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Jack is really a storyteller, explorer, and humanitarian and everything else rolls out from there. As a writer, its what he does.  As a trial lawyer, its his most important tool.  As a former CIA officer, the only way to truly motivate people is to connect and to tell them a story that they can feel viscerally.  As a media analyst, what better way to make a point.  In the end, he tries to captivate his audience about the world as much as he himself is captivated. 

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Thursday
Apr062017

[NBC Affiliate Kare 11] April 6th: Jack Talks U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

I appear live on NBC Affilate Kare 11 in Minnepaolis at 10 p.m c.s.t  President Trump just ordered airstrikes in Syria in retaliation for Syria's use of chemical weapons against civilians.  This is really unprecedented for the Americans but an extrtaordinary shift for President Trump.  Throughout his campaign, he argued directly against exactly this kind of a response.  Further, as recently as the last 72 hours, his Secretary of State and his U.S. Ambassador the UN both said that the focus was going to be ISIS and not Assad.  As a result, there is a lot of confusion as to whether this is a new policy or a one time thing.

Thanks is going to be an interesting conversation.

Tuesday
Apr042017

[Russian Television] April 4th: Jack Talks St. Petersburg Terrorist Attack

I appear on Russian Television on April 4th.  This week, St. Petersburg was attacked by at least one terrorist who detonated a device in the subway system.  At least 14 were killed and around 50 were injured.  It is also significant in that this is the hometown on President Putin and he was visiting the region at the time of the attack.  The question the Russians are wrestling with is whether or not this was a lone wolf attack or a complex, corrdinated effort.

I will appear to talk about the differences and what the Americans and Europeans have been dealing with and how this may impact how the Russians approach this issue.  I hope you can catch it.

Friday
Mar312017

[Voice of America Intl. Edition] March 31: Jack Talks Latest on Trump/Russia Investigation

I appear on Voice of America International Edition on March 31st.  There are multiple investigations going on as we speak involving the Trump Administration and their alleged connections with the Russians.  We know that the Russians tried to impact the Presidential election.  That's not the question.  The entire U.S. Intelligence establishment has concluded that that is the case.  The issue is whether the Trump Administration conspired with the Russians to make that happen.  The sort of enemy of my enemy is my friend concept.  We will discuss the latest. 

With so much going on in both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees as well as the FBI, there is going to be a lot to talk about including Burr, Nunez, Flynn, Kuchner and more.  Hope you can catch it.  

Thursday
Mar302017

It's not always about knowing where you are going. Instead, it's about opening your eyes so you can see where you are.

Wednesday
Mar292017

[AM 950 Minneapolis] March 28th: Jack Talks Long List of Russian Enemy Deaths

I appear on AM 950 in Minneapolis on March 28th.  It is quite exttraordinary that over the last decade plus, an amazing number of Russiam state enemies have ended up dead and this truly isn't an exageration.  From the likes of Alexander Litvinenko to the former PM of Ukraine.  Then there are the strange number of poisonings. This is not an exageration either.  We will discuss this long history and how this may be contiuning under Vladimir Putin.

I'm excited.  This is going to be fun.

Tuesday
Mar282017

[Russian TV Moscow] March 28th: Jack Talks House Intel Committee Investigation

I appear on Russian TV Moscow to discuss the ongoing investigation into the Trump/Russia election connections.  As I preoare for this interview, two things come to mind, the House Intelligence Committee is acting like the Keystone Cops.  They are ridiculous and look amateurish.  Congressman Nunez is losing credibility and is looking more and more biased instead of as the neutral that he is supposed to be.  I compare his behavior and the committe as a whole to the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation.  This differences couldn't be more stark.

The second issue that I keep contemplating is why the Administration can't seem to get in front of this story. They seem to only know how to work defensively, after the fact.  Making it worse, they frequently lie about the circumstances and seem to act in an obstructionary fashion.  The problem is that they create the perception if not the reality that there is absolutely something to hide.  Again, like the House Intel Committee itself, amateurish at best, or just plain guilty.  Strange.

Hope you can catch it.  

 

Sunday
Mar262017

[Russian TV Moscow] March 26th: Jack Talks U.S. Attack in Mosul

I appear on Russian TV Moscow on March 26th at 6 p.m. e.s.t.  On March 17th, the Americans conducted airstrikes on Mosul in support of Iraq ground operations.  Unfortunately, it was subsequetly learned that more than a hundred civilians, maybe two hundred or more, may have been killed.  The Iraqis are claiming it was ISIS but the investigaiton continues.  Regardless, I appear to talk about civilian casualties in warzones.  I saw this in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in other parts of the world during wars.  Civilians always pay the heaviest price.

This is going to be a tough but interesting conversation.  

Friday
Mar242017

[KOA Denver] March 24th: Jack Talks Latest on London Attack

I appear on KOA in Denver on March 24th at 8:10 a.m. e.s.t with my buddy Steffan Tubbs.  With the dead now at 5, including the attacker, the Brits are trying to assess exactly how a British citizen committed this act.  The rocess will be timely but there are a lot of questions.  He was apparently known to British security forces but for some reason, he wasn't that much of a priority.  Of course, there are limited recources and realities. And yet, London is one of the most closely surveilled cities in the world.  So what does all of this mean.  

This will be an interesting conversation.

Wednesday
Mar222017

[KARE 11 Minneapolis] March 22nd: Jack Talks London Terror Attack

Appearing on NBC affiliate KARE 11 in Minneapolis live at 5:15 pm cst to discuss the latest terrorist attack in London. 3 dead and 20 plus injured on the anniversary of the Brussels attack.  ISIS has already made it clear that the use of vehicles as weapons is something to consider.  Asa result, there are shifts that need to be made to address that.

Hope you can watch.

Tuesday
Mar212017

[KOA Denver] March 21st: Jack Talks Trump Russian Intel. Investigation

I appear on KOA in Denver on 3/21 at 6 am cst to discuss FBI & NSA testimony before Congressional Committee regarding Russian/Trump links. This ongoing conversation continues to dog the Trump administration.  It is certainly a distraction but the question is, is it more than that.  Is there fire where there is so much smoke.

This is going to fun. Steffan Tubbs is one of my favorite people.