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Putin is losing control of his 'warlords' says Lt. General Ben Hodges

  • Published on Oct 1, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • "Incoherence and hatred between the various leaders on the Russian side guarantees that they will not have a coherent defence."
    Russia could be 'cracked open' if Putin cannot get control of his 'warlords' Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges tells Kate Gerbeau on #timesradio Frontline
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  • Montana Software
    Montana Software 4 months ago +190

    Kudos to Ben Hodges for patiently discussing the same subjects over and over again. His tireless efforts in the information space have contributed greatly to Ukraine's efforts to drive out the invaders. We should all try to do our part as well. Most importantly, we can contact our government representatives to *increase* military aid to Ukraine. We can also post our support on all social media outlets. Another thing we can do is contribute our own time and money to organizations that are supplying supplies to Ukrainians.
    Thanks again to General Hodges!

    • Harry Mcghee
      Harry Mcghee 4 months ago +2

      Nae bother Ya Beggar

    • E M
      E M 4 months ago +2

      eastern ukraine is russian since centuries.

  • wherespaul124
    wherespaul124 3 months ago +19

    This is one of the best interviews I've seen and listened to in a while. The Lt. General is very well spoken and explains everything so clear. And at the other hand complementing the interviewer for her good questions is great to see.

  • J D
    J D 4 months ago +18

    Thank you Gen. Hodges.
    I wish there was more of a conversation through by someone who understands the conflict not just reading questions

  • Tamarin Wilson
    Tamarin Wilson 4 months ago +15

    This was an excellent interview! Absolutely packed with timely information regarding this war.

  • Gerd Muller
    Gerd Muller 4 months ago +59

    Best analysis I’ve heard on the conflict so far. The General put his opinions in terms most people can understand.

    • Wot DaFok
      Wot DaFok 4 months ago +6

      Opinions are like a**holes...everyone has one. Clint Eastwood.

    • William T Smith
      William T Smith 4 months ago

      ​@Wot DaFok Right turn Clyde! 🙃

  • Leon
    Leon 4 months ago +180

    One of the best interviews I have ever seen with Ben Hodges. Well done Times Radio. Ben Hodges message is crystal clear and any level headed person will begin to make sense of this brutal war.

    • Paul Bedichek
      Paul Bedichek 4 months ago +14

      He's said the same thing for a year, over and over. Why the wait to supply F-16's? Why no ATACMS? Pathetic the way we let Russia get away with this.

    • Harry Mcghee
      Harry Mcghee 4 months ago +1

      @Paul Bedichek Slava Russia

    • Guinness
      Guinness 4 months ago +2

      @Paul Bedichek it’s quite simple really. There’s two things the US doesn’t want from this war: a quick victory and an end. The longer the war goes on, the more it weakens and destabilises Russia and Putin, making it ripe for regime change. This was detailed in the Rand corporations strategy document to the pentagon in 2017. The purpose of arming Ukraine is give them enough ordinance to make them competitive and a threat to Russia and keep them in the fight, without being enough to be decisive. The US is perfectly willing to fight Russia to the last Ukrainian if necessary. They have secured European gas and oil markets, are making huge profits from supplying Ukraine and NATO militaries with arms and oil, and getting to test their latest tech against a near peer competitor in battlefield conditions, including their latest AI gear, without any loss of life to their own military personnel and zero strategic risk should Ukraine lose. The profits have replaced those lost with the withdrawal from Afghanistan and its worth noting special forces are getting lots of opportunity to perform behind enemy lines attacks deep into Russia, embedded in and leading Ukrainian units.

  • lexas
    lexas 4 months ago +22

    Bravo Times Radio, finally an interviewer whose ego does not produce interminable five minute questions, whose questions are brief and relevant, allowing the person we are here to listen to, talk. The general was allowed to be his usual, humble, self-effacing, insightful self.

  • Максимум Бачо
    Максимум Бачо 3 months ago +8

    Здравствуйте я русский и смотрю это интервью с открытым ртом, браво причем я понимаю всё что говорит учёный муж Бэн, и я понимаю почти каждую идею, так мысль его ясна и логична.
    Great interview 😊

    • Sai Saladi
      Sai Saladi 3 months ago

      Do you support Putin? Don’t you think Ukrain leaning towards NATO is bad?

  • Grey Jay
    Grey Jay 3 months ago +7

    That was a terrific interview. She asked the right questions, and he answered them succinctly. Why on earth can't our news organizations generate the same quality?

    • Laurie Tongish
      Laurie Tongish 3 months ago +1

      Who is our news organizations? This is off of PBS in the U.S.. Frontline is the most informative news program no one's heard of and its free. People watching too much Fox and CNN should try being educated by the channel that taught them the ABC'S and how to count "ha ha ha ha" laughed the Count. Anyhow ignore her accent this show is produced in Boston for Public Broadcasting System.

  • david clissold
    david clissold 4 months ago +10

    Excellent interview. Thank you to you both and your teams.

  • Roger Hawkins
    Roger Hawkins 4 months ago +40

    Excellent interviewer!
    Ben Hodges as brilliantly informative, as always!
    Well done to all concerned.
    (New Zealand is simply desperate for quality interviewers such as this intelligent, erudite & unbiased interviewer! An abject lesson for the entire journalism sector!).
    Respect from New Zealand. 🇳🇿
    Slava Ukraine 🇺🇦

    • Larry Lelemur
      Larry Lelemur 4 months ago +3

      As another Kiwi I suggest you watch some interviews with Douglas MacGregor. Easily found here on youtube.

    • Roger Hawkins
      Roger Hawkins 4 months ago +1

      @Larry Lelemur thank you. I hadn’t heard of him - so will look him up now.
      Thanks again. RH

    • Gordon Hohapata
      Gordon Hohapata 3 months ago +1

      Kia Ora

  • Garth McKeil
    Garth McKeil 4 months ago +52

    Great coverage and effective interview style. Thanks for bringing more Gen. Hodges to us.

    • Al S
      Al S 4 months ago

      I thought so too, thanks for posting !

  • Kevin
    Kevin 4 months ago +37

    16:40 Talking about support for the war in Congress"...strong bipartisan support. ... there are three or four loudmouths on both extremes..." That perfectly describes just about every issue in the U.S. today. General Hodges is one of the most articulate, well informed, and reasonable leaders I've heard in a long time. I hope he continues to lead in our country in some capacity for a long time.

    • Riccardo Obfuscati
      Riccardo Obfuscati 3 months ago

      There is growing impatience with providing the bankroll for this war. This isn't reflected in Congress yet, but the population is dissatisfied. Look at Trump and RFK Jr poll numbers, two candidate for ceasing hostilities in Ukraine.

  • Bura
    Bura 4 months ago +19

    Finally someone that understands reality....

  • John Wilson
    John Wilson 4 months ago +6

    A brilliant interview with Lt General Ben Hodges, the interviewer know her subject and it was a delight to listen to both of them. its always interesting to hear an authority on military matters, talking about the war Russia started with Ukraine, and how it is evolving. These high ranking military people have a vast amount of knowledge to give on a realistic and strategic level, they make it easy for us non-military people can understand. Congratulations must go to Times Radio for arranging this interview.

  • Mutt Jones
    Mutt Jones 4 months ago +55

    As a South East Asian citizen, I really dream we had a capable bunch of top brass generals with half a caliber of Lt.Gen Hodges or Gen. Wesley Clark in my country. So far the only terrains those Generals are capable of conquering are our own elected governments by Coup d'état - pretty sad.

    • Mutt Jones
      Mutt Jones 4 months ago +4

      @love peace and respect Very interesting - would make a good article in FT or Forbes.

    • Bam Bam Sr
      Bam Bam Sr 4 months ago +2

      ​@love peace and respectso they're all tyrannical dictators, what's your point??

    • Gav Asia Robinssson
      Gav Asia Robinssson 4 months ago +1

      Lost in Iraq and Afganistan😂

    • D S
      D S 4 months ago

      @love peace and respect No.

    • Clarence Riddell
      Clarence Riddell 4 months ago

      ​@Mutt Jones 😊😊😊 MO❤r

  • noiznoiznoiznoiz
    noiznoiznoiznoiz 4 months ago +8

    A pleasure to listen to this interview, thanks to both Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges and Kate Gerbeau

  • Printing Things
    Printing Things 4 months ago +105

    Lt. General Hodges provides articulate, intelligent, reasonable insights guided by common sense and fealty to our core ideals of freedom, democracy, and basic human rights--increasingly hard to find a voice like his these days. Our country needs more individuals like him in leadership positions, and more voices like his in public discussion of military/geopolitical matters.

    • Elliot Lambert
      Elliot Lambert 4 months ago +4

      Are you Hodges mum.

    • Sunny
      Sunny 4 months ago +4

      I agree! He is just the best and I always tune in when I see his name as a guest anywhere!

    • MarxAlex
      MarxAlex 4 months ago +2

      Only when it suits the west's purposes mind you. Look how unconcerned you all are about Afghanistan, Yemen etc. Damage done let's move on is your mantra.

    • Rose-Marie Mukarutabana
      Rose-Marie Mukarutabana 4 months ago +2

      @Sunny The best liar, yes... And he doesn't mind Ukrainians dying...

  • T Liz
    T Liz 4 months ago +68

    Thank you LT. General Hodges that was a wonderful interview! This is what talent looks looks like!

  • Paul Henry
    Paul Henry 4 months ago +51

    What I like about Gen. Hodges is that he is upbeat. An important quality in a commander.

    • steven vox
      steven vox 4 months ago

      NPR gives equal weight to what the Russians say. I think budget cuts are a problem for them. They don't do analysis anymore.

    • Feeble Clone
      Feeble Clone 4 months ago +3

      And a propagandist.

    • no wahala
      no wahala 4 months ago +1

      ​@Feeble Clone yep!

  • Lynne Hill
    Lynne Hill 3 months ago +8

    This man certainly knows what he is talking about, his manner is easy-going but you know he doesn't suffer fools gladly. I could listen to him for hours, great interview. 👍

  • Jonathan Hands
    Jonathan Hands 4 months ago +8

    The General tells it like it is without a doubt. It’s always interesting to listen to him, and I’ve learned a lot from his interviews.

  • Frank Vierra
    Frank Vierra 3 months ago +1

    Very well done very informative. Thank you for your professionalism and thank you for your service

  • Sam Haskins
    Sam Haskins 4 months ago +77

    So refreshing to hear a journalist who appreciates the big picture and does not ask dumb questions as if this was the first day they'd heard about the Ukraine situation. Thank you TIMES RADIO! Thank you Kate Gerbeau!

    • Rose-Marie Mukarutabana
      Rose-Marie Mukarutabana 4 months ago

      Except that what both are saying is all false. Not a shred of truth in this.

    • David Hollenshead
      David Hollenshead 4 months ago +5

      @Rose-Marie Mukarutabana Hey Natasha, or Ivan, 8 Megatons for Moscow!!!!!!!!

  • Suzanne louisiana
    Suzanne louisiana 4 months ago +43

    Being a army brat it was like hearing my father speak again and I could listen to him all day long plus he makes perfect sense

    • Operator 9
      Operator 9 4 months ago +1

      except these days the vets are just as likely to be the biggest critics of the government and even the war now arent they? next time you see one ask them what state of readiness their unit is in....

    • data
      data 4 months ago

      @Operator 9 actually that's the super old timer vets like vietnam era or gulf war era vets, the more modern vets from afghanistan era aren't hugely anti government but obviously not in total alignment with it either.
      i think if you ask most afghan era vets most of them will probably say what the US is doing with ukraine is generally pretty good, if not they aren't doing enough.

  • Duke de Pommefrites
    Duke de Pommefrites 4 months ago +3

    Great interview, Good old Ben, voice of reason and truth.

  • Lesley Callaghan
    Lesley Callaghan 4 months ago +11

    I was glued to my phone listening to this interview. I loved the girl asking the questions n never once did she interrupt Major Hodges with his answers. He was so good at explaining everything. I really liked this man. Obviously a very good man. Thank you both for an excellent interview.

  • Deena
    Deena 4 months ago +32

    Finally, a decent Times Radio presenter/reporter! Ben Hodges. Superb as always.

    • syon
      syon 4 months ago +1

      All of them seem good

    • Juan Sanchez
      Juan Sanchez 4 months ago

      10% disapproval says you are wrong.

    • Deena
      Deena 4 months ago +3

      @Juan Sanchez Maths not your strong point? Eh?

    • Juan Sanchez
      Juan Sanchez 4 months ago

      @Deena Another way to put it is, lets say you need life saving surgery and the doc that is going to do it has a 10% failure rate. Would you hire him/her because 90% survived his surgery?

    • syon
      syon 4 months ago +1

      I was speaking in the first person. It's not a contest, a war.... everyone has value to add.

  • FlyeLife
    FlyeLife 3 months ago +6

    Great interview! Love the General!!

  • Raymond Peck
    Raymond Peck 4 months ago +158

    Ben Hodges is really impressive. What a thoughtful and articulate man.
    Please keep bringing him on. There are few if any US media outlets that would cover such an in-depth story.
    Thank you.

    • Anna Etienne
      Anna Etienne 4 months ago +2

      He has in depth interviews on US media often.

    • Andrey Zaycev
      Andrey Zaycev 4 months ago +1

      Hodges didn't say anything to the audience except "hooray." His popularity is understandable to me, but... Why waste time. I watched it for the first time. I'll watch Hodges a second time if I want to have fun. He's trying to make fools of the audience. In my opinion, Hodges is a bit like the actor Bruce Willis. Maybe this is the secret of popularity (such "Die Hard")?

    • Spaceman Spiff
      Spaceman Spiff 4 months ago +5

      His calm assesments are very much appreciated.

    • NYCAC1
      NYCAC1 4 months ago +3

      @Andrey Zaycev beat it you stooge

    • Andrey Zaycev
      Andrey Zaycev 4 months ago +1

      @NYCAC1 Dear sir, thank you for your opinion, it is very valuable to me :)
      - What will happen if Ukraine fails to conquer Crimea by the end of August 2023. Will Hodges "disappear from the radar," or will he continue to talk to the audience as if everything is going right?

  • jan biel
    jan biel 4 months ago +8

    Excellent interview. Ive seen a bunch of interviews of Kate Gerbeau now, and i very much enjoyed all of them.

  • Ottee2
    Ottee2 4 months ago +3

    Incredible, insightful interview, thanks.

  • 01bystander
    01bystander 4 months ago +2

    That was a great interview, well done.

  • TheSmoothToad
    TheSmoothToad 4 months ago +1

    Extremely intelligent, a great speaker he often points a large concept into a practical situation. I’m impressed

  • Sim Deck
    Sim Deck 4 months ago +96

    It's great to hear a highly intelligent journalist asking all the questions we're eager to hear the answers to from a respected mind. Brilliant stuff!

  • Rob Farmer
    Rob Farmer 4 months ago +11

    I am glad that Ben Hodges mentioned Germany's current role positively. What an interesting interview! Thank you!

    • XRP 747E
      XRP 747E 4 months ago +2

      Indeed... and at last.

    • William T Smith
      William T Smith 4 months ago

      ​@XRP 747E What?
      Germany's 280 tanks vs Russia's 37,000! 😅😂😅😂

    • Gin Cee
      Gin Cee 4 months ago +1

      ​​@William T Smith Yes, 280 real tanks against 37 000 oversized, badly serviced caviar tins. Imagine that!

  • Alberto Çontreras
    Alberto Çontreras 4 months ago +2

    Without doubt one of the best beautifully Smart piece of interview Ever . A real eye opener isn't it ? Clever brilliantly articulated Smart interviewer sqweezed Lt General Ben Hodges into giving a brilliant panoramic abreviated sight into present Situation . - we'll be in war in five years - you said it much better than I did - Lt . General Ben Hodges . Thanks Salute BRILLIANT !

  • Optimus Maximus
    Optimus Maximus 4 months ago +13

    Another great analysis by General Hodges - erudite, insightful, balanced.

    • Micky Scaramouche
      Micky Scaramouche 4 months ago +2


    • Bot
      Bot 4 months ago

      He said Biden is doing a great job😂😂😂😂😂 were you asleep while listening to this?

    • Optimus Maximus
      Optimus Maximus 4 months ago

      @Bot As far as I can tell, every country is on a trajectory to a big-time recession in one from another, if they aren't already there. Even my own country of Australia which has not had a recession since 1992, is headed that way. No country is an island but part of a global community whether one likes it or not, so if the United States is suffering, well guess what, every other country is too. What Hodges was referring to was Biden's contribution to Ukraine. He could had ignored the calls for help but he didn't. Now that is what I call doing a great job.

  • 7wren
    7wren 4 months ago +2

    Just found this channel and subscribed. Great interview! I look forward to watching more 🇺🇸🇺🇦

  • peter whitehead
    peter whitehead 4 months ago +1

    This guy has missed his calling .I really enjoyed his interview, not laughed so much for ages.

  • Mark Ludington
    Mark Ludington 4 months ago +94

    Ben Hodges deserves our respect and appreciation. His understanding of politics, negotiation, world trends, and history is admirable. Imagine if he was our president.

    • Carol Hunter
      Carol Hunter 4 months ago +5

      Assuming Biden wins again I would love to see Gen. Hodges as Sec. Def.

    • Vajrahaha Shunyata
      Vajrahaha Shunyata 4 months ago +1

      Assuming Biden doesn't have another brain aneurysm....🤔

    • MartaVdz
      MartaVdz 4 months ago +1

      I agree, but he doesn't always have good insight or advice. That thing about posting the chain of command of the people who destroy Ukrainian hospitals is useless, sorry. It's completely naive, it's like expecting a snail to see something through its shell and be put to shame by it. I'd be happy to see him as an advisor to the Secretary of Defence, he'd be great at that. But not the decision-maker. Very slightly lacking in knowledge of Russia.

    • Nick
      Nick 4 months ago

      Very true - he's well rounded

  • Animeaniac
    Animeaniac 4 months ago +45

    It is good he actually mentioned the UK, so many news sources always talk about the US and with nothing on the UK and with what they've supplied.
    She is an extremely good interviewer, well done on your line of questions and he answered very well also.
    MAD is the only reason.
    I like this guy. He knows his stuff.
    This guy needs his own military stream talking about the way the world is going, I'd watch him.

    • anonCspan
      anonCspan 4 months ago +4

      Good idea, his time is valuable though. Maybe a bi weekly or monthly stream would be cool.

  • Nicholas McCarthy
    Nicholas McCarthy 4 months ago +3

    Great interview, Kate.

  • Mary Donohoe
    Mary Donohoe 4 months ago +1

    Very helpful interview with Lt Gen Hodges!

    JONATHAN SCHEITLIN 4 months ago +4

    Excellent interview, thank you both!

  • Bill Barnes
    Bill Barnes 4 months ago +3

    Very informative and well conducted interview.

  • Werrf1
    Werrf1 4 months ago +72

    Always a pleasure to hear from Gen. Hodges. A consummate professional, always humble, kind, and incredibly knowledgeable.

    • Mike
      Mike 4 months ago

      …He’s great…Slava Ukraine…💙💛💙

  • Adrian Szemes
    Adrian Szemes 4 months ago +1

    I love this guy. Just the way he talks radiates intelligence.

  • Andrew Bean
    Andrew Bean 4 months ago +1

    Great interview - thanks. Insightful and interesting.

  • Stefan Fritzsching
    Stefan Fritzsching 4 months ago

    Finally a news commentator that’s a real journalist

  • Jim H
    Jim H 4 months ago +8

    'Hard to get a man to understand something when his paycheck depends upon him not understanding it.'

  • Justin August
    Justin August 4 months ago

    This guy is always a great interview

  • Chuck
    Chuck 4 months ago

    Excellent interview! Thanks!

  • Fred KitemuchMore
    Fred KitemuchMore 4 months ago +2

    Great interview and a great general. It's almost nuts that some people in FOX news are supporting Putin.

    • Ricardo Martinez
      Ricardo Martinez 3 months ago

      Report that to the FBI, they must take action now!

  • Al DaSilva
    Al DaSilva 4 months ago

    Great show, guest, and host. Thank you.

  • Thomas Nie
    Thomas Nie 4 months ago +370

    There are 2 experts that are miles away from the rest: Gen. Ben Hodges and Prof Michael Clarke.
    Thank you guys for your great work. Slava Ukraini 💙💛

  • Ive Chang
    Ive Chang 4 months ago +1

    Elegant. I continue to appreciate you and your dedicated professionalism, sir.

  • Alan Davis
    Alan Davis 4 months ago +9

    Intelligent commentary and a decent interviewer. More of this, please.

  • Blomm1
    Blomm1 4 months ago +3

    Great interview!

  • David Keita
    David Keita 4 months ago +2

    This lady is Amazing ! Calm and professional ! She is a very very very talented lady ! Really ! Keep going ! Please !

  • Robert Eisenhart
    Robert Eisenhart 4 months ago +1

    Great interview.thanks 👍

  • Anony Mouse
    Anony Mouse 4 months ago +48

    The fact that he predicted this war eight years ago is impressive. My impression of how insightful this guy is continues to improve beyond what I thought the limit.

    • MartaVdz
      MartaVdz 4 months ago +12

      Yeah, he's a very good expert, but Lithuania had been warning the West against Russia for years. Unfortunately, the West lived and still lives in a sort of bubble (and I don't write this with any malice, my country is in NATO and I majored in English). But you should really pay more attention to what Poles and Lithuanians and the Czech president (a retired general) and other people like that say. We know Russia better than you do, or than Gen. Hodges does. It's incredibly frustrating when you say something for years, than Russia attacks and... people STILL don't listen to you and praise other people who have sligthly less experience than you do.

    • doca
      doca 4 months ago +2

      Funny, all the world knew that this war will happen since 2008. Russia warned west with Georgia and Krimea about it. And this man is clever? Oh, yes, he fighted war in Afganistan against goats and sheep, and still manage to loose. Krimea return idea says all about this man wisdom.

    • catalinacurio
      catalinacurio 4 months ago +2

      @MartaVdz Yes, very true.

    • Inquisetor90
      Inquisetor90 4 months ago +7

      ​@doca Did you forget Budapest Memoradum in 1994? Also if Finland joined NATO, why isn't Russia militarily stopping them? It is all about land and resources for their kleptocracy.

    • Scott Krater
      Scott Krater 4 months ago +4

      @doca he did far better than Russian Generals did in Afghanistan. The US wasn't going to stay

  • Nick Richards
    Nick Richards 4 months ago +1

    Excellent and really interesting interview

  • JonasWaldmensch
    JonasWaldmensch 4 months ago

    Very interesting interview. Slava Ukraini 🇺🇦

  • Heselius9
    Heselius9 4 months ago

    She let him respond in depth. Very insightful.

  • anest-uk
    anest-uk 4 months ago

    Surprisingly good, very interesting just to hear it all spelled out by a good communicator.

  • Alan Lawson
    Alan Lawson 4 months ago +1

    Great interview, very informative and looking forward to how it all unfolds.
    Hope there are further followups to this discussion. For better of worse...

  • GyK G
    GyK G 4 months ago

    Excellent interview!

  • K Weirmeir
    K Weirmeir 4 months ago +248

    Ben Hodges is bar none the best pundit covering this war. Always enjoy his commentary. Great speaker.

    • ISO3200
      ISO3200 4 months ago +10

      There is also an older British guy that's been on this channel that gives really good commentary too

    • Gildeline G.
      Gildeline G. 4 months ago +1

      Yes. Ben Hodges has always tried to be the American Tariq Aziz.

    • Bastogne
      Bastogne 4 months ago +2

      It's not a football match!!

    • Thalente Khuluse
      Thalente Khuluse 4 months ago +6

      Just because he say what you want to hear does not mean he is right,

  • Friedrich Junzt
    Friedrich Junzt 4 months ago +5

    Well, I still remember Bens assumtion of Ukranian "irreversible momentum" last year -- nothing left from that. I hope, he is right this time.

    • Rose-Marie Mukarutabana
      Rose-Marie Mukarutabana 4 months ago +2

      How can he be right, when his intention is to lie and manipulate?

    • Bruce McNee
      Bruce McNee 4 months ago

      @Rose-Marie Mukarutabana he is either intentional or delusional

    • Micha sunafish
      Micha sunafish 4 months ago +2

      ​@Rose-Marie Mukarutabanaunsure on your point, he is retired, hence only a commentator. Who is he manipulating?

  • d m
    d m 4 months ago

    Great interview thank you!

  • Alexander Kovalyov
    Alexander Kovalyov 4 months ago +3

    Thank you, I was beginning to worry already, but, since Ben Hodges says, it must be true... ROFLMAO

  • Danny Allen
    Danny Allen 4 months ago

    I think this man knows of what he speaks......thank you.

  • A P
    A P 4 months ago +2

    Excellent work USA! Thank you.

  • BearRiverBooks
    BearRiverBooks 4 months ago +788

    Ben Hodges is a level-headed patriot in the Eisenhower mold. No bragging. Good sense of humor. Self-effacing. Incisive, competent, and credible. Thank God we still have folks of his caliber.

    • J B
      J B 4 months ago +60

      ​@Ivanna Jerkov keep coping comrade.

    • stevefrompolaca
      stevefrompolaca 4 months ago +14

      shame he talks nonsense

  • Flare Zorg
    Flare Zorg 4 months ago +5

    Great man, great interview. Too bad that most western leaders don't have his insight. :-(

  • Martin Deehan
    Martin Deehan 3 months ago

    Kate I am loving your interviews with these leaders such as Ben Hodges and other thinkers in this series of interviews about the Ukrainian invasion.

  • Nathan Hardin
    Nathan Hardin 4 months ago +28

    The reason why the US isn't part of the ICC is because there would be alot of Americans who would be charged with war crimes.

    • Project2501
      Project2501 3 months ago +5


    • Stargazzer811
      Stargazzer811 3 months ago +7

      As it should be. We need to hold ourselves accountable too.

    • Ken Hamms cousin
      Ken Hamms cousin 3 months ago +2

      Is that not true of every country?

    • J Kausti
      J Kausti 3 months ago +4

      Including every living president.

    • Robert Ginsburg
      Robert Ginsburg 3 months ago +1

      All the more reason the U.S. should join. It's 2023 and this is way past due.

  • dkime95
    dkime95 4 months ago +3

    Best analysis of the conflict from a purely American perspective. Clearly explains the impact this war will have on the world and the US’ future internal relations. This guy should run for president.

  • Stephen LeQuier
    Stephen LeQuier 4 months ago +58

    This is one of the best interviews I’ve seen with this guy. He knows what he’s talking about and we should listen to what he’s talking about. I recommend this to anyone that wants to get a better grip on what’s going on in Ukraine and what’s going on with Russia?

    • firstskate
      firstskate 4 months ago +5

      This is very true ! 🇺🇦

    • MartaVdz
      MartaVdz 4 months ago +1

      Unfortunately, his expertise is surpassed by that of Lithuanian experts (well, logically, because they're in NATO, but also have plenty of experience with Russia and Ukraine). But they mostly give interviews in Lithuanian.

    • Opponens Periculo
      Opponens Periculo 4 months ago +1

      ​@MartaVdz Not to mention the Estonian security services; they are probably in the top 3 globally on russia.

    • Catty Majiv
      Catty Majiv 4 months ago +1

      @Opponens Periculo I'd love to see English translations of what they say!

    • Catty Majiv
      Catty Majiv 4 months ago +1

      @MartaVdz I'd love to hear that translated into English! ❤

  • Mocha latte
    Mocha latte 4 months ago

    This guy needs to run for president

  • Josh Martonosi
    Josh Martonosi 4 months ago

    I love hearing Ben Hodges speak.

  • Azari Awi
    Azari Awi 4 months ago +8

    The best jokes from Hodges regarding Russia. CNN should hire this guy to be their CEO

  • Jonno
    Jonno 4 months ago

    Excellent interview. Always very impressive to hear what Gen Hodges has to say.

  • Robert Metelko
    Robert Metelko 3 months ago

    Cogent, smart comment. Excellent piece. Have to admire Kate G for understanding that the best interviewers are there to allow the interviewee to express and expound their views in a way that is appropriate for the audience, rather than being a medium for the display of the interviewer's intellect. (Which is the current standard of interviewing on the British Media). I want to hear the guest's views, I want the information, I want questions posed, but I want to hear all of the answer!! Good job.

  • NexPutax
    NexPutax 4 months ago +141

    Your interviewer was well selected and briefed. She wrested informed, articulate, educated, experienced-based, analysis and information out of Gen. Hodges, whose competence extends beyond his vast military knowledge. Thanks to them both and to Times Radio for this valuable exchange.

    • Stephen Dowling
      Stephen Dowling 4 months ago +5

      Kate Gerbeau

    • riskinhos
      riskinhos 4 months ago

      didn't even talked about nukes.

    • Rosita Sultana
      Rosita Sultana 4 months ago

      ​@riskinhos if you want nuke talk, I warmly recommend you The Russian Media Monitor. 😂😂😂
      Your hosts, solly, skabby and simony are the peak of ruzzian entertainment 😅

    • Spaceman Spiff
      Spaceman Spiff 4 months ago +1

      I do appreciate Ben Hodges views very much, and he is my first go-to General when it comes to analysis of this war. However, his assesment of Biden is... Wishful at least... He barely knows his way in to the white house. Let alone finding the door out.

    • John Doe
      John Doe 4 months ago

      She didn't wrest anything from him. What in the world is wrong with you?

  • Bill Kerr
    Bill Kerr 4 months ago +2

    Very good interview. Good questions. Good to give the general the time to answer.

  • Muad'Dib
    Muad'Dib 4 months ago +1

    Always love to hear Hodges' commentary

  • Matt Sapero
    Matt Sapero 4 months ago

    The General always offers keen insights.

  • Russell Sprout
    Russell Sprout 4 months ago +6

    Wow! There's a man who knows what he's talking about. Could listen to him all day.

    • Bruce McNee
      Bruce McNee 4 months ago

      Like a bed time story

    • Russell Sprout
      Russell Sprout 4 months ago +1

      @Bruce McNee Gotta love a happy ending! Slava Ukraine 🇺🇦🇬🇧

  • Skadoink
    Skadoink 4 months ago +112

    I think this was the best interview I've seen yet with a (former) US General. So well done both parties, very compelling and informative.

    • Catty Majiv
      Catty Majiv 4 months ago +6

      I agree! And I'm 63 years old!

    • vegn_brit
      vegn_brit 4 months ago +5


    • Alan G
      Alan G 4 months ago +4

      I like Kate's diction, and her voice. Hodges is always awesome.

    • Bob Bob
      Bob Bob 4 months ago +1

      We could probably find more useful interview subjects than US war criminals ...

  • N Me
    N Me 4 months ago

    There is something about US Generals - they epitomize the very best of our society. Just sound and well rounded communicators, our politicians need to communicate as good as them.

  • ncacia8
    ncacia8 4 months ago +3

    Great show. Great questions with clear and concise answers.

  • jake Stevens
    jake Stevens 4 months ago

    Enthralling ,insightful interview. 29 very fast minutes.

  • Jim H
    Jim H 4 months ago

    "The funny thing about being in Vietnam was I was getting Time magazine delivered.
    It came in the mail.
    I would read what Lyndon Johnson would say, what McNamara would say, and what Russ would say.
    I don't know what war they're talking about, but that's not what's going on here."
    -Bill Ehrhart, U.S. Marine in Vietnam 1967-'68

  • Davey R
    Davey R 4 months ago +401

    So refreshing to hear a high level American talking good, intelligent sense. Ben Hodges has a complete understanding of the situation as it is, and the best way forward with regard to this conflict and what may follow.

  • Robert Trevor Williams
    Robert Trevor Williams 4 months ago

    Respect this guy Ace

  • JeffRL1956
    JeffRL1956 4 months ago +1

    Putin in February 2022: "I'm doing this to prevent NATO's expansion."
    Putin today: "Oops."

    RASHID TAYIDI 4 months ago +2

    Great interview and high respect for General Hodges, I feel if I were a soldier I would have been honored to serve under him for his decency and fairness. On the point of war crimes, I strongly believe the Russians need to be held accountable. The US, also needs to join the ICC and implement serious reforms when it comes to its soldiers conduct in wars as well as those on top. We need to start with trying Mr Kissinger's war crimes during Vietnam and stop covering up US soldiers misconducts with whitewash and pardons. This should also extend to our friends like Israel for its crimes, and if not, the world will never respect the US asking accountability from its adversaries.

    • Geoff Lee
      Geoff Lee 3 months ago

      Onward to your death for no good reason....RiP

      RASHID TAYIDI 3 months ago

      @Geoff Lee Don't know what you are saying?

  • Paul Woodford
    Paul Woodford 4 months ago +7

    This was the best interview I’ve seen the times do.