Listen to our new interview with the Ambassador of the United States to the Netherlands. Firstly, we will be addressing the uprising in the aftermath of the brutal killing of George Floyd, while then moving on to focus on domestic and foreign policy during and after this pandemic. For most people, it seems worrisome and obvious that the tensions between China and The United States are, and will continue to be, record high. Although we have little impact on the foreign and domestic policy of the world’s biggest super powers from our homes, we can offer the opportunity to listen in and engage with with these super power’s international representatives.Please submit your own questions that you would like answered, and we will provide a nuanced, albeit critical, discussion on the foreseeable political order that will emerge from this pandemic. MAX GAAT DIT NOG AANPASSEN
Pete Hoekstra: Politicization of Intelligence Oversight
Today's guest is Ambassador Pete Hoekstra, the Center Advisory Board Chairman. We Discuss: How the U.S. Intelligence Committee works, the agencies that make up the intelligence community, the creation of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, competition among the different intelligence agencies, and recent comments made by Mark Milley.We want to hear from you! Contact us at email@example.com with any questions, comments or recommendations.Check out centerforsecuritypolicy.org/author/not-cleared for show notes, links to articles mentioned, speaker bios, and much more!
Episode 155: “Afghanistan, China and our Reckless Congress” with Ambassador Pete Hoekstra
The Bill Walton Show
In this episode we talk with Ambassador Pete Hoekstra, formerly Chair of the House Intelligence Committee and now Chairman of the Center for Security Policy Board of Advisors. Some of the many things we explore: Biden’s preposterous claim that “America is not at war” seemingly oblivious to China President Xi’s aggressive global ambitions. And the Administration may be done with the Afghanistan war, but that doesn’t mean Afghanistan is done with us. Its leaders still are driven to establish a caliphate and kill infidels, and now they have $85 billion in US military equipment to help them do it. While there are some differences among al Qaeda, the Taliban and ISIS-K, they agree on one important thing – they hate us and still want to destroy us. There’s bipartisan agreement in Congress that Blinken, Milley and Austin failed us in Afghanistan. The honorable thing for them to do is resign. That’s not going to happen. Another option: Congress should censure them. Donald Trump listened to European allies and left residual force troops behind in Syria. Biden ignored the same advice on Afghanistan. After Donald Trump, European heads of state, were thrilled to welcome President Biden to their club as a hoped for return to a cozier relationship. They are now furious with him over his botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. His club days are over. The Wuhan Virus: “Who in the United States would think that sending money to a military lab controlled by the Chinese Communist Party was a good idea?" Government programs live forever, no matter how bad they are. For Congress, the problem has been “solved” when a bill passes. After that? It’s usually downhill from there. No one cares to look back to see if the programs have worked or the money well spent. For more common sense and wisdom from Pete Hoekstra, view/listen here.
Episode 145: “America’s Intelligence Wars” with Ambassador Pete Hoekstra and Fred Fleitz
The Bill Walton Show
We are living in a complicated and dangerous time in America. American intelligence and national security should not be part of partisan politics but that is exactly what they’ve become. “We saw it towards the end of the Obama administration, and the transition into the Trump administration,” according to my guest, Ambassador Pete Hoekstra. “The weaponization of intelligence and the intelligence community against an incoming president of the United States. And it has continued right up to today with reports that the NSA has been listening to Tucker Carlson’s phone calls and screening his emails.” As former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete has keen insights into the problems plaguing our intelligence community. Moreover, America’s divisions over national security have never been greater, explains my other guest Fred Fleitz, President of the Center for Security Policy who served as Deputy Assistant to the President and as Chief of Staff of the National Security Council. “The globalist elite sees the U.S. as the main threat to international security. They would like to reign in the United States. They don't see China as a threat. They don't see Russia as a threat. They see America as a threat,” By contrast, President Trump's foreign policy America First was so successful because it put the interest of the American people, American business and our economy first. It kept us out of unnecessary wars. The parisan divide is on full display in the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. “The political environment has really gotten ugly in all of Congress but it may be the worst on the Intel committee, which is unprecedented,” says Ambassador Hoekstra. “Nancy Pelosi has used the selection process to fill the committee with political lieutenants to do her bidding.” Join us in this wide ranging conversation, as we hone in on these issues, and what we can do to resolve them.
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Room for Discussion x UVA RADIO: US Ambassador, Pete Hoekstra
In this interview with the US Ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, we addressed the uprising in the aftermath of the brutal killing of George Floyd, while then moving on to focus on domestic policy towards Covid, and foreign policy towards China. For most people, it seems worrisome and obvious that the tensions between China and The United States are, and will continue to be, record high. The Ambassador has strong opinions on all these issues and the conversation is scintillating throughout, not least due to the interviewers, Elmer Hoogland and Sarah Bronkhurst.
Pete Hoekstra serves as the United States Ambassador to the Netherlands but has formerly been a member of the U.S House of Representatives, and Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. In the interview, we will touch upon the relations between the Netherlands and The United States. We will try to understand the coherency or potential incoherency of American foreign policy in places such as Venezuela and Syria. Additionally, we will explore the current situation in US politics with the recent shutdown showing the potentially weakening power of the President