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they cannot come together and figure it out at that time. they have got to understand the entire landing plan. i do not see us, in order to meet our requirements, deploying from the continental united states, one or two ships by themselves. they will continue to go as a group. kathleen: one way in the back over here. >> good morning. general, my question is about special purpose marine task force. honduras, american forces, it starts in a couple of months or right now actually. my question is, already there for two months, future, -- thank you.
what is your opinion of this deployment? gen. neller: special-purpose based out of honduras, and now they are operating out of three or four different countries, i will visit in another week or so, it was at the request of the commander and now admiral to provide marine forces to do it that we what she said to work with allies and partners down there to provide a capability for the commander. they have the most recent hurricane earl came through their peer they already went through that one. to engage with military partners down there. a year ago, in april, i met with the marine corps.
a lot of navies in the north and south america regions have marine corps. they have a lot of disaster relief. because of the ecological thing that of happened, they have had earthquakes and tsunamis and volcanic directions. -- eruptions. we have had because of the services they have had down there, we have worked with the mexican marines in the things they do. we are just down there to try to engage with them and maintain a relationship in any way we can.
this will be during a hurricane season. it will be a six-month deployment. we will hopefully have resources to send another group down there next year. >> long ago, you mentioned a new battlefield. can you explain what that looks like and how that relates to calls to rebuild the military to feed -- to defeat the enemy? thank you. gen. neller: when you look at even what is happening on the battlefield in iraq and afghanistan now, technology and the ability of vietnamese
-- even these adversaries that we always considered low-tech, i thought it was a bad thing to underestimate the adversary, the use of information, the use of social media, not just the ideology but to communicate the use of unmanned systems, their ability to move and survive, the ability for the asymmetric capabilities. you take that and put it with a nationstate and you look at what a are doing and you look at what a number of countries around the world are doing, you're kind of in a battlefield more similar to what we would have thought it would look like during a cold war. but i think much more complicated. the chief of the russian military, wrote a really good paper what -- about what he thought the battlefield would look like. i read it three times.
he talks about what he calls fighting a war without fighting a war. the use of information and social media, disinformation, the use of special forces to engage with local forces that may have a political beef with their own country, what we would call conventional forces might somehow be involved in that. you add to that and adversary that would have a capable air force, a capable artillery, capable electronic warfare to find you or to jam you, who can see you, when was the last time an american military force worried about being bombed by enemy air?
world war ii? so what capability to we have to defend ourselves from enemy air or enemy unmanned air? can we mask our signature? i don't know what the battlefield will look like. i think all of the denials of capabilities or being able to contest or something that if we did not start talking or thinking about that, i would not the earning my pay every day. and i would not be doing my job to make sure the young men and women that are the military, i know they feel is same way because we talked about it. we are just paying attention. i think everybody else understands that and we are on a path that is essentially going to -- is partly equipment and
partly training. they will help find solutions to the problems. kathleen: two last questions. i will do one back here and then we will come up front. >> my name is michael tucker with the u.s. border patrol. earlier, you mentioned you wanted to -- deployed observable forces, similar to our mission set. then you mentioned building partner capacity. my question is what are your thoughts on how the training analysis is showing illegal immigration is shifting to a maritime environment? gen. neller: the coast guard, that is what they do. they're the ones, because of their authorities and permissions to do those things, on the water, i would imagine that the border patrol has a certain maritime capability at
least in lakes and rivers around. i think we have had immigration come from syria and north africa. you seen militaries get involved in that. that is more of a law enforcement issue. our involvement, we render aid. so that is something the navy does. we support them with that. as far as defending the united states against immigration, i cannot imagine how that would happen. now defending the united states against a threat of a maritime-born
weapon or some capability. that would fall under northern command and general robinson, and she would work through all of the authorities. if u.s. military forces air or sea had to be involved with that, we'd work that through the relationships they have with homeland security. wholemean, the interagency thing, we have done a lot better, but we have to continue to work at it, because it gets really complicate it. when i was a j-3 that was probably one of the most difficult things i had to understand, who could do what, and who was going to pay for it? because sometimes it came down to that. at the end of the day, we are going to do what we have got to home and safe. i appreciate everything that you and your guys do all over the country. kathleen: here. >> hi. breaking defense. people in the press like myself tend to focus on shiny hardware.
but you have mentioned several times there's some ways, basic ttp's or contest of operations that need to be re-learned that can do a lot, for example, wire around your intelligence cell to help people survive this more intense battlefield. what are some more examples of things people need to re-learn o r things you may need to learn that they never did in the cold war, that could make a difference in a way that just bu ying a new piece of hardware perhaps could not? gen. neller: so, i was talking to admiral davidson, we were talking about signature. in other words, how do you eliminate your signature in the navy -- and the navy used to call it operating in an electromechanical spectrum
reduction. and he realized when they would try to do that -- that is why it's kind of important to be able to do semifore, raise flags, so they have been practicing this. ton off your radar be able shoot celestial navigation, in case the cpgps goes out. they stopped teaching it. they realized that they lost gps, they had no means to navigate, no charts. admiral davidson goes we were trying to do this and we realized we we did not have the right solution because seaman hi cks decided she wanted to check her facebook page, so she walks out on the weather deck at night with her phone and once that -- what's that phone got?
gps. everyone in the world is going to know there is some gps, it's probably on a ship. the same officer that did this with the headquarters group said, what do you think the largest electromagnetic signature in the entire headquarters emanated from? the billeting area. why? because everyone had their phone on. so, we had to take everybody's phone away from them. i mean, i know that sounds silly, but it is not silly. ok, we are going and marines for 30 days, everyone need your phone in the car and tell your significant other, your mom, your and uncle you are not going to get 75 text each day and answer them. simple things like camouflage. i actually saw a marine, one of the last time you saw soldiers operate in iraq and afghanistan
were they camouflage their face and broke up the outline of your helmet with camouflage? when was the last time you saw that? been a long time. we are the enemy did, not worried about somebody seeing us at night. digging a hole. preparing a defensive position. and camouflaging that and living in the field and then not going back to -- every night to check your e-mail. i mean, that is what we have been doing for the last 15 years. not everybody, not everybody. but we've been operating out of fixed positions. we are -- have not maneuvered or lived off the land. in chow hallsing and drinking green been coffee. that is pretty nice. we have done other stuff, don't
get me wrong, but when people think of going to war, that's for the last 15 years, that is what it has been. there are people right on the edge. soldiers and marines living hard. different. so, what i'm suggesting is, and i do not think it will be a problem, those marines and soldiers, they did exactly what we trained them to do. so, we've got to change. you are living out of your pack. you are going to stop at night and camouflage internal all your stuff, and sit there and try to sleep. be careful to not make any noise, and you're going to have absolutely no signature. because a few can be seen, you will be attacks. that's the difference. and that is where we have got to get. neller,: general
before you close this you wear remembrance of a fallen marine. can you tell us a little bit about that? gen. neller: i never met this marine. it's 2006, and we were getting a bunch of jammers that we thought sere going to drive the enemy' ability to use remote control devices to activate an ied, it was going to defeat it. we anticipated they were going to go to, they had two choices, command wire, which means someone has to sit there and actually wait for you to drive by, or they put pressure devices and bury them and wait for you to drive over them. we started talking about how we might defeat the pressure device. -- what if we put a
roller in front of the vehicle? then it'll blow up. they'll offset it. they were all logical reasons, and then i was kind of responsible for our counter-ied program. i was and and one i went to my office and i read about this young man that was killed by ied from a pressure device. that would just say motivated me to get off my general officer backside and make a decision. we decided we're going to build rollers, and we did. the firstas in was week of may. had a bunch of the mechanics at all the different logistical areas make a bunch of them. monster garage rollers. out there in the commercial
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that, or my own professionals out there somewhere? okay, that's what i want to hear. we will work on this issue in the coming year. introduce honor to who will soon be the second senior senator from the state of maryland and a good friend of the urban league. they have a lot of things on this thing that i have ignored because i know this man well. ben cardin has been a friend of the urban league and african-americans in maryland for all his political life, even washe state senate when he u.s. congressional representative. maryland forented the last eight years. ben has been a friend of ours.
he's held many meetings at the urban league and owners. -- urban league headquarters. proponent of racial profiling legislation, and is fighting the battle at the federal level. we will have many discussions at the table. it's my great pleasure to introduce a friend of the urban league movement, senator ben cardin. [applause] ♪ sen. cardin: thank you howard henderson, we appreciate your extraordinary leadership in our community here in baltimore. it's good to be here. local national urban league to baltimore. it's great to have you in the city a lot -- city i love. [applause] descriptive day with my colleague chris van hollen, who
does an incredible job in the house of representatives. thank you for what you do to help my city. you deserve a round of applause. these are tough times. [applause] thanks for what you do to help. the urban league is known to fight not just for the policies to help our urban centers, and we do need the right policies -- but the resources so that we can have opportunity for vibrant urban communities. you are there on the front lines. and there are some issues we can talk about. i know we will talk about voting. i first want to thank you for what you have done to protect president obama's efforts to enact the affordable care act. what an incredible accomplishment with your help. to those who are going to turn it back, we are not going to let it happen. one of the provisions in the act
is setting up the institute for minority health disparities. i am the proud author of that provision. there was a recent study that showed in our urban centers, by zipxpectancy can vary code by as much as 30 years per generation. it points out that we still have a lot of work to do to help our urban centers, and do what is right for you quality in our community. -- for equality in our community. there have been too many tragedies, including the freddie gray in my own city of baltimore. we have to respond in a responsible way. and i am proud that howard mentioned legislation that i authored. it's way past time that we have a national law outlawing racial
profiling once and for all. it hurtsmerican, public safety, it turns community against law enforcement, and it can be deadly. we can do better. i've also introduced was known as the baltimore act which will change some of our criminal justice sentencing guidelines, which are discriminatory against urban centers. body cameras so that we can have accountability for police. most police overwhelmingly do their job the right way. we have to make sure we have the right relationship. my legislation provides for a second chance. let me tell you something -- is not a member of the u.s. senate who has not had a second chance. [applause] so we are can affect that legislation. i want to talk about the main reason for this session. the most important of our fundamental rights, the right to vote.
it is fundamental. reclaiming impact, our right. that's what this is about. act, historic,ts important legislation. to say that we are going to protect every american's right to vote. it has been weakened by the supreme court of the u.s. in one of the worst decisions i have seen come down. 4.lifying section we have legislation in congress to restore the voting rights act, i'm a proud sponsor of senator leahy's efforts. we have to restore it to its strength, and we need your help in accomplishing that. that needs to be the focus of this election. [applause]
we still have problems with voter fraud. in my own election to the u.s. senate 10 years ago, we saw fraud in the state of maryland. i joined a young member of the u.s. senate by the name of barack obama introducing legislation to strengthen the department of justice go after fraud when they tell people the discourageto vote or minorities from voting. we need to make sure we get to the finish line on the fundamental protection. these id laws have to come to an end. we've seen some favorable court decisions from the supreme court. we need to encourage voting, not discourage it. the maryland legislature has done the right thing. they restore voting rights to returning citizens. we must make that a national law. needs to be passed. [applause] everyone should have the right to participate in our elections, and we should not disqualify
someone that has paid their debt and is back in society. while we talk about voting rights, please don't forget our brothers and sisters that live in the nation's capital. they are entitled to have full voting representation in the u.s. congress in both the house and the senate. [applause] that's what this nation should be about. we are here today to talk about how we are going to preserve our right to vote, my vote, my impact, restoring our rights. it starts with unifying in this election, 2016. we need to get people registered and vote. if there is not motivation this year, i don't know when there is. we have to be out there. it is our responsibility. with thenclude admonition of martin luther king
jr., who told us that each one of us easier for emission. each one of us can make a difference in someone else's li fe. but we work together, the national urban league. we can bring about change. we can bring opportunity. and it starts at the ballot box. it starts at registering in the nature that are voters vote in november. if we do that, we really will see urban centers grow with a great future for our children and grandchildren. god bless and thank you for being here in baltimore. [applause] ♪ >> we can do better. let's give it up for senator benjamin cardin. at this time we have the opportunity to introduce you to a gentleman whom i've recently dealt with. he was with me on monday where
we cut the ribbon at the urban league for our entrepreneurship center. congressman chris van hollen, for the eighth district of maryland for the past 13 years. he's a top democrat on the house budget committee. he has worked tirelessly for advocating for strategic such asnt communities the health care. let me to you something else about senator van hollen. as hisbeen reaching out journey to become the next senior center, barbara mikulski is retiring this year. we will call him senator today.
we will call him our next senator for the great state of maryland, chris van hollen. [applause] rep. van hollen: good afternoon everybody. it's great to be with all of you. thank you for your career leadership -- for your terrific leadership at the baltimore urban league. asad the great privilege, president henderson said, just earlier this week on tuesday, to join with him and they had of the urban league when we opened and entrepreneurship center in west baltimore. to try and grow more small businesses, more minority owned businesses, and help support those that are already started to grow even faster so we can have more jobs and more capital formation in baltimore city,