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cr would be the entire government on december 9? >> the exact date has not been decided on the house side. otherwise, you are correct. do you prefer the 16th of december? >> i would have. >> is it a concern if it is the ninth? it will get done on the 22nd? willie ruin your christmas plans --will it ruin your christmas plans? [laughter] >> in terms of zika funding, do you expect the house to pass the original $1.1 billion? >> that is under consideration. i would rather not publicly speculate. >> you have a preference? >> i do.
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ok with the be short-term cr? funding? 1.1 zika a couple of florida republicans filed it. it is the same level that you supported in the senate passed. offsets?bout i would rather not speculate. >> 50. -- thank you. >> c-span's washington journal. coming up on saturday morning, washington examined terri -- will joinommentator us or talk about the latest campaign 2016 developments. then a representative from the center of strategic international studies to talk about the $1.3 billion in
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payments to iran to settle and unresolved arms deal after the initial $400 million payout. be sure to watch c-span's washington journal beginning life at 7:00 a.m. eastern on saturday morning. join the discussion. on the campaign trail today, hillary clinton spoke to reporters after meeting with national security experts. let's watch. good afternoon. i just finished meeting with a distinguished group of national security experts. some served under a republican president, some under a democrat , some under both. some in uniform. they don't agree on everything. together, they represent a great deal of expertise, experiences, and lessons learned. i asked them to join me for a candid conversation about some
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of the most challenging issues facing our country because i believe that america's national security must be the top priority for our next president. to do that job, you need to constantly seek new information and new perspective. test your assumptions, ask and answer hard questions. that is what today was about. i'm grateful to these men and women for sharing their insights with me. i hope and intended that our conversations will continue because as i have said many times, i believe in a bipartisan foreign-policy. we want all we see i to i. when it comes to questions of war and peace and the safety of our country, we can't let party affiliation stand between us. we need to put partisanship aside and work together for the good of all of us. i know we can do it. i have seen it happen under both republican and democratic presidents.
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that will be michael if i am elected -- michael if i am elected. if i'm elected. arming conversation was about isis and terrorist threats. we discussed how isis is finding ways to convince young men around the world and some young women, including in our own country, to get assault weapons or strap on bombs and kill large numbers of people. we talk specifically about a from thato protect us threat at home. we went into detail on what it will take to search our intelligence, to help us detect attacks before they happen. methods tocussed disrupt online recruitment so they stop reaching and radicalizing young people on the internet. one of the points that many of the participants emphasized which deserves a higher priority
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in the counterterrorism strategy is the role of local government and committee leaders here at home. who truly do act as our first line of defense. while we protect the homeland, we need to take the fight to isis. that means smashing their strongholds. denying them safe haven, dismantling their global network financings dancing -- . it requires work closely with our allies. it does not meet sending contingents of american combat troops to take and hold territory. that is either wise nor in the interest of the united states. it is exactly what basis once. instead, -- isis once. instead we have to intensify their attacks. and support kurdish forces on the record i support the point more budget forces and trainers as needed, increased
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surveillance. as i said earlier, i also believe it should be a top party to take the leader of isis off the battlefield just like we did with osama bin laden. that will help us focus our efforts and make it very clear that no one attacks united states or inspires attacks without being brought to justice. here today, we talked about what we need to do. i wouldn't stand up a mission team to bring focus and perky to the -- we will devote the intelligence assets combined with the capabilities of her allies and partners on the the precise application of military force. we know how to do this. we have models to draw from. it will be a pair of priority for me as president. it will send exactly the right message. history tells us that we need an approach that is comprehensive
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and deals with multiple overlapping conflicts in the region and along the entire arc of instability from north africa to the middle east and into central asia and beyond. as we have been reminded in just the last party for hours, with reports of another nuclear test in north korea, we face for many parts -- threats from any parts of the world. isis and north korea's quest for a nuclear weapon or not entirely corrected -- unconnected. the greatest threat of all would-be terrorists getting their hands on loose nuclear material. it is vital that we bring the world together to stop north korea's dangerous game. in discussions of national security, it can be easy to get mired in the tactics or overly focused on the threats. let's not lose sight of what this larger project of american leadership is about.
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it is about creating more piece peace, prosperity, human dignity. that is what we have to focus on every day. number of your excellent suggestions about what's we can and should be doing at home. -- what we can and should be doing at home to bring our american muslim communities must work closely and welcomed into the struggle against radicalization. on theious to follow-up ideas and even some of the model programs that are currently underway. i'm humbled to be supported in this race by a growing number of retired military leaders. earlier this week, 95 retired generals and admirals endorsed me for president. in the past 48 hours, another 15 have joined them. so have people on both sides of the debate to have to defined
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our foreign policy for the last 30 years. the support is an honor. i'm great before. it is also a signal that this election is different. i don't want to rehash everything my opponent has said in this campaign. but no conversation about our national security would be complete unless we acknowledge that the nominee on the other things thats to do will make us less safe. national security experts on both sides of the aisle are chilled by what they are hearing from the republican nominee. that may be the number one reason why this election is the most important in this time. i'm not waiting until november. i'm bringing democrats and republicans together now because i plan to get right down to work on day one. the stakes are too high and the issues are too serious for anything less than that level of
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preparedness. americans should be able to count on their president and commander in chief to provide rational, confident and even killed leadership, especially in tomatoes times. .- tumultuous times i'm people to the men and women i met with today. experts with a broad range of understanding and willingness to share their insights. i look forward to continuing to receive their advice in the days and weeks ahead. we will take just one or two questions. >> do you plan on using the same strategy as the obama administration with north korea? tell us how you will approach this problem? how is it different than the one you and president obama used for
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years while your secretary of state? >> i think it is that the increasing threat posed by north korea requires not only a rethinking of the strategy but an urgent effort to convince the neighbors, is particularly china that this is not just a u.s. issue. herenk we have an opening that we have not had. for the last several years that i intend to do everything i can to take advantage of. we are also going to support and equip our allies in the region with a missile defense system that they require to protect themselves. that is not something that you did the north koreans or the chinese or russians are particularly pleased about. but what is the alternative? anyone who is an
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ally of ours be threatened. we are not going to let north korea pursued a nuclear weapon with ballistic missile capacity to deliver it to the united states territory. line.s a bottom they want to assist us in the effort, we welcome that and we will engage in intensive discussions as soon as possible. >> you put out a statement earlier today saying you support president obama's call for additional sections on north korea. they have faced sanctions for your and it has not stopped them from moving forward. how will a few more sections help and would you consider the kinds of negotiations that you push for with iran? >> the answer is yes. ine faced a similar problem
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2009. as a senator, i voted for every section that was put before the senate against iran. in our effort to try to prevent iran from moving forward on a nuclear program. it did not stop them. they built covert facilities. they mastered the nuclear fuel cycle. they were able to acquire and put into operation and significant number of centrifuges. despite our best efforts were not enough. although we have international sanctions against north korea, some of which i helped negotiate when i was there, they are not enough either. they are not enough for the same reason i was responding to a me about. they are not enough because china has not yet made the decision that it needs to make. threat toa poses a the region and poses a threat to
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the kind of stable border relationship that china has always valued with north korea. we are going to continue to look at how we tighten sanctions because i think there is a role for sections. the regime in north korea lives off of goods and materials that can be smuggled on to keep their lifestyle and their love of luxury going. i think there is a lot more we can do. it will be the top of my list in dealing with china on how we're going to prevent what could very well be a serious conflict with north korea. [indiscernible] jennifer, you don't talk about leverage until you produce leverage. i believe that we do have leverage with china.
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i believe, based on my extensive discussions when i was secretary of state, there is even a conversation starting within china about how to handle the changes in the north korean regime. china has no interest in seeing the kind of build up which we are going to be doing. i will stress this. we will not leave our friends and allies unprotected. we will do everything we can to put in the most effective missile defense system against northhing -- anything korea does. china is not happy about that. we have a lot of leverage and be will exercise that leverage. we will put together the kind of negotiations that i think can lead to a beginning of containing and controlling the behavior of the north korean
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government which has a danger of affecting everyone including china. thank you all. >> do you have a responsive donald trump appearing on television? [laughter] >> every day that goes by, this just becomes more and more of a reality television show. it is not a serious presidential campaign. beyond one's imagination to have a candidate for russiant praising a autocrat like vladimir putin. lot in with him in the way that he has approved of his wish list and not even really understanding what he has likes done -- already done
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invading and occupying crimea. we are living in challenging times. that was reinforced by the excellent discussion we had today. who wants to assume the response ability of being president and commander-in-chief should be making the kind of reckless and dangerous statements. and identifying with the regime that has some aggressive tendencies toward our interests and values, our friends and allies. surprised, i'm not sure anything surprises us anymore. i was certainly disappointed that someone running for president of the united states unseemlytinue this identification with and praise of the russian president, including on russian television.

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