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CBN NewsWatch: August 14, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, Aug. 14: Tensions continue to mount with North Korea; President Trump is officially declaring the country's opioid crisis a national emergency; Astronomers have discovered 3,600 planets circling stars similar to our sun, and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US FOR

CBN NEWSWATCH.

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

CHARLOTTE, VIRGINIA IS

RECOVERING

AFTER PEOPLE PROTESTED AND

RALLY.

WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT A MAN

WHO

KILLED 1 PERSON AND INJURED

MANY

OTHERS. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS

SPEAKING

OUT AS WELL AS OTHERS ON

THIS RACISM.

> IN CHARLOTTE'SVILLE

THERE HAS

BEEN GATHERINGS FOR PEACE

AND HEALING

FROM VIOLENCE.

ACROSS THE COUNTRY A RALLY

FOR UNITY

AND PRAYERS FOR THE VICTIMS

INCLUDING

TWO TROOPERS KILLED IN A

HELICOPTER

CRASH RESPONDED TO THE

VIOLENCE. AND

HEATHER HIGHER, A PARA LEGAL

WHO DIED.

THIS YOUNG MAN WHO RAN MY

DAUGHTER

DOWN BELIEVED THIS WOULD

CHASE THE

WORLD.

BILL JUNIOR, SEEN WITH A

WHITE

SUPREMACIST GROUP CARRYING

ON THIS

ATTACK.

HIS MOTHER SAID SHE KNEW

HE WAS

DRIVING FROM OHIO TO A

RALLY.

I THOUGHT IT HAD

SOMETHING TO DO

WITH TRUMP.

A FORMER TEACHER NOW

SAYING HE

MADE PRO NAZI COMMENTS IN

HIGH

SCHOOL.

HE FELT WHITES WERE

SUPERIOR. HE

FELT THE VIEWS THAT ADOLF

HITLER'S

VOWS WERE CORRECT IN

SOMEWAY.

I GOT HIT IN MY HEAD. I

HAVE EIGHT

STAPLES IN MY HEAD.

HE SAYS THAT ARMED

NATIONALS BEAT

HIM WITH POLES.

THEY WANT ME TO DIE.

ON SUNDAY PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S

NATIONAL SECURITY VISOR

CALLED THAT

TERRORISM.

DO YOU CARDINAL THAT

TERRORISM?

ANYTIME YOU COMMIT AN

ATTACK

AGAINST PEOPLE TO INCITE

FEAR, IT'S

TERRORISM.

THE PRESIDENT SPOKE.

WE CONDEMN THIS BIGOTRY,

VIOLENCE

ON MANY SIDES.

BUT BOTH REPUBLICANS AND

DEMOCRATS

CRITICIZED HIM FOR NOT

CONDEMNING

WHITE SUPREMACIST.

AND THAT INCLUDES WHITE

SUPREMACIST,

KKK AND NEO NAZI AND OTHER

GROUPS.

CRITICIZING THOSE IDEAS AND

WHAT THEY

WILL NOT NAME, WHITE

SUPREMACY.

OTHERS SPOKE OUT AGAINST

VIOLENCE AND

RACISM AS WELL WHILE

ENCOURAGING THE

MESSAGE FOR GOD'S LOVE FOR

ALL PEOPLE.

CBN NEWS.

VICE-PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

CONDEMNED THE VIOLENCE IN

CHARLOTTE'S

VILLAS HE SAID WE WILL NOT

SUPPORT

THIS TYPE OF VIOLENCE.

THIS HAS NO PLACE IN THE

AMERICAN

DEBATE.

HE MET WITH MANUEL SANTOS TO

TALK

ABOUT VENEZUELA.

VENEZUELA IS SLIDING IN

ITS

LEADERSHIP AND THE UNITED

STATES WILL

NOT STAND BY AS IT CRUMBLES.

WE WILL

STAND IN THIS HEMISPHERE

WHILE

DEMOCRACY IS HELD.

TWO ISLAMIC TERRORIST

STRUCK THE

CHURCH OVERNIGHT.

THE RESTAURANT IS POPULAR

AMONG

FOREIGNERS AND VICTIMS CAME

FROM

SEVERAL DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

INCLUDING

FRANCE.

THIS IS THE SECOND ATTACK IN

RECENT

YEARS BY ISLAMIC TERRORIST

THAT

CARRIED OUT AN ATTACK THAT

LEFT 50

PEOPLE DEAD.

NATIONAL SECURITY

OFFICIALS SAY A

MILITARY CONFRONTATION WITH

NORTH

KOREA IS NOT IMMINENT BUT

ALSO NOT

OFF THE TABLE AFTER NORTH

KOREA'S

PRESIDENT THREATENED TO FIRE

MISSILES

INTO GUAM. PRESIDENT TRUMP

RESPONDED

BY RETALIATING ON NORTH

KOREA AND ITS

WEAPONS PROGRAM.

> A BLACK OFF DUTY

OFFICER AND HE

AND HIS WIFE ARE ON A

MISSION TO CARE

FOR OUR VETERANS.

THEIR STORY IS COMING UP .

THEIR STORY IS COMING UP .

Efrem: WE'VE ALL HEARD

TRUMP'S

SLOGAN HAVE -- MAKE AMERICA

GREAT

AGAIN. NOW WE HAVE AN

OFFICER USING

HIS EXPERIENCE.

HE WAS IN IRAQ WHERE A

SUICIDE

BOMB LET OFF ON EXPLOSION

LEAVING HIM

BLIND.

I WOKE UP AS THE MEDICAL

DRUGS

WERE COMING OFF I REALIZED

WHERE I

WAS AND THAT MY WIFE IS HERE

AND

SOMETHING IS WRONG. I CAN'T

SEE.

I WENT BACK TO MY ROOM

AND PRAYED

NOT JUST FOR HIS EYESIGHT,

BUT I

WANTED GOD TO FILL HIM

STRONGER THAN

HE WAS BEFORE.

FIGHTING A NEW BATTLE,

MARTY KNEW

THAT TO OVERCOME IT MEANT A

GREATER

THING.

THIS MAN THAT TOOK MY

EYESIGHT, TO

QUESTION GOD. I ASKED GOD

FOR

FORGIVENESS.

ONCE I MADE THAT DECISION,

THAT'S

WHEN I BEGAN MY RECOVERY.

TAKING ON A NEW LIFESTYLE

AND

PERSPECTIVE AFTER THE

ACCIDENT.

SMILEY AND HE IS WIFE

DECIDED TO MAKE

A CHANGE AND SPEAKING TO

PEOPLE IN

THE COUNTRY ABOUT OBSTACLES

AND

HOPING TO IMPROVE VETERAN'S

CARE.

IN OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER,

I STARTED

TO SEE SCOTTY SHARING HIS

STORY. IT

WAS NOT ONLY CHANGING

SCOTTY, BUT IT

WAS CHANGING OTHER PEOPLE.

THE SMILEY'S HAVE ALWAYS

BEEN

STRONG ADVOCATES IN THE VA

SYSTEM

WHILE TRYING TO GET

BENEFITS.

IT WAS DAUNTING. WE HAD

TO FIGHT

FOR EVERY A LITTLE BIT OF

CARE AND

RESOURCE. I STARTED TO

QUESTION, WHY

IS THIS SO DIFFICULT AND HOW

CAN WE

GET HELP ON THIS. AND PEOPLE

TOLD ME

I HAVE TO HIRE A LAWYER TO

BETTER

NAVIGATE THIS, AND I SAID

THAT IS NOT

OKAY.

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR

INTERACTION

WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP?

HE WAS ACTUALLY VERY

SHOCKED TO

HEAR FIRSTHAND WHAT OUR

SERVICE

MEMBERS GO THROUGH.

HE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

HE ALSO COULDN'T BELIEVE THE

SUICIDE

RATE WHEN HE WAS BRIEFED ON

THAT.

THAT ALONE SHOWS THERE IS A

CULTURE

ISSUE GOING ON HERE THAT

TOGETHER WE

CAN ADDRESS IT.

RECENTLY TRUMP SIGNED A

VA

ACCOUNTABILITY ACT MAKING

IT'S EASIER

FOR VERONA -- VETERAN --

AFFAIRS.

WE MUST FULFILL OUR DUTY

TO THEM.

PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED A

MULTIBILLION DOLLAR

INITIATIVE TO

SIGN RECORDS.

YOU WALKED A BATTLEFIELD

AND OFF

THROUGH THIS INJURY.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO OTHER

PEOPLE IN

THE SERVICE VETERANS OR

MAYBE THEY

ARE CURRENTLY SERVING IF

THEY ARE

BATTLING AN INJURY THAT

COULD BE LIFE

ALTERING OR PTSD.

WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO

THEM?

I DIDN'T BELIEVE I

DESERVED IT OR

MY FAMILY AND THE LIFE WE

WERE GOING

THROUGH THAT WE DESERVED IT,

BUT

THROUGH HOPE, THROUGH GOD, I

FELT

LIFE WAS WORTH LIVING.

HE LIVES A LIFE WORTH

HOLDING.

HE PARTICIPATED IN THE

IRON MAN.

IT TOOK ME 14 HOURS TO

COMPLETE

THE IRON MAN -- A LITTLE

LESS

ENJOYABLE.

HOW DID YOU DO THAT?

MY BROTHER WOULD TAP ME

ON MY

RIGHT AND ON MY LEFT.

AND THEN MY BICYCLE, IT WAS

STATIONERY AND WE PEDALLED

IN THE

FRONT AND HE HELD A TUBE

THAT WE GO

ONTO AND WE GO LEFT OR RIGHT.

FOR ME IT WAS JUST AMAZING

THAT THE

TEAM ENABLED US TO CROSS THE

FINISH

LINE ON TIME.

CONTINUING THE WORK AS A

TEAM, THE

SMILEY'S WANTS TO SHOW THAT

THEY CAN

PERSEVERE THROUGH HOPE AND

NOT WHAT

IS SEEN BUT WHAT IS UNSEEN.

CBN NEWS.

UP NEXT, AMERICA'S

MILITARY MIGHT

BE ON THE DECLINE.

SEE WHAT HAS THESE DEFENSE

EXPERTS

WORRIED ABOUT AMERICA'S

MILITARY

WEAKNESSES.

> IT ONLY TOOK 5 MINUTES

> IT ONLY TOOK 5 MINUTES

FOR A

HACKER TO BREAK INTO THE

PENTAGON

COMPUTER.

THE ONLY THING IT WASN'T A

REAL

SECURITY ATTACK.

JUST AN EXERCISE TO LEARN

ABOUT THIS.

IT'S ABOUT TECHNOLOGY.

DRAMATIC INFORMATION FROM

NORTH

KOREA AND FROM RUSSIA AND

IRAN ARE

PROMPTING THE NATION TO

BEWARE.

EVEN WITH THESE DEFENSE

WINS, THE

MILITARY IS CONCERNED ABOUT

WEAKNESSES.

IT'S WHAT KEEPS THEM UP AT

NIGHT.

WHAT WORRIES THEM AT MOST

IS

THREATS ACROSS MULTIPLE

FRONTS.

THAT'S THE CHALLENGE

RIGHT NOW.

WHAT WE ARE OPTIMIZED TO

HANDLE IS

SORT OF THE COLD WAR

ENVIRONMENT

WHERE YOU HAVE A SINGULAR

THREAT.

WAR IN THE 21ST CENTURY

NO LONGER

RELIES ON THIS STRATEGY.

SHE TOLD CBN NEWS, THE WORLD

HAS LOST

ITS EDGE.

THEY ARE CATCHING UP OR

SURPASSING

US.

HOW MUCH ARE YOU

CONCERNED ABOUT

LACK OF RESOURCES, OUTDATED

EQUIPMENT

OR NOT ENOUGH EQUIPMENT.

IT'S BEEN EXACERBATED BY

THE FACT

THAT WE HAVE BEEN AT WAR FOR

15 YEARS

AND WORN OUT BY YEARS OF WAR.

SOME TO THE POINT THAT IT'S

NOT WORTH

BRINGING IT HOPE.

WHILE THE US HAS SPENT

MORE THAN

20%.

MEANWHILE RUSSIA HAS

INCREASED

THEIR MILITARY SPENDING.

WHEN THEIR BUDGET IS

INCREASING TO

20 BILLION A YEAR, OURS IS

COMING

DOWN.

HE WANTS TO INCREASE THAT

MILITARY

SPENDING THROUGH THE

PENTAGON.

IT'S NOT GOING TO HELP

WHEN IT'S

BEEN SHRUNK TO PREWAR

LEVELS.

A LOT OF IT COMES FROM

THE BUDGET

UNCERTAINTY.

A LOT OF IT GIVES THE

MILITARY THE

FUTURE PLAN LONG-TERM AND

WILL

RELEASE THE PORT LONG-TERM

CAPABILITIES.

EXPERTS AGREE THAT CUTS

THAT HURT

THE MILITARY IN MORE AREAS

THAN

HARDWARE.

IN CHINA, TAKING PLACE IN

SPACE

TECHNOLOGY WITH MISSILES

THAT TRAVEL

MORE THAN A MILE.

AND ANOTHER ONE IS RECENT

DEVELOPMENT.

IN THE PAST MILITARY IDEAS

DROVE THE

REVOLUTION INTO THE ECONOMY

WITH

INTERNET, GPS AND MOBILE

PHONES.

EVERYTHING FROM PLASTIC

BAG AND

CEO'S.

IT'S LED THIS AND NOW

EVERYBODY WANTS

ACCESS TO IT.

NOW IT MUST ALIGN

EVERYONE ELSE

FOR THE REAL WORLD WITH XBOX

CONTROLS

AND WHICH HAS PROVEN TO BE A

DISASTER

IN A SERIES OF DIFFERENT WAR

GAMES TO

SEE WHETHER THE U.S. AND

NATO CAN

DEFEND THE BALTIC STATES AND

RUSSIA

AND THE U.S..

THE LOSS OF TECHNOLOGICAL

ADVANTAGE

WILL BE A FAILED MISSION.

THEY MUST

ACT NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO

LATE.

Efrem: THE UPSIDE IS THE

PROBLEM IS

IDENTIFYING IT AND WE ARE AT

WORK IN

GETTING IT FIX.

BE RIGHT BACK.

Efrem: IT'S ALWAYS A JOY

TO DELIVER

A BIT OF GOOD NEWS. WE TURN

TO A

CALIFORNIA PASTOR WHO IS NOT

LETTING

HIS BATTLE WITH TONGUE

CANCER STOP

HIM FROM PREACHING HIS

GOSPEL.

ANYONE WHO BATTLES CANCER

OR WATCH

THEIR LOVED ONE FIGHT KNOWS

HOW

DEVASTATING IT CAN BE. BUT 1

MAN IS

NOT LETTING HIS BATTLE WITH

TONGUE

CANCER STOP HIM FROM

PREACHING AND

SINGING ABOUT JESUS.

I BELIEVE GOD CAN GIVE

YOU A NEW

SONG FOR A NEW SEASON. THIS

SONG, I

DIDN'T KNOW WHO IT WAS FOR

AND THEN I

GOT DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.

CANCER BEGAN TO LEAK A

CHEMICAL IN MY

BODY AND MY BODY SHUTDOWN.

BOUND TO A WHEELCHAIR,

PARTNER

DAVIS TOLD HE MIGHT NOT EVER

WALK

AGAIN WITH CHEMO AND

RADIATION, HE

LOST PART OF HIS TONGUE.

DOCTORS DIDN'T BELIEVE HE

COULD SING

AGAIN.

BUT AFTER A TOUGH YEAR, HE

IS BACK IN

CHURCH PREACHING ABOUT GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS AND BEFORE

MILLIONS HE

SPOKE IN A CHURCH IN

CALIFORNIA AND

SANG A SONG GOD GAVE HIM TO

FIGHT FOR

HIS LIFE.

HE NEVER IMAGINED THIS WOULD

REACH

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

THE BEST PART IS REACHING

PEOPLE

WHO HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH

CANCER AND

THEY FOUND HOPE AND HEALING

THROUGH

THAT SONG.

SOME THAT ARE SINGING THAT

SONG IN A

HOSPITAL TO A LOVED ONE WHO

WAS IN A

HOSPITAL BED . BUT MY

FAVORITE STORY

IS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN

INVOLVED

WITH CANCER AND STOPPED

PLAYING THE

PIANO AND SINGING. AND NOW

THEY ARE

SAYING I'M GOING TO PAINT

AGAIN, SEE

AGAIN, I'M GOING TO HOPE

AGAIN.

PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT

COUNTRIES ARE NOW

SINGING THAT SONG.

IT'S IN TAGALOG AND SPANISH.

THAT'S CBN NEWS.

NEXT TIME MAKE THAT A LITTLE

BIT OF

GOOD NEWS.

THAT IS GOOD NEWS.

IN A VILLAGE DESPERATE

FOR MEDICAL

LIFECARE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" BROUGHT

A

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

PROGRAM TO

TEACH SANITATION AND THE

WORKERS ALSO

TREAT MINOR INJURIES AND

HELPING

MOTHERS TO DELIVER THEIR

BABIES.

THIS PROGRAM IS HELPING THE

WELFARE

OF THAT COMMUNITY.

RIGHT NOW IT IS TIME FOR

YOUR MONDAY

MOTIVATION. I HOPE YOUR

MESSAGE WILL

DO JUST THAT ESPECIALLY IF

YOU ARE

LOOKING AT WHAT SEEMS

IMPOSSIBLE.

KNOW THAT WHAT SEEMS

IMPOSSIBLE IS

POSSIBLE. GOD WOULD NOT GIVE

YOU THE

ABILITY IF YOU COULDN'T GET

IT DONE.

MAKE THIS A MARVELOUS WEEK

REGARDLESS

OF WHAT YOU ARE DEALING WITH.

IF YOU LOVE ABOUT THE

STORIES YOU

HAVE SEEN TODAY, GO TO

NEWSWATCH AT

CBN.COM AND YOU CAN ALSO

REACH US ON

TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM.

HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

MAKE THIS A MARVELOUS MONDAY.

SEE YOU TOMORROW. p://www.evertz.com>[A5 DF]

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