Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Philip Haney

May 27th, 2016

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

  • Patterns and behaviors of Islamists
  • Are there sharia adherent Muslims in the United States?


  • The real meaning of jihad and the way it is used
  • What is haraj?


  • James Clapper’s misguided comments on the Muslim Brotherhood
  • Do the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood in America align?


  • Quranic lineage of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Explanatory Memorandum


  • Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure in Europe
  • Ideology of the group Tablighi Jamaat and their ties to the San Bernardino terrorists

Sen. Mike Rounds (SD-R), Mike Anderson, Dan Cadman and Fred Fleitz

May 26th, 2016

Sen. MIKE ROUNDS (SD-R), serves on the Senate Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs committees:

  • Readiness of the U.S. nuclear deterrent
  • Cyber Act of War Act
  • “Draft Our Daughters” amendment to the NDAA

MIKE ANDERSON, Retired USMC Major serving in intelligence, foreign affairs and logistics, Team Leader at Veritiss, LLC:

  • What is the likelihood of a nuclear war with Russia?
  • Advisability of women in combat roles
  • Jihadist conversion of prison inmates

DAN CADMAN, fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, Served for thirty years in the Immigration and Naturalization Services/Immigration and Customs Enforcement:

  • Europe’s unmitigated refugee disaster
  • “Operation Sophia”
  • How the Obama administration is cutting corners to admit refugees to the U.S.
  • Donald Trump’s immigration stance

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

  • New report from Inspector General about Clinton’s emails
  • Has Iran complied with JCPOA?
  • Democrats’ alter platform on Israel

With Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Luis Fleischman, Clare Lopez, Michel Gurfinkiel and Jim Hanson

May 25th, 2016

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs’ Committee’s Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa:

  • Fundamental transformation in the Democratic Party’s stance towards Israel
  • Will the Palestinian Authority be accepted as a member state in the UN’s climate treaty?
  • The Ploughshare’s Funds ‘echo chamber’ selling the Iran Deal to the American public

LUIS FLEISCHMAN, 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”:

  • Collapse of Venezuela’s state healthcare system
  • Maduro’s institutionalized repression
  • France hosting the Quartet on the Middle East

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

  • What is the Gulen movement?
  • Feud between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fethullah Gulen
  • “Harmony”
  • 46 charter schools linked to the Gulen movement in Texas 

MICHEL GURFINKIEL, Founder and President of the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute in France:

  • Jihadist infrastructure in France
  • French President Hollande’s lobbying efforts for Palestinian statehood
  • How the tradition of the French Foreign Service and President Hollande’s political crises are enabling vapid anti-American and Israeli sentiment throughout the country

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President at the Center for Security Policy, former U.S. Army Special Forces operator:

  • Is the Muslim Brotherhood responsible for the EgyptAir crash?
  • Potential for airport personnel to tamper with aircraft
  • Status of fight against ISIS

With Cliff May, Peter Huessy, Carl Higbie and Gordon Chang

May 24th, 2016

CLIFF MAY, Founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, “Foreign Desk” columnist at the Washington Times:

  • Practical consequences of Obama’s pursuit of a foreign policy legacy
  • Problems with appeasing our enemies and abandoning our allies
  • Ben Rhodes’ successful manipulation of the American media
  • A coup in Israel?

PETER HUESSY, President and Founder of Geostrategic Analysis, Former Senior Defense Consultant at the National Defense University Foundation:

  • Threat posed by Iranian terrorism
  • The U.S. Navy’s inability to keep the Strait of Hormuz open during war
  • Danger of getting rid of U.S. land-based nuclear warheads

CARL HIGBIE, former US Navy SEAL with two deployments in Operation Iraqi Freedom, author of a new book with Brandon Caro “Enemies, Foreign & Domestic: A SEAL’s Story”:

  • Danger of the rules of engagement under the Obama administration

GORDON CHANG, columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, The Daily Beast contributor:

  • Why lifting the arms embargo on Vietnam is a good idea
  • The need to defend Hanoi against China
  • Has Beijing been blunted in the South China Sea?
  • A preview of President Obama’s trip to Hiroshima
  • Weakness of the Chinese economy 

Dr. Peter Brookes, Claudia Rosett, Jose Cardenas and Michael Cutler

May 23rd, 2016

Dr. PETER BROOKES, Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs at the Heritage Foundation:

  • Obama’s decision to lift arms embargo on Vietnam
  • Should U.S. sell arms to Taiwan?
  • The President’s plan to visit Hiroshima
  • Drone strike on Taliban leader in Pakistan
  • Russia’s continued military provocations

CLAUDIA ROSETT, contributing columnist at, blogs at PJ Media's "Rosett Report":

  • China’s hegemonic expansion
  • Problems with opening U.S. weapon sales to Vietnam
  • What is President Obama going to say at Hiroshima? 

JOSÉ CARDENAS, Associate at VisionAmericas, Blogs at Foreign Policy Magazine’s “Shadow Government”:

  • Current state of Venezuelan unrest 
  • What should U.S. policy be towards Maduro in the midst of his military buildup?
  • A post-Dilama Rousseff Brazil

MICHAEL CUTLER, Retired Senior Special Agent of the former Immigration and Naturalization Services:

  • Secretary of State John Kerry’s “borderless” world
  • Smart questions for 2016 presidential candidates concerning illegal immigration
  • Threats posed by un-vetted migrants and immigrants 

Dr. James Jay Carafano, Dr. Bruce Bechtol, Rep. Ted Poe and Bill Gertz

May 20th, 2016

Dr. JAMES JAY CARAFANO, Vice President of the Heritage Foundation’s Kathryn and Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E.W. Richardson Fellow:

  • EgyptAir plane crash raises questions about airport security
  • Muslim Brotherhood’s role in facilitating jihad
  • Obama’s legacy on the national security portfolio

Dr. BRUCE BECHTOL, Associate Professor of Political Science at Angelo State University, Former Intelligence Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency:

  • Kim Jong Un’s effort to consolidate power
  • Purges in the North Korean military
  • Advisability of negotiation a peace deal with Pyongyang

Rep. TED POE (TX-2), Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade:

  • US.-Saudi counterterrorism relationship
  • The Charity Transparency Act
  • Muslim Brotherhood’s facilitation of terror

BILL GERTZ, senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Apple cozying up to the Xi regime?
  • Update on the South China Sea tensions
  • Senate Homeland Security hearing on the vulnerability of the electric grid
  • Closure of the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee within the National Intelligence Council

Fred Fleitz, Troy Augustine, Michael Rowan and Genevieve Wood

May 19th, 2016

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

  • Is EgyptAir missing flight MS804 the result of terrorism?
  • Chinese jets harass US military plane in international air space
  • Ben Rhodes accountability

TROY AUGUSTINE, Regional Manager for Africa at International Christian Concern:

  • Islamic Supremacism in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Success of al-Shabaab in Somalia

MICHAEL ROWAN, Columnist at El Universal and Veneeconomia, Author of “The Threat Closer to Home—Hugo Chavez and the War Against America”:

  • Death spiral of the Maduro regime
  • The plundering of Venezuela’s natural resources
  • What should the US policy be toward Caracas?

GENEVIEVE WOOD, Senior Fellow in Communications at the Heritage Foundation:

  • Strategic rationale for forcing women to sign up for selective service
  • Senators McConnell and McCain’s support for women in combat

Sen. James Lankford, Diana West, Rep. Mike Pompeo and Dan Goure

May 18th, 2016

SEN. JAMES LANKFORD (R-OK), Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Select Committee on Intelligence:

  • Senate hearing today on ransomware threat to critical infrastructure
  • Ben Rhodes refuses to testify before House Oversight Committee
  • Senate bill passed, allowing 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia 
  • Zika virus research funding 

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

  • British Officers visit mosque linked to Tablighi Jamaat
  • Good news about Vladimir Bukovsky

Rep. MIKE POMPEO (KS-4), Member of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Select Committee on Benghazi:

  • The Ben Rhodes propaganda machine
  • Preventing the U.S. from purchasing Iranian nuclear material
  • Benghazi Committee updates
  • Efforts to keep Guantanamo Bay open

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

  • Putin’s military modernization in full effect
  • A look at the advanced air defense systems of Russia

Pete Hegseth and Daniel Akbari

May 17th, 2016

PETE HEGSETH, Fox News Channel and National Review contributor, Iraq and Afghanistan combat veteran, author of “In the Arena: Good Citizens, a Great Republic and How One Speech Can Reinvigorate America”:

  • What it takes to be a citizen of a republic


  • Drafting women in the U.S. military
  • Importance of American leadership in the world
  • Continuing threat of Islamic radicalism

DANIEL AKBARI, author of “Honor Killing: A Professional’s Guide to Sexual Relations and Ghayra Violence from the Islamic Sources”:

  • Definition of Sharia
  • Differences between Sunni and Shiite Islam
  • Is there such a thing as moderate Islam within the dictates of Sharia?


  • Pre-violent civilization jihad
  • Radical Islam in prison

Gordon Chang, Kevin Freeman, Rowan Scarborough and Clare Lopez

May 16th, 2016

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

  • China continuing to steal intellectual property from American companies
  • North Korean Congress first meeting since 1980
  • Is the Obama administration attempting a peace deal with Pyongyang? 

KEVIN FREEMAN, Founder and CEO of Freeman Global Holdings LLC, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Chinese economic warfare against the U.S.
  • Beijing’s currency manipulation of the dollar
  • Relationship between Riyadh and Beijing governments

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, National Security Reporter at the Washington Times:

  • Women in combat
  • Problems associated with transgender individuals in the military

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

  • The Gulen and Erdogan feud
  • Is Turkey a reliable NATO member and U.S. ally?
  • Implications from the New York Times' Ben Rhodes profile