March 11th, 2014
Congressman MARK MEADOWS, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, reacts to news that two of the passengers on a missing Malaysian airliner were using fraudulent passports, and Israel's successful capture of an Iranian ship transporting rockets to militants in the Gaza Strip last week.
MICHAEL ROWAN, columnist and political consultant, examines the failings in Venezuela's recent past that have contributed to the instability it is experiencing today.
ROGER ROBINSON, a former staff member on President Reagan's national security council, lays out a list of recommendations for pressuring Russia into backing off of Ukraine.
Professor of International relations at Boston University ANGELO CODEVILLA analyzes what the role of the US is in world politics and what, if anything, will change after President Obama's term has ended.
March 10th, 2014
Former Undersecretary of Defense DOUGLAS FEITH analyzes the threats to security that Vladimir Putin's Cold War mentality—and goal of reestablishing the Soviet Union—has to peace and security in Europe.
JAVIER EL-HAGE, of the Human Rights Foundation, focuses on what actions the United States could take to help quell the violence in Venezuela and bring about democracy to the country.
Asia expert GORDON CHANG looks at the evidence for a terrorist connection to the missing Malaysian airliner. Chang also reports on China's new claim that it has seized Second Thomas Shoal from the Philippines, and makes the case that China and Russia appear to be egging one another on in their aggression.
Fox News analyst and former marine BILL COWAN explains how Russia is positioning itself to replace the United States as the leading power in the Middle East, and the dangers it poses to Israel and the United States.
March 7th, 2014
Secure Freedom Radio recorded from Radio Row at CPAC 2014 today. PETE HEGSETH, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America; DINESH D'SOUZA, acclaimed author and filmmaker; MICHAEL RUBIN of AEI; and ROSEMARY JENKS of Numbers USA all weigh in on the shrinking role of national security in the conservative movement.
March 6th, 2014
North Korean expert BRUCE BECHTOL is featured for the entire show to
discuss his new book, "North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim
Bechtol compares the state of North Korea under Kim
Jong-un to the reign of the late Kim Jong-il, and analyzes how closely
Jong-un is following the blueprints set by his father. Bechtol also
explains Jong-un's path to power, outlining how, out of five Kim
children, it was he who became ruler.
Later in the show, Bechtol
examines the reasons behind the purging of Jang Song Thaek, and
discusses the resulting split it has caused between North Korea and
China. Bechtol also describes the mass collaboration between the North
Korean government and transnational organized crime, articulating how
regional illicit trafficking markets have acted to benefit the North
Bechtol addresses the impact current international
sanctions are having on the citizens of North Korea and in turn on its
government. Additionally, he outlines how sanctions similar to the 2007
"Banko Delta Asia" ones could further rein in the North Korean
government by bringing down its money laundering operations.
March 5th, 2014
SEBASTIAN GORKA, author of "Fighting the Ideological War," examines how the historical roots of Russia and Ukraine are reflected in their current conflict.
DIANA West, author of "American Betrayal," discuses Switzerland's recent vote capping the number of immigrants from the European Union.
Dr. LUIS FLEISCHMAN, senior adviser to the Menges Hemispheric Security Project and author of "Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era," weighs in on the political underpinnings behind the ongoing protests within Venezuela.
BILL ROGGIO, of the Long War Journal, discusses the characteristics of the Taliban in Pakistan and Syria, and what unique threats they pose to the US.
March 4th, 2014
CAROLINE GLICK, author of the just-released book "The Israeli Solution," addresses the Obama Administration's policy towards Israel, analyzing the two countries' relationship in light of harsh comments recently made by President Obama to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
CHRISTIAN WHITON, author of "Smart Power," gives his insight into what is prompting Vladimir Putin of Russia to likely take military action in Ukraine.
Dr. ZUHDI JASSER, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, details his fight to stop pro-Islamist groups from portraying themselves as the face of American Muslims.
ANDY MCCARTHY, of the National Review Online, delves deeper into how the US government could promote real democracy in the Middle East if it would look outside its friendships with the leaders of extreme radical groups, and if it would stop empowering these radical groups via foreign policy.
March 3rd, 2014
The Heritage Foundation's JIM CARAFANO questions if the failure of the "Russian reset" will prompt the Obama Administration to change course on scaling down the military. He also reports on the overlooked cyberwar Russia is waging against Ukraine, and predicts whether a Russian invasion will stop at the Crimea.
DARIN SELNICK, of Concerned Veterans of America, sheds light on unsettling reports that some Veterans Affairs hospitals have been altering/destroying medical records in order to hide the struggles the VA is facing because of a hollowing out of the military.
Former Israeli Ambassador YORAM ETTINGER analyzes the impact of President Obama's pro-Palestine statements and choice of allies on the relationship between Israel and the United States.
GORDON CHANG, of Forbes.com, provides insight into the Chinese position
on Ukraine and its part in greater Russian-Chinese relations.
February 28th, 2014
Congressman TOM MARINO (PA-10) examines the Obama Administration's decision to weaken restrictions on immigrants who have given support to terrorism as an example of executive overreach.
ROGER NORIEGA, former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, weighs in on the heavy influence narco-trafficking has in Latin America, and reports that Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps is helping support the Maduro government in Venezuela.
GEORGE O'CONOR, founder of Chime Media, describes China's snapping up of water resources across the globe, and its tightening control over worldwide shipping routes.
BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon, provides in-depth analysis regarding the intensified status of politically shaken Ukraine and the recent Russian military exercise near Ukraine's eastern border.
February 27th, 2014
US Ambassador to the UN JOHN BOLTON discusses the present state of
Ukraine and the Russian-Crimean relationship, the ease of economic
sanctions on Iran, and the Administration's continued executive
FRED FLEITZ, of Lignet.com and senior fellow at the
Center for Security Policy, provides his analysis on the Senate
Intelligence Committee's Benghazi report, the overall politicization of
intelligence, and what the news media ultimately overlooked.
YERUSHALMI, co-founder of the American Freedom Law Center, analyzes a
recent ruling on the NYPD's mapping of Muslims in the NY-NJ area in an
effort to target jihadists hiding within the civilian population. He
also examines the implications of a court decision that YouTube must
take down the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims," which was
blamed by the Obama Administration for the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack.
editor of The Long War Journal BILL ROGGIO explains the complicated,
and at times strained, relationships between Iran, Al Qaeda, and the
many Al Qaeda affiliates springing up across the globe.
February 26th, 2014
Special Operations Master Sergeant JIM HANSON reacts to Secretary of
Defense Chuck Hagel's assertion that planned military cuts will mean the
US will no longer necessarily be the dominant fighting force in the
world. Hanson argues that a smaller margin of superiority—or none at
all—means that more American lives will unquestionably be lost in future
conflicts, of which he is sure there will be many.
DAVENPORT, of RWR Advisory Group, outlines the financial repercussions
and uncertainties associated with easing economic sanctions on Iran.
Congressman PETE HOEKSTRA, former chair of the House Committee on
Intelligence, details the increasing international threats that make a
scaling-back of the military ill-advised.
DIANA WEST, author of
"American Betrayal," examines the implications that proposed further
cuts to the US military will have on its naval, air, and space
superiority. Additionally, she sheds light on the recent decision to
parole former United States Army First Lieutenant Michael Behenna.