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the explosions were so powerful that we could feel the ground shaking beneath our feet. the casualty account, we expect, will continue to grow. >> it's looking more and more like president-elect donald trump is leaning toward exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson as secretary of state. >> i have, obviously, concerns of reports of his relationship with vladimir putin, who is a thug and a murderer. >> why aren't we, as americans, upset about the fact that a foreign hostile actor, apparently, put its thumb on the scale in our election and why doesn't donald trump want to get to the bottom of that. >> i am outraged.
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i don't think any foreign entity, any foreign individual, any enity. >> why didn't you say that and why didn't trump say it? >> i'm saying it, michael. ♪ welcome to sunday. so grateful to have your company and a lot to unpack this morning. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. >> to politics in a moment, first what's happening in turkey today the prime minister declaring a day of mourning after twin bomb attacks in istanbul killed at least 38 people, most of them were police officers. >> the moment captured on traffic camera. a car suddenly explodes, look at that. this is a busy treat. you see the traffic there. blatt was felt and heard miles away. ♪ [ speaking in foreign language ]
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>> those two people playing the guitar didn't realize an explosion had gone off behind them until the blast reached them. one of the explosions was heard on live tv. [ speaking foreign language ] >> wow. >> authorities tell cnn someone set off that car bomb remotely. this was around 11:00 p.m. local time after a huge soccer game. less than a minute later a suicide bomber detonated a second smaller explosion at a park nearby. the two scenes are less than a mile apart. >> more video here capturing the chaos. afterwards police swarming that area, as paramedics loaded the wounded into ambulances. 155 are still in the hospital
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this morning. mohammad lela is joining us live. thank you so much. i know the investigation is in the early stages but are you getting any indication from officials there as to who they believe to be responsible? >> well, good morning, christi. officials here are not confirming but they are pointing the finger of blame at a group called the pxk the kurdistan workers party, waging a mill tanti sense the turkish people for three decades now. let me set the scene for where i am right now. you showed the dramatic footage of the explosion. the car bomb. i'm standing a few feet away from where that explosion took place, that point of impact. you will see people standing around, there's a makeshift memorial now and see behind me, you can see the large soccer stadium the car bomb explosion went off as the game had just finish and people were outside. it was a beautiful saturday evening in istanbul, the weather great, the game had just finished. very crowded. you talk about the casualty numbers and the death toll.
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we know 38 killed. of those 38, 30 were police officers. and that's because when there's a soccer game here, there are a lot of police officers on the stre street. that's not uncommon. they were out in full force and unfortunately that made them a very spis vistble and easy target. >> and they were, indeed, targeted, is that safe to say? >> yeah. so turkish officials say that the target were specifically these police officers. and it just so happens that it happened right after the end of a soccer game. there were civilians there as well. of the eight people who are not police officers, seven are confirmed civilians and one identity yet to be known. just a quick note on that casualty count, 155 people are in the hospital right now, but we do know that several are in critical condition. tragically we are expecting the death toll to rise throughout date. >> did the majority of those in the hospital right now, did they come from this first blast or the second one? and why is -- help our viewers
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understand why turkey is such a target? >> it's a very good question. let me sort of describe that first blast. we were roughly about, you know, half a mile away from the blast when it happened. it was so powerful you could hear the ground and feel the ground shake beneath your feet. the walls shook, the windows shook. immediately we knew from the first blast it was a major explosion. the second blast the suicide bomb happened about 20 seconds later and to that second question about why are people attacking turkey, well, it's in a volley tile area. there are kurdish separatists and isis next door and a failed coup that happened about six months ago a little less than that. a lot of enemies in this area that see turkey as a big target. >> glad you and everybody there are certainly okay. thank you very much. we appreciate it. we'll be checking in with him throughout the morning. also following breaking news in egypt this morning. a bomb blast killed at least 25 people and left dozens of others injured in a small church attached to the city coptic
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cathedral in cairo. so far no claim of responsibility for this attack. it's been a violent several days in and around the capital though. friday two roadside bombs one in cairo, one just north of the city, killed six police officers and wounded six others. u.s. drone strikes took out an isis leader linked to the "charlie hebdo" attacks in paris. the spokesman says boubaker hakim. according to reports, al hakim was a mentor to the brothers who carried out the january 2015 attacks in paris. remember 17 people were killed. meanwhile, isis is reportedly making advances in palmyra. nearly nine months after government forces recaptured the ancient syrian city activist groups say the terror group has taken control of neighborhoods in the northern and northwestern parts of the city known for some of the world's most treasured ruins there.
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intense fighting on the outskirts of the city forced hundreds of syrian troops and militia fighters to withdraw there. the development could be a setback for troops loyal to the government who took back palmyra from isis in march. cnn projects that republican john kennedy has won runoff race for senate in louisiana. now that helps the gop hold a stronger majority in the senate with 52 seats now, down from 54 before the november 8th election. donald trump and mike pence, they both campaigned for kennedy in this runoff. the seat was considered safely republican. the runoff was needed after no candidate got the majority of the vote in november. the race started with a field of 17 candidates, including former clan leader david duke. a senior transition source tells cnn exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson is the leading and likely pick to be
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president-elect donald trump's secretary of state. tillerson went from dark horse to front running candidate in about a week. multiple sources tell us former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. john bolton is a strong possibility to be number two at the state department. here's our ryan nobles. >> reporter: it's look more and more like president-elect donald trump is leaning toward exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson as his secretary of state. cnn's john king ro rpg that tillerson left a meeting on saturday at trump to youer with feeling confident he would be named to the post. trump telling chris wallace from fox that tillerson's global business interests and ties with countries around the world make him a very strong candidate. >> let me ask you about rex tillerson. out of exxonmobil. why does a business executive make sense as the chief diplomat? >> in his case he's much more than a business executive. he's a world-class player. he's in charge of the largest
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company in the world. he's in charge of an oil company that's pretty much double the size of his next nearest competitor. it's been a company that's been unbelievably managed. and to me, a great advantage is he knows many of the players. and he knows them well. he does massive deals in russia, he does massive deals for the company -- not for himself, for the company. >> reporter: some of the attributes that trump views as positives have some concerned including some republicans like senator john mccain. mccain told me he would want answers from tillerson about his ties to russia and his view of the world as it relate to the country before he gives him his vote in a confirmation process. republicans hold only a four-seat majority in the u.s. senate, so donald trump will likely need almost all of those votes if he is to get tillerson confirmed. ryan nobles, cnn, baltimore. thanks. coming up we'll dig more into
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the experience and record of rex tillerson. how did this oil giant become the likely pick to be the next top diplomat on behalf of the u.s.? >> our political panel is standing by to help us break it down. we'll speak with them in a moment. plus, it's the most advanced fighter jet in the world and over $100 million, also one of the most expensive. now israel is getting their first shipment of 50 f-35s. later this hour what that means for the region. says it won't let up for a while. the cadillac xt5... what should we do? ...tailored to you. wait it out. equipped with apple carplay compatibility. ♪ now during season's best, get this low mileage lease on this cadillac xt5 from around $429 per month, or purchase with 0% apr financing. boost it's about moving forward
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this morning we're learning more about president-elect donald trump's search for secretary of state. a senior transition source says that exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson issed leading and
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likely pick to hit the state department. sources say trump and the oil company executive met yesterday. tillerson left the meeting believing he's going to get the job. we're told no official announcement on who trump will pick or has chosen will happen until the middle of the upcoming week. the president-elect praised tillerson during a new interview with fox news. here's a portion of it. >> in his case he's much more than a business executive. he's a world-class player. he's in charge of i guess the largest company in the world. he's in charge of an oil company that's pretty much double the size of his next nearest competitor. >> all right. let's talk about this. we have with us cnn political commentator and anchor for spectrum news errol lewis and senior politics political reporter steven collins. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> the president-elect there says that rex tillerson is much more than a business executive but then lists off all of his business cred densals. errol to you, preemtsium that donald trump, obviously, is
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placing on that as he picks a diplomat to speak on behalf of the u.s.? >> well, you know, calling exxonmobil a business is almost a little bit like, you know, calling walmart a hardware store. exxonmobil, with something like $269 billion in revenue, would rank as the 44th largest nation in the world if you weighed it alongside the gdps of other nations. bigger than finland, bigger than portugal. i think that's really what president-elect trump was getting at, this is somebody who has been in charge of a massive global organization that has interests that are akin to managing the foreign policy of a nation. >> steven, to you, we've heard from senator mccain that some of his concerns about rex tillerson's affiliation and affinity for possibly president putin and his association with russia, the oil company there in russia, let's listen to what
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mccain said. >> i have, obviously, concerns of reports of his relationship with vladimir putin, who is a thug and a murderer, but that's the -- we will have hearings and that issue and other issues concerning him will be examined and then that's the time to make up your mind as to whether to vote yes or no. >> what kind of questions would you ask rex tillerson that would make you feel comfortable about him in a role? >> his view of vladimir putin and his role in the world and, for example, the fact that boris themsov, the leader of the opposition, was murdered on the orders, i believe, of vladimir putin and the shadow of the kremlin. >> so, steven, is tillerson confirmation going to be a tough lift for this administration? >> i think it could be a very contentious confirmation hearing. one of the reasons is, perhaps, that a tillerson nomination the
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only chance the democrats have to wound the trump administration. the democratic minority can't stop nominees on their own, but if you look at the fact that the senate now is 52/48 in favor of republicans it wouldn't take too many republicans to make this a contentious and close fight. look at john mccain there as you mentioned, i would also look at senator lindsey graham, senator marco rubio, more hawkish members of the republican caucus who have raised clear concerns about russia and its role in the world and the stance that the trump administration will take towards russia and this, of course, is coming at the same time as we're hearing these reports that the cia has likely concluded that russia intervened in the election in favor of donald trump. so this is all coming at a very contentious time and i think that adds up to what is likely going to be quite a fiery confirmation hearing if donald trump goes ahead and names rex tillerson as secretary of state nominee. >> let's look beyond russia at other issues and talk about trade. this is what rex tillerson said,
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this is from the exxonmobil website several years ago about trade. the need for international cooperation is for government to exercise a unique and positive role by fostering free trade. congress must resist the urge to turn its back on these proven policies. the united states cannot afford to raise barriers to trade. errol, to you, we've heard what the president-elect wants to do with nafta and other trade agreements. is this a sticking point? will this be significant daylight between the potential next secretary of state and the incoming president? >> well, that is one of the big questions here because you have somebody who, by the nature of his job and apparently, according to his personal philosophy, was very much a free trader, he's going to be one of the leading figures in an administration that feels very, very differently about it. there are a number of other issues by the way where tillerson is on the record going in the slightly different direction than donald trump on common core, for example. he authored an op-ed piece about
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common core in favor of it. we'll have to figure out what this gentleman, who has never served in public sector, what he is proposed to do and how far he's proposed to go. as far as his, you know, his personal profile, as the former head of the boy scouts, former boy scout himself he has a clean-cut appearance. it's not going to be easy to sort of tag him as somebody who is an ideallog and that's going to be in his favor. on the other hand the trump administration as it forms, they will have somebody who, for the rest of us, is really just kind of a mystery. >> this is someone that many people are meeting for the first time, so we'll talk more about rex tillerson throughout the morning. errol lewis, steven colinson, thank you both. >> thank you. it's a terror attack captured on video. most of the people killed are police officers. we have details for you on twin bombings in istanbul that detonated less than a mile apart. and it is the deep freeze. i know you feel it. 66 million people are under some
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look at that heavy snow. cnn's allison chinchar following the storm for us. good morning. how bad is it? >> that's it. for some of these places it's already bad and others need to get preps under way because it will be getting bad as we get later on into the day. we have snow right now stretching from washington and oregon through portions of colorado into the midwest and stretching all the way into the northeast right now. but where some of the heaviest snow is, is currently in the midwest. we're talking cities like milwaukee, chicago, detroit. now starting to see some heavy snow begin to come into cities like cleveland, even into pittsburgh. and nose are going to be the cities you need to watch out for later in the day. we know about the delays in chicago for good reason where we have some of the winter storm warnings and advisories. but same thing for cleveland, pittsburgh, even erie, pennsylvan pennsylvania, where we could be seeing some of those possible cancellations and delays later on today. accumulations are actually fairly significant. some of these areas 8 to 12 inches. some even higher than that. keep in mind, cities like chicago have already picked up
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three inches. so it's on top of what they've already had. now one reason that some of these cities are getting a bit more than usual is because of the lake effect. here's how this works. you have a warm lake. now keep in mind we're talking 40s which may not necessarily seem like that warm, but it's warmer compared to the air above it which is currently in the teens and 20s in some locations. and when you have that variation of the warm water with the cold air, that helps to create snow in and of itself. so now you're adding that lake effect on top of the snow that the main system is already bringing and christi, victor, that's why some of these areas will get substantial amounts of snow. >> all right. we will continue to watch it and thank you so much, alislison chinch chinchar. let's go to the blasts, nearly synchronized that kills at least 30 police officers in istanbul. the incident is now being considered a terror attack. we'll tell you what's next for this devastated city and what role the u.s. military could play in turkey's fight against
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good morning. so grateful to have your company here. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. good morning to you. >> today is a day of mourning in turkey after twin bombings in istanbul. the interior minister, that was the moment that bomb went off, the interior minister declaring the evidence so far points to the kurdish workers party orthe pkk. no group has officially claimed responsibility, we want to note. >> the latest numbers here, 38 people dead, following these terror attacks. 155 are in hospitals this morning. authorities tell cnn someone set off this car bomb remotely. it was around 11:00 last night local time after this huge soccer game at a popular arena nearby. less than a minute later a suicide bomber detonated a second smaller explosion at a park. the two scenes are really just less than a mile apart. two people you'll see here playing the guitar they didn't even realize the explosion wept off behind them until the sound
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reached them. ♪ [ speaking foreign language ] >> it was a delay of about five seconds, saw the blast and they felt that sound. police have arrested 13 people we know in connection with the attacks. let's unpack this more and turn to our national security analyst and author of the book "security mom, my life protecting the home and homeland." it's so good to have you. thank you so much, juliet. tell us your reaction to what we're seeing this morning in istanbul? >> well, it looks all too familiar, not just for istanbul but around the world. twin attacks targeting essentially a soft target, which would be a stadium. you know, we've seen most recently in the last 18 months, sporting events being targeted.
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where lots of young people go, where it's difficult to harden the target. even though this attack took place two hours after the major game at the vodafone stadium it's next to istanbul, sort of right in the city, you know, we saw high fatality rate. the other interesting thing is it clearly was targeted against law enforcement. that's why people think that this might be a pkk attack, rather than isis, although both have had successful attacks in istanbul in 2016, so we'll just see where the evidence falls in terms of the investigate shion. >> it was a couple months ago the u.s. ordered family of consulate staff to get out of turkey because of increasing threats there. how do you expect the u.s. government or military will react or play a role here in the aftermath? >> well look, we're always there assisting and training the turks in terms of, in particular, border security. to describe what's happened in turkey in the last five years,
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is in some ways just a remarkably sad story. it was the jewel of the middle east. istanbul was the crown between the east and the west. and now you have more recently gone back to istanbul, you know, sort of lots of restaurants and bars closed and a lot of exodus from the major city. there's not much the united states can do absent protecting its own citizens in terms of its travel warnings but assisting the turks, at least as it regards the military border or the border of turkey. one of the challenges of the united states we don't want to get in the middle of what is essentially a fight between the pkk and the turkish government, the turkish government has shown, you know, sort of inclinations towards human violations after the coup attacks. so we have to be careful about how much we get involved. >> i want to show you some live pictures believe we have of a solidarity protest going on outside the stadium where this happened. you can see the flags flying there.
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a lot of people showing up. basically to say you're not going to scare us it seems. we're still going to stand and stand together. juliet, we appreciate you so much. thank you. >> thank you. and more tragedy this morning. this time at a church in nigeria. at least 23 people have been killed after the building's roof still under construction collapsed during services. officials expect that number will rise. this happened in uyo about 400 miles south of the country's capital. search crews are digging through the dirt and rubble looking for survivors. representatives with the church there say that the church was packed with worshipers when it caved in. the state government is putting together a panel to investigate how this happened. take a look at this new video we have out of north korea. the leader there, kim jong-un, presiding over military drills. we don't know when these combat exercises took place. we want to point that out. but it did -- it does show some
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special ops attacking a mockup of south korea's presidential office and look at the leader there. kim seems to be enjoying them by the look on his face. this is the latest war amongering effort from north korea. it's conducted two military tests and multiple missile launches this year. there is its leader, seems to be very happy with whatever it is that they're progressing with. >> yeah. all right. new this morning, a senior transition source tells cnn that exxonmobil mobile ceo rex tillerson is the leading and likely pick to be president-elect donald trump's secretary of state. the oil executive with close ties to russian president vladimir putin emerged as let's say a darkhorse candidate within the past week but this shuz not come as a surprise. why? during the campaign donald trump made it clear that he favors businessmen over washington politicians and wanted to improve u.s./russian ties or
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relations. let's bring in scott bolduan, who supported hillary clinton in the election, and brian robinson republican strategist and donald trump supporter. good to have you back. >> thanks for having me. >> brian, i want to start with you on rex tillerson's connections to vladimir putin. let's listen to what tillerson said this year about his relationship with the russian president. >> my relationship with vladimir putin, which dates back almost 15 years now, i've known him since 1999, and i have a very close relationship with him, i don't agree with everything he's doing, i don't agree with everything a lot of leaders are doing, but he understands that i'm a businessman and i've invested a lot of money, our company has invested a lot of money in russia, very successfully. >> reading up on these two men, they have a pretty close relationship. he received the -- tillerson received the order of friendship
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decoration three years ago. is tillerson too close to russia and to putin to do the job or possibly to get the job, to get through these contermation hearings? brian? >> you know, i think american leaders throughout the years have had relationships with unsavory characters to benefit the american people. it's part of diplomacy. we're not going to agree with everyone that we need to act friendly with, and as tillerson said in that clip, he doesn't agree with everything that vladimir putin has done, but in his capacity as a businessman, he had to build that relationship. in his capacity as secretary of state, should he be the nominee, and then possibly be confirmed, there will be some republican opposition to him, it sounds like in the u.s. senate, but should he get that job, his role would be different. he would then be representing the trump administration and the american people and his relationship with vladimir putin would, as a result, also have to change. he would no longer be that
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businessman whose company had invested a lot of money into the russian petro state. >> scott, same question to you, too close to putten. >> is. >> we'll have to see. there will be a senate investigation and it's one thing to be the senior diplomat or lead diplomat as secretary of state and another thing to negotiate a business partnership with russia. we will have to see. that will be a problem in regards to that relationship and it will be fully explored. very different roles here and the question is can rex tillerson, who has an outstanding resume, can he sort through that and can he be an adversary to someone who has generated millions of dollars in funds for his prior company? >> tillerson himself actually spoke in the same event with texas -- university of texas there, spoke about the difference about being a businessman and being the voice of the u.s. government, as he would be as the secretary of state. let's listen to what he said about that. >> i'm not here to represent the united states government's interests. i'm not here to defend it nor am
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i here to criticize it. that's not what i do. i'm a businessman. and you would be surprised how many times i've had to have that conversation with heads of state who want to say to me, well, look, i know you can have some influence on the president. i need you to go back and tell him this. okay. and there's only been two occasions where i did that because it was a matter of national security. >> so scott, back to you, for democrats, especially who are questioning these business ties to leaders across the world and the heads of state he discussed there, why would that be a bad thing if he has these relationships, why are with we hearing the pushback that we're hearing so fervently from many on the left? >> well probably because rex tillerson doesn't have any policy-making experience. he's another business leader, wealthy business leader, and the issue is can he sort through
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that business relationship and then transition to policy making positions where you may have to take a hardline against russia and others, that you may need to pushback, you may need to threaten, given their prior business relationship and business dealings, can he do that? we won't know that, but look for this to be a real test in the senate and look for the hawks, like the senator -- mccain and others, to test him on that and then look for the environmentalists to come after him as well. do they have the votes at 52-48, all the democrats need to do is get a couple republicans and now you have a problem. >> will there be a problem, quickly, brian? >> if senator mccain can put together a coalition with lindsey graham, marco rubio, and a few others, it won't take very much. it's a very closely divided senate, so this may be one of donald trump's very first tests of negotiation on capitol hill as commander in chief.
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>> is it worth the fight? >> well, that's up to him. i think he has said consistently throughout the campaign that taking a completely different route on russia was going to be the order of the day if he became president. and he seems to be following through on that. and i think we owe him the benefit of the doubt to see how his policy plays out. you know, america is always better off if we have fewer enemies than more and i do think that donald trump in this case is trying to settle down a hostile relationship that has grown increasingly worse throughout the entire obama administration. >> always good to have the conversation with you. >> thank you. >> thank you, guys. think about this, the flight helmet alone costs $400,000. the helmet. it has technology that allows the pilot to see through the jet as it flies. now 50 5-35s are on their way to israel. >> it allows us to bring into
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15 minutes until the top of the hour now. russia moves a sophisticated missile defense system into syria. now israel is bringing in the jets that can fly without being seen. >> it's a continued struggle for balance in the middle east, obviously. 50 of the most advanced fighter jets in the world are on their way to israel right now. cnn's ian lee is live in jerusalem with what that means for that region. good morning.
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>> well good morning, christi and victor. israeli press already has a nickname for this plane, adeer, meeting the mighty f-35. i talked to a pilot who say what will this plane mean for israel and he said, well you can fly from north to south in about 15 minutes east to west in about four minutes, underscoring the need for air superiority. barrage jets screech across the summer sky. israel's surprise attack destroyed hundreds of egyptian planes in hours. their air superiority shortened the 1967 war to just six days. the new sound of air domination in the 21st century, say israeli generals. the f-35 stealth fighter will be the most advanced plane in the region. israel ordered 50. the initial two arriving monday. making israel the first country outside of the united states to
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receive lockheed martin's fighter. the price tag, more than $100 million. lieutenant colonel yotam will lead the squadron, his identity concealed for security we're told. >> translator: the f-35 stealth capabilities widen our operational theater. it allows us to bring into action many abilities that are needed from the air force for superiority. >> reporter: as it looks around its neighborhood, israel perceives many threats. the syria conflict is on its doorstep, hezbollah in lebanon, rearming since the last war with israel in 2006. russia's s 300 and more advanced s-400 surface-to-air missiles introduced in syria last year to support president assad's military efforts. the advantage of the f-35 israel hopes is that it can fly vir actually undetected. >> translator: the f-35 is built
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to deal with a lot of threats on the ground. it knows how to deal in the best possible way with everything that lies in the region of interest of the idf outside the borders of israel. >> reporter: but the plane has faced growing pains, including problems with software, the engines and weapons. retired air force brigadier general has seen this before. >> when you develop new technology, you suffer from problems and you fix it. >> reporter: but segoli insists the plane is a game changer. >> the idea that you're the first state in the area that gets it, it's a lot to your reputation. >> reporter: a reputation that israel hopes will make any rival think twice. >> reporter: the f-35 is part of a ten-year, $38 billion memorandum of understanding between the united states and israel to purchase weapons, unlike previous agreements between the two countries,
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though, all this money has to be spent on american hardware. victor? >> all right. ian lee for us, thank you so much. let's turn to football. army finally beats navy after 14 years with a loss. cnn's coy wire was at the game in baltimore. i know a lot of people have been waiting for this one. >> oh, my goodness. victor, i know you said you were going to watch the game and i sure hope you didn't miss it because army, the black knights, they broke a historic streak and the energy, the enthusiasm in this stadium, we're going to recap it coming up after the break. when cold and flu hold you back try theraflu expressmax, now in new caplets. it's the only cold & flu caplet that has a maximum strength formula with a unique warming sensation you instantly feel. theraflu. for a powerful comeback. new expressmax caplets.
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update, army versus navy brought to you by usaa proud supporter of america's game. talking army/navy of all the games for coy wire to be at this is it. >> coy wire is there at the stadium in baltimore with this morning's "bleacher report." so what did you think? >> i didn't make any decisions in this one. i wasn't going to go that route. i would have gotten pummeled by the team i didn't choose. listen, tradition, pageantry, passion and respect for one another make the army/navy rivalry the greatest rivalry in football history. yesterday's game was a classic. president-elect donald trump was there. midshipmen and cadets cheered loudly for their commander in chief to be. now army's losing streak was the longest ever in this series, so they were hungry.
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end of the game army quarterback ahmed brad shah barreling in the end zone from nine yards out the go-ahead score and eventual game winner, the black knights topping navy, 21-17. when that clock hit ze rot course of ka -- hit zero, the corps of ka deaths rushing on to the field, breaking a 14-year losing streak, i have to tell you they may have been orderly getting on the field, once down there they were turning into the running bulls of pamplona. i was getting bumped and bobbled and somehow fortunately for us i got bumped into the head coach of the victorious black knights. here he is moments after the game. >> how does this feel? >> unbelievable. look at this. what a feeling. i'm so proud of our guys. i'm so proud for this corps of ka deaths for the united states army. every soldier serving, everybody laying in a foxhole takes a bad
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guy right now. this one is for them. >> what do you have to say all the servicemen who have watched this victory tonight? >> go army, beat navy! >> reporter: what a great moment. now we had another great moment yesterday, heitzmann ceremony and -- the heisman ceremony and congrats to lamar jackson. congrats to him. a special congrats to the army black knights for their triumphant victory in the 117th army/navy game here in baltimore as they say, hoo-wa i'm told. congrats to you all army black knights. >> more oomph in it than that. come on, coy. >> all right, coy, thanks very much. >> hoo-wa. >> that's what i'm waiting for. >> coming up a look ahead at a really spectacular night here on cnn. it's cnn's "heros all-star tribute." we're going to meet the people making a difference. ♪
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