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Sebastian Gorka, Diana West, James

April 23rd, 2014 · Comments

SEBASTIAN GORKA, Assistant Professor at the National Defense University:

  • Russia covertly increasing tensions in Ukraine
  • Vice President Biden's trip to Ukraine
  • Dispatching American troops to countries near Russia to prevent Putin from further westward expansion
  • Angela Merkel's past

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character":

  • The EU's attempt to collectivize Europe in a fashion lambasted as mirroring the model implemented by the Soviet Union
  • Details on how certain EU members have begun to seek out ways to regain their state-sovereignty
  • American Muslim Brotherhood affiliated groups, notably CAIR, pushing to regard mosques as "surveillance free zones"

Admiral JAMES "ACE" LYONS (US Navy, Ret.), former Commander of the Pacific Fleet:

  • Yesterday's Citizens' Commission on Benghazi event, highlighting the finding that Muammar al-Gaddafi had reached out to the United States regarding his surrender and exile from Libya
  • The subsequent missteps by the Obama administration and notably the Department of State leading up to, during, and after the attack in Benghazi

JIM HANSON, of Blackfive.net:

  • Questions the rationale behind the troop withdrawal in Afghanistan and debates the reasons to keep a military presence in the country
  • Articulates how the United States won the war in Iraq but eventually lost the peace, and fears U.S. policy will soon lead to the same sequence of events in Afghanistan
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Tags: Diana West · Sebastian Gorka · admiral ace lyons · Jim Woolsey

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

April 17th, 2014 · Comments

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

Claudia Rosett, Diana West, Andy McCarthy, Ted Bromund

April 8th, 2014 · Comments

Journalist in Residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies CLAUDIA ROSETT runs through the international responses to Vladimir Putin's invasion of the Crimea. She highlights particularly the UN General Assembly's resolution condemning the invasion, which directly named Russia only once. Rosett also describes the effect the differences between US rhetoric and actions are having on China's military buildup.

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal", examines Marxist sentiments found throughout the US. She argues that these feelings are a legacy of the US's failure to completely win the ideological battle of the Cold War.

ANDY McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor, offers his insight into the possible ramifications of further U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict. He contends that this issue, in addition to the Russian-Ukraine conflict and the Israeli peace talks, comprise the top diplomatic failures of President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.

TED BROMUND, senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation's Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, details the fundamental vagueness of the United Nations when addressing human rights standards in its Arms Trade Treaty. He further explains how this language may preclude future U.S. policies towards Israel and Taiwan.
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Tags: Andy McCarthy · Claudia Rosett · Diana West · Ted Bromund

Pete Hegseth, Diana West, Peter Hitchens, Jim Hanson

March 26th, 2014 · Comments

PETE HEGSETH, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, makes the case for a revision of the military pension system, and offers a veteran's perspective on Putin's aggression in Eastern Europe.

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal," comments on a new Iraqi law that allows girls as young as nine to marry. She also critiques new legal guidelines just released in the UK to assist lawyers in crafting Shariah-compliant wills.

PETER HITCHENS of the U.K.'s Mail Online publication and author of The Rage Against God describes the history and landscape of what has shaped Russia's view of what is rational in international conduct.

JIM HANSON, of Blackfive.net, scrutinizes Putin's expansionism as seen in the Crimea, and argues the importance of a strong U.S.-led and NATO-backed deterring force.
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Sebastian Gorka, Diana West, Luis Fleischman, Bill Roggio

March 5th, 2014 · Comments

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

John Wohlstetter, Peter Pham, Bill Gertz, Diana West

February 21st, 2014 · Comments

JOHN WOHLSTETTER, of the Discovery Institute, sheds light on the motives behind the government crackdown in Ukraine and points towards what he calls "The Cold War, Version 2.0," instigated by Russia's Putin.

J. PETER PHAM, director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center, follows the spread of radical jihadists from one conflict to another in Africa. In particular, he looks at fighters returning from Syria to their countries of origin in North Africa, the fighting in South Sudan, and the possibility that Islamists will intervene in the Central African Republic to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Muslims there.

BILL GERTZ, of the Washington Free Beacon, looks at a report by the Center for Naval Analysis that offers predictions on what will happen in Afghanistan and to the Taliban once all the American troops stationed there depart.

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal," discusses what the "Hillary Papers" say about the politics of the former First Lady and Secretary of State.

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Tags: Bill Gertz · Diana West · John Wholstetter · Peter Pham

Jerry Boykin, Orde Kittrie, Diana West, Christian Whiton

January 22nd, 2014 · Comments

Ret. Lt. Gen. JERRY BOYKIN, former US Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, articulates the shortcomings of a recent Senate report on the Benghazi attack on 9/11/12. Boykin also describes how the growing acceptance of "replacement theory" among Evangelical Christians is being used by anti-Zionists.

ORDE KITTRIE, of Foundation for Defense of Democracies, digs deeper into the meaning of the Iranian Foreign Minister's visit to the grave of Imad Mugniyah, a Hezbollah operative who was responsible for several terrorist attacks around the globe.

DIANA WEST, syndicated columnists and author, discusses the tensions between conservative extremist Islamists and "mainstream" American culture.

CHRISTIAN WHITON, former State Department official and author of "Smart Power," provides his analysis of the influence of Putin's Russia amongst its former satellite states. He also discusses Obama's recent vow to extend privacy rights to foreigners.

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Tags: Diana West · christian whiton · Jerry Boykin

Michael Rubin, Harold Rhode, Christian Whiton, Diana West

October 25th, 2013 · Comments

MICHAEL RUBIN, of AEI, takes a deeper look at President Obama's relationship with Iran and what Iran is up to now.

HAROLD RHODE, of the Gatestone Institute, argues that the United States' posture on terrorism is appearing weak in the Middle East and leaving it vulnerable to exploitation.

CHRISTIAN WHITON, author of the newly released book "Smart Power," explains the unraveling of American power in regions such as Europe, and the damaging effects the National Security Agency (NSA) is having towards American power.

DIANA WEST,  a syndicated columnist and author, talks about the galloping socialism she sees occurring in Washington.

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Seth Jones, Bruce Thornton, Peter Pham, Diana West

October 9th, 2013 · Comments

SETH JONES, Associate Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation, joins guest host DAN BONGINO, to help explain the terror threat from and historical background of the terrorist organization al-Shabaab.

BRUCE THORNTON, a research fellow at the Hoover Institute, talks about the loss of the "warrior" mentality in the U.S.

PETER PHAM, of the Atlantic Council, discusses Somalia and terrorism in Africa in the context of American national security.

DIANA WEST, author of "Death of the Grown Up," delves deeper into the government shutdown and explains why she believes the Obama administration is putting on a show by shutting out veterans from memorials and denying death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers.

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Tags: Uncategorized · Diana West · Peter Pham · Seth Jones · Bruce Thornton

Paul Vallely, Jim Hanson, Diana West, Debbie Lee

September 25th, 2013 · Comments

PAUL VALLELY, a retired U.S. Army Major General, explains his recent trip to Syria and outlines the Syrian opposition forces from a unique first hand perspective.

JIM HANSON, of Blackfive.net, analyzes the structural and security vulnerabilities in the United States in light of the recent Kenyan tragedy.

DIANA WEST, a syndicated columnist and author, addresses her writings about the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), and their dangerous ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Designated Terrorist Organizations.

DEBBIE LEE, of America's Might Warriors, talks with Frank about her work to shed light on the hardships of our country's military and their families, and her quest to honor them for all the sacrifices they make to keep us safe.

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Tags: Uncategorized · Jim Hanson · Diana West