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Hear this interview with Major General Paul Vallely, former deputy commanding general of Pacific Command, over 15 years of service in Vietnam, and one who has tremendous experience in military intelligence.
Today’s talking points include:
Since the election of Joe Biden, Israel appears to be holding the line against Iran’s military build-up of weapons of mass destruction. With the Trump administration now out of office, a tough approach to the Islamic Republic of Iran is over. While team Trump maintained a number of sanctions targeting Iran’s Defense Ministry and Armed Forces, team Biden stands ready to embrace Iran once more together with the JCPOA – the Iran nuclear deal.
Major General Vallely responds to the former Saudi intelligence chief and ambassador to the U.S. Prince Turki Al-Faisal who said that he does not believe that the JCPOA will stop Iran from gaining nuclear capabilities. Al-Faisal made these remarks in an interview that aired on Al-Arabiya Network (Saudi Arabia) on April 17, 2021. https://www.memri.org/tv/iran-political-analyst-foad-izadi-israel-knows-can-be-targeted-missiles-south-lebanon-netanyahu-only-threatens-not-attack
Indeed, are the Saudis and the Gulf states correct to see the Biden-Harris administration as weak on Iran and therefore, unable or incapable of keeping Iran in check?
On Afghanistan Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has said that Biden is “gift-wrapping” Afghanistan for terrorists. The United States is opening the door for the Taliban to take control and that the Afghan government will collapse, that women’s rights and children’s rights to an education will become non-existent once more and that terror groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda will establish a greater foothold in the country – formidable safe havens. Hear Major General Vallely’s response.
And as Chinese military planes and warships keep threatening Taiwan, the CCP’s propaganda on entering Taiwan’s air and waters has also been rampant. Japan and South Korea are deeply concerned about China’s aggression in the South China Seas.
Hear Major General’s analysis on the Chinese threat…. Is a military confrontation inevitable?