Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Amb. John Bolton, Michele Rigby Assad, Gordon Chang and John Silitides

February 23rd, 2018

AMBASSADOR JOHN BOLTON, Senior Policy Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Former Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security:

  • Current threats the Trump administration faces
  • National security risks to America
  • Does national security policy have a base within the democratic party? 

MICHELE RIGBY ASSAD, Former CIA Clandestine Officer, Author of Breaking Cover: My Secret Life In the CIA:

  • Undercover experience in the Middle East
  • Persecuted Christians in the MENA region

GORDON CHANG, Columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, the Daily Beast Contributor, Author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown; North Korea Takes on the World:”

  • How China is profiting from America’s opioid crisis
  • CPAC panel 2/23 2:00 pm
  • China’s unrestricted warfare against the U.S.

JOHN SILITIDES, Contributor at The Washington Examiner:

  • Is Turkey a reliable ally?
  • Why the U.S. must stand up for the Syrian Kurds
  • Significance of the South China Sea

With Rick Manning, Phil Haney and Katie Hopkins

February 22nd, 2018

RICK MANNING, President of Americans for Limited Government, Former Public Affairs Chief at the U.S. Department of Labor during the George W. Bush Administration, Nine years as a state lobbyist for the National Rifle Association:

  • Is there a conservative moment?
  • President Trump’s position on gun control
  • The significance of individual rights

PHIL HANEY, Retired Homeland Security, Author with Art Moore of “See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad”:

  • Elements of conservative movement that must be advanced
  • Flaws in our immigration system 


  • No-go zones in Britain
  • Migrant influx in Europe
  • Consequences of shifting demographics

(PART TWO), Creator of

  • Is it too late for Europe?
  • Warning for America
  • Mosque construction in Europe

With Dr. Harold Rhode, Diana West, George Rasley and Luis Fleischman

February 21st, 2018

DR. HAROLD RHODE, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Former Turkish Desk Officer at the US Department of Defense, Author of Modern Islamic Warfare: An Ancient Doctrine Marches On (2017):

  • Turkey intent on invading Greece
  • Why Turkey is not a reliable ally
  • Future demographics of ethnic Turks and ethnic Kurds in Turkey 

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at, Author of “Death of the Grown Up” and “American Betrayal”:

  • Wither Freedom panel tomorrow at CPAC
  • Who is pulling the strings in ‘student-led’ anti-gun movement?
  • Implications of using young people to drive politics

GEORGE RASLEY, Editor of Conservative HQ:

  • History of Russian influence in US politics
  • Steps for corrective action with respect to the FBI
  • Consequences for Paul Ryan if amnesty bill is pushed through the House? 

LUIS FLEISHMAN, Advisor for the Menges Hemispheric Security Project at the Center for Security Policy, Author of “Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era: The Threat to U.S. Security,” Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University:

  • Why the US government would oppose Guatemalan government?
  • Todd Robinson’s appointment to Venezuela
  • Is it risky to visit Cuba?

With Claudia Rosett, Vladimir Bukovsky, Kevin Freeman and Michael Cutler

February 20th, 2018

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Foreign Affairs columnist at, Blogs at “The Rosett Report” at PJ Media:

  • The North Korean Charm Offensive
  • Media coverage of Kim’s sister in Pyeongchang
  • Is there a possibility for a diplomatic solution with NK?

VLADIMIR BUKOVSKY, Soviet dissident, Spent a total of 12 years in Soviet prisons, labor camps and psychiatric hospitals, Author of To Build a Castle: My Life as a Dissenter (2017):

  • Firsthand account of the Putin regime
  • Russia’s influence operations

KEVIN FREEMAN, Author of Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack (2013), Author of Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again (2012), Founder of, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Russian subversion methods
  • Intelligence agencies acknowledging reality of Moscow’s unrestricted warfare
  • Are we facing a debt catastrophe? 

MICHAEL CUTLER, Retired Senior Special Agent of the former Immigration and Naturalization Services, Hosts the radio show “The Michael Cutler Hour” on Friday evenings on BlogTalk Radio, Senior Fellow at Californians for Population Stabilization:

  • How illegal immigration poses national security and labor risks
  • Why division and disunity begets dismemberment

With Jessica Vaughan, Hans Von Spakovsky, Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough

February 16th, 2018

JESSICA VAUGHAN, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, Former Foreign Service Officer with the State Department serving in Belgium, Trinidad and Tobago:

  • Merits of the Goodlatte Bill
  • Consequences of amnesty
  • President Trump backs Goodlatte Bill

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, Former Member of the Federal Election Commission:

  • Evidence to support corrupt DOJ & FBI officials
  • How opposition research was used to grant a FISA warrant
  • Should Michael Flynn retract his guilty plea?

BILL GERTZ, Senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring columnist at the Washington Times, Author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age (2016):

  • Senate Select Committee on threat from China
  • Confucius institutes and Beijing’s influence operations in the U.S.
  • Susan Thornton’s appointment at the State Dept.
  • Cyber threats from Russia

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, National Security Reporter at The Washington Times, Author of “Rumsfeld’s War: The Untold Story of America’s Anti-Terrorist Commander,” Author of “Sabotage: America’s Enemies Within the CIA:

  • The FBI embraced the Steele dossier
  • Rob Porter and security clearances within the Trump administration

With Fred Fleitz, Ilan Berman, David Goldman and Christian Whiton

February 15th, 2018

FRED FLEITZ, Senior VP for Policy and Programs at CSP, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept.:

  • Implications of Steele dossier
  • Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Did Russia interfere in the 2016 elections?
  • John Brennan’s involvement with scandal

ILAN BERMAN, Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council, Associated Faculty at Missouri State University’s Defense and Strategic Studies, Editor of The Journal of International Security Affairs, Author of “Iran’s Deadly Ambition: The Islamic Republic’s Quest for Global Power” (Aug. 2015):

  • Escalating Israeli-Iranian tension
  • Israel’s existential threat
  • Ambitions of the Iranian regime for regional hegemony

DAVID GOLDMAN, Author of How Civilizations Die, Best known for his series of essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler:

  • Russia’s presence in Syria
  • Turkey’s role in the Middle East
  • Demography transformation in Turkey

CHRISTIAN WHITON, Principal, D.C. International Advisory, Former Special Advisor to the Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs, Author of Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War:

  • Are we exercising smart power in North Korea?
  • The rising threat from Iran
  • Secretary Tillerson in Lebanon
  • Focus on Asia in National Security Strategy

With Rep. Chris Stewart, Diana West, Robert Spencer and Suzanne Scholte

February 14th, 2018

REP. CHRIS STEWART, Represents the 2nd District of Utah, Member of the Appropriations Committee, Member of the House Permanent Select Committee:

  • Insights on the memo wars
  • What is the ‘real scandal’?
  • Implications of FBI politicization

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at, Author of “Death of the Grown Up” and “American Betrayal”:

  • 73rd anniversary of Dresden firebombing
  • History of Soviet agents of influence
  • The ‘red-thread’

ROBERT SPENCER, Director of Jihad Watch, Weekly Columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine:

  • Sweden a plug for Jihadist training
  • Sharia blasphemy restrictions in Europe
  • Dangers of Jihadist subversion techniques 

SUZANNE SCHOLTE, President of the Defense Forum Foundation, Chairman of the North Korea Freedom Coalition:

  • Suffering of North Korean defector at SOTU
  • Persecution of Christians in Pyongyang
  • Was Kim Jong Un’s sister ‘the star’ of the Olympics?
  • Significance of Free North Korea Radio

With J. Christian Adams, Daniel Gallington, Kevin Freeman and Itamar Marcus

February 13th, 2018

J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS, Election Lawyer Served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, Author of “Injustice: Exposing the Radical Agenda of the Obama Justice Department,” Columnist at PJ Media:

  • Current state of the memo wars
  • The Anglo-American system of decentralizing law
  • Why the left highlights racism and white-supremacy 

DANIEL GALLINGTON, Senior Policy and Program Advisor at the George C. Marshall Institute, Served in senior national security policy positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Justice and as bipartisan counsel for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

  • The role of the FISA court
  • Why is Trump holding onto the Democratic rebuttal memo?
  • Physical barrier in House Intel. Committee?
  • The Nuclear Posture Review

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at Center for Security Policy, Author of “Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack,” Author of “Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again,” Founder of

  • Volatility of the stock market
  • U.S. vulnerability to economic attacks
  • Will China use our debt as a weapon?

ITAMAR MARCUS, Founder and Director of Palestinian Media Watch:

  • Recent events on Syrian-Israel border
  • Why the Palestinian Authority is a terrorist organization
  • The growing threat from Iran

With Gordon Chang, Major Fred Galvin (Ret.), Mike Gonzalez and Russ Dallen

February 12th, 2018

GORDON CHANG, Columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, the Daily Beast Contributor, Author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown; North Korea Takes on the World:”

  • Are the Olympics a breakthrough for North Korea?
  • Vice President Pence in Pyeongchang
  • Consequences of Beijing-North Korea collaboration

MAJOR FRED GALVIN (Ret.) USMC, Executive Director of Heroes United:

  • The MARSOC-7 story
  • USMC officially exonerates MARSOC-7
  • How to help affected individuals
  • Visit to help

MIKE GONZALEZ, Senior Fellow at the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation, Speechwriter for the State Department’s European Bureau during the Bush administration, Spent nearly 20 years as a journalist:

  • Identity politics and the 2020 Census
  • New Polish law prohibiting certain speech
  • Freedom of speech in Europe

RUSS DALLEN, President & Editor in Chief at the Latin American Herald Tribune, Head of the international investment bank, Caracas Capital Markets, Served as President of Venezuela’s “The Daily Journal”:

  • Persecuted Christians in Venezuela and Cuba
  • Refugee influx in Columbia and Brazil
  • Secretary Tillerson calls for tougher action against Venezuela

With Stephen Blank and Admiral James ‘Ace Lyons’

February 9th, 2018

STEPHEN BLANK, Senior Fellow for Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council, 26 years of experience as a Professor of National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute of U.S. Army War College:

  • The true story behind Russian election interference
  • How Russia aims to undermine democracy
  • The attempt to replace the dollar as reserve currency


  • Russia’s strategic military capabilities
  • Emphasis on strengthening forces in NPR
  • How to acquire meaningful arms control reductions from Moscow

ADMIRAL JAMES ‘ACE’ LYONS, Former Commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Served as Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nationas, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations from 1983-1985:

  • Pressure in the South China Sea
  • Negative Implications of sequestration
  • How to better deter China and other US adversaries


  • How President Trump should recognize US military forces
  • Why we cannot continue to extract resources from defense/deterrent budget
  • The hypersonic weapons threat