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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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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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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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Joseph F Connor, Russ Ramsland, Bill Gertz, Fred Fleitz

June 13th, 2014 ·

JOSEPH F. CONNOR, co-author of "The New Founders"

  • Does the recent release of five top-level jihadists signal the imminent closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison?
  • The public security crisis associated with the release of 36,000 criminal illegal aliens from incarceration, including some former terrorists
  • Attorney General Eric Holder's role in the release of FALN terrorists and, more recently, the five Taliban leaders

RUSS RAMSLAND, Texas Tea Party leader:

  • Details of the weak "Texas Solution" to immigration that was shot down at the recent Texas GOP Convention
  • Connection between the immigration debate and Erick Cantor's loss
  • Public safety risk being posed by a surge of illegal aliens crossing the US's southern border

BILL GERTZ, of the Washington Free Beacon and the Washington Times:

  • The Justice Department is in talks with representatives of Edward Snowden, who include a lawyer well-known for his history of success in winning spies plea deals
  • Implications of a confirmation that Russia is in material breach of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
  • A show of force incident on Monday in which Russian bombers flew within 50 miles of the US coast
  • Chinese officials are claiming that a visit to a U.S. Carrier has provided them with "valuable military insights"--despite a 1999 law forbidding Chinese officers from visiting certain US power projection capabilities

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

  • Is Chuck Hagel being forced to take the fall for Obama and Susan Rice in the Bergdahl trade controversy?
  • Debating whether a plea deal is acceptable if Edward Snowden can guarantee that leaks of the stolen US documents stop
  • Points of fact on Iraq: ISIS is not "and Syria," but "and the Sham," which represents a "greater Syria." ISIS is a terrorist army, manned by pre-US invasion Iraqi military members

Tags: 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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Tom Marino, Ilan Berman, Dan Coats, Bill Gertz, Fred Fleitz

May 23rd, 2014 ·

Congressman TOM MARINO (PA-10):

  • Steps the US should have taken against Russia and Putin's tsarist ambitions
  • Importance of protecting the US grid technology
  • The internet's potential to be used as a weapon, and the national security implications of turning it over to the international community
  • Arguments for why a strong NATO and an international military squad to defend US interests are needed

ILAN BERMAN, Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council:

  • Russia's soft power
  • Assessing the probability of a change in Russian strategy to gain back some of the post-Soviet satellites
  • The truth behind Iranian President Rouhani's moderate background

Senator DAN COATS:

  • US policy towards Russia
  • American over-dependence on Russia for space travel, and what the consequences could be if Russia does restrict American access to the International Space Station
  • NSA's failure to win the public debate over data collection because of misrepresentations about the program; difficulty in finding a balance between American privacy and intelligence needs
  • Why surrendering the internet to the international community as planned would be a "terrible mistake"
BILL GERTZ, Washington Free Beacon: 
  • New Russian hypersonic nuclear missile system
  • Under estimating China's nuclear arsenal build up
  • Chinese Russian Naval cooperation
  • Chinese cyber warfare capability and U.S. response

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

  • Interpreting the newly passed USA Freedom Act in the House, which reigns in the NSA phone data collection program: how will phone companies be compelled to store the data and respond to NSA requests?
  • Evolution of the USA Freedom Act, and how it is meant to be a compromise between the polarized views on data collection
  • Update on the Iranian nuclear talks: the likelihood that Iran will be allowed to keep a heavy water reactor capable of producing plutonium
  • Chinese cyber-espionage, and the US's treatment of such an act of war as a legal matter
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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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Rosemary Jenks, Roger Noriega, Fred Fleitz, Charles Faddis

April 3rd, 2014 ·

ROSEMARY JENKS, of NumbersUSA, speaks on the comprehensive immigration reform debate within the GOP, as well as the hidden offers of amnesty to illegal aliens in the National Defense Authorization Act.

ROGER NORIEGA, former US Ambassador to the Organization of American States, examines the brutality of the Venezuelan government.  Noriega projects that the Venezuelan military is unlikely to stand up against the government for fear of further dirtying its hands.

Michael Morell, former Acting Director of the CIA, testified before the House Select Committee on Intelligence yesterday on the official Benghazi talking points. FRED FLEITZ, senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, makes the case that Morell personally prompted the politicization of those talking points. CHARLES FADDIS, former director of the CIA’s WMD terrorism unit, questions why evidence suggesting the Benghazi attack was a terror incident was ignored in favor of a “spontaneous mob” narrative.

Tags: Rosemary Jenks · Roger Noriega · Fred Fleitz

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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Fred Fleitz, Ilan Berman, John Bolton, Bill Gertz

March 14th, 2014 ·

FRED FLEITZ, a Center for Security Policy senior fellow, dissects the allegations recently made by Senator Dianne Feinstein that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

ILAN BERMAN, of the American Foreign Policy Council, examines the Ukraine crisis as Vladmir Putin's attempt at reinterpreting Russia's borders, with the ultimate end goal being "to encompass [Ukraine] and erode their sovereignty."

Former US Ambassador to the UN JOHN BOLTON discusses Vladimir Putin's attempts to reestablish hegemony over the territory comprising the former Soviet Union, and argues that he is encouraged by perceived American and European weakness.

Washington Times and Washington Free Beacon columnist BILL GERTZ reports on the Chinese apparently having been successful in copying the American F-35 to create their own stealth fighter, the J-20; the Russian use of cyber warfare in Ukraine; and the US hold on sending military equipment to the Egyptian government. 

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