I it you know I'm he calls this the invisible enemy what she does and we are at war we are at war with an enemy we can't see we think we know a lot about it but we don't know enough about it and it's still taking down our Americans it's taking down you know thousands of other people in the world and people are asking why now why now is the halting all immigration the virus is on its way down not entirely we still have cases throughout the globe especially in Europe still rising the UK just announced another forty three hundred new cases eight hundred twenty new to us Turkey another forty six hundred cases Italy twenty seven under new cases spend another thirty nine other cases so we still have a new cases now now remember there's a big difference between a flattening of the curve and V. epidemic ending a flattening of the curve which is been everybody's goal this whole time it does it mean by any means of the corona virus epidemic is over it means rather than from going from two cases to ten cases were going from two cases to five cases curve unless it started going down a road verse of the curve or a down sloping of the curve that means you're still having more more cases and continued cases and deaths so the flooding of the curve like in my stage we've had a flooding of the curve but we still have new case every day the deaths are slowing down but we still have yes so the death rate is still rising but it's slowing down and that number depending on the curve of the or the grass are looking at if you're looking at number of deaths so okay so I live in Nevada so our number of deaths are I believe about one four hold on a second I'm pulling it up right now in Nevada we are ads oh my gosh are you kidding me yeah every time it is a hundred sixty three DS so at a hundred sixty three yes that's not a lot compared to others still tragic but if you're looking at you know time as for why access and number of desert X. access the number of this and I'm going to go down if if we have a hundred sixty three people that are you know died and they've been tested for corona virus and it's assumed coronavirus those numbers still sticks that curve is not gonna go down now in terms of number of cases active cases that number hopefully will go down but the flooding of the curve you know I it doesn't mean we're halfway there were three quarters there were almost there it just means that we're we're slowing down the number of new cases V. Gration and slowing down immigration is from a medical standpoint understandable I don't think they're going to have a lot of people in the medical community block that enough we are of the premise that we want to prevent new virus from coming in we have been on lockdown we have been in isolation so if you bring in more people than I get in there's refugees and you know I get that and I wanted to be home for safe people because you know my family was able to come here in the sixties they weren't allowed to come in the forties you know and and unfortunately many of my family died as a result and so you know strict immigration you know it is it is not something that did well for my family you know but my family came here they became citizens they did the you know they did it the right way and they did you know the exactly what the government asked them pay taxes etcetera so you know if if we're being told that you know we're seeing cases rise throughout Europe you know cases arising to where Mexico is a Mexico is that new cases to buy another five hundred eleven cases reported seven hundred twelve deaths then you know then we need to Canada another five assists in nine cases they have thirty seven thousand pieces of it you know yes then you know slowing down immigration or stopping it is I mean if we're going to be on a lockdown and a shut down and we're going to do it right that's kind of a part of it you know we have our own Petri dish do we really want to make speeches now people will say you know well you know this is that over reaching what we're being told right now that the virus in Europe has become deadlier it has mutated to become more deadlier then the milder strain that made its way to the U. S. was because remember we were talking about how the U. S. west coast rain is probably milder than the east coast stream because we weren't seeing the number of deaths on the west coast as the east coast you know we weren't hearing of the hospitals were that overwhelms you weren't here in we knew in Washington it was it was you know overwhelmed but you know for the most part many of the other you know western states or you know kind of you know get able to get a grip on it well researchers in China have found that at least thirty strains of the sars Colby to or the corvette nineteen virus now exist the most severe strains could generate up to two hundred seventy times as much viral load yet milder mutations are found in the U. S. such as those in Washington state so G. Zhang university scientists studied a small number of patients with the disease and I'm covered tons of mediations nineteen of which had never been seen before so some of these mutations boosted the virus's ability to invade cells in the body others of the disease multiply more rapidly the most deadly strains were genetically similar to the ones of spread in Europe and in New York yet weaker strains were found among those circling the US now this is a small study was only based on just eleven patients but they said they still found that there were different forms of the virus now will these forms of the virus prevents us from making a good vaccine input now we're hearing one vaccine is already out when a company is already ready to start human trials on Thursday so vaccine companies are you know ready to go when they are you know trying to race to get that golden age of you know the scene of the crime virus vaccine and the first one because if it's deemed safe but it seems that it works they're gonna use it but I am worried that if we have a very highly mutated virus that it's going to be very similar to flow where every year we have to re change it and we don't really have a lot of people getting the flu vaccine there's not a lot of people convinced and so many people when it comes to follow their lead on which it is I don't want to different exceed each time I don't trust it and that's what we have you know an average of sixty thousand flu related deaths each year so you know what mutations can vary and as long as the outer shell or its shape you know it is able to still be consistent I don't think we'll have a problem with the vaccine in terms of medications as long as we see a predictable pattern of Alcorn virus infects the Seleka back east to protein I don't think we'll have too much of a problem with these mutations but what I don't like because it's been a short amount of time and we seen this many mutations already just like we see with with that you know full I mean full mutates many times before we even finish our vaccine which is why the vaccine is at the highest level sixty percent effective because while when we decide which flew you know three we're going to build a vaccine for let's say we figure that out by February and then we start the production it's already changing so that by October it's a little different but for the most part the flu vaccine still works for the majority of people so we're being told there's three walking three groups of corona virus that is spreading Cambridge researchers had mapped the genetic is free of the festival December March.
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"Acting navy secretary Thomas moblie told the Senate Armed Services Committee current conditions in some locations remain unacceptable no military family should ever have to contend with chronic maintenance issues or concerns such as mold and pass in their homes army secretary Ryan McCarthy called on Congress to help we need a final at four twenty twenty appropriations bill to continue immediate housing improvements some families are considering and filing lawsuits against companies and manage military housing claiming substandard conditions are threatening their
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"Do it's got president trump's quick withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria may push foreign policy into the presidential campaign spotlight so what foreign policy proposals to some of the Democrats running for president have during Wednesday's debate senator Elizabeth Warren said well I think that we ought to get out of the Middle East I don't think we should have troops in the Middle East but we have to do it the right way the smart way we're gonna take a closer look at the Democrats foreign policy positions with Susan Glasser The New Yorker frequent commentator in foreign affairs Susan thanks for being with us great to be with you and how do you read senator warms comments she criticizes president trump but does your approach to foreign policy share some of the some of the same goals well absolutely in fact her campaign consider that enough of a gap they actually tried to correct it in the middle of the debate itself by clarifying that she did not mean that she wanted to withdraw all US troops from the Middle East where we of course have an extensive network of bases but simply meant she wanted to and combat missions in combat troops in the Middle East which is also kind of a questionable strategy in the sense that what are the truth can be the basis for if not to vie for example counter characins and the like Bernie Sanders another front runner has called for call to bring the forever war to win and our his views different well you know it's interesting both Sanders and warrants and and a number of the Democrats essentially are adopting some of the language that president trump is using now he's ending the and look worse you that **** forever wars and I think you know it's not entirely clear what kind of American leadership in the world they want to substitute for that it's also not entirely clear by the way that the American presence in Syria that present public now attended would actually qualify as as one of those however wars what which candidates on the debate stage in Ohio that you heard seem to present but what I'll phrase it is the most developed views on foreign policy you know it's really an interesting thing because on some measures well worn is not a novice on foreign policy she serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and yet you know to me at least she seemed not really very fluent in the subject and and quite uncomfortable a stark contrast to her very strong views and very clearly articulated plans for everything he didn't really seem to have a plan that was well thought through on the foreign policy side ironically you know Pete bridge at the thirty seven year old mayor of a small midwestern city seems to be the most competent and he took her on in that portion of the debate I remember he did serve in U. S. military in Afghanistan and he seemed quite confident in saying that it's a false choice between and what's worse fighting forever or complete isolationism and he said that was basically going to be the death of American leadership former vice president Biden of course has a lot of experience in foreign affairs how important is foreign policy experience or expertise in the democratic primary for twenty twenty good question I think it goes to the overall package that Joe Biden is selling right each you know which is to say that he's experienced contrasting himself in everything he does his campaign with Donald Trump as a person not only who he said can't beat trump the most side would sort of steady the ship at a time when this week has certainly has underscored the volatility of American leadership I tried to buy and that was the answer he gave it back in the debate he basically said we should trust me I forgot because I know everybody I've dealt with personally and I've dealt with to one the next day in Iowa he gave a speech that I thought was stronger than his debate answer nine in which she critique president trump's recent moves in Syria and quickly delta Gabbard says that Hillary Clinton should get back in the race for the two of them have been lobbying accusations does is going to improve her hand in the democratic primary but she's she's she's a distraction she it doesn't have any real to court in the democratic primary field and it you know but she represents on foreign policy in particular just a complete outlier perspective on the debate stage you would essentially a green not only with Donald Trump but with your indicator for sure I thought Susan Glasser The New Yorker thanks so much all I'm happy to be with you the group of US senators has a message for the head of the nation's top consumer protection agency they would like to dig into student loan forgiveness program that's supposed to help public service workers but it's already tried as NPR's revealed the consumer financial protection bureau made its attempt last year but was thwarted thwarted by the trump administration and peers Chris Arnold explains what's going on here is basically a turf war and more than million police officers public defenders social workers and others are caught in the middle at issue is the public service loan forgiveness program which aims to help basically anyone who works for the government or nonprofit if they make payments for ten years at the program promises to forgive the remainder of their student loan debt but the education department's program is rejecting ninety nine percent of people who say they've made those payments that's what the lawsuits and lots of criticism and sources tell NPR that the consumer financial protection bureau tried to help that came up in a Senate hearing this week according to recent NPR report in twenty eighteen the CFPB launched an effort to find out why the program is failing our public servants but secretary divorces department of education seems to have successfully stonewalled those efforts that senator Bob Menendez a New Jersey Democrat sources tell NPR that the consumer protection sand examiners into student loan servicing companies to find out what's been going on but the ad department told servicer is not to share information Menendez told the bureau's director khaki craning her in the hearing that you should get court orders to allow her to do proper oversight despite what education secretary Betsy device might want you don't have to follow her lead predator responded that she would rather not have an adversarial relationship with the department of education I have met with secretary to Voss and we are already discussing how to move forward in an effective way then they shot back though that the ad department said just two days before that the CFPB doesn't have jurisdiction here that is the education department's job to oversee the one point five trillion dollars worth of federal student loans so if you're waiting for the department of education to give you permission to oversee the public service loan forgiveness program you're going to be disappointed who's going to get hurt here are public servants who deserve to have the opportunity to have loan forgiveness as part of their service three other senators pressed ran aground is too she said her bureau does have the authority to protect people with federal student loans if they are being hurt by unfair practices but it's not clear if Crandon girl who's also a.
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"So I I've got a new wingman here for fighting for the eight ten and the remaining thank you vegetarian. Appreciate it. Thank you. We were not. Recess. The meeting to get back together at two fifteen that's going to be in the visitor center room to seventeen. Thank you very much for a low leading. And. The answers. So we will reconvene to fifteen individuals center in recesses me. Thank you very much. Thank you. The Senate Armed Services committee chaired by James Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma hearing testimony from the commander of US central command general Joseph hotel, this has been live coverage on C span radio. And as you heard they'll be going into a closed session after lunch. And both the house and the Senate will be meeting in the house chamber. Deceive thing the house comes into session at noon from warning our and then we'll recess at two pm for the security sweep for tonight's state of the union address. We'll be covering that on the C span networks are pre show begins at eight PM eastern on C span television. And you can hear the address on C span radio. The president begins speaking at nine pm. Earlier today. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was on her way to work in the White House driveway spoke briefly with reporters. Delta..
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"Studio Howard Schultz showing up on morning Joe shortly after run the tape on that he's making all the wrong most because he Bill being invited by Bill Burton. Team obama. He's going around and trying to meet and and lure Democrats in as opposed to going around and meet with independence and Republicans. What do you do that on talk radio? Always welcome here. He'll he'll receive a a very warm fair courteous. Welcome just like, I gave Senator Clinton Secretary of state Clinton's state Albright secretary of State, John Kerry, when John Delaney shows up here, Tim Ryan or any of the Democrats running the always received with welcome. Because I believe in courtesy. That's what you get. When you get, you know, basically, a Christian radio talk show, host doing secular politics. There's an attitude of deference to guests your guest in my studio and virtually or not. Yesterday. I had a guest at the very end of the show. So most of you were already at work. Or you were about to get in your car, Senator James in Hof of Oklahoma. He is the chairman of the house excuse me to use the chairman of the Senate Armed Services committee. And he had a important announcement to make just sort of casually at the end when I asked him about whether he was opposed because I thought he was opposed to space force. Here's what Senator Inhofe said Pask will be charming sask will be charged along with ask in deciding whether or not we're actually going to have a space force, do you support. A new branch of the military is the chairman of the Armed Services Committee. The space force. I started out on the other side of this thing for, but I thought it was a very good reason. We're doing a good job in space. We are do you in some of the people that are working. There have done a good job. And I think one of the main reasons, and no one is said this before, but I think it has some merit. Everyone else is looking at. They're looking at other countries in the fact that they have their own comparable something you'd call a space force if we do and we're trying to do it with our existing assets. And maybe doing just as good a job is still not going doesn't give the impression that we are in. So I I think it's it's all right with the if they want to do it. But I I started out in the other side of the say, that's news. That's a big deal to start to start another bureaucracy. What happens, but you know that we did. I misunderstand you're against it. Or you're for it. No. I said I started out against it. And I think now. The best argument is that we're gave me the impression that we're not. Space face force as our competitors are. So I think we probably go ahead and do it. So that is big news because nothing happens until somebody says yes at the Senate and the House Armed Services committee, and you just had the chairman say, yes. And so a friend Tommy saw Colonel get up after that was broadcast yesterday and said, I gotta go talk to the general because that makes a big difference air force is not gonna like that Howard Schultz. Former CEO of Starbucks son of Brooklyn candidate for president on CBS early show yesterday. Cut number six, I must be doing something right to garner this much attention, and this must interest. But let's look at the facts. The country and the American people are longing for and deserve leadership. They they can trust in a government that.
"senate armed services committee" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Studio Howard Schultz showing up on morning Joe shortly after run the tape on that he's making all the wrong moves because he Bill being advised by Bill Burton. Team obama. He's going around and trying to meet and lure Democrats in as opposed to going around and meet with independence and Republicans. Where do you do that on talk radio? Always welcome here. He'll he'll receive a a very warm fair courteous. Welcome just like, I gave Senator Clinton Secretary of state Clinton, secretive state Albright secretary of State, John Kerry, when John Delaney shows up here, Tim Ryan or any of the Democrats running they always received with welcome. Because I believe in courtesy. That's what you get. When you get, you know, basically, a Christian radio talk show, host doing secular politics. There's an attitude of deference to guests your guest in my studio and virtually or not. Yesterday. I had a guest at the very end of the chefs and most of you are already at work. Were you were about to get in your car, Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma? He is the chairman of the house excuse me. They used the chairman of the Senate Armed Services committee, and he had a important announcement to make just casually at the end when I asked him about whether he was opposed because I thought he was opposed to space force. Here's what Senator Inhofe said Pask will be mean sask will be charged along with ask in deciding whether or not we're actually going to have a space force, do you support. A new branch of the military is the chairman of the Armed Services Committee. The space force. I started out on the other side of this thing for a very good reason. We're doing a good job in space. We are due in some of the people that are working. There have done a good job. And I think one of the main reasons, and no one has said this before, but I think it has some merit. The everyone else is looking at us. And they're looking at other countries in the fact that they have their own comparable something that you'd call a space force in if we do and we're trying to do it with our existing assets. And maybe doing just as good a job is still not going doesn't give the impression that we are in. So I I think it's it's all right with me if they want to do it. But I I I started out in the other side of the say, that's news. That's a big deal to start to start another bureaucracy. I knew what happens, but you know, that we did. I misunderstand you're against it. Or you're for it. No. I said I started out against it. And I think now. The best argument is that we're giving the impression that we're not. In his face for us as our competitors are in. So I think we probably should go ahead and do it. So that is big news because nothing happens until somebody says yes at the Senate and the House Armed Services committee, and you just had the chairman say, yes. And so a friend Tommy saw Colonel get up after that was broadcast yesterday and said, I gotta go talk to the general because that makes a big difference air force is not gonna like that Howard Schultz. Former CEO of Starbucks son of Brooklyn candidate for president on CBS early show yesterday. Cut number six, I must be doing something right to garner this much attention, and this must interest. But let's look at the facts. The country in American people are longing for and deserve leadership that they can trust in a government that is working for them. That clearly has not been the case. And what I have offered. The American people is simply an opportunity to hear my story and to provide opportunity for the American people to say, we don't have to have two parties. There can't be another choice and in doing so all fifty states. Not just battleground states can matter for the first time, you see Democrats are upset with him because of that. And this is what he said about people who thought they were against him, and especially about Kamla Harris wanting to ban private insurance cut number seven. Well, you just played Harrison saying she wants to abolish the insurance industry. That's that's not correct. That's not American. What's next? What industry are we going to abolish next the coffee industry? The Republicans want to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. I don't agree with that the Affordable Care Act should stay in. It should be refined think we should get rid of the insurance industry. Again. This is exactly the situation. It's it's far to extremes on both sides. And the silent majority of America does not.