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Joe Biden names picks for secretary of State, Homeland Security chief, director of national intelligence
"Well we're going to get to our first look now at the president-elect's newest cabinet members later today. The team which includes obama administration alums will assemble in delaware for an official announcement this afternoon. Anthony blinken will serve as secretary of state he previously served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser. Alejandra york us will be the first latino and the first immigrant to become homeland security secretary. He served as deputy homeland secretary and director of citizenship and immigration services. April heinous will become the first woman to hold the role of director of national intelligence. She previously as a national security lawyer. And deputy cia director. Jake sullivan will become national security adviser. He was five national security adviser and was a top aide to hillary clinton. While she was secretary of state linda. Thomas greenfield will be named. Us basseterre to the u. n. And former secretary of state john kerry will be the climate on roy and former federal federal reserve chair. Janet yellen will be the first woman ever become treasury secretary. If she is confirmed by the senate would an impressive list let's bring in former. Nato supreme allied commander retired four-star navy. Admiral james redis. He is chief. International security diplomacy and less for nbc news and msnbc and former treasury official on morning joe economic analyst. Steve rattner joins us as well. Good to have you both admiral. Let's begin with some of president-elect biden's foreign policy selections the wall street journal opinion page said. They were internationalists but also said on the other. Hand talking about blinken and Jake sullivan they were also more hawkish. On some obama era debates. Mr sullivan supported antitank mrs for ukraine which president obama posed. Mr blinken favored the iraq war in two thousand and two intervention in libya. Mr blanket was known for repeating the mantra superpowers. Don't bluff regarding mr obama's red line fiasco about the use of chemical weapons and syria. I would take that like me. You you agree. Superpowers don't bluff. You don't draw red line and then step back from it. And apparently that's what our new secretary of state Believes as well. Well let's start with the team itself kind of step back for a minute show and this is the most experience group coming in That i can remember certain going back to bush lawn and before that maybe to the kennedy administration if you listen to the titles that make it. Just read off deputy to this deputy to that do this. These are now people who are stepping up to cabinet level. They are experienced. They are well prepared boy. How refreshing is that number two and maybe more importantly joe. This is a very collegial team. This he'll give you a sports analogy. This one's for mike barnicle. This is like the one thousand nine hundred eighties celtics basketball team. They don't really care who. The high score is more interested in getting assists that running up the score out there on the field trying to make each other look good. It's that kind of group. And i worked with all of them when i was supreme allied commander in. They were in all their jobs. And then finally. You're absolutely right. This is an internationalist group. A little bit of hawkish edge to it. But i think that's okay one. It's tempered as you see from this group by that that instinctive desire to reach out into the international world. They'll look for allies. They'll look for coalitions. They'll look to work with international organizations. I think this is a a fine selection and will serve the nation. Well
"supreme allied commander" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Geopolitical analyst today which one would expect from a former Supreme allied commander of NATO, and he's no stranger to the Middle East. He joined my program to brief us on the strategic gains resulting from this latest agreement. Why don't you give us a primer on both the USA in Bahrain and what you think today means for the region? Let's start with you. A one of the Gulf states. It's actually composed as the name of the country implies United Arab Emirates. It's a group of smaller entities inside the Arabian Gulf in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Gulf. They are highly capable nation. They have often played a leading role in Middle East politics, despite having a a small population and they have a very capable military, very concerned about the threat of Iran. So if you go just north in the Arabian Gulf is the island nation of Bob Crane has also a very small population does not have the oil wealth and the natural gas wealth that the U A E does tends to follow in Arab politics in the wake of Saudi Arabia, of course. But also of the U. S. A. So what's occurred here is a coalescing of ah, nascent but growing Arab coalition against Iran that incorporates Israel. That's why this is a big deal because these were the first to Arab states other than Jordan and Egypt, who many years ago during the Camp David accords, of course. Signed up to recognize Israel. Now you're finally seeing the Gulf Arab states, which is where that money is all the wealth, the oil, the natural gas and the military capability. All that coming together against Iran, Bahrain and youe. Both have logistical capability and shipping capabilities. Which your Central and that's something I didn't know. You A financial depth is not unlike Wall Street in terms of banking, and there they leading clean energy. So I I think the Israeli you a highway is going to run into direction, not just capital from you and Israel. But innovation from USA in Israel and both of those back again Agree, Admiral. Without question, And by the way, let's also point out that Bahrain hosts the US fifth Fleet. So as you know, Hugh around the world, we have these so called numbered fleets, the one that Is the largest Lee is the fifth fleet. So we are we, the United States are already extremely close to Bahrain. Now to your point. That flow of technology is also one of military capability. So watch for Israel and you in particular to work together on intelligence sharing. All of it directed against Iran. Do you think, the Palestinians say It's time to grow rather than sow discord. It's time to make a deal rather than refuse to sit down is not gonna happen. It is and again. This is important, not because you a and by rain per se have recognized Israel or are about to. They're relatively small states. What's important here is the potential for commerce for innovation for military cooperation. Broadly speaking between the Sunni Arab world and Israel, that's profound and it will have impact. The one to watch obviously is the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but watch for Morocco and Sudan, both of whom have seen any Arab connections and populations to make the next step. I think following that The gravitas of this, the throw weight of it has increased to the point. The kingdom will probably make that decision sooner rather than later this past Sunday, we were met with some shocking news. Two sheriff's deputies were shot critically injured while sitting in their patrol car outside a metro station in Compton, California My colleague Larry Elder, who is based in L. A brought the news report on to his show The following day. We have to talk about to L. A sheriff deputies. Who were shot in the head ambush style..
"supreme allied commander" Discussed on WGN Radio
"I mean again. This is not an up and I set out intentionally to do. But I was so impressed by Truman's decision making process real quickly. Three things. First of all, he was meticulous. He went over it again and again, and it wasn't you two drop the bomber Do nothing has dropped a bomb or invade, which is going to be maybe even more of a bloodbath. Two. We sought out too. Sonny met just before he made the decision with Dwight Eisenhower, the supreme Allied commander in Europe, and I don't think you should drop the bomb because I think they're going to surrender anyway. And I don't think we should be the country that Should. Ah introduced this terrible technology. He didn't follow Eisenhower's advice. But he welcomed that He didn't mind decided Welcome to hearing everybody's view. And then finally, he agonized over. He couldn't sleep at night. He had terrible headaches. Truman did. And he wrote about it in his wonderful diaries in apocalyptic terms as the fire destruction, the prophesied in the Bible and you know, I love that fact that this was the toughest decision. Maybe any president has ever had to make and he treated it as that. Chris Wallace is the author of the book Count Down 1945 and, of course on Fox News Sunday. We watch him every weekend here and You are fair and balanced. I don't think there's any question about it. You always ask the tough questions without letting your own opinion. Color the facts. How does being on a network that does have an ideological agenda affect you? Well, they're certainly in prime time at night. There is that, But I would say during the day during, you know, from from eight o'clock in Chicago until seven o'clock, you know during our daytime news coverage, I really think it's pretty straight. And, most importantly to Mei Ah, you know you because you had a varied career and a long career as I have. What's most important to me is what I do. And since I came to Fox in 2003 they have never once Second guest guest that I booked or a question. I've asked that basically, they say, just treat everybody the same and not to me. That means treat everybody you know, like the top of the V's doing in the nightstick, keeping everybody on us. So I love what I do. I love the backing. They give me and I, uh it's been the best job I've ever had in my career even better than w BB. You've been in Washington, D C 40 some years. Ah, talk a little bit about the polarization. What happened to the days of Democrats and Republicans fighting all day? But then sharing cocktails at night Or is President Truman would say striking one for liberty? Things got done that way, didn't they? I mean that was a good thing for the country. I couldn't agree more, and I gotta say I have been in Washington since 1978. So I was started with Jimmy Carter there, and I spent six years covering Ronald Reagan. And that was a real example in tip O'Neill. Where they would fight like the dickens during the day and, you know, don't have AH, whiskey at night. It's gotten worse and worse. It didn't start with. Trump has gotten worse under Trump. But it didn't start with him and it just it really seems like we've broken up into tribes. I didn't just, you know, conservative and liberal in it, You know, it's what your faith is. Where? What part of the country you live in your view of the role of government, and I read an interesting book recently that said, it's less but you support your side. Then you hate the other side and don't want to see them. Get into power, and the result of it is that nothing gets done. You know, we've we've got the police and you should. Now we got gun control. We've got immigration. You could go on and on and on at entitlement reform with Social security, and none of the big issues that everybody agrees. We gotta solve. Nobody interrupts people. More politely. It's the anchor of Fox News Sunday. Chris Wallace. Great Talk India, Chris all the best to you and your family. Thank you, Bob. Same deal. Our Saturday night. W g N Showcase continues after the news on 7 20 W. G. N It's.
"supreme allied commander" Discussed on Yesteryear Old Time Radio
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"supreme allied commander" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Supreme Allied commander of NATO, formerly James's to greet us will join. We'll talk about the Taliban bounties, were they Trick on the part of President Putin. What exactly went on there? And how would we ever know Also, we'll talk about the U. S consumer with Lynn Franco of the conference board. First, though, that's gotta be worth business Flash with Greg Money. The Dow has joined its mates in positive territory after being bogged down early by going after one of Boeing's biggest European customers scrapped a $10.6 million purchased ear bones. About 5%. Now more on that story, coming up dollars up Treasuries. Little change. Let's take a look at the markets. The SNP is up 3/4 of 1% of 22 The Dow is up 3/10 of a percent of 68. And the NASDAQ is up over 1% of 100 won 10 years. Down 1 32nd year was 10.62%. West Texas Intermediate crude oil is down 1/2 a percent of 39 48 a barrel. Comics gold is up 9/10 percent at 17 96 40 announced the dollar yen one of 7 93 The euro dollar 12 30 the British found a dollar 23 61. Fact, Boeing Region air shuttle is notified, bowing that it's terminating its purchase agreements for all 97 of its remaining jets on order, citing the prolonged grounding of 7 37 max and engine problems with the 7 87 Dreamliner. That's your business flash from Bloomberg. I'm Gregg Jarrett. And now we continue with Bloomberg Markets. Vanni and Paul. Great, Jerry..
"supreme allied commander" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Scientists Mockery University in Uganda are currently working on a one to two minute test until then truck drivers in East Africa are in for the long haul for the world. I'm Holly McPeak Condie. Back to our other top story global protesters demanding racial equality here in the US, the same protests have led to tensions between the Pentagon and the white. House, as well as tensions between the Pentagon and Congress lawmakers are trying to learn more about president trump's desire to deploy active duty military troops to put down recent demonstrations. Members of the House Armed Services Committee want to hear from Pentagon chief Mark Esperer and head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General. Mark Milley both have refused to appear before the panel James says that's a mistake. Mistake Steve Readers as a retired Navy admiral and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO I think it's significant misstep by the Department of Defense throughout my time as a senior military officer testified in front of Congress on. Many occasions didn't always want to go and do that. It can be uncomfortable, but it's a fundamental right of the American people to hear from senior military leadership. That's the role of the House Armed Services Committee I'm quite surprised. Sarah fusing to go and testify. What does it tell us about? The moment were living in. A last Monday as we all know, we saw a demonstrations largely peaceful, that were stopped in order to provide a photo op for president. Trump military got pulled into participating in that. That's obviously what Congress wants to hear about. I'd like to know more about the facts of that case it be speaks an attempt on the part of the administration politicized the military. That is unwarranted and I. Think Frankly dangerous will to that point. We learned this weekend. That president trump demanded that ten thousand active-duty troops be ordered. Ordered into American streets at the height of the recent protests that's according to a senior defense official. What would that look like across the nation? Well, it would have been a terrible moment for the country and Marco as both NATO commander in previously as commander southern me in charge of all military activity south that the United States I would often talk to government officials and senior military officials in other countries about how inappropriate it is to use armed military against protestors. I never thought at the position of. Criticizing that here in our country as you say admiral in the end secretary, espy rebuff president trump's threat to deploy soldiers, general milley declared the US armed forces would not allow themselves to be against non violent protesters in making the statements were aspirin milly publicly daring the president to fire them. I wouldn't use gear but I. think that they are doing their job. Ultimately, of course, they may have to take dramatic action, but I think they wanted to make this public so that if they do end up resigning, there's a track record going back to the beginning of the controversy, so if Aspirin Millie went that far with these comments, why not appear before the Armed Services Committee? Good question. You'd have to address that to the two of. Of them I am hopeful and occasionally we see that there's a kind of negotiation between a Congressional Committee and some branch at the executive department about what will be discussed. What's classified? What is in the realm of advice given directly to the president? So perhaps there is a conversation like that unfolding Senator Tom. Cotton wrote in The New York Times and support of putting federal troops in the streets to stop protests, which was an opinion so out. Out there that the editor of the Times who offered through resigned why Admiral. If you see the existential troublesome side of that proposition, why are there? American lawmakers supporting it. It's hard for me to gauge that. Let's just for a moment. Do the numbers here? We've got over a billion sworn law enforcement officers in the United States we have five hundred thousand members of the National Guard who are trained who are citizen soldiers who know how to? To be a backing up police officers, that's almost one point five billion people. I see nothing going on in terms of violence or looting or distributors that would be beyond the reach of that one point five billion four so I don't understand this desire to pull the active duty military into what are you watching most closely like a decision or shift in position that will tell us about the military's relationship with the White House right now. I will look for whether or not. The Secretary of defense remains in his post. There been conflicting signals in terms of confidence in him, but from what I can see. He is speaking truth to power to the president in terms of recommending no active duty troop, you so watch for how long Secretary Espera remains at the job. James Stavridis is a retired Navy admiral and former supreme allied commander of NATO. Thank you very much for being with US admiral. Thanks mark of. This moment we're living through feels huge. It is important reckoning with how African Americans and more widely, people of color have been subjugated in so many different ways for so long. African immigrants are among those now speaking out in the US Steffi autos and Nigerian novelist and playwright, her home for the past twenty years has been Mississippi. Seffi author spoke with me from her home in Meridian population, Thirty, seven thousand. She told me how this moment. Moment looks and feels to her native Nigerian and someone who has lived here for twenty years as much as I'm happy to give my perspective as a Nigerian in America. I'm a recent American. I came here in Nineteen, ninety four and I became an American citizen in two thousand nine, so my experience has been as a black immigrant in the United States, which is separate from the African American experience. My ancestors went forced to come here. Late with the generational trauma that can come with that. Just starting their wh, what difference does that make in terms of how you are treated as an outsider? Until I opened my mouth, people don't know coming from, but it's not so much about my experiences. What I've observed it to happen to need for me to be affected for the most part. My experience has been I write in a room I. Don't get out that much, but when I do I, speak to people about race and racism I'm very vocal about it I don't speak to why people here about either of those issues because i. don't see the point, but I have spoken to African Americans here. Not everyone is open to having such discussions with me. Cops 'cause they seem as a foreigner, so my thing is to be respectful at all times, and if I sense that people are not willing to get into that discussion with me, then I leave that I will feel. Ask you what has changed in race, relations and attitudes in well the two decades that you've lived in Mississippi, not much I'm we had off?.
"supreme allied commander" Discussed on KTOK
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"supreme allied commander" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Bradley launches operation cobra another as it turns out there are going to three pounds and was one of the I've been going to division as a part of the record wreckage of the pencil that and as the dash right second part of the division in the pose the Americans but is is not compatible with the seven by the divisions that facing the frigid Canadian law I have a note here James and I might be out of order but my notice that they blamed Monty for good word is that correct yeah I would I do without a multi mode he was the first person to take all the plaudits when things went well but equally he was very good at kind of taking criticism on the chin he also knew that nothing was gonna happen to have the the the someone like Ted a who is the deputy Supreme Allied Commander and on that map you know he can sort of say it's outrageous money should be facts but but no one's gonna be sacking all day so he knows he can get away with it and your this is this is not this great failing is its inability to communicate with his players with Izzy Perez how the planet's J. either he just says all the prices are good that was a celebrity fights that worry about that but it does explain why if you've actually taken the time to say okay I know we have this place once before hand and I know that the you know I said we were going to be kind of fifty miles inland on seventeen well deeper seventy but I see the jobs have behaved as they have previously but don't worry about it with study chewing them up and that will cover but whether double bass I will be at a for free just just relax and trust me things might be better let's get let's get on to the plate let's get on to the big punches James Holland Normandy forty four I'm John Batchelor well five point nine FM money you shouldn't be boring especially with so much uncertainty this idea of the stimulus coming and we wanna all more gold what are they referring to here I'm not are we agreeing with us to learn and laugh with Joe cells on the stacking Benjamins show where there's a money Carty Joe's mom's basement going on right now please please tell us which should be able to listen and subscribe to the stacking Benjamin show on apple podcasts or wherever you enjoy audio.
"supreme allied commander" Discussed on WGN Radio
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What Really Happened at the Munich Security Conference
"I today. We're going to learn a NE- word Westland snus. It is the idea that the West is somehow absent from the global stage less significant in part because of the rise of China in part because of the rise of DONALD TRUMP IT C- theme of this year's Munich security conference in which Germany's president said. The United States now rejects even the idea of an international community. That's walls intern rejected by the secretary of state. Does anyone believe Mike upon payers denials? David Hudson h-honestly chief Brussels correspondent at politico and was at the security conference joins me now on the line. Dave dimension the The theme being West Listeners. How did this manifest itself at the conference? There was a lot of discussion and there is every year at the Munich security conference about the decline of the West the fretting over where that Western alliance the transatlantic relationship is. But there is something quite different that everybody could feel this year. Which is that the gap between the Europeans and the Americans is so much greater than anyone has seen it in our lifetimes. And that's really what they're talking about is the idea of a unified west which you could include. Even some eastern partners like Japan into but the idea of rule of law and a the NATO alliance and the idea of collective action on the biggest issues facing people all over the world. And that just doesn't exist right when now you add up the three years of Donald Trump's presidency. Us obviously headed to an election. And you look at everything from climate policy to the Iran. Nuclear deal whether it's unsecurity whether it's on the environment anywhere you look there are just these gaps and so the secretary of state. Mike Pompeo you know folks were sitting with their hands in their laps tapping on their phones but not one drop of applause when he declared the West is winning normally. That should bring everybody to their feet. They're all there to represent different aspects of that western thinking and in fact crickets silence. The justice no faith that any of those words mean anything. I mentioned the president of Germany amendment to our frontal steinmeier was very outspoken. When my Pompeo is there is the? Us Senate acted as if an attitude of every man for himself could work a global policy. You Have Emmanuel macron that saying that there was a need to act at a European level to counter this perceived weakening of an alliance with the US but does Europe have the capacity yet to speak with one voice. Well you're obviously has its own disagreements and the chairman of the conference Ish Sugar warned against this. As did remarkably the secretary general of NATO Jens Stoltenberg who rarely rarely ever diverges from his talking points about unity where he warned in. This seemed to be directed at macron not to talk down the capabilities of NATO and talk up the differences among allies but there are clear differences among these allies and of course trump is responsible for a lot of them when you see the US pull out unilaterally in northeast Syria when you see the US in Turkey both NATO members forced to reach some kind of a peace agreement among themselves. You say what's going on here. Those are countries that are supposed to be on the same side. So you're Ab- certainly has differences that it needs to resolve but on big ticket items especially the priority that everyone agrees is facing the entire planet on Climate Change. Europe does in fact speak almost universally with one voice small exceptions about timing and how to get to certain goals but overall the goals are the same trump of course pulls out of that climate accord pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal. He's gone his own way. I sat down with a few callings and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Todd Walters and you hear him speak and you realize that there's an American mindset especially when it comes to the Middle East that no one else. Shares trump pushing for NATO to be more active in the Middle East which goes against the founding treaty of NATO The Washington Treaty which says these are countries at work together in the Euro Atlantic sphere. And I said to the general said this is in your title your Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Is that going to change? We become sec or me to add in the Middle East and there's no clear message. That Defense Secretary Asper was at NATO before coming to the Munich. Security Conference did not give those NATO allies. A sense of what it is that Donald Trump is looking for and again in Munich. The sort of conclusion was okay. Mike Pompeo and Marcus were there speaking to the boss back home telling him. The West is winning when nobody actually sees that David stay with us because also the line is Paul Rogers professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford while we were mentioning With David other the reaction to Mike Pompeo's speech the problem. I suppose is that the US Secretary of state goes to me and you can says no no trans. Atlantic alliance is as strong as it ever was but but he's bosses given every impression for four years now that he doesn't care at all about America's strategic partnerships. I think that's really a key issue. It's very much longer allies. David was just saying what has happened. I think is the Europeans for the first two years of the trump administration still tend to think this was an operation in the American political scene over the last year in particular the last couple of months they country is that trump may well get reelected emphatic present. He probably will do even if he isn't They feel as being a change in the American mood. That the change of the psalter political psychology even of the country and that is represented by trump and the many people who support him. So you have that the other thing as far as I can see within the United States so you basically have two things going on at the same time you had the contract trump vision but you have the more length assists vision and that apparently was very well represented a community at Munich. Many people from Congress many of the State Department people even those states is pretty weak present with much more on the traditional side but they basically differ from what is coming out trump. And frankly whether we like it or not. The American the Europeans dude actually listen to trump's tweets and take them very seriously so I think you you have this sort of basic difference and then looming all of that are the differences within Europe. Basically mechanised particularly weak at present. You have Britain opting out so to speak and then of course you have the China situation as well. Whether it's a difference I think between the European and the American views. The trump views that he let me put it that way. David Paul just mentioned China and Mike Pompeo talked again about the the the US's from a growing Increasingly increasingly assertive. China is Europe. Going to be on board with that top priority. I survey the citizens done ahead of this conference. The studio what size should your beyond worthy to be a full on conflict within the US and China on the majority of the citizens who questions that actually Europe should be neutral. You know a lot of this. Debate centered around technology and the Chinese firm alway which the US The trump administration has made clear that it seems as a real risk and trump was quite roundly rebutted on that by Germany by the UK even the UK which of course has to negotiate a trade deal coming up with the United States and one of the message. One message that the Americans were carrying back from the European side was qualify. Has Technology that the West if you WANNA call it? That doesn't have so in that sense. You're not winning. And the question is what alternative. Can you offer either? You let Europe and the United States be left behind on five G. or you work with wallet or you have some alternative now. The alternatives are not easy chatter about. Could there be a state investment. Something's very un-american into Nokia or Ericsson but the point is if there is a technology that China has and everybody else doesn't it's clear the West has fallen a stepper a half step behind in that sense but since you have Paul there who's who's talking about peace studies. There's another gap we saw in Munich. Which has some really big big issues that this conference used to focus on that because of what one former Senator Sam Nunn? I talked to called vivid all these sort of flashes and disagreements in In politics we're forgetting about the vital nuclear non-proliferation the fact that most of the non-proliferation architecture has been falling apart under trump the IMF treaty intermediate range. Nuclear forces. Treaty doesn't exist anymore. The new start treaty is going to expire in February. And what are these powers going to do to protect citizens from what is one of the greatest threats out there? Paul What do you? What do you make of that idea? That a lot of other issues as simply being forgotten at the moment I couldn't agree. More than Davis spot. On the nuclear thing I think is much more important than people generally realizes rather receded but there are two other issues gained one. He mentioned with climate change. This is the Big Issue Weld Wahid for the next two years it actually surpasses everything else and yes. The Europeans are more united on this which I think is very welcome as he said with a few exceptions but the United States takes a very different view as well. Brazil China to some extent endangered in Australia and set me. Russia isn't a weld unity. On this the most important issues. What in the world. The other thing I'd say is that while the kind of world economic model we have at present is delivering a great deal for relatively small number of people you got more and more people pretty well educated on the margins who do not fair sharing in in what they deserve and you're seeing this in the many political disturbances social disturbances seen in cities across the world last six to nine months in the recent past That again just doesn't fig you have these very big issues. Marginalization climate change on the nuclear issue which to not get the attention they deserve and that I think is one of the things where to some extent The whole Munich conference thing which is now being running. What nearly sixty years. Something like that Is Not really fully fit for purpose even though it may be better than the past let me just ask you both briefly before we before we end I read. I read one piece about the miniskirt weekend that said law international orders never last forever a maybe this is just the beginning of the end of the Post Second World War transatlantic order. I mean body. Think some some logic behind that there is some logic behind that and of course if it means the start of anew globalism a willingness to address Commonwealth problems. That would be good but the problem. Is that the men. We don't have that In fact the divisions at great sesame there things are changing and it will depend a Fab it I think on whether trump gets reelected in December but things are changing and one has to accept that we simply don't know whether go but there is a need for much more globalist attitude when David it does seem to all hinge. Doesn't it on what happens in America in November? Well there is a big question of if that old order is falling apart. What is the New Order? That take shape right. The world is smaller than ever people are more interconnected than ever so the great powers don't necessarily need to dictate things but we also saw at Munich. I said it was a lot of navel-gazing but not a lot of introspection. Yeah there was a report in The Washington Post Enter last year that twenty years of American failure in Afghanistan you would think at a security conference where the US is seen as the leader on security and defence issues. Folks would be asking. Hey what the heck happened there? How did you drag us all into this mess? And how do you avoid that going forward into the future and those kinds of tough questions again? The vivid trump was very much fretted about but the vital of how do you avoid getting sucked into twenty years of failed war where neither Afghanistan nor Iraq nor anybody else's better off? You have to wonder. Why weren't those tough questions being asked and who will start to shape that new order to replace the old order? That's falling away David Harrison on and Paul Rogers thank you both very much of your time
"supreme allied commander" Discussed on WJR 760
"Of them at the right obviously but at that well because yeah you would have to separate your horror over what they are saying first I guess I think for a lot of voters that would be the case yeah we'll see and but it certainly is there is no question that is you look at this you think back in once you they mention the name of a president in your head in your mental easier you can hear them speaking and you hear those cadences and you hear that accent LBJ great example of that the bat heavy Texas drawl those long extended sentence but that's exactly how this all started with me as I walked in the office I didn't see President Bush I heard and I was like oh that sounds like him turn around it was him yeah the one exception to that I don't think anybody would ever be able to imitate Dwight Eisenhower either the president Eisenhower was just one of those guys but you talk about gravitas and wait I mean this was the man that was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe in World War two he didn't need he party save the world so but that was certainly in he and and and Truman brilliant light it up in the days of king of media and now maybe is it's important but have what we have another caller that the call dropped but he was saying that if you're voting based on visuals or you know the voice you shouldn't be voting at all which I agree but you also if you're gonna be listening to on it's like a radio or TV personality to an extent you need to be able to enjoy what you're hearing what it is is in the field of crowded the crowded field like what they currently have in the Democratic Party or what the Republicans had last time it's the special sauce that makes your message and let's face it a lot.
Booing The President, What Goes Around Comes Around Politics And al-Baghdadi's death
"Trump was at the game last night where he was greeted with boos when his attendance was announced during the game accord the Washington Post the crowds sustained booing hit almost one hundred decibels and was followed by chance of lock him up impeach trump when he was introduced after the third inning he good morning and welcome to morning Joe it is Monday October twenty eight and with us we have MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemere president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the bulk a world in disarray Richard Haass columnist and Associate the Washington Post David Ignatius and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Retired Four-star Navy Admiral James to Rita's he's chief international security and diplomacy analyst for NBC News and Msnbc it was sort of startling and sad to hear those chance of lock him up Saturday from the crowd I do no pleasure in that it really was there have been many traditions that have been brought about Donald trump and his supporters and people around that are UNAMERICAN of even fascist like a chance of lock her up the sent her back but the lock lock her up about Hillary Clinton repeatedly has become a centerpiece and that's what that's what dictators they take over and then they start talking about imprisoning others and it's un-american it's it's here here playing chant here aw that's that's unfortunately it's been fad to America's political system through Donald Trump and last night it was turned against him it but again it's it's it's un-american and the people in the stands that were doing it last night shouldn't have done it in fact they learned they have learned from Donald Trump that's what you do to political opponents I hope that Donald Trump after saying that he could be facing this entire campaign will cut it out we'll cut it up because this is I remember when Barack Obama was leaving office a lot of liberals wanted George W Bush tried by some international tribunal. I remember saying don't do it because it will be you on the other side of the presence he didn't have to worry about retribution from person that you follow yeah of course you don't you never think Mike Barnicle nobody everything's said anybody's ever going to follow them as president the United States when they first get in just like Donald Trump it's never he's never imagined it but live by the sword die by the sword and sure enough now you have donald trump having bar conduct an outrageous an outrageous investigation against Barack Obama and Donald Trump even calling the forty fourth president United States treasonous it's like this guy is just not smart enough to figure out that it goes around comes around and what he dishes out to others will be dished out to him that's why everybody has to tone it down stop chance stop with fat stop with fascists like tactics and the rhetoric it's just on I'm American and it's just not right yeah Joe and you know if you know this I mean most people know this what of people in this country just want the entire situation calmed down they want the country to come down they want candidates to come down be tough to have the crowd last night come down because really into it unfortunately but I think it's important going forward especially today as we talk about the events that occurred over the weekend that we take the time and the fought to separate it donald trump and whatever you feel about Donald trump to separate him and how he behaves in how he speaks from the actions of the Delta Force team the special operation now flew in and conducted that mission is to separate things and the best of the best of who we are and what we do around world's in why so much of the world still relies on this was in operation over the weekend Jonathan Lemaire you can speak to that but also last night yeah I mean it is certainly an American tradition to boo politicians who go to baseball games there's there's a rich history of the American president seeing the American pastime William Howard Taft was the first president throwing the first pitch I remember the Barco was there and every president since has at some point this accident has not yet not since taking office but he went last night I think the people around him we're hoping it could be part of the victory lap after announcing the death of album Dotty earlier in the day that of course was not the case but let's remember he's deeply deeply unpopular in the district of Columbia itself received about four percent of the vote there in two thousand sixteen obviously it's a little bit of a different crowd last night the world series it's more out-of-towners more corporate types still he was going to get booed and he was but certainly it comes at the end of what his administration feels like a a a significant watershed day for him to be able to make this announcement of the death as Mar Mike said you could separate the president and feelings towards him with what happened the day before in Syria this leader of Isis killed this is just gives president an image he thinks to put alongside President Obama's announcement of the death of Sama Bin Laden and it certainly comes at exactly the right time his people feel for it's an undeniable triumph to happen during the midst of the impeachment inquiry and it allows him to defend his Bryant C. and Syria just somebody Republican senators critical we know we're here we can we get we're GonNa get to that right now get Sewri obviously just follow pro Jonathan said there is a very long enrich fish presence it sporting events most of them do all different but now but again I speak to the lock him up chance again I it's just un-american it started with Donald trump in fact he's made it the centerpiece of his campaign rallies we find it sickening when it happened rallies Kinda sickening it's we we are Americans and we do not do that we do not want the world hearing has chant lock him up to that he created this president or any president that's all I'm saying let's hope is move forward maybe this one US fascist tactic he and his supporters us during chance that you were going to actually imprison your political opponents so let's evatt behind and just I don't we'll see we'll see if the astros possible going to finish it off in Houston I don't know if Max can pitch game seventy it's possible that's what she will tell me before we came but I said President Trump yesterday confirmed the death of Isis later Abu Baqer al-Baghdadi following a raid this weekend in northwestern Syria by US special operations forces president trump tease the announcement in the tweet on Saturday night writing quote something very big has happened God I know by the way they had not confirmed it happened at the time as the Washington clown show post points out the White House script on the death of brutal terrorist Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi was short but president trump turned a somber announcement into a vivid forty minute news conference that included bravado detailed descriptions of military option rations questionable statements and self promotion from the first day I came to office and now we're getting close to three years I would say doc where's al-Baghdadi I want al-Baghdadi and we would kill terrorist leaders but they were names I never heard of they would names it weren't recognizable and they weren't the big names some good won some important ones but they weren't the big name I kept saying where's Al Baghdadi and a couple of weeks ago they were able to scope amount you know these people are very smart than not into the use of cell phones more than not they're very technically brilliant you know they use the Internet better than almost anybody in the world perhaps other than Donald Trump but they use the Internet incredibly well and what they've done with the Internet through recruiting and everything and that's why he died like a dog he died like a coward he who is screaming and crying and frankly I think it's something that should be brought out so that his followers and all of these young kids WANNA leave various countries including the United States they should see how he died now Admiral S- Ravidas ah yeah we'll we'll see we'll get to the the strategic importance of what we get to but again just underlining un-american language and and the sound of tyrants again he died like a dog died like a coward upbringing screaming it's just can you please explain to maybe three of Donald Trump supporters who fist when they hear that the downside of that ny the forty four American presidents who preceded him did not talk about casualties on the ward even if they were the most heinous casualties like Osama bin Laden are are are you name it or Japanese opponents at war are not cease why we we didn't talk that way or Qaddafi in Libya for example In every case Joe the problem here is there's is that internal desire to kind of take victory lap but it's counterproductive it comes across as unprofessional it's spiking the ball in the end zone and here's the real problem it's motivational for the other side make an argument that it's a deterrent I don't think so I think that that tape will be played particularly that image of the dog in the Arab world is well known as as an extremely negative and that'll become a recruiting tool that the Islamic state uses on the Internet and for the record I'd say they're better than Donald Trump there managing apparently to conduct a global operations without owning a shred of territory in Easter after we took away the caliphate from them which was another good accomplishment they still conducted a massive attack in Sri Lanka using the Internet to recruit proselytizing conduct the operation they will use this footage to motivate their followers to recruit more. It's really not how we WANNA play the Yes it is it is actually a much smaller level it's what you call basically press clippings from from locker from for locker uh-huh where somebody on the other side said something you cut out the press clippings you put it up and you used to inspire other people in something we don't want here let's let's let's let's go Richard Haass go to and talk about the impact of the death and we'll we'll get into some of the other things I obviously I remember us being celebrating at least most Americans Saar cow was killed I believe it was in two thousand six two thousand seven thinking that the guy that really was the inspiration for Isis and of course that just lead to more silence splinter groups we of course all celebrated we had our on the deck of the Missouri moment a little bit when Osama bin Laden was killed and two thousand eleven we're all cheering but of course out of that came the rise of Isis and so I'm wondering it's we see very important death but do we make the same one man is going to end the movement that he was so successful in spreading the short answer is yes there's no such thing as decapitation when comes to dealing with terrorists because whether you call them networks of movements they're not narrow organizations that are highly structured we're getting rid of the leadership essentially Abel's all the fighters they'll they'll reform they may splinter and so forth decentralisation there in formality in some ways is is a degree of strain so I think we've got to keep the accomplishment as meaningful as it is in perspective and more important justice important you've got to take steps back and say are we putting ourselves in a position where we can do this sort of thing again and again as we will need to do and there I think the jury's out or you've got to say it's going to become much more difficult we're not gonNA have the forces on the ground collecting the intelligence we're not gonNA have partners like the Syrian Kurds and other Kurds doing so much there's still questions about the willingness of this administration to work closely with its own intelligence community so again yesterday was an important day but we shouldn't exaggerate it and I'm really worried about going forward whether we're going to be able to repeat this because we're going
Admiral James Stavridis The Voyage of Character
"We're honored to have our guest today. US Navy Admiral James Stavridis he's the former Supreme Allied Command under obviously US Navy Admiral is currently operating executive at the Carlisle Group. Admiral Stavridis thank you so much for being with us what a pleasure to be in Texas with you and our Co host today is once again the Colonel Matt Amazon who's Director of the Military Service Initiative here at the Bush Center Matt thanks for doing this again Andrew thanks for being here Admiral thank you for bringing the cool weather Dallas yeah one hundred degrees pretty much the got here now it's beautiful exactly end last night I was greeted with the fire works for the biggest lightning storms have seen which delayed my flight for almost five hours so never let it be said that I didn't fight my way through thunder in lightning to get to the Bush Center. Well we can't thank you enough we know you're busy and we we're thrilled to have you here so we wanted to start with something a little and we heard that you are a lover of Fountain pens and old maps is that is that true it is and I think it's interesting too speculate on why those two interests emerge it's going to be the next question okay fine so a one is I loved right I've written now nine books my new book sailing true North comes out next week and I am also someone who loves reading and anything that touches Writers is is important so yeah I have four hundred fountain pens believe it or not wow yeah it's it's a gentle madness and some of them are a little on the pricey side but some of them I find in flea markets antiquarian stores I can restore pens nice kind of hobby and when I pick up a fountain pen and I think that it's from the nineteen twenty s or nineteen thirties and I think of all the writers who have had l. debt pen and what they wrote and I kind of ruminate on all that so yes I love fountain pens I think maps are probably more obvious because of spending so much my life at sea and if if you really look at a map of the world of course seventy percent is water and I spent nine a half years on the deep ocean if you add it all up day for day out of sight of land so for me maps in that to quote Tennyson that untravelled world whose margin fades forever forever when you move has always intrigued me so I have maps the earliest I have in my collection is from the very early fifteen hundreds it's a map of Marco Polo's travels Oh wow and I also have maps and charts for your listeners the difference between a map and a chart is map is land chart is the see I have both maps and charts and I have many of the short what's that I use to navigate on over my years at sea from the Persian Gulf from the Mediterranean from the Caribbean With a pencil line sketchy on them and I also have a lot of maps from Afghanistan from my time as supreme allied commander in NATO every time I would go there the staff would prepare a very detailed map of where we were going and I would mark that up as we went around I have a map of the of Libya from the Libyan campaign in two thousand eleven showing many of the strikes we conducted so it's an interesting collection might pens in my maps I'll conclude however by saying that your research missed that being I collect the most man and it's books I have five thousand books which much to my beautiful wife Laura's uttered may who's sitting here with us indeed a military family where you move every two to three years so you are unpacking packing and boxing and shelving five five thousand books I got some work to do there Sir I'd love to hear your thoughts on when you say maps and charts and you were provided maps Afghanistan and things like that but sometimes the the difference between what a map in front of you displays in the actual ground truth an example being I think in in Jordan they call the northeastern portion that border Winston's hiccup when he was drawing the border so your observations over time of how maps can be represent unitive of ground truth or otherwise specifically in Afghanistan as well I think generally it is otherwise a map is so sterile in the end it can't can vader you events on the ground and I'll give you a very practical example these days I do a lot of talks where I speak about variety of international subjects and when I talk about his Ukraine and I'll start by showing a map of Ukraine and you know it's a kind of an interesting country it's on the Black Sea of course there's this dangling chunk of it hangs down like a like a pouch of rice that is Crimea and you can look at that and think man okay it's a little peninsula that juts into the Black Sea you cannot imagine the war's over two millennia the fighting over Crimea the negotiation of the treaty there you mentioned Winston Churchill a moment ago the end of the Second World War effectively conducted there in the palace it's it can't convey anything so what I will do for an audience is I'll show a map of Ukraine and Crimea and I'll say here's Ukraine it was invaded by Russia Crimea was annexed by Russia and I'll say but let me show you what Ukraine looks like today click and the next slide is a quad of combat it's destroyed buildings its artillery piece is it's it's four brutal photographs and I'll say to the audience that's what Crimea looks like that's what Ukraine looks like it's a war fifteen thousand people Villeda died there so to your point leaders statesmen diplomats military officers must refrain from allowing the sterility of a map and the simple act of gliding your pencil across it to think that you've solved the problem because you had I've not so admiral I want to start by talking about your book which Time magazine recently named a must read for October sailing true north ten admirals and the voyage of character I meant when I when I sat down to read it I wasn't expecting to have a book that I was going to personally be able to you take the lessons from and apply them to my career I thought it'd be learning about learning some history and learning about the the voyage of the fares and this is actually thing that I can apply to in my daily life did you know that was going to be the end result when you sat down to write the book I certainly hoped it would and the guide post in my mind was an ancient book plutarch's lives which is written by Roman about leading figures in Roman society and he hoped that by doing that he would illuminate lessons of character which readers could apply to their own lives I think at minimum level of entry it is a book of history you meet these ten interesting historical admirals going back two thousand years each one is a chapter but as you know having having read the book the power of it is seen how they confronted the inner challenges so you know we are awash in books of leadership leadership is the influence we exert over others character uh is how we lead ourselves that inner voyage which I would argue as vastly more difficult than the simple act motivating groups people in the idea of the book is to have some case studies that readers can say you know I face that kind of challenge in how did that seafaring admiral respond to it and then draw some lessons and they're both good and bad lessons in the
"supreme allied commander" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"On. more you'll know. and kill me I don't know the details of the pullout plan I don't know what the Taliban or a green to or why what level of confidence we have that they will actually do what they they say they're going to what kind of how much covers general Mattis having the Taliban to do what they say with again do I would say instead of trust but verify it would be first verify then trust that was general James James Mattis who was with us and Tuesday Wednesday excuse me and we talked about everything he wants to stay out of political fray but he'll talk about military all day long as well as animal James tear vetus this sixteen Supreme Allied Commander of NATO currently a member the Carlyle group and author of several bestsellers on the next one book is coming out calling coming out in October sailing true north ten at most of the voyage of character and welcome back always great to be with you Brian and hopefully we are feeling pretty good about the hurricane I'm down here in Jacksonville Florida and we're feeling lucky that interest Mister yeah it seems like all Florida is admiral staff have dot com is your website to find out more where you'll be and how you feel about things first off I'm just stunned that ambassador cal is out with his great reputation would hand over deal with the Taliban while they're killing our guys used exploded they just had a car bomb in front of NATO hate good in front of a NATO operation killing one of our guys in injuring forty two and we were about date and we won't even show the document to the sitting Afghan government. indeed and also another in my view very steady voice in the administration as our secretary of state Mike Pompeii he's clearly signaling that he's not pleased with this agreement as it's unfolding to the degree we know what it is and you just heard secretary former secretary of defense James Mattis my my closest friends he and I. rated in parallel together when I was a prima like commander of NATO general Mattis was commander US Central Command he had are all of our Middle East activity which lay alongside the NATO mission in Afghanistan when he says verified before you trust boy that's an understatement the Taliban have shown as again and again. publishes behavior their killers they hate women they're gonna twist this situation and we need to insure that we see them walk the walk not just let them talk the talk but I mean there isn't playing the game they're not even saying we're going to have peace while we talk did they picked up the pace of attacks this is an embarrassment. I totally agree and I'm I am surprised as it is you know I'm a big fan of ambassador calidad whose Afghan American deeply understand the speak the languages but I think he's he's reaching a little too far on this one here's the thing to watch Brian let's watch what the Afghan government led by Ashraf Ghani does in response to this a proposed agreement we have to avoid the cut and run mentality that led to the complete collapse the Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War we can still succeed here with a minimal level of troop engagements but a half baked plan where we're just pulling troops out so without seeing the Taliban actually walked the walk in is you say to stop the attacks show if you're capable of the ceasefire then we can really look holistically about how Afghanistan turns out in the end TLC the presence as I have not agreed to sign anything he says we will keep our presence of eight thousand six hundred and I'm sure there's going to be an international presence to but you're giving the Taliban she has to say look we're we're pushing them out they've had no success and we're back next I like to move on to the summons that look to the hurricane and so it happened the Bahamas and they see not only an obligation for America to help you move from the military perspective they feel an obligation for more security perspective there's a sense in the administration that China is going to try to move in there and say don't worry we will rebuild for you and in return they have influence in our backyard. indeed Brian you'll recall before I did four years as a Supreme Allied Commander I did three years as a four star admiral as commander of US Southern Command size in charge of all military activity south of the United States part of my responsibilities were for our relationships in the Bahamas went there often worked with their defense forces first and foremost this is a humanitarian crisis their economy is deeply intertwined with that of my native state Florida we ought to go in there and help them rebuild in yes China will move in quickly a China will seek to cut deals with the Bahamians that will get them to China give them influence in airports and I watch trying to do this all over Latin America in Nicaragua in Venezuela and Ecuador on small islands in the carribean in the Bahamas or only fifty miles away from us we need to be the lead nation helping them through a horrific recovery and I'll close by saying I bet that death toll is probably going to hit a thousand would not be unrealistic and here's a point Brian there only four hundred thousand people in that country so to lose a thousand on a population adjusted basis would be a day in the United States where a hurricane causes one million deaths that's the impact I think we're gonna see there we've got to get in there both humanitarian and geo politically right next to a couple things happened since we spoke number one in Hong Kong they were protests and is they don't want to be extradited to mainland China should they have a transgression with the law they say they have gotten that but law reversed so that Hong Kong win and the trying to give up or is this just inning one. unfortunately it is addressed in in one it it's very tempting to say trying to blinked and stepped away but that's not the case that law was extraneous to begin with at the end of the day they continue to support this woman Carrie lam who is their administrator in the end he's going to be the sacrificial lamb in my view but China is not going to let these protests against spiral on and on and on to watch what happens this weekend I think we're gonna see more protests we have not seen the end of this how we gonna see arrests of those with aids who they think are the leaders of these protests. and they've already done that David arrested data three of the key student leaders because it's the student faction that has become the beating heart of this resistance so three of them are incarcerated already I think you'll see more arrests kind of next tear down and the Chinese are also aggressively using US cyber and now a facial recognition and inclusion in the social networks to kind of turn the narrative against the student protesters so again China is still using relatively soft power tools to try and deal with this but they still have a significant people's armed police massed on the border and they will not hesitate to use force. dramatically if necessary thanks so much pick up his book is about to be out in October pre order it sailing true north I go to admiral stab dot com Adil James Servetus thanks so much thanks Brian have a great weekend you got it on the latest from Washington John Roberts joins us right outside the oval office.
"supreme allied commander" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"What Joe Biden was never been more gap tastic that he is art right now running on I'll tell you why it'll fail next this is a deterrent because they know that to the extent were able to do so hold them until those hearings happen they won't simply be released into the interior for us to never see them again so I came to Delhi responding to the fact they're moving on an executive order to amend the florist amendment that would keep families together but allow them to be detained more than twenty days so they can be at a judicata and have their asylum claims adjusted we just can't do it in twenty days people say it is bad for kids is not bad for kids it is actually a more humane thing and I'll explain that joining us now I'm a James Chevy this he is these got a brand new website Advil stab dot com he's also got a book that's about to come out failing to north can add mills in the voyage of character he said this sixteen Supreme Allied Commander of NATO among his many many jobs and these actually voluminous resume so I wrote this is I know you do you do warm more military stuff but this trade evolution matters doesn't it it does and this is of course an example of where the trade and economic issues can create a skirmish which can lead to a battle is in a real battle and I got a tape brain as you were reading that latest tweet from the president he said and the president had ordered all carriers and of course it turned out to be that acts and DHS and DHL kinda carriers when he had ordered all I was holding my breath thank you okay call in the Kerry years that's where we don't want this to end up the president knows that so taking the point that this is getting more and more aggressive on the trade intellectual property cyber activity South China Sea we've a lot of disagreement with China but as I've said before what we want to do and I'm in agreement with the present on those who want to end that relationship with China we want to avoid breaking it and stumbling into a new Cold War god for bid a hot war I think the president's going to have his hands full of close by saying you know we sort of seen this syndrome before in North Korea yeah right when we we went from fire in fury and two men who hated each other and now we're in a diplomatic dialogue I think we can get there I think long term we will be able to create a positive outcome with China but it's going to be a very bumpy Paul if you did go military there's a story out now that China could render U. S. military bases in the region useless within hours do your do your studies reveal the same thing yeah it's kind of the same thing over in Europe Brian Russia could certainly go after US bases in Europe in in a surprise type attack would score some significant head suppose Russia in Europe and China on a regional basis on the other hand the long term preponderance of power when we end up responding would be against trying to we outnumber them our military is much more capable we have a global maybe that can be concentrated against China I'm not yeah this is a rough comparison but not unlike the way Japan at the start of the second World War was able to knock out part of our fleet one of our bases we saw how that turned out in the end it would be the same for China all the other things important South Korea and Japan both allies of ours are fighting and they're refusing to share intelligence how is that affecting us and what can we do about it it's affecting us significantly and it's not only an intelligence sharing which is a loss you know intelligence is you know Brian is like putting a mosaic together different entities contribute little different pieces you step back and you see the big picture if those two won't release to each other we can't make that mosaic come together but also in exercises military training and particularly merit time normally we operate with the south Korean navy we operate with the Japanese navy now they're refusing to operate together that diminishes the level of expertise we can generate in these exercises it's a real world problems what we should do about it is simply continue to push both leaders both IBM Japan and president moon of South Korea to overcome these different is that the differences are largely tactical not strategic I think we can square this circuit but it's gonna require steady U. S. engagement on both sides baby steps confidence building bring them back to the table bring back into military exercises together this is the work of a year or two not something we'll fix in a week it looks like by the way speaking of a work that needs to be addressed what was going on with this missile test the vitamin Putin's are Russia one through they could have released or may not a release of radiation they killed at least one they say it's not off to them to give us information all we're on the same planet exactly and let's look at the history of Russia noble worst nuclear disaster ever on the land thirteen nineteen which is a submarine of Russian nuclear Oscar class submarine that melts down largest nuclear disaster at sea now we see in the air a nuclear propelled missile which blows up I see numbers much higher number of people who were killed and exposed to radiation the only two date eight correct I've seen other reports from reputable sources that would put that number much higher in so that's their total modus operandi is to hide it obvious gate at look at what they did at Chernobyl end date west those answers they've shut down the sensors up there this is where we need to rely on Sweden Finland and Norway who are all up in that corner of the world they had their sensors we had assets submarines that can operate up there we need to be working with our allies to get a better picture of what actually happened so we can react to it and confront Vladimir Putin with the fax yeah I I assume you agree with me that there's no way that Russia should be part of the G. seven and once again make a G. A. that did that to me is almost comical in its in its introduction totally and and let's do you know do the history here for one second is really starts in two thousand eight when Russia invades work small democracy in the caucuses carbs out two provinces then they destabilize Moldova another small country emboldened by both of those things in twenty eleven blabber Pune simply invades Ukraine polls Crimea significant part of the country and makes it part of Russia and now he's thousands of troops in southeastern Ukraine destabilizing it that's why we kicked him out of the former G. eight I don't see it become and G. eight again in the foreseeable future it's just a bad idea of course is ridiculous the present brought up you know I get it speak to your enemies we're talking about him but you're not addressing them but I just believe also infiltrating into on an elections I also think that matters to so I'll give you I'll give the a third one Brian it's it's the intrusion in our elections it's the invasion of Ukraine and it's in Syria it's his support for this war criminal dictator who's killed half a million people Bashar al Assad we need to confront Russia on issues like that having said that I'm all for cooperating we don't wanna stumble into another Cold War with Russia anymore than we want one with China but you have to confront on these kinds of issues yeah I would think so so also the fact that they're circumventing our our our sanctions in North Korea so over in a run they you know we queue they D. there printing more their currency that economic problems but they're not going going way they're not going anywhere militarily in fact yesterday the introduced more intermediate range missiles here's a Mike Pompeii said cut nineteen we now have.
"supreme allied commander" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"If your interested in it talking about it your with Brian Kilmeade I think what you're saying is a continuity of a the indecision on their part they they continue to engage in maligning they continue to build a missile program they continue to work on their nuclear systems and yet they want to tell the world that no they're just a defensive and they're just being a normal nation we all see differently that's what you see in over these past few weeks is in our judgment there's a disconnect between their actions and their words hand prison terms with very clear all watching their actions not what they tell us it's what they do will drive our policy and they're not doing good things that is US secretary state Mike Pompeii talking to break there yesterday and then right after that do is report of a missile test on Wednesday so here we go again where we go from here we need expert and as usual we have them on Friday and James chair vetus the sixteenth Supreme Allied Commander of NATO currently member the Carlyle group and author of several bestsellers his new book is coming out in October it's called sailing true north ten animals in the voyage of and the voyage of character and welcome back always good to hear your voice on a Friday morning right all right I need your voice now the secretary of state is doing the diplomatic thing I get it so we're trying to look past the antagonizing provoke provocations is that the right move and what's the significance of this mid range test it is the right move for the moment and of course the spotlight is really not so much on Washington at the moment in terms of Iran is it is on London because the Iranians have seized the British tanker we have a brand new inexperienced prime minister Boris Johnson who is himself fighting the breaks that battle so will the United Kingdom take military action recover that sees tanker I don't think so but tensions are ratcheting up as a result of that the US is smart to kind of stay on the sidelines for the moment okay smart to stay on the sidelines but we don't know for how long here's more from Pompeii on the strategy they'd know he'd be willing to tell us cutters our strategy is simple.
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"They're not doing good things that is US secretary state Mike Pompeii talking to break there yesterday and then right after that there was a report of a missile test on Wednesday so here we go again where we go from here we need expert and as usual we have them on Friday and James tear vetus the sixteenth Supreme Allied Commander of NATO currently member the Carlyle group and author of several bestsellers his new book is coming out in October it's called sailing true north ten animals in the voyage of and the voyage of character and welcome back always good to hear your voice on Friday morning right all right I need your voice now the secretary of state is doing the diplomatic thing I get it so we're trying to look past the antagonizing provided provocations is that the right move and what's the significance of this mid range test it is the right move for the moment and of course the spotlight is really not so much on Washington at the moment in terms of Iran as it is on London because the Iranians have seized the British tanker we have a brand new inexperienced prime minister Boris Johnson who is himself fighting the brakes at battle so will the United Kingdom take military action recover that east tanker I don't think so but tensions are ratcheting up as a result of that the US is smart to kind of stay on the sidelines for the moment okay smart to stay on the sidelines but we don't know for how long here's more from Pompeii on the strategy that now he'd be willing to tell us cutters our strategy.
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"And they're not doing good things that is US secretary say Mike Pompeii talking to break there yesterday and then right after that do is report of a missile test on Wednesday so here we go again where we go from here we need expert and as usual we have them on Friday and James J. R. V. this this sixteen Supreme Allied Commander of NATO currently member the Carlyle group and author of several bestsellers his new book is coming out in October it's called sailing true north ten animals in the voyage of and the voyage of character and welcome back always good to hear your voice on a Friday morning right all right I need your voice now the secretary of state is doing the diplomatic thing I get it so we're trying to look past the antagonizing provided provocations is that the right move and what's the significance of this mid range test it is the right move for the moment and of course the spotlight is really not so much on Washington at the moment in terms of Iran as it is on London because the Iranians have seized the British tanker we have a brand new inexperienced prime minister Boris Johnson who is himself fighting the breaks that battle so will the United Kingdom take military action recover that he's tanker I don't think so but tensions are ratcheting up as a result of that the US is smart to kind of stay on the sidelines for the moment okay smart to stay on the sidelines but we don't know for how long here's more from Pompeii on the strategy they'd know he'd be willing to tell us cutters our strategy.
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"The forecast weren't the ones his boss, wanted to hear time was not their friend, the weather had to get better and soon. But it wasn't stags fault. He did fill a bit to blame for delivering such negative news though he felt the weight of the world was on his shoulders. You wanted to give his new boss. The news he needed guilt set in. However, he turned that guilt in inspiration. Inspiration to work harder. Get as much information as he could to his boss to help him do his job. And then finally the forecast James stags so desperately was hoping to give was ready. See being a weatherman to tough job tornadoes. Flash floods hurricanes lives can depend on an accurate forecast. And in some cases, even freedom itself. So on June fourth nineteen forty four. Group. Captain Stagg went into his boss's office, his boss would be supreme allied commander. Dwight eisenhower. He told the supreme allied commander that the weather would be perfect for their assault. In two days on Normandy on June sixth, and he was right. Sometimes weathermen are wrong. But when arguably the most accurate forecast ever was needed group. Captain Stagg got it right. Also known as L to see no. Bluecross blueshield believe everyone should have access to healthcare, no matter who you are or where you live. That's why in every state are companies are working to improve health and expand access to care from training. Former military medics to serve rural America to helping expectant mothers recover from opioid dependence. We're investing community by community for the health of America. Learn more at.
"supreme allied commander" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"The morning, we're helping you get to work on time. I'm Ed Torrence, news ninety six point five WDBO. Now, the Brian Kilmeade show, a news ninety six point five WDBO the reason for this is just because they have a much in common ideologically. And both decry the fake news, and this sort of thing so because they have so much of that in common that that somehow entitles Brazil to a NATO light relationship. So I am not sure who is threatening Brazil, or what that means is it me more enhanced intelligence sharing, for example, in in the same way, we share intelligence with NATO. So. So we don't know what it means. Well, one thing that might be good to push China of there because of their presence in the Brazilian government. And it seems like we have had a declining relationship with Brazil, and it would be a non member NATO special friends status would work. Would it help Admiral James Jovita is with us? He's was the sixteenth supreme allied commander of NATO a perfect person to talk to for a question like that. As also his book in two thousand nineteen sailing. True, north the ten admirals and the voyage of character. Meanwhile, let's bring in the animal. I'm a welcome back. Great to be with you, Brian. So is it okay to diminish the potential military, increasing or and military lines with with Brazil would that help America's security without question? And and let's just get one thing. Clear, but Brazil cannot become a member of NATO the treaty says very specifically that NATO membership is limited to those nations in the North Atlantic. But NATO could establish a very strong part. Ownership with Brazil. We do that. We NATO do that with Australia New Zealand Japan Sweden Finland. So there plenty of precedents for doing this. So that would be I think a smart move to bring the NATO alliance closer to Brazil. Secondly, what the president actually said yesterday is he wants to make a major non-nato ally of the United States. So it's kind of a technical term Brian. That's within the gift of the president of the United States that would allow increased intelligence sharing better access to buying our defense technology, which would be good for defense industry, and again would bind the two nations together so stronger relationship both on the NATO side and directly with the US makes a lotta sense. Also with agriculture China's made some big gains over the last ten years, this kind of reverse it. You mean, these call Trump at the tropics for a reason, and he's could play what role could Brazil play in helping Madero speeding Medeiros eggs. Is it from Venezuela enormously? This is another major advantage of moving closer militarily and insecurity with Brazil, you per se before I stand on this that there's no pure military option here. Brazil could do working with Columbia supported had a secondary level by the United States logistically, for example, is make those humanitarian aid shipments go through into Venezuela. That would really start to crack the grip of the dictator Madero. So that's another very good reason and back to China, Brian. We need to counterbalance China's efforts not just in Brazil, but throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. They're pushing hard into our region, we need to be very cognizant of that Brazil largest country and Latin American the Caribbean by far two hundred plus million people perfect partner for us businessman who is nearly stabbed to death during while campaigning for office has. Come all the way back just came out of a recent surgery, Admiral I wanna pivot over to Germany and Rick Grenell is fringe of the show. He's an ambassador there. And he's keep basically called out Germany much to the consternation of the Germans for not spending enough on defense. They go up to one point five percent of their budget not to and it looks like the heading the right direction. But by two thousand twenty three they go back to one point three. So when you're going to be critical, the US and people are worried that we're not emphasizing NATO enough, can you at least write the checks with a thriving economy. Totally agree. And I think the ambassador is doing exactly what an ambassador is supposed to do which is Representative use of his or her president. And certainly President Trump has been very clear on this. And in fact, we ought to remember this two percent of GDP goal was not established by the United States. It was set by the Europeans themselves. So it really is disconcerting to see Germany which had been increasing its defense spending. Until this latest report comes out a turnaround in reverse that, and they certainly have the. Economy to support that and you know, two percent is two percent. Whether your little tiny Estonia with a million people or you're the massive United States with three hundred and forty million two percent is two percent. So I not clear to me why the Germans cannot continue on the trajectory set just a year ago. We ought to put the pressure on them ambassador Grenell's right to do. So if your friends for Macron how disturbed or you an unsettled are you by this these yellow vest protests? Now, he's basically made them illegal. He did a twelve day listening tour try to find out what the issues were. And as soon as he was done. They protested again is that country coming apart. I don't think. So I think what you're seeing is. I think pretty rational trajectory when you deal with the movement. Brian remember, Occupy Wall street, we watch that unfold we saw a lot of hysteria in the media that the banking system would be taken apart completely that would never be able to recover from this. It was kinda similar and so what you do. I think at the start is you go in and you talk, and you listen, and you give a few concessions, and if that doesn't solve the problem, you go in and you're clear out. And I think the French are now coming to the realization, and the French can be very tough that they're going to have to police their way to success here. They're not going to negotiate with the hardcore bad actors in this yellow best movement says no, I don't think the country's coming apart. But they're going to have to take some tough measures Macron's approval ratings route thirty five percent of probably a little bit less after this past weekend. And a lot of things he tried to push in his country a little bit more free market a little bit more self-determination is being treated harshly people. Don't want to give up what they've been getting. Indeed. And you know, we're going to see this debate here in capitalism vs socialism. And I think that Macron is very smart. He's young. He's learning as he goes in this job. I think he'll crack down on these protesters. And I think you'll find a middle path for France between the pure socialism. He inherited in the move toward up much more vibrant capitalism that he would like to support. He's got to find a middle way. Let's see and I have no doubt fallen the play by play. But I know it's pretty bad with Theresa May trying to come up with the solution with Brexit half-hearted. She never wanted to begin with. But now there are no man's land in this country. I mean and this this fracture. Couldn't be worse right now. Don't you think I completely agree and just to give you the play by play? Just breaking the British formally asked for an extension from the twenty ninth of March, which is the edge of the cliff for them now till thirty June the Europeans the rest of the European Union will push back on that. But in the end though granted. And then maye will try and reservists her deal. Bring it back. It's it's extremely problematic. I'll simply expand the problem, Brian and say, it's not just the Brits pulling away to the north. It's the problems in France from my chrome, he is on Merckel in Germany, who's quite wounded politically. It's Poland and Hungary pulling away in the east in the south. The Italians are extremely anti you. So I don't think France is gonna fail as a country. But I'm beginning to worry. Great deal about the European Union is a political entity chance talked to the secretary say last week thought about you knew we were going to be doing this segment. And we haven't seen the news that you have president Romani for the first time meeting with the grand Ayatollah in Iraq. And they have one on one. Of course, both Shia and they're meeting, and we're talking about setting up a rail system between them and the Iraqis have made it clear they're going to ignore any sanctions US put on and now Pompeii was putting on pressure on the Iraqis to start going along with the program, and we might not have the residue of the residue of goodwill to pull this off. Here's my question about this forcing relationship between Iran and Iraq grand Ayatollah Sistani sat down with the president of Iran. It seems like in terms of soft parent diplomatic power. We're getting our butts kicked over there. What's happening? I don't see it that way. America's been a strong supporter of Iraq. We still are working to take down ISIS in their country. I had a conversation with our prime minister just a couple of days back. I think we're making progress on developed with strong, independent sovereign Iraq. But there's no doubt around has its eyes set on taking control of that country. I don't think that's good for the Iraqi people. I know it's not good for the United States of America. And we're going to continue to do the fight there. Stand up in. Iraqi government is free and less involved with what's going on in Iran. So break that down for me, Admiral cure thoughts. First of all we were talking a moment ago about the European Union coming apart. Let's remember Iraq has an extremely fragile state has between its Kurdish north it's Sunni Arab center. And it's a massive Shia population in the south. It's always been a kind of a geopolitical imaginary country, and I worry greatly over time that Iranian influence in there. Wolf further the possibility of that entity breaking apart. By that link that she a link. Second thought the Iranians desperately wanna consolidate a land bridge that runs from Tehran to the shores of the Mediterranean to do that it's crucial that they gain control in Iraq, especially southern Iraq. So secretary Pompeo is on the right note, which is to be aware of the problem. And be we need to understand Brian. We're not in a war of ideas here. We're in a marketplace of ideas, we've got to compete in. That means we've got to engage with the Iraqis in order to help them resist the Iranians, here's the one thing going for us. The Iranians are not only she is. But they're also Persians in Persians and Arabs. Whether they're Shia era ABS or Sunni Arabs, have a long-standing antipathy we can exploit that we had to work with the air of world to keep Iraq on our side pushing back on the Persians, and that's. The narrative we need to push. Yeah..
"supreme allied commander" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"More. You'll know Brian Kilmeade, Admiral James Stavridis joins us right now. And he is very qualified to do our show. We put them through the ringer. We double checked his background. It is true. He's the sixteenth supreme allied commander of NATO. So that qualifies you as well as the Carlisle group in a best selling author, and he has a history of geopolitics of the world's oceans out there. And he's got another book that Seapower and another book coming out. Now shortly Admiral first off many people are calling the president's last summit a failure. Are you? I think that he demonstrated willingness to make the correct decision walk away from the table. What is important now, Brian is what we do in the aftermath? We've got to keep the pressure on North Korea. If we do that through sanctions through military operations through pressing hard with cyber and intelligence, we send a signal to him that he can't just throw a softball across the plate. He's got to come up and start participating in serious denuclearization. So I think he the president made the right decision. What is key is keeping the pressure on? Now, somebody in that room texted me and said it was one of the president's finest hours when he got up and left. He says he was it was the high moment he says the high watermark of his administration. That's in his opinion before this whole thing. Even got political people to weigh in I want you to hear what the president said on the news that satellite photos revealing there's beginning to. Get some activities by launchpad, which are known for intercontinental missiles..
A US withdrawal from Syria won't happen without a deal to protect the Kurds, White House's John Bolton says
"President Donald Trump stunned and surprised his allies by announcing that US troops would withdraw from Syria. Imminently. However, it's becoming clear that such a sudden military maneuver is perhaps not realistic. Trump's ready extended his initial thirty day deadline for the pullout to four months, and now some administration officials have been suggesting there should be no deadline for withdrawal. At all. Joining us for more is Paul Rogers, professor of peace. Studies at Bradford university. You get often into you, Paul. This is the latest in a pretty long line of examples of Donald Trump. Well, we suspect shooting from the hip is it more complicated than that. Or is this something where he's made a pledge once again that he simply can't honor realistically, I think it's more. It's basically it's the nature of the president himself. I mean, very senior former commander American commander of NATO said recently, the trouble is he just does not read his own policy papers. He feels he knows it. And he has said in fact, I mean Brian back in what when he was pitching for off his that he knew more about ISIS in the generals did too. He has his very strong belief in his own abilities. And he will as you say shoot from the hip on the basis of little knowledge. And what we see now is extraordinarily vigorous backtracking, particularly by his stuff. Then this call follow the actual resignation of his key sector defense marine general Jim Mattis, so we're dealing with a really complicated situation. Here the immediate effect is that, you know, this being this backtracking, very quickly very much lead. I think by his key national security adviser, John Bolton who's recently being in Israel. I think has gone to Turkey this morning to try and talk to the techs and reassure them. About what is really going to happen? We pass we should move on from Trump's political style and look more at what happens once he makes these pronouncements. And indeed you mentioned that Mattis departure poll, and he's not alone. We've seen other Pentagon officials other support staff who've gone I dunno. I is it fair to characterize those departures as protests. They sort of said, well, Trump deserves to have someone who sees these things more. I two I, but essentially that resigning in frustration one imagines is very interesting comments by the former NATO supreme allied commander, Admiral Jains Stavridis, then he settling just last week, essentially, these range of people who work for him as you say there was Jim Mattis was the Marine Corps. General John Kelly who was a former chief of staff and the former national security advisor, gentlemen mouse to these people have left basic too because they cannot see any real points in staying. And I think one of the most interesting things. Every two says is that these people are very serious senior generals. And they're looking at the salt of maybe slightly longer term position in history. And if they ended up being best known for advising president who would listen to the advice. We'll do the wrong thing, then they personally feel almost blighted by it. So I think it's says plumped as that they basically give given up being able to work with Trump whereas calls, he said a lot about dealing with the military and how basically he was with them all the way to represent of wider problem there. But as you say that would then come back to serious self and the complication here is if the America's do withdraw while many people will Elkin that they'll be primarily people in tech, and Ron and and Moscow, and perhaps even to some extent in in Turkey as well. I think this is why you're getting this very quick backtracking and Trump himself as as eight to change this. So I don't see any pulled out in the short term,
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"Dismissed or quit depending on whose version of events. You follow? Officially Tom dependent gone will continue to do what it always does. It will stand on a wall on defend this country to the Admiral Stavridis, some what if you could just sort of use your navel and strategic background in the context of China and a book that you have recommended called on desperate ground, and what we should take away from reading this book by Hampton sides about China and understanding them, not only from a military and trade perspective. But from a political and cultural perspective. Yeah, terrific question. The book is about the Korean war, and it's a cautionary tale for modern times. Right. In other words, we know what? War on the Korean peninsula, would look like hundreds of thousands if not millions dead that was before there were nuclear weapons involved. So a we ought to take the cautionary message and be we ought to. Remember when China's back was pushed to the wall by MacArthur with US troops surging north. They responded they responded hard. They pushed us all the way back down that peninsula. We should not underestimate China's will in a military conflict. So I wouldn't say we're quite on desperate ground yet between the US and China, but skirmishes lead to wars we need to be very cautious and careful in how we deal with China. So what is the scuttle butt among your colleagues and other officials in an outside of the military about the future of the United States role in the Pacific. We need to remain engaged to walk away from the Pacific takes away from the economic engine of the earth on the other hand, we have got to find a modus Vivendi with China, and I'm particularly concerned this week with the exchange of messages, if you will between president gee of China and president sigh of Taiwan in their New Year's messages. They went back and forth about unification that could be a real flash point in twenty nineteen. That's been relatively quiet over the last decade. I, of course, identified you Fletcher school. And of course, you exited tufts and Fletcher school here after five years herding cats known as a faculty, and I would love to know within the vogue of international relations. What was your biggest surprise for students within the international relations after five years? It's Fletcher it is so in now to do international relations. What's your message to students undergraduates graduates, and their parents who want to pursue are? Number one by far is that international relations gives you an opportunity to serve to serve your country eventually in the military, but in the diplomatic core at the Central Intelligence Agency. In international business is a form of service engaging globally provide service to the world, and I'll close by saying our students focused in particular, Tom on his shoes of equality, globally and the environment, and it's very idealistic space for students to be in. And I think is a very powerful one in today's world. Thank you so much greatly. Appreciate it writing for Bloomberg opinion as well. Former NATO supreme allied commander as well. I thought his insight there on Taiwan is fallen beneath radar. That's over though. It's on a lot of people's radio. But within the markets that we folk. Focus on that was really suggested a geography lesson to get out and just start plotting the actual distance between China Taiwan and South Korea and North Korea and Japan. It looks a lot smaller than the Gulf of Mexico, and I talk about book here. Please my book of the summer, folks. Robert Kaplan, Robert d Kaplan, the return Markle's polo world, and if you're really motivated, his previous book Asian cauldron is about the geography, Mr Fox just talks about how can we think about these issues? If maybe we know the map, but even better if we actually understand the distances between these different countries and putting you're so right about that difference between Formosa from another time and place in China as well futures a negative twenty four Dow futures negative to thirty eight the yen one oh, seven seventy four. Now, let's go to Mr Michael Barr and find out what's happening in the world. Mr var. Thank you, ma'am. Thank you, Tom. The new members of congress will be sworn in today. Democrats will take back control of the house while the Republican majority in the Senate grows by two in total. One hundred twenty seven women were served in the one hundred sixteenth congress being sworn in today. Do members include several I such as the first two Muslim women from Michigan and Minnesota they'll take the oath of office on a Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. We'll also see the first native American women and the first African American women from several states US ambassador met with Paul. We learn the American arrested in Russia accused of espionage wheelin, a former US marine is being held in one of Russia's most notorious prisons global news twenty four hours a day on air and then tick tock on Twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries. I'm Michael Barr. This is Bloomberg com. Kabar? Thank you so much again futures negative twenty four Dow futures negative to forty three lifted yields off yesterday to sixty four in the ten year thirty year bonds still under three percent two nine six percent. This is Bloomberg. 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U.S. Will Send Migrants Back to Mexico as They Wait on Asylum Claims
"Into Russian election interference in connection with his dealings with former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, the Justice department has charged to Chinese nationals and a worldwide twelve year hacking campaign that included the US government and military targets. The hackers are said to be part of a network connected to Chinese intelligence and successful. Penetrated multiple government agencies. The US attorney's office in New York NASA and the navy among others. The personal information of more than one hundred thousand navy personnel was reportedly stolen in the cyber attack in California. Yemeni mother shaima sweeter has reunited with her dying two year old son after being granted a State Department waiver from President Trump's travel ban earlier this week the toddler of Dula son is an Oakland children's hospital with a rare brain disease both of Dila and his father Ali are US citizens. But the mother shaima sweat is a Yemeni citizen living in Egypt. Yemen is one of the five majority Muslim countries who citizens are barred from entering the US under Trump's executive order. This is a turning, but non electro speaking swill landed at the San Francisco airport. Let's be clear. Issuance of her visa this week was not an act of kindness on their part. The embassy and department of state had a legal obligation to adjudicate shame as waiver request within a reasonable amount of time, and they failed on that obligation. The result of that failure is that a giant two year old boy has suffered for the last two months without his mother by his side. Where it has acquitted forty NGO workers, including citizens from the US and other countries after a retrial of a case dating back to two thousand thirteen when forty three people were arrested and convicted of illegally using foreign funds to stir up position to the former military government, many of the foreign defendants, including fifteen Americans left Egypt after posting bail in two thousand thirteen and were sentenced in -centia at Christmas address at the Vatican today. Pope Francis pledged the Catholic church will never again, cover up sexual abuse and said, clergy members who are guilty of sexually abusing children should turn themselves in he added they should quote prepare for divine Justice, unquote. The Catholic church has been rocked by the ongoing sexual abuse crisis over the past year, which reached all the way to pope Francis. In a circle with two cardinals last week being removed as his close advisors and third stepping down. Top members of the clergy were expelled or resign. Signed in countries around the world in may every Bishop and Chile offered their resignation as the scandal exploded, they're here in the US, Pennsylvania. Grand jury investigation revealed systematic widespread sexual abuse in the church. The Justice department has opened investigations into several diocese around the country in Britain Gatwick airport has started to resume flights after drone sightings on Wednesday and Thursday shutdown service for over a day causing passenger chaos says flights were cancelled postponed or rerouted authorities say they still don't know who's beyond who is behind the unmanned aerial drones. In environmental news, Washington DC city. Lawmakers voted unanimously on clean energy Bill mandating hundred percent renewable electricity by twenty thirty to the legislation. Also requires public transportation and fleet vehicles achieves zero carbon emissions by twenty forty five. The mandate would apply to government buildings in the capital, including the White House. The Trump administration's been blasted by environmental groups for feverishly rolling back emissions limits and other environmental regulations, and in France, foreign vire, mental groups are planning possible legal action against the government for failing to affectively respond to climate change. This is the director of Greenpeace France wheel, issuing go. Complained to the French because we think that the French on doesn't do enough to climate change, though, is this is why we are trying to to shoot the French government who to to ensure that they can ramp them mission in terms of fighting climate change, which is not the situation right now. That's young Francois's. You'll ers over one point two million people had signed an online petition as Friday morning and support of illegal action. The government of France president Emmanuel Macron has come under fire before for its response to the climate crisis. And August, the French environment minister Nicolotte low resigned live on a radio show due to the country's failure to adequately address climate change another environmental threats, he said, and those are some of the headlines assist democracy now democracy now dot org. The Warren peace report, I made me good. Then we begin today's show looking at secretary of defense, James. Madness. Who's announced he's resigning at the end of February while publicly rebuking, President Trump's foreign policy matters resigned. One day after President Trump ordered the withdrawal of all two thousand US troops from Syria and on the same day reports emerged that Trump has ordered the withdrawal of about seven thousand troops from Afghanistan. That's about half the current US force there it is resignation letter General Mattis, four star, general and -plicitly criticized President Trump's foreign policy. He wrote my views on treating allies with respect and also being clear eyed about both malign actors strategic competitors are strongly held informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance and international order that is most conducive to our security prosperity in values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances unquote, Madison onto say because you have the right to have a secretary of defense whose views are better. Aligned with yours on these and other subjects I believe. It's right for me to step down from my position. He said in the letter Madison, not make a direct reference to Syria, but he did call out Russia and China the New York Times reports Madison's the first prominent cabinet member to resign in protest over a national security issue in almost forty years. Much of the Washington establishment express shock over Madison's resignation democratic Senator Mark Warner Virginia said quote. This is scary secretary Mattis has been an island of stability. Amidst. The chaos of the Trump administration Republican Senator Mark Rubio, Florida responded to Madison's resignation saying it makes it abundantly clear that we're headed towards a series of grave policy errors, which will endanger our nation damage our alliances and empower our adversaries unquote prior to his time at the Pentagon. Madison served as head of US central. Command supreme allied commander of NATO in two thousand four lead the US marine attack on the Iraqi city of flu in may of two thousand four he ordered an attack on a wedding party near Syria. Forty-two civilians were reportedly killed including thirteen children. We turn now to Andrew base of it show, retired Colonel in Vietnam war veteran, he's the author of several books, including his latest twilight of the American century. His other books include America's war for the greater Middle East military history in Washington rules, America's path to permanent war. He's professor emeritus of international relations and history at Boston University. He also lost his son in Iraq, professor engine base of each welcome back to democracy. Now, if you could I respond to the resignation of the secretary of defense, and then if this were President Obama, and he was announcing the. Pullout of troops from Syria and half the force from Afghanistan. Wouldn't the peace movement be celebrating? What is your response? This is an interesting situation. I have to think that Trump must have expected that this abrupt announcement of withdrawal from Syria would lead to Mattis's of resignation in it probably something that Trump welcomes. There's no question that Mattis has been an obstacle to Trump's efforts to reorient US policy particularly policy in the Middle East. No medicines letter of resignation that you quote, it when he talked about his four decades of a gauge -ment with these matters is very telling he represents the establishments perspective that has involved over the course of those for decades. And for anyone says looks at you as policy over the past four decades. Particularly in the Middle East and says, yeah, it's really going. Well, then then I would think that they would you Madison's resignation as as a disappointment. Now when Trump ran for the presidency, he denounced our wars in the Middle East. He promised to withdraw militarily from the Middle East two years into his presidency. That hasn't happened in many respects Madison's been among those who frustrated the president's efforts. He's the commander of chief. Nettie seems not to be able to get things done. So here he is acting as the commander cheese now, I'm in the camp, the thanks that we ought to wind down these wars. We got more important things to do. My only problem with Trump's decision is like so many of Trump's decisions it's done impetuously overnight. Not having been thought through not having been coordinated. Yes, let's get out of Syria. But that doesn't mean leash. Should have a policy with respect to the civil war in Syria. I think that the way Trump is approaching this thing, we don't have any policy, and that's going to be a problem. Ghia think there's a connection to the murder of Jamaica show Chan let let me explain you have the CIA saying, they believe that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was responsible for his death and dismemberment and in stumble in Saudi consulate so you then have President Trump dealing with air doin-. And apparently this week they had a conversation. There's this threat of air doin that he's going to go after the Kurds. These are the US allies the Kurds soldiers in Syria and Trump perhaps aired one knows something more about the murder certainly has been releasing information that looks that makes the Trump administration. Very bad and their supported the crown prince also Jared Kushner, a Senate lost so close to an advising the crown prince and dealing with this murder. That aired one says we're gonna Tak the courage. You gotta stop being there and protecting them. And so Trump says he's pulling out.
Helsinki summit: Trump sides with Putin over US intelligence
"This is here. And now let's get back to our top story the summit in Helsinki between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin joining us now is retired Admiral James Stavridis the former supreme allied commander of NATO and now dean of the. Fletcher school of law and diplomacy at Tufts University welcome back great to be with you Jeremy and what did. You make of what you, saw today well I. Was astonished to. Be honest with you the thing that. Really struck me as someone who fought the Cold War was part of if you will winning the Cold War to see now an American president stand next to a Russian president with our flags in the backdrop and here the American president denigrate disavow in walkaway from our intelligence community and effectively give the president of Russia a free, pass on well documented interference in US, elections were shocking that's the only word I can use, we noticed also that President Trump Trump allowed President Putin to speak I, both before and after the meeting did that strike. You it did in also let's look at body language. Always so important go back and look at, the two leaders walking into that conference you see, Ladimir Putin smiling and swaggering as he typically does full of buoyancy and energy. And you. Saw the president of the, United. States kind of trailing along with a somber sober look? On, his face like someone who's gonna be led. Into the punishment arena it was not a good day for the US presidency well when it comes to the issue of election interference by Russia what could we have expected would have happened I mean is it possible that President. Trump would have gotten up in front of the cameras and said you know I don't believe what President Putin. Is telling me about this, I think any other. US president in. American history would have done so would. Have only taken the meeting with Putin in order, to put Putin on the stage alongside him or her turn to, Putin and say I don't believe you and I have my entire intelligence community has documented this, to a the well, and that's why we have indicted senior intelligence professionals in. The Russian federation he chose not to do that instead..