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no different from the people who plotted manchester, no moral difference, and there'd be no controversy if president obama hadn't commuted his sentence. paul: thank you all. that's it for this week's show. thanks to my panel and to all of you for watching. i'm paul gigot, hope to see you right here next week. >> president trump's first overseas trip since taking office now in the books. the president currently enroute to the white house departing italy earlier today where he praised his nine-day trip as a great success. hello, i'm laura ingle, welcome to a brand new hour of "america's news headquarters." gregg: and i'm gregg jarrett, thanks for joining us. the president capping off his trip with a speech to u.s. troops stationed in sicily, vowing to overcome and defeat the growing threat of global terror. amy kellogg is live in italy with more on this. amy, what was accomplished on this trip? >> reporter: well, gregg, lots of sweeping declarations on the
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part of president trump in terms of defeating terror, but scant information or scant detail was really shared with us about how that might be accomplished short of some promises -- particularly those that he managed to secure in saudi arabia for all efforts being made to restrict and cut off the funding to terror groups. now, of course, that horrific attack in manchester happened just days before the g7 summit near sicily began, and so a declaration of solidarity and unity in the face of fighting and dealing with terrorism was signed. other than that, trump and his interlocutors from the world's seven wealthiest industrialized countries haggled over definitions of fair trade and discussed how to stimulate growth. trump called the meetings all tremendously successful. >> i attended the g7 right here in sicily and made great progress toward very, very vital goals.
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i laid out my vision for economic growth and fair trade, and i called for much greater security and cooperation on matters of both terrorism, immigration, migration to protect our citizens. >> reporter: one way of dealing with the problem of migration, the italian prime minister believes, is by trying to help africa tap its vast potential and create more jobs as a way of stemming the flow of migrants and refugees out of africa. so the g7 invited a group of african leaders to join them to discuss how to go about that. finally, all the topics for discussion were quite serious. the g7 always builds in a bit of entertainment for the leaders so that they can relax a bit and spend time in each other's company and not just around round tables. so this was a concert by la scala's orchestra at the greek amphitheater last night. and according to trump's advisers, he really did manage to bond with the g7 leaders, to listen and to learn an awful
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lot, gregg. gregg: amy, what about the paris accords? i do believe i saw a tweet from paris about the climate accords. >> reporter: that was very contentious, gregg. there's a communique at the end of the g7, and the six countries, actually, vowed to uphold their support of the paris accords restricting emissions, you know, laying out the ways to stick to clean energy and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. and president trump, this was sort of a break with tradition, did not stand with the others. he didn't say that he's going to throw the accords out altogether, though in the past he has indicated he might. there's a big split in the white house about how important this is, and trump said next week he will make a final decision on that. but clearly, he said, you know, i'm concerned about the environment, but i'm very much more concerned right now about american jobs. and he doesn't want all of these restrictions to hurt growth. that said, despite all of these
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shows of unity, the german chancellor considered the discussions about climate quite, quote: unsatisfactory. so we'll just be waiting to see next week what president trump decides he's going to do about sticking with the paris accords or tossing them out. gregg: all right. amy kellogg live in italy, thank you. laura: and we've got some sad news from the music world. rock legend greg allman had died. alman's publicist says he passed away today at his home in savannah, georgia. he'd been in poor health for about a year, he and his brother duane formed the allman brothers' band. he was 69 years old. gregg: police in manchester, england, conducting new raids today in connection with monday's deadly concert bombing, making two more arrests, bringing the number of suspects now in custody to 11. this as prime minister theresa may lowered the threat level one
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notch only from critical to severe. in the meantime, more than 60 people still in hospitals across the city including 20 in critical care. let's go to senior correspondent rick leventhal live in manchester. rick, what can you tell us about the terror alert? >> reporter: well, certainly a widespread show of force across the u.k., gregg, despite the terror threat level being reduced because of concerns that the arena bomber could have constructed other devices that could still be out there, and authorities are warning there is a possibility of yet another attack over this long bank holiday weekend. and that's why they posted extra armed vehicles and extra checkpoints at wembley stadium for today's -- [audio difficulty] 1300 events over the weekend, part of the so-called ring of steel. and the investigation into monday night's bombing carries on with another raid this morning and two more arrests. as you mentioned, that brings to 11 the total number of terror suspects in custody here in britain with the bomber's father
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and brother also being questioned in libya. authorities say that they have made significant progress here, gregg, but they realize that the threat of more attacks still exist on the ground. gregg: rick, any update on the injured, wounded survivors? >> reporter: yeah. in addition to the 22 who were killed in that blast, 116 were injured, some of them were able to walk in and then out of the hospital, but 60 of them remain under care in eight different hospitals, and 20 of those are in critical care. while many of the victims were children and teens as we've been reporting, parents were also hurt and killed including two mothers who were waiting in the foyer outside the arena for their daughters to exit that ariana grande concert when they were caught in the blast. one of the daughters spoke out about it. >> i was wondering whether they were, looking for them, going around hospitals, showing pictures. i had friends of mine offering to do it.
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we had a whole search party out there and all along she was in the building. >> reporter: yesterday we reported that arkansas january a that grand day was planning to come back to manchester for another concert to benefit the victims. we're told that concert could be a week from sunday, gregg. gregg: rick leventhal live in manchester, thanks. laura: isis now claiming responsibility for a deadly attack on coptic christians in egypt. the gunmen boarded buses carrying pilgrims to a monastery and opened fire killing 29 people, many of them children. but this horrific terror attack hasn't gotten nearly as much attention as the bombing in manchester that killed at least 22 people. let's talk to john fund about this, columnist for national review magazine. thanks for being with us, joran. >> thank -- john. laura: it's fair to say the manchester coverage did receive more air time. why do you think that is?
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>> well, more people have been to britain. britain is an old ally of the united states, there's more of a cultural connection, and it's easier to get television cameras into manchester and to give pictures. however, having said that, the slow -- low-level war on christians in the middle east is displacing hundreds of thousands of people. people have fellowed the continent -- fled the continent. christians are in crisis. there's a sect which is in nineveh, they're the only sect in the world that still speaks the language of jesus christ. they're probably going to be wiped out ars. if we don't do something to protect the christians in the middle east. laura: i was looking at the images of those buses filled with bullet holes, the bent steel and metal where people were just sitting. going on this pilgrimage. it's breathtaking, and you would think and hope it would get more substantial coverage. some have made the point that
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the world has possibly normalized terrorism in the middle east, so how can that be changed? >> it's not easy, because it's going to have to be part of the broader war on terror. look, pope francis came to egypt p last month in order to express solidarity with the coptic christians who had suffered a horrible church bombing in december. well, the isis people obviously attacked it, the coptic christians as a response to that. in fact, they warned pope francis if you come to egypt, we're going to attack more christians. so it's not an easy call. if you show solidarity with the christians, they're subject to more attacks. the ultimate solution is a coordinated attack by everyone in the west and middle eastern allies against the terrorists and finish this job once and for all. laura: you know, i was reading, you've made the point that the christian community is dwindling in some of the world's most sacred areas. and you mentioned how it might change.
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do you see this really happening in the next years, in the next decade to come? >> i -- the best estimates are that the number of christians in the middle east has declined by over 60% in the last five years. the goal of isis both publicly and privately has been to eliminate christians from every country in the middle east where they've been stretching from morocco all the way through lebanon to iraq and iran and pakistan. it's horrible. and so while of course most of the victims are arab, most of the victims are muslim, the christians have clearly been targeted, and the goal is not just to kill them, but to literally so frighten them that they're driven from the entire continent. laura: and what would you say to the news editors worldwide about the difference in coverage that you've seen? you know, if you had their ear, how would you try to sway them to change the way of reporting the news? >> well, this war on christians in the middle east is a bigger story.
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it's a longer-term story. it's not just a one-off bomb anything manchester. it needs to be covered as part of a bigger, longer history. laura: john fund, thank you so much for being with us today, an important story to talk about and continue this conversation. thank you. gregg: british airways canceling all flights from london today after suffering a major computer system failure. the outage affecting tens of thousands of passengers worldwide on a busy holiday weekend for both great britain and the united states. kitty logan is live in london with more on this. kitty? >> reporter: hi, gregg. well, the ceo of british airways says there's no evidence of a cyber attack, that's the good news. the bad news is that the problem continues. it appears to be a power supply issue, apparently. now, that's little comfort, i know, for many passengers still stranded. that glitch has resulted in flights from london's two main airports, both heathrow and gatwick, being canceled for the rest of the day.
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now, the problem started on saturday morning, this morning. the i.t. failure affected ba systems worldwide, not just here in london. now, obviously, as airlines depend on computer systems for pretty much everything, that meant nothing was working. now, british airways operates hundreds of flights from these two airports on an average day, and many of those have connections around the world as you know including to and from the the u.s.. [audio difficulty] with long lines at check-in counters, many of these people ended up going nowhere. now, some passengers were tweeting away as they were stranded, they said they were stuck on planes held on the tarmac, waiting for takeoff. others said they couldn't even transfer through these airports, that the airline wasn't able to access their travel details, even call centers were affected. now, some flights could land today, but these are busy airports with tight schedules, so with aircraft out of place now, there could be disruption
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for some time. british airways says it is working to get services back up and running by sunday, but they are anticipating many more delays to come, certainly for in the holiday weekend has been ruined. but the british airways ceo has apologized for this disruption. gregg: what a worldwide impact and disruption this is on travelers on a critical weekend. kitty logan live in london, thank you. laura: republicans on both sides of capitol hill showing signs of tension after this week's controversial cbo report on the house health care bill. now the big question is will both chambers be able to come together to get a deal. >> we're writing our own bill in the senate. i think everybody understands that. it's a heavy lift, it's a big responsibility. but again, we're starting with a blank sheet of paper, and that's not with any disrespect towards or what's happened, it's just the way, you know, the house and senate are supposed to work. ♪
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♪ ♪ laura: here's some headlines we're following this hour. police in virginia arresting a convicted felon following a massive overnight manhunt in the fatal shooting of a veteran state trooper. 27-year-old travis ball now facing multiple charges in the
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death of special agent michael walter. a tough wreak for chipotle mexican grill after hackers stole payment card data over a span of three weeks. this as the company is recovering from a string of food safety lapses in 2015. we all remember that. and hall of fame pitcher and former republican senator from kentucky jim bunning has died. he won more than 220 games in his 17-year major league career and served in both the house and senate. jim bunning was 85 years old. gregg. gregg: well, the report card on the bill to repeal and replace obamacare highlighting serious tensions on capitol hill right now with house republicans defending their measure against the cbo report, congressional budget office, which estimates that 23 million would lose their insurance over the next decade among other things. senate republicans in the meantime making known their
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intent to move in a completely different direction. let's bring in arizona congressman david schweikert, a member of both the house ways and means and the joint economic committees. congressman, great to have you with us. how many health insurance carriers have dropped out in arizona on the obama exchange, and is that leaving a lot of people there unable to get coverage or afford coverage? >> yeah, no, arizona's been just brutalized. we had counties that a couple years ago had 14 apartments in this -- participants in this individual market, and today we only have one across the entire state. and there's rumors that we will have counties next year with zero. and it's as much also the lack of choice is, in my county, maricopa, the mien plan had 145% price hike just last year. so the reality of it is the model, the aca mold -- most
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people know it as obamacare -- isn't working. the sort of shifting of costs to the younger, healthier, they've just made the decision not to purchase. gregg: well, and, in fact, i read the recent hhs report on this, and they found that the average premiums under obamacare nationwide have doubled. so instead of dropping by $2500 as president obama promised, they've gone up by almost $3000. would the bill approved by the house -- and i believe you voted for it -- would it change that, and how would it change that? >> yeah. one of the distortions there, too, is also what you don't understand is in the aca just how much cash is flowing in to just the subsidies. so the actual cost per delivered health care is stunningly expense i. in our replacement, we're trying to find an elegant way to lower the price, something we call premium efficiency for that 20, 30, 40-year-olds that are healthy, that 50% of our
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population that only uses 3% of the health care dollars. how do you get them to purchase. because if they don't purchase -- gregg: right. >> -- the top end are folks with chronic conditions, gets horribly expensive. and that's the battle going on right now. can i give you one quick thing, and i'm sorry -- gregg: go ahead. >> when you hear someone say 23 million, do understand the vast majority of that number is by choice. gregg: sure. >> it's those individuals who are -- gregg: personal responsibility. >> right. yeah. they're not thrown off, they chose not to purchase. gregg: yeah. now, i want to ask you about another aspect of the cbo report. it also says that people with pre-existing conditions would lose coverage under the republican bill. isn't it true that your bill actually does cover pre-existing conditions -- >> yeah. gregg: -- and those who let their coverage lapse, they will pay higher premiums for pre-existing conditions but only for a period of time?
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>> i'm impressed you know that. if you actually have to read the actual cbo study, because some of the quotes i've heard in the news have been bordering online city compared to what it actually says. if, if you're someone who has a pre-existing or just anything and you've gone more than 63 days without coverage, you can be charged up to 30% more til the end of the year. that's it. we had to come up with a model where a state actually requested a waiver, but something the cbo also did not weave in -- and, look, their math was good, there's some problems in their methodology. gregg: right. >> you can't, a state cannot gain a waiver unless it lowers cost or expands availability of health coverage. gregg: right. >> and somehow cbo forgot to model those -- gregg: well, and they didn't take into consideration risk pools established by the states and paid for by the federal government as well as risk
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sharing which has worked, honestly, quite successfully in several states. >> yeah. and that was my amendment. gregg: was it? i did not know that. >> yeah. the risk-sharing modeling because of the continuity of care, it's -- i'm almost phobic of risk pools as they've been designed in the past. the reason you do risk sharing is so you get this continuity of care where the patient, the medical provider and the insurer all have, shall we say, skin in the game to provide that continuity of care for those with chronic conditions. gregg: all right, let me ask you real quickly because i'm almost out of time, but, you know, trying to study the senate kind of looks like there is little interest among senators in taking up the house bill in its current form. >> yeah. gregg: it was said last week, mitch mcconnell, i don't know how i'll get to 50 votes at this moment. does it look to you like repeal and replace could die in the senate? >> no, i think they'll get there. look, the math is hard.
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the reality of it is how to do you design for this small market. in my congressional district it's only 2% of the population that actually are in this individual market. and that's really important. the vast majority of americans get their health care somewhere else. we're only talking about -- gregg: right. >> -- the individuals who buy personal policies. and in that world, we're not getting enough of the young and healthy purchasing. so if they can come up with a better model than we have -- gregg: right. >> -- or use our math and the way we've modeled it to get that to work, god bless them. gregg: well, best of luck to you. congressman, thanks for taking the time to speak with us this long holiday weekend. best of luck to you and your family. >> i appreciate the opportunity. laura: the media piling on president trump. many comparing the russia investigation to watergate, but now the president may have found an unexpected ally. plus, police across the u.s.
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gregg: i was watching the coverage last night as the news broke about jared kushner trying to establish back channel communications. the hysteria reached a deafening pitch over and over again. you know, anchors and pundits and reporters saying it's a
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bombshell report. my goodness, this nation has for years established back channel communications, most notably to diffuse the cuban missile crisis in 1962. so, i mean, how is this a bombshell, and isn't this an example of the media really going apoplectic? >> well, it is. first of all, i'm really surprised you were watching other networks last night, but we'll leave that -- gregg: oh, i like to check out the competition. [laughter] >> you're right, and it's disturbing to watch because as someone who sort of observes this from the campaign perspective, i think the media is doing a lot to tarnish their image and that is, frankly, bad for democracy. and when you take a situation, and zeke miller with time magazine who betweens out that that -- tweets out that donald trump has removed martin luther king's bust from the oval
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office, corrects it, but that's downplayed. james mandel accused donald trump of not listening to the final speech of the g7 summit that had been retweeted 12,000 times. the correction that he posted that trump only had his translater in the right ear a had only been retreated 40 times. it was actually 39 when i came on. that is the level of hypocrisy and sloppiness that creates these challenges for the media, and as long as they're going to throw around charges of watergate when they refuse to give that same level of reporting to fast and furious to gsa gone wild, to the have spending $6 million at disney world, what they are doing is they are allowing donald trump to do exactly what john said, call -- gregg: all right, don, one wonders what underlies all of this. is there such unabashed scorn and disdain and, indeed, in some
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quarters of the media visceral hatred of president trump donald trump that it is really, deeply coloring not only the stories they choose to cover, but the way they communicate those stories? >> well, journalists are human. we're all human and prone to the susceptibility of when we feel attacked, we respond in a certain way. but again, i suggest that the president has done himself no favors. yes, every story is not breaking news and every story should not rise to an ap apoplectic level, however, all of these stories taken in their totality do suggest there could be a problem, and the mainstream media is not wrong for continuing to report in a consistent fashion on this. but i do think, again, that both sides could use a little bit of toning down and a more respectful tenor overall to the conversation. both sides share responsibility in the relationship. gregg: chris, i really do watch very carefully, as i mentioned before, other networks because i like to know what they're reporting because we often talk
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about it. and what i've found is that the media is cavalierly and recklessly throwing around terms like collusion and a crime and putting them together. even though harvard law professor alan dershowitz repeatedly tells them, sorry, it's not a crime in a political campaign. antitrust it is, but there's no criminal statute that outlaws and criminalizes collusion in a political campaign. and yet the media tends to completely ignore that and be oblivious to it. are they guilty of that? >> well, of course they are. and it's the old world media, "the new york times," the washington post, cnn, it's like they have a renewed fervor, sorry, for fact checking that didn't exist on the obama administration. i went through scandals, but if we go into foreign policy challenges, what about the obama administration allowing the leak
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of the name of the pakistani doctor who turned in bin laden that has now been sentenced to high treason and is rot anything jail? the reason -- rotting in jail? how many of your listeners know about that? those are the kinds of things that if they happened under the trump administration, this renewed fervor would create a level of heightened awareness among it's the media -- amongst the media. gregg: leaks are illegal, and it seems like the media pays no attention to any of that. gentlemen, chris wilson, don wallway, guys -- callaway, you know, we could talk about this for several hours. maybe we will off camera. >> thanks, guys. laura: and major cities across the u.s. beefing up security for the holiday weekend. authoritys say there's no specific threat at this time, but they're taking no chances. allison barber is in washington with the details. >> reporter: well, laura, for those of us living in major cities, we tend to expect more security on big holidays, and this weekend is no exception.
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in d.c. there are major events from the annual motorcycle ride rolling thunder to the national memorial day parade. because of that, park police typically have additional officers working this weekend. and they often carry out surge patrols. it involves a team of rifle officers flooding different monuments and memorials at different times. but they say that is normal. in a statement, a spokesperson for the u.s. park police said, quote: this is all standard operating procedure from memorial day weekend and not a reaction to any specific threat. d.c. police won't publicly discuss details of their security plans but say they're ready to respond any weekend should something happen. and the police chief tells fox news he's told his team to make sure that this weekend they are, quote, particularly visible. the idea goes for cities like new york and las vegas as well. and also for airports all across the country. dhs secretary john kelly visited
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reagan national airport to meet with tsa agents as they prepare for this weekend and what's expected to be a pretty buzzy summer. kelly said -- busy summer. there is not a specific threat this weekend, but officials are always on alert. >> i am very, very confident that we're doing a very effective job in protecting. now that said, it's a constant threat, and we always have to be vigilant. >> reporter: earlier this week tsa officials told fox news they're testing new screening procedures at about a dozen u.s. airports, and it could mean more bag checks. aaa expects 39.3 million people to travel this weekend. laura? laura: all right. allison barber in washington, thank you. gregg: president trump taking a firm approach with nato partners on his maiden overseas trip, but how will tough talk affect the critical military alliance? a closer look next. >> it's only fair to the united states. we want to be treated fairly. and we're behind nato all the
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gregg: the sounds of one of the pioneers of southern rock, greg allman, who has died. greg and his brother duane formed the backbone of the allman brothers' band. their folksy style gave rise to bands like lynyrd skynyrd. last august allman began canceling tour dates citing serious health issues. the band tweeting a photo of the rock legend with the message: it is with deep sadness we announce that greg allman passed away peacefully at his home. he was 69 years old. his brother died in a motorcycle accident back in 1971, only 24 years old. laura: so sad when the fox news alert came through on my phone, it took my breath away with. we all know those songs -- gregg: you were a deejay. laura: i was in sacramento, california, for a number of
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years, played a lot of allman brothers --gregg: midnight ride- laura: melissa and, yes, his fellow song, i'm no -- solo song, i'm no angel. gregg: he will be missed. >> the u.s. is currently paying much more than any other nation, and that is not fair to the united states or the united states taxpayer. so we're working on it, and i will tell you a big different over the last year -- difference over the last year. money is actually starting to pour into nato from countries that would not have been doing what they're doing now had i not been elected, i can tell you that. laura: all right. president trump in sicily earlier today speaking about renewed commitments from some nato allies. now, this comes two days after he ripped into alliance partners suggesting that they were not paying their fair share on defense spending. robert nader now joins me, he's
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a retired u.s. navy four-star admiral who served as the commander of the seventh fleet and u.s. fleet forces command. thank you so much for being here, admiral. >> thank you. laura: all right. president trump just made the remarks about nato nations needing to step up, and now the president says that funds are pouring in, adding as you just heard that this, quote, wouldn't have happened had i not been elected. so what do you make of this quick turn he speaks of? >> well, i think it's an appropriate turn. number one, i haven't seen the checkbooks, so i can't comment on how much is pouring in. having said that, every administration for at least the last 20 years has complained to our nato allies that they needed to step up and commit more of their own resources to this alliance. i agree with president trump, they need to step up and abide by what they've committed to contribute. it's their defense too, not just ours. laura: right. and he said, of course, in a forceful way. why do you think other nations
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haven't been paying, as the president would say, their fair share? why isn't this happening? >> well, some of them claim that they have some economic problems at home. but, for example, germany, they contribute less than half of their percentage of gdp than we do in the united states. greece does contribute 2%. and one could argue that greece has more economic trouble than almost any other nato ally. britain contributes more than 2% for their defense. so it's uneven. they need to prioritize it. the common defense in europe and within nato is a common issue, a common challenge, and they need to step up to their responsibilities, in my view. laura: you know, many argue that the nato alliance is critical to america, of course, now more than ever, so how can the alliance work better moving forward? when we look down the road, what do you think needs to happen?
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>> well, first of all, it's always been a very good and successful political alliance. we just need to provide more military capability so that it can live up to its responsibilities as the combatant alliance as well. once we do that, we become much more closely aligned and the governments throughout nato become almost as one. so everyone benefits from everyone paying their fair share. laura: sure. and i want to go back to the allies paying up. you mentioned it too, the countries don't pay to the u.s. or nato directly, but the goal and the vow nato countries have made is to move towards spending 2% of their gross domestic product on defense. the timeline here by 2024. is that realistic? be. >> i think it is. we certainly can't insist that they start paying it next year. laura: right. >> they've got to ramp up this kind of an investment, and the
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only way to get started is to do it and do it gradually. but without getting started, it's never going to happen. so i applaud president trump for putting greater pressure and not just complaining about it and then forgetting about it. laura: right. and you think it was well received? >> oh -- [laughter] i'll leaf it to the -- leave it to the european allies to comment on that one. from my perspective, it's well received. laura: okay, all right. well, we'll leave it there, admiral, thank you so much for being with us today. it's great to have your perspective, and happy memorial day weekend to you and thank you for your service. >> thank you, laura. gregg: many military families are still looking for closure this memorial day weekend, but now dna technology could help families of missing service members, help them find some answers. that story's next. ♪ oscar mayer is making big changes to hot dogs. we went back to the drawing board...
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♪ ♪ gregg: the remains of a fallen navy pilot returning home more than 50 years after his death. lieutenant commander frederick p. crosby shot down over vietnam in 1965. his remains were finally found
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last year, brought home to san diego yesterday. but tens of thousands of american servicemen are still missing. now new technology may be able to help find closure for the families. bryan llenas is live in our new york city newsroom with more. >> reporter: thousands of americans like army corporal james who was shot in the thigh and died in north korea on december 1u1950, and since then his brother, alfred, has held out hope that jimmy will finally be brought home. >> he's my brother. >> reporter: 67 years ago air force veteran alfred's brother jimmy left to fight in korea and never came back. >> when he said good-bye to us, he just looked at his brother. he probably doesn't remember this, and he says, al, you know where i'm going. that's all he said. he didn't say where he was going, he just said to him, i think you know where i'm going. >> reporter: the 19-year-old
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army corporal is one of some 82,000 americans lost at war and never found, at least not officially. the u.s. government has collected thousands of unidentified remains from battlefields all over the world. alfred's daughter wonders if her uncle is among them, so she and her dad are submitting dna to the defense department hoping for match. >> you know, my dad's 88, i would love to be able to give him a final closure answer. >> reporter: breakthrough dna testing done at a lab in delaware is identifying remains which scientists could not just a decade ago. >> we've tested everything from a tooth to a rib, whether it happened yesterday or 60 years ago, that pain is always there. but from a science point of it, looking at it and being dedicated to this is to never lose hope. >> reporter: so far the program has put a name to the remains of more than 1200 service members thanks to their family members' dna. for this family, a positive
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match would end decades of limbo. >> you know, even 67 years later for my father, i'm sure it's always in his mind. and until he passes, he may never have a final answer. maybe someday in heaven he will. >> reporter: this week there's new hope though. the military telling the family they believe james could be among the 867 korean war casualties buried in the tomb of the unknown at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific, and with new technology, maybe they now will be able to finally positively id him. gregg: for the stake of their families, we hope they're able to do that. bryan llenas, thank you very much. laura: that does it for us. the news continues at the top of the level, i'll see you on "the fox report," 7 p.m. eastern. ♪
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