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martha: okay. bill: so you did a triple yesterday. martha: yeah. overtime. bill: triple today? >> triple today too. trying to buy you a christmas present. see you later, guys. ♪ ♪ ♪ jon: busy day for martha maccallum. high-profile names for key post positions in his administration. welcome to what's happening now, i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. introduced retired marines general james mattis for choice of defense secretary on the second stop of his so-called thank you tour. peter ducey with more. peter.
peter: secretary of state pick should come at some point next week and that mitt romney is still on the short list. we learned this from the president elect himself this morning while he was accepting the time magazine person of the year award. yesterday was a big one from the transition team too. a week after saving thousand american jobs to méxico, mr. trump announced on agreement with japanese companies that will bring a lot of jobs to the states if it all works out. >> one of the wealthiest men in the world, you saw it today, did anybody see it, maza, great guy in japan, he has pledged that he will put $50 billion in the united states because of our victory. 50billion. 50,000 jobs. 50,000 jobs he's going to be
investing in. he's a great guy. peter: that same event the president elect introduced north carolinians to his pick, retired general james mattis. there are going to be a lot of angry people if congress doesn't come through with a waiver of mattis in that capacity and mattis says this. >> i'm grateful for the opportunity to return to our troops, their families, civilian of department of defense house i know how committed they are and devoted they are to the defense of our country, the defense of our constitution and with our allies strengthened, i look forward to be civilian leader so long as the congress gives me waiver and the senate votes to content. peter: keep an eye on des moines
brandstad was expected to accept. bradstad move to china will make first buck yie female state governor. jon: for more on this let's bring president and founder of nbn and morgan ortegus. morgan, to you first because you built your career in both diplomacy as well as finance. duster ri yet appoints, picks a guy who is
a close to be close friend of the embassador, is that smart politics or i don't know a detrail of what he talked about in the campaign trail. morgan: mr. trump has been incredibly smart and adept in picking the people to the cabinet. we had the phone call last week, the chinese foreign ministry came out to say that the pick was basically heartened by the pick, that brandstad is a friend of china. this is smart considering with what happened to taiwan. i served in two embassies overseas, what every country wants is feel that the embassador is close to the president. so that's why this pick is important. he understands china and he's clearly been a friend of donald trump in this campaign for a long time. that matters if you want to get anything done in a country.
jon: the thing that puzzles me, simon, you suggest that you're going to be tough on china and you pick friend of chinese president, how does he carry the tough-love message to china? >> brandstad experience. this is the most difficult bilateral relationship in the world. i'm heartened by someone who is a democrat that trump picks somebody who has reasonable claim to job itself and that's somebody who is an outsider like many of the other picks. i think this is good. i think that a lot of americans are feeling good by the way this transition is working. there are some serious people coming into the administration. what was an area of concern. i don't agree with all the picks, so far, you know, donald trump is sending a reassuring message to many americans about the competency of the team he's putting together. jon: let's talk about james
mattis to be defense secretary, morgan. he has actually disagreed with donald trump, suggest that had -- suggested that donald trump wants to tear up the iran deal. general mattis saying it's kind of a done deal and you can't do it. how does he go about taking the job and handling iran? >> first let me say that i would march behind general mattis anywhere. he was a pick that made both sides of the aisle and specially united, the republican foreign establishment because he's such an impressive pick and distinguished background. i think it's important to note that general mattis is no dove on iran. this is a guy basically let go by the administration because he refuse today -- refused to tow a line on iran. the most important thing is not specifically what he does with the deal but does he enforce the deal, does he enforce sanctions.
congress just snap back sanctions. there's no enforcement that we let iranticipate -- iran get away with everything. i think that that's not what you will see in a new trump administration, that's not the kind of attitude that, i think, you will see from general mattis as it relates to iran. it's important to note that iran is still the largest state sponsor funder of terrorism in the world and they go, they threaten america, they threaten ally israel, they support hezbollah and do this all around the world often without repercussions and they should be nervous. jon: a lot of american troops lost their lives due to iranian military supplies in iraq. simon, general mattis is a pretty consensus choice to the aisle, as a democrat, what do you think?
>> listen, i don't know him. the people that i respect have come out strongly for him. that's part of reassurance set of picks. i think the big risks for donald trump right now is that many of the people that he's put into thighs -- these positions in this particular job and that he's also experience in politics, polls write is different in the world and goes by different set of rules, would the remaining picks that he have more from the political arena if everybody is a a newbie. i think it's very d -- you have to have a very high bar to criticized. this is a deeply inexperienced team in politics, not at life and we will see how that plays out early next year. jon: he did promise to drain the swamp.
>> right. morgan: he did. absolutely. jon: good to have you on. jenna: speaking of issues, the next administration will have to confront. we is your -- turn to syria to allow humanitarian aide come in. syrian forces gape control of three quarters of the city that has been stronghold for rebels for years now. connor. >> the battle for aleppo is becoming turning point in civil car. -- war. it really is the real prize of the ongoing war in syria. rebels have been losing territory just last night. they retreated in the old city
part of aleppo and in the last few weeks, they lost 75% of the territory they had control. they are really in back heels and lines have been broken. as a result you see the rebels and many of the people in civilian population in the rebel-held areas fleeing. there are people trying to get out of there, trying to get to places where there's food and water that's available but thousands according to u, in that are stuck in the fighting between rebels and the advancing assad and progovernment troops as they move in there. stepping back, this really is a big battle in the overall war because aleppo is really the heart of the syrian opposition and there's a real question about what is the syrian opposition look like if they no longer control aleppo. they have lost territory in other parts of the country as well including several other key areas, so if they lose aleppo, the big question is what does
the syrian opposition look like going forward? it's possible that it sort of retreats into a guerrilla-style campaign where they control large swaths of land. that would be a big, big victory for the assad regime and iranian and russian backers who really do look to consolidate territory aleppo and entire country. so jenna, what we are watching in aleppo is a key battle for not only that city but also in terms of what this war looks like going forward. jenna: we will be watching, thank you. jon: accused of murdering nine people in cold flood. dylan roof's penalty trial is underway. we will update you. the latest into the investigation of deadly fire in oakland, what authorities say might have sparked the terrible blaze. we will have a live report.
jon: right now crime stories. opening statements begin today in dylan roof's criminal trial. he's charged with killing nine parishioners in south carolina last year. roof had asked to represent himself but later requested lawyers be rehired for the guilt phase of the trial. if convicted roof will represent himself in the penalty phase. the stepmother of an oregon boy missing since 2010 accused of stealing a handgun from roommate's home in california. terry scheduled to appear in court next week, last known person to have seen 70-year-old before he disappeared in portland in 2010. portland is not a suspect. a man convicted of killing his father-in-law is dead now executed in georgia, died by lethal injection, ninth perp in
georgia to be executed this year . jenna: california investigators say they have ended the search for more victims of the deadly fire in oakland. final death toll at 36. investigators are still looking at the cause of the fire and focusing on the artist collective that housed appliances. emergency workers have searched entire warehouse. claudia live in oakland with the latest. claudia. >> just moments ago police announcing that recovery crews have finished their search of the ghost ship warehouse and did not find anymore bodies which means final death toll stands at 36. now with heavy equipment gone, you can get a better look at the charred wreckage of this building and perhaps make out the red letters on the front wall, they are spelling out ghost ship. it is an eerie site.
cause of death for all of them smoke inhalations, not burns. fire may have started near a refrigerator set against the back wall. >> on the back wall there's a significant 45-degree burn and hot spots indicate that a 45-degree burn might be the origin of the fire. >> allegations of code violation and illegal activity among complaints documented in 30 years of public records that are now being released by the city of oakland, navy base and former ten ants say police knew that people were living there illegally and that the place was a fire trap along with the man who managed this enclave and people who owned the building which by the way have not surfaced at all publicly. oakland building inspectors are having to explien why they didn't follow occupy on trash and residential space when the place was permitted for
commercial use. he couldn't get inside and in the words of one city counselman dropped the ball and never went back. that inspector did follow procedure but a lot of people are blaming the city for not shutting this down years ago and now investigators with the almeda county are looking to determine who is to blame or if anyone might be arrested. criminal charges possibly could change from ill voluntary manslaughter to murder depending on the evidence. jenna: we will continue to watch the story. claudia, thank you. jon: after math after a huge fire, after eight long days, tennessee gets a first look at what's left of their homes. december 7, 1941, 75 years since
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fire soared through the town. the fast-moving fire fanned by hurricane forced winds two days of rain have helped fire crews get a handle on the fire. it's mostly contained now. authorities say nearly 1800 businesses and homes were damaged or destroyed in and or near gatlinburg. jenna: 75 years ago when the bombs started falling on pearl harbor, more than 2400 people lost their lives, japanese launched what has been described as a surprise attack on our naval base in hawaii drawing the united states into world war ii. we are going to talk more about that surprise in a moment but in the meantime more than a hundred world war ii veterans are in hawaii for today's events, similar ceremonies are held in the world war ii memorial in washington. joining pulitzer author, 12 days
to the attack. steve, you worked for the philadelphia inquire and washington post, you covered lots of different stories. what brought you to 12 days, what did you decide to focus on them? >> i got interested in the command who was the commander in chief of the pacific fleet, his name is kimmel and really got fascinated by the fact that up until that day he had a stelar career, he was a perfection personified and respected and known throughout the navy by diligence and quest to train those who worked for him and he was by no means incompetent and what happened to him on december 7th struck me as great personal tragedy and that blossomed about writing the entire 12 days before the attack. you might ask 12, the japanese fleet set sailed 12 days before
the attack from a secret location in japan. so that was sort of the bookends for the book. jenna: fascinating. what were some of the clues that this was coming? >> they had multiple clues that japan was about to do something. they didn't know what but there were reports coming out of the far east that japanese warships and troop transports were starting to head toward the south, the south pacific. the japanese were burning diplomatic, their secret documents and destroying code machines at the embassies and consulates in washington and london. our eves droppers lost track of several japanese carriers, they couldn't find where they were on the radio waves, they seemed to have dropped out of sight and with each passing day it looked and war was about to break out.
pearl harbor was from the blue is misleading. we knew war was coming. the surprise was not that there was war but where it broke out. jenna: why were the other red flags raised overlooked? >> i think, there was a large dose of come play -- we felt that we were the best navy in the world and there was allow regard held for the japanese as warriors. we thought their aircraft were second rate, we didn't they they were creative or technologically proficient. the believe of staging a rage in pearl harbor even though that had been theorized over the months we felt that was beyond the capabilities of the japanese
because we felt it was yoond our uin capability to conduct such a raid on japan and if we couldn't do it, they couldn't do it. so there was this sort of mind set that the impossible was just that impossible. jenna: wow, what a lesson about thinking bigger. >> yeah. jenna: we were looking at all the footage, i'm a navy wife. i can't imagine this day -- being a part of this day in whatever way whether you are a part of the battle or family member or just a citizen watching this footage as it came in across the country. steve, what do you think we can learn from what you discovered in your would recollect and how do you think it applies to the modern enemy that we are facing? >> several lessons from the attack that could apply not only to military but all of us in our daily lives. one of the things if you assume some things without verifying them, you're likely to wind up in a disaster. i also think that one of the
problems at pearl harbor was a tendency to receive intelligent -- intelligence but put a positive spin on it so that you didn't have to change what you were trying to do and i think all of us have that tendency of not wandering to budge from preconceived ideas and plans even when we get new facts and i also think that one of the lessons to be learned is that when you write messages, write them clearly because part of the problem was washington's messages and warnings to the pacific were ambiguous and easily misread and they were. jenna: fascinating. a lot of the scenes really strike a chord. some messages were very general. you got them but you didn't know what to do with them. steve, fascinating work. we appreciate your insight specially today. we look forward having you back on the program. thank you. >> thank you. jon: look forward to reading that. the new drama over air force one, what boeing told mr. trump's transition team and
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wisegerber, global defense one, as you wrote about the airplane and the costs associated with it more than a year ago before it was apparently in donald trump's crosshairs. you point out it's not the plane that's expensive, it's all the toys, the bells and whistles that the government needs to put on it. >> exactly. this is a flying mobile command center in the sky. it's not something that's gold plated with lavish toilet seats or something like that. it's a military command center. it is a boeing 747, but it's completely stripped down after its built and completely redone inside, all the wires hardened to withstand electromagnetic pulse from a nuclear attack and has special communications that allow the president to communicate with washington or the military. from anywhere in the world. so it's not that it has all these extra features in it, and these features are all required by the military and the secret service. so if mr. trump doesn't want that stuff on the aircraft,
then he can convince the military that it shouldn't be there. the price will likely come down. jon: the history of how these planes get ordered is kind of interesting, and i saw it in your article. it's always been a president who's in his second term who orders a new air force one that he won't be able to use. >> right. it's just not politically attractive to order a private jet for yourself, so what typically happens is a president in his second term, his or her second term would order the plane and the successor likely will never have a chance to fly it. if this project's on time, and not many military projects are, it will be ready, say, 2023, but likely even if mr. trump wins a second term, he'll likely never fly on the plane. jon: you pointed out the existing air force ones kind of are really aging aircraft, as shiny and sparkly as they look, every time they appear on the ramp.
>> yes, the 747-200 models built decades ago, the current planes are more than 25 years old. and the big thing is there's no parts to these. the successor to the plane has been out of production, so you have now a newer version of the 747, which itself is actually reaching the end of its life. say if the military needs parts for this, needs to find aircraft that are retired, parks in deserts sometimes or 3-d print-specific components, say if the current plane breaks. jon: why is donald trump complaining about this one, the $4 billion is an estimated cost, and it hasn't even been spent yet? >> well, i think if you talk to most people, $2 billion per plane, there is two of them, it's a lot of money. and doesn't seem, you know, it's among ordinary people, that's an exorbitant amount of money, and private jets don't typically cost that much. jon: sure. >> so what he's going to have to do, he's going to have to come, in meet with the
military, look the the requirements and see if he wants to actually change them, and if not, it will probably end up costing what it is, his own 4 billion. jon: his own 757 is an aging aircraft itself. what has it done to the defense industry nationwide? >> let me tell you, they're shaking in their boots right now. for one, this air force one program was insinuated it was over budget and the costs were out of control. it hasn't started yet. wrenches aren't even turned. there are plenty of military projects that are over budget and costs are well documented being out of control. this is being felt very much by the defense industry as a kind of a fire, an initial shot, and they're pretty nervous they're going to get called on all the cost overruns that have slowly, let's just say in the last few years, have come down a little bit but are very, very, very high. jon: in the center of a tweet storm. marcus, thank you very much. >> thanks for having me. jenna: fascinating to listen to. we're watching the wave of
political unrest around the world, the latest from italy where the prime minister is set to resign after losing a referendum he backed. that follows a series of losses for the quote, unquote establishment with outsiders like president-elect trump winning the election after the uk brexit te and other surprises like it. next guest from the "wall street journal" called the system didn't work, and in it he writes this -- but the root complaint is not about economics, it's about justice, brett stephens joins us now on his comments by the "wall street journal." what do you mean by that? >> there is economic component to the complaints. the reason people are reacting so viscerally to this kind of phenomenon is because they feel in their bones what's happening is unfair. that they're not being represented, that their votes
aren't carrying, they're being imposed upon by rule makers in whose election they've never really had a say. take the italian referendum. what's the objection? the referendum was arcane, the prime minister of italy wanted to shrink the size of the senate to make it more possible to pass economic reforms that he thought would be in the best interest of the country. maybe they are, maybe they aren't. italians sense these are economic rules being written in berlin for the benefit of germans, not for the benefit of italians. or go as far afield as the philippines, a president said he wanted to kill drug addicts the way hitler killed jews. incredible statement. a lot of filipinos say we want moral justice in our streets and let's leave the legal niceties aside. the impact is the same in the united states as it is in britain, the system we have isn't just, it isn't fair, and that's more important than the
arguments about trade or other things. jenna: one of the things you pointed out in your piece is you felt there was a lack of good information and i'm going to add a caveat with that, for statistics that are relied onto tell people how they should feel. that the numbers may be accurate based how they're measured but not the full story. talk about that. >> unemployment has come down to statistically full employment. americans understand that the jobs that are available to them now might not have the status or the pay of the jobs that were available to them, say, ten years ago. so there's this idea that the system worked. in fact, the system did more to mask problems than to solve them. that's also the reason why pollsters keep being taken by surprise about how people actually feel. jenna: so how do you fix that? >> for one thing, it would be good to have deeper, more reliable sense of the state of the country. when you have, for instance, take again, unemployment. we talk about the unemployment
rate. we very rarely talk about the labor participation rate. how many people have given up looking for a job in their 50s, they're still in their prime working years but feel they've been left out from the new economy. so it would be better to start thinking about labor participation rather than unemployment. another important thing to do is for those of us who think that for instance, free trade is, in fact, a good thing for americans. you can't make that argument in terms of efficiency, saying this is an efficient type of market. you have to make the argument in terms of what is in your interests and what is frankly right for the world. instead of talking about economic questions, talk about the rights and wrongs. that's partly a matter of rhetoric but partly a way of saying this is why we would like a more open world. it's not simply for someone else's benefit. jenna: right for individual, right for the nation. maybe we should talk to more people. [ laughter ] >> that might help.
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like-minded people who share a skewed view of the world, but we have to deal with the russians that we face, and nato sets itself as the mature adult in the relationship. jenna: alexander vershbow, nice to have you on the program. >> good to be here. jenna: you had a good description of some of your experience, i'd like the viewers to hear, it let's play that sound. >> certain growing nostalgia for the soviet period, for people born after the breakup of the soviet union. i lived in brezhnev's russia in the late 70s. it was a bleak time, that's when they were throwing dissidents into psychiatric hospitals. i get a little worried when russians are getting nostalgic for that time in history. jenna: listening to your interview in october. that caught my attention. can you tell us more about that time? >> well, it was a place which was very gray.
the soviet economy didn't work very well, couldn't produce consumer goods, a highly militaryized society. they were engaged in foreign adventures in afghanistan, supporting insurgencies in angola and we had a repetitive time in the soviet time. there is instability in europe, it's the opposite, europe is unstable because vladimir putin has essentially torn up the international rule book that we have worked out together since the end of world war ii and especially since the end of the cold war. that's most apparent in his aggression in ukraine. jenna: i want to talk to you more about how you see the world with so much experience in russia and obviously with nato as well. i'm curious what brought it out foreign service? why did you decide on that path? >> that's a strange story. i went to a high school that offered the russian language in the 10th grade, russian or
chemistry and i chose russian and the rest is history. i went to study russian in college and grad school and joined the foreign service out of columbia university wanting to be practitioner rather than observer. jenna: as you take a look back on your career that's taken a lot of twists and turns, you think that this is a very dangerous relationship we have with russia right now. why do you think that about modern times and how do we make it less dangerous? >> it is more dangerous because you've seen russian regime which is ready to change borders in europe by force for the first time since world war ii, and it has engaged in active destabilization of ukraine as we speak supporting gangster states, and occupying chunks of georgia and moldova. that is what makes the situation in europe inherently dangerous, and i think we obviously share president-elect trump's desire to put that
relationship in a better place, but getting there is fraught with lots of risks and first and foremost, we need to stabilize the relationship, introduce a bit more impredictability of the kind we had in the cold war, but then have to set out clear conditions, we can only reset the relationship if russia comes back into compliance with the rules that -- it helped actually to write but has torn to shreds. jenna: going back to your experience and watching vladimir putin for many years now. what do you think is the most effective way to get him to do what we want, quite frankly? we want what's in the best interest of our country. >> well, first we have to negotiate from a position of strength, that sounds like a cliche, but it happens to be sdprushgs we have to stand by our principles. i think putin ultimately respects strength and consistency in foreign leaders, but at the same time, we should hold out a very positive agenda. what putin could get from our
relationship, if he comes back into observance of the rules. his economy is going downhill fast, the sanctions are having an effect, failure to reform the economy as maybe the main culprit, he could use a boost in trade and investment. we could always work together on military arms control, stabilization measures, so that the risks that are inherent to the relationship could be managed. jenna: sounds like a long list with a lot to do but clarity would help. i'm looking back at your resume, former assistant u.s. secretary of defense, former ambassador to russia and korea. obviously recently with nato. briefly, ambassador, wondering what it feels like to take a little break from government roles that you've had? >> i've been doing government jobs for 39 years, so i'm not going to completely disconnect, i'm planning to join one of the big think tanks in washington, the atlantic council, but maybe slow down at the same time. jenna: you are based in
washington, d.c., we look forward to having you back on the program. hard to find someone with your expertise and time as well. thank you for joining us ambassador. >> thank you very much. jon: after a powerful earthquake kills dozens of people, new trouble for crews trying to reach the trapped survivors before it's too late.
. jon: let's check what's ahead on "outnumbered" at the top of the hour. >> president-elect trump reportedly filling out his national security team and blasting president obama's foreign policy as the u.s. homeland security chief says we are less secure than eight years ago can. mr. trump make us safer? >> "time" magazine names trump person of the year but calls him president of the divided states of america. more mainstream media bias.
>> plus our hashtag, one lucky guy, fresh in from hollywood, "outnumbered," top of the hour. jon: that will be fun, we'll be watching. >> thank you. jenna: right now, new trouble for earthquake ravaged indonesia as power without blackouts and rain, nearly 100 people killed in the magnitude 6.5 quake and the death toll is scheduled to rise. greg palkot is covering it live from the london bureau. >> you hear the words indonesia and earthquake together, you can think of the horrible death and destruction we witnessed 12 years ago with the tsunami and earthquake. this time, no tsunami but a lot of casualties, it was a strong but shallow quake they're describing on the northeast coast of the indonesian peninsula, rescue workers scrambling through the day using diggers, using construction vehicles, sometimes bare hands trying to find anybody alive under the rubble.
in addition to the 100 people you mentioned, there is something like 500 injured, many of them seriously, it's dark there now, so full scale rescue efforts, but when it begins again, it is expected, it is feared more dead could be found. indonesia has been the scene of many earthquakes as we've noted on this rim of fire, that's what they call it in the pacific where the tectonic plates meet and sometimes cause a lot of destruction, aftershocks today have been felt as many as five as well as a loss of vital services in that 2004 earthquake and tsunami, 230,000 were killed, jenna. any dead, any injured, of course, is heart breaking. back to you. jenna: greg, thank you. jon: new next hour on "happening now" -- a new trial for a woman accused of trying to have her husband killed begins today, despite defense objections. why her lawyers say she cannot get a fair trial? plus the brand-new trump
. jenna: we'll see you back here in an hour. >> "outnumbered" starts right now. >> a fox news alert for you. remembering a day which forever changed the course of our nation, we await the start of a ceremony at pearl harbor in hawaii. it marks 75 years since the japanese attacked us on december 7th, 1941. more than 2,000 americans perished. the attack on pearl harbor catapulted the united states into world war ii. four of the five remaining survivors of the "u.s.s. arizona" will be there to attend today's events. likely the last mass gathering of world war ii veterans on american soil. we say that because most of them now would be in their 90s and beyond. a moment of silence is scheduled for 7:55 a.m. local time there.