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Jun 20, 2010 10:00am EDT
beholden to china, for instance, this deficit we're running up is not insignificant. but if you're back home in my hometown of appleton, wisconsin, and you've just run out of a job, it's real significant to you. everyone's got an interest in this. >> well the "roundtable" will continue in the green room on abcnews.com. we'll talk about the world cup there. and later on abcnews.com, you can also fact check the newsmakers courtesy of the politifact. coming up, "the sunday funnies." politifact. through good times and bad, when our clients' needs changed we changed to meet them. through the years, when some lost their way, we led the way with new ideas for the financial challenges we knew would lie ahead. this rock has never stood still. and there's one thing that will never change. we are, the rock you can rely on. prudential. >>> no mor >>> now in memoriam. >> oh, beautiful! >> try jimmy dean pure pork sausage and it might make every morning seem a little bit like this one. ♪ big john big bad john big john ♪ ♪ this week, the pentagon released the names of 17 service members killed i
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2014 4:00am EDT
special representative by china for afghanistan recently? >> a special representative of china for afghanistan and pakistan. this is very late in the game. let me go back to the young man over there who i was going to ignore because of the time, but i think if you can get a question and we can get an answer. can you comment on the security articles in light of 2, 4 and five, especially with maybe that might undermine gains in north waziristan. >> the question is about the imposition of article 245, which in aid.ing the military as of today, section 144 has been imposed on islamabad, which means you can have a gathering of more than four people in the public. to the next. if you wouldn't mind trying to wrapnd to these, that will us up. >> i'm not qualified to answer more about idp's. i will focus on this. i think the civilian law enforcement agencies lack the support 144. it will be a good test to see. this -- they will be looking for this opportunity to conduct terrorist attacks in islamabad. again, i think pakistani -- neither pakistani intelligence nor the police have the capacit
CBS
Jul 10, 2011 11:00am EDT
♪[ instrumental music ] >>> welcome to this week in defense news. on the eve of his trip to china, i sat down with aderal mike mullen when he visited our offices in virginia. mullein started his <÷& extraordinary military career at the naval academy in 1964. he was commissioned in 1968 and became chief of nave operations in 2007, chairman of the joint - chief of staff. during his tonier that well end in october, he has in the wars in afghanistan and iraq, managing the thorny pakistan relationship and preparing the united states for a leaner future. we started with afghanistan. with bin laden dead and relations with pakistan fraying. americans, including those who served in afghani, are saying that the mission is unduable the best course is to withdrawal as soon as possible. i asked the chief if the mission is still achievable. >> a critical part of the world. as we focus on this, it has been a focus on both afghanistan and pakistan and the region. as you said, bin laden is dead and had a huge impact on al- qaeda, but it did not eliminate al-qaeda. their leadership still lives the
CBS
Aug 14, 2011 11:00am EDT
important than ever and china is using smart power to advance its global interests. and yet the chairwoman of the house foreign affairs committee has been pretty vocal opponent of foreign aid spending, except for israel. how do you convince her and her colleagues that this is actually a strategic investment in the long-term, that it may be tens of billions of dollars but you can actually get more benefit at the end of the day from it? >> well i think secretary clinton has been particularly eloquent in making the case that our foreign policy is important to keep americans safe, to help americans prosper, and is a national security budget, not just a foreign aid budget. that foreign aid helps our national security. we've had a number of crisis around the world and our embassies are helping keep americans safe. when americans are caught up in tumult and unrest. and her reporting back to washington what they are seeing and hearing and they are form the backbone of the information that we in washington use to make decisions. they also represent american businesses, american educational institut
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Jun 16, 2013 6:30pm EDT
this was not occurring, we do not have the money. who must borrow the money from china to send it to pakistan. aerican soldiers spent decade to liberate iraq, and taxpayers paid 470 million dollars in aid, the president of open doors describe what is going on there as religious side. before the toppling of hussein, a city of iraq was home to 75,000 christians. now the numbers have dropped to 25,000. christian homes are set on fire and bombs are placed on cars and christian families are receiving threatening letters, to leave iraq or be kidnapped and killed. american soldiers have risked their lives for the sake of the country's liberation. our young men and women have fought for a noble cause but the unintended consequences is under fit -- unforgivable. no amount of money will make them our true allies. they are not allies of israel and i fear one day, your money, our money, will be used against israel. it makes no sense. should we be staying at sending f-16's and tanks to egypt when president morsi stands up and says jews are descendents of pigs and dogs? i say no more f-16s, no mor
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 6:00am EST
that, at the end of the day, india and china are both in pakistan and have a role to play in afghanistan. there will be a partnership with india, which initially was an issue, because it was thought it might antagonize pakistan. definitely, india has a bigger role to play, provided that some of the bigger conflict that exists in our region, particularly in kashmir, are left out of this issue. at the end of the day, we think a stable afghanistan is a better friend of pakistan. a weak and unstable afghanistan will in danger pakistan as much as afghanistan. india is providing more than $2 billion of economic assistance. they are getting more interested to get involved in training of the afghan security forces in a professional level, like the police and others, not so much the afghan national army, which needs to continue either through the united states or some of our nato partners, to provide the continuity of what we have started together. >> do you want to say a few words? >> i essentially agree with the ambassador that a stable afghanistan is in the best interest of pakista
CBS
Aug 16, 2009 11:00am EDT
is a european competitor, china that nobody talks about that. if so what do you do? how do you prepare? out there is the biggy. in the mean time there are the future of these mete wars. like iraq, afghanistan. and the future of what we call the global commons like piracy. which requires. >> and -- >> add stuff but my sense is that the two drivers in terms of project and force numbers are the ones i mentioned. the question is how you align one with the other. then you hope to whether or not you can do what you remember what the last president talked about which is skipping a generation of information technology for instance moving to unmanned systems to really bring down the cost of your platform. >> do we now have any idea hot winners and losers will be? >> i think the current wars and the capabilities needed to fight those will be winners. and i think peer competitor, way down the line of the future, those capabilities will be losers. the army will benefit. i think the navy will be a loser. they could lose an aircraft carrier and along with that a bunch of other ships. >> does
CBS
Oct 3, 2010 11:00am EDT
stance from china on territory questions. how does this pan out? >> i think we are headed for a long-term tense deterioration with our relationship with the chinese. part of it is the chinese are becoming more assertive. that is not the core issue. u.s. growth rate was 1.6%. 2/3 of our trade deficit is china. after 10 years, the entire political system of both parties are getting in line with the way china is doing trade. >> will chinabuildd up the defenses or is there cause for concern because china has a further reaching strategy? >> you spent a lot of time answering that question. >> this baffles china and this is the perception of the american decline. what do we do about this? >> we have a minute left. china takes the world supply. coming up with a report from the pentagon. what will it say? >> it will say the sky is not falling. we anticipate getting the materials for the next decade or so. it will contain an research and development strategy to help the manufacturing. >> this is a perfect example of the way china does trade. why is the united states no longer in the rail business?
CBS
Jun 17, 2012 11:30am EDT
. there's been a lot of concern about china's rise and increasing acertificativeness. the united states already has extensive bases in the reachp. there were some 300,000 troops that are there. where are some of the new places we're going to? the philippines and vietnam are two of the places we'll be returning. how many people are we talking about adding and what is it they will be doing in the reachen? >> you are absolutely right. p president and secretary announced in january that we would be rebalancing toward the asia pacific region. as you know, the united states military has had a presence in asia pacific for decades. what we're doing is reasserting that presence and our commitment to the region. the region is a very important economic center for american interests. it's obviously an important center for american security interests. what this does is reinvigorate our security and military relationships in the region. that's precisely what secretary panetta laid out in his recent visit to the region in shangri- la, he put meat on the bone what that means. that means working
CBS
Nov 21, 2010 11:00am EST
back to june when the secretary of state was in hanoi and emphasize u.s. interest in the south china sea. this seemed to bother beijing and i think the other administration moves in asia, which continue moves that began under the second bush administration, have continued to do that. it reflects again as sort of the strategic level the post cold war search for a new balance on the part of the united states. part of that balance is the increasingly warm relationship with india as well as the post tsunami warming relationship with indonesia. again the world's largest islamic nation. >> right. taking a look at china's -- part of this opportunity -- the united states was handed this opportunity by a new assertiveness by beijing saying that south china sea belongs to us, getting into a scuffle with singapore and then most recently territorial waters dispute with japan that kind of blew up. china has advanced its interest across the region by keeping very, very quiet and low profile. what is driving the sudden assertiveness by beijing and how does that fit into the broader strategic priori
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 10:00am EDT
boiled in a proxy war. the world that china is threatening our pacific allies. iran is aggressively working toward a nuclear weapon. the middle east is collapsing in front of us heading toward and a way welence have never seen in the history of our country. folks trying to find their way allies and european the united states. operating in every sector, every country of the globe. proliferators of chemical and radiological materials that keep us up at night working in every major nation state in the world. thata little taken aback we have decided our intelligence services are to blame for what we have found again and again and again is absolutely inaccurate reporting. if we are going to have this debate, and we should, we should do it on the facts presented before us. general alexander put it has. he can bring out the wire brush and we have done it. forward is to make sure our programs are protected and the people who have taken oaths are not demonized. this is a time for leadership. this is not a time to apologize. i hope you will pass along to the individuals that hopefully they ca
CSPAN
Jun 21, 2015 5:05pm EDT
. britain france russia china and oz plus germany is the plus one part. we are in these negotiations that began in secret in 2013. the israelis had a find out about them from the saudi's. the saudi's let them know that they were dealing with the u.s. in secret. the united nations security council has passed six resolutions demanding that a ran -- iran halt all nuclear. they can't have such a high percentage or whatever. they can keep their stockpiles of low enriched geranium. that used to be something there was was to give up and shipped out of the country. while they don't have to anymore. the dilution process has also gotten completely stalled and nobody really says anything about it so it's still in the form that's more quickly turned into a bomb. 20% is the cutoff where you begin to cut talk about high enriched geranium. -- uranium. they have stockpiles of low enriched uranium and that's not even up to discussion. 19 known centrifuges. they get to keep them all. they're supposed to unplug some of the centrifuges and put them into storage but were not sure about that. advanced centrifu
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 10:30am EDT
countries like china and engaging non- governmental institutions within the country. this is 1.5 hours. be >> ladies and gentlemen, good morning and welcome to the stock. -- welcome to this talk. we have the privilege to welcome this morning the ambassador. you have that a long and distinguished career. he did serve in a number of positions in the national security council and the state department. your specialty ended in 2006 when he led the first reconstruction team in iraq. he then became ambassador before returning to the u.s. embassy in baghdad. in 2010, you were sworn in as u.s. ambassador to pakistan. i understand that after you retire, you'll be going to the columbia school of law and follow that with some other academic -- welcome back to the world of academia. you were the u.s. representative in pakistan during a challenging time. you helped mend relations between the two countries during a series of crisis in 2001, in particular. 2011 was indeed -- it was no small achievement. i suppose we all came to know what this crisis taught you about pakistan and the u.s. and about the
CBS
Jun 16, 2013 8:00am EDT
threat where we have a tendency of looking at things that are more understandable like china or something elsewhere this sort of mushy area is something we tend not to pay attention to? >> in the real world see more convergence, see more overlaps. we see this in iraq, we had terrorism, criminality and we had insurgency all going on so that is a trend of the fast and it will continue in the future. >> you are one of those avid readers. you say you read a book overnight that might take my days. this will constitute roughly our first summer reading list and hopefully we have more. what are your top picks? >> as people getting ready for father's day they might think of three major titles out right now, the first one is battle of bunker hill. it is a revisionist history of an insurgency that we ran as opposed to a counter insurgency up in new england and i learned a lot about that battle which was a particularly bloody fight, 400 americans died and 1000 british soldiers died in one day and a very bloody fight. >> which back then were huge casualties. >> yeah, it's the largest casualt
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
are up there. china has blinded one of our satellites with a laser. this is not too hard to figure out this scenario. if we have a nation that blinds a critical component of our overhead architecture and our dominance, and we have no way to repair that satellite because we're busy attacking -- you see that very quickly we could lose that dominance. which nation is seeking in an all-out effort for a new military presence on the globe? china. china is seeing that military presence. and while i want to have peaceful relations with all nations, i also believe that ronald reagan led the way again. he said that we have those relations with adopting the policy of peace through strength. and as the commander-in-chief of this nation, that is my policy as well. my father served in the air force, my stepdad in the army, my brother retired full united states navy. i have respect and admiration for our military. i will make sure that they're fully resourced, but we must maintain the number one military presence in the world. that is job one. [applause] let me conclude by saying to all of you th
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2013 4:00am EDT
can't and we were talking about that who's going to deal with india. the nations and especially china, which purchase such a large amount that continue to purchase iranian oil, if we could get them to do more to scale back their energy purchases, i think it would take the sanctions regime, which are having an effect, and make them even more effective and hopefully help us. we have a meeting in early july and i think senator reid pulled it together with the number two leader of the chinese government and i asked him this question. you've reduced your oil purchases from iran for a variety of reasons, including to help the sanctions. could you reduce them dramatically further and then say, but if you give up your nuclear program, we're going buy a lot more from you, so have a stick, but then have a carrot, and could india do the same thing, dramatically reduce oil purchases, but with a carrot down the road, or japan could do the same thing, and the response to the chinese official was very adroit and very quick. he said he would be very willing to consider cutting our purchases from iran
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
participated in by russia, by china, and some allies of ours like south korea and japan that find these sanctions very costly. but that's precisely why they've become so effective. and so what we've said is that we do not loosen any of the core sanctions -- we provide a small window through which they can access some revenue, but we can control it and it is reversible. and during the course of these six months, if and when iran shows itself not to be abiding by this agreement, not to be negotiating in good faith, we can reverse them and tighten them even further. but here is the bottom line. ultimately, my goal as president of the united states -- something that i've said publicly and privately and shared everywhere i've gone -- is to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. but what i've also said is the best way for us to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapons is for a comprehensive, verifiable, diplomatic resolution, without taking any other options off the table if we fail to achieve that. it is important for us to test that proposition during the next six months, unde
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2016 3:45pm EDT
, people's republic of china, pakistan and the united states can remain a useful platform to further peace efforts. so long as the government of pakistan acts in good faith to meet and fulfill its commitment within the parameters of the qcg's road map. mr. president, despite our security challenges, afghanistan has always maintained a positive approach in regards to our relations with all regional countries. and islam icic world. we consider them to be our best partners and seek to strengthen our cultural, social and economic ties and to use our experience to promote peace and co-existence and present a moderate interpretation of islam. in this regard, we welcome the express readiness of the organization of the islamic cooperation and any islamic country to help promote the peace agenda in afghanistan. i want to add that islam as a religion, as a clear thought, culture, civilization and history on the one hand respects human dignity, rights and freedoms and drives national sovereignty from the will of people. and on the other hand, is against any kind of injustice, exclusivism, hatre
CBS
Dec 18, 2011 11:00am EST
involved there. china, for example. and it would sort of -- it would sort of be foolish for us to cut off aid. >> coming up >>> we're back with our roundtable discussion. i want to start with rick mays, the super committee fail today reach a deficit reduction deal. see questerration is now the law of the land. it's supposed to take another $600 out of the pentagon spending. there are people in the pentagon that don't believe that's going to happen. what's going to happen? are they going to end up losing more money than they think? >> they're going to lose more money than they think. will we see see questerration happen? probably not. there will not be a $1.2 trillion cut across the board. it doesn't mean defense is off the hook. whatever they need to replace that is still going to be $1.2 trillion or larger in cuts because that's the price of getting out of this. that could fall on the defense department. >> i think you're right. there is more of an appetite with defense spending cuts with tea party people, democrats. i think we're likely to see more cuts. the see questerration, that
CSPAN
Apr 20, 2014 4:16am EDT
to this country from other countries. the comfort china or india or other places. they get a degree year. we are able to hire these individuals if they are not american citizens? how do you deal with that issue? >> we are able to hire some foreign nationals but not many. it is a challenge. i think broadly is a challenge not just for defense industry, but it is a clearance issue. i think is a challenge for all of our industry that we are educating so many bright people in our country that we aren't able to keep in our country. i'm a strong proponent of getting on with immigration reform and enabling us to take advantage of the amazing educational enterprise that we have in our country to help continue to grow our economy. >> what you see is a biggest single challenge for the company going forward? is it the defense budget or other things to worry about the most? what is the biggest problem you see? >> the biggest challenges talent. our enterprise runs on the brilliance of the people who work in it, both in terms of folks in our company and folks in the defense department and the othe
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2015 2:00am EDT
-depth program. tv on cspan 2, television for serious readers. atcoming up next, a look u.s.-china relations. then, afghanistan operations commander about the training of afghan forces and other challenges in the region. later, a discussion on the future of mexico. : ur attention to u.s. china relations. we want to welcome robert daly, who served as a cultural exchange officer. he now serves as the director of the kissinger institute in china and the u.s. at the wilson center. a state visit, his first official visit to washington, d.c. what can we expect? play toirst, for him to the audience at home. this is important to americans. it means a great deal to the and the chinese communist party. it is the first featured item of the nightly news. if you want to broadcast to china a sense that he is welcome -- welcomed as a respected major leader, so the primary audience is at home. he would want to speak with president obama and audiences but primarily china. people in china almost demand state visits. very important to the rest of the world. america is an outlier. we do not wonder who
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2011 2:00pm EDT
. now we have the greatest debt in the history of the world and we ow $1.4 trillion to china and we wonder why we have a problem. you have to have a strong currency. there's nothing wrong with us reconstituting the constitution because only gold and silver can be legal tender. [applause] also you have to have the proper environment for companies to bring their moneys back home. you can't have a money bring money or park money overseas and double tax them and charge them 35% again, that's changing , around it would be a good idea to get rid of all this income tax and corporate taxation. [applause] and of course with a strong currency and with a change of the tax system, you also have to deal with the regulatory systems. we have to shrink the size of the federal register. we need a lot less regulations not more regulations. [applause] it is said that those of us who promote the free market system, that we don't care about regulating those ruthless, big corporations, but just think about how the sound economy would regulate those companies and banks -- stopping the debt on the american
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2015 5:00am EST
program of shippers. things like, china, where a lot of containers come from, if you have shippers that you work with all the time that are credible, you can certify those containers? >> there is the customs trade partnership against terrorism where we work with importers and vessels, manufacturers, truckers, they adopt higher security protocols. as part of that, we validate that they have implemented but they said they would. we will treat them as lower risk than an unknown company. >> if someone can segregate -- >> that is the intention. a higher risk from unknowns, yes or. -- yes, sir. >> i guess, from the admiral, are intercepted, how often is that used? when you find something, do you shut it down, does it open later? >> transnational criminal organizations are very resilient. they react when we are successful. they will move the geography of their smuggling, that will sometimes change the conveyance and the timing to try to thwart us. we combat that primarily with intelligence and intelligence-based operation so we can have their with limited offshore assets in the right place at
CSPAN
Sep 5, 2015 2:00pm EDT
nicaragua. plus, could you tell me when was the last time the iaea inspected pakistan, india, china, for nuclear activity? can you tell me, he americans the communist chinese killed in north korea. four,tainly was more than like at benghazi. they killed thousands of our marines, but they tend to forget about this as long as it happens to their advantage. think you very much for letting me talk. caller: yeah -- thank you very much for letting me talk. caller: yeah, that is an interesting question. what i would say for the americans that have been killed due to the iran contra deal, it is hard to assess. with the fighting that happened, the additional weapons going to iran, obviously it helps to fuel -iraqran-a rock war --iran war during that period where thousands died. the question of what is being fueled in a situation where we will have some form of a conventional arms race. will pursueiranians just as much as the gulf states. when it comes to inspections, this is one of the key issues that all signatures are subject to certain restrictions and observation, and i think these are situat
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Sep 12, 2015 4:00pm EDT
, china, france, the united kingdom, russia, germany, and the european union that negotiated this agreement with iran. they have pursued this agreement in order to get iran to comply with its nuclear nonproliferation treaty obligations and to comply with un security council resolutions passed since 2006, calling on iran to comply with his commitments and halt its program until such time there is a conference of agreements. congress, members of congress, said they wanted to weigh in. they wanted to have a say on this, even though this is not a treaty, technically speaking, that they have the legal authority to provide and consent on. that is what led to the process we have seen in the last few days. host: a process that officially ends september 17, when that 60 day clock ends. we go to pennsylvania. line for independents. raymond, good morning. caller: good morning. i would like to jog people's memory. in the 1970's, pakistan was in pursuit of a nuclear weapon. there are also characterized as terrorists, backing terrorist organizations, and if they got a nuclear weapon, there may
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Sep 5, 2015 6:00pm EDT
union, today, it is not just places like russia and china, but a mixed bag increasingly even with this recent deal proposed with iran. i am very concerned about their capacity. look at intercontinental ballistic missiles and their capacity. i am worried about what that could mean for the future, not just for israel and others in the region, but potentially what it could mean for the united states. i want to make sure that all the children in this country are safe. >> do you support the plan? gov. walker: i believe we need to have a nuclear triad which includes all three legs. i think part of it goes beyond what you asked about. i think we need a replacement for the ohio-based nuclear submarines that are part of what kept us safe for so many years. >> thank you for the question. where are you when it comes to the debate of gun violence versus the second amendment. gov. walker: i believe that law-abiding citizens should have the right to protect themselves and their families and their property. in my state i was the first , governor to sign into law a -- concealed carry and the castle do
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
motivation for france, russia, and china to support this deal? guest: they have different motivations. russia would like to see some restraint of the iranian missile threat because it provides them the opportunity to argue that the u.s. does not need to continue with the u.s. missile defense operation with europe. france joined the npt in a 1992 and has taken a strong view against nuclear nonproliferation, stopping the spread of nuclear weapons making abilities. france's foreign ministry has a very active nuclear exporting factor. but a lot of people there really want to stop the threat of the bomb. i think you saw the french foreign minister was pushing very hard to make sure that the deal in geneva struck a plan. i think he won a long way in making it a long way, but the geneva plan could have made it better. host: is oil from iran part of the interest? guest: the issue that a lot of countries would like to buy iranian oil, and there are a lot of countries, especially the consumers would like to see even one of these sanctions on iranian oil. the u.s. ally, japan, has shut down all
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2014 10:00am EST
a good value for money. china has reached -- it looks as though china has reached the same conclusion. will you continue to make sure that britain leads the pressure for performing the eu system? secondly, do you recognize an opportunity now that we are moving towards different amounts, for what would potentially be a very large revenue stream -- decide invested in climate change -- but the remainder of that could be used to cut taxes since businesses will pay for a large portion of the offset. that money could effectively be recycled for lower taxes for businesses and individuals. >> first of all, the question whether we should continue to read this reform -- yes, absolutely. not only is the essential for europe, if we do not see improvement in europe, we could be disadvantaged in britain. it makes a big difference in our common carbon price here and have carbon price in europe. this is also great for europe, and essential for britain. what we have to stop is this -- inappropriate use of climate. on the issue what do we do with the revenues -- obviously, we still have a la
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2013 4:30pm EST
does not go backwards because it is a big economy. 2.5 or whatever times the size of china. if this does in the wrong direction, the world is not really there to help it. i think rate structure stays low. so when they set taper, interestingly enough, they did not save a lot. the markets have taken a 10-year instrument, a 10-year treasury drawer a 30 -- treasury, or a 30-year mortgage. they got ahead of them and people got convinced it was going to happen and then it did not. you saw the 10-year went all the way up to almost three percent. it will be an adjustment, and there is no question everybody worries about that. we worry about all the time, what will happen, what will be the effect? the reason why the rate structure goes up is that the economy is growing faster than people think it is. underneath it, the economy is growing. other reasons our mistake inflation. that is a problem. >> but from what you are saying, you don't think the rate structure is going to go up very much. you continue to expect this fed support for some time? >> our view is a little over 2.5% growth in the u
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2014 10:00am EST
put out one year ago about challenges in china and russia. i believe you stated last year that you thought that the effect cyber attacks on america had an estimated cost close to $300 billion in economic damage. that is damage in terms of direct attack, and i also think that we see time and again cases where intellectual property is taken. people can enter the marketplace, leapfrogging over research and design, because the y steal our intellectual capital. we have seen a series of committees looking at some of the data breaches. we are talking about 70 million potential loss of data with target alone. they were disproportionately ill equipped. this is an indication that industry by industry, these attackers can find the weakest link and even companies who are doing the right thing, their colleagues in the industry are not keeping up to the standards set and there is a challenge. is there a higher number in terms of the economic threat, the intellectual capital threat, or the personal information threat posed by these cyber activities? >> i think it is almost incalculable to figure
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2013 11:00am EDT
united it, but we have to get china to work with us. it is going to be a global issue, global standards as we relate to cyber if we want to protect ourselves. >> you're going to be happy for the next one. on twitter, yesterday was also the one-year anniversary of the tragic attack on benghazi. the question, when are the american people going to hear from those people who were at the benghazi conflict? >> hear from the employees? >> the people who were there on the ground. >> we have in our committee, we are doing the intelligence of that investigation. we have had our 10th hearing. we have talked to all but three on the ground. we are still working through those issues. for those who are looking for some -- we tracked down every lead that we heard. every story that you read in the newspaper about something that, we run all of those to the ground thoroughly with our investigators. now, we have got it narrowed down, that there are some indicating that the time frames that their headquarters is giving might be different than the timeframe that the folks on the ground are giving. we are try
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europeans or russia and china and others, so it is backed unanimously either leading countries on earth. i am very glad to see that done. north korea is going in the other direction. basically unnecessarily. i went to north korea in 1994. to deal with a crisis in north korea. some of you are familiar with this. the leader of north korea then, revered and was worshiped almost like washington, george washington and jesus put together. i am not exaggerating. the united states was on the verge of declaring north korea to be an outlaw nation, and kim il-sung to be a criminal. my chinese friends came to me and said, if the united states did that, the north koreans to save face would invade and attack south korea. the military general in charge was an american from arkansas, and he told me a million south koreans would be killed in the first 48 hours. i decided to go to north korea, and i negotiated a very comprehensive agreement with kim il-sung that ended their .roduction of plutonium unfortunately, since then, other things have happened. this week, the north koreans announced he will expand
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really hurts low income countries. middle income countries like china, they have got a lot of injustice because of what is not covered. yet in some ways because they are more open-minded they are trying different things. there will be good examples to come out of those countries, that even the rich countries should look at. the idea, what are the job categories, how do you measure outcomes? there are a lot of vibrancy there. high income countries are facing the same rate of increase, although we managed to be at a starting point of about 1.5 times worse than everyone else. i got pulled into health not because it is a big foundation priority, but at the state budget level where you have to or at least pretend the balance on a yearly basis there aren't some projects having to do with pensions that if they were in the private sector would be considered out and out fraud. because they have to pretend to balance, it education that gets hurt and for our foundation, that is the big doe mostic focus is the education system. ironically, in the last 15 years, a lot of additional money w
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a decade in higher education in afghanistan. been a lot of investment china to keep young -- trying to keep young people there. for staff who i work with on up, it seems there is a big struggle. perspectives on the youth and education in afghanistan? >> you cannot build walls in around afghanistan. they should have incentives. in the next four years, 4 million more afghans will hit the job market, unless you provide incentives for jobs and also a future, i think it will be difficult to prevent that as you educate people. educatedxodus of afghani people. in the last 14 years, thousands of afghans were educated inside the country and outside. there are still many talents in afghanistan. the approaches to use these capacities, yes, i think unemployment, declining economic situation, security, and ineffectiveness of the government, these are issues that probably provide incentives for people to leave the country. otherwise, many people would be happy to have a job. unless you provide these opportunities, you cannot prevent the exodus afghans educated like many other countries. marvin: i
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polarize it even with russia or china. we had a strong ally in the middle east. to hear these people really put on sanctions, an act of war against a country where we have meddled in their politics for years and years and years before we cut off relations is disturbing to me. think these people pushing this propaganda out with their information revolution we are in now will succeed. i really don't. host: but those are some interesting comments, sanctions as an act of war. guest: i have no problem with export controls. these have been approved by the u.n. security council and they have shown to have some impact in terms of slowing the program down. i have no problems against egregious abusers of human rights, which they have a number of, especially since the disputed presidential elections in 2009. the government is better equipped to evade the sanctions than ordinary iranians are. if you are a middle-class businessman who needs hard currency, you cannot get it. there are a limited number of banks around the world that will give you a letter of credit or handle of some kind of transac
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other countries. europe stopped buying oil from iran. china says we will continue to buy it from you a fun as it is deeply discounted. if further hurts iran. there are and 90 million people in that country. thesere sick and tired of regimes. they see how the rest of the world is living. media areof social not only used for aspirational but used highly effectively for organizational purposes. karen was always good at suppression. it is not like new york city. it is spread out. the regime was always good at keeping people down. i think we need to be very careful. i know i went out longer. alas for a brief comment. >> thank you. maybe we will have them,. >> thank you.uch of quotes.le they bear repeating. this is out of a written earlier in the deck eight. ae dilemma was if we offered complete picture, the picture itself could lead us to the un security council and not providing one would also be a andation of the resolution we could refer to it for not implementing the resolution. is the deal means the surrender of big power before the great nation. it seems to me all the american p
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, russia, china, all the countries that have interest in afghanistan. their calculus would be affected by our signing a bilateral agreement. >> so i think it is a very important answer. i have the same feeling. i think islamabad is the first capital that would be affected by the bilateral agreement. tying some elements of the pakistani government to terrorist groups. they are hedging their bets for what happens the day after we leave. if we're not leaving presumably, they lose that argument. but, you know, there is -- every situation is different. i can't help but relate this to iraq. nobody wanted our discussions with the iraqi government for a presence in iraq after our troops left to fail more than iran did. and in fact, they were working on that. the fact that it did fail and we have no continuing presence in iraq i think is part of the reason why iran's influences spread there and so incidentally has al qaeda re- emerged again. i think those are warnings to us about how important it is to do exactly what you have called for, which is to have a good -- much smaller but a real ameri
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central bank of japan, china, we had access to funding that was different in many banks. we had a credit rating that was strong, a balance sheet -- >> i was talking about the bank of england adequately supporting you. >> i don't that was an issue for us. our access to money markets and access to funds, would have categorized it relative to the other banks not just headquartered in the u.k. but other global bags was right at the very top in terms of our access to liquidity and funding. >> see you did not have to make asset sales. >> we had to make sales of securities. it was more based on not that we could get the funding but based on the fact that they would deteriorate in value. i don't want to overstated because the market was in turmoil but relative to the other banks have relative to our need to fund, the bank of england and the fed would also say that barclays was in a good position in funding. >> you are watching the barclays balance sheet like a hawk. you see when is the right moment to come into the market. >> no, i was not day to day on the desk at all or when he came int
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. [applause] thank you. [captions >> next, treasury secretary jack lew on u.s. china relations. then a memorial ceremony for journalist's killed in 2013 mile covering a story. journal,on washington david of the heritage foundation and daniel discuss the issue of climate change in the wake of the first major hurricane of 2014. benjamin jensen talks about the developments in iraq, syria, and the reason. polarization in the u.s. and what it could mean for future elections. as always, we will take your calls and you can join the conversation. washington journal live at 7:00 a.m. on c-span. meant is thel largest amount -- our endowment is the largest for a historical black college. vanderbilt is in our peer group. they are at $6 billion. harvard, which represents the pinnacle of the nation's endowment, is $34 billion. they have a $6 billion campaign. aspire togoing to have that kind of excellence. those types of facilities, we have to have that type of investment. , and theresponsibility next presidents will have the responsibility, to go out and ensure -- expand. >> the howard university p
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ukraine. and there is no comparable aligned structure in east and see the asia. in china today although the conventional wisdom in the united states is that china is undergoing a peaceful rise and it will be a responsible stakeholder in world affairs that is only one potential a scenario. it may be the post desirable but it is certainly not the most likely. as well as its economic strength china is engaged in a massive buildup of its ballistic and nuclear forces. it is building a blue water navy for the first time literally in 600 years as bill mittendorf said has advanced cyber warfare capabilities and antiaccess weapon systems, it is modernizing the people's liberation army ground components and it is essentially now making assertive almost belligerent territorial claims in the east china sea and the south china sea. once again, many people in the united states may say that is to far away all of the islands that are three inches above water on a good day, what possible interest can they be to us? the interest to us i think is palpable because not only are there potentially important m
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chinese foreign affairs minister, wang yi. he discusses u.s.-china relations. they talk about the syrian civil war. this is a little more than an hour. >> good evening. it is my great pleasure to welcome all of you here in this evening for what will be a rare opportunity to hear from the foreign minister of the people of china. wang yi. i see many friends and supporters of the institution. friends of china and from china. forgrateful to all of you making the effort to be here this evening. we also have quite a number of representatives. thent to say thank you for help and cooperation and and puttingpitality together this evening's program together. i think everybody knows a lot about our guest of honor's distinguished career. he came into his present post in march after spending virtually all of his career, including the stint visiting scholars at georgetown university, as a specialist on asia and a specialist on japan. for the rate of that region that is asia, he played a vital role in getting the diplomacy involved with north korean nuclear program onto a constructive path. japa
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council russia and china vowed to oppose the arab league proposal. this is about two hours and 20 minutes. >> i invite your excellencey to participate in this meeting. i wish to draw the attention of council members to document s/2012/71, a letter dated january 24, 2012 from the general addressed to the president of the security council. i now give floor to your excellencey. a >> in the name of god the merciful allow me to congratulate your excellencey on assuming the presidency of the security council. i express to you and to members of the counsel our thanks and gratitude for convening this meeting to allow it to carry out the mission to which we were interested. mr. president, the council of minister of the league of arab states adopted its resolution in a meeting held on the 22nd of january requested i say that i in my capacity as chairman on syria and his excellencey, the secretary general of the league of arab states brief the security council of the plan adopted under that resolution and to request the security council to endorse the said plan as adopted by the league of ar
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framework. your second point about china, and i will make this point real quick, pedro. china has unilaterally declared an air defense identification zone over the east china sea. part of that extends over the sun -- part of that extends over the senkaku islands, which china and the ban -- and japan are debating over who owns it. i was in japan a couple of weeks ago. i got to meet with folks from the government and the japanese parliament, as well as going to okinawa and visit some of the military facilities out there. the u.s. is positioned on these senkaku islands, and they fall under the u.s.-japan treaty because japan has demonstrated control over the senkaku islands. -- has administrative control over the senkaku islands. withchina is trying to do the air defense identification zone is to argue that japan has administrative control over the airspace and those islands. on the one hand, president obama ordered the military to fly b-52 bombers, they were arty planning -- already planning to go through there, but he went through with it to signify that they do not recognize it. i
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, the second-largest in the world, and we now export twice as much to mexico as we do to china. the reality of what has happened to demographically, economically, and politically over the last few years is not something we felt we erratically -- adequately understood. we worked hard to bring these new understandings to many. i am heartened as we began what will be a spirited debate about immigration, our border, our relations with mexico, and it is a pity the president's trip to mexico city in a few weeks, we see a great change in the understanding of these issues. not among all of the policy- makers debating this today, but there is really a growing awareness about how things are different than they used to be. we are having a wonderful event today. i want to welcome and introduce our moderator today and our host, matthew cunningham, who is the chair of our policy initiative. yous well known to many of who have been working on issues of u.s.-latin american relations and the former clinton administration official, a super thoughtful ally of ours edo is prodding us to get ahead of th
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at 9:15, the impact of new leadership in china on u.s. relations. president obama traveling in parts of asia. we will have those segments, plus, we will take a look at the papers and take your phone calls as well "washington journal ."shington, we will see you then. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> next, a discussion on the future of u.s. diplomacy. after that, a forum on the effectiveness of al-qaeda in yemen. >> a former state department officials from the obama and george w. bush administration's discuss public diplomacy in a tough budget in vermont. the discuss the effectiveness of student exchange programs and government-backed broadcasting outlets, like "voice of america." the george washington school of international affairs hosted this event tuesday. this is an hour and 45 minutes. >> that is public diplomacy in action. [laughter] i'm a professor here at gw and the director of the institute for public policy and global communication. you can find us on twitter @ip dgc. we're also on faceb
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? that is fine. we followed them years ago. dismantling by china and russia and their neighbors. they tend to be very concerned. they are allowing democracy movement to get their word out to communicate. that keeps evolving. the losses governments try to clamp down on that. i have also been concerned about. that is just a statement. it is like a competitive market. people want to get information. it is so we can really regulate. i serve on the energy committee and he power plants of the time. the opening statement talked about you could be secure if you have a desktop alone and no longer connected. vinifies what votes could and of doing. the power utility system relies so much on data going to rtos. what they are producing is excitable electrons to get on the grid. if that is all we had to worry about we would be fairly safe. it is all the calculation. >> i testified earlier. we have to start within the power production plant itself. we are working with large manufacturers. you want to know whether the original ones or the ones coming in, who they are and where they are from. we need
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first japan to rise and prosper. and then south korea. and then southeast asia. today, china and india. and that is fine. that has been welcomed by the united states. it is economically welcomed by the united states, but it has a critical ingredient. that peace and stability has been our pivotal military presence in the region and our alliances that anchor that. that is a good thing, and we want to keep that going. it is about that role that we play in east asia, where animosities run deep, people argue over rocks in the ocean, where the wounds of world war ii and the earlier part of the last century have never healed. we would like to continue to play our stabilizing role there. that is not aimed at anyone. it is not picking a fight with anyone. it is not a concept of deterrence or anything like that. it is to continue to play that stabilizing role. we have not been able to play that to the extent we had in previous decades over the last decade, because we have been so involved in iraq and afghanistan. we want to get back to that role. it's important for people to understand why we're
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singapore and the philippines and expanding our dialogue in exchanges with china. we are also an handed our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes -- expanding our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes allocating our naval fleet to have a 60/40 split between the pacific and atlantic oceans, increasing army and marine presence in the region. locating our most advanced aircraft in the pacific, including new deployments of f- 22's and the mv22's to japan. and lay the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the f-35 joint strike fighter. the third element of our strategy is that as we do force projection in the asia-pacific and middle east, we still have to maintain our global leadership and presence by building innovative partnerships and partner capacity across the globe and using these innovative rotational deployment as a way to do exercises and training with other countries, developing their capabilities so they can provide for their own security. in latin america, africa, europe, and elsewhere. the past decade of war has reinforced the l
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. very actively focused on trying to preserve the freedom of navigation in the wake of china's military claims. we are working with countries outside of nato on other security issues, but i do not think we can create a global organization like that. i do not think any of those states, whether it is the europeans wanting the middle easterners or vice versa, i think it is seen through a regional prism. victor from windermere, florida on the independent line. after the attacks in france and germany, that should have triggered a nato response. they are saying there is only 15,000 isis fighters. army, if he took about 4000 from each country it should be able to wipe out isis. it should not take this long. a lot of world war ii vets say they would have wiped them out in two weeks. guest: i completely agree with you, i think it was a missed opportunity with the way nato works because -- with the way nato works. because they took place in france, they have to invoke article five and they did not want to do that. they preferred to deal with it as a national matter domestically and to engage abro
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nations, china and russia are preventing the u.n. security council from taking any effective action. if the situation is left as it is, there is also a significant threat that surrounding countries could be severely impacted. our witnesses will hopefully discuss options that we have to help end the slaughter as limited as those options might be. on cyber security, defense strategic guidance notes that both state and non-state actors both the capability and intent to conduct cyber espionage and the capability to conduct cyber attacks on united states which possibly severe attacks on both our economy and on our security. the director of national intelligence, in recent testimony, placed the cyber- security threat in the top tier alongside terrorism and nuclear proliferation, and the proliferation of other weapons of mass destruction. a recent report from the national counterintelligence executive stated that entities operating from within china and russia are responsible for the massive theft of u.s. commercial and military technologyhat could threaten our national security d economy.
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