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Rep. Louie Gohmert, Ann Corcoran, Gordon Chang, Elaine Donnelly

May 26th, 2015

Rep. LOUIE GOHMERT (TX-1), Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security:

  • Malfeasance surrounding the 2012 Benghazi attack
  • Is the Corker-Cardin bill enabling President Obama’s unchecked power?
  • Sen. Dick Durbin’s initiative to take in Syrian refugees

ANN CORCORAN, author of “Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America”:

  • A United Nations proposal that the U.S. take in half of the refugees displaced by war in Syria
  • The uncertain status of Syrian Christians
  • Ramifications of two decades of Somali refugees being brought into the U.S.
  • The secrecy of President Obama’s resettlement policy as seen in the Spartanburg, SC example

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

  • Chinese challenge to a U.S. surveillance aircraft flying in international airspace above the Spratley Islands
  • Beijing continuing to assert sovereignty in the South China Sea through construction of “artificial islands”
  • The arrest of six Chinese scientists on American soil for economic espionage
  • Has North Korea successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads for ballistic missile use?

ELAINE DONNELLY, President of the Center for Military Readiness

  • The role of women in the military
  • The administration’s experimentation with women in combat
  • Lack of congressional oversight on Loretta Sanchez’s “SIR” amendment
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Steven Bucci, Jim Hanson, Bill Gertz, Scott McEwen

May 22nd, 2015

STEVEN BUCCI, Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy:

  • The Administration’s downplaying of ISIS advances
  • Islamic State operations within the U.S. homeland
  • Use of air power in Iraq
  • The prospect of teaming up with Iran to combat ISIS

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy and former Army Special Operations officer:

  • Is Iran using the U.S. as its proxy air force?
  • Concerns that Pres. Obama’s policy towards the Middle East has enabled an Iranian hegemony
  • The President’s summit with the GCC showing waning Gulf support for the U.S.
  • The suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia highlights still-strong sectarian grievances

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • President Obama’s failed policy in the Middle East
  • Evidence of the Islamic State in Malaysia
  • Chinese acts of aggression in the South China Sea and espionage aimed at the U.S.
  • U.S. missile defense in South Korea

SCOTT McEWEN, co-author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller, “American Sniper”:

  • McEwen's newest book: "The Sniper and the Wolf"
  • Snipers at the tip of the spear of the American military elite
  • The trouble with Americans taking for granted the indispensable individuals who protect their freedoms
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Fred Fleitz, Rick Manning, Diana West, Riki Ellison

May 21st, 2015

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

  • Senator Paul’s filibuster on the USA Freedom Act
  • Implications of the fall of Ramadi to ISIS
  • Effect of the nuclear deal on the state of Iraq

RICK MANNING, President of Americans for Limited Government:

  • Prospective 2016 GOP candidates express criticism of the President’s request for trade promotion authority
  • House delegates realizing that the TPP is about much more than trade
  • China considered for the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

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

  • WW2 betrayals of Russian nationalists allied against USSR leader Josef Stalin
  • The revisionist Iraq War debate
  • The wave of Muslim immigrants into the U.S. since 9/11

RIKI ELLISON, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance:

  • New Pentagon report on China’s increasing ballistic capabilities
  • An outdated U.S. missile defense policy
  • New American missile defense sites in Romania and Poland drawing condemnation from Moscow
  • Japanese and U.S. co-development of the Aegis Interceptor missile
  • Vulnerabilities of an unguarded U.S. eastern seaboard
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Shoshana Bryen

May 21st, 2015

SHOSHANA BRYEN, Senior Director of the Jewish Policy Center:

  • Iran’s quest to become a world superpower
  • Consequences of Tehran’s nuclear program
  • A potential upheaval in the Middle Eastern oil industry


  • Iran's pursuit of key waterways
  • Strategic implications of Saudi Arabia’s control of the oil market
  • Signs that President Obama is alienating Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies
  • Iranian hegemonic ambitions in Iraq and Syria


  • Iran’s divided support between Sunnis and Shiites
  • Terrorist threats along Israeli borders
  • The state of the U.S.-Israel relationship


  • The administration's "blackmail tactics" towards Israel in the UN
  • How the UN's Relief and Works Agency prevents generations of Palestinians from resettling elsewhere
  • Why now-deposed dictators had a vested interest in protecting Mideast Christians
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Rep. Mike Pompeo, David Kramer, Andy McCarthy, Gordon Chang

May 19th, 2015

Rep. MIKE POMPEO, U.S. Representative for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District:

  • Ramifications of the Corker-Cardin Bill
  • The vulnerability of the U.S.’s electrical grid
  • Will Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act be allowed to expire?
  • Hillary Clinton’s refusal to hand over Benghazi documents

DAVID KRAMER, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs:

  • Was there a point to Secretary of State Kerry's visit to Sochi, Russia last week?
  • Why President Obama refuses to provide military aid to Ukraine, despite Congressional approval
  • Ukrainian regret over giving up their nuclear weapons post-Cold War
  • The persecution of religious minorities in the Middle East

ANDY McCARTHY, former U.S. federal prosecutor:

  • The jihadist attack on free speech, and how Hillary Clinton's State Department supported it
  • Why the “Iraq War” question posed to presidential candidates is flawed

GORDON CHANG, author of The Coming Collapse of China:

  • Freedom of navigation increasingly imperiled by China in the South China Sea
  • WSJ reports that the US may intrude on what China considers to be its exclusive nautical territory
  • Just how many North Korean military officials have been executed since Kim Jong-un took power?
  • Western backlash against the Chinese government-backed Confucius Institutes
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Gen. Jack Keane, Günther Jikeli, Mark Schneider, Tim Daughtry

May 18th, 2015

Gen. JACK KEANE, former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army:

  • ISIS’s conquest of the Iraqi city of Ramadi
  • Should special operations raids ever be discussed publicly?
  • Implications of the Iran deal for nuclear ambitions in the Middle East

GÜNTHER JIKELI, of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy:

  • Who are the primary perpetrators of anti-Semitic violence in Europe?
  • Does Islamic Law provide a basis for violence against Jews?
  • Dangers of believing the Muslim Brotherhood's claims that it represents Muslims-at-large
  • Manifestations of anti-Semitism in anti-Zionist rhetoric

Dr. MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy:

  • Nuclear proliferation as a result of the Iran deal
  • Weighing the possible threat of an Iranian EMP attack
  • Lack of Senate involvement in the Iranian negotiations
  • Russia’s violation of the INF Treaty

Dr. TIM DAUGHTRY, co-author of Waking the Sleeping Giant: How Mainstream Americans Can Beat Liberals at Their Own Game

  • An overview of the Citizens' Mandate Interim Report
  • Is the Republican Congress living up to the promises made to voters in 2014?
  • Where disunity among conservatives towards the Trade Promotion Authority stems from
  • What the Tea Party image projects, and why it needs revamping
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Rep. Chris Stewart, Bill Gertz, Patrick Poole, Ilya Feoktistov

May 15th, 2015

Rep. CHRIS STEWART (UT-2) Member of the House Appropriations Committee and House Select Committee on Intelligence:

  • Ideas for containing threats of terrorism in Africa
  • Dangers of the Corker-Cardin bill
  • Role of Middle Eastern allies in the Iran deal
  • Was the USA Freedom Act the best possible option?

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Pressure on President Obama to take action in the South China Sea
  • Chinese reneging on agreements regarding civilian nuclear technology and military hardware
  • Replacement of the Pentagon’s Head of the Office of Net Assessment
  • U.S. information operations lacking, particularly against the Islamic State

PATRICK POOLE, National security and terrorism correspondent for PJ Media:

  • David Shipler’s new book “Freedom of Speech”
  • The “Explanatory Memorandum”
  • Civilization jihad in the United States
  • The “lone wolf” and “known wolf" phenomenona

ILYA FEOKTISTOV, Research Director of Americans for Peace and Tolerance:

  • APT's new documentary showcasing Al Qaeda financing and laundering at MIT
  • Nefarious activities of the Islamic Society of Boston
  • Mohammed Al Amoudi and Muammar Gaddafi’s foiled assassination plot of former Saudi King Abdullah
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Richard Fisher

May 14th, 2015

RICHARD FISHER, Asian Military Affairs Senior Fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center:

  • Xi Jinping's quest for regional and global dominance
  • Beijing's preparation for war on the Taiwan Strait
  • China’s historically strategic culture


  • The special relationship between the Communist government in Beijing and the People’s Liberation Army
  • How the Chinese-Vietnamese War convinced the U.S. that the People’s Republic could be an ally against communism
  • A fundamental transformation of Chinese naval and air power
  • Xi Jinping’s pivot to Argentina


  • Is China fostering another Falklands War?
  • Chinese consolidation of power in Africa and Latin America
  • A history of deception by various regimes in Beijing


  • Are economic woes tempering Beijing's international ambitions at all?
  • Demographic issues in China: a recipe for foreign interventionism
  • Using Taiwan as an example of what democracy can accomplish in the region
  • Defending American interests in space
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John Hannah, Fred Fleitz, Diana West, Martin Sherman

May 13th, 2015

JOHN HANNAH, former national security advisor to Vice President Cheney:

  • Growth of the nuclear arms race in the Middle East
  • Arab leaders’ rebuff of President Obama’s summit
  • Protecting the electrical grid from an Iranian EMP

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

  • Michael Morell’s claims that the CIA had no part in planning the Benghazi “talking points”
  • Bi-partisian support for the extension of the PATRIOT Act

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

  • The Duranty case and willful blindness in the media
  • Desensitization to the violence of Shariah and jihad
  • Examples of submission to Shariah norms in the U.S.

Dr. MARTIN SHERMAN, Executive Director of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies:

  • What the Israeli government is doing—and not doing--to defend against pressure to recognize a unified Palestinian state
  • Evidence of increasing friction in the U.S.-Israel relationship
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Rep. Peter Roskam, Stephen Coughlin, Zach Nunn, Gordon Chang

May 12th, 2015

Rep. PETER ROSKAM (IL-6), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee:

  • How the BDS Movement is delegitimizing Israel’s international status, especially in Europe
  • Congressional movements going forward, following bipartisan approval of the Corker/Cardin Iran legislation
  • Rebuff of President Obama at his Camp David Summit by four Arab leaders

STEPHEN COUGHLIN, author of “Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad”:

  • “Protocols of the Elders of Islam”
  • Muslim Brotherhood goals in the U.S. as outlined in the Exploratory Memorandum
  • The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s plan to subordinate free speech

ZACH NUNN, State Representative of Iowa House District 30:

  • Issues that will be discussed at this Saturday's National Security Action Summit
  • The growing cyber threat in the United States
  • Attacks against the electrical grid in Ukraine
  • The United States’ new model of defense against cyber warfare

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

  • Yet another earthquake hits Nepal as U.S. Marines struggle to provide relief assistance on the ground
  • China’s strategy of self-defeat
  • Allied requests for the United States to take on more leadership in Asia
  • What consequences will the recent shakeup of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have for U.S. policy towards China?
  • Chinese dominance in the naval, space, and cyber theaters
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