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turkeys this thanks gifing and donate more than 200 to local charities. have a great week and we'll see you next fox news sunday. in a dangerous world. >> talking about great power war. with our troops fighting overseas. >> i lost two people. there isn't anything that's going to make it even. >> and controversial foreign policy deals. >> this was smart. diplomacy. well executed. >> iran and their militias in iraq tried to kill me and my soldiers. and now, a new kind of commander in chief. >> i would bomb the [ bleep ] out of them. >> will he lead america's military in a different direction?
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>> they want to win and they want to win decisively. >> there will soon with b a new resident here and with all the responsibilities our new leader will have, none of is duties are more important. which is wi're about to take stock and look at the american armed forces. and whether we as a nation think we need to go a different direction after eight years of transformtive change. on january 12th, ten american sailors were captured by iran's revolutionary guard after mistakenly entering iranian waters. this this video was later released showing them held at gunpoint, kneeling before their captors and apologizing. not so long ago, the world might have awaited a response from an
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outraged america, like lie fast and furious. instead, the u.s. secretary of state was soon sounding grateful to iran. >> also want to thank the iranian authorities for their cooperation and quick response. >> the entire episode seemed to point to a new world that's been emerging these past several years and a new military. >> at other times in the past, i don't believe the iranian would have dared to treat our troops like that. >> retired four star general john kelly recently discussed such foreign policy challenges with president-elect donald trump. >> for those people that determine that want to be our enemies, they should be afraid. i don't believe some of the countries are afraid of us. >> in this new world along with america responding differently, certain countries seem to be
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more aggressive. >> talking about great power war. i have grave concerns in terms of the readiness of our fosseses to deal with that in a timely manner. >> what do you make of iran's challenges? the russian buzz of our vessels that built up in the south china sea? seem lix these are bold or provocative actions. >> the iranian buzzing in the small boats, russian low flyovers and thing. one, unprofessional, two, unsafe. we hope we can deconflict these things, but it's not going to keep us from doing everything we need to do to fulfill our mission. >> ray mavis, former democrat governor of mississippi, has been secretary of the navy since 2009. >> the rise of russia. rise of china. and particular in the south china sea. isis.
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things that you don't, can't know what's going to happen. >> secretary mavis know that is the navy has been ramping up shipbuilding. another sign of increased military response since 2014, the obama administration has been returning troops to iraq. officially an advisory and support roles. >> how many more troops can americans expect to be b going to iraq? >> if more is require and i'm sure there will be, additional authorities and capabilities that will be required, i'll let our commanders see opportunities to do that. >> we have undertaken some military operation, but the difference between war and fiddling around, if you're at war, you better plan to win. >> former cia director who advised trump on national security during the campaign, thinks what we're doing simply is not enough.
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>> the obama administration do a bit and that is a recipe for losing. in war. if you want to be respected every once in a while when the circumstances are such that you really need to use it, you use the sick and you use it deceasively. >> in responding to these situations, american leadership is imperative. it's indespinsable. >> general petraeus would like to see more decisive action taken in syria. sfwl i have long advocated a safe zone, a no fly zone. we just ground al assad's air force. crater the runways. tell the russian that if you bomb our guys, the ones we are supporting on the ground, the opposition, we are going to have to bomb your guys, al assad's regime forces. >> what's your sense of what has happened to the u.s. military in recent years? z >> with well, the u.s. military is without question, the very finest in the world.
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the question is, can we maintain that. >> if you look at the readiness issues right now, i've heard the word crisis use. >> general kelly believes that not only is the military not prepared, but it has spent too much time enforcing social change in the ranks. >> we're really robbing from peter to pay paul. secretaries of the services should be fighting tooth and nail until they get the adequate funds to have our military forces ready to fight. everything else would be put on hold. >> we shouldn't make changes to military policy unless they increase le that willty on the battlefield. >> corey shocky ser severed on bush's security counsel. said to be considered for secretary of defense by president-elect trump. >> i think our political leadership has gotten quite far from that. we are incorporating greater and greater risk into the operations of our military.
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don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. those who have had a drug or alcohol problem may be more likely to misuse lyrica. now i have less diabetic nerve pain. and these feet would like to keep the beat going. ask your doctor about lyrica. over the last several year, the military has made significant changes in deciding who can fight. question many ask, is it military wisdom or political correctness? it's an historic moment in san francisco. >> now, it is my privilege to name the u.s. harvey nook. >> he was a gay right's activist.
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thand ceremony is part of a new policy to name warships after civil right's lead ers. >> there is critics who say tipping the hat to political correctness. >> anytime you do anything, you're going get criticism. >> navy secretary has named ships after civil's leerds such as chavez and evers. >> i think it's important for america and as those ships go around the world, who these folks. >> reporter: and what are values are. >> i think it's a break from tradition. i think we have a lot of war heroes. i think you could walk over to arlington cemetery and just randomly pick a name and that would be an appropriate name for one of our warships. ser tear mavis had the thord to do it zblchl the naming of a ship is a symbolic act, he has brought about controversy with changes that go beyond symbolism. perhaps the biggest change in the navy and the military in general is greater integration
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of women and trans gender people into our fighting forces. >> when we opened every combat specialty, to women, we became stronger. when we ended the ban on trans gender service, became stronger. this new mill has the support of many civil rights advocates. donna is a prominent san francisco drag queen by night, activist by day. >> the military has come a long way with the lgbt community in a short time. people are not living authentic lives. they are living a secret life and serving the military, how can they be a full part of the team. >> erin bell kin is a notes scholar. >> having a place that prevents people from being honest gets in the way of militaryness. >> general kelly believes it may
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not be that simple. >> right now, if you are being medicated, unless it's fairly temporary, you will get a discharng. some trans genders need lifelong hormone sal treatments and the depression issue. >> it's the distress that a trans gender person might feel if they're born in the wrong body. n >> i clearly would argue that it doesn't make us more lethal. >> i guess the argument is if if they make the standards and they want to serve the country, why wouldn't transgenders. >> the military is a very, very different organization in the sense of what it does. at the end of the day, it fights. >> a more diverse force is a stronger force. >> i live in silicon valley. the most dynamic companies are inclusive and diverse. but lightning strikes of great idea rs not the metric of success of a military unit.
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unit cohesion and battlefield lethality are the measures of success of military units, so, the rules that apply in other circumstances don't necessarily apply in the military. >> the number of transgenders in the military is dwarfed by the number of women. ingrating women is likely to have an effect. >> they are moving toward more and more integrate at boot camp today. >> when this was first proposed and the marine corps decided to do the right thing, study. >> the marines released that st study last year. it found they did not move as quickly or shoot as accurately. women also were more than twice as likely to suffer injuries as a result of carrying heavy combat loads. but navy secretary mabis rejected its findings. >> the problem with that study
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was that it measured units and it measured averages, not individuals. ma means have never been about averages. you look at individuals. can that individual make it? then if you're a man or woman, black or white, brown, doesn't matter. >> the marines give the navy secretary faulty data. >> the marine corps hired the best physiological department in any university in the country. the study came up with women generally speaking, strong as men. paid $36 million for that. of course, it was rejected. sxwl you always have some folks who think any change is going to be bad. you look back in the 40s. you had people saying this is going to be terrible. this is going to ruin the marines or whatever. >> i think it's an inaccurate one because nobody doubt ed tha
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black soldiers could fight as well as white soldiers did. more over, you didn't have the thorny problem of sexual attraction and then there's the average woman would have a difficult time meeting the demands of an average man in combat. unquestionably reducing battlefield lethality. >> you know what they say. general, you are part of the old school. just resistance to change. >> the people that are driving this have no clue. what combat's about. they have no idea. >> but it's doing harm in your eyes. >> these are phenomenally good men and women. when we turn to the united states marines, we love them, but we put them in body bags and bury them and question weather don't have any other agenda that the fighter nations battles and to win with the absolute minimum casualties. we know more about this than they do. >> one of the things that i've got to be certain to do is being nonpolitical in this job. i represent the united states
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navy marine corps. i'm going to be nonpolitical. i'm going to do the job b that the country requires. >> when we return, can we win the wars we're fighting if we don't change the way we fight? g.
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in the same place as all your other entertainment. on xfinity x1. the war in afghanistan received little naengs the race. here's the story of a warrior on the front lines in afghanistan who's biggest test happened here at home. >> february 2010. coalition troops began massing on the outskirts of margin, the taliban stronghold. >> rely on your brothers. >> major matt goldstein, a green barea officer, linked up with a
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detachment of u.s. marines. >> i had gotten close to the platoon leader. >> you could the tell he was a good leader. >> this will be the biggest operation of the afghan surge. >> it was most intense experience i've had. >> while clear aung area after a fire fight, submarines attempted to open a sliding metal door. >> you could hear people screaming. >> three marines were injured and two were killed. >> they had set out of a device when they moved open the door. i could see the life leaving dan lance corporal johnson. blew out 20 feet into the open. >> goldstein talked about it that night with bar wii. >> the only thing he was saying was we're going get this guy. >> captain barry and major goldstein dug for intel, meeting with tribal leaders. >> did you find the suspected
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taliban bomb make sner. >> we did capture a fighter and material, weapons. we recovered radios. that the taliban were using still. >> at time, this was the guy. >> zbl after he was taned, he refused to speak to investigators. because of strict rules of engagement, they were ordered to release him. >> so, we would pull these guys out. these are enemy combat tonight tant, bad dudes, but wouldn't have a place to hold them, so we'd let themback and they'd cause terror to a community. again. you realize quickly you made things worse. it is an inevitable outcome that people cooperating will suffer
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terrible torture or be killed. >> shortly after releasing the detainee, he took matters into own hands. >> did you call the bomb maker? >> yes. >> years later, he started talking about his attack on the bombmaker in a job interview with the cia. >> you willingly offered up these details. >> right. >> at the cia. >> that's cregg. >> that's where it all started. >> pretty much. >> goldstein, who had received a silver star for valor in afghanistan, now found himself accused of murder and conspiracy. what followed was the army's version of a thorough police investigation. >> i told the army cid investigator, i don't know anything, i don't remember anything. i never see begrudged commanders for doing an investigation. if they're concerned. about my judgment or behavior,
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then i would expect that they would look into it. >> ultimately, after a review by a military tribunal, no charges were filed, but goldstein was removed from special forces, his silver star was taken away and he was denied a position at the cia. >> what is it like going from war hero to accused war criminal? >> are you angry? >> no. it has been incredibly painful and very difficult. over the last years, everyone who served with me stood by me. so it's over. time to move on. zm if this was 1944 or '45, he would have gotten a medal for it. we can't all operate like the local police department here. >> he's not alone in his view. many of the higher ups feel in general, there's been too much micro management in the war on terror. >> these are people who really
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want to do the mission. >> democratic leon panetta was president obama's second defense secretary. >> the more you try to impose restrictions as to how they're able to fulfill, the more you guarantee failure of that mission. >> barry and goldstein are now far from the battle. but the story of afghanistan of course is far over. as of january this year, the taliban are back in control of marja and surrounding areas. >> michael flen has been appointed trump's national security add virz. >> we need less generals and more sergeants and we need those sergeants to be ready, we need them to know their leadership at
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the top fully believes in them. and their ability to execute their mission instead of having all these strings attached. that are, that we've seen in everything from rules of engagement to whether or not we can drop bomb, got to drop leaflets, it's just maddening. >> meanwhile, men who fought in afghanistan wonder if those in charge really understand. how things work on the ground. >> the mood for myself and many of my peers is that we do not have that support. my part of the bargain, i act in good faith. i'm upholding the trust invested in me to take into account all of my mission, the rules and the context i'm trying to apply them in and do that to the best of my ability. their part of the bargain is that you don't come in after the fact. with different information, with knowing the outcome and say, we
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didn't like it. >> i lost two people. there isn't anything that's dpoipg to make it even. always did their job. always in good spirits. always focused. if somebody's fulfilling your decision so you better make sure that it's a [ bleep ] good order that you give them. better make sure it's proper order and everything else because if it's not, you're the one that's going to have to live with that. >> next, our fighting forces exist to back american foreign policy that comes out of the west wing. but with the iran nuclear deal, has the president backed the military into a corner? looking for a medicare prescription drug plan that could save you money? at unitedhealthcare, we offer three plans to choose from to help meet your needs-
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president-elect donald trump firing off on twitter today over the push to recount ballots.
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calling the move by jill steen to revisit vote totals in wisconsin and possibly in michigan and pennsylvania as well, a quote, scam. the president-elect claiming the people have spoken and the election is over. but hillary clinton's campaign saying it would also take part in the recount. millions of americans returning home today from a long hollywood, or holiday weekend. despite the huge crowds, data showing most u.s. airports with minimal delays of 15 minutes or less. amtrak also running normally. but it wasn't smooth going everywhere. washington state seeing more than two feet of snow in 24 hours. whoa. back at the transportation of the top of the hour. as we've seen, the military has undergone a transformation. but another major change is the way america approaches our traditional foes. when he first ran for president,
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barack obama promised he would meet with america's enemies, without preconditions. >> the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration is ridiculous. >> the enemy he was most eager to talk to was the leader of the islamic republic of iran. >> he looked at the iranian as representing a threat on the national issue of proliferation. >> dennis ross, who served as a foreign policy adviser to president obama from 2009 to 2011, counciled the president on his approach to iran. >> we have an early meeting where he wants to try to understand what approaches toward the iranian could work and what are the prospects of any diplomatic working. >> it's been reported that almost immediately upon taking office, president obama began to send secret letters to iran's leaders. your thoughts.
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>> they did. they began a pen pal relationship early on in president obama's time. >> mike pompeo has been nominated by trump to head the cia. >> he was attempting to signal to the iranian that he was going to be different and allow them to do things they had not been permitted to do before. >> part of his approach included apologizing to the supreme leader. >> it was very much a message of acknowledging that america had wronged iran in the past, whether it was supporting coup in 1953 or the rule of the shaw. >> jay solomon t author of the iran wars, is the senior foreign affairs correspondent for the "wall street journal." >> we understand the u.s. has done bad things to iran in the past and we'll acknowledge them. we're not seeking regime change. >> how would you describe the iranian regime that president obama sent to wow. >> hard line terrorist regime.
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>> intent on protecting their own power. that was the government. the president of the united states began to engage. >> a regime notorious for killing americans. >> iran and their militias in iraq tried to kill me and my soldiers and every other soldier on patrol. there's no doubt about that. >> republican senator tom cotton, who was a platoon leader with the 101st airborne division in iraq is in the running to be president-elect trump's secretary of defense. >> they continue to try to kill americans around the world to this day. >> in june of 2009, while the president was making secret overtures to the islamic regime. iranian took to the streets to demand democrats reform in the green movement. >> the green revolution was a huge opportunity for the iranian
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people, but also for the united states and its alleys. >> kneel ferguson is a senior fellow at the hoover institution. >> nothing would improve the swaituation the middle east mor than regime change in iran. >> but when the moment arrived, the president sat on his hands an did nothing. >> people chanting they're trying out obama are you with us or with them and asking for his support. >> he was among those countless iranian pleading if r the president's help. >> we wanted the democracy. many people got -- they were tortured. they got killed. obama did nothing. >> the administration insisted they didn't intervene on behalf of the green movement because
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they feared american support would delegitimize it. certain cotton offers another explanation. >> i think the answer is simple. they didn't want to upset the atoe las and risk the b possibility of reaching a nuclear deal. >> some now claim president obama's desire to achieve that deal with iran played a part in his syrian policy. in august of 2012, the president warned that country's leader, al assad, against using weapons of mass destruction. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around that are being utilized. >> but when assad crossed that line, killing nearly 1500 syrians with with sarin gas, president obama startled the international community when he did not retaliate militarily. >> leaders all talked to me about it. >> chuck hagel was president obama's secretary of defense from 2013 to 2015.
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. >> our allies would ask me what does the president intend to do if he doesn't fulfill essentially what they saw as a commit m. >> president obama insisted he didn't blink. >> first of all, i didn't set a red line. the world set a red line. >> now that of the reasons president obama did not enforce the red line was because he was afraid of iran's response. >> jay solomon reported that the reason the ultimatum wasn't followed up on because there was fear that strikes in syria could alienate the iranian and make them walk away from diplomacy. tr true? >> i was no longer in the administration at that point. >> but you think it was true. >> no doubt in my mind that there was a worry that if we did things there, we didn't know how they would react. >> president obama in my opinion has let syria burn. in no small part because he didn't want to upset the apple cart with his negotiations with
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to anything in the middle east. in response to an attempt by the senate to have a say in the iran nuclear deal, the president set up what game waimea known as the antiwar room. to promote the pact. that effort was led by one of his top aides. ben rhodes. >> who is ben rhodes? >> a fiction writer. so far as i can tell, with no military experience and no strategic foreign policy experience. >> he was sort of the point man on selling the deal. and it was very much centralized in the white house using political allies in washington. >> opponents charge that in selling the iranian nuclear deal, the white house used those allies to shape a narrative that allowed the pot to circumvent congressional oversight and mislead the american people. >> the main message was we had iraq war, don't want to have that again. the iran agreement is a new path forward and we should seize it.
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>>ic >> critics of the deal try to portray the people as puppets, who were manipulated by a macavelian national security add virz. complete nonsense. >> president of the antinuclear group, the plow shares fund, helped the white house shape and deliver their message. >> on this iran deal, we're in alignment. and that's outside experts do. i don't promote politicians. i promote policies. >> on january 16th, 2016, secretary of state john kerry announced iran had met their required commitments and the nuclear deal officially called jcpoa or joint comprehensive plan of action, was go. squl. >> had the iranian really fulfilled their required commitments at that time? >> they had not and still have not. the pry one was to completely
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clean about the nuclear facilities. >> there are some things the iranian have done that are actually positive. they have reduced the number of facilities they have operating down to 5,061. they had over 5,000 kilograms. they have shipped all by 5,000 out of the country. >> did the obama administration lie to kopg congress? >> multitimes. not a habdful of days after the jcpoa was agreed to. >> one of those deals allowed iran to inspect itself, to take two dichbt videotapes, one inspector taking samples while the other videotapes it. it's like the blair witch inspection project. >> is there anything good out of this keel diehl? >> i can't think of a thing. >> not one. >> i can't think of a thing that has put america in a better position as a result of this deal. >> while the president may think this is a legacy item for
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himself, i think it's a catastrophe for u.s. security. not just now in our position in the middle east, but long-term, terms of their pursuit of a nuclear weapon. >> if a republican president had negotiated this agreement with iran, they would have already named an airport after him. >> this was a deal that shrink wraps iran's nuclear program so it's not going to threaten b us for at least 15 years. >> it's been that president obama suggested numerous times that by doing this deal, that iran would moderate. it's nonnuclear behavior. you think that's happened? >> just the opposite. >> every single action the iranian have taken has been bolder and starker than the ones they took before the agreem. >> has the support for hezbollah dropped off? >> not at all. >> modify snd. >> none. if anything, greater. >> support for assad? sfwl sfl none.
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>> leon panetta largely supports the president's deal, but says the policy lacks one crucial infwreed yent. >> what is missing is the larger strategy of containing iran and making clear that even though we've negotiated this agreement, we are not going to allow iran to be able to exert their influence in that region. they have to deal with them from a positionnot from a position o. >> and there are those who believe that without that american led containment strategy, a middle eastern war is all by inevitable. >> president obama has said since the nuclear deal was finalized, that he believes that saudi arabia and other countries in the middle east will have to share the region with iran and he called for what he said would be a cold peace.
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unfortunately, i suspect it's more likely to be a hot war. >> many fear that hot war may involve the kinds of weapons the president spent more than seven years trying to control. >> it's not going to occur immediately, but ds it's going to go nuclear inside a ten-year time frame. who regards them as a threat think sars is going to want to be ready for that nuclear iran when it arrives. >> america's long time middle east rn alleys worry that sult of president obama's iran policy, the american military will no longer be there when push comes to shove sho. >> and the capitals of the middle east, american power is viewed as diminished. it's not they're just as good. but our willingness is being questioned in every cap throughout the middle east. >> it was questioned yet again it was revealed that hadn't just seized and humiliated american sailors, but they had detained four american civilians who were
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released the same day the mrs gave the iranian $400 million in cash. >> we do not pay ransom for hostages. >> the president said they did not pay cash ransom for american hostages. but what was that? >> it was ransom and the american people know it. >> with critics like congressman pompeo at his side, many people think one of the first things president trump will do is take a long, hard look at deal. >> it's empowered iran, and weakened the united states. his legacy will be ashes. >> what's the state of our military? and who is best to lead it? next. pins-and-needles of diabetic nerve pain, these feet... ... kicked off a lot of high school games... ... built a life for my family... ... and liked to help others in need. but i couldn't bear my diabetic nerve pain any longer. so i talked to my doctor and he prescribed lyrica. nerve damage from diabetes causes diabetic nerve pain.
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as president obama prepares to leave office, we asked a fair cross section of americans who they thought was best suited to be the best commander in chief. and is the american military ready for whatever comes next. now that donald trump has been chosen as our next commander in chief, we thought we'd ask about state of the military he'll soon lead. >> he is going to inherit the finest military in the world. make no mistake about that. but there's an incredible amount of rebuilding that's got to take place. >> the army will be as as it's been since world war ii. the air force will be as small as it's ever been. >> congressman pompeo blames the depleaed state of the military and often overextended fighters on the priorities of the current commander in chief. sfwl this president has not been a friend to the united states
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military. we've watched him go to west point twice and speak about climate change. young war rories understand that the greatest threat to the united states comes from hostile nation, folks who want to do america real harm. >> with a belidge rant russia, a newly assertive china and war torn middle east. many lawmakers view it's more important than ever these young warriors be given the tools necessary to protect alleys and america's interests. >> that's why we have a global military. why we have a blue water navy that doesn't just protect the shores. someone had tooz that. helping preserve global peace and stability. then we won't. >> but cotton and pompeo are confident president-elect trump is is ready to assume the mantle. >> donald trump has said to me in prooit he would eliminate the
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spend iing cuts, substantially increase the defense budget and rebuild our ar my and navy and marines. >> he'll bring about a real leader and that american soldiers, sailors and marines will be far better off in a trump administration than in the past eight years. >> but others like thomas pickering are frankly alarmed at the notion of a president trump leading the military. >> trump as potential military commander has shown himself i think completely lacking inexperience in his record. and judge mentally quite bad. >> i would bomb the [ bleep ] out of them. >> and in some way, verging on what one would have to call the dangerous. >> since they are going to be most directly affected by the decisions made by president trump, we decideded to ask veterans what they thought about
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the man who'd been e lekked to lead them. >> you served in iraq. >> i did. >> sergeant jim webb jr., son of jim webb, fought with the first batallio batallion. >> we were in ra mad. >> close combat? >> it was all close. >> did you lose any platoon mates? >> i lost three friends in my company. our batallih tall lost 13 marin. >> why have you decided to support donald trump? zwl there needs to be a wholesale change in d.c. he's from the outside. he brings a different perspective. he's not adherent to the same special interest groups. just a fresh set of eyes and ideas on things. >> polls showed a majority of veterans decided to vote for trump, that support was hardly
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unanimous. >> i do not think donald trump is at all qualified to be commander in chief. >> will fisher saw combat in falluja in 2004. >> look, if i had a a question about penthouses, polo matches or palm beach, i might ask donald trump's opinion. when it comes to keeping america save, donald trump is just not going to get the job done. >> how do you respond to the ek perts who insist that donald trump's not fit to be b a commander in chief? >> simple. i take a look at the list of experts who don't support trump and they're the same people who wrote the template for our foreign policy for 16 years. ♪ >> we will soon observe one of our republic's greatest features. a peaceful transition of power. but the world itself is far from peaceful. and when president trump moves
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and he made a friend at the company. can i say it? go ahead! what's in your wallet? nice job dad. welcome to america's news headquarters. >> topping the news this hour, it's a working holiday weekend for president-elect donald trump. he talked ton telephone with president obama for nearly one hour on saturday. and is continuing to work on naming more key advisers to his administration. but the drama continues to surround who will be the next secretary of state. and the two front-runners for the chief diplomat reportedly continue to be not the guy on the right but


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