Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Mark Schneider, Grant Newsham and Robert Charles

January 15th, 2021

MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst, National Institute for Public Policy, former Director within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, former Senior Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State:

Part I:

  • Russia currently has around 20 active/announced nuclear modernization programs
  • Mark Schneider: About 81% of Russia's ICBMs are modernized, while around 86% of their entire nuclear triad is modernized (will reach 88% by the end of 2021)
  • Russia's new hypersonic missiles' main mission: A preemptive nuclear strike

Part II:

  • In recent years, Chinese involvement in Russian military exercises have increased
  • Schneider: Nearly all of Russia's military exercises ended in a nuclear strike
  • Will a Biden administration shrink the size of the US nuclear arsenal?

GRANT NEWSHAM, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy, Senior Research Fellow at Japan Forum for Strategic Studies, Contributor, Asia Times, Twitter: @NewshamGrant

  • China has consistently always tried to weaken US-South Korean relations by arguing that the US is solely responsible for the Korean War
  • Loose Taiwan and the "wall to the castle" will be breached
  • Grant Newsham: If the US had not adopted the Trump Administration's "Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific," we would have lost 

ROBERT CHARLES, former Assistant Secretary of State, US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Bush Administration, Spokesperson, Association of Mature American Citizens, Author, "Eagles and Evergreens," Twitter: @RCharles4USA

  • The rest of the world is looking at us now to see if we are weak
  • Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969): How a liberal US Supreme Court upheld free speech
  • Robert Charles: Democrats have no idea what kind of damage their impeachment escapade will do to them in the near future

With Dr. Michaela Dodge, Susan Katz Keating and Jeff Nyquist

January 14th, 2021

DR. MICHAELA DODGE, Research Scholar, Nation Institute for Public Policy, formerly worked at the Heritage Foundation from 2010-2019, former Senior Defense Policy Advisor, US Senator Jon Kyl: 

Part I:

  • ICBMs bring something to the US nuclear triad that the other two legs, submarines and bombers, do not
  • Why are Minuteman missiles, which were deemed obsolete in the 1980s, are still in use?
  • During the Cold War, the US issued nuclear challenges to the Soviet Union in order to keep their attention and spending away from other pressing issues - why aren't we still doing this today?

Part II:

  • Michaela Dodge: When we renew a nuclear warhead, we move its age to zero. Are we still using nuclear weapons from the 1960s?
  • The US government needs to possibly consider conducting yield tests on our aging nuclear arsenal
  • Missile defense will continue to be a mounting issue moving forward 

SUSAN KATZ KEATING, Chief National Security Correspondent,, Security and Terrorism Correspondent, American Media Institute, Military Correspondent, People Magazine, Twitter: @SKatzKeating

  • What really happened on Jan. 6th at the US Capitol?
  • Number one selling book on Amazon, "1984" - Are top executives or the organizations themselves within Big Tech responsible for censoring conservative voices?
  • Susan Keating: Democrats are scared of Donald Trump because he has galvanized his base

JEFF NYQUIST, Writer, Newsmax, WorldNetDaily, SierraTimes, Financial Sense and Epoch Times, Author, “Origins of the Fourth World War and The New Tactics of Global War,”, Twitter: @JRNyquist

  • Jeff Nyquist: Contacts within Eastern Europe noticed a supposed Russian operative in photos taken at the US Capitol on Jan. 6th
  • Robert E. Lee's reaction to America both before and after the Civil War are telling of the current predicament our nation finds itself in
  • Emotions sway an individuals ability to reason

With Robert Spencer, Pastor Brian Gibson and James Fanell

January 13th, 2021

ROBERT SPENCER, Director, Jihad Watch, Weekly columnist, PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, Author, "Mass Migration in Europe: A Model for the U.S.?," Twitter: @jihadwatchRS

  • Robert Spencer expands on the potential link between Al-Qaeda and the Islamic Republic of Iran: "Me against my brother, but both of us against our cousin"
  • Iran admitted in June 2018 to playing a role in assisting some of the 9/11 hijackers travel to and from Afghanistan to receive training 
  • Joe Biden will likely re-enter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action treaty with Iran
  • President Trump proved that "establishment foreign policy" was a failure

PASTOR BRIAN GIBSON, Lead Pastor, HIS Church, Spokeperson, Peaceably Gather, Twitter: @leadpastor

  • Pastor Gibson: We think life is going to be a cruise ship but it turns out becoming a battle ship
  • America did not found the church, the church founded America
  • Pastor Gibson explains why he came into the crossfire for standing up for America's foundational principals

JAMES FANELL, retired Intelligence Officer for the Indo-Pacific, US Navy, former National Security Affairs Fellow, Hoover Institute:

Part I:

  • Recently declassified document shows how the Trump Administration worked to maintain US supremacy in the Indo-Pacific region by ensuring "free and open" navigation of the South China Sea
  • James Fanell: America First was not "America go at it alone." The strategy called for renewing our alliances with other emerging and shared Democracies throughout the Indo-Pacific
  • US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific: Countering China's direct military threat
  • The Trump Administration went a step further, breaking with tradition, by deterring China within the First Island Chain

Part II:

  • President Trump and his administration showed their cards in order to allow the public to hold the Biden-Harris administration accountable should they diverge from Trump's effective China policy
  • Kurt Campbell: the man behind the failed 2012 Scarborough Shoal crisis
  • Heightened danger in the early days of the Biden Administration probable as Beijing seeks to test the new President


With Ethan Gutmann

January 12th, 2021

ETHAN GUTMANN, award-winning China analyst and human-rights investigator, China Studies Research Fellow, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Author, "Losing the New China" and "The Slaughter," former Policy Analyst, Brookings Institution, Nobel Peace Prize nominee (2017), Co-Founder, End Transplant Abuse in China, Twitter: @Eastofethan

Part I: 

  • China conducts around 60,000 organ transplants each year, a vast majority are forced
  • The People's Republic of China's official numbers for "voluntary donations" per year cannot help to explain the exponential increase in organ transplants
  • Each year, about 25,000-50,000 captive Uyghurs go missing

Part II:

  • Ethan Gutmann: what is happening in Xinjiang is like a "three legged stool": forced organ transplants, forced labor and mass sterilization, and state-sponsored rape
  • Upon being forced to work for 25 plus years, one Uyghur muslim is worth around $750,000 USD to the Chinese government 
  • Organ tourism is on the rise: China-Japan Friendship Hospital, certain facilities within China built to cater to a Saudi clientele, etc  
  • According to Gutmann, forced organ harvesting in China is a $3-$4 billion yearly industry
  • What is happening in Xinjiang is characteristic of a "genocide:" the Chinese Communists recently built 9 crematoriums in the autonomous region.

Part III:

  • Gutmann: The individual who built China's racial recognition algorithm says the program can also detect stress levels, making it easier for Chinese authorities to detain Uyghur muslims 
  • The corruption of the western medical community is a symbol of just how successful China has been in controlling the coronavirus narrative
  • Traditionally, China used their resources to prop up their fellow Communist allies, like Cuba. However, the advent of the One Belt, One Road initiative further expanded the Communist regime's hegemonic ambitions

Part IV:

  • Water diversion issues in Tibet: Re-directing the water to Xinjiang 
  • What threat does the Chinese Communist Party pose to the US homeland?
  • What needs to be done in the coming years: US and EU companies need to be remove from the Chinese cotton industry, Apple, as well as other large technology companies, must move their manufacturing hubs out of the country and the US medical community should cease all contact with the Chinese organ transplant industry

With Zach Vorhies

January 11th, 2021

Zach Vorhies, former Senior Software Engineer, YouTube and Google, Twitter: @Perpetualmaniac and

Part I:

  • Zach Vorhies witnessed the unprecedented increase in purges of the "undesirables" within Google and YouTube starting in 2016
  • According to Google executives, the most successful thing they did in 2016 was censoring "fake news"

Part II: 

  • Machine Learning Fairness: Weaponized artificial intelligence melded with critical race theory
  • This software classifies and ranks different social and political events using keywords and phrases from sources handpicked by an army of software engineers at the California-based tech giant
  • According to Vorhies, since 2017, the system projected a negative image of President Trump by valuing some sources of information over others

Part III:

  • As found in a study done by Dr. Robert Epstein, "Search Engine Manipulation Effect," Google search results are NOT organic
  • One of the main guidelines for Google's search engine criteria is Wikipedia
  • Vorhies: Google is working to actively destabilize the United States of America - Forth Generation Political Warfare

Part IV:

  • China is running Google - not something that happened over night but over the course of several decades
  • Accelerated Mobile Page (AMP): How Google News is populated and how the tech company censors certain sources
  • Google is a vital element for the "Great Reset" - elimination of private property, employment, nationalism, etc.


With Kyle Shideler, Rick Green and Robert Charles

January 8th, 2021

KYLE SHIDELER, Director and Senior Analyst for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, Center for Security Policy, Author, "Unmasking Antifa: Five Perspectives on a Growing Threat," Twitter: @ShidelerK

  • Kyle Shideler: The events that transpired on Capitol Hill on Jan 6, 2021, were possibly pre-planned
  • Orchestrated situations on Capitol Hill, bomb threats called in for the Cannon House Office Building and the James Madison Library of Congress Facility, and two pipe bombs found at both the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee

Part II: 

  • Months of rioting by notable left-wing actors vs. violence on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6th: What is the media portrayal like?
  • Shideler compares and contrasts the threats posed by white supremacists and the muslim brotherhood

RICK GREEN, Constitution Coach, Patriot Academy, former Texas State Representative, President, Authentic American History Productions, LLC, Twitter: @RickGreenTX

  • Rick Green: Jan 6th will go down as a victory for the cultural marxists as evil and foolish attackers descended on our nation's capitol 
  • Congresspeople changed their votes based not on the evidence but instead from the violence they witnessed
  • When you ignore or encourage a problem, chances are it will come back

ROBERT CHARLES, Former Assistant Secretary, State at the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Bush Administration, Author, "Eagles and Evergreens," Twitter: @RCharles4USA

  • Robert Charles: There is a picture being drawn of America during a great point of weakness
  • Comparison to the post-9/11 international space when our adversaries used our division to advance their interests
  • President-Elect Joe Biden needs to double-down on President Trump's deterrence policies

With Gordon Chang, Dan Celia, Michael Rectenwald and Stephen Coughlin

January 7th, 2021

GORDON CHANG, Contributor, Daily Beast, Author, “The Coming Collapse of China,” “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes the World” and “Losing South Korea,” Twitter: @Gordongchang

  • Beijing worked very hard to ensure Joe Biden would be elected the next President of the United States - inciting violence, spreading rumors, disinformation campaigns on social media, etc.
  • Gordon Chang breaks down Xi Jinping’s recent call for China’s military to be ready for war at “any minute”
  • 53 people were rounded up and charged under the new Beijing imposed National Security Law yesterday in Hong Kong

DAN CELIA, President and CEO, Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, Twitter/Parler: @financialissues

  • Dan Celia contends that this election was not stolen but instead “given away” 
  • Wall Street’s only enemy is the one who can do nothing for them
  • The on again, off again, on again listing of the three Chinese military-linked companies on the New York Stock Exchange

DR. MICHAEL RECTENWALD, Author, “Thought Criminal,” “Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom” and “Beyond Woke,” former New York University Professor, Liberal Studies, Twitter: @TheAntiPCProf

  • The Marxists' agenda for America has been given the green light after the events on Capitol Hill yesterday 
  • Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: Shareholder Capitalism to Stakeholder Capitalism to Corporate Socialism and Actual Socialism
  • Woke culture is an ideological component to the “Great Reset”

Stephen Coughlin, Attorney, former Intelligence Officer, Director for Intelligence, Joint Chief’s of Staff, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Police, Author, “Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad,” Twitter: @S_Coughlin_DC

  • Stephen Coughlin puts yesterday's events in DC at the US Capitol and beyond in context
  • The controlled opposition has adopted a "divide and conquer" strategy 
  • Why are some Republicans branding the protestors as "insurgents" 

With Diana West, David Wurmser and Joseph Bosco

January 6th, 2021

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs,, Author, “Death of the Grown Up,” “American Betrayal” and “Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy,” Twitter: @diana_west_

  • Diana West argues that what is happening in Georgia is insanity, but not insanity without a purpose
  • Trump’s attorneys warned voters in Georgia ahead of the run-off election about voting irregularities
  • The bizarre death of Harrison Deal: close ties to Gov. Kemp and his family, Sen. Loeffler campaign staffer…

Part II: 

  • Why do Gov. Kemp and the Secretary of State in Georgia continue to advocate for an election system prone to fraud and corruption?
  • Blackout Wars: Just as we do not know what is going on in Georgia, we do not know what is going on around the rest of the world
  • West finds that we are witnessing a “war-like” control of information as social media giants may be actively trying to manipulate the news

DAVID WURMSER, Director, Center for Security Policy’s Program on Global Anti-Semitism, former Middle East Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, retired, US Navy Reserves Lieutenant Commander:

  • Iran increased its reserve of enriched uranium by 20%
  • Iranians were fearful to retaliate under a Trump administration, their attitude may shift under a Biden administration 
  • David Wurmser explains why a recent agreement between Qatar and Saudi Arabia may not be all that it seems
  • Wurmser excepts an escalation in violence on the part of the Palestinians towards Israel in the coming months following Joe Biden’s potential inauguration

JOE BOSCO, Former China Country Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Member of the U.S.-China task force at the Center for National Interest:

  • The threat posed by China pertains not only to the middle class but the country as a whole
  • The Biden team needs to follow in President Trump’s foot steps
  • Biden needs to accept a phone call from Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wen

With Fred Fleitz, Robert Spencer, Kevin Freeman and Rick Green

January 5th, 2021

FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO, Center for Security Policy, former Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency, former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton, State Department, Author, "The Coming North Korean Nuclear Nightmare," Twitter: @FredFleitz

  • Increased violence in Iraq following the one year anniversary of Qasem Soleimani's death
  • Fred Fleitz: Iran may retaliate against the US following January 20th
  • Edward Snowden is not deserving of a Presidential pardon
  • Fleitz argues that President Trump found a way to freeze North Korean long-range missile and nuclear tests since 2017, which was not a total success but a step in the right direction

ROBERT SPENCER, Director, Jihad Watch, Weekly columnist, PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, Author, "Mass Migration in Europe: A Model for the U.S.?," Twitter: @jihadwatchRS

  • Robert Spencer elaborates on the current state of sharia supremacy in Europe and what steps the European Union has taken to counter this growing threat
  • Spencer: "The Jihadists are bolder than ever"
  • As Senator of California, Kamala Harris worked closely with the Council on American-Islamic relations

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy, Host, Economic War Room on TheBlaze TV, Author, “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon," Twitter: @SecretWeaponUSA:

  • Kevin Freeman: Every fraudulent vote cancels out a legal one
  • Many lawsuits have been thrown out on "procedural grounds," not on the basis of their evidence
  • Steven Mnuchin and the rest of the deep state have worked tirelessly to curb President Trump's policy ambitions over the past four years

RICK GREEN, Constitution Coach, Patriot Academy, former Texas State Representative, President, Authentic American History Productions, LLC, Twitter: @RickGreenTX

  • Article 1, Section 4 of the Constitution states that State Legislatures choose how their electors are chosen. Following the 2020 presidential election, 7 states will send dual electors
  • The 12th Amendment specifically lays out the role the Vice President plays in overseeing the ballot counting process
  • Rick Green asserts that the Electoral Counting Act of 1887 is unconstitutional because it strips the executive branch of some of its constitutional powers

With Mike Mabee, Jeff Nyquist, Claudia Rosett and Kerry Gershaneck

January 4th, 2021

MIKE MABEE, Author, "The Civil Defense Book," retired US Army Command Sergeant Major, Secure the Grid Coalition,

  • As early as 1981, the federal government has known about the threats posed to America's physical grid security
  • For the past 10 years, various electric utility companies have used over a billion dollars to lobby prominent US politicians
  •  Why would public utility companies not be concerned about their own security?

JEFF NYQUIST, Writer, Newsmax, WorldNetDaily, SierraTimes, Financial Sense and Epoch Times, Author, “Origins of the Fourth World War and The New Tactics of Global War:”

  • "The Right Side:" We are in a "crisis moment" in history
  • In 1956, it was observed that if the GOP should follow a similar course that the Whig Party took in the 1800s, they would lose public support

CLAUDIA ROSETT, Foreign Policy Fellow, Independent Women's Forum, Award Wining Journalist, former Journalist-in-Residence, Foundation for Defense of Democracy: 

  • President Trump altered the way the US perceives foreign affairs, putting American principles first
  • Joe Biden has signaled that he will have us rejoin the Paris Climate Accords - this is a mistake 
  • Claudia Rosett implores the US not to pursue free trade with a "mafia state" 

KERRY GERSHANECK, Visiting Scholar, Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies, National Chengchi University, Senior Research Associate, Thammasat University Faculty of Law, former US Marine Corp officer, Author, "Political Warfare: Strategies for Combating China’s Plan to 'Win Without Fighting:'" 

  • Short hand characterization of the Chinese Communist threat - global hegemony
  • China's next target: Taiwan
  • Political warfare is everything short of kinetic conflict
  • Democracies around the world disbanded their abilities to combat communism after the Fall of the Berlin Wall 

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