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Thousands of intel officers refusing vaccine risk dismissal

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 8 months ago

Thousands of intel officers refusing vaccine risk dismissal

"Thousands of intelligence officers who are refusing to get the coveted nineteen vaccine could soon lose their jobs intelligence officers are particularly hard to replace because of the highly specialized work they do and the difficulties involved in completing security clearance checks how many intelligence officers are not vaccinated the office of the director of national intelligence isn't saying CIA director William burns says ninety seven percent of his CIA officers have been vaccinated the congressman Chris Stewart a Utah Republican who's a member of the house intelligence committee says in some agencies the number of unvaccinated workers is as high as forty percent the government's vaccine mandate deadline for civilian employees is November twenty second I'm ready to fall late

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"william burns" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:02 min | 9 months ago

"william burns" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"William burns the director of the CIA is making it clear that China is now the spy agencies main focus For the past two decades the CIA's top priorities were the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan along with terrorism threats throughout the Middle East the pivot to China so to speak begins with a new mission center at CIA headquarters outside Washington D.C. NPR's Greg Myra covers the CIA from our own intelligence agency mission center hey there Greg Hi Steve It's actually just wherever you are I suppose That's the mission center In any event this is a CIA mission center They don't make a lot of public announcements So what's it about that they're actually telling us this in public Right It's really a formal recognition that China cuts across so many key issues a U.S. national security in Asia from Taiwan to North Korea This battle for political influence around the globe from economic competition and next generation technology And it also really reflect President Biden's larger effort to pivot to Asia The Asian general and China in particular are going to be the center of gravity for many of the most important developments in the 21st century In this really doesn't come out of the blue back in July NPR interviewed William burns and he suggested something like this was coming The first thing I'd stress says you look at the CIA's role you know over the next decade you know we're no longer the only big kid on the geopolitical block especially with the rise of China So what does a pivot to China mean or look like in practical terms for this agency So this setting up the mission center will take place at the CIA headquarters and what it means is obviously more staff and resources But in particular recruiting more Mandarin speakers people with specialized expertise on Chinese issues from its economy to its technology But here's the really hard part It means a bigger China operation out in the field sending more U.S. officers abroad to China if possible and elsewhere in Asia and to recruit people that are willing to work with the agency and spy on China And I can't emphasize this enough China is one of the hardest targets in the world from a spy agency perspective A decade ago China uncovered and dismantled a significant part of the CIA's network there And it's vast surveillance web has only become tighter since then just a very difficult place for spies to operate And William burns also spoke about this in his interview with NPR We innovate and how we deal with phenomenon like ubiquitous technical surveillance which is basically what happens when you have smart cities and very advanced capabilities on the part of the Chinese intelligence service to make it much more complicated to do espionage overseas As big as it is China is just one part of the world Do you have a sense of more broadly of how William burns is approaching the world Yeah he wants the CIA to be more attuned to a wider range of non traditional threats And the best example here is the coronavirus the pandemic really upended the entire world And yet it hasn't been the kind of threat that the CIA has aggressively monitored in the past is also climate change which can cause political instability create huge refugee flows things like that So birds is actually created also another mission center It comes with a pretty unwieldy name the transmission transnational and technology mission center Okay well if you expand your efforts in some areas do they reduce them in others Yeah they have to And they've downgraded two existing mission centers Iran in North Korea These were both set up at the beginning of the Trump administration to keep an eye on those countries nuclear programs Greg thanks so much My pleasure That's NPR's Greg Marie This.

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CIA creates working group on China as threats keep rising

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 9 months ago

CIA creates working group on China as threats keep rising

"The Central Intelligence Agency says it's creating a top level working group on China CIA director William burns calls China the most important geopolitical threat of the twenty first century now the agency is creating a China mission center part of a broad government effort focused on countering Beijing's influence the Biden administration has warned of what it describes as rising Chinese aggression on a range of security and economic issues at the same time it sought common ground with Beijing on issues like climate change in North Korea the C. I. A. says it will ramp up efforts to recruit Chinese speakers it's also creating a mission center focusing on emerging technologies in global issues such as climate change and global health Ben Thomas Washington

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"william burns" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

The Diane Rehm Show

03:52 min | 10 months ago

"william burns" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

"There wasn't open warfare in kabul At the same time you have threats from terrorist groups like the islamic state which was responsible for that awful suicide bombing that killed thirteen service members and more than one hundred afghans outside airport. So look it was. It was a bad chaotic situation But to me is somebody who covered the military. For many years it could have been far worse. It was clear the biden administration hadn't planned well for it. But you know we're really fortunate that the loss of life wasn't greater there could have been a plane shot down. There could have been more bombings. We could have had shootouts with the taliban for days on end so i think in the end the by administration was fortunate but you're right binds going to historically he'll be the one president who said i ended the war unpopular war But he also has to take responsibility for how that how that unfolded so how could hit to have been a better way. Well this is. This is twenty twenty. Hindsight but obama clearly wanted. He promised to end. The war in promised to withdraw. Us troops but if he'd stuck with his original plan to pull out us troops by the end of his second term at that point. The afghan government was stronger in the taliban was weaker. Now maybe in the end the taliban still would have taken over but i think the evacuation could have unfolded in a more orderly fashion. The plan was to hand over responsibility for all security to the afghan army and police during obama's term. And if he truly done that and pulled out. Us troops things would have been a lot smoother. Who knows how long the afghan government would have remained in power but that would have been on them and the us wouldn't have had this direct involvement. So in retrospect that was the clear time to do it. They ended up just postponing for seven years the inevitable which was that the taliban were gonna come back into power. So what do you think could happen now that the taliban is in charge the you as it is gone what the taliban want from the us in order to keep afghanistan quiet. It's a fascinating situation. So here's the enemy. We have been fighting for the better part of two decades yet. The taliban would like nothing more at this point then have diplomatic recognition from the united states. They had asked by administration to keep the embassy open because they want humanitarian aid and economic aid to keep flowing to the country. Afghanistan is highly the the economy is highly dependent on us aid and aid from other donor countries. And if the us turns off the taps to that the afghan Economy could collapse in the taliban very cognizant this and they want support and help from the us government. There's also interesting cooperation on counterterrorism. You may recall this director. William burns recently flew into kabul and met with the taliban leadership and clearly they were discussing among other things whether the taliban and us intelligence could work together against groups like islamic state in afghanistan You know islamic state's terrorist group that is hostile toward the taliban taliban believe it or not is to moderate and not pure enough and the taliban is is fighting islamic state so this could be a situation where the us and the taliban actually worked together on security issues but if the.

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"william burns" Discussed on NBC Nightly News

NBC Nightly News

02:07 min | 11 months ago

"william burns" Discussed on NBC Nightly News

"Biden announced late today. That the us is on pace to finish the removal of us citizens and military troops from afghanistan by the august first deadline. The president however leaving the door open to stay longer acknowledging contingency planning underway. The us tonight caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place on one side the enormous challenge of getting the last of american safely out while at the same time demobilizing the last of our troops there on the other side the risk of renewed conflict with the taliban and potential terror attacks tonight the pace of evacuation flights is picking up. But will it be quick enough as the clock. Winds down peter. Alexander has late details tonight with a frantic rush to evacuate stranded americans and desperate afghans despite pleas from us allies at a g seven meeting this morning to stay longer. President biden is sticking with his self imposed august thirty first deadline for us forces to leave afghanistan. We're currently on a pace to finish by august. thirty first. the sooner we can finish the better. It follows a secret meeting monday in afghanistan between cia. Director william burns and a top taliban leader who previously spent eight years in prison after being arrested by the cia after the meeting the taliban declaring the us bust go by the end of the month as promised threatening consequences if not the president today saying. He's asked for contingency plans to stay longer if needed but that he's worried about terror attack there. I'm also mindful of the increasing risks. And i've been. I've been briefed on every day. We're on the ground is another day. We know that isis k. Seeking to target the airport tonight. Us officials tell nbc news. Four thousand americans and their families have been evacuated from afghanistan but thousands more remain trapped the. Us is still relying on the taliban. We'll have safe passage for americans to the airport that the state department warns is a dangerous trip and the taliban is now vowing to block afghans from leaving. The white house says evacuations have accelerated twelve thousand people in the last twelve

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Biden Sticks to Afghan Deadline, Resisting Pleas to Extend Evacuation

NBC Nightly News

02:07 min | 11 months ago

Biden Sticks to Afghan Deadline, Resisting Pleas to Extend Evacuation

"Biden announced late today. That the us is on pace to finish the removal of us citizens and military troops from afghanistan by the august first deadline. The president however leaving the door open to stay longer acknowledging contingency planning underway. The us tonight caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place on one side the enormous challenge of getting the last of american safely out while at the same time demobilizing the last of our troops there on the other side the risk of renewed conflict with the taliban and potential terror attacks tonight the pace of evacuation flights is picking up. But will it be quick enough as the clock. Winds down peter. Alexander has late details tonight with a frantic rush to evacuate stranded americans and desperate afghans despite pleas from us allies at a g seven meeting this morning to stay longer. President biden is sticking with his self imposed august thirty first deadline for us forces to leave afghanistan. We're currently on a pace to finish by august. thirty first. the sooner we can finish the better. It follows a secret meeting monday in afghanistan between cia. Director william burns and a top taliban leader who previously spent eight years in prison after being arrested by the cia after the meeting the taliban declaring the us bust go by the end of the month as promised threatening consequences if not the president today saying. He's asked for contingency plans to stay longer if needed but that he's worried about terror attack there. I'm also mindful of the increasing risks. And i've been. I've been briefed on every day. We're on the ground is another day. We know that isis k. Seeking to target the airport tonight. Us officials tell nbc news. Four thousand americans and their families have been evacuated from afghanistan but thousands more remain trapped the. Us is still relying on the taliban. We'll have safe passage for americans to the airport that the state department warns is a dangerous trip and the taliban is now vowing to block afghans from leaving. The white house says evacuations have accelerated twelve thousand people in the last twelve

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Biden Says US Will Complete Afghan Pullout by 31 August

NBC Nightly News

02:02 min | 11 months ago

Biden Says US Will Complete Afghan Pullout by 31 August

"Biden announced late today. That the us is on pace to finish the removal of us citizens and military troops from afghanistan by the august first deadline. The president however leaving the door open to stay longer acknowledging contingency planning underway. The us tonight caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place on one side the enormous challenge of getting the last of american safely out while at the same time demobilizing the last of our troops there on the other side the risk of renewed conflict with the taliban and potential terror attacks tonight the pace of evacuation flights is picking up. But will it be quick enough as the clock. Winds down peter. Alexander has late details tonight with a frantic rush to evacuate stranded americans and desperate afghans despite pleas from us allies at a g seven meeting this morning to stay longer. President biden is sticking with his self imposed august thirty first deadline for us forces to leave afghanistan. We're currently on a pace to finish by august. thirty first. the sooner we can finish the better. It follows a secret meeting monday in afghanistan between cia. Director william burns and a top taliban leader who previously spent eight years in prison after being arrested by the cia after the meeting the taliban declaring the us bust go by the end of the month as promised threatening consequences if not the president today saying. He's asked for contingency plans to stay longer if needed but that he's worried about terror attack there. I'm also mindful of the increasing risks. And i've been. I've been briefed on every day. We're on the ground is another day. We know that isis k. Seeking to target the airport tonight. Us officials tell nbc news. Four thousand americans and their families have been evacuated from afghanistan but thousands more remain trapped the. Us is still relying on the taliban. We'll have safe passage for americans to the airport that the state department warns is a dangerous trip and the taliban is now vowing to block afghans from leaving.

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"william burns" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

03:58 min | 11 months ago

"william burns" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Director William Burns had a meeting with the leader of the Taliban. Uh um Okay? For what reason? Because that's what you do. What was the value? What was the point? What was What was gained from it. That's of course, the question. The answer is, it's going to be nothing. Well, we see deadlines extended. What are deadlines? Who are we paying attention to? Well, deadlines matter now since we pulled the military out first. That's not to say we're still gonna have troops there. It's just what we had in order to control situation is gone. Now I don't mean to double up on the conversation. I just think that you know the conversation is important. There are other conversations. That are being had out there. Here's here's one of them. Police found 300 unopened recall ballots in California along with a gun and drugs in a car in a 7 11 parking lot. Feel great power that could be the bag of weed. Oh, everything is better with a bag of weed is the only officer never meet because everything is better with a bang. See other things are going on in the world. Tony Katz, Tony Katz today It's good to be with you. 8334688669 would love to hear from You 833 got Tony. Alright, It was pills. Not weird, but it's the only song I have. And I didn't have a pill song Fighter pills song. I would I would have done that. Okay, again. It was pills. It was pills. I am told that that mail in ballots are fine and and and my gosh perfectly safe. And if you believe that there's election fraud, you're just ridiculous and silly 300. Mail ballots. For the upcoming recall election. Gun and drugs. 7 11 in Torrance. What do you What do you think is happening? The biggest problem we have Is that we are People who want to pay attention things and want to dig into things and they are people working everywhere. Every single place over and over and over and over again. They don't stop. They don't quit. They don't rest. They don't sleep. Anybody who tells you that voter fraud doesn't happen is lying to you about voter fraud. Of course, it happens. And, of course, Melon balloting makes it easier. Every rational person knows this. Every single one. The only people who don't know this Well, that's not true. The only people who say they don't know this are people who are absolutely willing to lie to get their political ideology forward. That is all. No other way to look at it. Meanwhile, the Dow is up 50. And Again, with with Nancy Pelosi delaying the vote on Biden's economic agenda. The issue here is that not everybody is cool with the idea of a $3.5 billion or sorry trillion dollar budget. And the centrists in the party are like Yeah, we're not. We're not there. A little too much. Sorry. We can't do it and Pelosi's out of her mind. She's like everybody get in line and vote. And they're like Mm hmm..

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Biden Admin Doesn't Know the Number of Stranded Americans in Afghanistan

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:24 min | 11 months ago

Biden Admin Doesn't Know the Number of Stranded Americans in Afghanistan

"Breaking news the washington post this morning as director william burns met with the The senior leader of the taliban yesterday in kabul william burns went over. There secretly held the meeting face to face with abdul. Ghani bara dr It's the highest face to face encounter between the taliban in the bite administration boras also man who met with Titrate state mike pompeo last year. I'm joined by byron. York of the washington examiner byron does that maybe give us the clues to why the administration is being so secretive as to what is going on and the timeline in kabul hallel byron. You might be on go ahead. you're on now okay. It could but it underscores the perhaps the ugliest fact of this entire affair which is that. The united states is dependent on the good graces of the taliban. It sounds insane to say that but we are dependent on the good graces of the taliban to get americans out american citizens american Not forces and those Afghans who aided the american military effort. So the the fact that you know. We're having meetings with the taliban. In which in this case i think has to be done. Underscores the dependence position that the president has put us in here now bar. Dr of course does not control al qaeda or isis or any of the other splinter groups. That are there. It is unclear to me whether or not we actually have operational security guarantees from the taliban. But the thing that i'm certain about we don't know how many americans are there and i doubt that the united states government does but do you think they have at least a minimum number. They might release to us byron. Well i was relieved to find out yesterday that there are not stranded not stranded because the white house told me that But i think it's an well. Let's say this if the if the us government knows how many americans are there and he's not saying I don't know the explanation for that. But i'm taking them at their word that they literally do not know how many americans are in afghanistan

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"william burns" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:38 min | 11 months ago

"william burns" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"A director William Burns has met with the top Taliban leader in Kabul, according to U. S official familiar with the matter. NPR's Greg Murray reports. This marks the highest level meeting between the by administration and the Taliban since they were took Afghanistan. CIA Director Burns and the Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, held talks Monday in the Afghan capital, according to the U. S official. The CIA declined to comment, and there was no word on what they discussed. However, the most pressing issue is whether the U. S air lift at the Kabul airport will continue beyond President Biden Self imposed deadline of August 31st. Biden says the end of the month is still the target, though it will be difficult, if not impossible, to meet his goal of flying out all U. S citizens and at risk Afghans by that date. The Taliban say a continued U. S presence would cross a red line and there would be unspecified consequences. Greg Murray NPR NEWS Washington The Afghanistan crisis was center stage A today's virtual meeting of Group of seven leaders. President Biden is facing pressure from allies to negotiate more time for evacuations beyond the August 31st deadline. NPR's Kelsey Snell says Biden's also facing criticism from Congress. There is real bipartisan criticism of the way this has been handled. I would say that in particular, Republicans are extremely critical. Democrats, on the other hand, have been a little bit more nuanced. They generally criticize the manner in which the withdrawal was handled. But they say it was, you know, they say it was chaotic and should have been predicted, but some still support the ultimate goal of leaving Afghanistan. NPR's Kelsey Snell reporting. House Democrats vote today on a plan to advance to major parts of President Biden's domestic agenda, a $1 trillion infrastructure bill and $3.5 trillion budget framework. But they have to overcome internal opposition to linking both legislations. A group of centrist Democrats wants to vote first on the bipartisan infrastructure plan that passed the Senate before the House addresses the much larger spending framework that has no Republican support. Today is the deadline for the U. S. Intelligence community to deliver report on what they've learned about the origins of the coronavirus. Here's NPR's Geoff Brumfield. There are two theories about where the coronavirus came from. One is that it started in the wild, possibly in bats, the others that it came from a laboratory in China. In May, President Biden ordered the nation's intelligence agencies to conduct a 90 day review of everything they had on the question. Since then, the agencies have been poring over things such as intercepted communications and databases to see if there's anything they've collected that might provide answers. The findings will be briefed to the president and Congress. An unclassified version of the report is expected to be released soon. Geoff Brumfield NPR NEWS Washington The Dow is up 33 point since he opened a 3 35,069. This is NPR. This is W N. Y. C. New York governor Kathy Huckle says rent relief will be one of her top priorities. Now that she has been officially sworn in. She inherits a $2.7 billion rent relief program that has been mired in red tape and slow to help New Yorkers who need help to stay in their homes. The state's eviction moratorium expires in a week after her ceremonial swearing in at the state Capitol Hotel, said Getting aid to renters tops her agenda. It needs to be in their hands so they can start getting their lives back in order and really reducing some of the incredible stress that these families and individuals are under. It's not absolutely unnecessary. Double G M C will carry Hucles first addressed as governor at three P.M. Today. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued a vaccine requirement for teachers and state employees in a bit to stop Covid 19. Public. NYC is Karen. He has more. The new rules apply to workers across New Jersey's public and private schools, as well as its state agencies. They will have to get fully vaccinated by October 18th or agree to testing once or twice a week. Murphy says. The order extends to all part time and full time school employees, including custodians, food service workers and substitute teachers, School staff and students will also be required to mask while indoors. Contract workers at state offices and employees at public state universities and colleges must follow. This fax or test plan to the announcement comes the same day that federal officials fully approved the Pfizer vaccine and that New York City public schools launched a vaccine mandate. Sunny today with a high near 90 Tonight, mostly clear with the lower around 73 Wednesday's sunny with a high near 91, then hot again on Thursday and Friday..

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"william burns" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

04:33 min | 11 months ago

"william burns" Discussed on WBUR

"CIA director William Burns has met with the top Taliban leader in Kabul, according to a U. S official familiar with the matter. NPR's Greg Murray reports. This marks the highest level meeting between the Bite administration and the Taliban since they were took Afghanistan. CIA Director Burns and the Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, held talks Monday in the Afghan capital, according to the U. S official. The CIA declined to comment, and there was no word on what they discussed. However, the most pressing issue is whether the U. S. Air lifted the Kabul airport will continue beyond President Biden Self imposed deadline of August 31st. Biden says the end of the month is still the target, though it will be difficult, if not impossible, to meet his goal of flying out all U. S citizens and at risk Afghans by that day. The Taliban say a continued U. S presence would cross a red line and there would be unspecified consequences. Greg Murray NPR NEWS Washington The Afghanistan crisis was center stage at today's virtual meeting of Group of Seven leaders. President Biden is facing pressure from allies to negotiate more time for evacuations beyond the August 31st deadline. NPR's Kelsey Snell says Biden is also facing criticism from Congress. There is real bipartisan criticism of the way this has been handled. I would say that in particular, Republicans are extremely critical. Democrats, on the other hand, have been a little bit more nuance. They generally criticize the manner in which the withdrawal was handled. But they say it was, you know, they say it was chaotic and should have been predicted, but some still support the ultimate goal of leaving Afghanistan. NPR's Kelsey Snell reporting. House Democrats vote today on a plan to advance to major parts of President Biden's domestic agenda, a $1 trillion infrastructure bill and $3.5 trillion budget framework. But they have to overcome internal opposition to linking both legislations. A group of centrist Democrats wants to vote first on the bipartisan infrastructure plan that passed the Senate before the House addresses the much larger spending framework that has no Republican support. Today is the deadline for the U. S. Intelligence community to deliver report on what they've learned about the origins of the coronavirus. Here's NPR's Geoff Brumfield. There are two theories about where the coronavirus came from. One is that it started in the wild, possibly in bats, the others that it came from the laboratory in China. In May, President Biden ordered the nation's intelligence agencies to conduct a 90 day review of everything they had on the question. Since then, the agencies have been poring over things such as intercepted communications and databases to see if there's anything they've collected that might provide answers. The findings will be briefed to the president and Congress. An unclassified version of the report is expected to be released soon. Geoff Brumfield NPR NEWS Washington The Dow is up 33 point since the opened a 3 35,069. This is NPR. This is 90.9, WB, you arm. I'm Jack Lepi. Ours in Boston students will likely be required to wear face masks for at least the beginning of the new school year. State's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted this morning to give State Education Commissioner Jeff Riley the authority to enact that mandate. Riley said he plans to put the mandate in place until at least October 1st to help keep students and staff safe. Local health experts say they believe the FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine may help get more people in Massachusetts vaccinated. Latest state data show. Nearly 4.5 million people have been fully vaccinated in Massachusetts Deputy Burk Jaime Melo Bologna has more doctor Davidson Hammer, infectious diseases physician at Boston Medical Center. Tells w bur this approval is good news and could mean more vaccine mandates. I anticipate we're going to be hearing daily about different large organizations you have both state and and then private corporations as well as schools, universities, colleges that haven't already made. That decision will be going towards mandatory vaccination. And Dr Hammer says full FDA approval is reassuring to some people who have been hesitant to roll up their sleeves to be vaccinated for 90.9. W bur. I'm Jamie Bologna this afternoon, Boston City councilors will discuss a measure aimed at offsetting climate change by strengthening protections for the city's tree canopy. Councilor Liz Brandon is co sponsoring the measure, which requires those who cut down a public tree to plant a new one within a year. She says trees are scarce since some Boston.

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"william burns" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:39 min | 11 months ago

"william burns" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"In Kenmore. No timeline yet for when full service will be restored. Let's update. Afghan President Biden holding a virtual meeting with G seven members today who are urging him to extend his deadline for withdrawing from Afghanistan by the end of this month. But this is something the Taliban is warning will not be tolerated. She Bs is Roxana Saberi is in Qatar destination for many of the Afghan evacuees, US says For now the Taliban are cooperating with American troops at the airport. Taliban spokesman Sohail Shaheen told us the August 31st deadline is a red line. It is a violation. Violation of the commitment. That President Biden. Has made in the capital. Signs of everyday life are returning, though now Taliban flags are for sale, and banks and schools are still closed. Also today, reports that CIA Director William Burns met with the Taliban's de facto leader secretly in Kabul yesterday, and a White House official announces more than 21,000. People were flown out of Afghanistan the past 24 hours. That suggests that the Taliban is working, at least for the officials at Kabul airport right now on getting people out. All right, it's 11 08. And let's see was cooking in the world of Tracy junkie. I wish it was Christmas songs or maybe blueberry scones. But what do you have for us? Have best by Laura he which did a huge business last year as people rushed to upgrade devices for working and learning.

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"william burns" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

01:51 min | 11 months ago

"william burns" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"Live from NPR News in Washington on Korova Coleman. CIA director William Burns Method defacto head of the Taliban yesterday in Kabul, according to a U. S official familiar with the matter. The meeting comes as the US hurriedly evacuates thousands of Americans from Kabul and Afghans who fear retaliation. President Biden is meeting virtually with G seven leaders. Today They're asking him to delay his August 31st deadline to leave Afghanistan because of the air left the Taliban oppose this. The U. N human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says she has credible reports of summary executions in areas controlled by the Taliban. She has other reports showing women's rights are being restricted in Afghanistan. Bachelet is urging the Taliban to respect the rights of all Strongly urged the Taliban to adopt norms of responsive governance and human rights and to work to reestablish social cohesion and reconciliation, including through respect for the rights of all who have suffered during the decades of conflict, she says a red line will be the Taliban's treatment of women and girls. House Democrats plan to vote today on a plan to advance the majority of President Biden's domestic agenda. NPR's Kelsey Snell reports. Democratic leaders are working to overcome opposition within their own party. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi worked late into the night in an attempt to move forward with a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and $3.5 trillion budget framework. Group of centrist Democrats have objected to a plan to tie the fate of the two bills together. The centers want to vote on the Senate passed infrastructure spending before moving ahead with the broader spending package. Democrats say the budget framework is critical because it's the only opportunity for Democrats to try to pass major elements of Biden's agenda, including spending on childcare, climate change and education, all without the threat of a Republican filibuster in the Senate. Republicans hope to pass both bills..

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 UN Rights Chief Warns of Abuses Amid Taliban's Afghan Blitz

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | 11 months ago

UN Rights Chief Warns of Abuses Amid Taliban's Afghan Blitz

"Michelle Bachelet U. N. human rights chief is urging the human rights council to take action to monitor the right situation in Afghanistan in the wake of the swift Taliban takeover specialist to seeking to ensure international attention on the country does not wane talking with the media she says that will ready credible reports of serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses taking place in many areas on the effective Taliban control on that's fueling fears of what that rule might hold the week before U. S. forces planned withdrawal they include among others summary executions of civilians on OR the combat members of the Afghan national security forces CIA director William burns who's met with the Taliban in Kabul amid the ongoing efforts to evacuate people trying to flee I'm Charles de Ledesma

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"william burns" Discussed on Up First

Up First

04:27 min | 1 year ago

"william burns" Discussed on Up First

"Ware helps companies navigate. Change meeting them where they are and getting them where they want to be. Faster vm. ware. Welcome change the. Us military's leaving afghanistan. But some americans will stay. Diplomats will and so will american spies. Cia will remain the gather intelligence in a country where the security situation is devolving. The trend lines all of us today or certainly troubling. The taliban are making significant military advances. They're probably in the strongest military position. They've been in since two thousand and one that's new. Cia director william burns speaking in an exclusive interview with our colleague. All things considered host mary. Louise kelley who is with us now. Good morning mary. Louise good morning you two so we know that there are. Us intelligence reports suggesting that the afghan government could fall as soon as six months after us troops. Leave what it director burns. Tell you about that. He acknowledged that is definitely a possibility but he also stressed. The afghan government retains significant military capabilities. Here he is the big question. It seems to me until my colleagues said. See ya an across. The intelligence community is whether or not those capabilities can be exercised with the kind of political willpower and unity of leadership. That's absolutely essential to resist the taliban. So as i said the trend lines are certainly troubling. I i don't think that that should lead us to foregone conclusions or a sense of imminence or inevitability so not inevitable that the government will fall noel but things sure don't look great and he admitted it and he said the key on how this tips is going to be. It will come down to the will of the afghan government. And then how did he say. The as work is going to change their wants..

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CIA to Expand Havana Syndrome Inquiry

All Things Considered

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

CIA to Expand Havana Syndrome Inquiry

"Says it's established a task force to look into the so called Havana syndrome, the mystery ailment that's had dozens of U. S officials abroad in recent years. NPR's Greg Marie explains. Officials have suffered chronic migraines, dizziness and memory loss. The CIA said the task force will work with other government agencies to further investigate the cause of ailments so severe they forced some officers to retire. A report commissioned by the State Department said last December that microwave radiation is the most plausible cause. More than 40. Diplomats and a smaller number of intelligence officers have suffered symptoms in Cuba, China and Russia and suspected foreign spy agency is to blame. President Biden's nominee to lead the CIA. William Burns said it is confirmation hearing last week that he would make it a priority to find out who was responsible. Greg my RE NPR NEWS Washington

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CIA Nominee William Burns Talks Tough On China

Glenn Beck

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

CIA Nominee William Burns Talks Tough On China

"Calling predatory leadership the biggest geopolitical test for the U. S. Crosses. Sharon help earn is live on Capitol Hill. William Burns just Abide administration sees out competing China as a national security priority describing she's government is a formidable authoritarians adversary methodically strengthening its capabilities to steal intellectual property. Repressed its own people bully its neighbors, expand its global reach and build influence in American society. Burns told the Senate Intelligence Committee. He would recommend US colleges close Chinese government linked programs on their campuses. Burns has been a career diplomat serving as U. S ambassador and Jordan and Russia. Lisa Thanks. Jared America is

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CIA Director Nominee William Burns Testifies at a Confirmation Hearing

The Mock 'N Rob Show

00:16 sec | 1 year ago

CIA Director Nominee William Burns Testifies at a Confirmation Hearing

"Indefinitely now blocked President Bynes order that would put a hold on most deportations for 100 days. Ah, hearing is about to start for CIA director nominee William Burns. Cern's Who's also a negotiator for the Iran nuclear deal under President Obama. And his nomination hearing

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"william burns" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"william burns" Discussed on KQED Radio

"So when William Burns steps into that office and looks that that map of the world what is he looking at? What will be his first priority's? Clearly China is going to be a very, very important issue that he's going to have to Be engaged in from the very beginning, but also interactions with Russia. We need to make sure that we're able to have a dialogue with Russia so we can deal with issues related to a nuclear arms control talks in the Middle East, especially Iran, and given recent developments throughout the Middle East in Yemen and Syria, Iraq and these are areas that Bill Burns has had a lot of experience over the years. So Gina Hospital is the current director of the first woman to head the agency. She seems to have remained out of the spotlight. How would you describe the agency under her tenure? What kind of culture will William Burns be walking into? Donald Trump has been very dismissive of intelligence. And I know that CIA officers really feel as though their hard work. Their sacrifices are not being used in a manner that really helps to contribute to our national security. So I think with the Biden in the White House and Bill Burns at the helm I'm going to be able to realize that the intelligence mission is as critically important as it was before Donald Trump came into office and their work is going to be appreciated. Recognized and used. I mean, really, can the CIA ever be considered a political again? I mean, given how radically the role of intelligence gathering Has been questioned and challenged in the trump era. Yeah, I think the CIA has performed in a political function even during the Trump administration. I think Donald Trump has tried to manipulate and exploit the intelligence process, and unfortunately he's had people like John Radcliffe and Richard Grenell at the as directors of National Intelligence really cater to his whims..

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CIA pick William Burns signals a turn to diplomacy for the nation’s spy agency

PRI's The World

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

CIA pick William Burns signals a turn to diplomacy for the nation’s spy agency

"William burns never worked in an intelligence agency. He's a career foreign service officer known for his diplomatic record so it came as a bit of a surprise to many this week when president elect biden tap burns as his pick to be the next director of the cia former cia director. John brennan was not surprised. He says biden has good reasons for choosing an experienced diplomat as america's spy chief prison biden wants to have a national security team that has worked together before so that they can hit the ground running. Bill brings a combination of experiences as well as the right temperament to deal with these very very challenging issues.

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"william burns" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"william burns" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And Kate you e I f ound North Island Sacramento Now 2, p.m. and time now for the world. Way out the door. Secretary State Mike Pompeo is shaking up American foreign policy, including the way the U. S deals with Taiwan. You're inviting potentially chaos. You're inviting potential for mistakes to be made. Also today, who is President elect Biden's nominee for the next director of the CIA, He is a soft spoken individual. But his words carry tremendous weight and influence We hear about William Burns from a former director of the agency and in Uganda Big Wars about election violence as people prepare to vote on Thursday, and whether that violence is being directed from the top All signs point to the top of the president. The seven E R reporter and Uganda has the latest that, um or today here on the world Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. The FBI says it had some advanced intelligence about an attack by Trump loyalists and extremists in Washington before last week's assault on the U. S. Capitol. However, officials also say they could not necessarily arrest those who only made big online threats. Acting U. S Attorney Michael Sherwin, saying the ongoing investigation since the attack low as 70 people being charged, and hundreds more facing various charges. We're looking at everything from simple trespass to theft of mail to theft of digital devices with inside the Capitol to assault on local officers, federal officers both outside and inside the Capitol..

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"william burns" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"william burns" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"For this president to do damage. He showed that on Wednesday when we were going through what should have been an important historic but ceremonial process of counting the electors. Impeachment is on a fast track and could happen by midweek. The four page article charges Trump with inciting violence against the government of the United States following last week's deadly siege at the U. S. Capitol. President elect DOE Biden says his top priority will be getting more coronavirus vaccinations into the arms of more Americans. After getting his second vaccination in Delaware today, Biden again warned that the ongoing pandemic is going to get worse before it gets better. Then, Biden said he's spoken with lawmakers about the article of impeachment and hopes it there's a Senate trial that there will be time to consider his agenda as well. Dealing with it Half day getting my people loving it confirmed in the Senate, The Washington Monument is being temporarily closed. Following a series of credible threats of violence. The National Park Service confirms it is suspending all tours of the historical site now through January, 24th. Any Americans may be able to get the Corona virus vaccine sooner than expected. That's the word today from former FDA ahead, Scott God leave. There's 47 Million vaccines that have been allocated at about seven million have been injected. So there's about 40 million vaccines that are sitting on a shelf somewhere. Dr. Dudley tells CNBC. He thinks there will be no need for rationing by the end of February. Top ranked Alabama takes on number three Ohio State Tonight in the college football playoff National championship game at Miami Gardens. You're listening to the latest from NBC News radio. President elect Joe Biden's transition team is making another major staffing pick. Biden has chosen former deputy Secretary of State William Burns to be his nominee for director of the CIA. Burns is a career diplomat who has served five administrations both Democratic and Republican in a number of national security positions. Biden says Burn shares his belief that intelligence must be a political Kim Jong Eun has a new title, but he's delivering the same message. Kim's new title given him during the Workers Party. Congress is that of General Secretary Kim had already been the top party official as chairman, but the new title made tightened his grip on the party and the country. He also delivered a message We have heard before promising to build more sophisticated nuclear weapons. The message from Kim may have been directed it incoming President Joe Biden as North Korea continues to try to get out from under crippling economic sanctions. I'm Bill's emptor Meghan Markle is reportedly no longer trying to become a U. K citizen. The actress became Duchess of Sussex when she married Prince Harry and 2018. But the couple has since stepped away from the royal family and moved to California. The world's largest tech show gets underway today. Rather than taking place in its usual spot in Las Vegas. Si es, the consumer electronic show is going virtual this year. Some of the major brands being featured include Sony, Microsoft, Samsung, Intel and L. G. C. E s runs through the 14th. I'm Mark Mayfield and Ranga 10, believed to be the oldest in the world, has died, Officials at the organ zoos say in Ji had to be Ethan ized on Saturday. He was 61 years old and had lived at the zoo in Portland since 1961 or rank of hands can typically live to be around 40 and wild, the zoo's senior primate keeper noted. Arang and hands are at the brink of extinction, especially in Sumatra, where injury came from in mourning her passing another zoo staffer said in jeez ability to connect with people was incredible. She inspired.

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"william burns" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"william burns" Discussed on WTOP

"This morning, President elect Joe Biden has picked a veteran diplomat to be the head of the CIA. William Burns is a former ambassador to Russia and Jordan. He's worked at the State Department for 33 years under both Republican and Democratic presidents. If confirmed, he would become the first CIA chief whose primary experience came while serving in the State Department. Burns was reportedly candidate to be secretary of state. But Mr Biden chose Antony Blinken instead. President elect scheduled to get a second dose of Corona virus vaccine today as he continues efforts to reassure the nation of its safety. Joe Biden received his first dose of the Fizer Corona virus vaccine on live television last month in Delaware. The vaccine shot is the only event on his public schedule today and say the president elect will also receive an intelligence briefing and we'll meet with transition advisers. More essential workers in Northern Virginia will start getting their covert vaccines today. The move comes as the state's Fairfax health district enters phase one be, Fairfax County's Health department said police fire has met corrections and workers at homeless shelters make the list. Others include the county's public schools, employees and people. 75 older States. His other areas. Moving to this next phase include the Health district's of Alexandria, Arlington, Loudon and Prince William. More details on our app and w t o p dot com Matt Small w T O P News. It's 11 37 Enjoy. Thanks, E.

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Biden taps longtime diplomat William Burns for CIA director

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:15 sec | 1 year ago

Biden taps longtime diplomat William Burns for CIA director

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Biden chooses veteran diplomat Burns as CIA director

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Biden chooses veteran diplomat Burns as CIA director

"President elect Joe Biden has tapped a veteran diplomat to head the CIA William burns spent thirty three years at the state department including serving as ambassador to Russia he rose to become deputy secretary of state before retiring to lead a Washington think tank burns has been sharply critical of the trump administration as the president disparaged American spy agency assessments Biden calls burns a man with decades of experience keeping our people and our country safe and says the American people will sleep soundly with burns as the next CIA director if confirmed burns would replace Gina Haspel the first female CIA chief Sager mag Donnie Washington

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"william burns" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"william burns" Discussed on WTOP

"Weaken as it crosses through. So maybe a few rain showers. But that's about it on Friday, this upcoming weekend looking good, but cold temperatures. Now it's chilly out. There were 32 here in Washington, but Fredericksburg, 26, Frederick and 27. Annapolis at 30 at 6 51 new this morning, President elect Joe Biden has chosen veteran diplomat William Burns to be his CIA director. Burns is a former ambassador to Russia and Jordan with a 33 year career at the State Department under both Republican and Democratic presidents. He rose through the ranks of the diplomatic corps to become deputy secretary of state before retiring in 2014 to run the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace Representatives here in the World Health Organization are due to arrive in China. You know this week as it continues investigating into the origins of the Corona virus pandemic, the Chinese government is confirming the arrival of WHL experts, although it is unclear if they'll be traveling to Wuhan. That's the city where the Corona virus was first detected in late 2019 and Associated Press investigation found that the Chinese government has been strictly controlling all domestic research into the origins of the virus and state owned media have been playing up conspiracy theories that suggest the virus could have her. Originated elsewhere. Toby's dinner theater in Columbia, Maryland, is open right now and welcoming guests. The community theater invites you to check out its newest production of Godspell, Based on the Gospel of Matthew, We go through parables of the persistent widow, the heresy and the tax collector, The Good Samaritan, the sewer, the prodigal son and how we can apply them to today. Director Mark Minnick loves the Stephen Schwartz songbook. I got rid of all.

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Defense secretary says troops in Syria will 'temporarily' go to Iraq before returning to US

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

10:46 min | 2 years ago

Defense secretary says troops in Syria will 'temporarily' go to Iraq before returning to US

"Listen first to a little bit from Secretary of Defense Mark Asper talking about the president's decision to withdraw troops from Syria and it has the president's move had moved have been framed by the administration as a decision to get home and out of quote endless wars But secretary experts said that troops from Syria are being relocated to western Iraq the current game plan is for those forces to reposition in western Iraq and then to to missions one is to help defend Iraq and to is to perform a counter isis mission as we sort through the steps that's the secretary of Defense Mark Esperer well joining us now from Washington is Laura Seligman Pentagon correspondent for Foreign Policy Laura Welcome to the show hi thanks for having me so first of all tell us what more we know about these US troops that have been reported as a crossing the border from Syria into Iraq. What's actually going on so what's going on right now is that the US is pretty much making hasty withdrawal from Syria had about one thousand troops in northern Syria left a couple of weeks ago and after the president's decision to move troops from the border which essentially green lighted the Turkish invasion we've sped up or withdrawal so we have I believe there's the US troops are consolidating on in two two points in northern Syria one in the east and one in the West in the east they are now moving out by land by convoy and perhaps possibly helicopter to western Iraq and then over in the West Orleans area near Kabbani they're moving out by airlift so this is serve the end of almost the end of US presence in northern Syria although there was news last night that broke that the president is considering a plan which I believe with presented by Lindsey Graham Senator Lindsey Graham to leave a couple hundred maybe two hundred three hundred perhaps in northern Syria primarily to guard at the oilfields which are currently under Kurdish control from getting into president Syrian President Bashar Assad hands and then they would also have a counter isis mission though it's not clear to me what do you hundred troops can do against both Isis and Assad army okay well so let's see then you mentioned Senator Lindsey Graham let's listen to what he said yesterday on Fox News because of course for the past couple of weeks Senator Graham has it's been very vocally critical of president trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria but here's what he said yesterday on Fox News as I am increasingly optimistic that we can have some historic solutions in Syria that have alluded us for years if we play our cards right so Laura I mean do we know what more grim is talking about why his sudden change of heart and that we can all of a sudden player cards right I think he's probably trying to ACA fine line between what the president wants which is obviously to get US troops home get them out of Syria I get them out of the Middle East and then securing US trust in Syria so we're actually leaving even before this latest plan we were we had been leaving a couple hundred maybe a hundred fifty troops in southern Syria at a small outpost cold Altaf which sort of acting as a buffer for Iran's presence interior it's a it's a very small garrison that's on the border with Jordan where we have the very small base of troops so that was always sort of in the cards and now we have a president trump making another kind of reversal designed to leave a couple of hundred troops in northern Syria. I think that what Lindsey Graham is trying to do is trying to on the one hand we the president and allow him to fulfill his campaign promises while on the other hand keeping residual force in Syria which is really critical to having a stable northern Syria. I mean the Kurds that are there are already civilians are dying for two hundred thousand I believe civilians have been displaced and if this security zone agreement with a Turkey holds it could be more and more people are displaced that area and you have so many interests players there you have Turkey coming in but you also have the Syrian army you also have the the therion rebels the free Syrian army and other Turkish back forces that have been wreaking havoc so it's a chaotic region right now and the presence of U. S. forces are going to be critical to state well I think it well so you mentioned that this cease fire that was brokered by the US last week I mean just let's listen to A moment to former ambassador William Burns who served as ambassador to Russia and as the US Deputy Secretary of state under the Obama Administration he was on CBS face the nation yesterday an he was critical of the trump administration's moves in the past couple of weeks saying that the administration's policy could they long lasting in the region I mean I think there was a smart way and a dumb way to deal with what was a very complicated situation which we had modest leverage in northeast Syria we chose the dunaway and one impulsive presidential phone call we in a sense gave away our leverage and then in a pretty hasty negotiated ceasefire we through the curve under the bus it's former ambassador William Burns on CBS's face the nation yesterday Laura so things seem to be moving so quickly that I just wonder if he might just help walk through whether or not the ceasefire actually was a cease-fire so as of Friday when she star was agreed it sir it was not a ceasefire there were reports all Friday and over the weekend that the Turkish back forces continued shelling the border city of Russia I and and in fact circled the city and would not let medical convoys come in which we're trying to come in and evacuate wounded civilians and I've been in touch with the Kurdish Red Crescent which is one of the only I think medical convoys medical humanitarian groups that is still on the ground there it's just simply too dangerous for most international groups I've been in touch with them and they we're trying to get in all weekend and they told me that many people in fact died due to loss of blood and how am I getting the help that they needed I I'm told that just in yesterday I believe there was another group an American group that was able to get in and evacuate some of the civilians there but in general it's just a horrible nations I think in the last twenty four hours fighting has ceased a little bit although there are still reports of some fighting there is not as much shelling or bombing So I I I have hope right now that the ceasefire is is going to hold and that will allow some time for the Kurdish forces away PG militia to pull back doc which is there they have agreed to do under the ceasefire agreement but but I am still very concerned about all the civilians that have been caught up in this there were reports faces and Torsos these are children and it looks like the Turkish back proxies are are using white phosphorus and potentially other chemicals against the billion so these war crimes are being committed atrocities are happening and it's just an awful situation chemical weapons attacks you're saying on on civilians and children technically white phosphorus is not accountable weapon there's a lot of legalities in that term in fact it's it's not banned in military use but it is a war crime if you said against civilians so lots of technicalities there but if if you're a person who has been burned with white phosphorus I think that the technicalities don't really matter and so then I mean you talked about you talked about the the Syrian forces the Kurdish forces I mean where is there what group if any is ostensibly protecting the civilians as you said some four hundred thousand being or having already been displaced so so recently partnered with the United States to defeat Isis this group it it's very complicated lots of webs of interconnections in this region but but this abyss primarily led by the way PG militia which has links to the PKK which is a terrorist organisation in Turkey that has been waging insurgency in Turkey for the last couple decades so it's it's certainly fair for Turkey TC the PK as a terrorist threat and so that their view of the white PG AF but the the reality on the ground is that the SDS the Syrian why PG the Syrian militia has not weighed aged any attacks on Turkey from Syria in fact what they've been doing is protecting civilians protecting US forces frankly in Syria we've lost I think four. US soldiers in total in the last since two thousand fourteen in Syria compare that to Afghanistan where blue on green attacks are common and the the SDS has been really good ally in the region so it's complicated but the SPF as as they keep saying they are not terrorists and I think they would they would object to that to that appearance we see but I've seen from your reporting Laura that the president end of the Syrian Democratic Council made an emergency trip to Washington very recently to meet with US officials

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"william burns" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:45 min | 3 years ago

"william burns" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"You so much again, our coverage nine thirty this morning. Not only going to be like Bloomberg radio really trying to put all the resources. We have in Washington together on the mullahs report what to look at and just as importantly, what not to look at with the nine thirty and then through the morning as well. This is a joy, foreign affairs. I talk about John. I'm broken record. I'm a broken CD lower bride. Correct. Every month. It's great except they've talked all this month. George Packer who was the definitive Iraq writer. I would say with a New Yorker, Dan, Dresner ambassador burns, William J burns is in ears will a Gideon rose and searching for strategy. And this is not a Brexit issue or searching for a strategy in America. We exactly and it's really, unfortunately, I like the issue. Thank you very much for your praise of it. It's kind of a depressing issue suggested the shrink wrap some Xanax with it as well. Because the entire theme of the issue basically is Trump will of ended up killing off the previous foreign policy. But his farm policy is not particularly a sustainable or -ffective. And so the real question is what happens after Trump's foreign policy when U S hegemony has been essentially shaken to its core. But it's still standing what happens next deteriorate or does it get revived every single person listening to this would kill for their children to be William Burns. He is a public servant of the country wants through the foreign exchange the foreign policy treadmill State Department, and all that what are the William Burns of the world doing with our American foreign policy right now. The William Burns are basically like the staff of a US embassy with a political appointee. Or rich campaign contributor who gets appointed to a major never have been the embassy. Staff spends time trying to protect the US interests in the bilateral relationship from the rich to charge who's who's things up and it happens when you have political appointees come in two varieties. There are some of the best. American diplomats at history have been political appointees who bring in outsiders flair to things, but some of the worst or people who should never be in government that are just essentially a spoil system. And the problem is now we have the entire government run by rich campaign donor, who's amateur and professionals are trying to make sure that the government doesn't collapse on his watch. And it's a struggle because the White House right now, essentially trying to undermine the independence of the bureaucracy in the civil service and the public service and everybody's tearing their hairs out in that kind of thing. Getting elections have consequences that goes without saying I'm trying to get my hands around the kind of foreign Paul. The American electorate want. I don't know what kind of. Farm, if not clear, the American public has a choice on these things, and they said, they don't have a real educated preference. Because. Reading out their preferences from what they vote is very very difficult. Get the same people who voted for Barack Obama voted for Donald Trump. And there's a lot of problems in trying to figure that out the real problem is they don't like what's being done now. And even though it is successful. And how do you make pending? Make people understand the alternatives aren't policy and even worse to the elite world and John's question is, absolutely brilliant. We have two presidential candidates walk away from a multilateral America. Right. This this is the great challenge, which is right now, the country's foreign policy that actually is providing security guarantees for the world and stability for the global economy is benefiting the world in general and the United States as the leader in that system. But there've been so many flaws in management of American hegemony both domestically and internationally, whether it's the Iran or the questions or inequality that the public doesn't see the good things that American Germany is bringing. And so they. Want to give it up? And then the challenge is how do you convince people that global leadership can make sense and is worth paying as a price. Anybody willing to get on the campaign trail and do that. No. And so you're going to have two years of reverse Trumpism in which the Democrats compete with each other to make wild and crazy promises that can't possibly be fulfilled. And then the next president's gonna come in and essentially have to have the challenge of dealing with real problems that have not been addressed after four years of drift. And that's the big challenge that we don't know yet. What's going to happen when we try to restart a real foreign policy in two years? I just always feel like we have these discussions that we sit in ivory tower about what should and shouldn't be done. But I just got the feeling the electric just has less appetite for intervention abroad. But in terms of self Dan, half pout, pound pallet, miss appatite to deliver foreign aid. It's always been the chemical always been the case. But that has changed quite remarkably in the last five years, not just in the United States, but in Europe in the UK Gideon. So essentially, I think what's happened is. You know, I was talking we talked about this. A lot and back. The next issue is sort of what went wrong Tom's going like that one as well. Which is basically grew up US hegemony so badly over the last, but I guess my answer would be that a lot of us took our eyes off the ball, and we didn't focus on the internal periphery. And how things benefited sort of the in effect what you would call Trump voters. We could contented ourselves with progress on general statistics without necessarily understanding the political reality of that. And understanding the progress wasn't being conveyed to voters and then the voters basically rebelled understandably getting race not really appreciate your time. As a way, Sanjay, Joel, personal view. Gideon drives phone offense magazine editor and Peterson Peterson Chan let's get you some action Xiaowei us retail sales. Come again in about one hundred six minutes time,.

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"william burns" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"william burns" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Assange has been charged by the US Justice department in a computer hacking conspiracy. Assange was arrested by London police this morning. The forty seven year old has been in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since twenty twelve London police as was arrested moments after Ecuador's president said on Twitter the country had withdrawn his diplomatic asylum. Attorney general William Burns says he thinks spying did occur against Donald Trump's presidential campaign. In response. The house speaker Nancy Pelosi says the chief law enforcement officer of our country is going off the rails. And the deadline has come and gone. Without treasury department officials delivering President Trump's tax returns to the House Ways. And means committee chairman Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the department hasn't decided whether to comply with the demand for Mr. Trump's returns that was made a week ago. Little news twenty four hours a day on the air and a tick tock. On Twitter power by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts it more than one hundred twenty countries. I'm John Tucker. This is Bloomberg John Tucker. Thank you so much. We are ten minutes into this trading day, a very quiet open to the equity markets not much change at all as the Dow Jones industrial sits there at twenty six thousand one fifty across the board on the ten year treasury down six thirty seconds. That's pushing the yield up slightly to two point four eight percent. The pound slightly week versus the dollar. As is the euro looking at WTI crew taking a little bit of a pause there on the oil down sixty two cents sixty three dollars ninety nine cents on WTI. Crude. What percentage of global GDP is the United States half two-thirds? Guess again America is just twenty four percent, which means that seventy six percent of global GDP comes from outside of the United States Oppenheimer funds believes opportunity..

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"william burns" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

03:06 min | 3 years ago

"william burns" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"I brought my pocket copy of the United States constitution. President Trump is making news. He says that he can issue an executive order that will nullify the babies born to illegal immigrants from getting US citizenship. The fourteenth amendment isn't really clear, they need to clarify. Exactly. What was meant this issue? Does need to be addressed. And we need a decision. Weekdays ten to eleven AM and two to three PM on NewsRadio KLBJ, Jeff warden Clements. Afternoons three to seven I can't think of a more difficult. Bizarre time to be the face of the franchise. I think we all should be a little put off by this drunken spree that happened at the police union van. Yeah, I think hiding under the table and not being a face of that is a big mistake guys urinating on the walls and all this stuff, and nobody addresses it the policemen. Have a great contract with the city where there is a period of time before anything can be done. Find a despicable that everybody in city government was hiding under their desks and there wasn't much demand for them to have to answer public. But again, the police contract prevented them from coming out. They got away with we made the only two people that thought it was outrageous. Into the real hard with pretty upset in the Pavelec to clean up the walls. And that's an over the top story y'all come on board, and and Clements afternoons three to seven on NewsRadio KLBJ. Somewhere in time with art bell continues, courtesy of premier network. This is Llerena McKenna. And it's. Music to take your breath away. She's really interesting Lorraine mechanics are in Vancouver live. She was good. So is Neil diamond. That was a blast. All right. I've got a lot to say. Okay here. I guess let me say a little more of it. The Friday program coming up this Friday is disclosure ninety nine it's big program. Let me give you a few a few hints. Alright of what's going to occur during the five hours Friday night through Saturday morning. Alright William Burns both Steve Bassett, of course, from Washington DC OB here. William Burns publisher of.

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