Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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Rep. Doug Lamborn, Brendan Brown, Rep. Brian Babin, Dakota Wood, Bill Gertz

February 5th, 2016

Rep. DOUG LAMBORN (CO-5), House Armed Services Committee, Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces:

  • Gitmo prisoners may be sent to federal prison in Colorado
  • US Arab allies concerned about Iran
  • Review of the hostage taking of US sailors
  • President Obama’s new defense budget
  • Vulnerability of the US electric grid

BRENDAN BROWN, Chief Economic Advisor at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International:

  • Economic consequences if Britain departs from the EU
  • China’s most recent market downturn tied to the West?

Rep. BRIAN BABIN (TX-36), Chairman of the Space Subcommittee on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee:

  • The Resettlement Accountability National Security Act
  • Obama’s choice in visiting a Baltimore mosque
  • Does China maintain space dominance?

DAKOTA WOOD, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation:

  • History as an indicator for the US defense budget
  • Increased funding in Europe to deter an expansionist Putin
  • A look at the expensive bombing campaign against ISIS

BILL GERTZ, senior editor at The Washington Free Beacon:

  • Russian assertiveness in Syria
  • Chinese Communist Party defector in the custody of US intelligence
  • Increased Chinese cyber attacks on big data
  • Beijing invited to Proliferation Security Initiative despite its weapons sales to North Korea and Iran

Patrick Poole

February 4th, 2016

PATRICK POOLE, National Security and Terrorism Correspondent for PJ Media:

  • President Obama’s visit to the Baltimore mosque is emblematic of the Administration’s CVE (countering violent extremism policies)
  • Islamic societies in this country and what we know about their relationships to the Muslim Brotherhood
  • America has been suborned by enemy operatives 


  • How does the Muslim Brotherhood differ from terror organizations like Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State?
  • Systematic outreach of the Obama administration to the wrong Muslims
  • Obama administration’s response to public petition to make the Muslim Brotherhood a designated terror organization


  • DHS and State Department shutting down investigation that could have uncovered critical evidence in preventing the San Bernardino attacks
  • CVE encouraging domestic terrorism
  • Civilization jihad becoming militant in the US similar to what’s happening in Europe


  • Censorship of NYPD’s radicalization report
  • Is mosque surveillance necessary?
  • How Muslim communities are used as shields for radicals
  • President el-Sisi’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt


  • Conflagration between the Egyptian government and the Muslim Brotherhood
  • President el-Sisi’s speech at Al-Azhar University
  • The Obama administration’s embrace of radicals domestically and around the world 

Diana West, Samuel Bendett, Joseph Humire and Fred Fleitz

February 3rd, 2016

DIANA WEST, nationally syndicated columnist, author of “American Betrayal” and “Death of a Grownup”:

  • Geert Wilders’ resistance to Europe’s infiltration of Islamism
  • Europe has brought Tahrir Square into every town square
  • What the US can learn from Europe

SAMUEL BENDETT, defense and foreign policy analyst:

  • Russia’s plans for global dominance
  • What Putin’s aggression may mean for former Soviet satellite states
  • How the West was overly optimistic about democratization after the fall of the USSR

JOSEPH HUMIRE, Executive Director at the Center for a Secure Free Society:

  • What will Cuba look like after the death of the Castro brothers?
  • Cuba’s internal population control
  • Islamist penetration of Latin America

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

  • Iran’s shopping spree with sanctions relief
  • How JCPOA will play into the elections & possibly hurt Clinton’s presidential bid
  • Upcoming Syrian peace talks

Jed Babbin, Dr. Mark Moyar, Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, and Andy McCarthy

February 2nd, 2016

JED BABBIN, Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense in George H.W. Bush Administration, Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research:

  • Assessing the damage of former Secretary Clinton’s private e-mail account to human intelligence
  • Hillary Clinton’s pay-for-play tenure as Secretary of State
  • Is FBI Director Comey likely to resign if Hillary is not indicted? 

Dr. MARK MOYAR, Visiting Scholar at the Foreign Policy Initiative, member of the Hoover Institution Working Group on the Role of Military History on Contemporary Conflict:

  • Assessment of the on-the-ground situation in Afghanistan
  • Is Afghanistan conflict still considered a war?
  • Continued cooperation between Al-Qaeda and the Taliban
  • Level of U.S. support needed to help the Afghans maintain a degree of control

Dr. VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weekly columnist at National Review:

  • Obama administration’s appeasement of Putin
  • Consequences of immigration crisis for Europe
  • How a national implementation of California immigration policies would change America
  • What it would mean for homeland security if the Afghan government fell

ANDY McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • Levels of classification for government emails
  • Holding Hillary Clinton accountable
  • Obama’s upcoming visit to a Baltimore mosque
  • Ted Cruz’s Iowa Caucus victory

John Wohlstetter, Dr. David Adesnik, Dr. Harold Rhode, and Gordan Chang

February 1st, 2016

JOHN WOHLSTETTER, Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute and the London Center for Policy Research:

  • Tepid response of the authorities in response to the sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany
  • Multiculturalism blinding the Obama administration
  • NYPD’s mosque surveillance 

Dr. DAVID ADESNIK, Policy Director at the Foreign Policy Initiative:

  • National security issues such as the Iran Deal and Syria crisis taking center stage at today’s Iowa Caucus vote
  • FBI investigations open in all fifty states regarding Islamic State operatives
  • CVE narrative used to obscure not inform
  • Consequences of ignoring shortfalls within the US armed forces

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

  • Tense relations between President Obama and Israel
  • Failure of JCPOA to moderate Iranian regime
  • Erdogan and Gulen feud 

GORDAN CHANG, Fox News Contributor, author of “The Coming Collapse of China":

  • Chinese reaction to recent freedom of navigation exercises conducted by U.S. Navy in Paracel Islands
  • North Korea’s missile deals with Iran
  • South Korean interest in the missile defense system THAAD
  • Chinese buying oil for their strategic petroleum reserve

Dan Bongino, Dr. Daniel Gouré, Bill Gertz, Jim Hanson

January 29th, 2016

DAN BONGINO, former Secret Service Agent and NYT’s bestselling author:

  • Mayor de Blasio and the ACLU taking legal actions against the NYPD for their surveillance activities on mosques, endangering the citizens of New York City
  • Islamist supremacists leveraging the rights and privileges of a constitutional democracy like the United States, against its own citizens
  • How can the Democratic Party let a woman who put US human intelligence agents in mortal danger, be allowed to run for Commander in Chief?
  • While the FBI may not be able to indict Hillary Clinton, the Department of Justice will have to

Dr. DANIEL GOURÉ, Vice President of the Lexington Institute, Adjunct Professor at the National Defense University’s Homeland Security Program:

  • How the national security discussion at last night’s GOP Iowa debate has shown that the US no longer can maintain a global military, effective homeland security, and their nuclear deterrence
  • Ben Carson’s debate comments on the Muslim Brotherhood’s Explanatory Memorandum bringing stealth jihad into the national spotlight
  • Iran deliberately testing the US through strategic provocations
  • Endangering our servicemen/women by putting them in faulty military equipment
  • China continues to steal defense intelligence from the US

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Reorganization of the PLA gives rise to a strategic support force and a hypersonic glider
  • Recent Russian provocation on US Air Force over the Black Sea

JIM HANSON, Executive VP of the Center for Security Policy, former operator in the US Army special forces:

  • Upcoming SASC hearing on implanting women in combat involuntarily
  • Sweden to remove 80,000 migrants
  • Institutions already present in Europe to radicalize migrants

Rep. Jim Bridenstine, Dr. Gene Kopelson, Elaine Donnelly and Fred Fleitz

January 28th, 2016

Rep. JIM BRIDENSTINE (OK-1), House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces:

·      Iran’s behavior since the JCPOA

·      Likelihood of continued Iranian aggression

·      Zero-Tolerance for Terrorism Act

·      Consequences of a weakened American military 

Dr. GENE KOPELSON, author of the forthcoming “Reagan’s 1968 Dress Rehearsal: Ike, RFK, and Reagan’s Emergence as a World Statesmen”:

·      Reagan’s ‘golden age of politics’

·      How Dwight Eisenhower influenced Reagan while governing California

·      Looking at Reagan’s potential grasp as the 1968 republican presidential nominee

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

·      Assault on the culture of the US military

·      Sec. of Defense Ash Carter ignoring advice of the USMC, regarding female soldiers in direct combat


·      Upcoming Senate Armed Services Committee hearing where Sec. of the Navy Maebus and Marine Commandant Dunford will speak on women in direct ground combat

·      Marine helicopter training accident part of a much larger issue

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

·      The dangerous fantasy behind Obama’s Iran deal

·      Upcoming Iranian elections

·      Will Hillary be indicted by the Justice Department?

·      National security consequences of Clinton’s private email server



January 28th, 2016

Rep. JIM BRIDENSTINE (OK-1), House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces:

·      Iran’s behavior since the JCPOA

·      Likelihood of continued Iranian aggression

·      Zero-Tolerance for Terrorism Act

·      Consequences of a weakened American military 




Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Michael Rowan, Monica Crowley and Diana West

January 27th, 2016

Rep. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN (FL-27), Chairman Emeritus of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs:

·      Italian’s covering up nude statues so as to not offend Iranian president Rouhani during his state visit

·      US abandoning allies in the Middle East

·      Clinton Emailgate: what should the punishment be?

·      If Obama closes Gitmo, will he hand the reigns over to the Castro Regime?

·      Venezuela’s path to implosion

MICHAEL ROWAN, author of “The Threat Closer to Home: Hugo Chávez and the War Against America”:

·      How the Cuban model of communism has bankrupt Venezuela despite the country’s vast oil and natural gas reserves

·      Hezbollah active in Venezuela and what that has to do with Iran’s sanctions relief

·      Narco terrorists holding government positions in Caracas

MONICA CROWLEY, Fox News Analyst:

·      Obama’s efforts to close Guantanamo Bay as his most dangerous betrayal

·      Looking at ISIS’ recruitment of women

·      Russia, China, Iran and North Korea all had eyes on the Clinton server

·      Huma Abedin’s chances of facing serious legal jeopardy 

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

·      Europe’s accommodation of Islamists

·      President Rhouhani’s visit to Italy

·      Contrast of the civilization jihad in America and Europe



Rep. Steve Russell, Dr. Peter Huessy, Michael Cutler, Andy McCarthy

January 26th, 2016

Rep. STEVE RUSSELL (OK-5), House Armed Services Committee Member, Iraq war veteran:

  • Iran terrorist financier legislation in Congress
  • Fifty-two deck of cards of Iranian officials who shouldn’t be free from sanctioning
  • Importance of the Guantanamo Bay facilities

Dr. PETER HUESSY, President of Geostrategic Analysis:

  • Criticisms of nuclear modernization from former DoD officials
  • Is the US provoking North Korea’s nuclear actions?
  • Proliferation in North Korea, Russia, China, India, and Pakistan

MICHAEL CUTLER, retired INS special agent:

  • Failure to recognize visa fraud even after 9/11
  • Examining the recent hostage swap with the Iranians
  • Continued flow of migrants fleeing violence in Central America
  • Omnibus bill supporting bringing Syrian refugees into the US but failing to take action against sanctuary cities

ANDY McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:

  • How the NYPD is being compromised by leftist organizations
  • How committed is the administration to stopping radical Islam inside of the US?
  • Undoing the national security fraud of 2016


  • Criminality element in the Clinton email scandal
  • FBI investigation of Huma Abedin
  • Abedin’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood?