Was top US general making secret deals with the Chinese? (Full show)
Four Chinese warships including their most advanced destroyer were spotted near the Aleutian islands off the coast of Alaska. The Pentagon information service waited until now to reveal their discovery, taking the information down a few hours after posting it, even though the ships had been there from August 29 through September 1. They did not enter US territorial waters. former counterterrorism officer Drew Barquist joins News.Views.Hughes with his analysis.
They also discuss allegations that General Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and highest-ranking and most senior military officer in the US, quietly assured Beijing that he would inform them before a US attack ahead of any US strike on China.
Secretary Blinken appeared in person in a Senate hearing to answer (and evade) questions about the chaotic withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and the deadly bombing outside the airport in Kabul. Political and media strategist Ajay Bruno weighs in after Murad Gazdiev reports from Afghanistan about the growing humanitarian crisis in the country, where a third of the population depends on aid to stave off starvation and stockpiles are due to run out by the end of September.
California Governor Gavin Newsom faces a recall election today. He was widely criticized for keeping small businesses in his state closed for longer than did other states, and for the hypocrisy of dining in extravagant and maskless style after admonishing diners who didn’t reposition their masks over their mouth between bites of food. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte reports from California. Syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette and global business and corporate attorney Barak Lurie analyze the troubled politics of California and Newsom legacy.