FROM Ken Balcomb
Dolphins and Sea Lions, Latest Tool against Terrorist Attack Submarines, ships and laboratories at the Kitsap-Bangor Navy Base in Puget Sound are considered vulnerable to attack by terrorist swimmers and divers. So the base near Seattle may be getting a new security patrol. Dolphins and sea lions have been trained to find swimmers and scuba divers who are in the wrong place at the wrong time and, according to the Navy Marine Mammal Program , attach ropes to the suspects, who can then be reeled in for questioning. Ken Balcomb is Executive Director of the Center for Whale Research at Friday Harbor on Washington's San Juan Islands.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?