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Mark Helprin

MARK HELPRIN, Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute:

Part 1:

  • Reflections on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, and how American culture has changed since D-Day
  • "They were not the greatest generation. They were a normal generation for America...We are an abnormal generation."
  • The recent decline of the U.S. military's operational capability due to a "hollowing out" of the armed forces

Part 2:

  • What are China's long term geostrategic goals?
  • China’s devotion to the expansion of its military
  • US losing ground in the Pacific

Part 3:

  • Obama administration's release of five jihadist prisoners from Gitmo and how it highlights America's sometimes "submissive" national security policy
  • Would the release of five Taliban officials in exchange for one American POW ever be okay under any circumstances?
  • Fundamental differences in thinking between Islamists and the "West"

Part 4:

  • Obama administration decision to continue aiding the new Palestinian Unity government, which has direct ties to the terrorist organization Hamas
  • Likelihood of Hamas taking control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and predictions for Israel's security in the near future

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Mark Helprin

MARK HELPRIN, of the Wall Street Journal and accomplished author, joins Frank for a one hour special about the issues plaguing the Middle East today and the declining power of the US in the region. Mark starts the hour by analyzing the headline topic of US intervention in Syria as a reaction to the Syrian government using chemical weapons on civilians. 

Throughout the hour, Mark explores a variety of topics including: the situation in Egypt and the continue support by the US for the Muslim Brotherhood; his time in the Israeli military and how Israel is used a tool by Islamic leaders to distract their citizens from the internal problems facing their nations; the current condition of the US military; the threat from China, and much, much more.   

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The Hoover Institute's HENRY NAU criticizes Obama's second inauguration speech for not giving more time to the extremely critical foreign policy issues the U.S. is now facing. As Obama pivots the military to Asia, our weakened force in the Middle East means we are increasingly giving in more to hostile countries like Iran. With the U.S. leaving power vacuums behind when it refuses to take charge in situations, we shouldn't be surprised when China and Russia begin taking our place.

MARK HELPRIN of the Claremont Institute discusses the likelihood of more Benghazis to come under the current administration and the surety of a future Iranian nuclear state.

STEVEN BUCCI, Director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, argues that by more strictly regulating the internet, we'll end up with only fewer liberties and be no safer. Bucci also warns of the growing call to internationalize control of the internet by foreign nations that want their citizens to be kept from certain facts on political or religious grounds.

DIANA WEST, author of The Death of the Grown Up, talks about Hillary Clinton's work as the public face of the Obama administration's outreach to Islamists and Muslim Brotherhood members around the world.

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With Mark Helprin, Bing West, Nonie Darwish, and Gordon Chang

MARK HELPRIN, BING WEST, and NONIE DARWISH all give their perspective on Obama's willingness to not only submit to Shariah, but circumvent the US Constitution in order to comply with this radical Islamic law. They also explain how Obama is forcing the military to comply with Shariah while silencing anyone that tries to speak the truth about America's enemy. Asian analyst GORDON CHANG examines the Chinese military build-up as well as the increasing push into politics on the part of the People's Liberation Army.

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Mark Helprin

With Mark Helprin

MARK HELPRIN from the Claremont Institute delves into his article “A Primer for American Military Intervention,” emphasizing that the United States is currently not doing what it should be with our military around the globe.  He explains that the Obama administration is too timid with our military, which can be seen in how it is slowing down in building up our arms while countries such as Iran, China and Russia are quickly speeding up. We’re taking a business approach to war—but we need to be doing the opposite.

A Primer for American Military Intervention

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· New York Times journalist ERIC SCHMITT talks about the recent elimination of al-Qaeda’s #2, Abu Yahya Al-Libi and what that drone strikes mean for the US intelligence community.

· BILL ROGGIO of The Long War Journal explains how eliminating terrorists is good, but keeping them alive to gather information is much better.

· MARK HELPRIN from the Claremont Institute sheds light on why Americans prefer a drone war, rather then sending in actual troops to possible capture these terrorist leaders.

Iranian cell-phone carrier obtained banned US tech

· Former Special Forces operator JIM HANSON discusses how Obama is taking the easy rode by eliminating “tangos” instead of capturing them because he no longer allows the US to interrogate and gather information.

Obama Administration: Remember when “Top Secret” actually meant something?

Drone strike kills No. 2 Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan

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Mark Helprin

Mark Helprin, writer, novelist and pundit, joins Frank for a full hour to discuss the most pressing national security issues of the day, from terrorism, Afghanistan, Iran, China, to the defense budget. Helprin, former adviser on Defense and Foreign Relations to presidential candidate Robert Dole, describes the current Administration’s view of terrorism as a law enforcement issue: “the people that crashed our planes into our buildings are all dead so the case is closed.” This mentality, coupled with a policy of refusing to name our enemy, is inadequate in fighting the war on terror, he contends. Next, Helprin talks about the difficult situation in Afghanistan and a pattern in recent years of the U.S. destabilizing situations in the Middle East. Helprin also gives his take on the so-called Anti-Terrorism Conference in Iran, and China’s ship building capacity, which he claims will reach naval parity with the U.S. in five years. Finally, Helprin addresses the question of maintaining the defense budget amidst the debt crisis. He maintains that the idea that the economy must be in order before building up our defenses is a fallacy, and that the Republicans risk losing their position as the party of strong national defense if they succumb to this misconception.

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