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"department defense" Discussed on Revision Path
"So new relic create a product that can really help you easily managing parsoes logs to kind of look for the relevant information. The you know the proverbial needle in the Haystack so I'm working on that teen BOP started out primarily doing framework, but I got brought on as a full stack engineer so I'll eventually be working on the back end as well with John Micro Services. That's to Akaka pipeline so. As of right now I'm primarily doing. And react. Are there sort of particular projects in general you're working on, or is it still fairly new? That's one of the things that's been really. Don't buy on board with new relic is the team has been great as far as getting me up to speed, and they pair program quite a bit, which is something. I've really had done since college, so, but it's been. been really effective in getting me familiar with the parts of the Kobe's and some of the features that we're looking to implement so this is just my third week, but happy to come in and of already submitted several PR's already submitted. You know some features that's about to go out, so feel good as far as able to come in and really hit the ground running. I don't want to devote again because I'm I'm pretty new? About like upcoming products or anything bad that we may be working on, but yeah, I've been able to Kinda. Contribute some of that. We're hoping to rollout, but in this fiscal year well excuse me fiscal quarter, Nice Nice, and now before your work there you know we sort of alluded to it earlier bureau, working at the Lawrence livermore national laboratory work there for like almost seven years right? Now, first off, tell me what Lawrence livermore national laboratory, because it sounds like a science research facility. I have kind of a passing knowledge of national labs, but when I was in in college I did internship with NASA and some of the work that I did was at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge Tennessee, but yeah talk to be about Lawrence livermore. Acted collaborate with oakwoods, quite a bit, but the national laboratories, and it's kind of like a a system of them of national labs. Kind of and you're correcting. Your assumption is a lot of heavy science research into light, but what they typically do is have computer scientists in support of those scientific missions, so livermore kind of specializes in a few things one is the weapons systems. They started out as a nuclear weapons promoted. They will build a nukes out there so. As. They say that people about that is. You can't just throw it a trash right so. But. You can't just go out and fire amid more either so one our big things. Is that necessitated? Having a massive amount of computing power it to need to simulate different things with those weapons systems since they don't want to necessarily lie firearm related more. That's one of the things that live. Moore's really known for their weapons background, and then also just their incredible computing capabilities there they have a supercomputer I think it's Koi is one that has come online and. Even during my time being there, the Commission supercomputer at little more, was consistently ranked in the top three of the most powerful computing machines and a world while on both parties whenever. I think there were two new ones commissioned during my time there, and whenever they were plugged up and turned on at the time they were mealy, the most powerful computer system in the world mandate time when other people bill they eventually got passed, but I think we're one that was commissioned while was there was the most powerful system in the world. So that's one of the big things that have. Have as little more than they also have like another really really cool place colony, if the national edition facility where they do a lot of fusion researchers stuff, which I think they broke, our came close to breaking even on light nuclear fission in the recent past and place in there I got the tour leaving never worked at it. If but I got the tour in Italy something Elliot's built like. But look like humans designed and built that place it's is does wildly. Impressive to the point that it was one of the more reason. Star Trek movies I can't remember if it was you know. The Star Trek reboot Star Trek into darkness or something, like one of those actually filmed decided and if So I part of it was. diff- so, that's Kinda. What the national labs at least livermore is kind of known for, but a lot of other different research that goes on there from no chemistry stuff to geology climate science, which is where I spent a lot of my time working a little more working in support climate scientists. So it's a lot of different scientific facets and scientific fields as being research there, and then they used have the computer scientists in support of those where you're kind of writing tools and such for the subject matter experts Nice. I've heard of NIFF-, so. Folks who have listen to the show probably know this but I turned for Ames Research Center. God, this was twenty years ago back goodness those twenty year and the. Intern for Ames. Research Center at a Mafia California I heard Niff- because I. Remember my mentor who was out. There Terry Terry's even still out there, but he just told me like what they have all the lasers. As one of those things like I think it's one point with classified. Maybe stealing classified the world's most powerful laser. Wow, how did you get started there? It's an interesting journey. Fars how I got to live aboard. So I went to college and Mississippi, State University, and I was blessed enough to be on scholarship the entire time that was there. So when it came time for me to graduate UNDERGRAD I took five years to graduate. Undergrad so. I exhausted my initial scholarship, but then I ended up. Getting a different scholars show from department of fish called a scholarship service. It was basically a one to one type deal where they funded me for two years, and then I have to work for a Department Defense Agency for two years. So that you know, cover my last year of Undergrad, my first year of Grad School, and then Graduate Teaching Assistant, a couple of my last year, but up Grad School, but I, still you know. Oh, dod those two years for the funding me, so it sounded great initially in like Oh..
US - 2 service members killed by 'enemy forces' in Iraq
"The U. S. military says to service members have been killed by enemy forces while advising and accompanying Iraqi security forces in a statement it says the two were killed the Sunday during a mission to eliminate a stronghold of the Islamic state group in a mountainous area of north central Iraq it says the names of these service members are being withheld pending next of kin notification in accordance with the U. S. department defense
"department defense" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"US national interests trusts. There's been kind of expanding list. I think the last most recent two thousand eighteen c opinion basically suggests well almost any interest really do. It's not a very constraining standard. Just needs to be some link between a US interest and the use of force And that use of force has to be a of a nature scope duration that falls beneath the level of what constitutes war in a constitutional sense. And that's a very convoluted standard more or less the language that that the Justice Department is used essentially means that it has to be a type of war that we don't think requires congressional authorization under the Constitution. Declare War clause in practice that usually meant large-scale extended durations with substantial risks particularly really were US ground troops are involved but the exact line is a little ambiguous there And I think it's important to note that that at least in the formulation the original formulation of that sort of standard entered which was in the two thousand eleven Libya Elsie opinion. That is all done on the assumption or at least at least in the case that there is no contrary legislations nations congress hasn't enacted legislation. Is the assumption. This kind of standards developed in a May have different rules of Congress has it will see hasn't doesn't opine in that in that exact opinion And I suspect it would That's the kind of constitutional question. The statutory law question becomes a question of specific statutes. What statutes is Congress enacted and? When does it say can and use force? We have two that are on the books that are particularly relevant here. One is the two thousand one year mouth which is a statute congress enacted after the nine eleven attacks that authorizes the use the force essentially against the purpose of the nine eleven attacks. In those who harbored supported them paraphrasing and then there is a two thousand two math Which authorizes the use of force I FOR A to enforce Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq? That's not really in play here. At least not by most council. Who knows what the administration's are going and and be to defend against threats from Iraq without really defining what that means that was taken as authorization to invade Iraq in two thousand and three for the US military presence from do three through two thousand eleven And the activity that pursued there And then more recently Is kind of supplementary Clementi Authority for US military strikes against Isis in Iraq and then in certain circumstances quote unquote in Syria In complementary with the two thousand and one math which more directly was seen as targeting Isis as an extension of Al- Qaeda effectively although that again is contested conclusion I think those are the basic domestic law questions and buckets. You'll be examining and weighing the domestic legal authority. For the strike right so to distill that to three simple questions. Is it a legitimate act of self-defence within the triggers inherent constitutional authority. Question number. One if not is it authorized by the two thousand one a UMF or three if not is it authorized by the two thousand two Two Thousand and two. UMF on Iraq. Bobby so to what extent does that That account of it. Satisfy you so. I WANNA complicate the article two pathway by breaking into two different pathways I very much agree with Scott that in recent years there's been a lot of attention to the idea of executive unilateral authority to use the military below the threshold of constitutional war. Just as he described actually don't think that pathway is the one that most plausibly doing the work here. I think it's a separate pathway entirely to talk about the scenario in which maybe it's above that threshold and therefore maybe the prerogative as of Congress absolutely are implicated but in that scenario which we might just call the the constitutional war power scenario They're still the divide. Divide between offense and defense this idea that if the United States is attacked or for personnel are attacked. There is some amount of unilateral executive discretion to use force in response to that. I think that is the most plausible claim the administration has here so the reason that matters that the distinction matters is that with the idea that there's unilateral authority below the threshold of war as Scott. Describe it really matters whether there's significant escalation risk For whatever reason and if that matters then that's a big deal here because I think targeting Sulejmani obviously has tremendous escalation risk so under VAT model. This wouldn't be very good argument. I would think but under the purely defensive model what some my call the prize cases model if if you think. That's what we've got here that this was in fact a use of force in response to existing attacks Iran had already conducted Then the Esscalation risk isn't I think part of the legal analysis at all part of the policy analysis for sure but not the legal analysis. Jack Do you do. Do you think this is an adequate account of of the fundamental domestic law questions. Yeah I I think I'm about to say what I believe Bobby said is somewhat different completely different than Scott said and I think this is the right way to think about it but I'm not sure so no I think all of those those elsie precedents about use of force First of all they don't tend to focus on self defense although some of them do in passing those were cases that were primarily about humanitarian intervention. And there's a long list of precedence about self defense the might be somewhat more robust but all of those presents all of those opinions are about initiating force And I think and I think this is what bobby was saying. I may just be saying differently. I think the right way to think about what happened here. Legally is a the United States is is authorized to be in Iraq by the by the A. M. F.. I think that's why it's there primarily to fight isis and maybe al Qaeda and I think think that's what its primary mission is be It's been attacked in that mission. By parties that is not authorized to use force against and there's an old principle that you're allowed to exercise self defense when you're when you're forces are attacked no matter where they are why they are there. And that's a principle that's been invoked four or five. I times an important context the last ten years and so then the only question becomes so the and it seems that this was clearly inactive or to ask the question. Is this an act act of self-defence practice self defense in poor enforce protection or unit self defense and I think there and at least competent about this bad thing there that the self defense analysis is relatively easier than some self defense claims. We've seen over the years because there's been this ongoing doing the these ongoing attacks on US forces in Iraq or by Iran backed militias forces. Or maybe Ronnie enforces and lots of back and forth worth like that and so in that context. I think it makes the self defense argument fairly easy And so that's the way I see it in terms of how this fits into pass Brussels. Bobby that yes exactly. I think that this has more in common with Nineteen Nineteen Eighty six operation Eldorado Canyon the Reagan strikes in Libya Nineteen Ninety eight Bill Clinton's use of force against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan but the which responded to prior attacks on US personnel. I think it's much more now just to that. And so I think it's a mistake to go down the pathways. Either uh of well maybe this is just a low level national interest as opposed to self defense scenario or to go down the path of well. It's preempting in an imminent attack. I realize the administration had a few officials out there that keep wanting to talk in those terms. I don't think that's where the legal cases strongest if I could just add to other president Obama bath bend again. I don't know if they're exactly employees but they seem somewhat closer to the situation or at least should be added in the mix there several but we sir couple of times in Syria we had we were there with. US backed Alicia forces that were attacked. And I think a couple of cases we use force in self-defence against Iran and interests in Syria And I think also that there was an al Shabaab attack during the Obama Administration where we were again had a military presence there that wasn't related necessarily to attacking al-shabaab but when they attacked forces that were there we were able to act in self defense with Berry Stretchy Conception of Eminence. So I think I think there's lines up pretty well the precedents but this when about to stay shows why by the law and Policy Distinction is important and why the law might not be the right frame. They're hugely massively. Different consequences from exercising this legal theory in this context and there are some factual differences as well so to say that there are lots of precedents on point. And that's the right way to think about it or the proper way to think about it legally is again not to say this was a good idea all right so before I come to Back to Sam Who I suspect? Fines may find this These precedential accounts Wholly unsatisfying although I don't WanNA put words in in his mouth Ashley I want to come back to a point that you made before? which is that? This conversation would be a heck of a lot easier to have if the administration were actually articulating legal theory That underlies what they did at all. And so I. I want to ask you to elaborate on on that point a little bit and and talk about to what extent is really even possible to read the tea leaves here. Of what the theory she is without you know when you have pompeo going out and talking in the language of imminent threat the Defense Department issuing a statement that kind of teases continuing imminence but then also talks about it in terms of deterrence and you have no document that actually says under what legal authority domestically again. We're not even touching the international law components yet no document that actually says what the legal theory as well so. I think that's absolutely right that that is what everybody on twitter and on the blogs is trying to did you right now is to parse out these little dots. That the different administration officials breadcrumbs that. They're leaving around. So I think what we're engaged in here is An exercise in if the administration care seriously about Domestic law what would that analysis look like. What what would the executive branch lawyers put? Forward to the policymakers as a possible slash the best argument. That's in some ways. I think what we're doing here. You know. We can only speculate about the conversations that are going on inside the executive presumably among State Department Defense Justice Department and NFC Slash White has council about what what the law is in. I and I actually wonder The extent to which the Lurch being asked to retroactively come up with the best argument rather than having been asked in advance. What the best argument was I think? If there were a single document inside the government that had been cleared before the strike. Everybody would be on the same page with their talking points. So that's a really interesting point. So Sam. I think that tees up your skepticism about the general body of law and I think this is a like if I were had been arguing the things that you have been arguing over the last several years I would feel pretty intellectually vindicated by the events of the last Few days so This first question is do you feel inclined to to to Taken I told you so moment and if so Walk us through it and if not why not well sure I I. We'll just we'll start by saying the. The general story has to be that the last two presidents and those before their lawyers have is sowed the wind end and now we re the whirlwind with trump in office and the the really important question. Let's not just star point out though. Like in what sense have the last two presidents So the wind for for this I..
"department defense" Discussed on a16z
"The Committee on foreign investment in the United States and their proposed to Burma or the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Asian Act of two thousand eighteen which took place in September twenty nineteen. The conversation was hosted. By andriessen Horowitz. As part of an event for founders and others with General Partner Katie haunt interviewing Michael Lighter a partner at law firm Skadden arps at all who covers national security cyber security and privacy severe and more which is what this QNA is is all about covering what it involves doesn't to how to think about instructor Your Business in partnership strategically as a result but the conversation begins with what is so citius stands for the Committee on foreign investment in the United States and the basic function of stiffest is true review any foreign investment in a US S. business that produces national security concerns. So that sounds relatively basic. It's this big interagency body. Everything in Washington is interagency. But how and how many thirteen agencies it's run by the Department of Treasury unsurprising because it's about foreign investment the United States and it has traditionally sort of split between two different camps. Historically it was those parts of the US government that wanted foreign investment the United States Treasury US Trade Representative Additive State Department. Their job is to do this. And those agencies it didn't necessarily want investment were at least more concerned about security so thank Department Defense Department of Justice now Homeland Security and elements of the intelligence community Central Intelligence Agency. NSA organizations like the FBI so once upon a time we were really really worried about semiconductor industry moving from the United States Japan. So CIFS was fundamentally created aid to start to limit that movement of technology from the US to Japan and that was generally being done through limiting Japanese acquisition of certain businesses here in the united nine states. So that's now pretty ancient history fast forward to win Katie and I were in government. Two thousand six. What is syfy is concerned and with that it's post nine? Eleven Dubai Ports World decides that they want to buy American ports. Washington says wait that that has to be bad too so in post nine eleven era syfy honestly focuses on things like that worrying about critical infrastructure and the Emirati is buying map up fast forward today and the joke I often use is although it's the committee on foreign investment the United States largely it's Chinese foreign investment in the United States and what has changed is not just that political lands. But what's really changed. And what starts to really affect I hate all of you is the changes in technology the expansion of data the ability to use data in a huge variety. Right of ways. That was never present twenty or thirty years ago ten years ago now means that the. US government is focused on a huge range and fundamentally every sector society so Sylvia's is not limited to technology it's not limited to aerospace defense and military technology. It's true not everything is covered by six. But you have to assume it is if you're involved in technology you touch data you own any real estate you do any work with the US government or you have anything else you can even get into the world of dog food. Oud route to the seals. Buy Dog Food for you for their bomb sniffing dogs. So there's no limitation on the sector there's no limitation on on the size of the deal. He mentioned that this all came about during the Japanese semiconductor era. But now it's undergone some reforms and then some new implementing proposed regulations. So I WANNA talk about those reforms but before I do you just mention data what about verticals. Like fintech or crypto companies. Who might have? Yeah so really. We've seen this for several years now about focus on personally identifiable information and if he has looked at this through a very broad lens so once upon a time it was again if I knew everything about Katie in one place. Maybe Sifi's would care. You probably do I do. I have stories for us so there are a number of things that have happened which have really highlighted how sensitive cities is about data that is collected and first of all. There's this thing called Cyber Security and what we've seen over the past again. Five ten years is obviously not just the ubiquity of data but the key vulnerability of data across every sector and we've seen countries especially China Russia and other others use cyber attacks and cyber penetrations for their benefit and not just their national security benefit but also their economic benefit ever and remember the opium Hack Office Personnel Management Management. So if you start to put these pieces together you understand how foreign adversaries can take advantage of lots and lots of data in different places and piece. Is that together so in terms of tack all financial information. That's been a clear area of focus for cities. Now the good news is these new regulations do sort of carve out standard consumer credit card information as an area of specific concern but beyond that They specifically site things like credit reports broader financial data. So I think anyone in this sector working in Fintech is inevitably going to have more than just ask your sixteen digit credit card number and that will absolutely be considered sensitive data to Sylvia's sippy is also in its newest regulations. Sion's try to say it's not really everything. It's only if you have a lot of it ever remember Austin powers how much money he asked for one million dollars lers guys one million dollars a lot. So what if he has come up with for the number of people's personal data one million people. It's not a joke it really is and it's not even if you have a million people's data it's if you have a stated business purpose to to get to a million people who here doesn't so again. These are draft regulations. But it gives you a sense of to some extent the dichotomy between how you're seeing business how you're trying to grow a business. In how from Washington National Sturdy Perspective everything starts to get encompassed and also financial. We'll take a real interest in crypto. Obviously I want to talk a little bit about how serious reforms could affect the crypto industry. I'll save that for later. In our discussion of what is the US business and indeed in the context of Crypto. What has been a business at all but tell us about the reforms like what are what's new? And why are we hearing about syphilis. So much more. I think we've seen two major factors which have driven everyone listening about syphilis Chinese global competitor for the United States. They're also a global partner in some ways certainly investment technology but stated Chinese. He's policy is about being global competitor on a bunch of technological fronts and that really motivated the Congress to be fearful of China and start to limit Chinese Chinese influence in US business. which brought about the only bipartisan things? That has happened over the past three years which was reform of syphilis. So that was kind if the driving impetus for what it actually change a couple of things first. Citius has always been purely voluntary. Can you impact that a little bit. What do you mean purely voluntary? Yeah so if Alibaba shows up buys one of you tomorrow prior to reform it was up to you and Alibaba to go and actually submit submit something to syphilis or not and that did mean that the vast majority of transactions were never seen every once in a while Sifi's would go Out and grab and pull a company in but again there was no requirement to ever present your matter when you present a matter of surface. It's fundamentally the two parties coming together. You described describe the US business. You describe foreign acquirer you describe the transaction the motivation for the transaction and there's a process whereby Sifi's reviews that for national security concerns shirts and cities can then either say you're good if you can say you're very very bad we're GONNA ask the president of block it and the president can under his article tooth already blocked the transaction from occurring or what happens most often in sense of transactions. Is that says. Well you can do the transaction. But we're going to impose mitigation to reduce the national security risks and that can mean a lot of things that can be a separate board of. US citizens is overseeing the company it could be limitations on access to technology controls over the data all sorts of things. So that's how all the way always operated. People came to is presented their transaction in one of those three things generally happen. Since it was voluntary deduc- companies that would have otherwise fallen under under the jurisdiction of saying I want to fly under the radar absolutely so it happened all the time that people wouldn't wouldn't actually go to cities especially smaller transactions. I mean you have a big market transaction and it's all over the front page of the Financial Times. The Wall Street Journal a little harder to fly under the radar but for a long time a special on smart transaction. It wasn't a current now. Why why even go from Pollen Terry? Because there's no statute of limitations on cifs so if you don't go to surface at anytime the US government could knock on your door and say. Hey Katie that deal. You did three years ago. We want to investigate to get that deal and ultimately syfy EST has the authority to forced divestiture unwind the transaction or impose mitigation. And if you're a company and you're taking money and your or you're buying something that's a pretty uncomfortable place to be for the rest of time and especially if you're a company that is doing the other transactions in the United States. It gets harder and harder to say Let's not worry about it but the reforms again did several things here here. That have changed this. I there are pieces of syphilis. That are now mandatory and voluntary voluntary. And if you don't show up you can be fine. Signed up to two hundred fifty thousand dollars or the value of the transaction. And so it's just like any other compliance scheme at that point export controls something else and that's not every transaction shen but it does involve a lot of what people in the valley do in particular. It's mandatory if the company operates a certain sensitive sensitive sector that's listed by cities and if you produce or design export control technology. Maybe we don't like military stuff but it's not right Akron's not just military stuff. It's also a huge range of other things that are controlled by the Commerce Department as dual use technology. So what does that include things like. Eight encryption your software has a certain level of encryption. Your softwares export controlled that means if there's an investment in that company over certain size or giving that for investor certain rights say mandatory liling was syphilis. What other kinds of things for companies that you see out in the valley would be relevant that now under these new reforms would be covered? Yeah so today. It's certain sensors light are for example. The high end types of lied art defined by certain wavelength for distance. Those are controlled like ours that you use for your standard autonomous vehicle test Projects now not controlled so it turns out that the Export Control Regime Actually covers fundamentally everything that anyone makes. Yes and you either get classified under what's known as a are ninety nine not export controlled or if there's something more sense about technology it can be export control certain countries for national security so it ranges from.
"department defense" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Tonight on all end hotel open about two weeks ago and it's been it's been amazing brand new revelations about military spending ending at Donald Trump's luxury resort I think today we can finally say we made turnberry great again. Boss the director of National Intelligence and is now openly defying Congress over urgent whistleblower complaint may involve the president then. I want you to listen to me. I want due to listen to the scientists. Senator Bryan shots on the Climate Movement taking Congress store and brand new polling from Iowa that could shake up the democratic race. AIDS starts right now good evening from Washington. DC I'm Chris Hayes. We now have a dollar figure for how much money from Department of Defense budget has been funneled into the president's business. It's not a small amount by any stretch. The United States Department of Defense using money that we pay in taxes has transferred almost two hundred thousand dollars of that money into Donald Trump's pocket political reported last week the House Oversight Committee was investigating why and Air National Guard crew stayed at trump turnberry golf resort and Scotland yesterday they reported Air Force crews stayed at trumpsters were at taxpayer expense for several several days at a time even take the opportunity to play golf resort now the House Oversight Committee has given us a better idea of the scope of the US military's systematic commitment in to trump turnberry as well as an estimate of the cost to taxpayers and both of those things are quite staggering in a public letter department Defense House Democrats say that based on the limited documents provided to them by dod quote it appears that US tax payer funds were used purchase the equivalent of more than six hundred fifty rooms at trump turnberry since since August two thousand seventeen or the equivalent of one room every night for more than one and a half years a letter signed by Congressman Elijah Cummings. Jamie Raskin says unspecified charges his government travel cards quote boost total military spending trump turnberry to more than one hundred eighty four thousand dollars. The average cost of a room at turnberry from military service. Servicemembers was one hundred ninety nine dollars a night according to house oversight quote the materials provided by the department reflect numerous charges at rates that are higher than the average rates site in the letter her the department is not explained the basis for the higher amounts for example on November eleventh two thousand eighteen the Department six hundred and sixty eight dollars six hundred thirty nine dollars hours and six hundred eleven dollars are pretty high costs. Perhaps the most concerning part is all this was revealed in only twenty one pages of material half of which the House Oversight Committee Committee says was already publicly available. The committee has not seen any underlying invoices or travel records. They don't know the exact number of rooms booked and they say quote the department. Hartman is refusing to produce any emails other communications relating to trump turnberry were prestwick airport instead the department stated referred the committee's request to these documents for these documents the White House but that's kind of weird right. It seems pretty straightforward. There's nothing wrong with the situation. Why not just turn over the rest of the documents and why would the the White House need to be involved in a congressional quest for military travel records? What is in the rest of those documents now one of the Congressmen who signed that letter to the Defense Defense Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin Maryland. He's a member both the house oversight and judiciary committees so what is the scope of what we know about this. Now we know that around two hundred thousand dollars has been spent at that one resort and in Scotland since Donald Trump took office. That's just one resort of of course there's the one in Ireland where the president sent the vice president to go stay. There's mar-a-lago. There's New Jersey. There's Virginia there's DC their golf courses hotels. It was all over the place this president has spent one out of every three days since he's taken office at a trump resort hotel where property and there's a very clear legal legal principle that comes right out of the constitution which governs all of this the president is limited to his salary office it cannot be neither increased or decreased crease by. Congress and he can receive additional compensation from the US government from the tax payers every time the taxpayers are hit up for another weekend. It costs costs about seventy five hundred thousand dollars mar-a-lago for the Secret Service and the Department of Defense in the White House officials every time the money flows to Scotland for this military stopover over and all of the other properties that were just learning about now that is a violation of the constitution no other president in the history of the United States has come close to doing what this president is doing in terms of trying the presidency into an instrument of self-enrichment in terms of turnberry striking to me is that no one appeared to know this. Am I right right. You know one on the committee knew about this no one and no one had reported this. This has been going on. There's this little airport. There and American service members have been driving the forty five minutes to this property which knowing how this usually works and knowing a lot of people that work for the federal government or the services. That's not usually the kind of place you're getting set right. Well I mean the Prestwick airport is necessary for the survival of the trump resort and so the hundreds of thousands of of dollars flowing to the hotel is one thing but the other is the millions of dollars that has been flowing to the airport which is what keeps the whole local economy alive there they are and the question is is that money that's being well spent. It's been redirected there by the trump administration. It's like the president saying to the vice president well. We know that your meetings are in Dublin but we want you to stay one hundred eighty miles away. That's like you've got meetings at the White House and you stay in Asbury Park New Jersey for your meetings it just it makes no sense. How forthcoming has a Department of defense been in terms of documentation. Are you confident that you actually know everything there is to know about the no. It's been pathetic. We've gotten like twenty pages. We originally wrote them back in June. I think you reported about that. We had to write them another letter just last week in order to tell them we're getting serious. They finally produced about twenty pages about half of that was already publicly available and then they're saying they're waiting for the White House to review some documents. The President says he has nothing to do with it and he doesn't know anything about it. The legal point is clear whether or not the president is commanding them negotiate all the resorts and hotels and commanding the military military planes to stop there. He's trying everything in his power to stop it. It doesn't make any difference. He can't receive the money he can't take it also the way the corruption works. If you've uncovered corruption in either domestic international context is that messages are sent down the chain like it would be good to kick some money upstairs to the boss. Yes I mean that's just just how corrupt environments operate I mean. It's striking to me that this was going on and no one inside the chain of command inside. Dod is saying aimed themselves whether this is totally for perfectly good logistical reasons. This does not look good. Why was there a Polish policy shift made we want to see all of the accounting counting we want to see all of the invoices and we have a right to see it and it's not up to DONALD TRUMP. We have right to see that and that of course gets us into the obstruction of our congressional in fact finding function so I wanna read. There's abortion article. This is broader this has to do with Corey Lewandowski. It has to do with the fact that they have turned over almost no documentation in your impeachment inquiry. You're fighting them in court on the number subpoenas. They've asserted the broadest privilege assertions. I think we've ever seen any modern president make. They even seem to think that they have the absolute right to stop anyone. They want to from justifying. Josh wrote up the this reporting from the Washington Post says White House aides say they have a few advantages in this battle. Pelosi isn't behind Nadler. Many of the hearings have fizzled time is running out say they're not feeling me. Keep by not responding interviews or documents. Democrats split. This is their latest on the inquiry. Is You're right no. I don't don't think he's right. I think that our caucus is more unified every single day to stop the lawlessness in the criminality of this administration. We have a responsibility to defend spend the constitution and defend the people. It's completely well that is true the speaker of the House I have watched Nancy Pelosi operate. I covered her on Capitol Hill when I worked across across the street from the capital during the ACA Nancy Pelosi is one of the most adept legislators of our time when Nancy Pelosi want something to happen it happens. I watch her drag. The ACO across the finish line and make forty members walk the plank knowing she was sending them through to do if something she wants something to happen. It happens if she doesn't want something to happen. It doesn't happen it. It is very clear from the outside observing Gresham behavior. The speaker of the house does not want to impeach the president and you guys can do whatever you WanNa do but she's not going to pick a fight over it well first well. We have moved contempt citations against William Bar the attorney general of the United States. I have a resolution to specifically disapprove and to reject back to every foreign government payment. Donald Trump has pocketed since he came into office in. I am very hopeful that we move on that in by early October the the latest and we tell the president turnover all of your ill-gotten gains from foreign government or face Congress so let's face what this is the problem is your meeting procedural fedral maximalism with procedural normalcy. The president steps outside the bounds of tradition. He asserts new powers and he says let's see him court and he's been doing this for forty years. He tells a piano tuner. He's not going to pay in the three thousand dollars at a cost to tune the piano in the lobby of his hotel. So what Sumi he is treating you the way he treated the Ganor tuners and the painters and you're doing the same thing. It's like well. We'll see you in court well. That's not going to be good enough. Well you're right. We are sending the rule of law and we're defending the constitution but here's the thing let's not start at the end of this story. The media always wants to jump to well. Pelosi is against impeachment Nablus forment. I'm not positive Nadler is for articles impeachment would offer them. I'm not positive she's against them. All I know is that she is not going to prejudge the process because she's a big caucus to govern and he's gotTa keep us moving moving. That's the word in the investigation may all be true but all I'm saying. Is that what it looks like from. The outside is you. The caucus is united in wanting to pick the fight that the that that that you are you have someone that is acting in ways that are sort of intransigent barent even lawless arguably chaotic. Yes that that there is not the stomach to pick the fight. It's basically we're going to do it. We can where we can do it. We're not gonNA. Just let him do it. We're going to sort of raise our objections. We're going to march through our resolutions. We're GonNa have our hearings but we're not gonNA escalate this kind of cataclysmic battle between the branches. We're GONNA stand tough for the rule of law and I believe leave that the original sin of this administration is converting the White House into a for profit enterprise. I it's unfortunate into my mind. The Russia stuff came out. I the way to understand the Russia's stuff is clearly related. Yes because this is a businessman who went bankrupt six times no self respecting American Bank would lend money to him and he found the Russian oligarchs. That's how Vladimir Putin and the Russian autocracy he got their claws into him and that's the way of understanding it when he got into office he was perhaps stunned anybody else but he decided to get right back to work on making money. He said he would not divest. I himself he would not do applied trust..
"department defense" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"To the poor ready ness of the fifty three reading this is first and foremost in the marine corps it is and the CH fifty three he was not ready it was not ready to do all the things we needed to do that fact and what put it in the state that it was in I think one we had some budget challenges inside the department of finance the money's being pulled from our department defense budgets the same time or for deployed fighting so very challenging environment out there for sustainment some people say that the cost of new weapons are constantly taking away resources from programs like the fifty three you agree with us I don't I don't I think you get a a balance you can't just say we're just gonna take care of the old and not do the news you have to balance at that is not the way chucks many sees it you do have to modernize you have to support the fleet in being but you can't get there from here doing business as usual to spending business as usual means the almost constant ratcheting up of the Pentagon's budget full of promises about how the services will spend money on reading as operations and maintenance but he says those budget increases always seem to get spent in a way that benefits powerful people in the defense establishment that's the kind of craziness we've gotten ourselves into but it's making a lot of people rich that's the key point a lot of people are benefiting from this lunacy everybody wins except of course the soldier the born into despair and the taxpayer.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigns
"Security Kirsten Nielsen has resigned and been replaced with an acting secretary border patrol Commissioner Kevin Macalinsan who's been a longtime border officer. He's been named as acting department of homeland security secretary the three departments in charge with controlling the border. Where President Trump says there is a crisis right now interior department defense department and the department of homeland security are now all being run by acting secretaries. That means there temporary. They haven't been confirmed by the Senate. So how empowered can they really be that as ABC's Tara Palmeri? Who's also reporting Nielsen stepping down amid concerns from the president that she was not tough enough on the border in her resignation letter. Nielsen said that she. Is confident that the nation is safer now than when she joined the administration during her tenure she oversaw the controversial practice of separating children from their parents
Coast Guard in Rough Seas Because of Shutdown
"Is the coast guard adversely affected by the lack of deal to fund the government because funding comes from the department of homeland security because it's the only military branch that doesn't fall under the Pentagon and department defense funding falls under our homeland security, and they are affected by the partial government shutdown. So right now, the active duty coast guard and civilians who work for the coastguard active reserves. None of them are getting paid. How many coastguard employees are going without a paycheck, both active duty and civilian? So there's about fifty five thousand from active, active duty civilians, etcetera who fall under the active component. They are the ones who are currently not getting paid. And we're going into the second week that civilians at the coast guard aren't getting paid civilian employees. We won't hit the next the second round paychecks for active duty coast guard until February first but on February. I not only will the the active duty coast guard numbers beginning paid. But then retirees and beneficiaries also be hit. That's about fifty thousand more people. So we're talking about one hundred thousand people overall are more that's about right? Are these active duty workers they furloughed or they working without pay? No, they are working without pay and they coast guard commandant and the master chief petty officer, the coastguard are have been out on Twitter and sending messages to the force. And they've been out on Capitol Hill reminding the public that the men and women of the coast guard are not sitting at home during this. They are working every day and not getting paid. While they do that. Yes. As you say, you know, the coast guard has been very angry vocal about the shutdown. Its head Admiral Carl Scholtz has tweeted his frustration to coast guard members. Now, wasn't there recently attended of deal between the White House and Senate to move forward with a Bill to at least pay active duty coast guard members. So the actual nuts and bolts of the deal that was worked out kind of vague. But my understanding of it, and and talk of folks on the hill about it is the White House, and the Senate came to a sort of a tentative agreement that the White House would would sign legislation that came across President Trump's desk to pay for the active duty coast guard, but then as the quote unquote, kinks as as one legislator told me the kinks are being worked out of legislation then request of whether or not billions get paid. Whether folks who are reservists, but are currently doing an active duty job get paid everything got bogged down in those negotiations, and nobody could be on anything. Besides the fact that we should be paying active duty. But because that's the only thing people could agree on. There was no way to get a a Bill to to push through the legislature. So what we end up with is is no deal at all. And the coast guard is still waiting for a paycheck, and there's no clear legislation on the horizon. Then talk about the hardships that coastguard workers have been enduring because of the shutdown. There's multiple reports of coastguard men and women having to go to food banks to get supplies while they wait for these paychecks. The coast guard has an increase in the number of people who are requesting permission to to take jobs outside of uniform to uniform service member of the coast guard has to get permission to take second. Take a second job coastguard fielding more of those requests in granting more those permissions, so you have food banks you have second jobs, and you have relief societies set up through the coast guard or through veterans organizations like the American Legion who are dispensing money through grants and relief programs.
Isis returns to its insurgent roots
"ISIS is returning to its insurgent roots having been driven out of almost all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria four years after ISIS controlled as much as a third of Iraq declared a caliphate. It is retrenched, but it's still the power to carry out kidnappings killings and bombings. Khloe? Cornish took to Andrew England about the continuing threat posed by the group to stability in the region. In two thousand fourteen ISIS notes the blitz across Iraq and Syria. And at one point I think they control about third of Iraq and major cities in both countries. What's been happening in the last couple of years since the caliphate will the self declared caliphate has been defeated all the situation being in terms of how they've been pushed back from their strongholds. Rockford. It'd be Iraqi government declared a military victory over I his about this time. I should having won back control of major urban areas. Which I is it invaded include the northern city of Mosul Iraq's second largest city. So that was a fight that nasty three and number players involved. That's the fighters from the Iraqi army which had initially kinda crumbled in two thousand fourteen faced with the ISIS insurgency, you have Kurdish vices mcken fun region. You also had low of shin initial groups who had formed pretty much in response to the ISIS threats that was facing Europe. It was big big movement to mobilize additional fighters to protect the country. And a lot of those groups actually have a radian bucking. So all of these people working not always very well together. There was also west and involvement as well. Intensive ashtrays on ISIS targets in Iraq. So that's how that fight with paying out. And then in Syria, the situation is actually more complicated because the fight against ISIS is just one really the much larger civil war. So in Syria, ISIS territory was concentrated in the north east of the country on the big cities rocker and data which probably will be familiar to people. Now, you will probably see the social glasses destination of those cities under the weight of US leda strikes. So in Syria, ISIS is in fighting on the one hand Russian-backed pro regime Syrian forces with Iranian involvement and on the other hand US backed Syrian rebels. So it's actually been facing kind of both sides of the civil war and Russia and their Resor fell from ISIS control this year amid much lodge. Hush by the feeling of as well, so retake areas in the south the country. So there was basically a big effort by local and international forces to push them back in both countries. What do we know about what remains in terms of the ISIS fighters? Isis supporters across these two companies. At one point in August, the US apartment defense was saying there about three thousand ISIS fighters in this pocket in Syria, the this territory they control, but it's very important to be cautious about them. The I think it's very hard for us to know, exactly. How many fighters they're all lest and how many schools is they have across Iraq and Syria. But we do know where I this is holed up in Iraq. They've got we think they is in the hammering mountains, which a very very Thakin offense mountains kinda the middle of a rock, and they don't say tax from that. And then they will they will have more bases a more positions in northerner as well. And there's continuing worry about sleeper cells of ISIS, fighters and other parts of the country as well. You mentioned the being pushed out of the major cities they controlled in the major church they controlled house they adopted the way the carrying out attacks. Because they do continue to pose a threat as we've mentioned. Yeah. Absolutely. I just thought it at a terrorist insurgency and then gained these huge swathes of territory. Very frightening. Modern two thousand fourteen and what they've done is returned to the insurgent route that they came from much smaller terror attacks people just disappeared into the desert rose and trying to hold her Trie. So that seems to be the strategy now is to continue to destabilize these areas with smaller hit and run attacks, but still deadly unfortunately for civilians and officials who have against targeted in Iraq. What impact is that heaven? I mean, obviously in Iraq this chiefs ways the county Sedikh control, which has to be rebuilt about reconstruction. The need to get people who were forced out of the homes back and these areas which always felt very marginalized slightly by bike dad and was a new government in Baghdad. What impact is it having? Terms of Iraq and Iraq's ability to build on the security gains. And then in Syria where we're seeing the civil war is winding down as prison. Bouchara sats voices have reclaimed control of most of the country and get mentioning just how much progress hasn't Nate unsecurity interactions on his was holding touchy. Yes, they all these kinds of attacks. But the Iraqi security forces constellation is vice is happening execution type outweigh. However, you know, is people continue to feel threatened by ISIS attacks that really undermines any kind of official assets to restore stability in the sense of security as well in these places. I think it called me stress. Just how dangerous life can still feel. I think in face it might be better than before. But if I this is coming to your village and killed the most important tests and in that village issue the local chief, which is confident analyst of seen them doing. That contributes to a sense of instability in Syria. This is the of most active fighting still in Syria to try and expel ISIS from the last pockets territory, and so you have continual battle casualties that. But of the overall civil War, I suppose, the American involvement there is the most important thing because America's said it's in Syria in order to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS, and so obviously the longer that they have to fight. I enjoy the longer they're gonna be there they north. They started to link that crisis in Syria to Iranian presence as well. And they want to be honest to see Iranian forces in Iranian proxy forces also being expelled from Syria. But the continuing bustle against I means America continues to have military presence into it as well. At one point when they controlled large areas in Syrian Iraqi Lee had oil resources that smuggling results the customs, they had taxes, etc. How they survive today. Does this indicate that perhaps they still have certain areas where they still have support. What do we know about what sustaining them? I guess it's important to stress how wealthy ISIS was at one point. It had opened up by volts that had huge oil revenues, and they invested some of that money into companies anything for money exchanges car dealership, and I think it's pretty hard for the authorities actually pinpoint which companies they beat in order to to function or stop them from operating. So what we understand believe that they get revenues from these companies, they also can stop and extort trucks on roads, and that kind of thing, so certainly they've knees are much much diminished. They are much much week before the nab were, but they do still have revenue. Streams coming in one of the notable things about twenty fourteen was her the Iraqi security forces, which the Americans have spent billions of dollars rebuilding of the invasion in two thousand and free melted away when they were faced with the fruit of ISIS, how it quits to the Iraqi forces. Forces to continue maintaining the offensive against ISIS and prevent a resurgence. I mean that would seem to be one of the critical things going forward. I think we'd have to say that the Iraqi forces are stronger than they were full. However, the US department defense expect to general recall, I said, I've how the fight against ISIS going. Deep highlight socks. They didn't think Americans would be able to leave Iraq anytime soon intensive needing to keep providing support to the Iraqi security forces one of the things that diplomats stress here as well, which they sometimes feel like they're not being heard back in their home capitals. Is that I it is not done thing. He's quite far off didn't thing in the and in that regard is going to need to be continuing the just ical and probably material support full voltage contracting. Is it not an easy thing to do counterinsurgency is in some ways. Much harder execute than ground offensive in love wage. You know, you don't know coming from. It's a difficult thing to do. And certainly the Americans in fact that the Iraqis are going to need help with it for the foreseeable featuring ever since the US invasion in two thousand and free ousted Saddam Hussein the have been sectarian shoes and publicity extremism in a country, which is now run by the Shia majority, people would say that's helped fuel the extremism that ISIS has been able to tap into. Do you think that those issues have been tackled have been dealt with? And how important will that be going forward when the new government in Baghdad looks to rebuild and reconstruct areas that came under ISIS control? I mean, exactly as you say they'd been real continuity in fans is a long-standing trending towards extreme in amongst some communities in Iraq sent doesn't three hundred before is well and the government now needs to do. It can to restore service days and its authority in some of these areas happen just so badly damaged by war. But we're also neglected before the ISIS insurgency and before people decided to join you can see. So, you know, it was just politics and conflicts, very localized in Iraq. But you can see there was a broader trend towards any extremes. And I think actually that has been a swing by though. I mean, I was just so brutal. That polling suggested the obscene. He's actually will let in favor of more hardline version of is not not the people. So I did. So in some senses, they lost support that says to me in a country where there have been real kind of weaponization and sectarian identity. This is not a problem. That's going to go away without tackling some of the courses.
This NYT bestseller has penned his most frightening novel to date
"Us. Now. Zirk our friend, the number one bestselling author in my opinion. Probably the best suspense novelist out there. James rollins. Jeez. Welcome back to the show forever. For having me again. Appreciate it. Yeah. Yeah. Well, great to have you on board and congratulations on the latest. The demon crown appreciate that of the street this debut. Yeah. Absolutely. We'll tell us a little bit about the book, and maybe how it fits into the rest of the cessation of sigma for series. And maybe how they're some departures in some new thrills in their. Sure. Well, this story is number thirteen in the series. Not that you have to read them in any order. No one's read my books in in the proper order. I wish they would. But they don't just totally fine. But in this book, and to quote, my editor she describes it as my most frightening book to date, and I'm not about to argue with her. I think it is one of the curious look I've ever written. But basically the story starts out when a group of scientists they travel to an island off the coast of Brazil, and they discover that all life on the island has been radicchio. It's gone. It's been consumed by species that's beyond imagination freaks them out before they report their discovery, the scientists all attacked and killed, but this one events blows up until into a global threat when the same species that was on the island. Unleashed as a weapon across the Hawaiian islands. And as people begin to die one hundred sit appears to to stop this from even spreading globally as the nuke those islands. But of course, my team of heroes sigma forces called in Detroit. Discover the origin of the species where came from and find a way to destroy it. But the species is still stubborn little guy. It's changing spreading surviving every time. Stop it. And what's sort of frightening about this book, and I'm sort of hedging myself a little bit by not revealing what that threat exactly is. It's one of the threats that homeland security is classified as prime danger against the US, I suppose for the seat for this novel was I had read this list of concerns of homeland security has for the United States in surprised to see this threat raised in the basically the biological threat. And it's one that concerns homeland security enough that I decided to write a book about it. Yeah. That's fascinating. So it's it's still good novel before Christmas, right? No, it takes place in Hawaii. So it's like a little Hawaiian vacation for readers. So it's perfectly time for Christmas. So that you want that little winter holiday, the little beach vacation. Of course this venture. You're not gonna get a little rest and relaxation during this trip. But hopefully, it will if nothing else entertained there you go. Yeah. I was getting a a love seeing the islands. Love seeing the different locations. You go to I was worried because why is obviously go along with everybody else when my all time favorite places. So I gotta make sure Hawaii stays in place. So glad force was on the scene. That's good. Tilson a little bit about maybe some of the characters that were familiar with from the the the past series as well as maybe some new characters in what they bring to the table. Sure, we'll sigma foresaw there for those that aren't familiar there. A group of special forces soldiers that were drummed out of the service for various reasons, but because it's such a aptitudes or skills or intelligence they recruited in secret by DARPA, which is the defense department department's defense and research and development wing, he answered it. They're basically retraining secret to be field agents for DARPA to protect the our shores and very short against I global threats so in this the usual team comes up to bat. But of course, they need to recruit a few extra skilled individuals to help them in this case, we find a Hawaiian firemen that sort of stumbled upon this adventure along with the members of sigma force that are called into play, and he gets sort of semi recruited. So he's funny sort of almost a comic relief character in the book a little bit. And we also have a Tamala just to sum that team C N demolished that works for the national zoo that is called in to explore this new threat. And of course, got the usual cast of characters there's commander Grayson pierces, the leader of the team he's along with his usual cast of characters sigma force and is a little bit of a little extra surprise for gray. In the fact that he finds out that his girlfriend maybe pregnant, but more than that. Major element to the story ovoid. Another twist turn. So let me envisioning you in your say at your office. We'll see it's a deep dungeon or your tree treehouse retreat. Whatever may be, but you're sitting there in your thinking about okay, I've got the series and it's thirteenth in the series. So I knew I have to bring back some of the characters that people are going to be familiar with wise. My fan base will kill me. So to do that. How do you go about planning the the whole plot in this scenario the locations in what the teams going to be doing this time compared to what they did last time. But what are they mission? I resisted doing series. I didn't wanna do a series. All my for stories. We're all individual adventures. It was only pond some pressure from my publishing house that I finally broke down and wrote a series because I had to call the Jessica Fletcher syndrome, you all seem. Fletcher. Cross dead bodies every week. I've never ever stumbled over a dead body. So I always had that sort of problem with serious characters. Why is that one series curated always getting into mischief unless of course, lasts revelations last episode of murder? She wrote that she was a serial killer. She's been framing everybody'll Paul along. Don't make sense. Resisted doing this series because of that problem. But if I make a furious based on a group rather than an individual that can have a little more fun for
"department defense" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Bit of a change in here. Western China you represent an oil gas and coal state and energy extraction. State. Thanks, I interviewed for a job in casper and the price of a drink at the hotel bar was ten percent of the closing price of a barrel of oil. Some some sensitivity to secretary Panetta you're stranded in California. I understand partly because of some difficulties associated with the fires ravaging California. I wonder to what extent of we're talking about national security threats. I know that the department defense addressed national security threats posed by global climate change. Secretary Panetta you ought to make a couple short responses to whether you see any threats associated with that spread Cheney take a short chassis. I know I look I think. I think there has to be a recognition of reality. And the reality is that the that climate change is real. And that we need to we need to confront that. And I I view the impact of climate change along with the military establishment at the Pentagon is something we needed to pay attention to in terms of its impact on security because if there were increasing drought if there were increasing refugee flows that resulted from that in rising seas better going to impact on our installations or on coastline basis or on coastlines.
"department defense" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"Welcome back to animal rights on pet. Life radio. Joining us now is our good friend, the number one near ties bestselling author opinion. Probably the best suspense novelist out there. James Rollins, James. Welcome back to the show. Thanks for having me again. Appreciate it. Yeah. Yeah. Well, great to have you on board and congratulations on the latest. The demon crown appreciate that bite of the cheapest debut. Yeah. Absolutely. We'll tell us a little bit about the book, and maybe how it fits into the rest of the cessation sigma four series. And maybe how there's some departures in some new thrills in their. Sure. Well, this story is number thirteen in this series. Not that you have to read them in any order. No one's read my books in in the proper order. I wish they would. But they don't just totally fine. But let's book and to quote, my editor. She describes it as my most frightening book to date, and I'm not about to argue with her. But I think it is one of the scariest books I've ever written. But basically the story starts out. When a group of scientists, they traveled to an island off, the coast of Brazil, and they discover that all life on that island has been radicalized. It's gone. It's been consumed by species that's beyond imagination freaks them out before the report their discovery, the scientists are all attacked and killed, but this one event blows up until into a global threat when the same species that was on an island is unleashed as a weapon across the Hawaiian islands, and as people begin to die with one hundred sit appears to just to stop. It's even spreading globally as the nuke those islands. But of course, my team of heroes sigma forces called in to try to discover the origin of the species work came from and find a way to destroy it. But the species is still stubborn little guy. It's a changing spreading surviving every ten to stop it. And but what's sort of frightening about this book, and I'm sort of hedging myself a little bit by not revealing what that threat exactly is. It's one of the threats that homeland security is classified as prime danger against the US, I suppose for the seat for this novel was I had read this list of of concerns that homeland security has for the. United States surprised to see this threat raised in this basically is a biological threat. And it's one that concerns homeland security enough that I decided to write a book about it. Fascinating. So it's it's a good novel before Christmas, right? Know, it takes place in Hawaii like a little Hawaiian vacation for readers. So it's perfectly time for Christmas. So that you if you want that little winter holiday, the little beach vacation. Of course this venture. You're not gonna get a little rest and relaxation during this trip. But hopefully, it will if nothing else entertain there you go. Yeah. I was getting a love seeing the islands. Love seeing the different locations. You go too. I was worried because why is obviously along with everybody else when my all time favorite places. So make sure why stays in place. So glad sigma force was on the scene. That's good Tilson a little bit about maybe some characters that were familiar with from the the past series is walls. Maybe some new characters in what they bring to the table. Sure, we'll sigma foresaw there for those familiar there. A group of special forces soldiers that were drummed out of the service for various reasons, but because it's such an aptitudes or skills or intelligence they recruited in secret. By DARPA, which is the defense department's defense research and development wing answered that they're basically retraining secret to be field agents for DARPA to protect the our shores and very shores against I global threats. So in this the usual team comes up to bath. But of course, they need to recruit a few extra skilled individuals to help them in this case, we find a Hawaiian firemen that sort of stumbled upon this adventure along with the members of sigma force that are called into play, and he gets sort of semi recruited. So he's curricula funding sort of almost comically character in the book a little bit. We also have a Tamala just to sum that team. Let's see the end demolish that works for the national zoo that is called into explore this new threat. And of course, got the usual cast of characters there's commander in Pierce who's the leader of the team. He's along with his usual cast of characters sigma force. I is a little bit of a little extra surprise for gray. And the fact that he finds out that his girlfriend maybe pregnant, but more than that. Element to the story. Oy. Another twist and turn. So let me envisioning you in your. We'll say it's your office. We'll see your deep dungeon or your tree house retreat. Whatever may be but you're sending their and you're thinking about okay, I've got the series and its thirteenth in the series. So I know I have to bring back some of the characters that people are going to be familiar with wise. My fan base will kill me. So to do that. How do you go about planning the the whole plot in the scenario the locations, and and what the is going to be doing this time compared what they did last time. What are they initially? I resisted doing series. I didn't wanna do a series. All my stories were all individual adventures. It was only pond some pressure from my publishing house that I finally broke down and wrote a series because I have a with the call Jessica Fletcher syndrome, you all seem murder she wrote. Fletcher. Across dead bodies every week. I've never ever stumbled over a dead body. So I always had that sort of problem with serious characters. Why is that one series curated always getting into such mischief? Unless of course, last revelations last episode of murder, she wrote that she was a serial killer. She's been framing everybody'll make sense. Resisted doing this series because of that problem. But if I make a serious based on a group rather than an individual that can have a little more fun for several reasons. Number one, the threats can come from many different directions. But also, I can indifferent book shine a spotlight on a different character and happened come to the forefront of more and explore their their background with more intensely. And then the next book ship that spotlight again. But what's even better is that, you know, if you're watching murder, she wrote and somebody puts a gun against just the complex head, you know, that triggers never going to be pulled as much as you might want them to pull that. Because she's going to be next week's episode. Whereas if I have a cast of characters a group, you know, no one's safe because at this point Sigler forced recruit, a new member to replace somebody that is it does not survive when my adventure. So I like the fact that can maintain jeopardy, and unfortunately, I've done that occasionally where there's been some surprising deaths in this series. And I won't say if that's the case in this book, and then how's your fan based respond to that that you get a mixed bag of thank God, you got rid of that guy or gal. Or is it dare you James doing? About eighty percent. I'm never gonna read you again in about twenty percent. You know? Well, I guess that's okay. 'cause and I'm okay with that. I want that strong response, you know, 'cause it's if you're having a stronger response than I'm doing my job. I've had I've made you bond with that character. So that if I do happen to have them not survive adventure. I wanted to hit home. So when I want to basically maintain the sense that there is true jeopardy. You know, we've all seen shows where they may hero things like superhuman that they're almost unbelievable. And I try to make my characters as well rounded as possible, you know, gray has been balancing his personal life in his professional life. He's been dealing in the past few books with aging parents wanted with Alzheimer's, and so he's got the global threat. He must deal with the same time. He's you know, has his heart strings being pulled by his family responsibilities and the us as individuals, we all are trying to balance their professional and personal lines. It's always sort of a juggling act. And I think when we. See the character and one of my novels doing the same. We can relate better to them. So that if I do hang that character off a cliff, you know, hopefully, you're gonna care whether they fall off that cliff this amazing to me because the especially when you're talking about a novel in a series in a particular series. You know, these characters become part of our cloth as fans, you know, they're part of our family, and we look forward to opening up that book assume what they're up to do to me when I write the novel. You know, it's it's always fun touch at revisit a character. Especially with the character. When a group has vanished for a couple of books to have them come step back onto onto stage is much thrill for me, I've gone ahead and pull characters from my individual standalone adventures like them, so much that I pulled them, you know, from one of the old books and has them make an appearance one of my signal books. Yeah. That's great. It's almost like an appearance by iron man in a marvel marvel movie never expected it. You always tease wife when we're watching a a show drama in particular. And and you know, the main characters never gonna killed off. But for some reason, he gets falls off a cliff. I'm like, oh man who they're going to get to replace him. I don't know. And of course, she rolls her eyes. Like, you know, he's never gonna there's certain people you can kill off and other ones. Yeah. You better. Not unless you plan on just getting rid of the series in are Martin. And then you can wipe off your entire cast and start over again. That's right. Just started Oliver. Yeah. Horror writer, you know, how many times is Michael or Chucky. You're somebody come back to life. So. It works out. Well, all right. Well, listen, we're gonna take a commercial break hero quick. We'll come back and talk to James Rollins a little bit more about the book. The demon crown and also talk to him about his writing in general pick his brain a little bit about how he's so successful in what he does. And how he goes about doing this crap. So it's gonna be great everybody. Hang tight. You're listening to animal rights on pet. Life radio..
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"department defense" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"Welcome back to the pet life radio. Joining us now is our good friend, the number one bestselling author opinion. Probably the best suspense novelist out there. James Rollins, James. Welcome back to the show. Thanks for having me again. Appreciate it. Yeah. Yeah. Well, great to have you on board and congratulations on the latest the demon crown. Appreciate that debut. Yeah. Absolutely. We'll tell us a little bit about the book, and maybe how it fits into the rest of the sensational sigma four series. And maybe how there some departures in some new thrills in there. Sure. Well, let's story is number thirteen in the series. Not that you have to read them in any order. No one's read my books in in the proper order. I wish they would. But they don't totally fine. But in this book, and to quote, my editor she described it as my mouth frightening book to date, and I'm not about to argue with her. But I think it is one of the curious look I've ever written. But basically the story starts out when a group of scientists they travel to an island off the coast of Brazil, and they discover that all life on that island has been Radicati is gone. It's been consumed by species that's beyond imagination freaks them out before the report, the discovery the scientists are all attacked and killed but this one event blows up until into a global threat when the same species that was on the island is unleashed as a weapon across the Hawaiian islands. And if people begin to die with hundreds it appears don't wait to stop this from even spreading globally, the nuke those islands. But of course, my heroes sigma forces called in Detroit. Discover the origin of the species where came from and find a way to destroy it. But the species is still stubborn little guy. It's a changing spreading. Soroti every temperate stop it. And but what's sort of frightening about this book, and I'm sort of hedging myself a little bit by not revealing what that threat exactly is. It's one of the threats that homeland security is classified as prime danger against the US, I suppose for the seat for this novel was I had read this list of concerns of homeland security has for the United States in surprised to see this threat raised in the basically the biological threat. And it's one that concerns to homeland security enough that I decided to write a book about it. Yeah. That's fascinating. So it's it's a fill good novel before Christmas, right? Know it takes place in Hawaii. So it's like a little Hawaiian vacation for readers. So it's perfectly time for Christmas. So that you you want that little winter holiday, the little beach Bakke Asian, of course, the sigma adventure. You're not gonna get a little rest and relaxation during this trip. But hopefully, it will if nothing else entertain there you go. Yeah. I was getting a love seeing the islands. Love seeing the different locations. You go too. I was worried because why is obviously with everybody else when my all time favorite places. So it's like, I gotta make sure Hawaii stays in place. So glad sick force was on the scene. That's good Tilson a little bit about maybe some of the characters were familiar with from the the past series as well as maybe some new characters in what they bring to the table. We'll stigma foresaw there for those unfamiliar there, a group of special forces soldiers that were drummed out of the service for various reasons, but because it's such a aptitudes or skills or intelligence they recruited in secret. By DARPA, which is a defense department defense research and development wing Anthony that they're basically retraining secret to be field agents for DARPA to protect our shores and very short against various global threats. So this the usual team comes up to bat. But of course, they need to recruit a few extra skilled individuals to help them in this case, we find Hawaiian firemen that stumbles upon the adventure along with the members of sigma force that are called into play, and he gets sort of semi recruited. So he's a great deal of funding sort of almost a comic relief character in the book a little bit. And we also have a Tamala just to sum that team C N demolish that works for the national zoo that is called in to explore this new threat. And of course, got the usual cast of characters there's commander Grayson who's the leader of the team. He's along with his usual cast of characters sigma force and is a little bit of a little extra surprise for gray. In the fact that he finds out that his girlfriend maybe pregnant, but more than that. Element to the story. Boy, another twist and turn. So let me I'm envisioning you in your we'll say at your office at won't see it's a deep dungeon or your tree treehouse retreat. Whatever may be, but you're sitting there in your thinking about okay, I've got the series in its thirteenth in the series. So I know I have to bring back some of the characters that people are going to be familiar with otherwise my fan base will kill me. So I gotta do that. How do you go about planning the the whole plot in the scenario the locations, and what the is going to be doing this time compared to what they did last time. What are they doing series? I didn't want to do a series. All might our press stories were all individual adventures only, putting some pressure from my publishing house that I finally broke down and wrote a series because I I have to call the Jessica Fletcher syndrome, you all seem. Right. Cross dead bodies every week never ever stumbled over a dead body. So I always had a problem with serious characters. Why is that one series curated always getting into mischief, unless of course, last revelations last episode of murder, she wrote that she was a serial killer. She's been framing everybody'll make sense. Resisted doing this series because of that problem. But if I make furious based on a group rather than an individual that can have a little more fun for several reasons number one threat can come from many different directions. But also, I can in different book shine a spotlight on a different character. It happened come to the forefront a little bit more explore their their background little more intensely, and then the next book ship that spotlight again. But even better is that, you know, if you're watching murder she wrote and somebody puts a gun against the competitors. Had he know that triggers never going to be pulled as much as you might want them to pull it. Because she's going to be next week's code where I have a cast of characters a group, you know, no one safe because at this point cigarette force can always recruit a new member to replace somebody that is it does not survive when my adventure. So I like the fact that it can maintain jeopardy, and unfortunately, I've done that occasionally worth there's from surprising deaths in the series, and that won't say if that's the case in this book. And then how's your fan base respond to that that you get a mixed bag of thank God, you got rid of that guy or gal? Or is it dare you James doing? About eighty percent. I'm never gonna read you again in about twenty percent. You know? Well, I guess that's okay. 'cause and I'm okay with that. I want that strong response because it's a strong response. Then I'm doing my job. I've had I've made you I bonded with that character. So that if I do happen to have them not surviving adventure? I wanted to hit home. So when I want to basically maintain the sense that there is true jeopardy. You know, we've all seen shows where they'd make hero seems like such a superhuman. There was unbelievable. And I try to make my characters as well rounded as possible, you know, gray has been balancing personal life in his professional life. He's been dealing in the past few books with aging parents who has Alzheimer's, and so he's got the global threat. He must deal with the same time. He's you know, has his heart strings being pulled by his family responsibilities and the us as individuals, we all we are trying to balance their professional and personal life. It's always sort of a juggling act. And I think when we. See the character and one of my novels doing the same within relate better to them. So that I do hang that character off a cliff. You know, hopefully, you're gonna care whether they fall off that cliff this amazing to me because the especially when you're talking about a novel in a series in particular series, these characters become part of our cloth. As fans, you know, they're part of our family, and we look forward to opening up that book assume what they're up to and I do too when I read the novel. You know, it's it's always fun touch. It revisit the character. Especially with the character. When a group has vanished for a couple of books to have them come step back. Onto onto stage is much thrill for me, I've gone ahead and pull characters from my individual standalone adventures that liked them so much that I pulled them from one of the books and have them make an appearance one of my signal books. Yeah. That's great. It's almost like an appearance by iron man in a marvel marvel movement ever expected. You always tease wife when we're watching a show a drama in particular, and and you know, the main characters never killed off. But for some reason, he gets falls off a cliff. I'm like, oh man who they're going to get to replace him. I don't know. And of course, she rolls her eyes. Like, you know, he's he's never gonna there's certain people. You can kill off and other ones. Yeah. You better not unless you plan on getting rid of the series Martin. And then you can wipe off your entire cast and start over again. That's right. Just started Oliver. Yeah. Or if you're a horror writer, you know, how many times is Michael or Chucky. You're somebody come back to life. So. It works out. Well, all right. Well, listen, we're going to take a commercial break here. Real quick will come back and talk to Jane drawings a little bit more about the book. The demon crown and also talked about his writing in general pick his brain a little bit about how he's so successful in what he does. And how he goes back doing this craft. So it's gonna be great everybody. Hang tight. You're listening to animal rights on pet. Life radio..
"department defense" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"The state department defense department the border people automatically i mean immediately stop muslims from certain countries coming to the us well once the supreme court issues a decision it does become law it's pretty readily available to be implemented would obviously be questioned about the retroactive application of this law and i think that people on on all sides of of the coin on this issue will be unpacking the decision over the next couple of weeks and figuring out how to implement the decision or to to challenge it the director aclu mexico leon howard is our guest so leon what's what's going on as far as aclu new mexico and the situation of the board and the separation of families you're still working on that or is that a thing of the past now that the president has signed an executive order and the administration said we will start uniting parents with kids where do we stand yes of course there is is still much to be done right yeah a lot to be done we have a national class action and there are several plank that are part of that class action is called b nielsen which challenges the practice of the government of indefinitely detaining asylum seekers without the opportunity for a blonde hearing and we have instances of people being held for sixteen months two years without any sort of hearing on on the individual dangerousness to the community or a flight risk and so we're we're continue to challenge that and in that class there several parents who have been separated from their children we are very concerned about the lack of a plan that the administration is shown to reunite parents with their children and then after that what the plan is because essentially what we're we're gaining information that they're going to take military bases and you know how people in detention with their children which obviously not a resolution that we would advocate for all right much appreciate your time today i'm sure got a very busy as you hit trying to unpack this answer questions and maybe allay people's fears as well as the united states supreme court did up hold the travel ban today and a vote of five to four thank you very much for your time today people want to help out with your cost how do people donate contact aclu new mexico yeah so our website is www dot aclu hype in in 'em dot org and if you follow that link to donate and we have a philanthropy director named julie bernard whose information is on our website and she can handle any people who want to donate or have questions about how they can help out with all organization appreciate your time today thank you thank you come back we have much to talk about anything you would like to talk about feel free four two four twelve sixty city has made several hires a key positions hideous santa fe hiring today fortyfive minutes after one o'clock we'll be right back we'll be coming right back to the richard.
California limits National Guard’s border mission, risking clash with Trump
"Wbz news time to twenty north and south korea reportedly considering ending the longstanding state of war between those two countries as health korean newspaper reports that announcement could comment next week's summit between president moon jaein and north korean leader kim jong un and the two sides are also considering connecting a phone line between those two leaders asia expert isaac stone fish thinks this would be a significant development it'd be great for the two sides to have this opportunity to chat on the highest level this is a really good risk management strategy countries have technically been at war since nineteen fifty three and less than two months before the world cup begins in russia the sports governing body is now charging the host country's fans with racism officials with fiba say racist chants were aimed at black french players during france's friendly win over russia last month it's the third racism case this season at a stadium that set to host a world cup semifinal match russia's deputy prime minister says officials are starting to crack down on racist fans wbz news time to twenty twentyone appearing at the national press club in washington california governor jerry brown agreed to send hundreds of national guard troops to the mexican border following a request from president trump could be two or four hundred that's being worked out very good communication between the california's national guard initial headquarters there there are other players like department defense and homeland security so we got plenty to do with respect to our borders governor brown is a democrat and he has said he will not allow those national guard troops to be used for immigration enforcement activities and a controversial statue of the father of modern gynecology has been taken down in new york city wcbs peter haskell has more on that onlookers cheered is marion sims was removed from his pedestal seems is known as the father of college but he also experimented on slaves taylor champion things to removal is appropriate if he was treating women differently by virtue of their race that i think is inexcusable city commission reviewed a host of controversial statues but this was the only one removed peterhansel for cbs news new york here so fast iran from start to finish one place was there marathon wash the newswatch never stops wbz newsradio ten thirty wbz news time to twenty three time for traffic and weather together the subaru retailers of new england allwheeldrive traffic.
"department defense" Discussed on Fit Fierce and Fabulous Podcast
"Somebody's visible who they log in yes you know it's really about you know where the rubber meets around it's are you really doing what you're saying send aaron regenerate and we are wow i think that's so cool isn't that cool how all that all those years of technology you've been able to apply like you were saying it'd be able to apply those things to your business now yes that's what i said it was stepping stones you really needed to go through that journey of the positions that i've held so that i was ready for this and i think this is my greatest adventure i would say with any of the audience that you have on this line is you're never too old so too i shared with you twenty five years directs the into department defense i started my technology business and technology firm at fifty i started generous at sixty so and a lot of it had to do as my first grandson was born january of this year and i looked down on holding this brilliant amazing young man and i'm like what is his life gonna look like in thirty or forty years it's our responsibility to step in and lean in and make sure it's the very best possible so i know that i'm only one grandchild right now i know there's plenty more to come for man praying with my to their spouses but i really felt a calling in a sense of responsibility all that's many more hint hint i know my son's listen.
"department defense" Discussed on Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women
"Leaping well get and it depends on the technology it depends on the lab uh you know we can always take a shot at it and uh make a good pitch for it and again we're the tech managers who there to help that out and i and i don't think i've said it so far but our services do not cost anybody anything we are here to help you bridge that gap between the department defence working with the government and bridge that over to the businesses and the public to make these licences happened so you know they'd have to take a look at any one of these some of the company's it's very important for them to have exclusivity because perhaps they have shareholders uh people don't want to necessarily invest in a company and if they don't know that the company will really you know have a sizeable market share and dominant so there's a lot of factors that we have to kind of bounce around with here okay that's cool um i want to talk about this solar cell enhanced solar cell technology a little bit um it it looks to me like um it it's the right up said that it would could power drones and security cameras one of the issues in the unfortunate the horrible horrific tragedy this week in um last week and parkland florida was it the security cameras had a 20minute delay which is kind of amazing with this kind of technology that keeps the camera running more consistently would that make it easier to not have a delay would that affect the delay issue at all or is that not relator well we're you know i don't know exactly what did you know i if they were just plain running out of energy in that situation or or what operational it was happening but this has to do with some weight harvesting type materials that would absolutely improve the efficiency of the durability the costs of solar cells.
"department defense" Discussed on KOIL
"Of the establish a behold narrative of the establishment has been pushing with regard to russia uh this has been used to manufacture public consent for world threatening new cold war allegations and escalations uh and and seeing brennan being put their this is the latest edition in an ongoing trend of trusted mainstream media outlets being packed with deep state operatives from the united states intelligence community uh jeremy bash uh also is an analyst for an nbc he is uh a former cia and department defence chief of staff uh or i think wait a minute i don't know if he's still active i just saying that the he's on he's in the lineup be there is a national security analysts as well as embassy intelligence national security reporter unknown cia collaborator can danni in former director of national intelligence and russia gate architect james clapper has been welcomed a cnn he was welcome to the cnn family last year by chris cuomo and now he routinely appears is an expert analyst for that at work of cnn were talking james clapper former director of national intelligence james clapper is now a consultant or reporter on cnn as well last year cnn also hired a new national security analysts in michael hayden who has served as cia director nsa director principal deputy director of national intelligence an air force general michael hayden also leads the list of neil constant anti rushing crusaders like victoria neuland robert kagan michael chertoff and richard hat richard haass robert kagan you may remember was one of the authors of the project for a new american century which is a manifesto to basically threaten the president to extend the military industrial complex or there would be a new pearl harbor and lo and behold there was it was called nine eleven victoria nulan you may remember was the woman involved with ukrainian basically uh bringing down ukraine and she was the one that when the eu didn't arrive on time she said f the eu we're going forward with our little operation an operation it was supposed to destroy ukraine and did a.
"department defense" Discussed on KOIL
"Place machinegun fire people running for their lives and it's aids is a horrible thing and it gets reported the news did it happen the middle east no what happened in las vegas that's what's really creepy about this it was in front of a pyramid obelisk masood gunfire like a battlezone right but it wasn't the desert's of egypt it wasn't the desert's of the middle east it was the desert's of the united states of america where people think that when they go there they're safe it's like some some crazy nightmare right and when it goes down we blame everybody we hate holds him it was that it was that group maghreb saw no you know what's going on here is you look at the background of the shooter or the alleged shooter he worked in the defense department he worked on black project issues with the defense department defense contractors run your media and so a this isn't a gut issues about what what what we do to put more heavy artillery in the hands of the police or the military and take it away from the people how do we promote an armed wore an armed conflict with the united states how do we push this armed conflict the united states who gave another government come in and supplant the one we have this is completely amazingly scary that this is the plot if the divest its defence plot tripoli.
"department defense" Discussed on NWAP
"Noel about your that he definitely said that and i think as bullshit and it 'cause you especially being from the dc area you have a bunch of people from the dc area van leigh's who for the cop was chosen i never understood because they are arrivals but through the possibly be in attendance they'll be able to squat but blubber any global also dekalb was a one of the teams that got paid by an about the guy paid by the us army no none of that then other convoys the entire nfl as manager and across all the audit did normative you know i know the entire nfl gop kept saying the cowboys are one of those songs as well yeah yeah so i'd watch for bottle longtime like i remember when his when his skin when swallowed ninety one ninety two on and we had light operated are are at elementary school so long time ago players went on the sidelines for you know for national anthem like the players they'd national anthem it like that santa was even televised so like the players will come out at the national anthem some propaganda anyway i began to map it up non yeah so i'll probably got it like so the department defense and national guard paid the nfl at over ten million dollars to to make them seem more patriotic so defected it's all about the troops in this net like to me i think it's all bullshit is this.
"department defense" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"Will you look at what what was it was nineteen 69 there was now this is this is where he gets interesting back in nineteen sixty nine there was talk of creating a stealth weapon that would attacked immune systems for the sole purpose of genocide documentation from the closeddoor hearing this this hearings closeddoor hearing you it made it quite clear but at the time all biological agents used in weapons systems contain naturally occurring diseases so how do you make biological weapons better and more effective you create non naturally occurring diseases are you take occurring disease and you force while the plight with other things to begin bigoted mutation so when earlier this hearing and sixty nine about what they can do to creek diseases that are uncurable or there are not natural the codes of these diseases could be cracked and chores for the effects of such crippling agents can be found but all the components of lethal weapons were known by scientists throughout the world and so it was then propose that perhaps it would be time to create a new ineffective microorganism which could differing certain important aspects from any known disease causing an an organism and or disease court causing organism one of the mainstream science could not crack and after they had that hearing we started hearing about aids who started hearing about hiv and many people do believe that it was some sort of a created disease in a lab to attack minorities drug users and homosexuals this is from dr macarthur department defense defense subcommittee 1960 nine it's in the department of defense appropriations for nineteen seventy hearings subcommittee of the committee on appropriations house of representatives and says this we can take twenty four years of biological research you seventy six of our biowarfare labs operation i had ten million dollars on top of thirty one million dollars going into navarrese warfare research this year and come up with the ultimate stealth weapon a synthetic bio aged for which no natural immunity could have been required basically creating a very very very very very lethal form of tuberculosis her legal form of of something that could the you know we could develop into something worse and since they had that hearing we've had west nile hiv aids bovine spongiform encepalopathy at the rim i mean we can't possibly say assured do any of these diseases could have been created.
"department defense" Discussed on Beers with Talos
"And it's like i did not realise at i always so is something that was a loan driven thing is like now this there's plenty of funding oportunities so i applied and a just continued on drexel and i applied for uh the national science foundation graduate research fell short program and the national defense give the rest of it was it's as and dse g as us other fell short from the department defense and i received a i was offered both and i ended up taking the a nsf uh g are fp in at that time i think there's like twelve people and electrical engineering that that received it uh and that covered my graduate work uh for for years and while i was doing minor at the graduate migrated work i was really interested in internet economics and game theory and how pricing models could be used to shape traffic or indicate back to the traffic generator uh how to modify their traffic to do congestion control and i made some progress on this work but frankly my mass skills are not amazing their decent uh you see some people they they pick up of a book on edge break graf theory and area below a kind of plow through it up for me as more of a struggle a more of a systems designer kind of person and uh you know i i think in terms of how systems are built in how the broken.
"department defense" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"The blockade is hindering us military actions in the region and the campaign against isis the time had come to call on qatar to end its funding they have to end that funding and it's extremists ideology in terms of funding i wanna call in all of the nations to stop immediately supporting chairs very different messages coming from the secretary's they and the president secretaryastate urging calm wants the us to get involved to end the blockade says it's hurting the people of cutter the president say the cutter res they gotta stop funding terrorism the consequences of these mixed messaging the mix messaging what are they well when it comes to international relations us foreign policy needs to be one coherent message when you have the secretary of state releasing the responsible thing when it comes to keeping regional balance in the gulf and then the president is being all over the place it really sense nieto bad signals in mixed signals which is very dangerous when it comes to this area secondly it also tells us what's going on in the white house the presence more likely listening to some saudi arabian allies and their advice verses of their own his own administration and the secretary of state and quoting the department defense who plywood tell them not to be in this type of rhetoric uh but with the president needs to do is to slow down get off twitter talked to stick trade tillerson and also staff up we've been saying this in congress it he doesn't have the appropriate people in the secretary of state's office or in department defense given the proper advice when it comes to this type of incidents in regions all across the world uh but this type of incoherence is just not good it is something that has plagued this administration is entirely because donald trump himself is disorganized and is not ready for this job you're us as a strategic error drifted cutter the us as thousands of military personnel at the elevator territories are you a camp assaliya as well i've been through those facilities on so the stakes for the us are are very very significant right now our very awkward exchange between the president and secretary of state earlier the day congressman nagago thanks so much for joining us.