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Amb. Roger Noriega, Mark Krikorian, Franklin Miller, Fred Fleitz

December 18th, 2014

Amb. ROGER NORIEGA, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs:

  • Timing of American outreach to Cuba given the current oil market and the regime’s ties to the Venezuelan government
  • Rául Castro's claim that he will use U.S. economic concessions to strengthen the socialist totalitarian regime
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s push to lift the embargo on Cuba
  • Will the Cuba prisoner exchange serve as a blueprint for future Obama policy with Iran?

MARK KRIKORIAN, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies:

  • The congressional funding bill that will only provide short-term spending measures for the Department of Homeland Security
  • Cruz’s (R-TX) proposed amendment for a vote on the constitutionality of the President’s actions on immigration
  • Republican willingness to shut down the federal government to foil an executive amnesty

FRANKLIN MILLER, former Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the NSC Staff:

  • Looking at the U.S. nuclear arsenal amidst growing modernization of other nations' capabilities
  • An urgent need to modernize warhead delivery mechanisms
  • Russia's violations of the 1987 INF Treaty and contempt for international agreements that don’t constrain the U.S.
  • Is it time to enlarge the U.S. nuclear deterrence in Europe?

FRED FLEITZ, former CIA analyst:

  • The co-dependency of the Cuban regime and Venezuela’s Maduro government
  • Cuban intelligence operations inside the U.S. as evidenced by the “Cuban Five”
  • A Shariah-inspired atrocity in Pakistan
  • John Brennan’s poor defense of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program
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Diana West, Jim Hanson, Michael Pack, and Dan Pollak

December 17th, 2014

DIANA WEST, author of “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character”:

  • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s response to the threat from the international jihad movement
  • Street protests over the influx of refugees into Germany
  • Unrest in New York City over the death of Eric Garner

JIM HANSON, former U.S. Special Operations Master Sergeant:

  • Yesterday's school massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Is it possible to distinguish between the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban ideology?
  • More lone wolf theories arising after the Sydney hostage crisis

MICHAEL PACK, filmmaker and President/Founder of Manifold Productions, Inc.:

  • Looking at the legacy of Adm. Hyman Rickover in the film “Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power”
  • The criticism Adm. Rickover faced for his long tenure and micromanagement of the nuclear navy
  • How Adm. Rickover helped win the Cold War and fundamentally transformed the U.S. Navy

DAN POLLAK, former U.S. Navy Submarine Officer and Co-Director of Government Relations at the Zionist Organization of America:

  • The introduction of females into the submarine service
  • Shortcomings of the U.S. undersea deterrent amidst Chinese military modernization
  • Hamas's removal from the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations
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Kevin Freeman

December 16th, 2014

KEVIN FREEMAN, author of “Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack”:

PART ONE

  • A synopsis of economic warfare
  • Understanding the 2008 financial collapse as an attack on the U.S. economy
  • “Naked short-selling” of Lehman Brothers shares and the Russian bear raid on Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac
  • Saudi Arabia’s manipulation of oil prices to bring down the U.S. energy sector

PART TWO

  • Domestic production of shale oil’s contribution to the majority of U.S. economic growth since the 2008 collapse
  • The need for continued investment into U.S. energy development in order to finance the drilling of new wells
  • The impact of dropping oil prices on Iran, Venezuela, and Russia
  • Correlation between American prosperity and the strength of the reserve currency status

PART THREE

  • Are the BRICS nations trying to undermine the U.S.-established, post-WW2 economy?
  • A form of international currency that has the infrastructure and strength to replace the dollar
  • Sovereign wealth funds and Shariah-compliant financing

PART FOUR

  • Cyber vulnerabilities of U.S. critical infrastructure and financial institutions
  • Dangers to consumer privacy from the Chinese information technology giant Alibaba
  • Reasons behind the creation of the National Security Investment Consultants Institute
  • National security experts and investment advisors brainstorming to merge the goals of Washington and Wall Street
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Ann Corcoran

December 15th, 2014

ANN CORCORAN, founder of Refugee Resettlement Watch:

PART ONE:

  • How the Virginia Council on Churches spawned the creation of Ms. Corcoran’s organization
  • The 1980 Refugee Resettlement Act's intertwining with the State Department and nine non-profits in a cyclical resettlement program
  • The large non-profit lobbying for comprehensive immigration reform

PART TWO:

  • The United Nation’s role in directing refugees displaced from the Syrian conflict to come to the U.S.
  • The disparity between the UN-granted temporary asylum for refugees in Middle Eastern countries and full asylum in Western democracies
  • Controversial allocations of tax-payer dollars to federal government contractors competing for refugees

PART THREE

  • The political, societal, and financial impact of refugee influxes on local communities
  • Migration as a form of jihad
  • What help are persecuted Middle Eastern Christians being given from the UN and the United States?
  • Plans for the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. in 2015

PART FOUR

  • Keith Ellison (MN-5), the first Muslim elected into the U.S. Congress
  • “Pockets of resistance” around the U.S. to the influx of refugees and asylum seekers
  • The six Guantanamo Bay detainees being resettled in Uruguay given permission to leave the country
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Daniel Horowitz, Bill Harlow, Tarek Fatah, Sen. Mark Kirk, Bill Gertz

December 12th, 2014

DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor for conservativereview.com:

  • Dwindling House Republican pushback against the President’s policies and agenda
  • How the House-passed spending package will benefit Obama and his amnesty plan
  • Current Republican congressional disunity

BILL HARLOW, former Chief CIA Spokesman:

  • Did the Senate Intel report ignore reliable intelligence gained from the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program?
  • A troubling lack of CIA input during the five-year compilation of the Senate report
  • The system of checks and measures to authenticate information gained from enhanced interrogation

TAREK FATAH, author and weekly columnist for the Toronto Sun:

  • Canadian academic support for Sharia law
  • Findings of a recent Canadian Parliamentary hearing on domestic terrorism
  • An assessment of the potential for infiltration of Canadian political and security institutions

Sen. MARK KIRK (R-IL), ranking Republican on the Appropriations Subcommittee for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs:

  • The current state of affairs in the Iran nuclear talks
  • Should the United States be concerned about an EMP attack from Iran?
  • Sen. Kirk's commitment to reinstate sanctions on Iran in the forthcoming GOP-led Congress

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • A newly unearthed 2012 DHS report detailing the electrical grid’s vulnerability to a geomagnetic storm
  • European security implications of Russia's violation of the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty
  • China's new hypersonic missile
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Sen. Ron Johnson, Ron Crews, Fred Fleitz, and Amb. Roger Noriega

December 11th, 2014

Sen. RON JOHNSON (R-WI), incoming Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs:

  • Johnson’s commitment to dedicate time as Chair of HSGAC to securing America’s electrical grid
  • Exploring the three main dangers to the grid: terrorism, cyber attacks, and ecological disasters
  • What is the likelihood that the Senate will pass a Critical Infrastructure Protection Act in the new Congress?
  • Implications of Obama’s assent for an Authorization for the Use of Military Force to "degrade and defeat ISIL"

Chaplain (COL) USAR (Ret.) RON CREWS, Executive Director for the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty:

  • The historical roots of religious freedom in the U.S. military, and where things stand today
  • Social engineering by the Obama Administration of America’s armed forces
  • Details of the investigation of former Army Ranger and current Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn, who shared his personal battle with depression during a suicide prevention class
  • Chaplain Crews’ testimony at a Congressional hearing on the double standards that exist in the military when it comes to religious freedom

FRED FLEITZ, former CIA Intelligence Analyst:

  • Senate Intelligence report damning the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program
  • What effective non-partisan intelligence oversight looks like
  • Impact of shrinking support from foreign intelligence services on U.S. HUMINT
  • President Obama's drone strikes

Amb. ROGER NORIEGA, former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States:

  • Bipartisan legislation sanctioning Venezuelan officials involved in the crackdown on student-led protests
  • Will the new sanctions--along with an ailing economy--help lead to regime change in Venezuela?
  • Details of the terms and conditions of the Guantanamo Bay prisoner transfers to Uruguay
  • The latest in the Colombian peace process
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Rep. Pete Sessions, Aviv Regev, Michelle Van Cleave, Diana West

December 10th, 2014

Rep. PETE SESSIONS (TX-32), Chairman of the House Rules Committee:

  • Successful passage of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act in the House
  • Has Iran penetrated U.S. electric grid control systems?
  • The wide-reaching implications of the executive action on amnesty
  • Why funding the government to avoid a shutdown is having a direct impact on Congress' leverage from power of the purse

1st Lt. (Res.) AVIV REGEV, star of the new documentary “Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front”:

  • An inside look at “Beneath the Helmet,” which explores the challenges of Israeli teens during their mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces
  • The diverse melting pot of the Israeli “People's” Army
  • Re-surging threats from Hamas and other anti-semitic actors
  • Possible U.S. sanctions against Israel over land settlements

MICHELLE VAN CLEAVE, Nation Counterintelligence Executive under President George W. Bush:

  • The Senate’s newly-released CIA torture report
  • Is interrogation as a way of obtaining intelligence falling to the wayside?
  • The CIA's need for human intelligence
  • Implications of the DNI's establishment of a new center meant to combine security and counterintelligence functions

DIANA WEST, author of “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character”:

  • Are Danish street gangs serving as a proxy force for enforcing Shariah law?
  • French police "No-Go" zones in certain predominantly Muslim neighborhoods
  • Founder of the Dutch Party for Freedom under assault regarding his comments about the Netherlands' Moroccan minority
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Claudia Rosett

December 9th, 2014

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Journalist-in-Residence at The Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

PART ONE:

  • North Korean opposition to the upcoming Sony Entertainment Comp. film, “The Interview”
  • The rising cyber warfare and nuclear capability of the Kim Jong-un regime
  • Is the United States underestimating North Korea and their ability to follow through on threats?

PART TWO:

  • The U.S. backing away from sanctions on Iran while the Islamic Republic continues its illicit nuclear program
  • Iran’s reinforcement of its objective to annihilate Israel
  • Operation Cleaver and Iran’s ability to launch cyber attacks against the U.S. electrical grid

PART THREE:

  • Is the Obama Administration trying to a cement a legacy through the Iranian nuclear negotiations?
  • Valerie Jarrett’s influence in dictating national security and foreign policy direction
  • The Chinese communist party in peril
  • China’s strategic interest in the U.S. economy despite their often anti-western global activity

PART FOUR:

  • Probability China will act militarily towards the U.S. and its allies in the Pacific
  • The Chinese Communist Party’s despotic quest for complete state control
  • Putin’s aggression amid toughening sanctions and worsening domestic economic conditions
  • The role the United Nations has played in the rise of a new hostile axis of nations
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Rep. Peter Roskam, Kiron Skinner, Gal Luft, Gordon Chang

December 8th, 2014

Rep. PETER ROSKAM (IL-6), incoming House Ways and Means Committee Oversight Subcommittee Chair:

  • Secret U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations
  • Newly disclosed Iranian cyber attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure
  • Is the U.S. going to sanction Israel for settlement construction in the West Bank?
  • Debating the future of Guantanamo Bay
  • Unanswered questions about a House Intelligence Committee report on the 2012 Benghazi attacks

Dr. KIRON SKINNER, Glenn W. Campbell Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution:

  • Predicting the doctrine of Secretary of Defense Nominee Ash Carter
  • Is there a more hawkish future for U.S. nuclear weapons policy?
  • Using Reagan's NSDD-75 as a template for battling radical Islamist ideology

Dr. GAL LUFT, Co-Director of The Institute of the Analysis of Global Security:

  • Saudi Arabia’s manipulation of oil prices and the implication for American energy producers
  • How the world—and America—should combat the volatile oil market

GORDON CHANG, author of “The Coming Collapse of China”:

  • International legal action against Chinese violations of the Law of the Sea Treaty
  • Reports that the Obama Administration may offer China a space arms control treaty
  • Xi Jinping's move to further consolidate power by arresting China’s internal security czar, Zhou Yongkang
  • Chinese and North Korean connections to the recent Sony Entertainment hackings
  • Updates on the Hong Kong democracy protests
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Elaine Donnelly

December 5th, 2014

PART ONE:

ELAINE DONNELLY, founder and president of the Center for Military Readiness:

  • A look at the DoD’s annual report on sexual assaults in the military
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bill to take sexual assault cases out of the jurisdiction of local commanders

PART TWO:

  • Debate over the connection between the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" and increasing male-on-male sexual assault rates in the military
  • Former General Counsel of the DoD Jeh Johnson’s survey of the impact of openly gay service members
  • Is the military ready to accept transgender individuals in its ranks?

PART THREE:

  • LGBT law and policy in the U.S. military
  • The Administration's support for women serving in direct ground combat units
  • Will gender-diversity metrics endanger standards for an all-volunteer force?

PART FOUR:

  • The role of women in the 21st century American military
  • Possible impacts of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act on America’s servicewomen
  • Implications of socially engineering the military
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