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you're a graduate of the army war college and command in general staff college. you're with a four-star general not a lot of four-star generals -- you're second's one i've met iny entire life you completed 37 years of public service in december 2003 culminating acting and vice chief of staff in united states army you have a career as an infantry paratrooper decorated for valor and spent for military commands where you have trips in iraq, afghanistan, and you advise senior defense officialsy with multipledv official during searh period and provided assistance to david petraeus in december of 2018 you received a ronald reagan peace through strengthward at the reagan library the first military official ever receive that award that's big deal. >> that was quite a humbling experience you get a number of
awards when you're in a position like me and you certainly grateful for all of those. but that award really got to me to be frank. i mean, i have tremendous regard for ronald reagan and what he stood for, and what his legacy is, and i'm -- i was honored. >> are you impressed with foreign policy of the current president? president trump? >>ou generally speaking, yes. i do have some difficulties with certain aspects of it but whaing administration truly got right is they set the straw straw strc frame work and that was expressed in national security academy they published in first december,as first year in office which even then was unprecedented and they said a strategic frame work that laid out in a world that we are in era of big power competition namely with russia, and china -- who wanted to destroy the international order that is existed for 70 plus years. principally designed h to prevet
major conflict like a world war iii again and i think those institutions have w served us well. they were -- depart from them because of their own national interest. and also, the regional hedge of iran, and the aggressive behavior and what they have done in a middle east and also globally in terms of state sponsor terrorism, north korea rogue state with nuclear weapons threatening use of them certainly whenea strategy was crafted now at least we're talking to each other, and, of course, radical islam -- middle east breeding ground for it but truth is it's on just about every continue innocent, and it's thriving and it's growing. so that strategy that they identified i think they got about right it was a major departure from i think, the pretend strategy we have on the obama administration where we did not want to step up and identify these challenges in a world, i think, only speculate
now largely because they didn't want to have to deal with them and be held accountable for a strategy to cope with these realities. >> isn't noninvolvement or non engagement or pretend strategy isn't that it provocative? i mean our enemies see it. and they say okay, obama or whomever they're saying this but don't mean it and then you have invasion of crimea and south china sea and russia moving into syriae and so on and so forth let's start with china. i'm just a pedestrian. but i see china as a major, major threat because of all of the focus and resources for putting into their military and not just, you know, troops that are strategic decisions space warfare activity that they're really leading on stealing our technology. which they not only use for civilian purposes but military purposes.
constantly claiming more and more navigate waterses that belong to philippines or belong to japan, and do you see china as the grave threat that i do? >> i do. so does administration national defense strategy identified china asre the number one strategic long-term threat to the american people and security and united states. i spent a year long effort on a commission looking at the national defense strategy. and also how it is being implemented so i'm intimately familiar with what our challenges are here. first of all, many people in the united states at the started to conduct economic reform and open up china's marketplace and move towards capitalism. fell in china business leaders fell on them strategist and analyst hads. 2525 yearses ago. two plus decade absolutely right, and the thought was is thatol if we help china along in
terms of developing them economically that political reform will follow. but we lost that because that hahasn't signed that. china doubled down on authoritarianism they are run by a very closed chinese communist party when you think of chinese you shouldn't think of all of the wonderful things that is inside the u culture of that country you have to think about who runs it. chinese communist run it and they run it with absolute iron hand and w control of the peopl. what they're about is now in writing and in public discourse, that used to be in the closet, so to speak, until xi came along and he's set formidable goals one to come to it nate and control pacific. asia pacific region at the expense of the united states, and to try to drive us out of
there and cut off a the relationship that we have with our allies. two, is through replace the united states in the late 2030 early 2040s replace the united states as the world's global leader. they are about doing this and they have pillarses to accomplish it. one, is their economic predators and they use that engine of investment in a merging countries to pull them to them with some pretty tough behavior. which they've put money into these countries, the countries default on loans they take over the infrastructure projects that they wereon promising they don't deliver a quality product as a matter of fact. they only use china labor when that i doing it and they insist on huawei, their service system to be the main driver in that country and their tell come units as well which means they're taking over the personal
intelligence of the people in that country for generations to come. they're opening up sea ports because they want to be a global power like the united states. so they have a -- navy base in jabudi they have another one that did develop in pakistan. and they areop taking over manyf the ports that are in the key choke points around the world in terms of operating those ports. >> who runs panama canal? china. >> china runs panama canal. theyey help operate it. they have a foothold there and for why? but of oven reasons is strategic influence in world today that helps control commerce. their south china sea they have militarizeed souther china sea which they told president obama they weren't doing but everybody knew they were doing it. to include our intelligence services that wereer working for president obama. they militarized a china sea
because half the world economy passes through south china sea. and in a time of conflict or unrest, they want to have control. the 62% of their oil comes out of the middle east. they know that united states carry a battle group could tie that up in term ors of confrontation and achilles' heel of china that is why port exist there and building another one in pakistan near the the indian ocean. they want to have economic influencece initially that will give them geopolitical influence and ultimately control. >> what you're suggesting here is they are preparing for not necessarily ready to launch but preparing for an offensive war against the united states. why else would they be doing that? >> that's a great question. and i'm going to disagree with that a little bit. okay. they saw desert storm 1991.
the of the united states before that we've been involved in vietnam and low technology, we recovered from that largely due to reagan administration. which got us on a proper footing with the soviet union and upscale all of our military capabilities. american people didn't really know how good we got until they saw that. well, guess what, so did russia and so did china sea that and it spooked both of them as a result of that, and then the iraq invasion of 2003 was another data point for them. they made this conclusion one, we don't want to fight a war with the united states a conventional war, high end war because of the capabilities they have. two but we need to do is get those capabilities ourselves to a certain degree and certain cases have special capabilities that the united states doesn't have. so in the event we have to fight
that war, that we're not going to be disadvantaged but here's the key thing that they've done. china wants to avoid conflict with the united states. so they they have developed wham calling gray zone operations that conduct operations below the level of conflict that will get them the same results that conflict would get. which is what -- geopolitical control, and influence. so south china sea east china sea, areas around japan and taiwan are all about intimidation, coercion, undermining civil society, undermining governments, taking it over media operations, and spend that they want as far south as australia. this is a major campaign. they have 130,000 commercial fishing boats that work for the pla it is people's liberation army all militarized with prop gps and also radio
communications to do what? to intimidate it and cohearse other fishing rights that countries have in a region. day in and day out week in and month out they're wearing down countries in terms of their own sovereignty. they violate their air and maritime l rights on a regular basis and they're trying to demonstrate to those allies to those countries or mostly all allies of the united states that look at -- united states can't help you here. you't want to be successful in this region, and have some degree of sovereignty, you're going to have to work with us. >> when we come back i want to ask you about the chinese and what they're doing in space. and a it appears india has a wake into what china is doing too when we return. ladies and gentlemen don't forget, most weeknights you can watch levin tv, levin tv go to blaze tv.com/mark to sign up blaze tv.com/mark or give us a call at 844-levintv we would
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their militarizing space to do what? >> well first of all they recognize how dependent we are on space technology. so they have many, many years ago they began to develop antisatellite kill capability. and now it is a major endeavor ofy theirs. and here's the reason. obviously, gps and all of the location would be taken it out by that all of our communications. but all of our weapons -- so when you see crews missiles plying and -- and position guided ammunition coming out of airplane as, all of that is controlled by satellite technology. and they would actually bring us to our knees. that they took those satellites town, the president is right about making sure we have an emphasis on space because eventually space will be weaponnized. we will have capabilities flying around in space on -- on space stations that will be weapon withized to kill other
things that are passing through space. like missiles, airplanes, whatever. is passing through there they're going to take it out so we have to be involved technology and space and chinese in some respects have caught up to us in terms of satellite technology. but there are -- ahead of us in terms of antisatellite technology. >> because i read that the obama administration cut off resources for it. and while so the chinese are most offing fast as they can, an a thehi president is trying to play catch-up, with the chinese have done, what had are we doing about all of this what are we doing aboutca china? >> yeah. well first of all the president i think is absolutely right in taking china on economically. it is, obviously, not my expertise,e, but nonetheless, clearly, intellectual property, theft and voint venture and tariff imbalances are pretty significant endeavors of the chinese gotten away for years as
something that the president has been talking about for 20 something years. so he's absolutely right about doing that. now i give them plenty of credit.ct i think we still can't deal with china gray zone operations which had intimidation courses our allies while military can play a role there and we're doing some of that by navigating through the south china sea and east china sea when we feel like it even though china says that's our waterway. it's not. itit is international waterway t they claim it. that's important. but we need -- a whole of government strategy we need a political economic military aspect of it with we need an information campaign that chinese what they do domestically repressive society and what they're doing around the world indo terms of cyberoffensive capable we've got tond pex expose and paranoid and insecure about what chinese
communist party actually does. they keep that in closet we have to pull back that involved in that and allies involved in that as well and push guys back into a box, and a lot of that will take nonmilitary xrens i comprehensive strategy and we need to do some work there. the second thing -- >> who is we? where is president makeses decision, he say okay, do what general king said. who does that? that's part of the problem is it? which department which office? >> that's a great question you know so our viewers can understand that when president makes decision look, i want to do something about china he doesn't have too get into detais about it. i want to push become on these guys. i think our strategy is right they are threatening to us. there areo number one threat. put together a strategy to do that that is proches of the national security advisor, the director of the national security counsel is one of the
same person. and they bring the whole of governmentir effort together in terms of what is the overall strategy and what are the elements of the -- ofof the implementation of that strategy bring that to the president. put some options in front of them associate the risk -- but makes a decision about doing it all of that. >> so john bolton would be the now -- a measure before that. >> okay. now, india, india it is a very big country with a lot of people their military is -- certainly not up to this standards of the chinese. butth apparently starting to por resource rs into their military because like -- with all of the countries in the region china is pushing, pushing, pushing, and they're pushing india too. do you know what india is trying to do to respond to this? >> well, militarily, they're slowly increasing their capable they're very concerned about china is predatory nature. in their region, china is in the
indian ocean every single day. by the way as a data point china has combat ships than united states navy and they're going to go past all of this and people say they have two aircraft carriers. well they're never going to have many aircraft carrierses as we do because they're not certain you can protect those. given the missiles that china has they know that they can take down our aircraft carriers and our surface ships. not easily. but they know if they swarm missiles at them they can do that so they know how vulnerable they are. but point is india is intimidated by china's behavior. they have been aligned with russia for military capability. as you know for years. but, we have made inroads into india i think we're getting closer to them than we've ever been in a generation. why? because we both see the domination of china in what
they're seeking in that region at the expension of the country's in that region. > and they have a western friendly prime minister over there now. >> very much. we'll be right back. world whi't to make you everybody else... ♪ ♪ means to fight the hardest battle, which any human being can fight and never stop. does this sound dismal? it isn't. ♪ ♪ it's the most wonderful life on earth. ♪ ♪ you see clear skin. cosentyx can help people with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis find clear skin that can last. don't use if you're allergic to cosentyx. before starting, get checked for tuberculosis. an increased risk of infections and lowered ability to fight them may occur. tell your doctor about an infection or symptoms,
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focused ont r&d on military aren't they? >> very much so. you're right to start with some of that challenges that russia has because they are significant. largest country land mass in the world with 150 million people in it half of the population. less than half of the population of the united states. of the industrialized states they are number one in hiv. they're number one in respiratory and cardiovascular disease they have enormously high alcoholic problem in their country and they've had that for generations. and their economy is in a tank. is in trouble and inflation spiraling out of control and one commodity in terms of oil and gas and very dependent on what the prices in the market are for all of that. all of that said, russia, i think, because of putin and leaders around him haven't
sufficiented through the collapse of the soviet union much younger when that took place, and they certainly are frustrated by their leaders who they hold accountable for that loss are energized intensely so about returning russia to a world stage and to a sense of greatness for the nation. and if any of you has ever spent time in russia, being around russian people is a good thing. the good people. they're hearty people, they're tough people. 22 million were killed in world war ii standing up to naziism and that aggression. they've got within 30 miles of moscow and made that army turn around defeated quite remarkable when they did. they havemy pride, and putin kns that. he he knows population will suffer. and be willing to suffer so that's what he does is a strategy -- he creates this myth that the united states is really the aggressor in the world. that we've caused all of the
problems in middle east in afghanistan. we are the strategic problem and what has to be done is we must contain the united states. and nato is also a threat to us. much as germany was a threat to us in the past -- they could possibly be a threat to us in the future. ands it's true -- while we don't believe that europe is going to attack russia again as germany did in world war ii, the russians have it in their psychic a frenchman was there in 19th century put moscow on fire, and germany there in 20 century and came mighty close to doing very much the same thing. they want a buffer on their eastern, on their western border that they have post world war ii eastern europe all of that is largely in nato now. putin is fixated on nato he wants to weaken it.
the alliance that served so well all of those years not challenges withsa it. to be sure, a lot of those governments are social democracies and some of those leaders are less they won't stand up to protect people much less alliance and they some of them lack spine as -- in terms what have to bred seis tores are like and henry said once they move down the line, of social democracies, the europeans will find it difficult not only to fight for somebody else, but even to fight for themselves. and i think what -- that profectic state he made 30 yearses has turned out to be somewhat true all of that said, that nato alliance is very important to us russia wants to weaken it they want to break it. and they want to weaken the united states' will to be a global warld. >> there they are in syria in
the north pole trying to move out. they are developing weapon systems. hypersonic weapons as chinese are too. is putin an ire tangt or a serious problem? isn't he also building alliances with the chinese? >> yeah, i think -- russia is today a threat adversaries to be sure. and because of putin's aggressiveness and lack of patience, by comparison to chinese, i think it is much more of a near term threat for us, the economic burdens and social burdens that we just discussed are a mill stone and it will become more of a mother load for them as time goes on, and absolutely weaken the nation's state and capacity to wage a major war. but i'm telling you, mark, on
the commission i was on for national defense strategy for a year, i can't get into all of the details of it -- we certainlyo provided that to the congress, in a general sense, if we have a deal with russia in europe today we're an ocean away. we have very are little capacity there for the united states, it is not what we had post world war ii for all of those years of the cold war. we would be challenged. if we were fighting to say over the baltics article five nato declares it. one country attack all 28 countries respond to that. we're collectively but a fight, russia -- that will challenge. >> let me ask you when we come back why is it a challenge because we remove so many resources upgraded enough troops i'll ask you in a moment. ladies and gentlemen don't forget, every week, most weeknights you can watch me on levin tv, levin tv, here's how
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to whether this is really a real war or not should we go and help the ukrainians or not? they got inside president obama's head i believe, and paralyzed him and just too much risk to do that. it is really not a war. and -- so we advocated, however, they're also prepare for the potential of a conventional wall with us and if we have to fight with them in over eastern europe, we have to get there we're an ocean away. we would struggle with that. our commission concluded our casualty rates for personnel and value assets, ships, and airplanes in particular some of ours most sophisticated would be at rates we haven't seen since the korean war and world war ii, and that, i think, is an absolute -- j same technology that chinese are working with. china and russia have been using the same capability when they
saw desert storm, and iraq war i mention before high end conventional warfare by united states they realize only way you can win aed war against the unid states would have to take away their air a power premise and powers that we have. hathat's just not airplanes thas cruise missiles that's the whole ensemble it have. >> blinked us and once you take that away whatever they're doing, on the ground say in europe, becomes very vulnerable to their -- their tanks, airplanes, and missiles. so if we were fighting over the baltics they have a grad offenseive ship missiles range missiles they can bring up to border of russia strike bombers using crews missiles that can range every airfield we have in europe and every port that our ships -- >> let me ask you this and i don't think the to give away national security a secret can we do the same to them?
>> we can do it a lot of damage to them. but we have to get there. see, in the cold war, we were prepositioned there. we have stockses is and warehouses. and we have 400,000 troops. no one is suggesting we need something like that today. but we have to increase our deterrence to prevent conventional war that i'm talking about, the way we have done that in the past so successfully is making certain we have adequate deterrentain what is deterrent? it is getting in -- in the head of your adversary he looks a that the capable that will you have and it's real and it's -- beginning to impose significant cost on him. right now that capable is not what it should be. when you are looking at china and when you're looking to russia. that's why the trump defense buildup is so important to us. it can't be two years. it has to be five or six. dig ourselves out of this hole that we with put ourself it is in. the second o thing is, not only does he have to see the
capability is going to cost but he has to believe that you would use it in the obama presidency i would suggest the capability wasn't what it should be. and we're improving on that but we're not there yet but he knew putin knew full well that obama wouldn't use it. that's not where we are today when they look at the trump administration and president trump, they know that he would use it and i think, despite all of the retd rhetoric that's going on about russia, the thing putin pays attention to more than else the defense buildup that's going on. why? because when reagan did thes defensee buildup at 1980s, that contradicted to collapse of the soviet union. it wasn't singlative to other factors involved and thiflt them were problems that soviet union but it was a major contributor to it. putin is looking at that, and he fears the united states getting the advance capability that is
always had and getting back to have a conventional domination that we have. has trump been tougher on than obama ?fnlings oh, by far. absolutely by far. what happens is -- you have the president mystifies me a little bit to be frank about it and -- is he goes out of his way to be friends with adversaries and president xi and putin he wants it have a relationship with who he knows is not quite right and even with kim, but true thrug of the world but i give him succession here because i think the motivation is simply this. heat knows full well that these adversary nations they're much more than competitives to the united states who had may be used that word to be nice but he knows full well these are adversaries and these are countries that can clearly threaten security of the united
states. i think what we believes based on personal attributes he thinks if i can have a decent relationship with adversary maybe we can make some progress. but he's been tougher on every one of thema countries that you mentioned. obama ever was -- and that's the bottom line. he's tough where he needs to be tough most of the time. and i think these other as you were saying these other leaders either respect them or they fear him or they're not sure what to expect of them but they're not taking provocative actions right now because of him. we'll be right back. ill be right (clapping) every day, visionaries are creating the future. ( ♪ ) so, every day, we put our latest technology and vast expertise to work. ( ♪ ) the united states postal service makes more e-commerce deliveries to homes than anyone else in the country,
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>> how do you think world leaders views president trump? >> well, that's interesting. i travel to the middle east, europe and far east, and what i'm talking to leaders around the world, at times they're uncertain because the president speaks so frequently on so many subjects. and but i think they're adjusting to that. they're not used to having is a president of the united states you know speak publicly for every single day but i tell them is -- pay attention to u.s. policy. because u.s. policy as pertains
to your region and to your country son-in-law one person making a decision on that policy. and that's president trump. so pay attention to policy and certainly you're going to pay attention to what the president is saying but a policy that's the most important thing. >> iran, how do you think the president handled iran? >> he's went riyal55 leaders in the room andst he told them thi. he's like i stand here with you. and i want to cooperate with you to stand up to number one strategic threat in this region what is iran and i know administration has been trying to stitch together closer alliance with the middle east nations. sort of like what i call arab nato which i think is -- very much needed. iranians ever since islamic republic of iran was formed in 1980 with a singular goal
dominate and control the middle east so accomplish that goal they have two octaves one drive the united states out of the region, and two, destroy the state of israel, and they make this statement i'm talking about in almost a same words i'm describing every single year for the last 37 years. that's the reality of what we're dealing with here. and they are -- and they are succeeding at that. the measure of that success control lebanon almost total control of syria except a portion where we are in eastern syria and in iraq than what we have beginning civil war in yemen for single purpose of encroaching on saudi arabia because yeemen is to the south of that and that is the prize that they have been after so they can squeeze saudi arabia from syria and also from the south. >> cut off the water line. >> cut off the water and, of course, syria is most largely
about strategic anchor in middle east as largely about encroaching on israel is 130,000 rockets that they've placed in lebanon for that purpose and also putting they want to put baseses in syria with missiles and rockets there every time they try to do that israel attacks them. >> what can israel do about this? russia sent mixed signals about hitting sites in syria. this is really life or death or for the israelis, isn't it? >> yeah, very much so. that is why they -- they've literally conducted somewhere between 100 and 150 air strikes into syria going against the iranian targets. iran is very aggressive here. they fly rockets and missiles into damascus airport put them in warehouses and a rocket two weeks nothing one of those warehouses. >> at the international of damascus, they have a land
bridge from iran to iraq through syria. it isn't formalized yet as one of the thingses that i'm opposed to is why we pull prematurely from syria we don't want that land bridge forming the threat to really is real. i thinkdg publicly, do not disagree with the president's decision because they have not had a president as supportive of israel in a generation. as president trump is. privately, they were really taken backk by decision because they know ita impacts on their security. >> you think war there is inevitable? i want your answer when we come back. we'll be right back. but when you have high blood pressure and need cold medicine that works fast, the choice is simple. coricidin hbp is the #1 brand that gives powerful cold symptom relief without raising your blood pressure. coricidin hbp. with the most lobster dishes lobsterfest of yeart red lobster like lobster lover's dream with butter-poached, creamy and roasted lobster.
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we try to avoid direct confrontation themselves. they use approximaties. it started when they took over the iranian country from the shaw. marine barracks, proxies. a 10-year hostage caking program that they sponsored. they killed our cia station chief. it damaged the reagan presidency to where it nearly brought the presidency down. they will use their proxies again from help none and syria firing into jerusalem and tel aviv, imposing casualties on the israelis that they have never seen in their history, rather significantly. that would lead to major confrontation. i believe the israeli response
to something like this, they would go full throttle intol lebanon. if that wasn't enough, they would go to iran as take as much of their military capabilities out. that is war. the iranians are serious when they say every single year, drive the united states out of the region is our objective to accomplish our ultimate goal to destroy the state of israel. they t are about that business. i think the leaders of israel know it. this president is very much aware of it and tuned into that. mark: who wins that war? >> israel does, aided by the united states. they have never asked to us fight with them. they asked to us help them in terms of military capability. mark report arab countries probably won't sit on the sidelines.
they will probably right as an opportunities as well. >> the relationship between is rail and the arab states has never been closer. and i mean we are at a point where they share intelligence together. these are countries that were warring at one time, and now are helping each other against a common enemy. mark: i don't see israel only fighting with lebanon, they are taking it to jerls * and tel aviv. we are going to hit the military centers and hit them with aeverything we have got. i hope the administration can stitch i together an arab nato. because standing together collectively against iran would really impose a deterrents capability where the cost would be the destruction of their regime if they tried to do something. mark: let's hope it doesn't
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