Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Sean Davis, Gordon Chang and Joseph Connor

January 23rd, 2017

REP. MARIO DIAZ-BALART (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee:

  • The House Bill to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization
  • President Obama's appalling Cuba legacy
  • Fort Lauderdale terrorist attack

SEAN DAVIS, Co-founder of The Federalist:

  • President Trump’s inaugural address
  • Will Trump keep his pledge to eradicate radical Islam?
  • The unhinged American media establishment 

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

  • Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing and the response it garnered in Beijing
  • The PLA’s militarization of islands in the South China Sea
  • Chinese pressure on South Korea to prevent T.H.A.A.D. missile deployment

JOSEPH CONNOR, co-author of The New Founders and contributor at

  • Obama's last minute pardon of FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera
  • Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's plan to honor Oscar Lopez Rivera

With Jim Hanson, Admiral Ace Lyons, Bill Gertz and Michael Cutler

January 20th, 2017

With Jim Hanson, Admiral Ace Lyons, Bill Gertz and Michael Cutler

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Goodbye Barack Obama and the crisis of confidence he caused
  • Trump’s America: a return to founding principles

ADMIRAL ACE LYONS, Former Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the largest single military command in the world:

  • The worst foreign policy failures over the last 8 years
  • How Donald Trump can make America safe again

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age:

  • Will President Trump reform U.S. intelligence agencies
  • Obama’s failed terrorism strategy
  • The need for American information campaigns

MICHAEL CUTLER, Retired Senior Special Agent of the former Immigration and Naturalization Services, Senior Fellow at Californians for Populations Stabilization:

  • What can President Trump do to fix systemic failures in the U.S. immigration system?

With Jim Hanson, Dr. J. Michael Waller, Fred Fleitz and Richard Pollock

January 19th, 2017

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Making America Great Again
  • Being “anti-jihadist” does not make one “anti-muslim”
  • E-Verify as an effective tool to limit illegal immigration
  • Government should ensure equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome

J. MICHAEL WALLER, Editorial Board Member of the NATO Defense Strategic Communications Journal, Senior Writer at the America Media Institute:

  • The history of Russia’s meddling in the U.S.
  • Putin’s actions in Iraq and Syria

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

  • The commutation of Bradley Manning’s sentence and Obama’s disgraceful exit
  • Politicization of the intelligence community
  • Drain the swamp by shutting down the ODNI
  • Realigning the intelligence community’s priorities

RICHARD POLLOCK, Senior Investigative Reporter for the Daily Caller:

  • CNN's report about Rep. Price's ethics violations is fake news
  • Does the MSM have any credibility left?
  • Fraudulent Buzzfeed dossier on Trump

With Jim Hanson, Deroy Murdock and Kurt Schlichter

January 19th, 2017


JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President at the Center for Security Policy: 

  • Obama's pardon of the traitor Bradley Manning
  • Obama's attempts to empty Guantanamo Bay
  • The Left's plan to disrupt the inauguration

DEROY MURDOCK, Contributing Editor at National Review Online:

  • James O’Keefe’s revelations about the Left’s plans for inauguration day
  • The myth that Trump only won the “angry white” vote

KURT SCHLICHTER, Senior Columnist at

  • President Obama’s commutation of Bradley Manning’s sentence
  • Why Manning was not a “whistleblower”


  • Trump’s successes as President-Elect
  • What President Trump should do in his first 100 days in office

With Gordon Chang, Frank Calzon, David Satter and Daniel Horowitz

January 17th, 2017

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

  • Trump's statement that he is not bound by the "One China" policy
  • Difference between the "One China" policy and the "One China" principle
  • China's aggressive military behavior towards Taiwan
  • Xi Jinping's address at the Davos World Economic Forum            

FRANK CALZON, Executive Director of the Center for a Free Cuba:

  • U.S. Intelligence sharing with Cuba
  • Obama’s rewriting of ‘Wet foot Dry Foot’ policy
  • The President’s pardoning of Cuban spies

DAVID SATTER, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, author of The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin:

  • Was the Buzzfeed story as a Russian attempt to create chaos in the U.S.?
  • Characteristics of Moscow influence operations
  • How Putin came to power
  • Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson's answers on Russia during his confirmation hearing 

DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor at Conservative Review

  • What is Rex Tillerson's stance on refugee resettlement?
  • Iran's purchase of Uranium from Russia
  • The Paris Peace Conference and the future of the "Two-State Solution"

With Senator James Inhofe, Caroline Glick, Rep. Scott Perry and Ingrid Carlqvist

January 13th, 2017


SENATOR JAMES INHOFE (R-OK), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Senior Member of the U.S. Armed Services Committee:

  • General Mattis’ confirmation hearing for defense secretary
  • Should we take a hardline against Russia?
  • Rebuilding infrastructure in the next administration

CAROLINE GLICK, Director of the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Israel Security Project, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy:

  • What is in store for Israel at the Paris Peace Conference?
  • Will Obama go as far as recognizing a Palestinian state?
  • Advice for Donald Trump

REP. SCOTT PERRY (PA-4), Member of the House Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Committees:

  • Obama’s willful blindness
  • Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization
  • The President’s shameful abstention from the recent anti-Israel U.N. resolution

INGRID CARLQVIST, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute:

  • The Arab gang rape “Taharrush” phenomenon in Sweden
  • Media’s black out of the migrant sexual assault crisis

With Jim Hanson, Tom Rogan, Meg Opera, and Fred Fleitz

January 12th, 2017

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Trump’s recent press conference
  • The mainstream media’s infatuation with Obama

TOM ROGAN, columnist for National Review, Senior Fellow at the Steamboat Institute:

  • America’s degraded credibility in the Middle East
  • How Trump should confront Putin

MEG OPERA, Senior Contributor at The Federalist:

  • Obama's contribution to the creation of the Islamic State
  • What influence should the U.S. have in a post-Caliphate Iraq and Syria?
  • Partitioning Iraq

FRED FLEITZ, former CIA official, Executive Vice President of Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy:

  • The politicized Intelligence community report on Russian hacking
  • Are the Buzzfeed Trump memos real?
  • Dismantling the DNI

With Jim Hanson, Diana West, Tom Nichols, Rowan Scarborough

January 11th, 2017

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy:

  • The Center for Security Policy wins defamation lawsuit against Ahmed Mohamed
  • Clockboy was merely a pawn in the adults’ lawfare project

DIANA WEST, Author of Death of the Grown Up and American Betrayal:

  • Were the Podesta e-mails released by Wikileaks accurate?
  • The long history of Russian infiltration 

TOM NICHOLS, Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College:

  • Russia and Wikileaks
  • Press coverage of political leaks

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, National Security Reporter at The Washington Times:

  • NCSC report on the global shift in terrorism strategy
  • The difficulty of preventing small cell terrorism
  • Telegram, the app that helps terrorists communicate

With Rep. Rob Wittman, Joseph Humire, Michael Cutler and Michael Bastasch

January 10th, 2017

REP. ROB WITTMAN (VA-1), Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee

  • U.S. Navy’s Force Structure Assessment
  • The need for increased defense spending in the next administration
  • Advice for President Trump on how to deal with China

JOSEPH HUMIRE, Executive Director of the Center for a Secure Free Society, Author of Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America.

  • Venezuela Vice President’s concerning ties
  • What we know about the suspect that shot an American diplomat in Mexico

MICHAEL CUTLER, Senior Fellow at Californians for Population Stabilization:

  • The importance of enforcing immigration laws
  • H.R. 83, Congressman Barletta's (PA-11) bill to defund sanctuary cities.

MICHAEL BASTASCH, Reporter for the Daily Caller:

  • How the U.S. can become energy independent
  • The need to repeal Obama's restrictions on energy development
  • Russia's role in the anti-fracking movement
  • Exxon's presence in the artic

With Gordon Chang, Gregg Roman, Dr. Michael Rubin, and Patrick Dunleavy

January 9th, 2017

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

  • Deterring a potential war with North Korea
  • Political upheaval in South Korea
  • Trump vs. Beijing 

GREGG ROMAN, Director of the Middle East Forum, former political advisor to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel:

  • Florida airport shooter was a “known wolf”
  • Obama’s interference in multiple Israeli elections with U.S. taxpayer dollars
  • John Kerry’s plans for Israel at the Paris Peace Conference

MICHAEL RUBIN, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Author of Dancing with the DevilThe Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes:

  • The death of Ayatollah Rafsanjani, the father of Iran's nuclear program
  • Iran's future after Khamenei 
  • The decline of Turkey under Erdogan

PATRICK DUNLEAVY, Former Deputy Inspector General for the New York State Department of Corrections, Author of The Fertile Soil of Jihad: Terrorism’s Prison Connection

  • Prisons as incubators for jihad 
  • Is it wise to get rid of solitary confinement?
  • Effectiveness of de-radicalization programs