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his tear away. the speaker is to get much more after this. >> everybody have a great easter weekend, where back on tv monday at noon, "happening now" right now. >> jon: we begin with this fox news alert, a massive manhunt for an armed and dangerous suspect comes to an end thankfully as a wisconsin man who allegedly sent a threatening manifesto to president trump is captured. >> jenna: police say he also stole an arsenal of guns and now is behind bars after being on the run for more than a week. we're covering all of the news "happening now." >> jon: north korea threatening an attack against the u.s. if it feels threatened. tensions rising as pyongyang appears poised for a new nuclear test. parents and students feeling extra pressured this tax season after an irs leak shut down a helpful filing tool. what it could mean for your child's financial aid. and thrill seekers get more than they bargained for as a
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roller coaster leaves them stranded high above the ground for hours. it is all "happening now" ." ♪ >> jon: but we begin with new details on one of the most powerful weapons in the pentagon's arsenal as the u.s. jobs the biggest nonnuclear bomb ever used in combat on the islamic state, welcome to the second hour of "happening now," i am jon scott. >> jenna: i'm jenna lee. pentagon releasing a video showing the so-called "mother of all bombs" plunging from the sky and exploding on its target in eastern afghanistan paired u.s. defense officials say it wiped out a cave and tunnel system controlled by isis leaving several other stead. >> jon: david is here with the latest on that. >> it is called a massive ordnance air blast, m.o. ab, hence the nickname, "the mother of all bombs." it weighs almost 22,000 pounds,
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most of it pure explosive, the bomb has the impact of about 11 tons of tnt. it is so large, has to be dropped from a cargo plane. the bomb dissents by peer she then detonates while still in the air. it is not a cluster buster but was used for softer targets such as the caves and tunnels being used by isis in eastern afghanistan near the pakistan border. that is the same region where usama bin laden once hid out. less than a second after he goes off, the blast literally sucks the oxygen out, creating a huge fireball below. the mushroom cloud can be seen from a distance of 20 miles, shock waves from the blast caused nearby structures to crumble. u.s. officials say at least 36 isis fighters were killed by the bomb without any civilian casualties. isis disputes that and says in a statement that no one was killed. u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan general john nicholson says isis was terrifying the local population. >> they have sent suicide
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bombers into mosques and murdered people during their prayer, and just last month, they shot and stabbed hospital patients lie in their bed. there animals. >> the bomb has another purpose beyond its destructive power, and that is a psychological impact. the bomb was designed but never used during the iraqi war. the explosion is thought to be so powerful that opposition forces will simply be too terrified to fight, and despite its immense blast, it is nowhere near as destructive as a nuclear bomb, for example the nuclear bomb dropped on hiroshima was 1,000 times more powerful. while some afghans who were victimized by isis say they were grateful for the u.s. strike, others disagreed. the former president of afghanistan speaking out, calling this act in his words "inhumane." >> jon: david lee miller from our mideast bureau, thank you. >> jenna: in the meantime,
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president trump spending easter weekend at mar-a-lago, the president taking time yesterday to commend the u.s. military before departing for florida. >> we have incredible leaders in the military, and we have incredible military. we are very proud of them. this was another very, very successful mission. >> jenna: kevin corke is why from the white house with more. >> you're right, exactly the president as his customer once again crediting the troops for that very strategic delivery of the so-called mother of all bombs, obviously making big headlines in the process, but i think it is critical to point out the president has always done this sort of thing, making sure that the troops know they have the full support of the white house. that strike delivery nearly 22,000 pounds of ordinance, as you heard david lee miller tell you about, hammering out a system of tunnels and caves supporting isis transport in eastern afghanistan. the president not only said he was proud of our troops come he added that they have his full blessing out in the field. >> we have the greatest military in the world.
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they've done the job, as usual. we have given them total authorization. that is what they are doing. frankly, that is why they have been so successful lately. if you look at what has happened over the last eight weeks and compare that to really what happened over the last eight years, you will see there is a tremendous difference. >> that strike in afghanistan has north korea on high alert peered all this just is head of the country so called day of this on holiday on the 15th, and it should come as no surprise the north is now daring washington to pick a fight. >> even though the u.s. is trying to invade our country or attack it, they will not do this because we have such a major strength if they do it, we would smash their heads. we would blow them up. >> all this back and forth rhetoric coming just as the u.s. strike carriedhe uss carl vinson makes its way into the sea of japan not very far from pyongyang. as you all know, the president is on holiday, spending the easter holiday weekend down in
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florida, however his national security team as you can well imagine as well as the pentagon are all on alert and at the job. back to you. >> jenna: kevin, thank you. >> jon: meantime, cia director mike pompeo tearing into wikileaks yesterday, offering scathing criticism of the group's founder, julian assange. he calls an "air fraud and wikileaks a hostile intelligence service." >> individual such as julian assange and edward snowden seek to use that information to make a name for themselves. as long as they make a splash, their care nothing about the lives they put at risk or the damage they caused a national security. >> jon: catherine herridge live in washington with more on all of this. you were at the director's speech, so of all of the security threats this nation faces, why focus on wikileaks? speak of the cia director said he chose to highlight wikileaks because it is part of an emerging pattern where small groups partner with emma enemy states to amplify the damage to
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u.s. national security. >> we have spent a lot of time looking at hard targets, nation state actors, but now have this new threat sitting out there which behaves in a slighty different way but has as its mode of the destruction of america and the very same way that those countries do. >> director pompeo signaled and singled out julian assange, more than four years ago, he sought asylum in ecuador and fled to embassy in london to avoid tradition to sweden where he faces sex crime allegations. he reinforces the u.s. intelligence conclusion that the russian president intelligent service provided wikileaks with emails from the dnc and former clinton campaign manager john podesta to interfere in the u.s. election, adding that russia's primary propaganda outlet has actively collaborated with wikileaks. in march, wikileaks posted what is described as the most significant leak of secret cia files including programs capable of exploiting smartphones, and a joint intelligence program with the british that turns smart
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intelligence pot [boos] appliances like tvs into surveillance and recording devices. the cia directed not comment on the authenticity of the files but emphasized the cia does not do its work pneumatically in the united states and then he again he attacked the messenger. speak out julian assange is a narcissist who has created nothing of value pair he relies on the dirty work of others to make himself famous. he is a coward, fraud hiding behind eight screen, and on campus, we know someday about wizards hiding behind screens. >> he got a laugh from the audience but otherwise it was pretty heavy stuff. there has been no direct response from julian assange but on the wikileaks twitter account, they say they stand behind their work, calling it "the work exposing autocratic regimes," and that is a direct reference to the united states. >> jon: some blunt talk from the cia. >> for a change, right? >> jon: surprising in a way. catherine herridge in washington, thank you. >> jenna: on other news, the
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manhunt for joseph "outnumbered" due next week seven is over, he has been apprehended after allegedly stealing weapons from a gun store. they say he was found while asleep trespassing on someone else's property. >> this was a good friday in more than one way. we would like to report that the fugitive that has been sought in a nationwide manhunt for the last week and a half, joseph jakubowski has been apprehended. last night at about 7:10, the county sheriff's office received a call from a resident reporting that someone was trespassing on their property and sleeping in a makeshift tent. >> jenna: he was apprehended without incident at 6:00 a.m. local time. >> jon: good news there. a grim reminder of the perils of war as the syrian fighters allied with the united states against isis are mistakenly killed in an air strike. but the pentagon is the saying
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even as the white house took steps to study the market by publishing the so-called rules that set standards for the coming involvement. mack, the president said he was still going to work to repeal and replace the law. he is also considering withholding insurance payments to force democrats into the negotiating table p let's bring in our panel, a fox news contributor and radio host and a white house correspondent for the "washington examiner," great to take a look at it, really interesting to be aware of the things happening. so on the one thing, you have the government saying this is what you can expect in the year ahead, on the other hand, still a question about whether or not the insurance companies are going to get payment from the government to help subsidize lower prices for insurance. where do you see this going? >> sorry. >> jenna: leslie, go ahead. >> right now, when the president is in a very difficult situation. ideologically, republicans don't like medicaid expansion, but when you look at that states,
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republican voters want and need the medicaid expansion. when you look at the kaiser family foundation's latest poll, by a margin of 2-1, republicans will be blamed if this fails and the president wants obamacare and the affordable care act to fail. what is going to be key here is the enrollment period, if that is cut in half, were going to have a secure pool of people because the younger healthier people historically have the past couple years signed up for the latter part of the enrollment time. so if the market goes south, the president will be blamed for that. >> jenna: the enrollment period's side, so if it is shorter, there may be people sign up on the back half of ther because they are procrastinators among us. did you think that would have the same effect that leslie is describing? >> that is the intended effect of cutting the involvement, it is to take the pressure off the insurance companies. the role change that they just put forward on thursday also puts additional restrictions on
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how and when people can enroll in the obamacare exchanges. president trump likely recognizes that it is in his best interest to keep the obamacare markets relatively stable while republicans negotiate a deal. that is obviously taking longer than republicans expected, and the last thing the g.o.p. wants is to have this obamacare situation go from a gradually worsening problem to an emergency because that would really box republicans and on what they can pass. they would be under pressure to pass something quickly. it is clear that the system is going to unravel on its own over the next couple of years, so with the insurance deadline coming up on june 31st, the administration cannot afford for providers to pull out of the exchanges on math, so they need to keep the market stable as we head toward the deadline. >> jenna: so there are certain things that government can set up, that is what we are talking about, these rules for the industry to follow but there is something happening in the court system that has something to do with politics but a judge may make a decision that could have
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effects on the law. house republicans several years ago filed a lawsuit saying, this is illegal, unconstitutional for the government to pay insurance companies to lower prices. unconstitutional, and a judge agreed. but the government is appealing that case, you and we are awaiting the judge to rule on that. if they continue to rule it is unconstitutional, what happens to the law as those insurance companies simply because it is illegal can i get those payments from the government? >> again, this puts president trump and a very difficult situation, and neither he nor any of us have a crystal ball with regard to what the judge would rule. this would be extremely problematic. not to mention how many people would be affected quite adversely. especially that senior segments. >> jenna: it would not be because of something donald trump did, it's the way the law is set up. again, we are dealing in hypothetical, but i'm wondering in that situation if it is room for what democrats having to come to the table and both sides
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having to work together because of the catastrophic effect it could have on the industry. >> right now, if you look at the situation again with the president, i don't think he is on board with all republicans, and democrats are not onboard with each other, it is such a fragmented issue depending on who is up for reelection in their state and what their constituents want and are asking for. the bottom line across the board regardless of political party, people want lower premiums. some people don't want to be forced to have insurance. more people want the medicaid expansion, and the president, how do you let something fail while keeping the market stable, holding your breath for this judge. >> jenna: people don't want to pay a lot more out of pocket, but we also may not want our tax dollars subsidizing the insurance industry because the government is paying those companies. again, what you think the effects of that will be? potentially, the ruling? >> the subsidies are covering up the fact that premiums are rising for the 60% or so of
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people who rely on that subsidies to get obamacare through the exchanges. that stops the majority of people who are using obamacare from feeling just how high premiums are rising for the rest of americans. but at the end of the day, the trump admission could allow these insurance subsidies to fall through by simply stopping the justice department from appealing this ruling. that is something the trump administration has floated, , ad it would be a way to send the obamacare into this so-called death spiral that republicans have been warning about. this money was never appropriated by congress. it was considered unconstitutional because obama unilaterally directed the government to give payments directly to insurance companies. this would be something of a death knell for obamacare. it would be difficult to see where that money would come from and how the democrats would not have to come to the table to start negotiating. >> jenna: again, that decision, the judge ruling in favor of house republicans that this is unconstitutional is the initial first ruling on the case
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so we will see what happens in the next several months and how that determines the next several cases for obamacare appeared think you both so much. >> jon: a new boeing jet set to take off, company launching its new 737 max nine, but this could mean for frequent flyers. plus, it is the video seen around the world, a united passenger violently dragged from an overbooked plane. our next guest explains how it is already changing the airline industry. i wanted to know who i am and where i came from. i did my ancestrydna and i couldn't wait to get my pie chart. the most shocking result was that i'm 26% native american. i had no idea. just to know this is what i'm made of, this is where my ancestors came from. and i absolutely want to know more about my native american heritage. it's opened up a whole new world for me. discover the story only your dna can tell.
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efficient aircraft on the market appeared the company believes the new design willand increasee airline industry. >> jon: i want one. delta airlines reacting to united's p.r. nightmare. the company reportedly has authorized increased compensation i should say to passengers who give up their seats on overbooked flights. this, of course, after the united video showing a passenger, dr. david dow, being dragged off an overbooked united flight. his attorney yesterday calling for fundamental changes in the airline industry. >> we want fairness and how people treat us. we want respect, and we want dignity. that is it. not a big deal. this seems so simple. >> jon: joining us now, gary, blogger for "view from the wing" and cofounder of the mile point frequent flyer community, how are you doing? >> doing great, thank you.
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>> jon: listen, overbooking is pretty common in the airline industry, right? >> overbooking is common, and that is not exactly what happened here, the airline tried to put some of their own employees on the plane instead of passengers and looked for volunteers. but airlines do sell more seats than there are seats available on a given plane. >> jon: because they know some people are just not going to show up for the fight for whatever reason. >> if people change their plans, they're able to do that and usually you do not lose your entire ticket value. as long as that is the case, they are going to need to sell more tickets in order to get the most people in the state to the mic seats when the plane takes off. >> jon: united offered the passengers 800 bucks plus a free night hotel stay if they would get off the plane. nobody -- i guess there were three people who took advantage of that offer, but they still needed a fourth, and when nobody would step forward, dr. dao became the unfortunate victim
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here. delta airlines is doing what, offering more than double that number? >> first of all, we did not have takers that were voluntary. they did take some people off and voluntarily, other people got off willingly, dr. dao did not. what delta airlines is reportedly doing is authorizing their employees to go up to a higher amount than there used to be able to go up to p this is not going to be very costly peer they do not involuntarily deny boarding to very many people appeared in the fourth quarter last year, it was only about 340 people at delta. the idea is employees in some cases would have the discretion to spend more money to take care of those cases where the lower voluntary boarding compensation is not enough. >> jon: i am sure in hindsight, united wishes it had done the same thing. i'm just guessing if you offered somebody a thousand bucks, they would have been willing to get off the plane, not that much more than the $800 they were offering. >> it is hard to know in hindsight, and certainly given
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how terrible the events that happened was, they would have been happy to spend my money pier one of the difficult things aside from all of that screwup that led to the situation in the first place is that they are desperately trying to get the plane out on time. they are trying not to lose the takeoff window. they are trying to make sure that the crew do not necessarily work too many hours that they are not able to continue working that day and have to cancel the flight. very stressful time. you certainly understand that, although unquestionably everything that possibly could have gone wrong here did. >> jon: you have said that united sort of blindly copies delta most of the time, so would you expect that there is going to be an increase in the amount that united is willing to offer to match what delta reportedly is doing? >> there is certainly the case that airlines will want to fix their p.r. and stave off potential regulatory or legislative moves against them to do this for them. so i think we will see airlines
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being more aggressive in trying to make sure that customers are not being involuntarily denied boarding, especially in the case of an over sale. >> jon: what do you say to frequent flyers or flyers of any kind who might find themselves in the position of dr. dao where somebody says, we are overbooked, and you have to get off the plane? >> his situation wasn't so bad and so much of an outlier that i'm not going to suggest that he could have done so think differently or solved his problem. what most frequent fliers can do is first make sure when you buy a ticket that you have a seat assignment because people without seat assignments are going to be the first ones involuntarily bumped. second is make sure that you check in right when you are able to, 24 hours out, because check-in time is usually a tiebreaker for determining who gets bumped as well. third, make sure you're at the gate at the appointed time to start boarding. if you can be because if the gate agent closes the door early, even if they are not supposed to, they might start giving out your seat earlier
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than their usual 15 minutes before departure rule is going to suggest. additionally, airlines now have these basic economy fares. you do run a greater risk if you're on the low fares, they are looking at who paid the cheapest fare on the plane, so if you're going to avoid this anyway, this is another reason. finally, if you fly enough to get 25,000 miles a year to stick with one airline, anyone that earns the lowest level of elite status really does have a free pass for the most part on those involuntary boardings. >> jon: that is good advice, gary is the founder of the "views from the wing" blog. >> jenna: great advice, really great advice. a possible new impromptu war with the taliban, the chrome and helping one of the u.s.'s deadliest enemies. more on that head plus the u.s. and north korea according to some reports as president trump braces for another nuclear test by the rug rajeev this weekend. up next, the high-stakes and growing tensions.
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united states. this as talks are held today in china, iran, and pakistan about what the kremlin calls a new regional approach to peace in afghanistan. rich edson back from his travels with rex tillerson at the state department with more. >> good afternoon peered back from russia as is the secretary of state. russia has held a few of these meetings, what it calls multi-nation consultations, on afghanistan. state department official says that russia did invite the united states to take part in today's session, however the u.s. declined politely, according to that official. u.s. officials in the state department say the reason they are not participating in this is because they say they cannot be sure of russia's motivation. >> we do generally support regional efforts that work with the afghan government to build support for a peaceable outcome and afghanistan. we just felt that these talks, it was unclear to us what the purpose was.
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it seemed to be a unilateral russian attempt to exert influence in the region that we thought was not constructive at this time. >> basically, russia and iran trying to push their influence in afghanistan just like has been done in syria and those countries tried to do across the middle east, in asia, and in europe. the u.s. military testified that russia has become more aggressive, more assertive in the past year and afghanistan, claiming that the taliban in particular are helping to fight iciest and therefore boosting the tablet man and undermining allied forces in doing so. the military also says that iran is supporting the taliban. remember, the u.s. ousted the taliban back in 2001 pair there have been thousands and remain thousands of troops in that country trying to stabilize it over the last few years. the taliban has become more assertive and more aggressive, taking back more territory from the u.s. backed government, western backed government they are there's plenty of challenges. now you have iran and russia moving in, and they have the
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sidetrack of white russians are now calling these ideas of peace talks that the u.s. is incredibly skeptical of peered back to you. >> jenna: thank you. >> jon: meantime, china's foreign minister warns conflict could "break out at any moment" on the korean peninsula as north korea seems ready to carry out another nuclear test this weekend. president trump with a message of his own, tweeting: "i have great confidence that china will properly deal with north korea. if they are unable to do so, the u.s., with its allies, will! u.s.a." let's bring in john hanna, senior counselor at the foundation for defense of democracy, former national security advisor to vice president cheney and former advisor to secretary of state warren christopher. as you well know, north korea has been carrying out nuclear tests since it first had one in 2006, the second term of the bush 43 administration. what makes this potential test so much more nerve-racking? >> i think it is just how far
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the north koreans have gotten now and the development of their nuclear program. they are getting very close with each test to perfecting the miniaturization of a nuclear warhead that is going to be able to fit on an intercontinental ballistic missile that will be capable of launching a nuclear strike on major american cities. we are perilously close. we're basically at zero hour almost. >> jon: if they should go ahead and carry one out, if you were advising the president, would you suggest some kind of military response? >> i think right now we are engaged in the world's most dangerous game of chicken. the stakes are obviously enormous, including all-out war on the korean peninsula that would threaten hundreds of thousands of lives. i don't think we are actually there yet because a week ago at mar-a-lago, i do have a sense that the president, at least,
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from both his words and his body language believes he may be at an inflection point, that he may finally be able to convince the chinese after three predecessors that failed to finally step up and use the enormous leverage they have to bring this north korean regime to heal. >> jon: he has been saying very positive things about president xi. what kinds of influence can they wield over north korea? >> they clearly have got military, political influence, but most of all, they control that economy. if they want to collapse the north korean economy, the chinese could do it. instead, what we have seen is that in the last quarter, north korean, chinese economic exchanges have gone up more than 30%. the president says the chinese have finally begun to cut off north korean coal, they are not producing it anymore. now there is talk that china may
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cut off its delivery of oil to north korea. this could really cripple that regina and put its survival at stake. if kim does care about anything, it is the survival of his regina and his family criminal enterprise in pyongyang. >> jon: to afghanistan quickly and the use of that massive bomb, the largest nonnuclear bomb in our arsenal, a little over 24 hours ago. besides killing, as we understand, nearly three dozen caliban, what is the message? >> the message to all of our enemies whether intended or not is that the united states has once again got a president who is prepared to give her a military the full authority they need to destroy our enemies on the battlefield, and whatever space the dictators, iran, north korea, russia, they cannot help but be awed by the
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overwhelming firepower the american military is able to put on a target when it needs to solve a big problem. >> jon: there could be another one of these used any day now if the military deems it necessary. >> unfortunately. that is the message the north koreans and chinese have got to take here. >> jon: senior counselor at the foundation for defense of democracies. thank you for your insights. >> thank you. >> jenna: president trump taking decisive military action in afghanistan, sending a message the united states will not stay on the sideline. hear from a marine who has a very strong opinion on why this matters. also some guests, must feel a little jinx when they are forced to sit and hang out a while over 100 feet in the air. you don't let anything
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>> jon: it was not that funny when visitors to a maryland amusement park had to stick around when their roller coaster stalls in the middle of the ride. 24 people stranded 100 feet in the air yesterday while writing
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the jokers jinx at six flags near baltimore. it took more than three hours to get everybody safely back on the ground. thankfully, nobody was hurt. a similar situation happened on the same ride back in 2014. >> jenna: president trump's military strike in syria and afghanistan receiving widespread praise and one marine was happy to see the u.s. military taking a more active role in afghanistan. staff sergeant johnny joey johnson saying on twitter and the moments after the attack "i lost my legs because my government was afraid to use the tools they had and saw me as expendable. i wish i had this administration" peer that marine joins us now, staff sergeant, i love saying your name, a former explosive ordinance demolition technician who served in both iraq and afghanistan, nice to have you on the program. >> thank you for having me on. >> jenna: to set this up, we were covering the breaking news yesterday during our hour as we got the where the bomb dropped in afghanistan. i personally felt there was
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something missing from the conversation, although we were really dealing with the facts at the time. i went to my desk on social media, and i saw that you put out this tweet which got a lot of attention over the last 24 hours. just take us back to the moment we learned about this bomb being dropped and why you felt compelled to share what you did? >> this is an issue and really personally connected to. the tweet very specifically and specifically starts out with i lost my legs, and the story behind that is i was a bomb technician, my job was to take apart bob's, i love doing it, i miss it every day, but the operation i was injured on was a ghost town where people had stockpiled -- the enemy had stockpiled components to build ied's, and what we were trying to do is neutralize those ied components. we made the decision to go into that town after it was vacated by civilians and mostly the enemy and render safe ied's in order to neutralize that. we recommended to our superiors that we could drop bombs strategically or use ordinance
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or even artillery to neutralize that threat, but at the time, the headline "u.s. drops bombs" or fires artillery was not worth it i guess risking us wise, that is how i feel, that is how we felt then. i believe this action with moab is a pretty strong statement. it is a statement bomb, and in my opinion in this case, it says we're going to do what we need d to end keep our guys and gals safe. >> jenna: especially hearing from you and your experience on the ground but also with explosives, hearing that is an interesting perspective. just to underscore what you said, when you went to this particular area, the risk of civilian casualties was not high because as you describe, it was a ghost town. so the unwillingness to act with what you requested as someone on the ground must have been incredibly frustrating. i cannot imagine reflecting on it now, having experienced the injuries you had. what was the response when you asked for this and knew that you were not going to get it going into a very dangerous but
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deserted area? >> we were allowed to request a list of recommendations prior to us going in on foot and doing this by hand. none of them were approved until later on. i was injured in another person was killed, another marine, and that is usual. we start with as far away from us using our hands as possible because we want to stay alive. it was also really hard to request air to ground ordinance for any type of situation while in country, and that was the protocol that we were left to deal with. >> jenna: it is frustrating to hear that. for someone on the outside, even just watching what we did yesterday by dropping this massive bomb, it was really a reminder that the united states has the tools. it is a choice to use them or not. so there was a choice made to use it, but it makes me wonder about our choices in previous years, not just the obama administration but going back to the bush administration as well. >> absolutely. >> jenna: what do you think of these decisions and what we can
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do better? >> there are a lot of layers to this. a lot of the conversation yesterday was this sent a message to our enemies or to other countries and other leaders. i think the message that was sent that people overlooked all day long was the message of the commander-in-chief and generals to the rest of our military, and in other words, the fact that this was not president trump calling and requesting a moab this was president trump giving the general this opportunity months ago and to land on this piece of ordinance something that we know would create headlines as the best way to operationally and tactically neutralize this threat, shows us that those perceptions are those considerations that perhaps were plaguing us in years past don't take precedent today. if this is an administration that is allowing that, i applaud them. >> jenna: you are not necessarily on the trump trained to begin with. you campaign with other candidates, but i am curious what you would say if he had the opportunity to speak to president trump now based on what we have learned over the last week and the decisions
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being made, what would you say to him, how would you advise and about the way forward? i don't have joey was able to hear, is he able to listen? unfortunately, i think we lost the isp which we listen to in our ears. that allows us to communicate. did we listen completely? we are trying to figure out. that is so unfortunate. but a compelling story, write? very interesting and important to hear from our veterans, he was at war for a decade in afghanistan, we have millions coming back from those episodes, and it's important to hear their reaction because they have spent years and years on the ground in these places and the decisions being made and going forward we have people with experience and know-how to win. how do we bring them in? i know it is personal to you as well, having a sound that served in afghanistan. a >> jon: and other patriot there, joey, with great experience. >> jenna: call it a hunch, i
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think we will be hearing more from him. >> jon: summer vacation is coming, so is the deadline to get financial aid for next semester. coming up, why students might want to get started earlier this year. plus, a new discovery that could answer one of mankind's biggest questions. is there life somewhere out there? why nasa says look no farther than our own solar system. for the past six years i've been a navy federal member, too. thanks to my go rewards credit card, every time i pay for something like this, i'm earning rewards. if you get scared big guy, cliff and i got you. cliff's been driving a boat for six months pretty solid now. para-sail-ing! here we go! open to the armed forces, the dod, veterans and their families. navy federal credit union.
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>> i am dana perino. we have new details about whether president trump needed to approve the dropping of the "mother of all bombs" in afghanistan, plus when it comes to injury stories like the tension in the white house between steve bannon and jared kushner, what does and is not really matter? we will explain that. and "star wars" fans get ready because we have your look at the new trailer for "the last jedi."
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"america's newsroom hq" at the top of the hour. >> jon: financial aid forms for college tuition are almost due, and there could be some serious issues this year after hackers used online forms to steal personal tax information. fox business networks gerri willis has that story. >> that is right, filing for financial aid is hard, but the irs is making it even more difficult this spring with a deadline for filing aid applications, they are called fafsa, coming up june 30th, parents are finding it hard to verify their income to school administrations because the tool is missing. that tool is managed by the irs and allows parents to automatically add income information into their financial aid forms. but thieves used the data retrieval tool to steal personal information from taxpayers. that resulted in 10,000 fraudulent tax refunds. the irs shut down the tool in march, then the irs began
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notifying as many as 100,000 potential victims of the problem in early april. now college administrators say they are getting fewer applications for college because of the shutdown. more than half of parents and students apply for student loans using that tool. the national association of student financial aid administration said in a letter to the irs that the trouble is making the spring financial aid application tougher than ever appear the abrupt outage in the midst of application filing season is extremely troubling, made worse by the fact that it is the department of education and the irs that took nearly a week to publicly acknowledge it was not working. the irs for its part said the tool will be back online by the start of the next fafsa filing season and making sure the data retrieval tool is not any longer vulnerable to thieves. >> jon: gerri willis, thank you. >> jenna: scientist unveiling a new discovery near the second largest planet in our solar system, so what secret does
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>> time for the final 30. scientists announce a new discovery. one of saturn's moons could have life. >> a fun tradition in wayne county, michigan, might have amateur meteorologists confused. it's not hail by 20,000 marshmallows raining from the sky in the 33rd annual marshmallow drop. the goodies are dropped from a helicopter for kids. >> if you catch one in the air in flight, do you get extra
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prizes? >> that's good. we'll have to go on scene and investigate. >> have a great easter weekend. >> happy holidays. america's news headquarters starts now. >> a fox news alert with new reports that secretary of defense jim mattis is touring the middle east. this as we learn more about the damage inflicted by a massive u.s. bomb drops in afghanistan. i'm dana perino. the pentagon releasing these videos. the u.s. commander in afghanistan that ordered the strike did not need the president's approval and that bomb was moved to afghanistan in early january. we have fox news team coverage with rich edson at the state department. let's begin with jennifer griffin. so we're learning where defense secretary mattis will be next week. can you tell


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