Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is back to one of his favorite pet subjects: bashing America. So says Dr. Ariel Cohen, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and first up in today's edition of Secure Freedom Radio. Cohen, an expert on Eurasia, offers his explanation for Putin’s latest comments referring to America as a “Parasite” on the global economy, as well as what he calls the Obama Administration’s “Reset Regret.” Cohen also discusses the “Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act” in Congress, and why it is making Russia “take its toys and go home.”
A former member of the most premiere military force, Howard Wasdin, co-author of Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper, joins Frank to discuss his new book as well as his expert analysis of the Osama Bin Laden raid. After a U.S. Navy special-operations officer recently claimed the Bin Laden mission was not to kill or capture, Wasdin explains from personal experience the standard procedure for operations of that kind. Judgmental Use of Deadly Force Protocol is used by Seal Team Six, says Wasdin, thereby Bin Laden could have been reaching for a Teddy Bear and been shot for not being completely cooperative. Wasdin also comments on the budget battle, saying, “We have become a nation of entitled people,” and if we’re afraid to cut entitlements we will put our men and women in uniform at risk.
Then, Major General James Adkins, Adjutant General of the Maryland National Guard, updates us on their operations at home and abroad. Maj. Gen. Adkins, who recently returned from visiting guardsmen in Bosnia, Estonia, Iraq and Afghanistan, says, “not since World War II has so much been asked of the guard,” making it ever more crucial for Veterans programs. Since less than one percent of Americans serve in an all volunteer force, Adkins is adamant about offering support for those few via the Job Exchange Program, which helps Veterans find employment after they serve.
Finally, Secure Freedom Radio’s weekly “Boots on the Ground” report comes from former Green Beret Jim Hanson, as he tells what he is hearing from inside the military regarding the defense cuts in the debt ceiling compromise. He also touches upon the “civility” of Vice President Joe Biden’s comments equating the Tea Party to “Terrorists,” which Hanson says devalues our military by comparing our enemies to the “lame political process” of the debt limit debate.