CD093 Our Future in War

CD093: Our Future in War

In this episode, learn about our global war strategy for the 114th Congress through highlights of two Senate Armed Services Committee hearings. Witnesses include former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Madeline Albright, and George Shultz and retired military leaders General James Mattis, General Jack Keane, and Admiral William Fallon.


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Global Challenges and US National Security Strategy

Senate Committee on Armed Services, January 27, 2015

General James N. Mattis, USMC (Ret.)

General James Mattis

Former Commander, United States Central Command 2010-2013

General John "Jack" M. Keane, USA (Ret.)

General Jack Keane

Former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army
1999 – 2003

Quadrennial Defense Review, 2014

Admiral William J. Fallon, USN (Ret.)

Former Commander, United States Central Command

Admiral William Fallon


Global Challenges and the U.S. National Security Strategy

Senate Committee on Armed Services, January 29, 2015

Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger

Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright

Dr. George P. Shultz

George Shultz


Information Presented in This Episode


Ukraine

U.S. Planned Coup

Listen to the leaked phone call between Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.

Transcript of the call

President Obama admits to Fareed Zakaria on CNN that the United States was behind the installation of the new Ukrainian government.

IMF loan
Economic Reforms adopted

Increase military spending

  • Increase in the army from 184,000 to 250,000
    • Stricter punishments for deserters (approximately 10,000 people have deserted the army.)
    • 3-7 years in jail for failure to execute an order that caused grave consequences

Privatize Energy

Deregulation

Cut Social Welfare Programs

Weapons to the New Government

Iraq

Oil Pipeline

Budget Functions

Function 150


Music Presented in This Episode

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