JOHN LEHMAN, Former Secretary of the US Navy and member of the 9/11 Commission:
9/11 Commission's new publication, "Today's Rising Terrorist Threat and
the Danger to the United States: Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of
the 9/11 Commission Report"
- The danger of complacency as the jihadist threat expands
- The United States Navy's current state of readiness
ANDY MCCARTHY, author of "Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment":
- Problems with a changing Western interpretation of the consistent Islamist doctrine
- U.S. Government support for Hamas
- Imprecision with the classification of "civilian" in the Israel/Hamas conflict
- Controversy over the inclusion of Turkey and Qatar—two of the largest state sponsors of terrorism—in the Israel/Hamas talks
JOHN KAPPENMAN, owner of Storm Analysis Consultants:
- Lessons learned from the solar flare that barely missed Earth two years ago
- An assessment of the threat posed by future solar activity
GORDON CHANG, author of "The Coming Collapse of China":
- Recent internal purges within the Chinese Communist Party
- The Second Cold War that Russia and China are waging against the United States
- Increasing threats against American businesses in China
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What will President Obama do in the wake of a unilateral declaration of independence by Pakistan and why is he not stepping forward to say no before the official vote? Author of the book, Underdogma: How America’s Enemies Use Our Love for the Underdog to Trash American Power, Michael Prell joins Secure Freedom Radio to discuss how the Leader of the Freedom World is demonstrating a lack of moral clarity. According to Prell, “Israel needs a friend who will stand up and protect her,” rather than a leader that hides behind the United Nations. Prell believes that the President should absolutely and aggressively support the wishes of the American people. These wishes include the seventy percent of Americans who support Israel and its mission. Supporting these Americans, is “the easiest political call to save your behind, Mr. President,” urges Prell. Furthermore, as the most powerful man in the world, Obama needs to stand with Israel, so that America and the world can stand with him.
Next, Former Secretary of the Navy under the Reagan administration, John Lehman enlightens us on his recent article commemorating 100 years of US Naval Aviation. In this article, Lehman describes the particular culture of the pre-WWI daredevils to the current US Navy. He says that it is this rare culture in the US Navy that allows naval aviators to be cool under pressure and make quick informed decisions during high-risk situations. This culture of “swagger” in the US Navy is currently under attack by groups that want the Navy to conform to stringent guides of political correctness. This was apparent during the Tailhook scandal in which more than 100 aviators were let go after allegations of sexual harassment. Additionally, Lehman talks defense budget. He believes that the US must fix the way we are spending our money. Instead of supporting the bloat of bureaucrats, we should focus more on maintaining our modern naval aviation in order to continue to provide security in international waters.
Shaun Waterman of the Washington Times gives us his insight into the recent intelligence hearings in which the US intelligence agencies were “bullish about our successes against the center of al Qaeda in the Afghanistan and Pakistan border.” However, Waterman states that there still is not a clear-cut US strategy when dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is an offshoot of the al Qaeda ideology. While the US might have successfully combated al Qaeda physically, we have yet to develop a good method in killing the extremist ideology. Waterman also shares with Frank his thoughts about a recent testimony this week by North Korean defectors. He says that the interesting aspect of their testimonies were the extreme methods in which they tried to get anti-Communist messages into North Korea.
Contributing Writer to National Review Online and weekly regular guest at Secure Freedom Radio, Andy McCarthy concludes today’s show discussing the “Arab Spring” movement in the Middle East and their attitude towards US involvement in the region. According to McCarthy, more than 80% of Muslims in the Middle East continue to follow Islamist ideology or hold an al Qaeda attitude in which they want to establish an Islamist state and not a state based on Western liberalism.
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On today's show, former Secretary of the Navy and 9/11 Commission member, John Lehman joins Frank for the full hour of Secure Freedom Radio to discuss the broad view of America's place in the world in terms of security issues that matter to all of us.
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On today's show, Congressman Pete Hoekstra joins Frank to talk about the impact of wikileaks on sources and methods of intelligence and what we should do about Julian Assange and his team. Next, Monica Crowley discusses developments in the U.S. Senate the Constitutional responsibility to advise during the lame duck session. John Lehman follows Crowley with his take on arms control and the START Treaty. Finally, Jim Hanson joins Frank with the latest on wikileaks.
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