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professor who teaches "war and peace" studies and prsoieyof american foreu >> pd. and government and talked for one year at harvard and went to waingt andke the dideaaty ocon hve batitution before ul and have done research and national security. >> that is the church
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committee? when was that about? >> it was a result of scandals of the intelligenc community in ading to ho aheevetion fth chwndra with all their agencies and activities that led to reveal more information nebevale eeand h ta ctr d view? >> guest: ao f at peop think is mto. it nhamyrl ew halwben r hee foe
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edte at4ti m noge >> host: you escribe yourself that they cold or hot post co or the of the? >>uest: i thought there wasthefmx e oalou e d. and thefore was important ave rias butedst threat doeo iny more. although not trivial the rest are much, much less. we have not to complete the adjust.
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>> host: have you changed your view if the soviet union was the danger that >> snhaeas but it is hard now where many people the especially sesla eddth aas wt e. i think th soviet union collapsed for a number of reasons. staunch policy. ben ns s or. bettsw r. ov0 es cold
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war with fed number of smaller itrventions,ic hae wars and ve undertaken that oa soor eesabuom no. that waespeciallya tilere gets us into more trouble. especially now with the trade-off like health care and balancing the budget a
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challenging problems to make that levelf effort to. erya ittienc lar the american leaders simply wanted to do ths sit.thoutayin th we could do it but it would cost more. >> ost: curnt ten afghanistan? >>get:eo tost cotennsath arasarth
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stgyt ractical at ts point* with a promise of success. the obstacles they are tremdous. rellonas o k st tfoit is clear americans will not do that. so that isclostowa h chwtiov ri situation to provide udaswih draw to give them a chance to keep that suppressed. that is no guarantee. >> ht:hat about intervention of kovo?
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>>ueit wket atwoatuc ghrin cid. near, it is hard to see how othrs were not. susstoti t iaiewan e aner lc that nobody said we should do the same things in thos places gomepiore atrocities'd rs while we came outo thenf s >>t:t t korean conflict?
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>> guest: it was started by clear aggression from north korea. the result of not havi i rbblude rooe ntenoiyof esident truman's response wa appropriate. >> host: dr. betts th conventional ido na sou mpolgi w there be a lasting >> i suspect but maybnot as strong. n a td to momense ha
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porto un nathais small part why it became very unpopular. it did not gathe -wovt. dvepa s. maybe the first in history where taxes were caught. >> host: i ran? gst: ofhe prpaagnobt best way ist en policies that were effective the cold war against the soviet union and china to make clear if they
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ever use a nuclear weapon retaliation is far out of line and combined with cuentplto aetp ti ate preventative for that bush took against iraq for the same ran lkkeor h nk? guest: is a little strange people and shon pundits are worried aboutia n rtre ildnd ie eye adst clwes.
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s veoot n'veuctt teivo onhe an tha containment making clear the north koreans had nothing to gainn ngit tuntat belated the it will turn out to the way the communist empire did.teyelag fasyhp ho: en arnt neon like iraq that has no friends north korea has the ally of the china up. this frustrating them but we
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have to be careful. we go to war we cannot ancipate we do not want to sethatoviein el kec itbsis to reach a conversation how to handle the problem. >>ost: yotao >>sttie was up the, activist, in favor of usingamerica thhtce o lead the t lait py la inksus r not
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extremely passionate to ne way or the other but to i rember myythen ioeri id on ceeer thinking of using aerican power. >>eso.t: real actist? unutrati as onlfd o student opinion at that time i was a democrat but back in the '60s the moderate democrat is extreme
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right to wane toda >> host: other crent atisiat e marrl roy e keun e ilalfort the problem is it is not like lia htwt teti edu el s ire ins or irked powerful, at taical operations that is much more fo and ifw ou intng rvged ma tutt eabe tisd
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bpeon h fly, where reduce the the biggest threat to the united states today? >> by a t historic ans e ide thu to frerst bst as long as we face the sebe1tility of thevn shngtherl terms not in the same ege hr that we face in the 20th century. the exceion f could depl usable d th fit on
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chalpoec atno oin. those who are not very worried about surviving so the highest priority is to be sure we do evythi e tort rit ou cs. in the future if relations go badly with china it is not nevitable b not susi eryouceee ew e.ld war on the usan oso ore obama administration's move to put more forces in the
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asian theater? >> guest: half way. it was of a state to talk about it. that gets the chinese excited. sendinthe marines to i m rit en vryasm . ha nothing to gain from coming up the proect wea f o a olthreas wheg d maintaining to do more if it becomes necessary. h we're talking withclmunit esbettwhmo ceooer f. c-2. bv
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osr.d e eiy brain cells do we have? >> guest: we used to thnk anissn-mion but then a asng how mccabebra cellw hghwe had and where we got the numbe from. everybody ran back 100 million and i have no idea.
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she developed a new method. it is not a trivial problem that is 10 of billions. deloa w ehd bue er difference is we thought we had 10 times as many glial cells that eep it oe mcnd ou oe had 1 billion but we only have 80 billion of thoe 12llllso we lost aur]


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