Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020
News Every Day |

H.R. McMaster Says Terrorism, Climate Change Among Top Threats To U.S. In ’60 Minutes’ Interview With Scott Pelley

(CBS Local)– “60 Minutes” has been the gold standard for newsmagazine television programs since its inception in 1968. On Sunday, September 20 the show premieres its 53rd season. Correspondent Scott Pelley has been with CBS News since 1989 and has traveled the world as a reporter for “60 Minutes” for the last two decades.

RELATED: Scott Pelley Touts Power Of Media In ‘Truth Worth Telling’: ‘There’s No Democracy Without Journalism’

Last week, Pelley’s interviewed journalist and author Bob Woodward about his new book “Rage” and his conversations with President Trump and this week Pelley chats with former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster about his career and time in the Trump administration. Pelley’s interview with McMaster will provide details about the former National Security Advisor’s battle with President Trump over pulling troops out of Afghanistan, his thoughts on climate change and the war against cyber security threats.

Photo Credit: CBS News

“It’s the most successful show in television history and I’m honored to be a part of it,” said Pelley in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “McMaster is a fascinating character. He was a Lieutenant General, a three star general and spent 33 years in the U.S. Army. When Donald Trump asked him to be National Security Advisor, this was in 2017 and he was Trump’s second National Security Advisor. He’s a bit of an iconoclast and that’s the way he was as National Security Advisor. The first thing he did when he went in as National Security Advisor is change the president’s mind about Afghanistan. The president wanted out of Afghanistan and McMaster thought it was important that we maintain troops there. One of the things that we talk about in the story is how the president made this commitment to McMaster, made this commitment in public and then reneged a little over a year later.”

In his “60 Minutes interview,” McMaster will address things he things were terrific about the Trump administration and other things he thought were tragic. Pelley’s conversation with McMaster will highlight McMaster’s thoughts on the President Trump’s relationship with China and terrorism in the United States.

“He [McMaster] believes that the threat of terrorism here in the United States is far greater today than it was on 9/11,” said Pelley. “One of the things you might not expect the National Security Advisor to talk about is climate change. McMaster believes it is an enormous threat to the security of the world and to the security of the United States. He talks about things like water scarcity and food scarcity in the world and how that is going to be an enormously disruptive thing as countries compete around the world for dwindling resources. President Trump is of course famous for calling climate change a hoax, but McMaster says it is not a hoax, the evidence is in and climate change will be one of the most significant threats to U.S. national security going forward.”

Pelley says one of the biggest challenges of covering the Trump administration is getting people to talk to him and the 60 Minutes team on camera. The CBS News veteran has seen fear prevent current and former White House employees from speaking out and telling the truth.

“Many agencies in previous administrations would tell you what they found,” said Pelley. “In this administration, it’s more typical I find that the agency will go to the White House and say what should we say. That’s not the way democratic societies work. It’s not the way the truth is told to the people who actually hold the power in this country.”

Watch “60 Minutes” Sunday, September 20 at 7 p.m. EST.



Read also

FAA chief Dickson to put Boeing 737 MAX to the test

My leather loveseat from sofa-in-a-box startup Allform is deceptively expensive-looking and took 30 minutes to assemble

How to use Netflix's Coming Soon feature to watch trailers and set up notifications for new releases



News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro




Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here