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SPREAD IS CERTAINLY MUCH WIDER THAN WT THEY HAD JUS GOI IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION. >>THEY WERE GNG IN WITH THE MOST RROW –>>BASICLY,HEY UL LE ON RIGH>>YEAH. >>SO IT’S FUNNY HOW TT’S — YOU KNOW, THE WAY THAT’S PLAYED OUT, BECAUSE THERE REAY W A BLUE WAVE IN TH HOUSE, BUT I JUST DIDN’T HAPPEN THE WAY THE MAP LAID OUT IN TH SENATE. SO 53-47. REPUBLICANS VE BEEN ETING WITH THE PRESIDENT, BELVE JUST THIS MORNING AT THE WHITE HOUSE, RIGHT?>>YES,THE LEADERSHIP THERE. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT OR WHAT THEY WERE TALKINGABO, IT’S ALL ABOUT FUNDING FOR THAT BORDER WALL. YOU KNOW THAT’S ONE ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S MIND, A HE S BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT EVER SINCE 2015 REALLY. >>I THINK HE’S GOT TO REALIZE MOCRS HAVE BNPPOD T IT BEFOR HE EN WT INTO FICEBECAE THEHAVE BEE TALKING ABOUT IT FOR SO LONG DURINGHE CAAIGN. IF THERE WAS ONE SLOGAN THAT CAME OUT OF THE CAMPAIGN, IT WAS BUILD THE WALL, BUILD THE WALL. >>RIGHT. >>ANDO I KNO HE’S OBVIOUSLY USTRATED THAT THAT HASN’ HAENED, AND IT’S NOT GOING TO PPEN FOR SURONCEEMOCTS GE CONTROL->>INUARY. — HEUSE. I THINKIGLY O, HE’ LOOKING AT IT AND SAYING THIS IS OBAB O E LAT CHANCE. IS IT A HAILARY?>>ELL, YEAH, BUT I DON’T THINK IT’S LIKE AN 80-YARDER. >>NO, NO. >>IT’S MORE LIKE A 50-YDER.>>IGHT>>T DENDS WHO’ GOT THE CANNON FOR AN ARM THAT’S ACTUALLY THROWING IT. I MEAN, IT COULD HAPPEN. THERE ARE SO MANY REPUBLICANS THAT ARE NOW LEAVING OFFICE IN THE HOUSE THAT THEY MHT SAY T’S GIVE THE PRESIDENT WHAT HE WANTS. IT W WHATHE VOTRS ECTED HIM DO. THAT’S A GOOD REASON. >>YES, AND IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN OR THE NEXT TWO YEA. SOF IT DOEST HAPEN, WHICH IT SEEMS HD TOELIEV ICA JUST IN THE MING WEKS,UT THAT’S WT HE WANTS,ND TT’S AT HE IS HOING OUT R. YOU KNOW, “THIS IS WHAT I WANT,” IS UNDI FOR THE BORDEALL IF YOU WANT MY OKAY ON A NEW PACKAGTHATILLEEP THE GOVERNMENT OP.”>>THERE YOU GO. AND WEL CONTUE TO CHECK THAT OUT. EARLIER THISORNING, PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKING TO TWITTER TO TAKE ON THE MUELLER INVESGATIO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT SAID HERE. HEHONY WITCH HT NTINUES. MUELLEAND HI DE ARE OY TAKING A LK AT O SIDE D NOT E HER. MUELLEISONFLICD PRECUTORONE ROU” TH’S WHAIT SAITHER YOCAN’T E THAT PART, BUT INTERESTING, RIT?>>THEWIER RT WAS ACTLLY A THREE-PAER, SO HE ESN TALKING ABOUT HOW ROBERT MUELLER IS DNG GREAT DAMAGE TO THE SYSTEM, FEELS AS THOUGH HES BEING ONE-SIDED IN HIS INVESTATIO ANDYOU OW, THE REPT,VERYIN THAE KE HEANG OUT OFWASHINON, AND YOUO HE TO REA THE TEA LEAVES ISHAT MUELLER IS SUPPOSEDLYETTIN CLO TO WRITING THE FINAL REPORT AND WRAPNG TNGS UP. UH-HUH. AND WHAT FEEL A T OFHE PUIC WTS TO KNOW I JUST HOW MUCH O THISEPORWILLE MADE PUBLIC. >>UH-H,YEH.>>ECAUSE W’T I NOW BE UNDER THE CONOLF T ANG D.J., ITTAKER CORRECT. I THINK IT WOULD BE A BIG MISTAKE FOR HIM N TO — TO SIT IT TO NOT RELEAS IT. DO Y WANT TO KNOW WHY?>>WHY?>>HAT’ A TWN THAT LEAKS. >>YEAH, YEAH>>IF FOR WHAEVEREASO THE ACTING AORNEGENEL WE TO JU SIT OIT, I COULD ALMOST GUARANTEE YOU THAT SOMEBODY AMONGST THE GROUPF INVESTIGORS ON THE TOP TEAM OF MUELLER’S VESTIGATORS WOULD JU LEAK THE WHOLE THI TO THE “WASHINGTON POST” AND IT WOULD BEUT THERE. >>SO YOU’RE SAYING IN WASHINON, DC, THERE’S A LOT OF PLUMBING ISSES. [LAHTER YE. SO ION S THAT HAPPENING. THE QUESTION OF COURSE IS WIL TH RECMEND CRINAL CHARGE IT’SEENOOKING LIKE NO, AIMED AT TPRESIDENT, AND THAT ULTIMATELYTL SORT OF BE DELIVERED TO, AND FRANKLY SOME PEOPLE WERE SKEPTICAL TT IT WAGOINTO B DELIVED TO THISCONGSS. LOT PEOPLE THOUGHT, WELL, WONE DELIVEREDNTIL THE NEXT CONGRESS, AND SO THAT IS STARTING TO LOOK LIKE THE WAY IT’S ACTUALLYOING TO BE. >>RIGHT. >>WILL THEY THEN IMPEACH HIM I THE HOUSE? THEY CERTAINLY WOULD HAVE THAT OPTION, WITH DEMOCRATS IN CONTROL. WE’LL IT TSEE. BUT WE HAVE SEEN A NUMBER OF LEADING DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE SAI HEY, YOKNOW IT’ FINE TO INVESTIGATE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE PRESIDENT, BUT IF THAT’S THE WHOLE IF THAS O IN, OUR G BA OF WAX FORHEEX 18ONTHRSO, IS MOVING FORWARD, GRADUALLY, SLOWLY, WITH THE IMACHMENT OF THE PRESIDEN WE VE GT TO BE FOCUD ON LOTORE INGS BESIDES THAT. >>AND DEMOCRATS MIG WAN TO WORRY IF THEY GO BACK IN HISTORY. REMEMBER WHEN THEY IMPEACHED BILL CLINTON, HATINGS ACTUALLYENT UP THEN. >>YEAH, THAT WAS REPUBLICANS KIND OF, YOU KNOW, MOVING FORWARD ON THAT. AND IT JUSALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET — YOU CAN GET AN IMPEACHMENT IN THE HOUSE, WHICH WE HAVE BEEN DOWNHEOAD A COUPLE OF TIMES NOW, FIRST WITH DREW JOHNSON, WHO WAS THE — BECAME PRESIDENT AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, BECAUSE CONGRESS WAS SO FED UP THEY FELT LI THEY COULDN’T WORK WITH H ON ANYTHI, SO THEY IMPEACHED HIM IN THE HOUSE BUT DIDN’T CONVICT HIM IN THESENATE. SAME THING HAPPENED WITH BL CLINTON, BECAUSE AGAIN HE WAS THE SUBJECT OF SO MANY DIFFERENT INVESTIGATIONS. WE ALL KNOW THE LYING UNDER OATH, AND THEY TOOK IT SERIOUSLY. THEY DID IMPEACH HIM, BUT HE WASN’T GOINGO GE A CONVICTION IN THESENATE. SOI ME YOU HAVE TO VEWO IRDS>>EAH, THAT’S A LOT. >>IN ESENATE. TO GET 67 SENATORS, WCHAS NEVER HAPPENED IN OUR NATION’S HISTORY. >>NO. >>YEAH. YOU HAVE TO READ THE POLITICAL TEA LEAVES AND SORT OF MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE NOT DOING SOMETHING THAT THEN WOULD IENATE INDEPENDENTS TWO YEARS DOW THE ROAD. TH ALSDON’WANT TO DO THAT.>>NO, THEY DON’T. ALRIGHT. WELL, LOOKT THE TIME THRE. THAT’S THE TOP STORIES THERE ALREADY –>>WHAT?>>– OF THE DAY. I KNOW. >>MIKE –>>I KNOW. BREAKING NEWS OUT OF DALLAS REALLY KIND OF JUMP STARTED IT. >>YEAH, IT REALLY DID. ALRIGHT. SO WARE 45 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE NEWS CONFERENCE.>>YEP. >>WE’LL SEE WHAT GETS SAID THERE, AND WHO KNOWS WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO TALK ABOUT ON SOCIAL. >>YEAH, AND WE KNOW HE IS JUST GETTING STARTED THERE. ALL RIGHT, RON. THANKS SO MUCH. MORE TOP STORIES OF THE DAY COMING UP, AND THEN A LITTLE BIT LATER WE’LL TELL YOU, HEY, WHAT’S THE FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP UP TO ON THIS GIVING TUESDAY, MORE “NEWS NOW” COMING UP NEXT. >>ALL RIGH EVYBOY, AND LCOMACK HERE T “WS NOW WEREAKING AIVOOKT T U. CAPOLNSIDE AS WERE WAINGNEMOCTS A REPUICANSO TAFT THE CAUC MEETINGA LITTLE BIT LATER TODAY. WE’LL HAVE THAT FOR YOU IN FULL ONCE THAT DOES HAPPEN. THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US HERE TODAY. I’M YOUR HOST, MIKE PACHE, ALWAYS GREAT TO BE WITH YOU HERE TODAY, ALWAYS BRINGING YOU THE TOP HEADLINES AND STORIES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND OF COURSE RIGHT HERE IN ARIZONA AS WELL. ONCE WE GET SOME BREAKING NEWS, WE’LL BRING THAT TO YOU AS WELL. WE ARE ABOUT 40 MINUTES AWAY FROM A WHITE HOUSE NEWS BRIEFING, AND I SAY 40 AND I SAY IT CONSERVATIVELY BECAUSE WE KNOW THOSE THINGS JUST DON’T HAPPEN ALL THE TIME ON TIME, SO WE’LL SAY ABOUT 11:00-ISH, LIKE THE MILLENNIALS LIKE TO TALK ABOUT. THEY ARE NEVER ON TIME. [LAUGHTER] ALL RIGHT. NEXT STORY THAT WE HAVE COMING UP FOR U,EWNE HE, ESIDT TRUMAND E IMMIATION TTLE. LL HE T HIS RDERALL? IFHERE ARE CERTAIN TIMES THAT WE DON’T CLOSE THE BORDER, THEY ARE NOT COMING INTO THE UNITED STATES. THEY WILL NOT BE COMING INTO OUR COUNTRY. >>Reporter: LEAVING THE WHITE HOUSE FOR CAMPAIGNVENT I MIISSII, PESIDT TRP WEIGHED IN TODAY ON T COERSATION AT THE SAN YSIDRO BORDER CROSING, THE PRESINT INSTING AT BDER PAOL AGTS H NO CHOE BUTOSE AR GA EVEHOUGH WOM A ILDR WERE AMONG TSE YIN TO STO THEBORDER.>>TY HAD TO US TSE BCAU EY WER BEIUSD BOME VE TOUGHPEOP. HERE’S THE BOM IN NOBODY IS COMING INTO OUR COUNTRY UNSS THE COME LEGAY. >>EARER IN T DA T PRESIDENT THREATENED TOSHUTDO CROSS BORDER COMMERCEETWEEN TH.S. AND XICO SING TY OULD MOVE THE FLAG WAVING MIGRANTS BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY. WE WILLLOSE T BORD PEANENY IF NEED BE. CONGRESS, FUND THE WALL. DECRATS,LREADYIGHL CRITAL OF E PRESIDENT’S MOVE TO P THE TROOPN THE BORDER DIDN LIKE TH SCENE ONE TTER>>THERE A BETR WAY TO HANDLE THIS. TRUMP POLICIES HAVE CAUSED ANXIY AT TH BOER. BUT PSIDE TRU GOTULL ROATED SPORT FM SOUTH CAROLINAENATOR LINDS GRAM, WHO TWTED UPPORTRESIDE TRUMP’S DECION TO CLO THE BORD UNTILE CAN GET A HALE ON THE CHAOS CREATED BY BROKEN LAWSOVERNING ASYLUM. WE MUST HAVE FUNDING FOR SECURITY/WALL AND MUST CHANGE ASYL WS. HOMEND SECITY ELSE WHO THRESIDE IS TNKING BOUT REPLING,EFENDE YETERDAY’S DECION AT E BOER, SAYIN A STATEMENT TH HSILL NOT TOLETE THITYPE O LAWLSNESS AND WILL NOT HESITATE TO SHUT DOWN THE BORDER FOR PUBLIC SAFETY REASONS. >>THE MOST TUMULTUOUS PROBLEM OF ALL WAS THE SEPARION OF CHILDREN AND PARENTS. >>T PREDENT TOOAIM AT A “6MITES” REPORAST NIGH ABOUT THE SEPARATION POLICY THAT RESULTED IN HUNDREDS OFIGRANT ING PARAD FROMHEIR PANTS TH YEAR. >>NEVERHOUGHTHEY WOD PARATEHEM FRO ME. Reporr: A SPOSPERSOOR TH DHS CALLED THIS SEGMENT FLAWED REPORTING, A FUNDAMENTAL MISUNDERSTANNG OOUR UNTRS IMGRATN SYST. PRESIDT TRP POIND OUTHAT HIS AMINIRATION IS NOT THE LY O TOEPARAE CHLDREN FROMHEIR PENTS WHE THEY CROSTHE BOER LEGALL >>OBA HAD A SEPATIO POLI, BUTPELE DON LIKE TO TA ABOUTAT>>eporte I TREENING TO SHUTHE BDER DOWN A TOGETH, PRESENT UMP IS NDING AESSAGE TO MEXI SAYINGHAT HESOT ARAID O CRS BORD ECONOCS TO T TION O IMMIGRATION. ATHE MOMENT, THE PEOPLE ON CAPITOL HILL APPEAR UNMOVED. AT THE WHITE HOUSE, JOHN ROBERTS, FOX NEW >>HANK YOU THERE, JOHN ROBERTS REPORTING. WEL SEE HIM A LITTLE BIT LATER AT THE WHITE HOUSE NEWS BRIEFING HAPPENING IN JUST A LITTLE BIT. >>>WE HEONGRESS STAKEOUT CARA HAPNINGIGHT NOW. THERS SOMEDYEING INTERVWED. LET’LISTENN TO TS. OH, AND THEY GO AWAY, SO WE’LL KEEP AN EYE ON THE CAMERA IF ANYBODY ELSE COMES , WE’LL GO BACK TO IT. HOPEFULLY WE’LL GET THEM ON CAMERA THOUGH AS WELL. >>>ALL RIGHT. HERE’S AN UPDATE ON CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT OUT BY THE GOVERNMENT. >>PARIS IS BURNING. DEADLY PROTESTS CONTINUE AFTER THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT IMPOSED A NEW CARBON TAX. FRANCE IS PLANNING TO SPEND 5.2 BILLION BY 2022 TOEVELOP ITS TRANSPTATI INFRASUCTURE. BACK IN E U.S., 13 FERAL ENCIES HE IN WASHINGTON ROLLED OUT A SERIOUS WARNIN ABOUTHENVIRMENT AND ECOMIC TEATF CMATE CHANGEORHE UTED STATE PRIDENT UMP IST LD. YOUE GING AVEO HAVE CHINAND JAN AND ALLF AIA D ALL THESE OTHER COUNTRIES, YOU KNOW, IT ADDRESSES OUR COUNTRY. RIGHT NOW WE ARE AT THE CLEANEST WE HAVE EVER BEEN>>THE 1,600 PAGE REPORT FDS TEERATURDEGREES IN THE U.S. ARE A 1.6 GREES HHER TN NDRED YEARSA. CLIMATCHANGEOULD C GDP BY 2100 I THERE ARE CHNGES>>THINKT IS CLEAR TT I IS ANNG, A THA IT CLEATHATUMANS E A CONTBUTINGFACTOR YOU’RGOING SEE DESTATIOO OUR CPS. YORE ALRDYEEING HURRICANE BECAUSE THECEANWARMIN AND YOU’RE CERTAINLY SEEING IN VIVID COLOR THOSE HORRIBLE WILDFIRES OUT WEST. >>AS FOR THO DEVASTTING WILDFIS, SOM CIFORNIA LAWMAKERS SAY HOTTER, DRIER WEATHER HABEEN A KEY FACTOR. >>CLIMATE CHANGE IS A VERY REAL PART OTHISROBLEM, DOUBT ABOUT. BUT ALST ISHE MANAMENT E FOESTS HE N BN PROPLY MANAGED FOR T LA 70 YEA. >>TAH SATOR MIKEE SAYS HE HASN’T SN AN FECTI LUTION>>LL OF E PROPALS THAI HA SEEN FAR TT WOUL DRESS A O THESE ISSS WOD DEVTATEHE U.CONOMY AND VE LTT T NO BEFIT. >>RITICS HE GE AFTER ESIDENTRUMFORWITHAWIN OM THE015ARI CLIMA ACRD. THEYAY THE NXT ONE WILL PROVE MO TRAPARE AND DATARIVEN INFORMION. WASHINGN, MIKE EMANUEL, FOX NEWS. >>>ANKSMIKE, FOR THAT REPORT. HAPPING GHT W IN MISSISSIPPI, RESIDENTSHERE ARE HEADING TO THE POSOR A SPECL SETE RUNOFF ELECTION HAPPENING NOW, AND WE’LL SEE IF THEYAN KEEITED ITHAT STATE. INCUMNT REPUICAN SENAT CINDY DE STH WL TRTO KEEP HER SEAN TUESD’S NOFF ELECTI, BUT WAT MIGHT HA BEEAN EY WIN SOD REPUICAN STE IS W A TIGHT RACE, AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO HELP HER OUT. >>THANK YOU, MISSISSIPPI. IT IS GREAT TO BE HERE. >>eporte CINDY HEMIT IS GETTINSOME HH-PROFE HEL FOTUESDAY’SECON. >>NO THIS SENATEEAT I FOR A VERY VERYPECIAL WOMAN WO IS GNG TO A SECIA JOB, AT S VOT FOR U AND SHE VOTETO MAKEMERI GRE AGAI >>Rorte THEIDENT,ICE PRIDEN AND SOUH COLA SENAR LISEY AHAMRE A YINGO MAKE HER THEVICTOR PAINNG HER AS A SONG CONSERVAVE. WHEN KANAUGH EDED YOUR SENAR, SHE WAS THERE. WE ARE GOING TO START OVER IN 2019. >>Reporter: MISSISSIPPI IS A REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD. PRESIDENT TRUMP WON THE STATE BY 18 POINTIN 16, BT THE RE TIG AFTER01 PHOTO SURFEDF HYD STHEARG A CONFEDERATE HAT AND AFTER SHE MADEONTROVERSIAL REMARKS SOME CONSIDER RACIALLY CHARGED. THE COMMENT PMPTEDWAMART, MAJOLEAGUE BEBALL, AND OTHER COMPANIES TO A HEMITH F EIR DONATIONS BACK. >>THE COMMENTS DON’T REFLECT THE VALUES OUR STATE. >>Reporter: THECHALLENGER, MIKE ESPY, ALSO CRITICIZED HER COENTS, T H HIS OWN PROBLEMS, IICTED OF AEPTING PROPER GIS FRO THE CLINT MINISTTION. WONTHAT CA. HE ALSWANTS TO EP THE FOC ON HEALTCARE A UCATIN. WIN O LO, RUBLICS WILL MAININ MJORIY AFT THE CTION,UT KEENGHE SENAT LL BE PORTANFORONFIRNG JUDGESND CABINET POSITIS, INCLUDING AEW ATTNEY GENERAL. IN WASHINGTON, RAY BOGAN, FOX NEWS. >>THANK YOU, RAY, FOR THAT UPDATE. >>>HERE’S AN UPDATE ON THE GM LAYOFFS THAT WERE ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY, AND I COULDN’T BELIEVE THIS. EVEN WITH THE LAYOFFS ANNOUNCED AS THEY ARE GETTING RID OF THE CHEVY IMPALA THERE. THATAS BNAKE SINCE THE 1950s. THAT WAS REALLY, REALLY A SURPRISE THERE. I KN THACHEVYREWS SOULD HAVE WENT THE, BUT WOW, THAT IS IERESNG WITH E IMPA. LET’S LISTEN TO IS. >>GENERAL MOTORS ANNOUNCI B CUTS MOAY. TH AUTOMOTVE COMPANY SAYS THE WILL BE LAYING O NEARLY 17,00 PLOYS, A ENNG PROCTION ANTSN NOR AMICA, INCLUDINTWO FACTORI I OHIO AND DETROIT. >>I HEARD IT ON THE NEWS. THAT’S NOT THE WAY YOU WANT TO HEARBOUTOSINGOU >>Reporter: LOW C SALES AND A IFT SUVs ANDRUCK ARE BEG BLED FORHESLASH. THE MPAN I ASO PUSHING TO PRODE AUTOMOUS VECLES. >>MARKET CONDITIONS REQUIRE THATIVEORTH AMERICND ASSELY PROLSIOLANTS WI BE UNALLOCAD PRODUCTS BTHE END OF 20. >>Repter: PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO HAS MADE BRINGINGACKUTO JOB A MAJORART OF HISPPEAL IN OHIO ANDICHIGAN EXESSING HIS SSATISCTION,PECIFILLY COMMENTI O PLA CSURE IN E BUCKEYE STA. >>TS COUNTRY HAS DONE A LOT FOR GENERAL MOTORS. YOU BETT GET BAC THIS THERE SOON>>eporte A PORTI COU BE MOVETO TRK OR SUVFAORIES. SOME WL RECEIV BUUTS, HERS LID OFF. >>THE REITY IS THS IS JT A GRDYORPORAONRYI TO MAKE MORMONEY OFFHE BACKS OF EMOYEES.>>eporte SOME FECTED PLAN COULD RESUME PRUCTI, THATEPENDSN CONTRACT NEGOATIOITH THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS UNION. IN WASHINGTON, RAY BOGA FOWS. >>BUY, BUSY DAY FOR R THERE WITH THE STORIES THAT HE IS HANDLING. ALL RIGHT, FOLK WE ARE GOIN BE BAC O “NEWS NOW” IN JUST A MOMENT. BUT BEFORE WE GO, WE ARE GOING TOAVE ONE UPDATE FOR YOU. THIS IS A SHOOTING THAT PPENED ABAMA AT AMALLON ANKSVING NHT. O JTICE->>O PEAC Reporte SEVER DZEN OTESTEXPRESSG THEI ANGEAND DEMAING ANSRS NDAY OVERHE FATAL MALL SHOOTING THAT LEFT E.J. BRADFORD, JR. DEAD. THGROU MARED TO WRE T SHOOTINGOOK PLACE. AT ONE PNT, THEYLOCK ONE OFHE BUSST STETS AND ME THEIR VCES HEARD. HOOVER POLICE FATALLY SHOT 21-YEAR-OLD BRADFORD WHEN THEY RESPONDED TO A FIGHT TURNED SHOOTING ON THANKIVINNIGHT. COPS THOUGHT BRADFO WAS THE SUSPECT, BUT IT TURNS OUT THAT IT WAS A CASEF MISKEN IDENTY. THORIES VE SCEAIDHAT BRFORDAS NOT THE SHOOR, BUT AT HE DI HAV A G I HIS HAS. WE NT TAKE SURTHAT THE PEOPLE WHOKILL IN CO BLOO ARE DE ACCOUNTABLE. >>WE WILL BE TRANSPARENT THROUGHOUTHEOURSE OF THIS INVESTIGATION. >>Reporter: HE ALSO ASKED THE COUNITTO REMAINATIES STATAUTHITIEINVEIGAT THE INCIDENT. PROTESTERS ARE CALLING FOR A BOYCOTT ON T ML AND A REA OLOGY TO RAORD’S FALY. THMAYOR HAS ASKED FOR FACE-TO-FACEEETI. LICE BOD CAME FOOGE AND OTHEVIDEO S BEEN TURD OR TOHE ALBAMA LAWNFORCENT AGENCYAND THGENCY WILL DETEINE WH THE FOOTAGEILL RELSED. IN LOS ANGELES, ROBERT GRAY, FOX NEWS. >>THANK YOU THERE FOR THAT UPDATE. AND WHEN WE COME BACK HERE, HOW THE FIRST LADY, MELANIA TRUMP, IS GIVING BACK ON THIS TUESDAY. >WELCE BACK HE T “NE NOW. WE A JUSWAITG FOITR REPUICAN TO COM O FST OR DEMOCRS AFRHE CAUS MEETIN. ‘LL SE WHIC GROUPCOME OUT RST,ND WN TH HAPPEN WE’LL BRINITO YO LE HERE “NEWS NOW” AS THAT’S HAPPENING. THAT’S FOX’S CAPITOL REPORTER THERE WAITING IN THE WINGS FOR ONE OF THE REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS. HI, EVERYONE. MIKE PACHE HERE. WELCOME BACK TO “NEWS NOW.” WE CONTINUE TO BRING YOU THESE TOP STORIES AND HEADLINES FROM ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BUT A LOT OF IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN DC RIGHT NOW, AND THAT’S WHERE WE ARE GOING TO KEEP YOU RIGHT THERE AS FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP WENT TO THE RED CROSS TODATO DA LILEIVING BK THISTUESDA LET’SIST TOHAT THEY ARE DOG TOY. >>SEND LA CARINON. [APPUSE] THAT MT BELIZATHE RIGHT THERE. PPLAUS WE HE SEVEL STAF O OUR DISTINISHED BINETEMBE HEREITH U TOY, ANDF COUR WE E ASO HORED TO HAVE MY SPOES FROM O NATION’SELFLESMILITA FAMILI. BEHALF OF ERYONE THE AMERIC RED CSS, THK YOU ALL R SUPPTING THERAVE M AND WOMEIN THEILITAR. THEYACRIFICEO VY MUCHO KEEP UALL SA. FOREE BEGI TODAY’S ENTS I NTEDO QUKLY SHAR AN OVVIEW OHE ARICA R CROSS ANDLSO SAK ABT THE IMPAHAT THWORK WE AR GOING BE DNG HERILHAVE ON THE LITARYEMBE AS THE E DEPLED OVEEAS. 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ANTHIS CLD BE ANYTHING LE DEVERI NEWS ARAGEDY AT HOMEO A MEMBERHO ISEPLOYED OVSEASOR SOMETHIN JOYO, KE HPINGRING A HUSBA ME TO WITNE THE BIRTH OF HIS FIRST CHIL AND WE VE VOLUNERS FRO LITA BAS ALL AROU THE WOD, ILUDI IN THTER, LI IN AFGHANTAN, AND WHAV VONTEERS IALL OFHE VA HOITALS WELL , TODA,OU’RE ING TO BE HEING MITARY MBERSY ASMBLING CFORT KS. EY AREOING TBE DTRIBUT INLACES LIKIRAQ,KUWA, IBOUTIAND POLA, A TSE KITSROVIDEERSONAITE, SNKS, D PEONAL NOTEF THAN. ANWITHOURORKHIS MORNG, YOU’ JOING A GUP O REAL LEGACYT THE ERICED CRS. TH FRST TIME W ST COMFO KI OVERAS WAS IWORLWAR I IN 17, ANDHE TDITION WL NTINUEODAY. ON AERY RSON NOTE, I A THE DAHTER OA WORLWAR II VERAN. I AM T WIOF A ETNAM T, D I AMHEROUD STEOMF ACTIVDUTY MTER SEEANT IN T AIR FCEANDE JUST LENED LA WEEKHAT I OUT TOE DEPLED. MYTEPSONISSED TWO RISTMAS BA-TO-CK, BEUSE HEAS DEPLED TWICE, TWDIFFERENT TIS IN IRAQ, AND TOLD THAT GETTING CARDS D COMFT ITEM FROM SRANGRS MEANT E WORLTO HIM, BECAE IT MNT THAHE HADHEUPPORT OF THEOLKSACK HOME DURIN LIDA, SO THE WK WE E GOINTO BE ING HE IS VY PORTAN I WTO THANK YOU YOU A ONCEGAINOR SHANG YOUR TE TH U TODAY AND FOROUR COMMITNT TO E NATI’S MILITA MEN AND ME O VETERAND TIR FALIES AND NOW IT’Y GREATONOR T INTRODE AEMARBLE WOMA WHO IS FRID OF THE ARIN RED CROSND A WONDEUL ADVCATE FO AMICA’S MILARYFAMIES. SEND LAD KARENENCE IS A DECATED FENDMOER, AN UCATORNDN AWARDINNING ARST. BEFORE BOMING FIR LADYF INANA IN 13, MRSPENCE ENT 25 YESN THELASSRM ASN ELEMENTYSCHOOLACHER. R COMTMENT TO THE WL-BEIN OF YOUNG PEOPLE A THEIR MILIES IS EVIDE IN EVERYTNG THASHE DO, ESCIALLYHEN IOMES T RAISIN AARESS ABO THE IMRTANCEFRT ERAPY. S. 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WE APPCIATE U ALL SMUH. ‘S S FUTO PTNER WITHE CANET SPOUSESTOD. AND I SO HONOD TBE HER WI O WONDEUL FST LAD MELAA TRUMP. MENIA’ CPASSN AND DEDITION TOUR TION, A ESPECILYUR NAON’S CHILEN, DSERV GREAT RECOITION. SH AISTE A HOSTALS AND SCHOS AROSSHENITED ATES. SHHAS RAEDWARENESS ABT TH DGERS OF OPID ABUS SPECIFICLY, THE EECTS THE DRUGAS ON INFTS A BORN BABIESAND TH FIRSLADYS SHING THE LHTN T WELLEING OF CLDRENHROUGH HECAMPAI BE BE. MELAA,ND IEARNED TS THE RY FST TIM IETHE SHE HAA NATUL GIFTF BNG KI D LOVI TO OTRS. SHEXUDES KINDNS ERY TIM I E HERR SPEAK WIT HE WASVIDEN WHENE TVELED TO TEXA TOGEER LASTECEER PARTF OU CONTUING EFRTS TO ASSIS TSE AFFTED BY T HURRINE. MELAAANTED TO SHI A SPOTLIT O THOSEHO NEED ASSTANCEO REBUD. E ALSOANTEDO ENCRAGE AMERICS TO ND THEI TIME BY VOLUEERING O PVIDING FINCIALUPPT TO ALLOF THOSE STL RELINGROM T HURRICES. SHE NTED T MAKE THIS TRIP DUNG THE HOLDAY AS, A SH AKED ME T JOI HER, AND I S HONOD TO G ALON AND LP. BUT SHWENT FTHERHENE WERE THER I WISHOUOULD HVE BEE THERE TH U WN WE VSITED A FAMIL WHOSHOME WAS REAY HALF ANDING THE WIT NOROOF. HA THE WALL WER GONE. E TOOK THE CILDR INSI T USE. SHE ID, “TELLE WHEREOUR ROOM WAS. WHERWASOUR BED?” S HAD THEM TL HER LBOUT H HOE AND TAK ABOU SOME OTHE OD MEMORIES. SO IONOREDHIS HOLAY SEAS TO BEERE WITH MELIA THE R CROSSO PUT TOGETHER CARE PACGES FOR ARICAN OOPSURRENTLY DEPYED THIS LIDAY SEASO PLEASE JN ME INELCOMI THE FIRST DY OTHE UNIT STATES, MELANITRUM [APPLAE]>>>ANKS F T BEAUTUL TRODUCTIONND FOR INVING ME TO JOIYOU TH MORNI. OD MORNG. TOY’S TRAG NEWS OT OF AFGHISTAN ONLY DVES HOME THE NEED TUPPORT THE MND MEN INUR MILARY AND THEIR FALIES. RELIEFOR T FAMILI AECTED BY TS TRIBLE SS. OUR CONTIED PRAYERSEMAIN WITH A OF OURROOPS AS COME TOGETR THIS RNINGO PPORT R ARMEFORCES I’ HONRED TO HERE TODAY TO RTICIPE IN SUCH SCERE PORTUNY FOR UO HON AND THK OUR OOPS. THK YOU THE GAY McGORNOR ANDHE AMERICAN RED OSS R ALLHAT TY DO T PPORAND CE FOR PEOP AROUNDHE WLD. ANK YOTOLIZABTHOLE A MANY O O WONDEUL CABET SPOUS WHARE HERE TO HP IN THISMPORTA EFFORT. AND –OR HISERVICE TO THIS COURY AND ALL H DOES T SUORT OU AED FORCE IT I GAT TBE WITALL OF YOTODAY. MANY YOU HE SEEN, THE PRIDENT D I UEILEDHE CHSTMAS DECORIONST THE ITE HOE YESTDAY AN HEL THE RST OF MYOLIDAY REPTIONS TO ANK VONTEERS. TH IS SU A WONRFULIME OF AR,ND WE AHONORETO ON THE PEOP’S HOU TTHEUBLIC R THEAMILIE FROMLL OVER THCOUNTRAN JOIN THE DERATIONS. CHRIMAS SEON TRADITIALLY ANS KING TIM WITH LOVE ON. BELIEVWE SHOD ALSOAKE TIME T REMBER ALLHAT WE E THKFUL F AS A NATION M VERYHANKFUFORHE MEN ANWOMEN UFORM W CRIFIC DAILY TO OTECT NOT LY THE AMECANEOPLE BUT O FREEDO AND WAY O LI. OURAYERS REMAIWITHLL OF THOSE SERVING OVERSEAS, AND FOR THE FALIESHO WAIT FOR THE TO CE HOME. TOHEMOTHE, FAERS, SBANDSWIVES,ROTHERS,ND SISTSHO LL BEWAY FROM HOMEHENHEYNSWERDUY’S LL. WE THA YOU F YOU ERVICE IS IS E SLL WHAT WE N SAY TNK YOU A HONORHE SAIFICESHAT MEMBERS O T LITARYAKE YEAR-RND, AND ENCOURE PEOP EVERYWHERE T CONSER PARCIPATINGN AS OF SEVICE, CH AS VOLUNTEERING DUNG THIS LIDAY ASON. THANK YOU ALL MUCH FOR HAVING US HERE TOD. MERRCHRISTM, GOD BLESS Y, AND GOD BLESSHENITED ATES OF AMERICA. THANK YOU. >>ALL GHT SO TT WAHEIRST LAND E SEND LY THERE AT THE AMERICAN REDCRO DA DOING SOMEARE PACKASORTHE MILITARY, WHO ARE SERVING US OVERSEAS RIGHT NOW AND WON’T BE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. HI, EVERYONE, MIKE PACHE HERE CONTINUING ON. WHILE THAT WAS HAPPENING, SENATOLINDY GRAHAM WAS SPEANG TTHEEDIAERY BRIEY. LES LIEN TTHIS>>HAVNO IA WHAPENE — DON’T SEER. MANART GETTIN A RDON.>>S $5 LLIO FOR T BORDER LL AED LE FHE PRESENT?>>IT EMS LI . ABOUTEAR S, THQUESON FOME I DID E PELE WHO CHAE OF SECRINGUR BORD,O IRUST THEM? YE THEYRE I ABAOT. FOR A OF THOS W WAT T CRICIZEOW THE BHAVEN THE RDERGO DOWN THEE A WAL THE SHOES FOR AMIUTE,ND YOU’ FIGE OU H DIFCU IT IS CONOL CAOS AND MANG SURE TH PEOE DONOT ENGE Y IS THEFIRSE O ENGEME, SOU D’T GET IN VIOLT CORONTIONITH A INVIDU, AN TEA GAS ISNE WA T KEEP THEM A DISNCE. AS TTHERDER I TALD TO THPREDENTAST NIGHT ERYTNG HWAS NCERD ABT WI TARAN ISOMI TRUEAND I YOUON’TSEE IS AS A MJOR PROEM F MICO AND EN T UNID STTES, YOU ST HERUMP W T MUC SO WHAO ? CUREHE BOER I GG TOE BOTM LE FORHE PRESIDT. ‘S G A $25ILLI AN I N’T INK HE PECTS GET $25 LLIOLL AT ONCE, BUT HE DOXPECO GET5 LLIO LI THE HOE THORED, WIOUT A L OTRINGS ATTAED. D WE’LSEEHAT HAENS.>>E SPIFICLY TD YOU TH? E5 BIIONAS FIM? I TNK WT’SFIRM IO GE NEY AT WL SERE T BORD THI YEAHAT’ BSTANTIAFORO TH O D A LF MLION M NO NEGOTIATING F T PRESENT. M JU TELLG YOU WHEE HIS ATAND IS PRTY WEL D I ON THEDEA THA NS TIM TOPPROIATEEANIFUL DOLLS TO SURE A BOER TT COROMID.>>Rorte EVEIF ITEANS A SHDOWN>>Rorte CANOUISCU THISLARE-UITH RAINE AN SSIAITH E PRESENT? WHAT WLD HEIKEO S HAPN WI PUTI>>HWAS LKINO POMO. WE MOSTALKEABO SENTCINGRERM. I VE NEVEREENORE OPTISTIC TT WEOULDET A VO ON E FLRFWEAKE A VO ONHERON SNTCING RERM PAAGE. TALD ABT HODO Y END E YEAR. WHAT THE RIG AWER IN TERS SECINGOURRD? HOPELLY EEMOATSILLEE THISROBL A MEES MORE TH HAL >>OU SAI SENE DEMRATSND REPUBLANS REED ON 1.6 LLION BORRSECUITY. DI YOUAGR TAT,ND D U THINTHERESINT – >>O, IT NOTOING HAPP. I TOL SATO SCHERHAT THE WOD HACHAND DMATILLY INHE LT WERO. HE NOT GNG TO TE1.6. NOW, IF Y DON’T S A NEE TO SUTANTLLY SERE T BOER, GIN ALOF T THREA THA WE FACE TN Y’R NOT SEEG T SA MOV THA IM SEING,SO TH’S A NOTART. AIN’T ING HAPPEN. AND I INK MO ARICA WOUD LIKE THAVE AORE SECUR RDER. THAT NOTOO MH T ASKN FA OF ALLOF EROEMSE SEE ON T BOER AND WIL HE ST DOWN THE GORNMENT?>>YOU’LL HAVE TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT THAT. IF I WERE HIM, I SURE ASELL WOUL’TAKE.6BIION.>>Rorte AND DIDOU TAL T HIABOU — IN VANCOF THE IEFINGOMORROW?>8HRIMAS TRSEING AUCTNED F FOR CHATY. MARCYS LI RIGT NOW TH MORE OTHEESTIVA OF TES R CHARITY. >>HI, THERE. THIS IS SUCH A FUN AND FESTIVE WAY TO KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON. WE ARE STANDING NEXT TO MY FAVORITE TREE HERE AT BALLET ARIZONA. THIS IS THE SCHNELL TREE. I AM SURE THAT COCO SCHNELL WIL GET OUT OF HER GRAVE TOOME VIT TH EE, BAUSE IT IS ST FABULOUS. I’M RE WH ED, THE PRIDENOF THE GREATER GAY AND LESBIAN PHOENIX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. >>OOD MORNING. >>LET’S TALK ABOUT THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE COMING UPHIS WEEND.>>SURDA DEMB 1ST, WE HAVE WONRFUL EVENT CALLE THE STIV OF TREES. THIS ISHE TENTH YEAR THAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVING TO THE MMUNY. WE LE TO CNSIDHIS A A KIOFF LIDAVENT OTHE HOLIDAYS FOR PHOENIX. >>YES. >>SO IT WILL BE HERE AT BALLET ARIZONA, SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET EVERYBODY OUT RE, HAVE A WONDERFULTIME. R GOAL I TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THESE WONDERFUL TREES AUCTIONED OFF. >>ALL THEMED, RIGHT?>>ALL DIFFERENT THEMES, CORRECT. >>WHAVEOT THE STUFFED ANIMAL ONE, FLAMINGOS, PINK AND SO PERFECT, AND WE HAVE GOT THE FABULOUS PEACOCK ONE. THIS ISN’T JUST A WONDERFUL EVENT FULL OF EYE CANDY. ITOES HREE GRT CAUSE >>UROAL ISO RAIS FUND FOR REEWONDFUL ORGAZATIS HE IN E LLEY ONE OF WHICH HPENS TO BE T POENIX MEN’S CRUS, ICH NTASC. WANTO PROVIDEID TO E PRIDE MBERSHIP, A ASO ANOTHE PROGRAHAT SUPPORTS SELF-ESTEEM AND ACCEPTANCE FOR THE LGBT YOUTH COMMUTY. >>WE ALSO HAVE A TRAVEL TREE THAT WHAVE TO TALK ABOUT, BECAUSE IT’S SO GORGEOUS, AND IT’S RIGHT OVER HERE. AND TELL US WHAT THIS IS ALL GOING ON. >>SO THIS IS A FANTASTIC TREE. THIS IS WHAT WE CALL THE GND PUBAH OF TREES. THAT ONE NOT ONLY ILUDE A TR, IT INCLES A TRIP TO AMSTERDAM FOR TWO, SIX DAYS, A HOL, A FLIGHT FOR TWO, ALL OF THE EXCURSIONS AND FOOD AND DRINKS INCLUDED. T ONLY DO YOU G THE EE, YOU GET THE TRIP. AND NLYELL 100 TICKETS FOR THE E. >>STHE ODD ARE MUCH BETTER THAN THAT POR BALL. >>YES, IFOU WT TO ONLE DID ON ANY OF THESE TREES OR SPECIFICAL THERAVETR, IT IS ONLY $100 PER TICK. ON 100 TICKETS WILL BE SO, D YOGOO stivofphnixtes.o. FATAIC. THIS IS ALLAPNIG TS WEEND,ICKE STI AVLABLE. ‘LL OVETO RK GOOD MORNING. >>GOOD MORNING. THE GUYHAVE BEEN SINGING AND FILLG THE WHE ROOM HE WI BEAUTUL TES. TE US AT WE E GOINTO HEARING JUST IN A COND>>WARE DOINGHE NG MY DI YOU KNOW” THPENATOICS VERSN. WE’LL BEUPPLNG ALL KIN OF MUSIC, FROM JAZZ TO CLASSICAL T PO, HODAY MUSIC, YOU BET. >>MARK,ING US OU >>HERWE G ♪ ♪♪>>THAT BEAUTIFUL. ♪ MARY DIOU KNOW ♪ ♪ ♪♪>>AND THAT’S MARCY JONES AT BAET ARIZONAITH A PREEW OF THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, FOLKS. ANWHENE COME BACK HERN EWS W,” ARETILLAING DEMRATSREPUBCANS RST COM TO THODIUM THERE T TK ABOU AFTER THEIR CAUCUS MEETINGS. WE KNOW FUNDING FOR THE BORDER WALL WILL BE A BIG TOPIC, AND WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE WHITE HOUSE NEWS BRIEFING, AND THAT SHOULD BE HAPPENING AT ANY MOMENT RIGHT NOW, SO WE’LL HAVE THAT FOR YOU WHEN THAT DOES HAPP. THANK U SO MH FOR INING U RE. WE A JUST GTI STARTE ONE ME HO OF “NE NOW,” IT COMING NEXT.>>AND WEOME , EVEONE, HE TO “NEWNOW.” IT GOINTO AUSOUR HEREN “FO10 XRA.” WERE EXPTING DOCRATSND REBLICANS TO ME A NEWS CONFENCE RHTTHRE. D LO AT AT JT SWITCD NO THE WHI HOUSE NEW BRIEFING. THAT WILL BE HAPPENING ANY MOMENT NOW. WE WERE WAITING FOR THE TOP OF THE HOUR. WE’LL BE GETTING SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, WHICH WE DON’T GET USUALLY BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN DOING A LOT OF THESE BRIEFINGS OUTSIDE AS HE GOES TO TRIPS THERE. WE’LL WAIT FOR THIS ONE. A WHITE HOUSE NEWS BRIEFING SHOULD BE HAPPENING AT ANY MOMENT. WHILE WE WAIT, I WANT TO TAKE YOU TO A HEARING AT THE SENATE NATIONAL ARMED SERVIS MMITE. YOU’ WATCHG “NEWS OW.” IT’S GOING TO BE A BUSY HOUR. STAY RIGHT HERE WITH US. >>THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN INHOF. THANK YOU SENATOR REED. IT’S A PLEASURE TO BE HERE BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE AGAIN. I HAVE TESTIFIED A NUMBER OF TIMES. IT’S ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE. I’M GLAD YOU HAVE GOT OUR STATEMENT, AND I’LL LET THAT SPEAK FOR ITSELF. I’M ONLY GOING TO MAKE SOME VERY BRIEF OPENING REMARKS AND INVITE ADMIRAL ROUGHEAD, WHO HAS BEEN MY CHAIRHROUOUT THIS PRESS VI A EXND M REMARK IF I T ATHIN WRONG. FIT, ITHIN WE OOU EMENUS DT OFHANK THATS TOAY,U, MRCHAMAN, SATOR RED, SENATOR McCAIN WHEN HE WAS CHAIRMAN, ALSO CHAIRMAN THORNBERRY AND — NOMINATED TO THIS COMMISSION A GREAT GROUP OF AMERICANS WHO APPROACHED THESE ISSU IN A — NOTNLY I WOULDN’T SAY BIPARTISA WAY, IN OTALLY NONPARTIS W. WE HAD GREAT BREADTH O EXPERIENCE ON THIS COMMISSION. WE HAD VERY HARORKING MMISONERS, AND SOME TM ARE HERE TODAY. NOT ALL COULD MAKE IT, BUT I THINK WE OWE YOU A DEBT OF THKS. COULDN’T HAVE DONE THIS WORK WITHOUT THE WE HAD TERRIFIC SUPPORT FROM THE S. INSTITUTEF PEACE, WHICH HOUSEDUS, AND OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTORPL HUGHES WHO IS SITTING HIND ME, AS WELLS M.I. WHIROVIDE A T OF LOGIIC SUPPRT, AE HAD RRIF STAFF SO IF ERE ARE ANY VIRTUES IN THE REPORT, IT COMES FROM ALL OF THOSE GREAT FOLKS WHO PUT IT TOGETHER. YOU MENTIONED IN YOUR OPING STATEMEN MR. CHAIRMAN, THE EAIER 2010 INDEPENDENT PEL AND THE 2014 NATNAL DEFENSE PANEL THAT THE CONESS APPOTED. I’M SOY TO CONSS THAT I’M RECIVIST I THINK I’M THENLY PERSON WHO S SERV ON ALL THREE OF THO PANELS IN THIS TIME, THEY MEE CHAIAN, SO GUESSEOPLE GURED HAD TOEEPOING IT UNTIL GOT IT RIGHT. BUT I WOD SA THATN TH010 PANEL, WE WARNED AS U TED, THAT ABSENT SE ACTIVITY, AND IS WAS BEFORE T B.C.A. WAS PASSED, THAT THEWERE HEADED TOWARDS A TRAIN WRECK. IN 2014, WE QUOD THEN SECRETARY HAGEL, W WAS TALKING ABOUT OUR DECLINING MARGIN OF MILITARY ADVANTAGE OVERUR ADRSARS, AND SAID THAT THE B.C.A. HAS BEEN A SERIOUS STRATEGIC MITEPHAT WAS PUTTING US ON A VERY DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS PATH, AND IN TS REPORT, I INK IT S A UNANIMOUS VIEW OF ALL COMMISSIONERS THAT WE E NOW ON THE CUSP OF A NATIONAL SECURITY EMERGENCY BECAUSE OF THE WANING OF OUR MITARY ADVANTAGES AND THE DANGERS THAT THE CURRENT WORLD PRESENTS, PERHAPS THE MOST COMPLEX, VOLATILE AND DIFFICULT SECURITY ENVIRONMENTHAT THE UNED STATES HAS EVER FACED. OUR CONCLUSIONSERE THATHE NATIONAL DEFSE SATEG THAT SEETARATTIS UNVEILED EARLIER THIS YR LARGELY MOVES US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. IT IS NESTED APPROPRIATELY UNDER A NAONAL SECURITY STRATEGY, BOTH OF WHICH STSS THE PRIMACY OF GRE POWER COMPETITION, THE IMPOANCE OF THAT COMPETITION TO THE SECURY AND PROSPERITY OF THE UNITED STATES, AS WELL AS THE OTHER CHALLENGES THAT WE CONTINUE TO FA, ANMERGENT NUCLEAR POWER IN NORTH KOREA, A WOULD BE NUCLEAR POWER IN IRAN, AS WELL AS A LOT OF THE STEADY STATE COUNTERTERRISM ACTIVITY THAT OUR MILITAR IS ENGAGED IN AROUND THE WORLD. BUT WHILE WE APPLAUD THE DIRECTION THAT THE STRATEGY MOVES US ,E DID HAVE NUMBER OF CONCERNS. SOME OF THEM HE ENLREADY ADDRESSED IN BH YOUR OPENING STATEMENT, MR. CHAIRMAN, AND TH SENATOR REED OPENING STATEMT. IN PARTICULAR, WE E CONCERNED THAT THETRATEGYS NOT ADEQUATELY RESOURCED, THAT THE ’18-19 BUDGETS MOVED US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THERE IS NOW A PROSCT, HOWEVER, THAT WE WL BE MONG THERONG DIRECTION, BAUSE AS SATOREED JT NOTED, WE BELIEVE STRONGLY AT, F THIS STRATEGY TO SUCCEED, INEEDS ADEQUATE, EDICTABLE, AND CONSISTENT LEVELS O FUNDING, AND THE DFICUIES WE HAVE HAD FUNDING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, HING PERIODIC TWO-YEAR BUDGET DEALS, INTERSPERSED WITH A SERIES OF NTINUING RESOTIONS JUST NOT GOG TO PROVIDE THE KIND OF PREDICTABILI THAT IS REQIRED TO DEVELOP THE FUTE CAPABILITIES ANDLSOEET SOME OF THE RDINESS CHALLENGES AND CAPATY SHOFALLHATENATOR RE WAS REFEING TO IN HIS OPENING RERKS. WE ARE ALSO CONCERNED THAT ALTHOU THE OBJECTIVE AND AMBITIONS OF THIS STREG ARE APPRRIATE, TT WE DIDNOT SEE ACROSS THE ENTERPRISE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AN EQUAL UNDERSTANDINOF WHAT THIWOULD REQUIRE OF THE DEPARTMENT,ND IN PARCULAR OPERATIONAL CONCEPTS FOR HOW WE WOULD ACTULY BOTH DETER, AND IF TERRCE FAILS, DEFEAT THESE EAT POWER ADVERSARIES, AND THERN I THINK LIES AN IMPORTANT ROLE FOR THE COMMITTEE IN ITSOVERSIGHT RESPONSIBILITIES, MAKING THE DERTME OF DEFENSE COME FOARD AND SHOW YOU OVER TIME HOW THEY PLAN TO EXECUTE THIS STRATEGYWHICH MOVES US IN E RIGHT RECTION BUT DOESN’T GET US THE ON ITS OWN. AND WITH THAT, I’LL AWAIT YOUR QUTION BU I INTEDMIR ROUGHE T ADD O SUBTRACT FROM MY REMARK. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. CHAIRMAN, SENATOR REED. FIRST OFF, I WILL ECHO AMBASSADOR EDELMAN’S REMARKS WITH RESPECT TO THE COMMISSION, A TRULY REMARKABLE DOZEN THAT CAME TOGETHER, AND I THANK THOSE WHO APPOINTED THEM. EXTRELY SOLID EXPERIENCE, BUT I THINK YOU WOULD A BE HEARTENED BY THE TONE AND THE APPROACH THAT THE COMMISSNERS TOOK. I HAVE OFTEN SAID, AS WE WENT THROUGH THIS MONTH-LONG PROCESS, THAT IF I GAVE SOMEONE A PIECE OF PAPER AND ASKED THEM TO IDENTIFY WHO WAS APPOINTED BY WHOM, YOU COULDN’T TELL BAUSE OF THE COMMON EFFORT, THE COMMON FOS THAT WE HAD, AND SO I’M PLEASED WITH T CONCLUSIONS THAT WE REACHED. AS ERIC SAID, WE FOUND THE NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY TO BE A GREAT FIRST STEP, BUT IT’S HOW DOES IT L COME TOGETHER, AND ONE OF THEHINGS THAT I THINK MUST BE KEPT IN MINDS THAT WE FIND OURSELVES IN A POSITION THAT DIDN’T PPEN OVERNIGHT, WHETHER YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT READINESS OR MODERNIZATION, DRIVES IN NEW TECHNOLOGY, GEOPOLITICAL, GEOECOMIC COMPETITIOHAS BEENOVING, AND WE ARE AT A SIGNIFICANT INFLECTION POINT. I HAD NOTNG TO DO WITH ARRANGING FOR THESE YOUNG MIDSPMENROM E NAV ACEMY BE HE THIS RNIN SETOR REED IS NOT PART OF THE STRATEGY F NEXT WEEK. BUT THEY ARE REALLY WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HERE, BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO BE THE ONES THAT WILL BE LEADING OUR MILITY INTO THE COMING DECADES, AND SO THE QUESTION, I THINK, IS HOW DO GET TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE. I MENTIONED MODERNIZATION AND READINESS AND TECHNOLOGY. WE ARE OPERATING A FORCE TODAY THATAS LAST MODERNIZED IN THE 1980s. WE ARE DEALING WITH SIGNIFICANT READINESS CHALLENGES, AND WE ARE HAVING TO DEAL WITH TECHNOLOGY BUT DEAL WITH IT WITH COMPETITORS WHO AR MOVING VERY QUICKLY IN A VERY INTEGRATED CIVILIAN MILITARY STRATEGY, INVESTING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN THINGS SUCH AS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND 5G, AUTONOMY, HYPERSONICS, AND SO WE ARE MOVING INTO A VERY NEW PHASE OF WARFARE THAT I THINK HAS TO BE ADESSED, AND IT HAS TO BE ADDRESSED BEYOND JUST THE DERTMENT OF DEFENSE. I THINK THE NEWSPAPERS OF THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THAT HAVE. WE TALK IN THE REPORT ABOUT THE GRAY ZONE, THAT SPACE BETWEEN PEACE AND WAR. THE SEA OF ASSOF, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, NEW CONSTRUCTION IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, TRAGICALLY LOSING MORE SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISN IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, AND THEN I READ A RERT THIS MORNING THAT DEALS WITH READINESS. THE U.S.S. JOHN S. McCAIN THAT WAS INVOLVED IN A TRAGIC COLLISION 15 MONTHS AGO JUST REFLOATED YESTERDAY. 15 MONTHS TO RESTORE A MAJOR CAPITAL ASSET TO THE FLEET, I WOULD SUBMIT, IN TODAY’S PACE AND SPEED OF CONFLICT IS NOT SATISFACTORY. SO THOSE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE POINTED OUT. WE ARE VY MINDFUL THAT IT WILL TAKE MONEY TO DO THAT. WE BELIEVE THAT THE $733 BILLION THAT WAS IDENTIFIED IS A FLOOR, AND THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE THAT GROWTH AS WE MODERNIZE NOT JUST OUR CONVENTIONAL FORCES BUT OUR NUCLEAR FORCES, ALL OF WHICH CAME OF AGE BACK IN THE ’80s, SO WE LK FORWARD TO YOUR QUESTIONS, AND AGAIN, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO COMPLIMENT AND THANK OUR FELLOW COMMISSIONERS FOR THEIR TREMENDOUS WORK A RVICAND DEDCATI IN TTINTHISEPORT GETHER THANYOU VE MUCH.>>HANK Y, ADRAL. AND I TNK BOTHF YOUOR EMPHASING HTHISS PUT TOGEER. I KN THESE, YO ADMIRAL,ERE NINAT BY A DEMOAT. U, BASSAD,EREOMINED BY A REPUBLIC, A YOU WOUL’T KW IT,ND YOU, THINK, ARTULATEDHAT VER WELL D I HAVEOTEEN ONE LIKE IS BERE. I THINK U HADOTH THEOUSE AND THSENATEND DEMCRATS AN REBLICANS BOTH IDES. ANI WANT TO STT O BY JUS COVERI SOME THE THINGS HIGHLITING THE PBLEMS THA WE POIED OUTHATHET MAJOTY OF E AMICAN PPLE ARE NO AWARE OF. THOSFS UPEREARE. THECOMMISON AND’M QUOTING FROMHIS RIGHNOW, “THE MMISSI ASSESS UNUIVOCAY THATHE N.D.S NOT ADUATELY RESOURD.” A FURTR OTE, “ERICA VE NR T PNT O SATEGI INSOLVENCY.” FURTHER OTE,”MERI’S LITARYSUPEORIT WHI DERWRIS THE GLOBANFLUEE OFATIONA SURITY TT’S THE UNED STAS, “H EDED TO AANGERO DEGR. ERICA’COMBATDGES MINIING OR S DISAPARED IN MY Y TECOLOGIES TT UNRPIN T U.S.ILITAY PERIORY. E UNIT STATE I AISKF BEINERWHELMED,HOULD LITARYE FCED T FIGHT IN TWO OR MORE FRONT SILTANEOLY.” SO OF US WO HAVBEEN AOUND LONG TE CAN REMEMR THAT US TO BE O STDARD. WE H TO DRO AAY FROM THAT, AND TH WAS REGRFUL. SOANWAY, AASSADOEDELMA WE A –OUR REPT CES VERY EARLY AT SE OF OURPEOPLE HAVESAID, AHEY ID BEFE TSCOMMITE, WHA NEDS TO BE DONE POINT OUT INEALOLLARS TWEEN 2010015 T AOUNTF MOY DROPD BY200 BILLN. IT CAMDOWN FROM94 BILONO $5 BILLN,ND OF URSEHAT S 2015HE END OF 15. SOE KNEW W H TO SOMEING. AND LOOKI AT T CHALLGE THATED, WWANT TO TP IN018 TO $7 BILION, WCH WEDID. AND THEN 201 $16 BILLION. AND TH IN THPRESIDT’S ORIGIN BUDGE,T’SP T $733ILLIONOR THE CMING- FORHE FICAYEAR20. NOW,E HAVELREAD ESTAISHED,ND YOUE STAT INOUREPORT D ELSEWHE, ANWE HAVALSO HRD TESMONY BEFOREHIS MMITTE IN WO DIFFENT TIS TT WE ND TO BE LOKG AT IIN TER OF INEASINGO ABT3O 5% OVER FLATIO NOW, TS IS SETHINGHAT WE THINKE NEED. THINK THA WE ND I AND I THK MOSTF THE PELE UP HER AGRE AND INOW YWO AGR TH IT CAUSE ‘S I YR PORTAND YEHE 7 TT THEYRE TALKI ABOUT RIGHT NO ISNE TT ISOMEWHAT I DAER. THERE S BEENEVERAL QUOTE OF PELE SAYG THATE DON’NEED TH 3. BUT OP AND THIK ABOUT . THIS INOT MATTE OF 3 OR 5% OVER INATIO GOINFROM 716 TO 733 I 3% INEASE, ICH ISELOW INFLION, S I BIEVE TT W ARE BEI VERY GENOUSN TERM INTERETING IS ANDAYING THAT TS 733 IGOING HAVE TO B LOOKED AT AA -S A FLOOR AND T A CEILIN. I WOULLIKE TO HAACH OF YOU COENT ON THAT,N THA DGET. ‘S GOI TO BEOMETHI THAT HAVTO DEAWITH. WELL, CHAMAN INHOFF, I REE WITH THE STAMENT OF THE OBLEM AT YOU JUST DE. LET TALK FOR AECOND HOW WE ME TTHE ILLUSTRIVE FDING AT TEE TO IS THE RIGH NUMB. ANI WILLELL YOU THAT AS SMOOTH AS THE COMMISSI’S RKIN WERE AND AS MUCH UNANIMITY TT WE HAD ON ALL OF THE IUES IN THE REPO, H I ASKED T COMMIIONOELLS, CH MEMB, WT THE TOP LE SHLD BE, I UBT WCOUL HAV COME TO A UNANIMOUS AGREEMEN ON THAT. BUTHATE DID AGREE ON, CHRMANUNCANND STARY TTISWHENHEY FRST TESTIFD ABTHE ASK, NOT E NDS BACKACK IN 201 WHE TY WERE STILL OPERATING UNDER T DEFEIVE STTEGIC GUIDANCE FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, THEY TESTIFIED THAT TY BEEVE NEEDED 3-5%NNUAL GROHN ORDETO SUSAIN TTSTTEGY OUJUDGME AS A COMSSION WAS AT THE D.S. S A HIGH VELF AMBITN BECSE OFTS DESI TO PUT US IN AUCH BETTER CPETIVEPAC WITH RUSSIAND CHIN PAICULAR, AND THEREFOR STO TOEASON AT 3- AS AN ILLUSTRAVE NUMB WASHEINIMUMHAT WOULD BENECESSY,OIBLY MO. I EAN, I TNK YOUET A WE RANGE OF VIS AMGSNHE COISSIONS TO HOW MUCHMO, BU THAHAT WOD BE THE NIMUM. AND ‘S FORHAT REASON ATE WERE VY TROUBL WHEN WE TAED TO FOS IN T ADMISTRATIHO SAI THAT TH WERE PLANNG, AND T DERTMENT THAT THEWERE PLNING OFLAT BUDTS AFT ’19. ITEEMEDO USHAT IT WOULBE RY DFICU TO AUALL EXECE T STTEGY UNDER THOSE KINDOF FCAL COTRAINT SO IERTAINLY AEE TT 733 GHT TOBE, A MY COLLEUE ST SAI A FLOOR,OT A CEILIN AS YOA GO FOARD INOURDELBERATIS. YEAH,ND IPPRECIE TH. AN IHINK AT’S A LNGER ANSWERUT A VERY TICULA ANSWERAND I KW WARE GNG TO HE TBE DOING, AE HAVE HAVE THE RHT PRIITIE IN R OWTHINNG. THE’S TWO OTH ARAS, A I INK YOLL BE VERINGHESE IN RESNSES TOTHERQUESTNS, T ONE HAVINO DOITH CNA D RUSS, WH WE CONDER TO BE OUREECOMPITORS, AND THINK AT’S GFICANT METIMES OPLE AURPRIS WHEN TY FIN O SOMOF THE THINGS TT CHIN ANDUSSIARE DOG THATRE ACTLLY AADF US IN MANY AREA IP BUIING INTENACE, PERSONS. HYPERSICSSOTHING AT TH HAVEN EVEN SARTEYET, T THEYRE ALRDY RIDLY SSING UP. ECTRON WARFA, NUCLR TRIA ODERNITION, HAVEN DONE A MODNIZATI. TH’S GOI TO ONE OTHE TOP THINGS THAT WE ARE DEALG WITHN TS MMITTE R DEFEN ARLLERY, BOT INA ANUSA HAV IN T — THEYAVE T USUTRANG AND OUTGUND. WE HAVHEARD PERTS STIFY AT. SO I’MNXIO TO T YOUR SPONSEO SOMEF THOS TNGS D REONSE TOTHER PPLE’S QUESTIS. THENHE LASTHING ING- W, DISUILIBRM IS N A RD THAI USE,UT I AM RE ITS REAL IT IOUT ERE. AN I THIHATOU S THEE IS ASEQUIBRIUM BETWE THE AGING AMERA’S NLEAR SENAL D THE VIGORS MORNIZATN PROGMS OF R VERSARS, AND WOULDOPE AT DURG THCOURSEF YOU SPONSE YOUIGHTRTILAT SOMEF THE EXPLES OESE, BEUSE TH IS SOTHING AT IS VY STRESING. I INK WE AEE WITH YOU THA THSECRETY OF DENSE D THHE RUBLIN A DOCRA ADMINIRATIS HA IDEIFIE NUEAR TERRTS A THE DEPAMENT’SUMBEONE PRIOTY. NATOR REED>>HA YOU VY MUC MRCHRMAN ONCE AIN, THANKYOU, GENTMEN, FOUR GREA RK. I S STCK AS I INDCATEDY COMMTS – YOU COMMES ABOUT CIVILI VOICEHAVE BN AVILY TED ON ISUES AT THE DEFEE NATIAL SECITY LICY, UNRMINI THEONCEPT CIVILN COROL. COULDOULABOTEN TH, BENNING TH EDMAN?>>M HAPPY TDO THAT, SENATOR REED. FIRST, WANT TO MAKE CAR THAT IS IS PROEM THA I THINK ALL OF U UNAIMOUSLY AGRD WITH ON E COISSION, AND THAT INCLES A NUMBER OF FOLKS WHO VE HAD RECENT SENIOR EXPERIENCE IN THE BUILDING, AND OF COURSE O RETIRED FOUR-SRS, AND I’L LETDMIRAL UGHHEAD VIOUSLY SPEAFOR HIMSF ON THAT SCRE. SO, IS WAS A UNANIMOUS FINDING. SECOND, THIS IS N RECTED AT ANY INDIVIDUALS. THIS IS NOT A CTICISM OF SEETAR MATTIS OR O CHAMAN DUNFORD, BECAUSE THESERENDS VE BN DEVOPING OVER LONG PERI OF TI. THD, I WOULD SAY ATHIS IS A PERENNIA OBLEM IT’S NOT A PROBLEM AT, YO KNOWOBTAINS AN ASY SOLUON, BEUSE IF, AS OFESR CORWIN ID, THE COTITUTIONS AN INVATION T STRUGG BETWEENHE LEGISTIVE ANEXECUTE BRAN OR THE CONTROL OF FORGN POLICY, THE NATIAL SURITY T OF 1947, INY VI, IS A VITATION TO STRUGGLEETWEEN MILTARY AND CILIANEADERSN THE DEPAMENTF DEFENSOVERHE RECTIOOF DEFSE AND NATIAL SECURITY LIC AND I ONREADS THE HISTORIES OF- THE OICIAL HISTORIES OF THE OFFICE OF THE SRETAY O DEFENSE, O OF THE THEMES THAT EMERGEFROM THAT IHE STRULE OF A RIETY OF DIERENT SECRETARIESO TRY AN DEVEP THTOOLS, TSTAFF, TH MEANS TOCCOMPLH THE CONSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVE O CIVILIAN COROL. THIS IS A PRENNL PRBLEM AND LOT IT IS JT AUT MAINTAING A BALANC PART OF E ISE, FRKLY, HAS BEEN VANCIESN THE CIVILN SIDE. FOR A LON PERD OFTI, I KNOW WN I W SERVING IN THE BUSH 43MINISTTION, WE ROUTELY D ABO 25%ACANCY RA AMONG T CIVILIANS. OVERHE YEARS THOSE VACANCY RATES HAVE BECOMEYOU KNOW, MORE PROBLEMATIC AND MORE ONOUNCED, AND SO EVEN TODAY, TWYEARSNTO T CURRENT ADMINISTRATION, THE’STIL A NUMBER OF CANCIES IN O.S. D I THI THAT’S CREAT A KINDF IMLANCEN TES OF THE VOES BEING HEARD ON NATIAL SECURITY POLICY. I DON’–AIN, I WOULDN WANT MY COMMENTS TO BE MISCONSTRUED AS SAYINTHAT THE CHAIRMAN DOE’T HAVE AN IMPORTANT LE TO PLAY, INCLUDING AS A GLOBAL FORCE I INTEGRATOR. I THINK ALL OF US ON THE COMMITTEE HAD THE NOTION THAT SOMEDY HASODJUDICATE REQUTS FROM CBATANT COMMANDERS ABOUT WHO GS WHERE UNDER WHAT CIUMSTANCES, BUT WE FELT STRONGLY TT THATEEDS TO BE EMBEDDED IN A HEALTHY MILITARY CIVILIAN DEBATE, AND A MANAGEMENT OF THE NATUR TENSNS IN CONSTRCTE WAY THATE CURRTLY SEAS AENT.>>AIRALUGHHEAD, ANY COMMENT?>>YES. I WOULD ECHO WHAT AMBASSADOR EDMAN SAID. A LOOF THE PRESS COU HAVE PICKED UP ON TH AND TRIED TO SAY IT’S FOCUSED ON INDIVIDUALS. THAT IS NO THE ISSUE. IN FACT, AS I THINK THIS THROUGH, AND AS WE DISCUSSED IT DURING THE COURSE OF THE COMMISSION, THIS HAS BEEN A LG TIME IN COMING. IN FACT, IF SOMEONE WERE TO ASK ME, I WOULD SAY THE GENESIS IS IN 1986 WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE GOLDWATER NICHOLST, WHICH SINCE THAT TIME, WE HAVE SEEN LARGE INCREASES IN MILITARY STAFFS, THE COMBATANT COMMANDERS HAVE GOTTE LARGER, THE JOINT STAFF HAS GOTTEN LARGER. WE HAVE INVESTED HEAVILY IN PROFESSIONALILITARY EDCATION, SO WEVE REALLY UPPED THE INTELLECTU HE VE THE OF THOSE SERVING TODAY. SO YOU HAVE A MASS AND A QUALITY ON THE MILITARY SIDE THA CAN MOVE QUICY, GENERATE, U KNOW, EAT OPTIS. I WOULD ALSO SAY THAT THERE S BEEN A DEFERENCE TO THOSE IN UNIFORM, BOTH ON THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND IN THE CONGRESS, AS OPPOSED TO HOLDING TO ACCOUNT THE CIVILIAN LEADERSHIP OF THE DEPARTMENT, MY OPINION ON THAT. I THINK IT ALSO IS REFLECTED, AS AMBASSADOR EDELMAN SAID, THE VACANCIES, BUT IT ALSO I LIEVE HAS DISSUADED YOUNG PEOPLE FROM COMING INTO THE POLICY SPACE OF DEFENSE AND NATIONAL SECURITY. THAT’S THE SEED CORN FOR THE FUTURE. SO THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME IN COMING, AND I WOULD ARGUE THAT IT’S ONE THAT REALLY NEEDS TO BE THOUGHT THROUGH AS TO HOW YOU WANT TO SHAPE THE BALANCE BETWEEN THE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN GOING FORWARD. AS SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN IN UNIFORM, M CIVILIAN LEADERS THAT I WORK FOR, WE HAD SOME PRETTY SPORTY DISCUSSIONS FROM TIME TO TIME, BUT IT WAS ALWAYS CLEAR TO ME WHERE THE COIN NDED, D I THK THATEEDS TO BE REFORCED THANKOU, A IN SPIR OF SPORMANSP, L ME WIS T MIDSPMEN GD LUCK THANKOU, SETOR ED. SETOR FISH? HANK YOU, M CHIRMA GELEMEN, I KNOW THE COMMSION’S RPORT STRGLY ENRSESUCAR MODNIZION D ALSOREPITALING T TRIA ‘S CALDHE CRITIL IMPERAVE. BUT JUST WTED BE ABSOTELY CAR ON TSINT: ES T COMMISSNELIEHE TIONALE FR TH IAD ISTS DAY?>>ENATOR FISHER, IHINK THE RAONALCONTINUES TOXI TO VE,AS PRESIDENT KENNE ONCE SAID NUCLEAR FRCEECOND TO NONE THIS STRATEGY SOME WAYS REQUIR EVEN ME RELIANN NUCLEAR DETERRENCHAN THE PREVUS STRATEGY DID, ANDN ORDETO HAVE A DETERRE THAT IS EFFECTIVE, WE ALWAYS NEED TO REMEMBER THAT WHA MATTERS IS NOT AT WE THINKETERS BUT WHAT THE OTHER SIDE ACTUALL FINDS DETERRING. AND F THAT REASON, I THK VING BH A — AN AIBREATHING LEG OF THE IAD THATAN BE UDOR SIGNALING AND CABE RECLED, HAVG ONE AT H A FAS FLYING PABILITY TO DEROY DEP AND BURI TARGS VY QUKLY, AND ALSO HAVIN ONETHAT REMAINS VULNERABLEOREEMPTE STRIKE BECAUSET’SODGEND E SE MAS AS CH SENSEAS IT EVER AS. >>ANK YOU. ADMIRAL?>>I AGRE AND I WOULD SAY THAT THE INCREASED CLLENGES THAT WE WILL FAC ARE BEYOND THE PLATFORMS. THE COMPLEXITS AND THE SECURITY THAT’S GOING TO BE REQUIRED IN NUCLEAR COMMAND AND CONTL SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE WILL BE FAR MORE DEMANDG THAN WHAT WE HAVE HAD IN THE PAST. THE OTHER THING THAT MUST BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT AS WELLS THE INVESTMENTS IN THE STEWARDSHIP OF THIS CAPABILITY THAT WE HAVE, INVESTMENTS IN THE PEOPLE, INVESTMENTS I THE INFRASTRUCTURE, INVESTMENTS IN THE LABS, AND SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE TRIAD, ABSOLUTELY, THE THREE LEGS ARE REQRED BUT ‘S IMPTANTHAT THE OTR DIMENSNS BEDDREED A WELL THA U. WE A HEANG FM CRICSOF NUCLEA DERNIZION. THEYFTEN ADVCEHE ARGENT AT WE NNOT P F BH NUCLEAAND COENTIAL MODERNATION. THE REPORTALKSBOUT T COST WHICIT NES WL PK AT ABOUT 6. OTHE PARTNT’S BUET, AN STESAT, O, “AMERI CAN SURY AFRDO YHISRIC TO PSERVE SH ITICAL EMENT OITSATIOL DEFENS” END OTE ITOESN TORGUEHAT W CAOT HLOW O NUCAR PABILIES TPAY FOR CONVTION CAPABITIES AND VICEVER. SOS ITAI TO AY THA TS NOON OFUNDIN O OR THE HER I AALSE CHOE,ND AT TISKS OF GOING DOWN THAT PATH ARE UNACCEPTABLE? AMSSAD? SENAT SHER, I CERTAINLY AGREE WITH TH. ONE OF OUR CONCERNS WAS TT IN TAING TO IN PARTICULAR THE SERVE CHIEFS OF THE AIR FORCE AND THE NAVY, WCH A FACI MAJOR CAPITALIZATION OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARTSF THEUCLEAR TRIAD, ARE ALS UNDER PRESSURE AS PT OF THE SATEGY T DELOP A MORE LETHAL, AGILE, NVENONAL FORCE AND THISS ONE OF THE REONS WHY WE FIND THE RESOUE NSTRAINTS VERY TROUBLING, BECAUSE THE DANGER, I FEAR, ANYW, PERSONALLY, ISHAT W LL DO A VERY B JOB OF BOTH IF WE N’T ADEQUATELY RESOURCE THE STRATEGY, AND WE NEED T HAVE BH, ATRONGONVENTNAL AND STRG NLEAR DERRENT. >>IGREEOMPLETY. >>THANK YOU THE PORTLSO MTIONS TT E COMMIION CSULTED WITH DIOMATS D MITAYFFICILS FROMUR ALLIES ANDUR PARTRS. COULD UALK LITTLBIT MORE ABT THISHO WAS CONLTED, WHATERE THE PRIMARY REACTNS TO THEATIONAEFEN RATEGYWERE TRENY SERVATNS THAYOU FOD PARTULARLYEANINGL?>>WE SPE WI– AND I HOPE I’M TOING ONSULT ANY OF OUR ALLIES BY LEANG ANYBO OUT, BUT WE SPOKE WITH OUR BRITISH, FRENCH, AUSTRALIAN, JAPANE COLLEUES –OREAN COEAGU AS WELL>>WERE THERE ANY TMES TT SEED TO UNIRSAL IN OSE CONVSATIS THAT YOUAD?>>I THI MOST THEM APPRECIATED E FOS ON GAT POWER DYNAMICS ITHE STRATEGY. I INK MANY OF THEM HAD SILAR ESTIS TTHE WE HA. A LOT OF THEM WERE CUSEMORE ON SOM ISSES OEFENSE INDUSTRIALOOPERATI AMONG ALLIES, WHICH WE ADDRESSOT IN DEIL BUT IN PASSING OUR REPORTSO I THINK THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS O CONCERN, AND TO YOUR QUESTION ABOUT, YOU KNOW, FINDINGS THAT WERE INTERESTING, I ME, ONE OF E THINGS THA THE FNCH POINTED OUT TO US FROM THEIR DEFENSE REVIEW, WHICH I PERSONALLY FOUND VERY INTERTING, IS THEY HAD MILAR CONCERNS TO SOME OF THE ONES W EXPRESS IOUR REPORT ABOUT E DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL SE AND T ROLE OF SOME OF OUR EAT POWE ADVERRIES POTENTIALLY IN OUR SUPPLY CHAIN, AND AS WELL AS WITH INNOVAO ANSO THE FENCH HAV STARTED A FUND, ACTUAY, TO BUY UP SOME OF THEIR OWN FRENCH TECHNOLOGY START-UPS TO PRECLUDE THEMEING TAKEN ER BY FORGNATIONS WHO MIGHTEEK TO USE AT TECHNOGY FOR PURPOSES THAT WOD BE CPETITI WITH THE WEST AND AT SUCK M A AN TERESTING IDE WE DIDT DEVEP IT OSELV IN T RERT,UTT MHT BE METHINWORTH OKING . >>LET’S SAY, YOU KNOW ALL OF THE ALLY THAT IS WE TALKED TO LIVE IN NEIGHBORHOODS WRE BAD THINGS AREHAPPENING SOHEIR INREST IN WHERE’S THE U.S. GOG I THINK W CLAFIED BY THE STRATEGY THAT THEY READ. AND THE NEED TO ELIMINATE SOME OF THE DISSONANCE THAT THEY ARE HEARING WITH RESPECT TO THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR ALLIES. I’D JUST A ONE THING TO HIS COENTS ABOUT THE FRENCH. IT WAS MY UNDERSTANDG ALSO THAT SOME OF THESE COMPANIESRE ACQUIRED BECAUSE THEY HAVE PROMISING TECOLOGY, BUT THEY E CIRCLING THE DRAIN AND WILL FAIL, AND THIS IS A WAY FOR THAT TECHNOLOGY TO BEDVANCED AND MATURE AND BENET THE DEFENSE CAPABILITIES OFRAN. SO VERY INSHTFUL A VER WOHWHI, AND TH DIAGUE SHOULDONTINU >>HANK Y. THANYOU, M CHAIRN. >>TNK YO SETORFIER. SETOR SHEEN?>>THA YOU ANTHANK U TO BOTH OF Y F TH IMPSSIV WRK O T RERT. I WANTO — ADMIRA AASSADO ELMA I WANT TO PICUPN SOMEING TH I TNK IHEARD U S AT THE E O YR REMARK U TALK ABOUTHE ORATION COEPTS T WIN T GAT POWER COMPITION BEIN MSING ACSS THE OLE DEPTMENT DENSE. DIDI UERSTD TT CORRTLY? ANIF SO, CAN YOUXPLAIN TTLE BIT MORABOUTHAT YO MEAN BYHAT AND WHAT YOU SEE BEING DO IT ADDRESIT? SENAT SHAHEEN, I THK IT MANIFESTED IELF A COLE OF FFERENWAYS, ACALLY, INUR DISCUSSIONS. SO, F INANCE, THE SATEG DOES TALK OUT — EXCUSE ME — TAKING PENTIALLY MORE RISK IN THE MIDDLEEA. YET,HEN ASKED DIFFERENT FOS INHE DEPARTMT WITH FFERENSETS OF RESPONSIBILITIES TTOUCHED ON TH ISSUE,HERE EXALY A YOU TALKING ABOUT TKING THE SK? IS I RKITH GARDO THE FIGHAGAINS S.I.S. OR IS IT RISK TH RARD TO CONTAINING IRAN ORST RISK I AFGHANISN? WE HE GOT DIFFERENANSWER OM DIFFERENT PPLE. SOI THK WE WERE CONCERNED THAT TRE WASN’T COMPLETE COMMON UNDERSTANNG ACSSHE ENTERPRI OF AT T SATEGY REALLY W GOINGO REQUE. SECOND, TRE WE A LOT OF CONCEPTS ITHE RATE THA – LIKE EXPDINGHEOMPETITIVE SPACHICHPONXAMINAON TUS OUT BE WHA WE USEDO CALL IN THE OLD DAY OF E COL R HORINTAL ESCALION. ANWHEN WE POKED AT TSE THINGS, WE FOUND THEVERY ILL-FINED,ND IT DIDN’T SEEM THATHERE W A WOLE LOT OF THERE THERE. NOW,HAT’ NO SAY THA GO PEOP AREN’T WORKINGERY HD IN T DEPARTMENT TO GE THOSE CONCEPTS MORE REALITY,UT W ARE A BIT AWAY FROMCTUALLY HAVI THE REATY, THINK.>>S IS THAT A LEARSHI FUNCTI? ISHAT OVERSIGHT SPONSIBILITY? HOW DO WE FIX AT? EITHER OF YOU. WELL, I’D LET ADMAL UGHHEASPEAK RHIMSELF. MYIEWS IT’ BOTH AN OVERGHT FUNCTIO FOR T COMMITE TOEMAND TT THE DERTMENTXPLAINOW IT’S GOING TOO THE –OW IT’S ING TOCCOMPLH THESE INGS, ANIT’S AO A RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEPARTMENT, AND I KNOW DEPUTY CRETARY SHANAHAN IS WORKING HARD TO TRY AND ME T BIG CHANGETHAT ARE GOING TO BE REIRED. I THINK E OFHE THINGS WE WERE SUCK WAS THAT ALOT OF PEOPLE DN’T SEEM TO DERSND HOW BIG AHIFTHIS IS FOR E PARTME TOOVEACK INTO A WORLD OF GAT POWER COMPETITION, AS OPPOSED TO THE COUNTERINSURGENCSTILATION, COTERTRORISM FOCUS THA WE HA HADOR MUCHF THLAST DECADEND A HF. A TO FOLOW UP O AT,OR E LAST8 YES, WE HAVE BEEN FOCUSED IN ONE VERY SPECIFIC AREA, A VERY UNIQUE TYPE OF WARFARE, AND WE NOW FD OURSELVESOING AGAINST POTENTIAADVEARIES WHO HAVE INVESTED IN WAYS –>>Reporter: ALL RIGHT, NOW, SARAH SANDERS COMING TO THE PODIUM. LET’S LISTEN IN FOR A LIVE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING. >>THE FIRST LADY WILL TRAVEL TO ARGENTINA FOR THE G20SUMMIT. PRESIDT TRP’S PARTIPATN INHE 0 SMITS AKE OPPORTUNYO REITATE H COMMITNT TO DOMTICND GLAL ENOMIGROWND PROSPETY. ‘S A MATR O RLATINS WITH OTHEORLEADS. WHILAT THEG2HE PSIDT AND THELEGATION WILL TERA WI MANY LEADERS, INCDING BILARAL MTING WITH E PRESIDT OF GEINA, THE ESIDEN OFSSIA,RIME MINIEROFPA A THE CHANLLOR O GERNY IN WORKING DINR WIT THE PRIDENT CHIN TO SEAORE AUT T 0 AND AT THERESIDE INTENDS T ACCOMPSH, I ULDIKE TO LCOME TTHEODI T DICTOR O EONOMICATNAL COUNSEL LARRY DLOW, A FOLLOWG HIM NATIAL SECITY ADVISOR HN BOON. TER THREMAS, BOTHILL BE AVAILAE TO TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS ON THE G20 AND OTHER FOREIGN POLICY NEWS OF THE DAY, AND I WI BE BACK UP TO TAKE ESTIONS ONTHER NS OF T DA >>HANK YOU, RAH. THANKSEVERYBY. LEME JT WAHROU ME QUICTMES, ANDHEN IANTO MENTIOSOME TNGS THE PRESENT TALK TO USUST A LILE WHI AGO. AS SAR SAID, 0 –OT ACALLY T 0HENE COUNT U PROPER, AMBASSAR BOLT POINTOUT. ‘S MUCMORTHANHEG20. NOW, ITERMS F THE US. SITION WE AROING TO USE IS AS A OPRTUNY TOAL OUT OUMEASURESF T CUTS AND DEGULATNS AND RESLLING ANJOBRAINI A SORTH AT HAV GENERAD SIGFICT ONOMICROWTH AND PROSRITY, AND THA INCDES MES ECONIC POWEEN AS SAR NTIONE FRE FAR, ANECIPROCALTRADAND TDE FORM. THE WILLE DISCUSSIS OF INFRTRUCTU, FINAE,ND ALSOHE U.S EMERGEN AS T MINA ENEYOWERN TH RLD TODA, ACTULY. TERMSF THE MUCHISCUSS MEETING,T’S GOG TO A DIER MEENGETWEENRESIDE UMP AN PRESINT ND REESENTAVES FR BOTHSIDES. WILL BATERA. I NT TOUSTENTN WHA THE PRESENT LD UA SHT WHE AGO, AND TT ,N H EW, ERE A GOOPOSSIBITY TT DEAL C BE DE AND THAHE IS ON TOTHA IS EN TO AT. VING SD TH SOME CAVES, ALWAY CERTN CONDITIO HA TO BEET WITRESPECTO FAIRNE ANDECIPROTY, ASE HAVE SD MANYIMES FOR EXAME, ISSU OF INTELLECAL PRORTY THT MUST BE SVED. RCED THNOLOGTRANSFS MUST BE SVED. SIGNIFANT TARIFND NONTIFF BRIERS MST B SOLV. ISSU OF OWRSHIP VE TO LVED. E PRESENT WL PROBLY REERATE S VIEW. WANT A RLD,DEALLYOF ZE RIF, ZERONONARIFF BARRIE, AND ZER SUBDIES. NOW, WTHER THEY CAN T THUGH ALOF THATEMAINS TO BE , BUTHAT’STHE PRESIDT’S POT OF EW, A I SAID JUSA LITE WHILEAGO. E U.S. ICOMI TO THEUMMIT IN VY GOOD APE. OUR ONOMY UI STNG. ‘S GOI AT 3%VHEAS AR. SECO QUARTERAS 4.2. THIRD ARTEAS 5. PEAPS ITILL B REVISE UPWARD WERE INERYTRO HOLAY SEASON THSO-CALD BCK FDAYAS VERYSTRON HAVE D TREMDOUS INVESTNTS, BINESS VESTMES, ENERGYINSTMES. L PRIC AND GASOLINE PCES ARE CONG DOWN AT HEL CONSURS OF COUR. ARE I VERGOOD APE. CHIN NOT SO OD. 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  • Actually we voted on it (the wall) and funded it…in exchange for Dems to keep daca…But Dems are now taking back the funding…you guys are ass-hats and acting like You want Trumps Victories to fall…Im glad I told people fox news is fake news.

  • Time to turn off all fake news… And it is All fake news. The Absurdity FOX fake news…Purposely put a 4 am clip insinuating that securing the border is a reason to impeach PRESIDENT …impeach the news…so they CANNOT teach our children to be paid to lie… Is somebody telling them heres some $$$$ its we pay you to play with the childrens minds…show them a lieing cheating murderous government…so children in 18 yrs will vote to rid the government. Deny the constitution…this it what gov does…NO IT IS NOT WHAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS SUPPOSED TO DO…IT IS CALLED
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