Kevin Freeman, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, joins Frank for an in-depth discussion on his new book, "Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack." He begins the discussion by shedding light on an often overlooked danger: economic warfare. He provides an overview of the ways economic warfare is happening now and what it means for US national security. Finally, he shares his eight-step plan for defending the country against this financial terrorism.
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January 17th, 2014 · Comments
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August 8th, 2013 · Comments
KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the American Center for Democracy and Founder of Freeman Global Investment, examines the economic war and what it would mean if Russia and China are successful in demoting the US dollar from the base currency for the Federal Reserve; he also takes a brief look at EMPs and the damage that could be done to the US economy.
HELLE DALE, Senior Fellow in Public Diplomacy at the Heritage Foundation, discusses the War of Ideas, the Obama administration's policy of apologizing for America, and the Tweeter War.
GERALD STEINBERG, of NGO Moniter, gives his opinion on Iran's new president, the non-existent relationship between Israel and Palestine ,and what he feels are underlying anti-Zionist motives from organizations such as the Human Rights Watch.
FRED FLEITZ, of Lignet.com, deeply explores the relationship between the U.S. and Russia in light of the recent snub this week by President Obama towards Russian President Putin and upcoming meetings between the two countries other top leaders.
May 8th, 2013 · Comments
Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Congressman PETER HOEKSTRA, discusses the future stability of Afghanistan, elections in Pakistan, and the fate of the imprisoned Dr. Afridi who assisted the CIA in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
JIM HANSON of BlackFive.net discusses some of the current debates taking place in the U.S. military now, including the appropriateness of soldiers proselytizing to one another and the role of women and homosexuals in combat.
DIANA WEST, author of upcoming book <em>American Betrayal</em>, looks at the growing Islamic threat aimed at the US and the denial Americans live in about the dangerous truth of this threat.
KEVIN FREEMAN, author of "Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the US Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again," discusses how Qataris are buying up the majority of US gas reserves—a little known fact that undermines the "self-sufficiency" that fracking is supposed to bring.
April 26th, 2013 · Comments
United States Congressman LOUIE GOHMERT of Texas discusses the Boston bombing and the decision of when to Mirandize the surviving suspect.
ADAM KREDO of the Washington Free Beacon looks at the DHS's stockpiling of lethal rounds of ammunition, and whether this is simply a result of excessive waste or points to something more sinister.
KEVIN FREEMAN, founder of Freeman Global Investor Council, analyzes the mini "flash crash" that occurred on Wall Street this week, and explains how the incident highlights the wider problem of economic terrorism.
BILL GERTZ, writer for the Washington Times, discusses his article on the alarming shift in China's nuclear policy.
April 1st, 2013 · Comments
With Kevin Freeman, Michael O'Hanlon, Adm. Ace Lyons, Gordon Chang
What can the Cyprus banking crisis tell us about U.S. vulnerability in cyber and economic warfare? Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow KEVIN FREEMAN explains how what we see in Cyprus gives us insight into a piece of the global threat matrix.
MICHAEL O'HANLON of the Brookings Institute and co-author of Bending History, discusses the good, bad, and ugly for a post –U.S. Afghanistan.
Admiral ACE LYONS, former Pacific Fleet Commander, discusses the North Korean and Iranian threats, both nuclear and cyber.
GORDON CHANG of Forbes.com describes in great detail the state of the North Korean regime.
October 22nd, 2012 · Comments
Former CIA Officer and Center for Security Policy Fellow CLARE LOPEZ stops by the show today to talk about the Benghazi attack, Libyan rebels, the Syrian Civil War, and Iran. Are we really funding and arming rebel factions with connections to the Islamist ideology and organizations like Al-Qaeda? Will we really engage in negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program?
ADAM KREDO of the Washington Free Beacon talks to Frank today about “Benghazigate” and the apparent attempt to deny us information about what happened on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. Are we inadvertently giving weapons and support to Libyan rebel groups with connections to radical Islamist groups? Kredo also talks about the Department of Energy and its apparent inability to provide adequate security to critical installations, namely those installations housing our nuclear weapons. Kredo also discusses the sanctions on Iran and their effectiveness.
Was the 2008 economic collapse caused by enemies of the United States? Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow KEVIN FREEMAN stops by the show today to talk to Frank about Economic warfare and financial terrorism. He talks about a 1999 Chinese book by two PLA Colonels entitled “Unrestricted Warfare” and how it may have inspired enemies of the United States to wage economic warfare on us.
How will China play in tonight’s foreign policy debate? GORDON CHANG give a depth of background that can’t be found elsewhere. Another cancellation of Japanese and American joint naval exercises, for example, may signal to China that the U.S. is serious about defending Japanese sovereignty.
August 24th, 2012 · Comments
FRED GRANDY from the Center for Security Policy gives his weekly wrap-up which includes his analysis on the recent green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan.
Heritage Foundation scholar JAMES CARAFANO gives his take on the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and General Allen's theory that the recent attacks had to do with the fasting for Ramadan.
Economic analyst KEVIN FREEMAN analyzes the growing trend in the use of economic warfare; as well as how financial terrorism caused the global economic crisis and what steps need to be taken to avoid a repeat of history
BILL GERTZ of the Washington Times takes us Inside the Ring which includes a story about how the Taliban and other insurgent groups are using the internet and social media to coordinate attacks and pass intelligence.
March 21st, 2012 · Comments
Claudia Rosett analyzes the UNESCO relationship with the United States Government. Rosett take us back to President Reagan’s decision to stop funding UNESCO due to the high corruption inside the organization, and why President Bush decided to support UNESCO in 2003. The U.S decided to withdraw their funding to the organization (22% percent of UNESCO’s core budget) after it voted last October to confer membership to the Palestinian Authority. What are the real reasons for UNESCO to seek United States funding? What would they use this money for?
Mark Thiessen examines the five real risks to the United States if it loses in Afghanistan. The drone war in Pakistan would stop, the Taliban would be free to reconstitute themselves and take control of the Pashtun area in Pakistan, Al-Qaeda will regain its sanctuary, Al-Qaeda and other groups would be embolden to strike against the United States, and finally it would send a sign of weakness to the enemies of the United States, especially Iran. Considering these disadvantages, should the U.S. withdraw from Afghanistan or should they maintain presence in the region?
Kevin Freeman explains the economic war between Iran and the United states over the price of oil and the repercussions this have on the Iranian and American economies. Iran has the third-largest oil reserves in the world and pricing oil in currencies other than dollars is a provocative move aimed at Washington. If Iran switches to non-dollar terms for its oil payments, there could be a new oil price that would be denominated in euros, yens or even the yuan or rupee. Iran already started to talk to India over how they can “trade” oil for rupees.
Even more surprisingly, reports have suggested that India is even considering paying for its oil in gold bullion. However, it is more likely that the country will pay in rupees, a currency that is not freely convertible. The United States needs to find a solution to this economical warfare in order to avoid spending excessive amounts of money in a battle we could have won.
Jim Hanson assesses Vice President Biden’s recent comments about the air strike that killed Osama bin Laden. Vice President Biden at a fundraiser in New Jersey said “ the bin Laden raid was the ‘most Audacious’ plan in 500 years.” Hanson moves on to Afghanistan, and examines the drastic consequences of having to obtain advance notice (warrant) from Afghan judges to carry out night raids. How does this jeopardize the troops? Would this compromise our ability to capture terrorists?
January 17th, 2012 · Comments
Financial expert Kevin Freeman spends an entire hour with Frank to explain the idea of Economic Warfare and Financial Terrorism. Was the 2008 financial collapse a result of economic terrorism? There was an unprecedented loss of wealth as a result of this collapse, $13 trillion in US wealth and $53 trillion in global wealth. Back in the 90s, the Chinese military knew they could not fight America in a conventional battle and therefore resorted to economic warfare in order to negate American might. The collapse was a result of Bear Raids where a weak financial house is the target of an attack, in this case Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. There were some anonymous people who were betting against these financial institutions and ultimately against the market right before the collapse. Was this a planned event? Evidence points to investors in the Middle East as being behind the Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns attacks. Who was responsible and who knew there would be a financial collapse? Kevin Freeman explains the need to deregulate business in order to encourage people to develop their own small business, as well as regulate foreign influence in American markets. There is also no single agency that is tasked with protecting American businesses and markets from financial terrorism. Is America susceptible to another financial attack?