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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Bruce Bechtol, Michel Gurfinkiel, Bill Roggio

July 25th, 2014 ·

Representative ADAM KINZINGER (IL-16):
  • The need for Hamas to accept Israel's right to exist before a long-term peace agreement can be reached
  • A comparison of Russian aggression to that of pre-WWII Germany
  • Congressional efforts to stop the controversial sale of French amphibious assault ships to Russia
  • Extent of the dangers the electric grid faces from man-made and naturally occurring threats

BRUCE BECHTOL, author of "North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-Un Era":

  • New court ruling that found North Korea has provided material support to Hezbollah's attacks on Israel
  • Whereabouts of a North Korean ship acting suspiciously in the Gulf of Mexico, and the potential implications for US national security
  • The status of inter-state trade relations in East Asia

MICHEL GURFINKIEL, President of Jean Jacques Rousseau Institute:

  • Differences between French and American perspectives on the Israeli-Hamas conflict
  • Anti-Semitic riots in France in response to Israeli strikes on Gaza
  • Immigration's impact on France's demographics

BILL ROGGIO, The Long War Journal:

  • Pros and cons of pursuing a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel
  • Benefits Hamas' public image has received from the media coverage of Israeli air strikes
  • Status update on the Islamic State, and predictions on what is coming next as battle lines in Iraq begin to stabilize
  • Rising Taliban activity in Afghanistan as US military influence declines
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Yoram Ettinger, Bill Roggio, Michael S. Smith II, Fred Fleitz

July 17th, 2014 ·

Former Israeli Ambassador YORAM ETTINGER:

  • Situation report on the conflict between Israel and Hamas
  • Global consequences of not dealing successfully dealing with Hamas
  • Ways in which Israel can make use of the knowledge it gained from past disputes with Hamas

BILL ROGGIO, of The Long War Journal:

  • Exploitation of the U.S. border crisis by enemies of America
  • The conflict in Gaza and how Hamas is fairing
  • Analyzing why Israel is still viewed as a pariah by the international media, despite exercising restraint in its tactical strikes in Gaza
  • Iraqi military's recent surprise defeat in Tikrit at the hands of the Islamic State

MICHAEL S. SMITH II, co-founder of Kronos Advisory:

  • The concept of ba'yat amongst Al Qaeda and other terror groups
  • Growing rift between ISIS and Al Qaeda
  • Similarities in goals and ideologies among terror groups such as ISIS, Hamas, and Al Qaeda

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Have the security implications of Chinese internet giant Alibaba's IPO entry into the US marketplace been sufficiently analyzed?
  • New reports about the NSA's data collection program
  • Approaching July 20th deadline for the Iranian nuclear talks, and the possibility of sanctions if a deal is not made
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Tags: Bill Roggio · Yoram Ettinger · Fred Fleitz

Fred Fleitz, Joshua Muravchik, Bill Roggio

July 10th, 2014 ·

FRED FLEITZ, fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • New documents leaked by Edward Snowden detailing NSA and FBI surveillance practices
  • Misleading claims made by Glen Greenwald about the NSA's spying targets in the American Muslim community
  • The Council on American Islamic Relations' connections to Hamas
JOSHUA MURAVCHIK, author of "Making David Into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel":
  • Influence of the works of Columbia University Professor Edward Said on the international attitude towards the US-Palestinian conflict
  • The current threat Hamas poses to Israel
  • State of the Obama Administration's relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel
  • Material and intellectual trends in the second half of the 20th century that transformed international attitudes towards Israel
  • The role the United Nations has played in legitimizing the demonization of Israel

BILL ROGGIO, editor of the Long War Journal:

  • ISIS and the shifting alliances in Syria and Iraq
  • Internal conflict within Al-Qaeda
  • The Iranian presence in Iraq
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Tags: Bill Roggio · Fred Fleitz

Bill Roggio, Fred Fleitz, Rep. John Carter, Bill Gertz

June 26th, 2014 ·

BILL ROGGIO, managing editor of The Long War Journal:

  • ISIS' ambitions to extend into Jordan and Lebanon
  • The financial strength of ISIS and how state-sponsored terrorism is facilitating sectarian conflict in the Middle East
  • Should the administration rethink its troop withdrawal policy towards Afghanistan, given recent events in Iraq?

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • ISIS' origins
  • Political intelligence failures of the Obama Administration
  • The controversies surrounding the use of drones
  • Next steps in the legal system for Benghazi terror suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah

Congressman JOHN CARTER, of the 31st Congressional District of Texas:

  • President Obama's role in the skyrocketing amount of undocumented immigrants seeking amnesty in the U.S.
  • How the border patrol, police, Texas and the United States are being affected by the surge of illegal immigrants
  • Ideas for what the U.S. should do to handle the influx of illegal immigrants

BILL GERTZ, senior editor of The Washington Free Beacon:

  • China's inclusion in RIMPAC, a large international naval exercise: What message does it send to America's allies in the Pacific?
  • Russia's recent cruise missile tests amid international tensions over the Ukraine situation
  • Implications of a recent successful test of the US missile defense system
  • North Korean outrage over a new film about American journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong Un
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Tags: Bill Roggio · Bill Gertz · Fred Fleitz

Rep. Ron DeSantis, Fred Fleitz, Rosemary Jenks, Bill Roggio

June 6th, 2014 ·

Congressman RON DeSANTIS, Representative for Florida's 6th District:

  • Questioning Susan Rice's assertion that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl served with "honor and distinction"
  • Debate over continuing to provide aid to the Palestinian National Authority in light of the new Fatah-Hamas joint government
  • Arguments for President Obama having acted in violation of the Constitution
FRED FLEITZ, Center for Security Policy:
  • 70th anniversary of D-Day
  • Shifting justifications for why Congress was not briefed before the release of the five Taliban prisoners from Gitmo, and declining confidence in National Security Advisor Susan Rice
  • Is the Bergdahl prisoner exchange an indication of further Guantanamo Bay releases to come?
  • Predictions on whether the $5 million in nonlethal military aid promised to Ukraine will make any difference

ROSEMARY JENKS, Numbers USA:

  • Security consequences of minor aliens illegally immigrating to the U.S. from Central America
  • Critiques of a proposal to grant legalized status to illegal immigrants who serve in the U.S. military
  • Eric Cantor's direct role in the future of a House amnesty bill

BILL ROGGIO, The Long War Journal:

  • What are the implications of Qatar's assistance in negotiating the hostage exchange between the Haqqani Network and the U.S.?
  • Role played by the Islamic State of Iraq in undermining stability in the country
  • Concerning willingness of the Obama administration to deal with terror groups
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Tags: Rosemary Jenks · Bill Roggio · Fred Fleitz

Sebastian Gorka, Fred Fleitz, Bill Roggio, Bill Gertz

May 1st, 2014 ·

SEBASTIAN GORKA, Associate Dean at the National Defense University and Senior Editor at Breitbart.com:

  • An off the record meeting with the Russian Ambassador
  • Putin's way of war and strategic movements
  • The disbandment of the NYPD's special unit charged with monitoring jihadist activity in New York

FRED FLEITZ, senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • The discovery of an email outlining how Susan Rice should present the Benghazi talking points
  • Peace talks between Israel and Palestine being undermined by anti-Semitic tactics of U.S. administration

BILL ROGGIO, Long War Journal:

  • Lack of groups in Syria that could be entrusted with American weapons
  • Smaller rebel groups in Syria end up under the umbrella of Al-Qaeda
  • Keeping American forces in Afghanistan and the chances of Taliban becoming the victor of the war

BILL GERTZ, Washington Free Beacon:

  • The rejection of legal restrictions proposed by Russia on missile defense
  • Open Skies Treaty and the controversial Russian desire to upgrade some of the sensors
  • The news that another top official, General Flynn, in the Obama Administration is stepping down
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Tags: Bill Roggio · Bill Gertz · Sebastian Gorka · Fred Fleitz

Rep. Doug Lamborn, Mark Schneider, Diana West, Bill Roggio

April 17th, 2014 ·

Congressman DOUG LAMBORN, of the 5th district of Colorado:
  • The unanimous passage, in both the House and Senate, of legislation that bars terrorists from acquiring visas into the U.S. as ambassadors
  • What Iran's appointment of a former terrorist says about its new "moderate" president, and what Obama's refusal to yet sign the bill says about his policy towards Iran
  • The continuing assault on religious freedom in the military
  • The importance of mitigating the security vulnerabilities of the nation's electric grid

Dr. MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst for the National Institute for Public Policy:

  • Modernization of the Russian military by Putin's government
  • The treaties Russia is currently violating
  • Concerns about what the massive "Underground Great Wall" implies about China's nuclear capabilities, and China's aggressive weapons modernization program
DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal":
  • Brandeis University's "silencing" of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and the crimes she speaks out against
  • America's disregard of the ties between the Tsarnaev brothers, jihad, and a mosque in Cambridge, MA
  • Is Islam being given special treatment with the new "safe spaces" initiative, or will all houses of worship now be declared surveillance free zones?
BILL ROGGIO, Editor of the Long War Journal:
  •  Russian military activities in Eastern Ukraine
  •  Problems in Syria complicating the mission to find and destroy its chemical weapons
  • Tough policy choices for the US because of a dearth of moderate rebel groups in Syria—what are America's options?
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Tags: Doug Lamborn · Bill Roggio · Diana West

Pete Hoekstra, Roger Noriega, Bill Roggio, Fred Fleitz

March 20th, 2014 ·

Former Congressman PETE HOEKSTRA offers his perspective on the Russian annexation of Crimea, and Senator Dianne Feinstein's allegations against the CIA.

ROGER NORIEGA, former US Ambassador to the Organization of American States, discusses the protests in Venezuela. He argues that the United States is not taking appropriate actions against President Nicolas Maduro in order to curb the rising violence the country is experiencing.

BILL ROGGIO, of the Long War Journal, analyses the jihadist threat against the US and Russia, specifically looking at the Immigrants' Army, a prominent multi-national Jihadist group inside Syria.

FRED FLEITZ, senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, discusses Putin's aggressive stance on Ukraine and a potential for continued geo-strategic expansion. He also addresses how Russian retaliation to U.S./NATO sanctions could affect the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran.
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Tags: Bill Roggio · Roger Noriega · Congressman Pete Hoekstra · Fred Fleitz

Sebastian Gorka, Diana West, Luis Fleischman, Bill Roggio

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.

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Tags: Bill Roggio · Diana West · Sebastian Gorka · Luis Fleischman

Bill Roggio, Fred Fleitz, Matt Lewis, Gordon Chang

January 2nd, 2014 ·

Managing editor of The Long War Journal BILL ROGGIO analyzes whether targeted drone strikes against a rapidly expanding Al Qaeda movement are successful in preventing terrorism. He also explains why the evidence is against the argument that Al Qaeda terrorists were not affiliated with the 9/11/12 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

FRED FLEITZ of Lignet.com, talks about a recent New York Times report that blames fury against a video, rather than a planned terrorist operation, for the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi.

MATT LEWIS, a senior contributor at the Daily Caller, continues the discussion on the NYT report and the evidence surrounding Benghazi. Lewis also predicts whether President Obama will focus more on domestic or foreign policy in 2014, particularly in light of his fondness for discussing income inequality.

GORDON CHANG of Forbes.com and World Affairs Journal discusses the increasing tensions between Japan and South Korea, and argues that there is a great need for the US to build a tripartite alliance with them to counter China.

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Tags: Gordon Chang · Bill Roggio · Fred Fleitz · Matt Lewis