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Dr. Michael Rubin, Bill Gertz, Fred Fleitz, Amb. Roger Noriega

July 31st, 2015

Dr. MICHAEL RUBIN, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, author of “Dancing With the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes”:

  • The agenda of enabling the Iranian regime
  • Comparing Obama’s dealings with the Mullah’s to Chamberlain’s appeasement of Hitler
  • Five questions each 2016 candidate should be able to answer about Africa

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor of the Washington Free Beacon:

  • STRATCOM’s Admiral Cecil Haney’s endorsement of the 'ObamaBomb' deal
  • China’s hypersonic nuclear threat
  • Reports that the weak response to the OPM hacks will lead to more cyber attacks
  • The growing threat and ongoing anti-western aggression from North Korea
  • Los Zetas cartel shooting down a U.S. border control helicopter

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

  • Recent updates in the Corker-Cardin bill’s effects on the Iran nuclear deal
  • Likelihood recent ‘side deal’ revelations undo the nuclear deal with Tehran
  • Significance of the French claim to an alternative negotiation?
  • John Kerry’s role in the concessions to the Mullahs

Amb. ROGER NORIEGA, former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, former U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States:

  • Dealing with Central American drug cartels financed by Venezuela
  • Iran projecting terrorism into the western hemisphere
  • The Argentinian government’s cover up of the 1992 and 1994 bombings of Jewish community centers in Buenos Aires and the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman
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Sen. Mike Rounds, (Ret.) Lt. Gen William G. “Jerry” Boykin, Rep. John Shimkus, Christian Whiton

July 30th, 2015

Sen. MIKE ROUNDS, United States Senator from South Dakota:

  • The recent Senate Armed Service Committee hearing on the Iran Deal
  • How members of the Senate should respond to the nuclear agreement
  • Examining General Paul Selva’s testimony on Capitol Hill about Iran’s terrorism
  • The status of passing the National Defense Authorization Act

(Ret.) Lt. Gen. WILLIAM G. “JERRY” BOYKIN, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, former U.S. Army Delta Force Commander:

  • A military perspective on the Iranian hegemony in the Middle East
  • Inability to negotiate fairy with the Mullahs because of their devotion to Taqiyya
  • Intelligence and security loopholes from the Clinton and now Kerry State Department
  • Social engineering harming military readiness

Rep. JOHN SHIMKUS, U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 15th Congressional District:

  • Unchanging opposition to the Iran nuclear deal
  • How the agreement will enhance Tehran’s record of killing Americans
  • The threat posed by Iran launching an EMP or cyber attack against the U.S.
  • Should military recruiters be armed?
  • DOTCOM Act and protecting the Internet

CHRISTIAN WHITON, Principal at D.C. Int’l Advisory, author of “Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War”:

  • Tradecraft of John Kerry and Wendy Sherman and American “preemptive capitulation”
  • Iran deal’s similarity to the North Korean Six Party Talks
  • Jeb Bush’s shaky stance on the negotiations with Tehran
  • Obama’s trip to East Africa failing to highlight the severity of the Islamist threat there
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Mark Helprin, Mark Langfan, Seth Cropsey, Jim Hanson

July 29th, 2015

MARK HELPRIN, Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute and author of “A Soldier of the Great War”:

  • Evaluating Mike Huckabee’s comments on the Iran deal
  • The prospect of Sunni Gulf States actually working with Israel

MARK LANGFAN, Vice President of the Freeman Center for Strategic Studies:

  • President Obama’s views on the state of Israel
  • Obama’s willingness to give Iran the bomb and implications of possible war
  • Details of the ‘ObamaBomb’ deal

SETH CROPSEY, Former Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy and author of “Mayday: The Decline of American Naval Supremacy”:

  • China’s recent naval expansion in the South China Sea
  • Possibility of conflict between China and its neighbors
  • Comparing U.S. and Chinese Naval capability

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy, former U.S. Army Special Operations Technical Weapons Sergeant:

  • Turkey’s recent projection of power against the Kurds in Northern Iraq and Syria
  • The Iranian campaign against ISIS will lead to sectarian atrocities and a possible civil war
  • The “ISIS-Free Safe Zone”
  • Is former Taliban leader of Afghanistan Mullah Omar really dead?
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Amb. John Bolton, Burak Bekdil, Michael Cutler, Andy McCarthy

July 28th, 2015

Amb. JOHN BOLTON, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, former Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs:

  • The Iran negotiations described as the U.S. diplomatic version of Waterloo
  • Choosing between giving the mullahs a bomb or using military force against them
  • How Obama will prevent Israel from taking preemptive action against the Iranians
  • Does this deal violate the NPT guidelines?

BURAK BEKDIL, Columnist for the Gatestone Institute and Turkish based Hürriyet Daily News:

  • Turkey’s recent shift in military policy regarding ISIS
  • Ankara’s military plan for Kurdish fighters in Turkey and Iraq
  • How does last month’s parliamentary elections affect Turkey’s presidential power
  • Likelihood of a Turkish coalition government

MICHAEL CUTLER, former Immigration and Naturalization Service Agent, Senior Fellow at Californians for Population Stabilization:

  • The battle over immigration’s politically correct rhetoric
  • Illegal aliens and their voting rights
  • A lack of integrity concerning the government’s refugee resettlement policy
  • National security concerns for un-vetted Syrian refugees coming into the United States

ANDY McCARTHY, Former Federal Prosecutor and author of “Faithless Execution: Building The Political Case for Obama's Impeachment”:

  • President Obama’s impeachable actions surrounding the Iran nuclear deal
  • The President’s criticism of Republican opposition to the nuclear deal
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Kyle Shideler, John Sitilides, Brig. Gen. Joseph Schroedel, Gordon Chang

July 27th, 2015

KYLE SHIDELER, Director of the Center for Security Policy’s Threat Information Office:

  • Turkey conducting military strikes against the Kurds under the guise of fighting IS
  • Has the Obama Administration abandoned the Kurds in exchange for basing rights at Incirlik air base?
  • The case for Kurdistan
  • Is the U.S. content with an Iranian-controlled Iraq and a Syria dominated by chaos?

JOHN SITILIDES, Principal at Trilogy Advisors, State Department Consultant for Senior Diplomats in Greece and Cyprus:

  • Current situation in the Greek financial crisis
  • Economic prospects of a possible EU bailout for Athens?
  • Dangers of adopting the European model of Social Democracy

Brig. Gen. JOSEPH SCHROEDEL, Executive Director of the Society of American Military Engineers:

  • How military engineers protect society’s critical infrastructure, especially the electric grid
  • Cyber security concerns in protecting the energy sector
  • After the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, pushing the priority to educate the American public on how to respond effectively in emergencies

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

  • Misleading reports of Beijing's gold reserves
  • Troubles with the Chinese stock market
  • Xi Jinping's potential for destabilizing the world
  • North Korea’s role as a nuclear proliferator
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Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, Ilan Berman, State Rep. Judd Matheny, Dr. Sebastian Gorka

July 24th, 2015

Dr. VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence at the Hoover Institution:
  • Important parallels between the Iran deal and other historic acts of appeasement
  • No urgency in cutting a nuclear deal until President Obama put down a deadline
  • Using President Reagan’s Panama Canal treaty to help solve the broken nuclear agreement
  • Request of criminal investigation by Justice and State Department officials regarding Hillary Clinton’s private email server

ILAN BERMAN, President of The American Foreign Policy Council:

  • Ilan Berman’s testimony regarding the ‘ObamaBomb’
  • Consequences of Tehran’s signing bonus
  • Global economic motive for the Iranian nuclear deal
  • U.S. forces using Turkish airbases to conduct strikes against ISIS

State Rep. JUDD MATHENY, Representative of the 47th district of Tennessee:

  • Tennessee being the nation’s “Jihad Capital”
  • What can be done to prevent radicalization in American Mosques
  • Influence of Refugee Resettlement programs in Tennessee’s Jihadi problem
Dr. SEBASTIAN GORKA, Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University:
  • The birthday of the Caliphate
  • Four threat vectors of the Islamic State that make it like no other transnational group seen before
  • Taking the fight to the enemy in the counter-idelogical domain
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Rep. Jim Bridenstine, Fred Fleitz, Clifford May, and Logan Albright

July 23rd, 2015

Rep. JIM BRIDENSTINE, U.S. Congressman Representing Oklahoma’s 1st Congressional District:

  • Iran’s nefarious activities against the US and her allies
  • Why the agreement will bring about war, not prevent it
  • The possibility of an Iranian EMP attack on America’s electrical grid and critical infrastructure
  • How Congress may vote on the deal and Israel’s say in the matter

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

  • Secret side dealings between Iran and the IAEA?
  • Options for Congress Democrats regarding the Iranian nuclear legislation
  • Provisions of nuclear agreement requiring U.S. military to protect Iranian nuclear sites?

CLIFFORD MAY, President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

  • Why people do not see the major flaws of the Iran nuclear agreement
  • Setting a precedent of ignoring Congress in favor of the UN
  • The danger of large sanctions relief to the Iranian regime

LOGAN ALBRIGHT, Research Analyst at FreedomWorks:

  • Importance of the electric grid to U.S. financial markets
  • Hillary Clinton’s attack on the “Shared Economy”
  • FreedomWorks’ opposition to the Export-Import Bank and consequences of its closing on the global trade market
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Amb. Yoram Ettinger and Patrick Poole

July 22nd, 2015

AMB. YORAM ETTINGER, Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Congress: 

  • An overall assessment of the Iran nuclear agreement
  • How the Obama administration’s eagerness for a deal affected the negotiations


  • The UN Security Council trumping Congress on the nuclear agreement
  • Implications of massive sanctions relief to Tehran
  • The prospects for nuclear non-proliferation after Iran deal

PATRICK POOLE, National Security Reporter at PJ Media:

  • The U.S. government’s failure to identify the Chattanooga shooter’s motives
  • Contrasts between the Charleston and Tennessee shootings
  • Why the U.S. government is ignoring Shariah ideology


  • How the idea of “countering violent extremism” is dangerous and misses the point
  • An assessment of Britain’s shifting policies towards radical Islam
  • The role of mosques in the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategy of civilization jihad
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Douglas Feith

July 21st, 2015

DOUGLAS J. FEITH, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (2001-2005), Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for National Security Strategies at the Hudson Institute:

  • Problems with the structure of the Iran nuclear deal
  • Coercive diplomacy as an alternative to war


  • Differences between Libya and Iran’s nuclear negotiations
  • How negotiation tradecraft resulted in the current Iranian nuclear deal


  • Implications of the U.S. helping advance Iran’s nuclear program
  • U.S. concessions on Iranian conventional arms and ballistic missile embargo
  • America’s commitment to protect Iran’s dangerous illegal activities


  • Iran destroying the non-proliferation status quo
  • Administration removing sanctions on Iran by subverting Congress and pleading to the UN Security Council
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Claudia Rosett, Robert Doubek, Gordon Chang, Jose Cardenas

July 20th, 2015

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Journalist-In-Residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

  • The UN Security Council’s endorsement of the Iran nuclear deal
  • Administration efforts to sell the Iran Deal on the Hill
  • “Nuclear exploitation” at the hands of the North Koreans

ROBERT DOUBEK, Project Director for the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Fund and author of “Creating the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial: The Inside Story”:

  • The history behind the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial
  • America’s image in central Europe

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

  • China’s desire for Iranian sanctions relief
  • Countering Chinese propaganda against the U.S.
  • Japan's adoption of amendments to its Peace Constitution
  • North Korean biological weapons and anthrax testing

JOSE CARDENAS, former Acting Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean at USAID:

  • Opening of embassies in Cuba and the United States
  • Cuba’s failure to reform its repressive tactics
  • The “Women in White” movement
  • Problems with the Obama administration ignoring Cuba’s support for terrorism
  • Predicting the outcome of the FARC peace talks with the Colombian government
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