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"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

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03:55 min | 3 months ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. President Biden says he does not think increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 will make it through Congress in the current coronavirus aid package, Compares Isa Roscoe reports the Senate approved amendment Thursday that prohibited a minimum wage hike during a pandemic. President Biden says his proposal to raise the minimum wage will likely not survive in the Senate, he told CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell. He still believes that Congress should vote on increase to be phased in overtime. I'm prepared as president of states on a separate negotiation on minimum wage toe work my way up from what is now by then also said he's not willing to negotiate on the amount of the $1400 stimulus check included in the aid package. But he said he is willing to impose tighter limits on who receives the direct payments based on income. I Shall Roscoe NPR news, the Senate has put Democrats a step closer to being able to push through President Biden's $1.9 Trillion coronavirus relief plan without Republican support. Vice president Kamila Harris was in the chair to cast her first tie breaking vote. Democrats in the Chamber of plotting his Harris announced the 51 50 vote early this morning. The capped off an all night session where senators voting on amendments that could ultimately shape the next cove in 19 relief package. House has passed the Senate amended budget resolution. Now lawmakers move into the process known as reconciliation with work divided among committees. Marine Corps says it had 16 cases of substantiated extremist behavior in its ranks over the past three years, mostly regarding post on social media. NPR's Tom Bowman reports, the Pentagon is setting up a military wide stand down, discuss domestic extremism and how to deal with it. Brigadier General George Raoul said those investigated were younger Marines. There's no immediate detail on the circumstances or whether any of the Marines were kicked out. The other services have yet to provide any details of service members separated for extremist behavior. Or any ongoing investigations. Pentagon officials say they're still trying to gather more information about extremist behavior in the ranks as defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered a military wide stand down to discuss extremism and how to combat it. Last year, the FBI inform the Pentagon of 143 criminal investigations, most of them involving former service members of those almost half pertain to domestic extremism. Tom Bowman. NPR NEWS Some positive news. Despite the slow rollout of Corona virus vaccines, health officials say coronavirus cases have been dropping at US nursing homes and long care for long term care facilities over the past few weeks. Experts credit in the easing of a post holiday surge and better prevention. Statistics show large number of US covert did 19 deaths of involved residents of the country's nursing homes and assisted living centers. Stocks closed. Hired in the week on Wall Street, the Dow up 92 points. The NASDAQ was up 78 points. This is NPR Live from KQED News. I'm terrorists. Tyler Multiple unions representing workers and San Francisco's school district today announced they'll need a combination of covert vaccines and lower community spread before they return to in person learning. Take you, These Katie Orr reports. The unions, which represent teachers, administrators, custodians and others are currently in negotiations with the school district. Susan Solomon is president of the United Educators of San Francisco. Today, we will be putting a proposal across the virtual bargaining table that will allow for a return to imprison instruction in the red tear. In fact, scenes are made available to all staff who will be working in school district buildings, Solomon says. If vaccines are not available, the unions would return once covert transmission falls even further. The city of San Francisco has sued the school district, saying it's.

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Lloyd Austin testifies at hearing to be defense secretary

Fresh Air

00:58 sec | 4 months ago

Lloyd Austin testifies at hearing to be defense secretary

"Another nominee facing Senate scrutiny today is Biden's choice for defense secretary retired General Lloyd Austin. He needs a waiver for the job since he has not been out of the military for more than seven years. NPR's Tom Bowman reports. 15 former Pentagon officials have endorsed Austin. Those endorsing Austin include officials who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations, such as President Obama's defense chief Leon Panetta, and James Roach, the Air Force secretary under President George W. Bush. Officials said. Austin is well versed on threats abroad as well as those at home, including quote the national security imperative of rooting out white supremacy from the force. Austin is a West Point graduate who spent most of his career focusing on the Middle East, serving on combat duty in Iraq and overseeing the region as the top officer. The Senate committee will likely focus on Austin's views about continued combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as a security threat of a rising China.

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Defense Secretary Nominee Lloyd Austin Testifies at Confirmation Hearing

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01:03 min | 4 months ago

Defense Secretary Nominee Lloyd Austin Testifies at Confirmation Hearing

"President elect Joe Biden's Cabinet nominees have confirmation hearings today. Among them is Defense secretary nominee retired General Lloyd Austin. He needs a waiver for the job since he hasn't been out of the military for more than seven years. NPR's Tom Bowman reports Austin has been endorsed by 15 former top Pentagon officials. Those endorsing Austin include officials who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations, such as President Obama's defense chief Leon Panetta, and James Roach, the Air Force secretary under President George W. Bush. The officials said. Austin is well versed on threats abroad as well as those at home, including quote the national security imperative of rooting out white supremacy from the force. Austin is a West Point graduate who spent most of his career focusing on the Middle East, serving on combat duty in Iraq and overseeing the region as the top officer. The Senate committee will likely focus on Austin's views about continued combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the security threat of a rising China.

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FBI's Capitol riot investigation continues

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00:50 sec | 4 months ago

FBI's Capitol riot investigation continues

"Continues to investigate. Last week's mob right the capital and make arrests that include current and former military servicemembers. Npr's tom bowman reports. The domestic extremism problem within the ranks may be more serious than officials realized a senior defense official tells. Npr there are one hundred forty three notifications of investigations by the fbi last year of former and current military service members of these. About half or sixty eight pertain to domestic extremism. The vast majority of former military officials said many with unfavorable discharge records officials. Said most of the cases involve anti-government activity including attacks on government facilities in those authority positions one fourth or associated with white nationalism.

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Rioting Trump Supporters Stage An Attempted Coup In Washington, DC, Breaching The Capitol And Inciting An Armed Standoff

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

05:02 min | 4 months ago

Rioting Trump Supporters Stage An Attempted Coup In Washington, DC, Breaching The Capitol And Inciting An Armed Standoff

"Of the U. S capitol building. We're seeing reports that protesters were NPR's Tom Bowman. In fact, is there on site watching right now? Is protesters really storm that building attempt to get inside? Tom Bowman Want to bring you back in here right now? Tell us more. Okay. We don't have Tom Bowman. We're gonna go to Claudia. Great solace. Again right now. And you know, you've been telling us some updates here. What's what? What are you seeing now? So it sounds like they're in these really worried moments of trying to get to a safe location. They're trying to move members. Reporters, staff members to a secure location. They're asking for that not to be publicized. This is how concerning it is That if that new location where they're being moved to is put out there. They're worried that the these protesters will seek them out. There is well so they're really in these moments of trying to secure the Capitol complex and ensure that lawmakers and staffers workers everyone else on that, um, complex, it remains safe. The notes. Can I ask you this legitimate question? Are we watching a coup? I'm asking this legitimately. I don't think that's what we're seeing. We're seeing protesters who have become violent and they're trying to send a message. Um, in this fashion, and they're endangering folks. In that way, but this is not that sort of situation. This is kind of a last gasp. If you will, for these folks who were trying to get this message across that they are protesting the election's results. It's It's not going to accomplish anything. In the end. This is this is just delaying the process and making this more difficult day than what we had planned already. And so in terms of a coup, I wouldn't go that far. I think it's just protesters who have gone awry who are threatening the safety of the people at the Capitol complex? Yes, it's an important one. Because as Americans watch this all unfold, we really have no context for this. We've never seen anything like this before. Is Tamara Keith still with us? I am camera. Yeah. If you're still yes. Let's go back a little bit. Let's talk about what we expected to happen today. What is happening today we had never actually seen a case where something that was a ceremonial situation where They're able to certify the electoral votes turn into something where Republicans were going toe. Basically call this not a fair election and vote in opposition of this kind of take us back for a little bit about about what we expected to happen today. Well, the day sort of played out like we were expecting until these protestors stormed the capital up until that point. What had happened is this ceremony that happens every four years was getting underway Where the vice president he presides as the as the president of the Senate. He presides over The tallying of the electoral college votes. It is purely ceremonial. As part of that there can be objections, and in fact, there were house and Senate members who, when they got to the count of the state of Arizona stood up and a jet and objected. That then went to debate in both chambers, and that's when the protesters reached the capital. Now, I should say that President Trump was holding a rally near the White House with these supporters and said, and we're going to go up to the capital. Now. The president himself didn't end up going to the capital, but his supporters did. On D. The result has been that they stormed past barricades. They pushed past Capitol police and and there is now this very chaotic and potentially dangerous and violent situation on D, and as at approximately the time that the vice president was being evacuated from the Senate chamber President Trump Tweeted his discussed That the vice president would not go against the Constitution saying my pent, huh? In fact him he's I'm sorry. I was just gonna say he said that he didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our constitution. I mean, I think you're getting to this, But is there a sense That the president himself will have to shoulder some responsibility for what's happening today. Well, I mean, he did say, and we're going to the capital. And then they did so in that respect and and for a month and a half the or I guess exactly No. Two months time flies. President Trump has been denying the results of the election, he has been feeding his supporters. Falsehoods lies, um, conspiracy theories about the election outcome, saying it was stolen from him. When it was a free and fair election that wasn't stolen from him. He simply lost

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Biden team accuses Pentagon of stonewalling transition

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00:40 sec | 5 months ago

Biden team accuses Pentagon of stonewalling transition

"Has canceled meetings with president He liked Joe Biden's transition team, saying the priority is to focus on the response to the Corona virus pandemic. Here's NPR's Tom Bowman. The move angered Barton's transition team, which said some 20 meeting slated for Friday were canceled by acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller. Miller said in a statement that some meetings have been rescheduled and there was a mutually agreed upon holiday pause. But Johannes Abraham, the executive director of Biden's transition team, told reporters there was no mutually agreed upon holiday break. Abraham said there was no time to spare because of the delay in the start of the transition process. Tom Bowman. NPR news

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Trump Is Said to Be Preparing to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan, Iraq

All Things Considered

01:16 min | 6 months ago

Trump Is Said to Be Preparing to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan, Iraq

"To cut the number of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. A U. S official has confirmed this to NPR, and this news comes after a shakeup in leadership at the Pentagon. NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman, is here with more. Hey, Tom. Hey, Mary Louise. So what kind of cut to re talking What we know I'm told by U. S official. There's been a verbal order from the White House to cut the number of troops in Afghanistan from about 4500 to 2500 by January, the cut in Iraq Drop the level from about 3000 troops to 2500 of formal order is expected this weekend could come as early as tomorrow. Now. This White House move comes as military leaders, including Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley, preferred to keep the level it about 4500 in Afghanistan going into the spring to put pressure on the Taliban to stop attacks in urban areas, break with Al Qaeda and continue peace talks. Goes from one of the conditions Mary Louise agreed to by the U. S and the Taliban in their peace agreement back in February. If your Shell said it's not a good time for the cuts, and military leaders agree with that, since those talks have floundered And there are increased attacks by the Taliban, a 50% increase over the last quarter.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:35 min | 8 months ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"U. S. Military officials today announced a further reduction in American troops in Iraq. Currently, the US has about 5200 troops there. That number is now expected to drop to 3000 by the end of the year. For more. We're joined by NPR, Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman and international correspondent Jane Arraf in Amman, Jordan, and Tom, Let's start with you. What is the significance of this news on the Defense Department side? You know, Social, it's not all that significant. The president campaigned on reducing troops, of course when he's been telegraphing troop cuts in Iraq for weeks, if not months, General Frank McKenzie, the top general overseeing operations in the region. Says. With that reduce number. The Americans can still train Iraqis and go after the remnants of Isis in both Iraq and Syria. By the way, we were told two years ago by Pentagon officials that they expected to keep 8000 troops in Iraq for sometime, maybe years. So it sounds like the president is taking that advice now. Of course, many will say this has more to do with an upcoming election than national security. But such a move by a president is really not that unusual. President Obama cut troops by more than 20,000 in Afghanistan in September 2012 when he was running for re election and Gene, Let's talk about the significance in Iraq. What can you tell us about what US troops are now doing there? And how this news might affect that? So I'm love those numbers. The 5000 is force protection because it takes a lot of military personnel to protect those advisors who are actually advising Iraqi forces and they're not doing so much training because most of that is being done by U. S Coalition partners. One of the things with this announcement. We're seeing countries including Germany, saying they'll also draw down since they rely on the U. S. And they've made pretty clear all along. They won't be able to stay in the numbers there right now, if the U. S draws down So a lot of the assistance there was that was US. Commanders, basically assisting and advising officer to officer with Iraqi officers, help them plan and execute anti Isis operations. So we should also keep in mind they've been consolidating for while moving out of bases, and they'll tell you that's because they're no longer needed there, but it's also because they've been attacked regularly by Iran backed militias. General Mackenzie, who announced drawdown refer to it, he said. Over the last few months, they've had to devote resources to self protection that they would otherwise to vote for the counter Isis fight, So that's pretty telling..

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White House Says Trump Didn't Know About Russia Bounty

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04:03 min | 11 months ago

White House Says Trump Didn't Know About Russia Bounty

"How much did the president know of reports that Russia offered bounties on U. S troops and how much should he have known? Both questions have become part of the debate over the reported program in Afghanistan. News reports have said the president was briefed long before the information became public. President. Trump denied that, and the White House has said the intelligence information was not fully confirmed. Former National security adviser Susan Rice writes this morning in The New York Times that that doesn't matter if she had known, she writes, she would have told the president and people in any previous administration would have done the same. So how does the process work? NPR National security correspondent Greg Meyer is on the line, Greg Good morning. Good morning, Steve. How would the various U. S intelligence agencies analyze information like this? Well from from what we're seeing. And then some of the reporting is that there were some Taliban members who were captured in a raid about six months ago and they were interrogated. A large pile of cash was uncovered and In Your times is reporting today that U S intelligence found evidence of financial transfers from Russia to a Taliban linked account. But the US intelligence community is still assessing, and there's no consensus and this is a classic problem for the intelligence community. You have to put together a puzzle with missing pieces, and I spoke about this with Dan Hoffman. He's a former CIA officer who was the Moscow station chief and also worked in the Middle East. I served, you know, three years in overseas combat zones, collecting this sort of tax bill in intelligence. It's not like fine wine getting better with age. You've got to get it out to the people at risk. That means our soldiers but also coalition forces. Does that mean you sometimes have to distribute intelligence information before everybody in the government agrees on what it means. Right, Exactly Steve and the CIA seems to be driving. This seems to be the agency that feels most strongly that this Russian bounty program Israel, But we seem very unusual development the past couple days where the defense secretary, the National Security Advisor, the director of National intelligence have all issued statements saying they can't confirm the bounty program at least at this point. Um And and Trump is, as you noted. It said he was never told about the program before it broke in the news, But we are seeing reports that he might have been briefed as early as February. Well again. Let's talk about what the standard processes is Susan Rice correct that in any administration, this kind of explosive information would be shared at the highest levels. Yeah. When I spoke with Dan Hoffman, the former CIA officer. He doesn't know the details in this case, But he said it was his experience that really critical explosive intelligence should and would reach the White House. Here he is again. My concern as an intelligence officer would be. I don't want the president or his national security advisor to be blindsided when Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Hey, about that reporting, we received that the Russians have a bounty out for our people in Afghanistan. You know, I wouldn't want the president not to be aware of that information. The reference there. Two reports that the British knew the UK was told of this U. S intelligence finding, however incomplete it may have been now let's take this information at face value. What does the report of this bounty program say about Russia's strategy in Afghanistan? You know, Steve, I thought back to 2001 and I was in Kabul right after the Americans drove the Taliban out. One of the most striking things I saw was Russia set up a field hospital to assist this US mission because at that time the U. S and Russia had a common interest in defeating Islamic extremism. But Russian President Vladimir Putin and now is consistently pursuing policies aimed at undermining the U. S. And Afghanistan is just one example. We got a hint of this four years ago, Actually, when our NPR colleague Tom Bowman was in Afghanistan and was told by the Afghan military that Russia was already providing arms and training to the

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Navy won't reinstate captain fired for raising coronavirus concerns

All Things Considered

01:01 min | 11 months ago

Navy won't reinstate captain fired for raising coronavirus concerns

"Top navy officials say captain Brad crozier will not be reinstated to command of the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt nor will he be assigned any other command coger wrote a scathing letter back in March saying the navy was not doing enough to protect crew from the corona virus NPR's Tom Bowman has that story I will Michael Gilday chief of naval operations had earlier recommended that captain Brad crozier be reinstated to the job he lost after this letter was leaked to the press but no Gilday says after further investigation he is a term that both crozier in his immediate supervisor reread will Stewart Baker fell well short of what is expected of those in command biggest promotion to a second store officer has been postponed Gilday says closure did not do enough soon enough to get sales up to five thousand crew carrier into quarantine he also says closures letter was unnecessary because navy action was already under way to deal with the virus that's sickened hundreds on the ship and led to one death Tom Bowman

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"tom bowman" Discussed on KCRW

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04:20 min | 1 year ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on KCRW

"They will go test all those folks until sometime this summer that's NPR's Tom Bowman thank you you're welcome ari you're listening to All Things Considered from NPR news to retake the Senate Democrats are focused on a handful of states including North Carolina first term Republican Thom Tillis is considered one of the most vulnerable GOP incumbents and the corona virus pandemic has upended the race Steve Harrison from member station WFAE has more even as the pandemic his spare North Carolina from the worst the state stay at home water continues hundreds of protesters like Gary Jez mug or having weekly marches in the state capitol rally against democratic governor Roy Cooper's public health mandates I've seen the damage has been done by the shut down and I think it's a very dangerous but Thom Tillis is taking a different path he's applauding Cooper's actions were moving in the right direction but we have not beaten this virus and the last thing we can do right now is let our guard down early in his term telescope attention for suggesting the government not require restaurant employees to wash their hands is a way to cut red tape today he's chiding north Carolinians for not taking the pandemic seriously enough now the concern that we still have to see the significant number of people in North Carolina who are not heeding the advice on social distancing I'm wearing facial coverings when I go out in a state that's been close in the last three presidential elections Tillis won his first race by one and a half percentage points in what was at the time the most expensive Senate race ever the democratic challenger cal Cunningham says Telesis praise of Cooper is all about November thank god we see once again a very transparent election year effort you off you grab a hold of what's popular Cunningham an attorney who served in the army jag corps in Iraq in Afghanistan says Tillis isn't doing enough to push the trump administration to send North Carolina more personal protective equipment first he says that the president is exercised decisive leadership but here we still don't have the testing and E. P. E. the governors calling for Tillis is campaign said in a statement that the senator is supporting a quote data driven by partisan approach to re opening fertilisation launching the president has been perilous he initially opposed the president's emergency declaration to pay for a wall between the U. S. and Mexico conservatives were furious and Tillis reverse himself but not before being booed at trump rallies trump has endorsed Tellis but hasn't forgotten here's the president in January we had a good relationship but we sort of disagree on a couple of minor policies and and that's okay course I won't put up with it for a long time tellers so far telus has backed the recommendations from the White House coronavirus task force but when asked about the president's suggestion that injecting disinfectant might kill the virus the Telecompaper not warn against that instead it said people who think they're sick should see their doctor as North Carolina moved to re open tell us will have to balance the caution from the state's liberal in harder hit regions like Charlotte and Raleigh Durham with rural conservative areas last week an eighty four year old retiree James rice told tell us by phone that he's worried the main street stores and his small city of Mount Airy will never re open tennis in a lot of money but yeah okay yeah this is a very serious serious situation otherwise you're going to come in on area north Carolina which was a lot of the little town and you don't find nothing six years ago Surry county home to Mount Airy gave tell us one of his biggest margins of victory in the state and the question for his reelection is whether voters there will accept his caution for NPR news I'm Steve Harrison in Charlotte you're listening to All Things Considered from NPR news I'm only saying NPR's Beijing correspondent when I first started reporting on the corona virus outbreak I realized pretty quickly that this was going to be.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

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01:38 min | 1 year ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Tom Bowman NPR news tell timer Syria we call the man who scientific research made possible the N. ninety five mask considered the safest mask for the pandemic at the rate of the technology in nineteen ninety two Peter so I invented the special filters on the masks that block out viral particles might even when you know what to yes the four day in fear terror you suggested out of when he come when invasion now the very special invention the mosque is special though and hospitals are running out so sy came out of retirement researchers there they call me and sending me emails hundreds of emails says Janice her penny of the university of Tennessee who asked side to help solve the problem how did the mask be cleaned and sterilized and reused and ninety fives are designed for one time use you know you could not use alcohol to stay or ice that masks so size studying other ways to disinfectants technology to colleagues like my heart Krishnamoorthi he's a rock star I told Peter you seem to be the man of the hour and he said no I'm not at the minute not that size seeking attention I did not expect it to be to be popular yeah I just want to help people and I just do my job a job he still doing in this crisis.

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'Sailors do not need to die,' warns captain of coronavirus-hit U.S. aircraft carrier

Morning Edition

01:36 min | 1 year ago

'Sailors do not need to die,' warns captain of coronavirus-hit U.S. aircraft carrier

"We are not at war sale sailors do not need to die those are the words of the commander of an American nuclear aircraft carrier in a letter to his superior has dozens of sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt are sick after being infected with corona virus that's why captain Brad crozier wrote a plea for help he asked the Pentagon for permission to remove nearly all the crew from the ship so they could practice social distancing while the ship is disinfected our Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman joins us with more Tom I'm just tell us what we know right now about the situation on board the president will racial the carriers no doctor in Guam and as you say Brad crozier the captain wants to take all four thousand so sailors off the ship find lodging for them ashore and disinfect the ship the reports of more than dozens but anywhere from fifty to two hundred have already tested positive for the virus and he says the virus is accelerating that's his word now the top officer for the Pacific Fleet admiral John Ackley no spoke to reporters last night he declined to reveal any numbers about those infected and he clearly doesn't want to remove all four thousand sales at once as a captain once he says the ship has to be ready for any crisis he insisted he in the in the captain are all quote on the same sheet of music he said they would rotate sailors off the ship get them tested quarantine if necessary and he's still looking for a better lodging maybe hotels on Guam he didn't say how long all this would

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'We'll get through this': Mike Pence says 'no question' there will be more coronavirus cases, but 'we're ready'

Weekend Edition Sunday

07:17 min | 1 year ago

'We'll get through this': Mike Pence says 'no question' there will be more coronavirus cases, but 'we're ready'

"You it's been a dramatic few days of developments related to the corona virus Washington state announced several first yes date the first death of someone in the U. S. infected with the virus the first health worker to be infected and the first potential outbreak at a long term care facility outside Seattle more than fifty people are being tested for the corona virus the trump administration has also ramped up its response and here to bring us up to speed is NPR science reporter Selena Simmons Duffin high Selena hi Lisa so president trump held a press conference yesterday with members of the coronavirus task force what did we hear the president announced first of all that there had been the first U. S. death trump said the victim was a woman but authorities later confirmed it was actually a man in his fifties with underlying health conditions and he was in Kirkland Washington near Seattle vice president pence also announcing that press conference new travel restrictions in areas that have seen recent outbreaks are Ron and parts of South Korea and Italy up president trump also took a few questions and some of them referred to the fact that he used the word hoax in connection to corona virus on Friday he tried to clarify he was referring to Democrats criticism of the response not the virus itself so at the end of the week there were reports of a few positive cases that appear to be community spread in California Oregon meaning not connected to travel to Asia other affected areas the contracted rate here in the U. S. and now there are several more confirmed in Washington state potentially dozens more what's going on so the big change was that public health officials started looking for cases differently the medical director for infectious disease at the hospital evergreen health explained how it happened at a press conference yesterday he said that the guidelines about who should be tested changed last week you no longer need to travel history or close contact with somebody with corona virus so evergreen health looked at its patients and sought to with no travel history who are very sick with respiratory infections with the new guidelines they became candidates to test for crown of fight virus and both tested positive so one was the patient in his fifties who sadly died the other was a resident of this nursing home life care center in Kirkland local health officials realize that a health care worker from life care was sick as well she tested positive and that's what led officials to look into this possible outbreak so these might not be new cases then right exactly the remember the symptoms look a lot like the flu and it's flu season and health officials say most cases are mild so people might not be even going to the hospital for them so now that the new guidelines for food to test has changed and there are these new abilities for local labs around the country to do more testing we will likely see many more positive cases it's hard to know at this point how many more are out there a health official from Seattle king county said in yesterday's press briefing these newly confirmed cases are likely quote the tip of the iceberg but it's important to remember overall the risk to the American public is still low the important thing to do with the thoroughly washing your hands keeping away from sick people all of those method measures that you can take to protect yourself and prevent the spread the messages be vigilant but don't panic that's NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin thank you so much thank you the US has signed a deal with the Taliban that aims to end the eighteen year war in Afghanistan the longest in American history but there's already a glitch Afghan president Ashraf Ghani says he will free thousands of Taliban prisoners as yesterday's the deal called for joining us to talk about that is NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman he spent years in batting with US and Afghan forces good morning Tom Taylor so the agreement for less than a day old and there's already a problem how serious is it that on he says he won't release the prisoners well we don't know yet and I'm sure the U. S. and NATO officials will be reaching out quickly to Connie no the release of five thousand Taliban prisoners were supposed to be a precondition of the Taliban Afghan talks slate to begin soon Connie says he's not ready to release any prisoners before talks begin he said that prisoner release was not a promise the U. S. could make I I think it shows what many predicted the most difficult step was not a U. S. Taliban agreement but one between the Afghans and the Taliban so they're about twelve thousand US troops in Afghanistan what are they doing and and when will they begin to leave well right now they're training Afghan troops and also together with Afghan commandos going after terror groups like ISIS the U. S. troops will drop to eighty six hundred in the next several months but the military still says at that number the cans of both train Afghans in go after ISIS or other terrorist the agreement says all U. S. troops out in fourteen months no Layla that's faster told than some earlier plans to draw down in two years so either the Taliban pressed hard for a better deal or president trump just wanted the troops out faster so is it realistic than depends who you ask one official told me the time line is he called it optimistic and said the Taliban has to abide by the agreement to stop attacks break with al Qaeda and open talks with Afghan officials but here's the thing last September right when an earlier U. S. Taliban peace agreement was about to be signed the U. S. attacked in el Qaida cell in western Afghanistan and American officials told me when I was in Afghanistan at that time that the Taliban were also working with al Qaeda in the east near the Pakistan border so some question whether the Taliban will really break with al Qaeda so then how does the U. S. make sure that the Taliban is honoring the agreement well the U. S. in the Taliban will have some sort of a monitoring office in Qatar to make sure everyone abides by the agreement and yeah in in Afghanistan the U. S. and Taliban are communicating by phone or radio to report on what they're seeing on the ground the problem is U. S. troops are in small numbers in largely confined to bases and not out and about around the country like they were in past years you know patrolling with Afghans going into villages one retired general with years of experience in Afghanistan told me as a result there is no way the U. S. can effectively monitor this agreement on the ground or even witness if the Taliban are intimidating the population but the U. S. will stop the troop drawdown if the Taliban doesn't cooperate right that's what they said and it's likely even in the face of some television non compliance the U. S. will continue to draw down then military leaders have long said of course there's no military solution here only a political one resident trump wants to bring what he calls endless wars to a close no I'll be heading to Syria soon labels are check out the U. S. military mission against ISIS the president also is cutting back their their once about two thousand American soldiers in Syria now it's down to about five hundred or so that's NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman Tom

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What's Happening In Baghdad Following Iraqi Parliament Vote To Expel U.S. Forces

All Things Considered

01:43 min | 1 year ago

What's Happening In Baghdad Following Iraqi Parliament Vote To Expel U.S. Forces

"The US has informed the Iraqi government it is moving some forces in the country in line with the request from the Iraqi parliament our parliament has voted request US forces leave in the wake of the killing of an Iranian general in Baghdad Tom Bowman says there were no plans at the moment for US forces to leave entirely defense secretary markers for told a small group of reporters at the U. S. is not made a decision about withdrawing troops from Iraq there was a letter that went out for the American command in Baghdad that talked about re positioning troops within a rack but not actually leaving Iraq and then the general mark Millie the chairman joint chiefs of staff told us that letter was a mistake it should not have been sent out and clearly it cause some confusion NPR's Tom Bowman meanwhile general asper seem to suggest today contrary to comments on Twitter by president trump would be no US attack against Iran in cultural sites Ronnie leaders meanwhile are promising to avenge the U. S. killing of one of their top generals but the country does have other options that do not involve a direct attack on U. S. targets here's NPR's Greg wiry around his long sought to drive US military forces out of the region Trina Parsi of the Quincy institute says the Iranians have no prospect of doing that by force but now there's a potential political path to that goal with Iraq calling on U. S. forces to pack up and go if in the meantime the political situation in the rock leads to the U. S. leaving in may actually enable the values of the clear their little victory and not take any action against the last one Ronnie an attack remains a strong possibility analysts say the country is wary of an open ended military conflict with the U.

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Pentagon says it carried out strikes in Iraq and Syria against a militia blamed for attack that killed US contractor

Raul Campos

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Pentagon says it carried out strikes in Iraq and Syria against a militia blamed for attack that killed US contractor

"The Pentagon says US military forces of carried out strikes in Iraq and Syria NPR's Tom Bowman says they targeted a militia that's blamed for an attack last week that killed a U. S. contractor in Kirkuk the Pentagon said among the targets in both Iraq in Syria include weapons storage facilities in command and control locations the Pentagon says the group kuttab his below used to execute attacks on US and coalition forces this is really been a long time coming the US has said Aronian backed militias have been mounting rocket and mortar strikes for months now including some against the outside your base in Iraq used by American forces but the Kerr cook attack last week was the first that led to the death of an American NPR's

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Turkey-Syria offensive continues; some US troops to stay

Here & Now

04:10 min | 1 year ago

Turkey-Syria offensive continues; some US troops to stay

"As the ceasefire in Syria runs out today there are reports of skirmishes Lean Kurds and Turkish forces but the trump administration may be partially reversing course on a complete withdrawal of troops from Syria defense secretary mark experts said yesterday Dan yet trump ordered the original withdrawal despite objections from world leaders and bipartisan lawmakers NPR Pentagon reporter. Tom Bowman joins us now and Tom US troops left Syria in a hurry but now some might stay how many will remain in wear we'll Tony it looks like maybe a couple of hundred will stay as you say to protect those oilfields Esper- talked about it and actually president trump echoed that at a cabinet meeting he said if troops day it will be to protect the oil now the oil fields as asper said they want to keep them out of the hands of Isis and other groups and it's interesting to note that it wasn't isis it tried to grab the oil of fields last year when I was over there it was Russian mercenaries and they were pushed back by withering US your strikes of the five hundred that tried to grab oilfield about half of them were killed in those airstrikes so it's not just isis in frankly the Russians probably have more firepower in in Moore's fighters could actually roll in there and grab the oilfields but it's a it's a big concern they want to protect oilfields and also kind of use him as leverage wjr against the Syrian government against Russia to come to some sort of agreement in the country okay what have Pentagon officials told you about these plans are they coming straight from the Department of Defense or has the White House had anything to do with them well it's always a mixture of both of the White House course has say we know president trump has said he wants to to remove troops from places like Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan the Pentagon says more needs to be done isis has not been defeated in this case and we still have to stay the course now it's interesting this is the third time that president trump has tried to pull all the troops out of Korea when I was there in February of two thousand eighteen he announced all would be leaving the Pentagon talked him out of it and again in December of two thousand eighteen he said all two thousand troops would come out there was a compromise and they kept one thousand here we are October two thousand nineteen and he said has all one thousand out and now they're people are dragging their feet on that and saying it looks like you know maybe a couple of hundred will stay in Iraq how did Iraqis feel about more military. US military in their country will wreck officials would not all that happy about it when Defense Secretary Esperer announced that he said these troops will be going to western Iraq to continue the fight against Isis from there and the Iraqi officials said wait a minute you haven't received permission to come in and with those extra troops so he is talking to Iraqi officials trying to smooth things over and as he has said they want to continue the Isis it from Iraq but that's going to be very difficult you need troops on the ground to mount ineffective fight what they can do from Iraq if they're allowed to is surveillance. flights maybe some air strikes across border raids perhaps but you really need folks on the ground to go after Isis and we know that President Air Don met today with with Putin and we're learning about the outcome of that meeting with the ceasefire coming to an end very quickly happens next well likely much more fighting between Kurdish fighters and these Turkish backed militias prisoner of Turkey said there are still thirteen hundred fighters left in that safe zone they're trying to create so we'll see what happens but US military officials I talked with say expect a lot more fighting NPR Pentagon reporter. Tom Bowman thank you

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Turkish artillery fire comes close to hitting U.S. outpost

All Things Considered

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Turkish artillery fire comes close to hitting U.S. outpost

"Turkish forces are stepping up their assault on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria amid Pentagon warnings to avoid areas where US forces are present is NPR's Tom Bowman reports an American outpost in the region came under fire yesterday but no US troops were injured the Kurdish fighters who the Turks C. as terrorists allied with militants Kurdish militants in Turkey are actually protecting some of these US bases so we don't know exactly what happened here were the Turks going after these Kurdish fighters that are protecting the U. S. at these bases it's it's again it's still a mystery but again the Pentagon is saying U. S. troops came under fire from Turkish artillery

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Pulling of U.S. Troops in Syria Could Aid Assad and ISIS

Morning Edition

04:43 min | 1 year ago

Pulling of U.S. Troops in Syria Could Aid Assad and ISIS

"President trump says quote I consulted with everybody as he defended his decision to pull US troops from the Turkish Syrian border but to US officials tell NPR that military leaders directly involved in countering ISIS were blind sided by the president's sudden policy shift the move is raising serious concerns that a Turkish invasion in northern Syria could endanger US allies the Kurds who've been fighting alongside the U. S. against the Islamic state even trump's closest friends in Congress say the move will undercut US foreign policy in the region here's Republican senator Lindsey Graham on fox news I expect Americans to do within our national security interest is never in our national security interest to abandon and analyzes help this fight ISIS this never nine national security interest to create conditions for the real American a fight that in a moment we're going to hear directly from the top commander of Kurdish forces in Syria the first I wanna bring it and peers Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman who's following all this hi Tom he Richard you spoke with these two US officials what did they tell you about the president's decision to take these US troops out of this this border area will be said this surprise and also worried in there are several concerns Rachel they fear the Turkey will launch this military operation into north east Syria and leave these American ally Kurdish forces alone to fight Turkey and they worry that those Kurdish forces will a ban and in the anti ISIS fight also the prisons where they're holding ISIS prisoners to focus on Turkey now president trump says he's defeated the caliphate that's true but what he's failed to say is isis is regrouping their slipping back into cities and towns mounting of assassinations and bombings one of the U. S. officials who spoke with NPR says this is reminiscent of last December remember when the president abruptly said he wanted all two thousand US troops out of Syria Pentagon officials convinced trump to keep about a thousand troops in northeast here is to continue to fight against ISIS and that's what you have now but a thousand and all we're talking about though is this troops specifically deployed to the border area and that we understand to be only a couple of dozen but never the less the Pentagon kat blindsided by this I mean what are USFL officials telling you did were they consulted at all well what they're saying is they knew that there was a phone conversation between president trump and president one of Turkey they didn't know what the president would say there was never any inter agency discussion about the way ahead about the policy so the president made his decision in the Pentagon was basically informed of his decision to remove troops there was never any discussion about the policy change what you want to do they were just informed which is the opposite of what president trump said about can all right all right stay with me Tom because I'm gonna play some tape for you earlier this morning we got in touch with the commander of the top commander of this year and democratic forces this is that the Kurdish forces for who have been allied with the US and Syria and the top commanders name is general monsoon Cavani OB R. D. and I want to play some excerpts of our conversation he was speaking through his own translator who was there on the ground with him and I asked the general what the consequences with would be if president trump follows through on this pledge to take these US troops away from the border of this is what he sat let's look because so far we do focus on ice and that most experienced troops off our in our ranks they are taking care of the count in the prisons and the most dangerous people that's we hold him you know what detention facilities attention recognition exhibit with the kings Michelle something case all the American withdrawal from the border areas and the invasion started and the two start their inclusion for sure that one a priority for us it will be to protecting all our areas and our families and that one more folks you ice is likely false it before I'm just repeating what he said we will not be focusing on ISIS as we were before he's talking about having his his troops abandon those post Tom that means ISIS those prisoners would just be released that's possible in their own racial more than ten thousand of these places prisoners and is he said some of his best fighters are guarding them so there's a real concern about if these Kurdish fighters were guarding the prisons move up to fight the Turks who will be guarding the prisons and there's really no answer to that right yeah but it's a very very huge concern among

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Trump says he 'consulted with everybody' on decision to withdraw troops from Syria

Morning Edition

04:42 min | 1 year ago

Trump says he 'consulted with everybody' on decision to withdraw troops from Syria

"President trump says quote I consulted with everybody as he defended his decision to pull US troops from the Turkish Syrian border but to US officials tell NPR that military leaders directly involved in countering ISIS were blind sided by the president's sudden policy shift the move is raising serious concerns that a Turkish invasion in northern Syria could endanger US allies the Kurds who've been fighting alongside the U. S. against the Islamic state even trump's closest friends in Congress say the move will undercut US foreign policy in the region here's Republican senator Lindsey Graham on fox news I expect American to do within our national security interest is never in our national security interest to abandon and analyzes help this fight ISIS this never nine national security interest to create conditions for the real American a fight that in a moment we're going to hear directly from the top commander of Kurdish forces in Syria the first I want to bring it and peers Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman who's following all this hi Tom he Richard you spoke with these two US officials what did they tell you about the president's decision to take these US troops out of this this border area will be said this surprise and also worried in there were several concerns Rachel they fear the Turkey will launch this military operation into north east Syria and leave these American and allied Kurdish forces alone to fight Turkey and they worry that those Kurdish forces will abandon the anti ISIS fight also the prisons where they're holding ISIS prisoners to focus on Turkey now president trump says he's defeated the caliphate that's true but what he's failed to say is isis is regrouping their slipping back into cities and towns mounting assassinations and bombings one of the U. S. officials who spoke with NPR says this is reminiscent of last December remember when the president abruptly said he wanted all two thousand US troops out of Syria Pentagon officials convinced trump to keep about a thousand troops in north the series to continue to fight against ISIS and that's what you have now but a thousand and while we're talking about though is this troops specifically deployed to the border area and that we understand to be only a couple of dozen but never the less the Pentagon kat blindsided by this I mean what are USFL officials telling you did were they consulted at all well what they're saying is a you knew that there was a phone conversation between president trump and president one of Turkey they didn't know what the president would say there was never any inter agency discussion about the way ahead about the policy so the president made his decision in the Pentagon was basically informed of his decision to remove troops there was never any discussion about the policy change what you want to do they were just informed which is the opposite of what president trump said about can all right all right stay with me Tom because I'm in a place and date for you earlier this morning we got in touch with the commander of the top commander of this year and democratic forces this is that the Kurdish forces for who have been allied with the US and Syria and the top commanders name is general Muslim Cavani OB Addi and I want to play some excerpts of our conversation he was speaking through his own translator who was there on the ground with him and I asked the general with the consequences with would be if president trump follows through on this pledge to take these US troops away from the border this is what he sat you don't go away is because so far we see folks on ice and that most experienced troops off our in our ranks they are taking care of that comes in the prisons and the most dangerous people that's we hold him you know what detention facilities that's a negative seventy seven fifteen so in case of the American withdrawal from the border areas and the invasion started good to start their inclusion for sure that one a priority for us each will be to protecting all our areas and our families and let one more folks you when prices likely fox it before I'm just repeating what he said we will not be focusing on ISIS as we were before he's talking about having his his troops abandon those post Tom that means ISIS those prisoners would just be released that's possible in their ritual more than ten thousand of these places prisoners and is he said some of his best fighters are guarding them so there's a real concern about if these Kurdish fighters were guarding the prisons move up to fight the Turks who will be guarding the prisons and there's really no answer to that right yeah but it's a very very huge concern among

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Trump says he ‘consulted with everybody’ on decision to withdraw troops from Syria

Morning Edition

03:52 min | 1 year ago

Trump says he ‘consulted with everybody’ on decision to withdraw troops from Syria

"President trump says quote I consulted with everybody this is what he said as he defended his decision to pull US troops from the Turkish Syrian border but to US officials tell NPR that military leaders directly involved in countering ISIS were blind sided by the president's sudden policy shift the move is raising serious questions concerns that a Turkish invasion in northern Syria could endanger US allied Kurdish forces and strengthen the Islamic state even trump's closest friends in Congress say the move will undercut US foreign policy in the region here senator Lindsey Graham on fox news I expect Americans to do worse than our national security interest is never in our national security interest to abandon an ally who's helped us by doctors this never nine national security interest to create conditions for the re emergence of by that when I turn on and here's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman Tom you spoke with these two US officials what did they tell you about the president's choice to take these American troops out of the Syrian border well they're really stoned and also worried and Rachel there were several concerns the fear Turkey will launch a military operation into northeast area and leave these Kurdish forces aligned with America basically alone to fight Turkey and they worry these Kurdish forces will abandon the anti ISIS fight to focus on Turkey no the caliphate is no more as president trump says but what he failed to say is isis is regrouping slipping back into cities and towns and moaning assassinations and bombings and one of the US officials I spoke with the said this is all reminiscent of last December when the president abruptly said he wanted all two thousand US troops out of Syria Pentagon officials convinced trump to keep about one thousand troops in north east Syria to continue this fight against ISIS somehow that we were or that the then secretary of defense James Mattis actually resigned over that there was one of the reasons you left us right soul did they have a heads up I mean were they caught completely the Pentagon was the Pentagon caught flat footed by the presence decision I'm told a word that date nobody knew how this call was going to go I'm told it ended up being what they call a bad call in the Pentagon was basically informed that these troops will be pulled back there was never any inter agency discussion about the policy it was basically what I'm told a knee jerk from president trump in those troops were pulled out is there a scenario in which ISIS could get stronger because of illness absolutely in ice is still is a big threat it's regrouping into could gain even more strength as a result of this this what the of president trump pulling out these troops there are thousands of ISIS fighters who have gone to ground in Syria and Iraq US troops are working with these local forces to go after them so again the pullback of US forces in the possible military operation by Turkey could make all this work so we should just take a step back because the reason that there are these widespread concerns even among Republicans that Turkey could now attack our allies America's allies the Kurds is because the Turks see the Kurds as terrorists so what does that mean about America's future relationship with Turkey on the national security front I mean are the priorities online when the United States wants Turkey to help with ISIS but Turkey wants to attack the Kurds no turkeys to their their focus will be on attacking the Kurds night on ISIS so that's why you can make things a lot worse and also it could embolden other forces in the area Russian forces Iranian forces in Syrian forces to move into the breach as a result of that so it's really a lot of chaos is what's going on here dangerous kind of vacuum and peers Pentagon correspondent Tom

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Mike Pompeo blames Iran for Saudi Arabia oil attack

Morning Becomes Eclectic

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

Mike Pompeo blames Iran for Saudi Arabia oil attack

"The US secretary of state says Yemen's who the rebels were not behind last weekend's attack on Saudi oil facilities as they claimed Mike Pompeii who's just landed in Saudi Arabia tells reporters the Intel so far points to E. run in P. R. stumbled and has more on what Pentagon sources are telling him I'm told their satellite pictures of around gearing up the missiles in drones and launch sites indicate say that circumstantial evidence but also the center Pentagon forensics team to Saudi Arabia to look at remnants of these missiles at this Saudi facility to determine whether or not they are Iranian missiles and they say that if that's the case it will be clear and convincing evidence that this did come from around this attack in Paris Tom Bowman the Iranian government denies involvement it also warns that if any action is taken against its people it will retaliate president trump. Twitter that his administration plans to impose additional sanctions on

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"tom bowman" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"So things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelley Audie Cornish, coming up a space race against the Soviets nineteen fifty seven Soviets artificial satellite. It looked as though they were now the world's leader science and technology. We needed something big. We needed a big show of force, like nuking the moon. How close that came to happening after news? Live from NPR news in Culver City, California. I'm Dwayne Brown. The top American overseeing. The US mission in northeast Syria says he still working with Turkey for safe zone along its border ambassador, James Jeffrey outlined, the proposal to a house panel today as NPR's Tom Bowman reports. So one thousand American troops are expected to remain in Syria in work with their local partners, Syrian democratic force, or SPF to go after residual state fighters. That's anger Turkey, which she's largely Kurdish STF is no different than the Kurdish separatists in Turkey, Turkey, fears. He will mount attacks across the border. Jeffrey says he's negotiating with Turkey and the SPF to have a local police presence inside a safe zone of undetermined size which would also be monitored by both the US in Turkey. We do not have an agreement yet, but our position is that this is the only secure way for it all. All the people involved Jeffrey also said, he still hoping European troops will join the US and stabilizing northeast Syria. Tom Bowman NPR news Washington US, customs and border protection as reopened one of its largest migrant processing centers in south Texas intake was suspended after an outbreak of a flu related illness. It's the same facility where sixteen year old Guatemalan boy, became ill last week later died at another border patrol station during a hearing on Capitol Hill today, acting homeland security secretary, Kevin michelina defended the administration's policies after they were blamed for the deaths of migrant children. That's an accusation down our men and women fight hard to protect people in our custody every single day. We've asked for this resources three weeks ago and hasn't been responded to by congress, and we've ascertain authorities for the last three years, it would have prevented this from happening. The Trump administration has begun to transfer many migrants awaiting asylum hearings to so called sanctuary cities, citing its lack of resources. This is NPR. An industrial chemical damaging the earth's. Ozone layer.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:20 min | 2 years ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on KCRW

"From NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The woman accusing Virginia Lieutenant governor just in Fairfax of sexually assaulting her. Fifteen years ago has come forward with details of her account. Fairfax denies the assault and has issued his own statement, disputing his accusers version of events. We have more on this from NPR Serra mccamman Vanessa Tyson politics, professor from California says Justin Fairfax now Virginia's Lieutenant governor assaulted her in two thousand four when they were both attending the democratic national convention in Boston in a statement released through her legal team Tyson says, quote, what began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault. She says Fairfax used his physical strength to force her to perform oral sex Tyson. Also says she's coming forward with tremendous anguish in order to set the record straight. Fairfax put out his own statement calling Tyson's allegations surprising and hurtful in stating that the encounter was consensual fair. Fax also said it's important to quote, listen to women when they come forward with allegations of sexual assault or harassment. Sarah, mccamman, NPR news, Washington. The Pentagon is shifting two hundred fifty troops from Arizona to the Texas border with Mexico. The troops will shore up the border in anticipation of a caravan with some two thousand Central American migrants. NPR's Tom Bowman reports the troops were arriving in eagle pass Texas just up river from Laredo to assist border agents. The deployment includes military police, medical personnel and engineers border agents and riot gear already were stationed on the eagle pass international bridge in anticipation of the caravan. Mexican authorities reportedly escorted the migrants for their own protection from Zeta drug cartel members. Who control the area eagle pass is not as heavily protected by border barriers as are more urban areas such as San Diego in El Paso. The Pentagon has also announced deploying another thirty seven hundred active duty. The US troops to the border in the coming weeks. Tom Bowman NPR news Washington. President Trump says he expects a formal announcement probably next week that coalition forces have retaken one hundred percent of the territory held by ISIS. He addressed a gathering at the State Department a short time ago over the past two years, we have retaken more than twenty thousand square miles of land. We have secured one battlefield. We've had victory after victory after victory had retaken both Mozell and Raka. However, fears of a resurgence by ISIS in Syria persist is Trump moves ahead with plans to withdraw US forces from Syria his announcement in December drew protests from allies and let Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Madison's resignation before the close the Dow is down twenty one points to twenty five thousand three hundred ninety. This is NPR news. Good afternoon. It's one zero four I'm Eric Roy with California headlines from KCRW fire gutted a Buddhist temple in garden grove overnight, causing nearly half a million dollars damage, the converted wooden house on me street. Garden will fire captain Bill. Stone tells channel seven that burning candles on a front porch alter apparently sparked the blaze quite possible that prior.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Tearing helping disabled veterans get their pension benefits he died in nineteen ninety eight at age seventy nine it was only recently pauling started getting calls from washington the president would soon be calling she was told about the medal of honor she was skeptical and as it could possibly be a scam because i'm eighty nine years old tape to prey on old people like me she quickly learned it was all true in tomorrow she'll appear at the white house to receive the medal for a man she calls my hero something he should his after i'm gonna be proud to accept it tom bowman npr news washington you're listening to all things considered from npr news sixty thousand people a year die of rabies mostly in asia and africa npr's ava peralta travelled to tanzania to learn about a largescale scientific experiment trying to keep humans and wildlife safe from the disease out here along the edges observing getting national park domestic dogs are not really pets they're used for work security dogs or as hunting partners dr mum zim berry who vaccinates dogs every day at popup clinics like these says owners are just not used to touching them so they're not friendly and they will bite tecom davita hush so you have to although he's beaten cigarettes then he shows me would commonsense looks like with a needle in one hand he stocks around a little dog who knows something is about to go down but the vet is too fast and all the dog can.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:34 min | 3 years ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Late on friday night the trump administration announced new restrictions on transgender troops serving in the military as npr's tom bowman explained the announcement comes as trump's previous ban on transgender servicemembers is still tied up in the courts first of all nothing's going to happen right away the federal courts have blocked any ban on transgender troops in defense secretary jim mattis said today he's not going to talk about it for that reason he also said he outlined his reasoning for the new policy in a memo but it is confusing in there are a lot of questions now mattis said in his memo that there are quote substantial risks to allowing the recruitment or retention of those diagnosed with gender dis fauria he said such people could quote undermine readiness disrupt unit cohesion and impose an unreasonable burden on the military that's not conducive to military effectiveness and lee thallady that's npr's tom bowman and now we're going to talk with one of the thousands of current transgender servicemembers brian fram who also goes by bree is lieutenant journal in the air force welcome to the program thank you for having me i want to start by asking you to respond to what we just heard from tom bowman the defense secretary mattis says transgender servicemembers could undermine readiness disrupt unit cohesion and impose unreasonable burdens on the military has that reflected your own personal experience concerned about what the reaction might be i ran off from my gym hit the elliptical machine in probably burn the motor out with all the nervous energy that i had but when i got back to my desk the reaction was amazing one by one the people that i worked with in my office said it's an honor to serve with you and i was floored because they had it backwards it's an honor to serve with all these great men women in the united states air force that are so accepting and understand that it's about getting the mission done not about who.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on Here & Now

"Because in man bid show the girls are starting to go back to school now isis forced everyone to wear black you couldn't wear any colours we walked into this high school class all girls in bright coloured had jobs paying sin purple zain reds and a lot of them said they're studying english in we asked how many want to go to university in almost every hand went up it's npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman just back from a trip to syria tom thank you you're welcome will nearly a million caribou live in the state of alaska but in the rest of the us care bouar hard to find there is one struggling heard on the border of idaho in washington state and this winter a group of biologists tribal members and volunteers are trudging through forests there to collect the care favorite food 'laeken as part of a lastditch effort to boost the herds numbers emily swing from the northwest news network has more the herd is called the southsouth kirk mountain caravale the animals live in a mountain range fence stretches across the us canada border into northeastern washington state and the idaho panhandle in the winter they head for the mountains and feast on like in that hangs from tree branches to be clear this caribou herd is tiny today these are the last eleven that occupy habitat in a lower 48 that's rate aunt's a biologist he also directs the wildlife program for the callous spell indian tribe once these eleven kirby are gone.

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Here & Now

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on Here & Now

"Because in man bid show the girls are starting to go back to school now isis forced everyone to wear black you couldn't wear any colours we walked into this high school class all girls in bright coloured had jobs paying sin purple zain reds and a lot of them said they're studying english in we asked how many want to go to university in almost every hand went up it's npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman just back from a trip to syria tom thank you you're welcome will nearly a million caribou live in the state of alaska but in the rest of the us care bouar hard to find there is one struggling heard on the border of idaho in washington state and this winter a group of biologists tribal members and volunteers are trudging through forests there to collect the care favorite food 'laeken as part of a lastditch effort to boost the herds numbers emily swing from the northwest news network has more the herd is called the southsouth kirk mountain caravale the animals live in a mountain range fence stretches across the us canada border into northeastern washington state and the idaho panhandle in the winter they head for the mountains and feast on like in that hangs from tree branches to be clear this caribou herd is tiny today these are the last eleven that occupy habitat in a lower 48 that's rate aunt's a biologist he also directs the wildlife program for the callous spell indian tribe once these eleven kirby are gone.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on Here & Now

"Because in man bid show the girls are starting to go back to school now isis forced everyone to wear black you couldn't wear any colours we walked into this high school class all girls in bright coloured had jobs paying sin purple zain reds and a lot of them said they're studying english in we asked how many want to go to university in almost every hand went up it's npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman just back from a trip to syria tom thank you you're welcome will nearly a million caribou live in the state of alaska but in the rest of the us care bouar hard to find there is one struggling heard on the border of idaho in washington state and this winter a group of biologists tribal members and volunteers are trudging through forests there to collect the care favorite food 'laeken as part of a lastditch effort to boost the herds numbers emily swing from the northwest news network has more the herd is called the southsouth kirk mountain caravale the animals live in a mountain range fence stretches across the us canada border into northeastern washington state and the idaho panhandle in the winter they head for the mountains and feast on like in that hangs from tree branches to be clear this caribou herd is tiny today these are the last eleven that occupy habitat in a lower 48 that's rate aunt's a biologist he also directs the wildlife program for the callous spell indian tribe once these eleven kirby are gone.

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Here & Now

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on Here & Now

"Because in man bid show the girls are starting to go back to school now isis forced everyone to wear black you couldn't wear any colours we walked into this high school class all girls in bright coloured had jobs paying sin purple zain reds and a lot of them said they're studying english in we asked how many want to go to university in almost every hand went up it's npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman just back from a trip to syria tom thank you you're welcome will nearly a million caribou live in the state of alaska but in the rest of the us care bouar hard to find there is one struggling heard on the border of idaho in washington state and this winter a group of biologists tribal members and volunteers are trudging through forests there to collect the care favorite food 'laeken as part of a lastditch effort to boost the herds numbers emily swing from the northwest news network has more the herd is called the southsouth kirk mountain caravale the animals live in a mountain range fence stretches across the us canada border into northeastern washington state and the idaho panhandle in the winter they head for the mountains and feast on like in that hangs from tree branches to be clear this caribou herd is tiny today these are the last eleven that occupy habitat in a lower 48 that's rate aunt's a biologist he also directs the wildlife program for the callous spell indian tribe once these eleven kirby are gone.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on Here & Now

"Because in man bid show the girls are starting to go back to school now isis forced everyone to wear black you couldn't wear any colours we walked into this high school class all girls in bright coloured had jobs paying sin purple zain reds and a lot of them said they're studying english in we asked how many want to go to university in almost every hand went up it's npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman just back from a trip to syria tom thank you you're welcome will nearly a million caribou live in the state of alaska but in the rest of the us care bouar hard to find there is one struggling heard on the border of idaho in washington state and this winter a group of biologists tribal members and volunteers are trudging through forests there to collect the care favorite food 'laeken as part of a lastditch effort to boost the herds numbers emily swing from the northwest news network has more the herd is called the southsouth kirk mountain caravale the animals live in a mountain range fence stretches across the us canada border into northeastern washington state and the idaho panhandle in the winter they head for the mountains and feast on like in that hangs from tree branches to be clear this caribou herd is tiny today these are the last eleven that occupy habitat in a lower 48 that's rate aunt's a biologist he also directs the wildlife program for the callous spell indian tribe once these eleven kirby are gone.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on Here & Now

"Because in man bid show the girls are starting to go back to school now isis forced everyone to wear black you couldn't wear any colours we walked into this high school class all girls in bright coloured had jobs paying sin purple zain reds and a lot of them said they're studying english in we asked how many want to go to university in almost every hand went up it's npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman just back from a trip to syria tom thank you you're welcome will nearly a million caribou live in the state of alaska but in the rest of the us care bouar hard to find there is one struggling heard on the border of idaho in washington state and this winter a group of biologists tribal members and volunteers are trudging through forests there to collect the care favorite food 'laeken as part of a lastditch effort to boost the herds numbers emily swing from the northwest news network has more the herd is called the southsouth kirk mountain caravale the animals live in a mountain range fence stretches across the us canada border into northeastern washington state and the idaho panhandle in the winter they head for the mountains and feast on like in that hangs from tree branches to be clear this caribou herd is tiny today these are the last eleven that occupy habitat in a lower 48 that's rate aunt's a biologist he also directs the wildlife program for the callous spell indian tribe once these eleven kirby are gone.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on Here & Now

"Because in man bid show the girls are starting to go back to school now isis forced everyone to wear black you couldn't wear any colours we walked into this high school class all girls in bright coloured had jobs paying sin purple zain reds and a lot of them said they're studying english in we asked how many want to go to university in almost every hand went up it's npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman just back from a trip to syria tom thank you you're welcome will nearly a million caribou live in the state of alaska but in the rest of the us care bouar hard to find there is one struggling heard on the border of idaho in washington state and this winter a group of biologists tribal members and volunteers are trudging through forests there to collect the care favorite food 'laeken as part of a lastditch effort to boost the herds numbers emily swing from the northwest news network has more the herd is called the southsouth kirk mountain caravale the animals live in a mountain range fence stretches across the us canada border into northeastern washington state and the idaho panhandle in the winter they head for the mountains and feast on like in that hangs from tree branches to be clear this caribou herd is tiny today these are the last eleven that occupy habitat in a lower 48 that's rate aunt's a biologist he also directs the wildlife program for the callous spell indian tribe once these eleven kirby are gone.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:11 min | 3 years ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's morning edition from npr news i'm rachel martin and i'm david greene there may still be terrorist attacks carried out in its name but the state of islamic state is really no more isis is down to a handful of enclaves but there are still hundreds of us forces fighting isis in syria and the pentagon says they are sticking around nature pentagon correspondent tom bowman near state department corresponding michelle komen of both here to talk is through what's happening the country hillary both it'd take any time i want to start with you because the trump administration came in talking about no foreign entanglements america first no nation building so why does the us still have troops in syria well they have troops in syria to deal with isis and they consider isis a threat to the united states that's why the us forces are there advising the local troops sir soon the arabs and kurds and the caliphate is quickly coming to an end but they're still little fighting along the border with iraq now defense secretary james mattis told reporters this week that us troops inside syria will remain fighting isis quote as long as they want to fight now most of the americans are advisors working with kurdish and arab forces as i said in madison says that american troops can stay and set the conditions for a political settlement he said were not going to just walk away where does that leave what has been this civil war that we've been following for for so many years if if isis is now do i mean you have our ally said who seems to be ready to win this civil war right michelle so these groups in theory that the united states was backing are the very future for them there's not much of fema cater them what the us is helping us to get them i'm around the table with they sheryl assets government and talk about a future constitution future government the political settlement ussama talking about without bachar alassad there there's been a big question though hanging over what they called process and that is will russia and iran deliver but shara lhasa to negotiations meant to pave the way opposed off said syria that doesn't look likely in.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:59 min | 4 years ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Oh jerry off we question air force general helped orchestrate the air campaign enroll so i'm steve inskeep and i'm rachel martin the pentagon could cut a program that gives immigrants serving in the military a shortcut to citizenship npr's tom bowman explains we look back fifty years to the why it's in newark new jersey the left dozens dead it all started with a rumer monochrome killing the black plus defending the right to smile in brazil it's wednesday july twelve human rights activist malala yousafzai won't years old the news is next my from npr news in washington i'm chorba coleman the senate judiciary committee has open confirmation hearings for christopher ray he is president trump's choice to be fbi director senators on the panel have expressed concern that a new director may come under political pressure raise says if he's confirmed to lead the fbi hi he will be independent from the president i believe to my core but there's only one way to do this job and that is with strict independece by the book playing it straight faithful to the constitution faithful to our laws and faithful to the best practices of the institution ray says he is loyalty is to the us constitution raise nomination as fbi director has one bipartisan support from several former us attorneys that includes former attorney general eric holder who served under president obama president trump has turned to his favorite method of communicating with the public to praise his son as npr's tambur keith report it's donald trump jr has been at the center of a storm since he disclosed emails suggesting the russian government was working to help his father's campaign in a statement on twitter president trump turned in a positive review of his sons performance in an interview with support of host sean hannity on fox news.

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