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Andy Bostom, Paul Miller, Bill Gertz, Elaine Donnelly

April 24th, 2015

Dr. ANDY BOSTOM, author of “The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims”:

  • Why is the Armenian Genocide commemorated today, April 24th?
  • Historical parallels between the Armenian Genocide and the execution of Christians by the Islamic State
  • Iran's continuing persecution of religious minorities animated by Shariah

Dr. PAUL MILLER, former CIA analyst and Associate Director of the Clements Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft at the University of Texas Austin:

  • Can tactical nuclear weapons ever be used in a morally-defensible way?
  • A holdup in the Global Zero movement as no state wants to be the first to completely disarm
  • China and Pakistan’s nuclear buildup
  • The need to continue research and development of more advanced and accurate weapons-systems that accomplish specific military objectives

BILL GERTZ, senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • China's push to drive the United States out of Asia
  • Chinese influence in South Korea and the U.S. THAAD missile system
  • Cyber attacks against the FBI
  • Predictions on who will be nominated as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

ELAINE DONNELLY, Founder and President of the Center for Military Readiness

  • How the "Dempsey Rule" lowers military standards for the sake of social experimentation
  • 60 Minutes and the Infantry Officer Course
  • Are women physically suited for the stresses of combat?
  • Why a push for demographic group rights and quotas undermines the purpose of the U.S. military
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Rob Wittman, Fred Fleitz, David Brat, Nicholas Hahn

April 24th, 2015

Rep. ROB WITTMAN (VA-1), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Readiness Subcommittee:

  • U.S. military shortfalls that mean it's "consuming" readiness faster than projecting it
    Iranian vessels off the coast of Yemen with Houthi-bound arms, threatening transit safety in the Red Sea
  • How lifting sanctions on the Iranian economy further opens the doors for terrorist proxies to achieve Tehran’s hegemonic goals
  • Why doesn't the current Senate bill give Congress the necessary authority to prevent Iran from getting the bomb?
  • Calls for American pushback in southeast Asia against Chinese maritime aggression

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy, and former CIA analyst:

  • Evidence of Administration knowledge that Iran’s nuclear breakout time is only two to three months
  • Emerging details, unknown to the public, regarding the framework deal that differ significantly from White House rhetoric
  • Signing bonus to Tehran in the form of sanctions relief, despite the pledge Obama made to the Corker-Cardin bill
  • How sanctions relief funds terrorist proxies, and furthers regional instability and Iran’s cyber warfare capabilities
  • Reports about large donations made to the Clinton foundation and Hillary Clinton’s campaign coffers by controversial Russian companies

Rep. DAVID BRAT (VA-7), House Budget Committee Member:

  • Senate confirmation of Loretta Lynch despite her support of the President’s executive amnesty
  • “The New Americans Initiative” and its dire economic consequences for the country
  • Manipulation of Judeo-Chrisitian principles in moving away from free market principles and the rule of law

NICHOLAS HAHN, editor of

  • Controversial political activism from religious leaders in support of the Iran framework agreement
  • Debating the appropriate role of clergy in foreign affairs and international security
  • Silence on the Armenian Genocide and the continued persecution of Christians in the Middle East
  • The Catholic Church and immigration policy
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Ilan Berman

April 22nd, 2015

Dr. ILAN BERMAN, Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council, co-editor of “Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America” and author of “Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America”:


  • Fast and loose parameters of an Iran deal that has serious flaws regarding verification and predictability
  • Administration’s broken defense of negotiating with Iranian regime
  • Is a fifty-billion dollar signing bonus going to be issued to Tehran?


  • The Corker-Cardin bill: simply an after action report, not Congressionally-mandated oversight
  • Iran's political and financial gains as it becomes “Supreme Overlord of the region”
  • What the nuclear arms race in the Middle East is doing for unstable regimes seeking WMDs


  • Official myopia toward the Islamic State and the long war against radical Islam
  • The World Almanac of Islamism
  • Netanyahu's reelection and the changing U.S.-Israel relationship


  • Why Russian aggression belies a weak economy and shaky demography
  • What motivated Putin's invasion of Ukraine?
  • Jihadists and the fundamental structural flaw of ultranationalist Russia
  • Despite the pivot to Asia, China operates unopposed
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Sen. David Vitter, Clare Lopez

April 21st, 2015

Sen. DAVID VITTER (R-LA), Chairman of the Border Security and Enforcement First Immigration Caucus:

  • The response of the United States Senate to the President's dealings with Iran
  • Why border security and enforcement must be the first step of immigration reform
  • Vanishing campaign promises to secure the border

CLARE LOPEZ, former CIA Operations Officer and Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy:


  • Ideological foundations of the Iranian regime
  • The folly of ignoring Iran's role as the premier state sponsor of terrorism during nuclear talks
  • Influence of the Iran Lobby on nuclear negotiations


  • NIAC’s presence at the Lausanne negotiations and the powerful Iran lobby's role within the United States
  • Islamic State’s “Dabiq” publication discussing expanding territory in the western world
  • Did the Prophet Muhammad claim that a mosque can be used as a “command and control center” to spread the footprint of jihad?


  • Evidence that strains of the global jihad are thriving in Europe
  • European Muslim communities undertaking the Hijra
  • How the Refugee Resettlement Program will reshape the American landscape
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Henry Sokolski, Adm. James “Ace” Lyons, Gordon Chang, Nick Adams

April 20th, 2015

HENRY SOKOLSKI, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center:

  • Will the new nuclear framework slow Iran's progress toward a nuclear weapon?
  • Concerns that the recycling of spent fuel could allow Iran easy access to weapons-grade nuclear material
  • Why site verification is so vital, and so easily thwarted
  • Ways in which the Iran deal endangers the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and what can be done to preserve it

Adm. JAMES “ACE” LYONS, former Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet:

  • Solidifying Iran’s objective of becoming a nuclear weapons state
  • $30 to $50 billion in sanctions relief to be applied to the regime in Tehran
  • How the Chinese naval buildup reflects Beijing’s desire to establish a hegemony in the Western Pacific and beyond

GORDON CHANG, author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World”:

  • China’s rapid naval expansion and development
  • India’s need for submarines to counter regional threats
  • India asserting its right to self defense in light of increasing Chinese adventurism
  • Why capital flight and a declining foreign exchange reserve are damaging China’s economy

NICK ADAMS, author of The American Boomerang: How the World's Greatest Turnaround Nation Will Do It Again:

  • Factors that led to Australia's crisis of extensive illegal immigration and false refugees
  • The paradox of anti-Western sentiments among immigrants to Western countries
  • How Australia solved its illegal immigration problem with "tough love"
  • Will unrestricted immigration and unvetted refugees change America for the worse?
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Michael Waller, Chris Farrell, Rep. Mike Pompeo, Bill Gertz

April 17th, 2015

Dr. MICHAEL WALLER, Senior Writer at the American Media Institute:

  • Still-unknown national security implications of Hillary Clinton's private email server
  • Factors that make a Secretary of State an intelligence goldmine for hostile adversaries
  • Did the Muslim Brotherhood obtain critical intelligence on U.S. foreign policy by exploiting Huma Abedin’s position at the State Department?

CHRIS FARRELL, Director of Investigations and Research at Judicial Watch:

  • Assessing the likelihood that Russian and Chinese intelligence penetrated Hillary Clinton's private email server
  • Judicial Watch lawsuits in DC court on Clinton's email server, Benghazi, Huma Abedin’s employment status, and the Clinton’s involvement in Haiti in 2009
  • Raising the alarm on Islamic State operatives present at the U.S./Mexican border
  • An alleged botched bombing in Minnesota carried out by a Somali immigrant
  • Negligence in vetting refugees resettling in the U.S.

Rep. MIKE POMPEO (KS-4), member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and House Select Committee on Benghazi:

  • Discovery during a Congressional investigation that Hillary Clinton’s private emails were deleted without any third party review
  • U.S. assistance in Iraq is pushing back the Islamic State and Al Qaeda, but leaving a void for Iranian-supported Shiite Iraqi militias
  • Why a Senate Foreign Relations Committee bill regarding Congressional review of a final Iranian nuclear agreement is not all that meets the eye
  • Thoughts on the Qatari government's impending release of the five Taliban commanders infamously exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Senate Armed Services Committee testimony on Russia’s “Cold War posture” towards the U.S.
  • The reduction of the U.S. nuclear arsenal to levels consistent with the 2010 new START treaty
  • Intelligence reports suggesting North Korea sent missile shipments to Iran during the Lausanne talks
  • “Crisis of the military” as a lack of funding hits the 82nd Airborne
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Sheriff Charles Jenkins, David Drucker, Joe Guzzardi, Robert Rector, Richard Vandervoort

April 16th, 2015

Sheriff CHARLES JENKINS, 25-year law enforcement officer in Frederick County, Maryland:

  • Local efforts to enforce immigration law with the help of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Exposing the consequences of unenforced immigration laws and unsecured borders
  • National security considerations within Frederick County, MD
  • Fundamental flaws underlying the current refugee policy

DAVID DRUCKER, Senior Congressional Correspondent for the Washington Examiner:

  • High disunity on immigration reform within Congress
  • Possible reasons why certain Republicans only pay lip service to securing the border
  • Democratic considerations to their Hispanic constituents
  • The current status of Pres. Obama’s Executive Amnesty plan

JOE GUZZARDI, Media Director and Senior Writing Fellow at Californians for Population Stabilization:

  • Factors that make California the #1 destination for illegal immigrants
  • H-1B visas and the destruction of the American job market
  • Ways in which illegal immigration is overwhelming teachers and undermining education
  • Political forces preventing the Border Patrol from focusing on keeping the border secure

ROBERT RECTOR, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation:

  • Implications of the current dysfunctional U.S. immigration system
  • How much more does the average illegal immigrant household receive in government benefits than it pays in taxes?
  • Examining the economic impact of executive amnesty on the taxpayer
  • How the hidden costs of amnesty will bankrupt America to the tune of trillions of dollars

RICHARD VANDERVOORT, Executive Director of ProEnglish:

  • ProEnglish’s efforts in advocating for English's designation as the official language of the U.S. Government
  • Long-term effects of the 1960’s rise of multiculturalism, diversity, and political correctness
  • Why linguistic enclaves are a danger to assimilation, as seen in the examples of Canada and Ukraine
  • Rep. Steve King (IA-4) and Sen. James Inhofe’s (R-OK) legislative goals of “getting English on the books”
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Dr. Harold Rhode, Diana West, Rick Fisher, Jasvinder Sanghera

April 15th, 2015

Dr. HAROLD RHODE, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, and former Turkish Desk Officer at the Department of Defense:

  • Weak negotiating tactics that make the Administration’s red lines meaningless
  • How U.S. concessions to Iran are forcing a coalition between Israel and the Sunni Arab Gulf governments
  • Differences between nuclear deterrence tactics used against Iran and the former Soviet Union

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

  • A Senate decision to allow the Iran deal to pass through Congress with a simple minority vote
  • The expulsion of cartoonist Lars Vilks from his home by the Swedish government due to his “defamatory” depictions of the Prophet Muhammad
  • Ways in which multiculturalism and an Islamic incursion into Western society is creating drastic demographic changes

RICK FISHER, author of “China’s Military Modernization: Building for Regional and Global Reach”:

  • A new Office of Naval Intelligence study highlighting Chinese maritime forces expanding, modernizing, and increasing their global power projection capability
  • Enhancements within the PLA Navy that suggest China is taking a “wartime footing”
  • Beijing’s adventurism in the South Atlantic in efforts to start a second Falklands War

JASVINDER SANGHERA, forced-marriage survivor, founder of the U.K-based Karma Nirvana, and author of “Shame”:

  • Manifestations of honor based violence and forced marriages
  • Sanghera's campaign to raise awareness, debunk myths, and discuss why these issues are human rights abuses
  • Methods for ending biases towards honor based violence and forced marriages within Western law enforcement
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Rep. Steve Russell, Doug Bandow, Andy McCarthy, Luis Fleischman

April 14th, 2015

Rep. STEVE RUSSELL (OK-5), Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform’s Subcommittee on National Security:

  • What the rise of IS shows about the importance of pairing diplomatic, informational, and economic efforts with military success
  • Iraqi security forces' ongoing offensive in Tikrit
  • Issues surrounding the stalled AUMF in Congress
  • An argument for fixing or abandoning the current agreed framework with Iran

DOUG BANDOW, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute:

  • A look at the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities throughout the world
  • Uproar over Pope Francis's use of the term "genocide" to describe the mass slaughter of Armenian Christians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks
  • Should the Catholic Church do more to protect Christians living abroad?
  • Crafting a refugee resettlement policy that protects the most oppressed but also prioritizes national security

ANDY MCCARTHY, Contributing Editor with National Review Online and former federal prosecutor:

  • Can there be any Iran "agreement" with a mutual understanding of duties and obligations?
  • Assessing the potential for Congress to serve as a check on unilateral executive actions toward Iran
  • Thoughts on Rep. Ted Yoho's (FL-3) effort to delineate the term “high crimes and misdemeanors”
  • Making the case for a Select Committee on Presidential Lawlessness

LUIS FLEISCHMAN, Editor of the Americas Report of the Center for Security Policy’s Menges Hemispheric Security Project:

  • President Obama's plans to end U.S. "imperialistic aggression" in Latin America
  • Why removing Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism hides the true nature of the Castro regime
  • U.S. sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials for human rights violations met with protests by Brazilian government
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Dr. Matthew Kroenig

April 13th, 2015


  • Scrutiny of a recent fatwa from Iran's Supreme Leader claiming that the West need not worry about a nuclear-armed Iran
  • What diplomatic rhetoric and support for terrorist proxies suggests about Iran's hegemonic ambitions
  • Israeli and Pentagon warnings about Iran's nuclear capabilities


  • The new nuclear framework: simply “an agreement to agree”
  • An Iranian "exemption" to the U.S. policy of preventing states from enrichment and reprocessing nuclear technologies
  • Factors making it impossible for inspectors to properly monitor all undeclared nuclear facilities
  • Vast specificities laid out in the original framework that are cause for concern


  • Assessing the possibility for Iran to have a peaceful nuclear program without enriching uranium
  • UAE and Saudi Arabian claims they want to have the same nuclear rights that Iran will soon be granted
  • Russia and China’s role in the current negotiations


  • Weighing limited strikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities as an alternative to the current deal
  • Where Israel stands on working with Washington vs. using military force against Iran
  • Logistics of how the Fordow nuclear facility could be taken out
  • Differences between uranium enrichment and plutonium reprocessing
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