Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Diana West, Dr. Harold Rhode Gordon Chang and Kevin Freeman

July 22nd, 2019

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at, Author of Death of the Grown UpAmerican Betrayal and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy

  • The story of Tommy Robinson
  • Vladimir Bukovsky’s Judgement in Moscow

DR. HAROLD RHODE, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Former Turkish Desk Officer at the US Department of Defense, Author of Modern Islamic Warfare: An Ancient Doctrine Marches On (2017):

  • Ominous developments on the Persian Gulf
  • Has Trump been exercising restraint regarding Iran?
  • Consequences of Tehran’s aggressive actions against the U.S.

GORDON CHANG, The Daily Beast contributor, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World, Latest book: Losing South Korea (2019):

  • Dissecting the current state of the Hong Kong protests
  • Have trade talks come to a stand-still?
  • A review of President Trump’s China policy

KEVIN FREEMAN,  Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room on TheBlaze TV, Author of “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon”:

  • The new vastly expanded China lobby
  • Why China is the existential threat of our time
  • Why Americans should be weary of investing in Beijing based companies

With Ami Horowitz

July 20th, 2019

AMI HOROWITZ, Documentary Film Maker:

  • Democratic presidential primary


  • Origins of the Muslim Brotherhood
  • Muslim Brotherhood creed
  • Various meanings of jihad


  • The Left’s intersectionality
  • Dangerous situations while shooting the documentary
  • Nidal Sakr


  • Stockholm Syndrome and the global conversation it started

With David Barton

July 18th, 2019

DAVID BARTON, Historian and President of Wallbuilders:

  • How David Barton learned to love history
  • Meaning of the name ‘Wallbuilders’


  • Definition of “apologetics”
  • How 1920s Progressives changed education from focusing on thinking to learning


  • Significance of the year 1962 for American education
  • History of the separation of church and state


  • Bladensburg Cross Supreme Court decision
  • Keith Ellison’s claims about Thomas Jefferson

With Karen Siegemund

July 15th, 2019

KAREN SIEGEMUND, President of American Freedom Alliance:

  • The privilege of living in a free country


  • Nazism’s origination in the Left
  • Leftist control of American institutions 


  • Alliance between hard left and Sharia
  • Dr. Siegemund’s recent job loss after American Freedom Alliance conference on the radical left’s “Long March Through the Institutions”


  • How people can help preserve freedom

With Roger Robinson

July 12th, 2019

ROGER ROBINSON, Co-Founded and presently Chairs the Prague Security Studies Group, President and CEO of RWR:

  • Richard Nixon’s anti-communist policies
  • Dissecting the détente era


  • The significance of President Reagan’s China strategy
  • National security implications of the Siberian gas pipeline deal
  • How Reagan contributed to the demise of the Soviet Union


  • Implications of Europe’s purchasing of Soviet gas in the Cold War
  • America’s tendencies to underwrite our adversaries
  • China’s engagement in economic warfare against the U.S.
  • Consequences of Beijing’s long-term global aims


  • Why human rights violations and national security concerns must be viewed as material risks
  • Is the Global Security Risk Office effective?
  • Americans should be weary of investing in Chinese companies

With Edward Timperlake

July 11th, 2019

EDWARD TIMPERLAKE, Former Director Technology Assessment, International Technology Security, Office of the Secretary of Defense:

  • The reality of the Chinese threat
  • Consequences of the PLA’s massive military and nuclear arsenal buildup


  • Clinton and Al Gore cash contributions hindered national security
  • The corruption in the Clinton administration
  • Impetuses behind Beijing’s actions


  • Who is responsible for the transformation of the Chinese military?
  • How we have enabled a hostile power to become such a massive threat
  • Vulnerabilities in U.S. weapons systems


  • What does a 21st century strategy look like?
  • A review of President Trump’s China policy
  • The comprehensive power of the Chinese threat

With Luis Fleischman, Hank Cooper, Dan Gallington and Jim Simpson

July 10th, 2019

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,” Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University:

  • Dissecting the demise of Venezuela
  • How has Maduro maintained power in Caracas?
  • Implications of Maduro’s ‘Special Action Forces’

HANK COOPER, Director of the Strategic Defensive Initiative Organization (SDIO) during the Bush Administration, Chairman of Applied Research Associates, Senior Associate of the National Institute of Public Policy, Visiting Fellow at the Heritage Center:

  • The state of our present missile defense systems
  • How U.S. capabilities compares to our adversaries today
  • A review of Trump’s nuclear deterrence policy

DAN GALLINGTON, Senior Policy and Program Advisor, George C. Marshall Institute, Served in senior national security policy positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Justice, and as bipartisan general counsel for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

  • The state of our counter-intelligence
  • China’s theft of OPM data
  • An overview of U.S. government background investigations

JIM SIMPSON, Freelance Investigative Journalist, Former Economist and Budget Examiner for the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Author of The Red-Green Axis 2.0: An Existential Threat to America and the World (2019):

  • What is the red-green axis?
  • Implications of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s troubling associations
  • How Western Civilization is being threatened today

With Fred Fleitz, Daniel Horowitz, Lawrence Sellin and Rick Fisher

July 9th, 2019

FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018):

  • IAEA acknowledges Iran is violating terms of nuclear deal
  • Dangers of Iran’s engagement in acts of terror and enrichment of uranium
  • Are European leaders’ patience with Iran running out?

DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor at Conservative Review, Author of its “The Conservative Consciousness with Daniel Horowitz, ”Former Policy Director for the Madison Project, Has contributed to Red, Breitbart, and The Blaze, Author of Stolen Sovereignty: How to Stop Unelected Judges from:

  • The battle over the census citizenship question
  • Are U.S. courts overstepping their constitutionally delegated powers
  • Is the future of America’s sovereignty at stake?

LAWRENCE SELLIN, Author of Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution, Retired Colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve, Veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq:

  • Prospects of an agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban
  • Why the Taliban cannot be trusted
  • China’s resource exploitation in South Asia

RICK FISHER, Senior Fellow, Asian Military Affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, Former Consultant on PLA issues for the Congressionally chartered U.S. China Security and Economic Review Commission:

  • Implications of China testing ballistic missiles in South China Sea
  • The dangers of Beijing’s global ambitions
  • Dissecting the under-water Great Wall of China

With David Goldman, Gordon Chang, Bill Gertz and John Maher 

July 8th, 2019

DAVID GOLDMAN, Author of How Civilizations Die, Best known for his series of essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler:

  • The current status of the U.S.-China trade deal
  • Defining quantum communications
  • How Huawei poses a significant national security threat

GORDON CHANG, The Daily Beast contributor, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World, Latest book: Losing South Korea (2019):

  • Should President Trump embrace engagement with China?
  • Why we should demand a ban to all relations with Huawei
  • Implications of the Trump-Xi summit in Japan

BILL GERTZ, Senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring columnist at the Washington Times, Author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age (2016):

  • China conducts anti-ship ballistic missile flight test
  • Super-computer race underway between the U.S. and China
  • The danger Huawei poses to U.S. national security

JOHN MAHER, Lead counsel for the Lorance defense team, Former US Army Prosecutor, Former civilian US Justice Attorney, Veteran of Afghanistan:

  • Army office convicted of murder in Afghanistan to get another look in civilian court
  • Consequences of prosecuting American troops for killing the enemy

With Diana West, Hans Von Spakovsky, Kevin Freeman and Dr. Peter Pry

July 3rd, 2019

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Author of Death of the Grown UpAmerican Betrayal and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • Democrats embrace open borders and other radical proposals
  • New consensus forms lacks critical citizenship question
  • Implications of the deep-state at work

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, Former Member of the Federal Election Commission:

  • The Left’s goal to extinguish distinctions between citizens and non-citizens in the U.S.
  • Consequences of voter fraud in America
  • Why partisan redistricting is violation of the constitution

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room on TheBlaze TV, Author of “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon”:

  • How we are underwriting our adversary
  • Dissecting the outcome of the Trump-Xi G20 summit
  • Why does the Chinese government prioritize Huawei so severely?

DR. PETER PRY, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both Congressional Advisory Boards, Served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA, Newest Book: Blackout Wars:

  • The case against arms control
  • Putin states U.S. set to renew arms control negotiations with Russia
  • Why the U.S. must modernize nuclear arsenal